What is Hair Steaming?
Hair steaming known as 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 breakage. Steaming your hair helps to deeply penetrate of moisture into your hair. Think of it like this, natural hair is like a flower or a tree. If the flower or tree does not receive water, in this case (moisture) in its roots, it will not continue to grow. Steaming involves using moist heat like the greenhouse effect on your hair. Steaming the hair creates a humid environment that is optimal for the absorption of moisture, among other benefits.
1.Enhancing Product Absorption.
If you have low porosity hair strands, hair steaming is a great way to help hydrating products penetrate the strands for 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 even save money because you can use less product to get results.
Our 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 not only moisturizes but protects from heat damage by restoring health and shine. This protein-free conditioner is excellent for softening and silkening your hair from root to tip. Both of these conditioners can be used as a part of your hair steaming treatment for maximum absorption.
Elasticity is the hair strands’ ability to stretch and shrink without breaking or damaging the hair. 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.
Steaming the hair and scalp during your regular regimen help to unclog pores in the scalp, which can hinder hair growth. Hair steaming will allow the toxins from the scalp to be released so that it can be purified. Steaming also 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 as a hair steaming treatment for your scalp especially. This treatment will ensure additional moisture is added before shampooing. Your hair cuticles will be pre-conditioned and ready for the manipulation that comes during 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.
These days, the natural hair community in general throws around the term “hair type” a lot. Everybody’s asking everybody what their hair type is, especially their favorite hair influencers, in an effort to achieve the same amazing results they have gotten with their hair. But there’s a problem. The term, “hair type”, or the action of “hair typing” as we have been using it, refers only to one’s curl pattern.