A Guide to Steaming your Hair at Home
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According to Essence, if you have relaxed or coloured hair, streaming can really help strengthen and grow your hair!
Hair steaming is a great addition to your hair care regime because it really helps hydrate dry hair, it promotes hair growth by stimulating blood flow and opens up the hair follicles, which allows for each strand of hair to get all the benefits of deep conditioning. This is especially beneficial for low porous hair but the best part is, you don’t have to go to the salon for a steam treatment. You can do it at home!
What you will need:
x 1 shower cap or medium sized plastic bag
x 1 large sized plastic bag
x 1 absorbing towel
x MPL Charcoal Conditioner
Below is a step-by-step guide to steaming your hair:
Step 1: Start with freshly washed and detangled hair.
Step 2: Grab your MPL Charcoal Conditioner, apply it generously to your hair.
Step 3: Put on a shower cap (or even a plastic bag) and make sure it covers your whole head. It’s also important to make sure it’s fitted tightly so no air is flowing in and out.
Step 4: Grab a towel and soak it in water.
Step 5: Place the towel in a microwave for 2 - 3 minutes. You need to heat the towel warm enough to steam your hair but not so hot that it burns you. Step 6: Wring your towel (so water isn’t dripping all over you) and wrap it around your head. Step 7: Cover your towel wrapped head with a large plastic bag that is big enough to fit over your towel wrapped head. Step 8: Keep this on for 1 - 2hrs. You can sit under the sun for some added heat.
Step 9: Rinse your hair with cold water. This will seal your hair cuticles and lock in all the nutrients from your conditioner that your steaming treatment has infused into each hair strand.
Give your hair this steaming treatment at least once a month and let us know what results you see!
Happy steaming! Love MPL