Friday, May 14, 2010
I had a customer ask me my opinion on hair steamers today. I had never heard of this, nor was I aware that there was such a product called a " hair steamer". Needless to say I was very interested to learn more about hair steaming.
Here's some information on what a steamer does for your hair.It is basically like a Sauna for your scalp and has many benefits for your scalp and hair including
- Better Circulation in Scalp leading to better hair growth
- Cleanses Scalp, removing dirt and dead skin
- Brings moisture to your Roots and hair shaft
- Leaves your hair soft and smooth
- Great for Dandruff Sufferer's
- Stops Dryness and hair Breakage
- Makes hair stronger and healthier
- Improves Hair Color Treatments
- Can also act as a Facial Steamer
The reason why a hair steamers are so great for hair treatment is that it will improve circulation with the steam and the heat will then open up your follicles and hair shaft cuticles and this allows moisture as well as your hair treatment product to enter the hair shaft.
The steamer is then set on a cooler setting towards the end of the hair treatment and this then closes the cuticles and hair shaft and locks in all that deep hair treatment product. Giving your great long lasting benefit as well as using natural
h20 to bring moisture to your hair and scalp
How long and often should it be used?
This is a very common question and if very specific to the type of hair treatment you are doing and the level of damage your hair has.
Generally people steam there hair no more than 2 times in a week for about 20 to 30 minutes to get the full benefit from it. Some sessions can go over and hour for more damaged hair.
After your hair steamer treatment you hair will feel a little heavier and full of moisture, during this time handle your hair with care , wait till your hair and scalp have cooled down until styling.
Damaged Hair - Increase Temperature Decrease Steam if possible
Chemicals or Color Treatment - Skip cooling step
Have any of you ever tried hair steaming? Please share your stories...