Benefits of Steaming Your Hair At Home
Options for Steaming Your Hair At Home
Dry Hair Steaming
Seeing how I am always on a quest to save (me and you) money and find multiple uses for a product, I came up with the idea of trying to make my tabletop steamer perform much like my Q-Redew.
The Q-Redew steamer is a daily hair steamer that is used after you’ve applied your daily refresher product(s). The warm moist heat generated by the Q-Redew handheld hair steamer opens the hair cuticles to allow product to fully penetrate the hair. With that in mind, I applied product and then sat under my LCL Steamer to see what the end result would be.
Dry Hair Steaming Your Hair at Home
I have low porosity hair, thus I am always hustling to find the next best moisturizing method to quench thirsty strands. As we know, baggying is an awesome method for increasing moisture. To baggy your hair, simply place a plastic processing cap on your hair after applying product. After a few hours, you’ll notice water droplets forming in the plastic cap from the heat generated within the cap. The warmth open up the cuticles of the hair and the water droplets offer added moisture to the hair.
In knowing the moisturizing benefit glycerin offers to the hair, I used a glycerin based product for this experiment. I lightly dampened my hair with water, applied S-Curl and steamed for 30 minutes. The end result was similar to baggying the hair but amplified. My hair was softer and I was able to get better results in 30 minutes with dry hair steaming than 2 hours of baggying my hair.
Other Ways for Dry Hair Steaming Your Hair at Home
If you do not own a hair steamer, simply apply product to your hair and use the How to Steam Your Hair without a Hair Steamer technique. Or, you could also use a hooded dryer. No matter the route you choose, the idea behind this technique is to achieve moisturized hair in under 30 minutes. I’ve since replaced baggying with this method since it’s faster and better.