Hair Steaming treatment is exactly what it sounds like: applying steam to your hair and scalp. “Steaming is using moist heat to open the hair cuticle to allow benefits of treatments, oils, and masks to penetrate deeper into the hair fiber for maximum hydration and moisturization,”
For once, this is a beauty treatment that does exactly what it says quite literally applying steam to your hair. “Steaming hair is pretty much the sister to deep conditioning your hair, I would say. So, they have a lot of the same really good benefits, but with a heated dryer you just have more of that dry heat factor,”.
What does hair steaming involve
“A treatment oil is usually worked into the hair whilst applying steam in order to open the cuticles and allow the nutrients to penetrate more deeply,”. The benefit of the added steam is that it “allows the hair to absorb the maximum amount of moisture,”. Which means that your curls, kinks and coil will be able to bend and stretch without any issues [like breakage].”
“After the steam, we deep clean to remove what has been lifted to the surface. Then we apply a deep nourishing conditioning treatment to seal,”.
What does Hair Steaming do and how can it help our hair?
Alongside helping the moisture to deeply penetrate your hair, “steaming increases softness and can stimulate growth,”. “The moist heat also encourages blood flow to circulate and helps to repair damaged hair,”.
It also provides the scalp with a deep clean – “this can help make styling easier as the hair will move better without product build-up,”. And, as an added bonus, “steaming can calm the scalp from skin irritations and dryness,”.
How long should you steam your hair for?
Depending on the condition of your hair, you may need to leave it on longer. If you’re hair is only slightly thirsty, 10-20 minutes should do the job. If it feels more dry and damaged, leave it for a good 20-30 minutes. “The duration of your steam session is everything,”
The Benefits of Hair Steaming
- Enhanced Product Absorption: If you have low-porosity hair strands, then hair steaming is a great way to help hydrating products penetrate the strands to improve moisture balance. Steaming assists in opening the cuticle layer, which makes it easier to infuse products into the hair.
- Improved Elasticity: Elasticity is the hair strand’s ability to stretch and shrink without breaking or experiencing other kinds of damage.If it seems like your hair is not growing. it could be because it is too brittle.Steam treatments allow the hair to absorb the maximum amount of moisture so that your curls, kinks, and coils will be able to bend and stretch without any issues.
- Improved Scalp Health: Steaming the hair and scalp during your regular regimen can help to unclog pores in the scalp, which can help encourage hair growth. Hair steaming will also allow toxins from the scalp to be released so that it can be purified, and it helps increase the collagen production and blood flow to the scalp. This results in a healthy scalp and healthy hair.
How often do you steam your hair?
If you have dry or damaged hair, consider using a hair steamer every 7 to 10 days. Not only does hair steam add moisture to the hair, but it also improves elasticity. Using a hair steamer more than once a week can actually cause too much moisture, resulting in a weakened hair shaft. Once a week is a great rule to follow for moisture retention hair growth.