I bought a steamer today but as my hair is currently in a weave and not due to be washed or conditioned yet I decided to use my mother as a Guinea pig.
Setting up the steamer was easy. I did expect it to be sterdier but seeing as it is a standalone steamer a lot of sturdiness isn't to be expected. There is a one year warranty for this product. Instructions were easy and very basic there were about 4 pieces to put together and they assembled easily.
|The steamer fully assembled, extra piece is the facial steamer that you replace with the bonnet head.|
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A lot of natural haired sisters steam their hair and this is due to the nature of natural hair which tends to be drier. Steaming is a way to lock in moisture and keep hair from frizzing in humid climates and stay moisturised in dry climates. It definitely enhances curls too. People with chemically treated hair can also look to steaming to help maintain healthy hair and treat damaged hair by using hair repair masks with a steamer to enhance the treatment. I would recommend steaming hair once a week or once every two weeks to see and maintain results.
Below I made a mixture to apply on her hair. here are the tools I used.
|Application brush and mixing pot|
|Vitale hair mayonnaise|
|The finished mix|
I applied the mixture from ends to root. I also recommend using a mixture of aloe vera gel with a couple of drops of rosemary or peppermint oil directly onto the scalp for its own mini treatment.
|Mixture was applied to freshly washed damp hair (towel dried slightly)|
|Under the steamer with the mixture applied.|
|Hair after steam treatment before rinse|
|Hair after rinse with cold water.|
|Hair when dry|
The Aphrodite steamer was £110 from Paks cosmetics, worth the money as going to a salon for a steam treatment will set you back around £25 each time. As I stated before it comes with a one year guarantee. There is a facial attachment which you can use with the O-Zone treatment turned on which emits O3 gas which according to the description is "a powerful bactericide used in aesthetics to remove all impurities found in the dermis, eliminating damaged cells, accelerating the healing of skin, purifying oxygenation of the same."
I will update with more posts about mixtures you can use to steam your hair with.