Do you have dry hair in the cooler months or does your natural hair feel limp and breaking often? If so, you may want to add steam in your natural hair care regimen.
What is Hair Steaming?
Hair steaming is the process of using the warmth of water to open the pores of your scalp and hair follicles allowing in moisture. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, here are three benefits of steaming natural hair.
Types of Hair Steamers for Natural Hair
There are various types of steamers that are available for natural hair. You can use a tabletop steamer like the Huetiful steamer or a handheld steamer like the Q-Redew. The most cost-effective way to steam your natural hair is by simply using the steam from the shower in your bathroom for 10-20 minutes.
What Are the Benefits of Steaming Natural Hair?
Promotes Hair Growth
Hair goals anyone? Hair steaming increases the blood flow and opens pores. Steaming Natural hair also helps clear toxins due to product buildup and increases the flow of the natural oils in your hair, essentially promoting hair growth.
Hair steaming can also help with improving your hair’s elasticity. In other words, when your hair is stretched, it is able to “snap back”. This is especially helpful for transitioners since the line of demarcation is the weakest point of the hair and can break easily.
If you have dry or low porosity hair, using steam can help with moisture retention. When the cuticles are open, it helps hair products like deep conditioners and other treatments penetrate the hair strands.
These are only a few of the many benefits of steaming your natural hair. I’m going to be using the Q-Redew Hair handheld hair steamer in my regimen to help with improvements in detangling, moisture during the cooler months, and overall length retention.