Benefits Of Hair Steaming And How To Steam Your Hair

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Hair steaming simply means using moist heat to hydrate dry, dull hair. It also encourages blood flow to circulate which promotes the growth of your hair.

The steam will lift the hair cuticle, thereby allowing treatments to penetrate deep into the hair shaft.

Steaming also allows moisture to penetrate thereby promoting longer and healthier hair growth.

When your hair is dry, it becomes brittle and then it eventually breaks.

Hair steaming helps increase the natural oils produced in your scalp.

Benefits Of Hair Steaming

  • Hair Steaming promotes hair growth and elasticity
  • Hair Steaming hair breakage
  • Hair Steaming adds moisture and shine
  • Hair Steaming stops dryness and brittleness
  • Hair Steaming cleans the scalp by removing dirt and dead skin
  • Hair steaming promotes circulation, leaves hair soft and improves hair treatments

How To Steam The Hair

Saturate your hair with natural oil and add in few drops of essential oil to it, you can do the hot oil treatment before you steam your hair for a healthy and faster hair growth.

Steaming with hot towel

Soak a towel in water and wring it out so that the water is not dripping.

Place the towel in the microwave for 2 minutes or until it is very warm.

Wrap the warm towel around your head.

Cover your towel wrapped head with a shower cap or plastic bag big enough to hold steam.

Sit under hooded or bonnet dryer. Alternatively, just use your hair dryer for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse off, shampoo and condition as usual.

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Steaming with hot water

Steaming your hair with a hot towel after oiling is very good as it helps hair to absorb the oil. For an at-home hair steam treatment:

Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water.

Squeeze off the excess.

Wrap the warm wet towel around your hair.

Cover a shower cap over it and leave it on for 30mins.