• By Malia
  • April 13, 2015

DIY at Home Steam Treatments to Promote Healthy Hair

DIY at Home Steam Treatments to Promote Healthy Hair

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Steam treatments are an essential component to having healthy tresses. They are beneficial for hydrating your hair, and also circulating blood flow that promotes hair growth.  By using essential oils, the heat from the steam is able to lift your cuticles, and deeply penetrate your scalp providing for elevated moisture retention, an increase in softness of your hair, and improvements in elasticity.

It would be great to steam treat your hair at least once a week, but with climbing prices at your local hair salon, and a lack of time, it may be hard for you to maintain. Well, that is until now!

At home steam treatments are just as effective as getting it done at the salon. In my opinion, it may even be better than getting it done at the salon because it is quick, easy and very cost efficient. Oh, and did I mention you can do it in the privacy of your own?!

For a natural that is on the go, this is the perfect option because you can cook, send off your emails from work, and catch the latest episode of “Scandal,” all the while you are deep conditioning your hair.

Check out the instructions, and our suggested essential oils below:

1. Grab a plastic grocery bag, or a steam cap(can be purchased at Sally’s)

2. Soak your towel in water (Preferably medium in length, so that it will fit under the cap)

3. Place towel in microwave until the temperature of the towel is to your liking (do not exceed 2 min.)

4. Ring out the towel, and wrap it around your head.

5. Secure the towel with a clip, and then tie the grocery bag, place plastic cap, or steam cap on your head.

6. Leave the cap on your head for 30 minutes minimum, or until you reach desired results.

How to Prepare Your Hair:

1. Detangle and separate your hair into four sections, securing it with clips

2. You can apply your favorite conditioner to each section, and also include essential oils in order to enhance your results.

3. Make sure to apply the products from root to tips, and then follow the steps above.


Suggested Essential Oils:

1. Lavender Oil

2. Rosemary Oil

3.Lemon Oil

4. Cedarwood Oil

5. Thyme Oil

6.Jojoba Oil

7.Clary Sage Oil

8. Geranium Oil

Have you ever tried an at home steam treatment? What was your experience like? (Comment Below)

Also check out our recent article on how to promote hair growth.



ITS LIT!! Malia Brown is the creator of UrbanSocial and Natura magazine. She is the former college ambassador for ESSENCE, a Journalist, and an on-air personality. Malia is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she reports on beauty, pop-culture, political affairs, and race relations.

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