The four steps to follow for a healthier look
- Use a shampoo that hydrates-You want your hair to be clean and completely wet before you steam it. Before moving on to the next step, simply wash your hair as you normally would and thoroughly rinse it out.
- Use the treatment of your choice- Duffey says that if you want the hair steaming process to work as well as it can, you should talk to a stylist about which products are best for your hair. This could be anything from a hot oil treatment to a hair mask or deep conditioner, depending on your requirements. In case you were wondering, we use Curls Blueberry Mint Tea Scalp Treatment, Moroccan oil Dry Scalp Treatment, and Miele Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner. Wrap all of your hair around the application and clip it in place.
- Start steaming the hair- Depending on how dry or damaged your hair is, both stylists recommend steaming for 20 to 30 minutes. Consequently, do not exceed 30 minutes. Clark warns against steaming for longer than 30 minutes because doing so can result in over-moisturization or over-exposure to heat, both of which can damage the product.
- Finish with a regular conditioner and rinse the treatment off- Follow your normal routine for the remainder of your wash and steam.
How often you can steam your hair?
Steaming your hair should only be done on occasion. Because your scalp is either exposed to too much heat or too much moisture, overdoing it can actually cause more damage for some people. Having said that, depending on your hair type and texture, both of the stylists with whom we spoke recommend steaming twice a month or once a month.
Who should consider hair streaming?
Steaming your hair is the best treatment for dryness or damage. More specifically, adding steam to your hair care routine can be beneficial for people who have relaxed, color-treated, or low porosity hair because it helps your hair absorb as much of your hydrating products as possible.
Who should avoid steaming?
Before using the service, people who have skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis or scalp conditions like eczema should talk to a dermatologist or other medical professional.