How do hair steamers help your hair?
Winter is great for many things, including clearing your pores, helping to revive tired skin and promoting circulation. However, it’s no secret that the cold weather impacts our hair and not for the better. In fact, the cold and dry air leads to frizz and makes your hair more prone to breakage. There are a variety of different things that can help your hair during the colder months, including using a steamer.
What is a hair steamer and how does it work?
A hair steamer is an appliance that does exactly what it sounds like it would do - it steams your hair! You can even do it yourself at home. This may seem quite daunting, but it’s perfectly safe for your hair. In fact, it’s more beneficial to you than using a hairdryer! Unlike a hairdryer which uses dry heat on your hair, a steamer uses steam. The main difference here is that the hairdryer dries your hair out and the steamer allows your hair to accept added moisture. The moist heat opens up your hair cuticles, letting your conditioner or hair mask penetrate every strand so that the moisture from the product is fully absorbed.
What are the benefits of using a hair steamer?
A steamer can be used on any hair type and texture and there are a lot of benefits to using one. Some of these include aiding dandruff, adding hydration to your hair, increasing the blood flow circulation due to the steamed heat (which leads to hair growth) and helping to heal damaged hair. Why not try one yourself and see how much healthier your hair looks and feels? Even better, you won't need to spend a fortune at the salon!
How often should I steam my hair?
For damaged hair, it is recommended that you steam it every 7-10 days for roughly 20-30 minutes. This weekly treatment allows your hair to really benefit from the added hydration and moisture. However, if your hair is relatively healthy, you should be good to do it every month for around 10-20 minutes.
Over time, you will be able to see the huge impact the steamer has had on your hair. You might even wonder why you didn’t invest in one sooner!