If you haven’t yet heard, hair steamers are the next big thing! However, they can be an investment, costing upwards of €100+. If you’re ballin’ on a tight budget, you can create your own hair steamer at home and still receive the same great hair benefits.
I don’t have a standing hood hair dryer or a hair steamer, but I like to steam my hair when I deep condition it once a week. If my hair is feeling dry and brittle mid-week, I’ll do a quick 20-minute steam treatment with a cream moisturizer or conditioner while I shower and get ready.
Steam treatments can stop split ends and repair damaged hair. Steaming your hair will also allow your hair conditioner to penetrate deeper into your hair strands, strengthening and adding more moisture to it.
What You’ll Need:
- Plastic shower cap
- Hand towel (large enough to cover your head) or turban towel
- Large plastic bag to wrap around your hand towel
- Bath towel (optional – I wrap this around my head at the end)
1. Make sure your hair is thoroughly washed. Apply your favorite deep conditioner and cover it with your shower cap.
2. Wet your hand towel and place it into the microwave for 1½ – 2 minutes. You want the hand towel to be warm, but not scalding hot.
3. Wrap the warm hand towel around your shower cap.
4. Cover the hand towel with your large plastic bag. This creates a warm environment for your deep conditioner to penetrate further into your hair. I also wrap my bath towel around the large plastic bag. This helps to absorb any liquid that may drip out from under the shower cap or plastic bag.
5. Steam your hair for at least 30 minutes. If you can steam your hair longer, then go for it!
6. Rinse out your deep conditioner with the coolest water setting you can withstand. The cool water closes your hair cuticles which reduces frizz and adds luster and sheen to your hair. I also recommend rinsing your hair with a homemade ACV rinse.
Have you tried steaming your hair before? If not, give this a try and let me know how you enjoyed it in the comments section below.