Wash Day - Hair Steaming Experience

Sunday, August 12, 2012



I must admit, I haven't been steaming my hair as much as I use to and this past Thursday (Wash day) I got right back into routine. I went under my steamer (on dry hair) with my Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner mixed with my favourite 3 Penetrating Oils (3PO) i.e. Coconut oil, Avocado oil and Extra Virgin Olive oil. I put Tropic Isle Red Pimento Oil in my scalp before I applied the deep conditioner mix, just so that I can get a scalp treatment at the same time. I was under the steamer for a total of 30mins. Before I co-washed, my hair was extremely moist and buttery soft as if it completely drank up all the conditioner and oils. Best feeling ever!


I proceeded to cowash out my deep conditioner with Aussie Moist, then detangled. My hair felt like a dream!! My hair definitely thanked me. Even 3 days later (as I'm typing this), my hair still feels extremely soft and hydrated. I can't stop touching it. I guess I didn't realize how much my hair missed steaming. It's a "MUST HAVE" product for all hair types (especially dry thirsty hair types) on a hair journey. Just had to share my experience! :)

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18 comments

  1. Agreed, I'm still in awe out how much of a difference steaming makes!

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  2. Hey, how did you dry your hair, for this wash day?

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  3. I agree! Steaming is the best! I am just confused how many times can I do it in a day?....I either choose to use it for my pre-poo or my deep condition.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Its been a minute since I have done a dc on dry hair. I'm definitely doing it my next wash day. I don't have a steamer so I wrap a hot damp towel around my hair and cover with a plastic cap. Works great! Have a blessed week! :o)

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  5. Only you can look cute while steaming your hair. You are right I bought that heautiful steamer and I need to be using it. I should steam more often it is been almost a year now and thatis ridiculous.

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  6. i havent able to find a steamer in my country :( but i read about towel steaming and i do love the results my conditoner does penetrate better...

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  7. Which steamer do you have? I want one soooooooooo bad!

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  8. Are you still using the same steamer from your youtube video?

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  9. @EbonyCPrincess - Doesn't it?! Oh I love it!!

    @Anonymous - I applied my leave-in conditioner and I air dried my hair, then I moisturized.

    @classib - Prepoo or deep condition is perfect for steaming. I would say that its best to steam biweekly or once a month. Not several times a day. HTH.

    @CBCLady - Yes that's a great alternative. Thanks for sharing hun!

    @Noveechops- LOL Thanks hun! Don't wait any longer. Girl, pull out the steamer and use it!!! Your hair will love you.

    @Lissa - The hot towel technique works great for many. I'm happy to hear that you've received great results with that method.

    @Amija - Sorry hun, I'm not sure the brand or where it's from. It was a birthday present. I'm sure you can find one online i.e. amazon etc.

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  10. @HoneeTheBee- Yes ma'am :) same steamer!

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  11. I saw in a video where you apply conditioner and then braid your hair. Do you do that when you steam? Is it effective? I look around online and I see people leave their hair open and steam. Ordering my steamer Friday!

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  12. is the results of deep conditioning under a steamer different from using a hooded or bonnet dryer?

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  13. @ Aunaturel - Yes I do leave my hair open when I steam. No need for a plastic cap. Yes I do section my hair and twist it so that every strand is coated with conditioner.

    @ Anonymous - I would say yes. It's much more moisturizing and the conditioner absorbs much better with a steamer since its using moist heat to aid the conditioner in penetrating the strands.

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  14. Hi Sunshyne,
    I have a jar of raw Shea Butter and I has wonder how I could use I in my hair

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    1. Hi Shaunice. I say melt the Shea butter and use it as a prepoo before you shampoo or add a couple teaspoons in your deep conditioner.

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  15. Hi. Ok maybe I'm just being unrealistic but after all the ho ahh!! I heard abt this DC I purchased it.
    Used it for the 1st time today and I was left thinking is that it??

    But after seeing that ur hair felt like a dream I'm heer feeling very jealous indeed lol
    I will try it again but this time adding my oils to it too

    You DC on dry hair, right?

    Pls reply

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  16. Yes dry hair indeed. Add the oils in too. I find the conditioner penetrates better. Try clarifying first and see if that helps

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  17. Does anyone know the shelf life for raw shea butter; I've had some for about a year and didn't really know what to do with it and if using it on my hair helps I would like to use it up. Thanks

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