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Dianne Austin
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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
Dianne Austin
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Why I Love Hair Steaming My Naturally Kinky Hair

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I’ve always loved the benefits of a deep conditioning treatment and we all know the benefits by now. Deep conditioning eliminates dryness and maximizes moisture retention, which is the key to minimizing damaged hair.

When I relaxed my hair, I was able to maintain its health and preferred length by weekly deep conditioning treatments; usually under a hooded dryer on medium heat.

About one year ago, I discovered hair steaming and I haven’t looked back. Hair steaming is a process where you basically apply steam to freshly washed and conditioned hair, (leaving the conditioner on the hair during the process). Steam conditioning your hair is like deep conditioning on steroids.

How Hair Steaming Works

The steam swells the hair cuticle; lifting up the cuticle layer and allowing not only the moisture from the steam into the hair shaft where it is needed the most, but the conditioning product that you are using on your hair.

Unlike a deep conditioning treatment using a traditional hair dryer, you will not need to wear a plastic cap while steaming since it is important to get the moisturizing benefits of the water from the steam into the hair shaft. After steaming, you rinse out the conditioner as usual.  Using a cool water rinse helps smooth the cuticle and seal in all of the wonderful water and conditioning ingredients.

More Benefits Of Steaming
  • Quickly eliminates dry hair due to its unparalleled moisture infusion.
  • Effectively helps to unclog a dry and flaky scalp
  • Your hair will not only look moisturized and healthy but feel moisturized – because it is – from the inside out.
Steamer Types and Prices*

There are all types of hair steamers ranging from table top steamers to floor model hair steamers.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a good steamer; just be sure to read the specifications to make sure that it is the right type for your needs.

You can check out steamers here or go to your local beauty supply store, which may also carry a variety of brands.

*NHCN will receive a small affiliate commission should you purchase a steamer through these links.

Author: Dianne

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