by Michelle Thames of HappilyEverNatural.com

This past weekend I got my hair blown out because
it was time for a trim. I have not had my hair professionally
straightened and trimmed since November of last year! I know that’s
shocking to some, LOL! My birthday is Friday and I wanted to let my hair
down!

Read On!>>

I visited The Chicago Curl Collective, and Daria laid
her hands on my hair. I have A LOT of hair! When it comes to
straightening it, that is one job I do not tackle on my own. Daria and I
began to talk about the benefits of steaming your natural hair, and why
you should add this step with your deep conditioning to your regimen at
least once a month. I learned some valuable information about steaming
that I wanted to share. I think it is very beneficial and can help your
hair in many ways. I am all about having not only bomb twist-outs
(lol), but overall health hair.

Steaming your hair helps to replenish what may be sucked out during
our every day routines. Steaming also helps aid in greater moisture
retention, which is very important. Steaming allows for deeper
penetration into the cortex of the hair strand and you’ll see an overall
improvement in pliability and elasticity of the hair strands (ability to
manipulate and stretch the hair strands without them snapping off and
breaking) as well as an increase in hydration.

When rinsing the conditioner from your hair you will want to make
your water as cool or as cold as you can stand it! This is a step that I
fail to complete sometimes, but it is very important! Doing this after
steaming helps close the cuticle layers back down and seals everything
in.

BOOM! The greatest benefit is that steaming is 5x’s more
effective in restoring moisture to dehydrated hair than conditioner only
or even conditioner and sitting under a hooded dryer. And that ladies,
is awesome sauce!

I have a handheld steamer that I LOVE (Q-Redew), I am also looking
into purchasing a standing steamer like the ones used in professional
salons. I just love the way my hair feels when I steam! Rejuvenated and
ready to conquer the world!



Do you use a steamer? Do you think it helps your hair in any way? Thoughts?