What is hair steaming and how does it benefit the hair? Let’s find out

Written by Urvi ShahJan 11, 2022

Bored of flaunting dry, dehydrated tresses? Ready to treat your hair to an invigorating experience? Forgo the salon, and rejuvenate your tresses through hair steaming. An amazing technique that revives your lifeless technique and restores its lost moisture. Here’s everything you need to know about hair steaming.

How do you steam your hair with a towel?

Also referred to as hot towel therapy, this technique involves drenching your tresses as well as your scalp in a blend of natural oils and wrapping a steaming wet towel around your head like a turban. It’s quite simple to do at home.

In a bowl, add equal amounts of castor, coconut, corn, and olive oil, and mix the formulas to create the concoction. Heat the oil, and let them cool completely before massaging them into your scalp as well as your hair in circular motions. Leave it on for a minimum of two hours or keep it on overnight. Once you’re through with this step, soak a towel in a bucket of steaming water, wring the excess water out of it, and wrap the towel around your head like a turban. Unwrap the towel after about twenty minutes, and rinse your hair with a mild shampoo like the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Coconut Water & Mimosa Volume Shampoo. This baddie-free, clean beauty shampoo contains natural coconut water to hydrate your tresses and Moroccan Mimosa flowers that lend a revitalising scent to your hair.

Is hair steaming beneficial at all?

This technique nourishes, moisturises, and conditions your hair thoroughly. The oils penetrate the roots of each strand and make them stronger, healthier, and longer. This therapy enables deeper penetration of products you’ve applied to your hair by opening up the cuticle as well, and it unclogs pores on the scalp. This facilitates the improved circulation of blood and stimulates the production of collagen, apart from maintaining the health of your scalp. It increases the elasticity of your strands as it allows for more absorption of moisture, and improves your hair’s ability to retain this moisture, which makes it less susceptible to breakage or damage caused by styling. It’s said that this technique prevents loss of hair, and rewards you with lustrous, glossy tresses. Better than spending on an expensive treatment at the salon, no?