How Make Your Own Hair Steamer

Steaming natural hair is a great way to moisturize your coils, preventing breakage that is created by dry, brittle hair strands. Steaming hair while wearing a conditioner allows the conditioner to penetrate your hair cuticles creating soft, nourished hair. You do not have to purchase an expensive hair steamer to get the benefits of steaming. Making your own hair steamer can be as simple as using a plastic shower cap and a hot towel.

Benefits of Hair Steaming
  • Balances moisture content in hair
  • Allows your coils, curls to clump naturally
  • Allows hair to be flat ironed easier
  • Helps in preventing dandruff
  • Promotes hair growth
Follow these steps to create your own hair steamer!

Creating Your Own Hair Steamer

Supplies You Will Need:
  • 2 plastic shower caps
  • 1 towel
  • Saran Wrap
  • Tea kettle or pot (to boil water)
  • Bowl
  • Dishwasher gloves

Preparation: On freshly washed hair, apply your conditioner/deep conditioner. Place a plastic shower cap over your head. Wrap 2-3 sheets of saran wrap over your shower cap. The plastic should stick to itself. Move onto to Step 1.

Step 1: Boil 2 cups of water in a tea kettle or pot on your stove. Remove from heat and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2: Slowly pour water into a ceramic bowl, being careful not to splash the water.

*Always be cautious when handling hot water

Step 3: Put on your dishwasher gloves. These will protect your hands from the heat. Dip your towel into the bowl of water and ring out. Open towel up and let cool for 1 minute.

Step 4: Place medium-warm towel on your head flat so that it covers entire head. Next, take your second plastic cap and place it over the towel.

Keep your hair steamer on your head for 30 min – 1 hour. Remove and rinse conditioner from hair with cool water. *Make sure the water is very cool; this allows your hair cuticles to close with the moisture locked in. Your hair should be soft and moisturized.

How to Create Your Own Hair Steamer: Video Tutorial

Watch this video by AkiyiaKelly for step by step pictures. Skip to 2:12.

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Have you steamed your hair before? What were your results?

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