There is a lot of buzz about hair steaming in the curly hair care world and many hair salons offer the service. Have you ever wonder what all the fuss is about and if you even need to steam YOUR hair? Let's talk about some benefits of hair steaming.
Steam Adds Moisture
True moisture is water itself. You might recall learning in school that water can take many forms, one of which is steam. So steam = water = moisture! Steaming can be added to your hair care routine to give your hair just the right amount of moisture and hydration without completely re-wetting it. This can make life easier for you when you might need to re-style your hair but don't want or have time to wash or re-wet your hair. This also makes for quicker drying time so you can get on with life and get out the door!
Steam Aids in Moisture Absorption
Many curly girls steam while deep conditioning. Doing this gives amazing results because the warm steam opens up the hair cuticle allowing your product to penetrate the hair shaft so you really get the full benefits. You'll be left with soft, moisturized hair. This process is especially great for those who may have low porosity hair aka hair that has a hard time receiving moisture. Even if you don't have "lo-po" hair, it's a great routine to develop for the colder months when there is less moisture in the air that can cause hair to be super dry.
Steaming Promotes Hair Growth
While steaming will not exactly make your hair grow, the process can help you hair reach its full potential. When targeting the scalp, the moist heat will encourage blood flow at the source of healthy hair growth. Paired with your favorite essential oil mixes, you can give yourself a relaxing steam treatment to help improve that blood circulation in the scalp.