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Hair Steamer Hair Treatment - How to use Hair Steamer - Healthy Scalp and Hair
Hair Steamer the ultimate Hair Treatment
Started this hub because I ended up buying a nice little home hair steamer and have been using it for the past couple of months.
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
Hair Steamer - Hair Treatment and How it works
Hair steamer's are becoming more and more popular and they definitely get people talking with the nice cloud of steam hovering above the steamer.
They are more widely used for deep hair treatments such as scalp cleansing, protein moisturizing, color treatments and many other treatments to give us healthier and happy hair and scalp.
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
Conditioning Thick Hair - Extend Steam Time
Hair Steamer USE Guide
Some examples of times for different hair types, these times are very short they can just be extended just times it by 3 or 4
For all Hair Types - Moderate Mist and Temperature , 8 minutes warm and 2 minutes cool down
Hair Products that Absorb Slowly - Low Mist and Moderate Temperature , 10 minutes warm and 2 minutes cool down
Hair Steamer USER Guide
Hair Steamer USE Guide
It is recommended that
you use distilled water, as it contains less particles, chlorine and
all that and will give your hair steamer longer operation and life.
Water that has been run through a purifier can be used.
Depending on type of steamer it may be necessary to empty water collection every 20 - 30 minutes or less.
Never turn the steamer on without water in the water compartment.
Components of Steamer
- Height Adjustment
- Drain Tank & Water Tank
- Keypad for time selction or ON/OFF button
- Top Hood and Hood Cover
- Neck Rest
Steam with a Steam Cap or Without
There is quite a big discussion going on about this topic and its basically the debate about whether or not you should wear and steam cap when sitting under the hair steamer.
I have talked to many hairdressers and the general concensus is that when you sit under a hair steamer with a cap on it makes it almost impossible for the steam to penetrate your scalp and bring any benefits.
Heating the outside of the cap up will do nothing it may heat up but will take much longer, Some people may use steam caps when using a cheap hair steamer if there steamer is unable to provide a temperature controlled release of steam.
The best option is definitely using the hair steamer without the steam cap so the steam can penetrate your scalp and bring moisture straight to the roots and hair shaft.
Hair Steamer - Hair Treatment
A popular and affordable hair treatment is to use a natural oil such as coconut or soybean oil to bring moisture to your scalp. The oil is a very good way to lift up dead skin and leave your scalp and hair cleansed.
You make use of your protein conditioner by wetting your hair using your conditioner then sitting under the steamer for 10 - 15 minutes to really give your scalp and hair all the nutrients it needs.
Hair Steamer for Dandruff Sufferer's
A Hair steamer can be a great weapon against dandruff and apart from general health benefits it brings to your hair and scalp. It will help to remove dead skin and fungus build up which will lead to a cleaner and itch free scalp.
Many people have cured there dandruff with weekly hair treatments with there steamer and its probably the most natural thing you can do for your scalp. Using natural h20 water:)
Steamer's too expensive
If you find steamer's are too expensive the regular hot towel method or steam from a hot shower will work just as well:).
Enjoy your shiny new locks :)