Hair steaming was all the rage in the BHM hair forums, ladies swore it was their holy grail item literally calling it the “best thing that’s happened to their hair”. I was a bit skeptical because I know how these trends come and go – everybody raves about an item, tons of reviews pop up around the net and 9-10 months later nobody seems to be talking about it. I kind’ve figured it to be one of those. I mean, if it were that great why weren’t more salons equipped with hair steamers? Why wasn’t it being talked about by professionals in major hair publications like Hype Hair and Sophisticate’s Black Hair? Well, as you have probably realized by now, BHM is usually at the forefront of the latest hair happenings and it takes a while for print magazines to catch up!
Originally I had a hair steamer by Huetiful and it worked beautifully…for about five months. Then I noticed that the steam was no longer reaching my hair but escaping out of the back of the unit. I was so bummed because I had definitely noticed an improvement in my hair’s softness and moisture. I definitely intend to purchase another unit.
First, let me attempt to explain the difference steaming made in my hair. I use my hair steamer primarily to deep condition with a water based moisture conditioner. When I steam as opposed to using my electric heating cap or hooded dryer to deep condition, my hair feels smoother, softer and silkier immediately upon rinsing the conditioner. I also notice that I do not have to moisturize and seal my strands as often during the week between wash days because my hair seems to retain moisture better. Overall, it is difficult to put into words but the bottom line is, I loved my hair steamer. I would definitely recommend owning one for your regular conditioning sessions or at least frequenting a salon that can provide steam treatments with your regular styling services. Hair steamers really are not that expensive, you can purchase the Secura hair steamer which doubles as a face steamer for about $80 and trust me, it is well worth the investment.