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November 09, 2017 3 min read

 

Does your hair seem to lack moisture or have difficulty absorbing product? Sometimes our natural hair and scalp need a little extra love. Hair steaming is a simple way to remedy these issues. If you want to learn how to have healthy hair, steaming may be your answer. My hair stylist has incorporated steam treatment for hair into my maintenance routine, and I can tell the difference in how my hair feels and looks after a steam treatment. While many salons offer steaming services, hair steaming is something you can also DIY. There are hair steamers on the market that operate similarly to a hooded dryer, as well as hand-held steamers for those who'd like to steam at home. So, how to steam hair like a pro? We’ve got you covered. This article is going to discuss the benefits of steam treatment for hair and explain how to do the process at home.

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What is Hair Steaming?

Hair steaming is the process of using moist heat to help open up the hair follicles and pores on your scalp to allow better absorption of moisture. Our hair is always being exposed to the natural elements, and it often leads to dry and brittle hair, which can increase hair breakage. Steaming your hair helps moisture to deeply penetrate each hair follicle.

Think of your natural hairlike a flower or a tree. If the flower or tree does not receive water - in this case moisture - to its roots, then it will not continue to grow. Steaming uses moist heat to create a kind of greenhouse effect on your hair. Steaming the hair creates a humid environment that is optimal for the absorption of moisture, and it comes with a number of other benefits.

The Benefits of Hair Streaming

1. 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. This helps you get the most out of your conditioning and deep conditioning treatments, and it can even help you save money, because you can use less of a product to get results. Mielle has a number of natural hair products to get you started.

Mielle's Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner infuses hair with protein and moisture to restore dry and damaged hair. This deep penetrating conditioner is made with complex amino acids from wheat, soy, and other natural ingredients that help restore moisture to damaged and dry hair.

Our Mongongo Oil Protein-Free Hydrating Conditioner can also be a boost to your hair care routine. Not only does it moisturize your hair, but it also protects it from heat damage by restoring health and shine. This protein-free conditioner is excellent for softening and silkening your hair from root to tip, and both of these conditioners can be used as a part of your hair-steaming treatment for maximum absorption.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Our Mongongo Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment is great to use during a hair-steaming treatment, especially for your scalp. This hair treatment will ensure moisture is added before shampooing. Your hair cuticles will be pre-conditioned and ready for the manipulation that comes with wash day.

The results of hair-steaming treatments are very beneficial for the overall strength and health of the hair. Whether you choose to visit a salon for steam treatment services or DIY at home, consider adding this step to your hair care regimen.

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.

 

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