Has your hair been dry, limp or is it breaking often? If so, you may want to add hair steaming in your natural hair regimen. Steam therapy is the process of using the warmth of water to open the pores of your scalp and hair follicles allowing in moisture. You can use a tabletop steamer, a handheld steamer like the Q-Redew or use the steam from the shower in your bathroom for 10-20 minutes. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, here are three benefits of steaming natural hair.
Steaming Natural Hair Promotes Hair Growth
Hair goals anyone? Steaming natural hair increases blood flow and opens pores. This helps with clearing toxins due to product buildup and increases the flow of the natural oils in your hair, essentially promoting hair growth.
Steaming Natural Hair Improves Elasticity
Steaming natural hair can also help with improving your hair’s elasticity. In other words, when your hair is stretched, it is able to “snap back”. This is especially helpful for transitioners since the line of demarcation is the weakest point of the hair and can break easily.
Steaming Natural Hair Increases Porosity
If you have low porosity hair, steaming can help with moisture retention. When the cuticles are open, it helps deep conditioners and hair treatments penetrate the hair strands.
These are only a few of the many benefits of steaming natural hair. I’m going to be using the Q-Redew Hair steamer in my regimen to help with improvements in detangling and moisture retention.
Have you tried steaming in your natural hair regimen?