Steaming Your Hair: When you steam your hair you are creating a humid environment that is just right for moisturizing as opposed to the natural dry air all around us. (especially in the winter time) Steaming helps to replenish what may be sucked out during our every day routines. Steaming doesn’t have to be too time consuming or done every day, but you will start to see many differences and benefits in your hair if you decide to take the extra step.

Increases Moisture Retention moisture retention is a major deal. Retaining moisture is crucial to accomplishing amazing styles such as twist outs, bantu knot outs, roller sets…etc. Why is this? Because when your hair has moisture you are able to obtain and KEEP definition. So instead of a giant puff of frizz and fuzz you will be able to keep up that day 2, 3, 4, 5 day hair!

Enhanced curls If you are looking for loads of definition, the increase in moisture retention will also help to reshape and boost your curls. It will not change your hair texture (if done for the correct amount of time- no more than thirty minutes) but it will make your hair look different/better.

Strengthening hair Steaming your hair helps create stronger strands which are more “elastic” The elasticity of your hair will help you keep an eye on the health of your hair. What this means is do your curls snap back to their original state after they are stretched. Steaming provides the moisture needed to keep your in a strong elastic state. This is key for those who are struggling in their transition (as we all do) because it may be difficult to calculate your elasticity when the line of demarcation is weak. Building strength in your hair will help in styling and length retention as well.

Opens the cuticle of the hair This may be the best and most important part of steaming. Because you can steam for different purposes you will be able to lift/open the cuticle for varies reasons as well. The steamer allows for all the “good stuff” of a hair product to get in your cuticle before it is rinsed off.

Easier stretching/manageability steaming can be used for various purposes. A steamer makes your hair more manageable and easier to detanlge. With that step becoming easier stretching your hair becomes a breeze as well, therefore cutting down on styling/detangling time during your wash days or styling moments.

Promotes Growth Say what?!? Well don’t jump the gun… the reason steaming your natural hair promotes hair growth is because it moisturizes the scalp which is the canvas for healthy hair growth. A steamer will help to increase the flow of natural oils on your scalp while providing a moisturized atmosphere for your hair/scalp to flourish. Adding this into your natural hair regimen will help you head in the right direction in your natural hair journey.


Deep Conditioning the hair provides a preventative measure to ensure that there is as little damage to the hair as possible through the style.

Using a deep conditioner on a regular basis can help add “life” to your hair.

You hair’s elasticity, moisture, color, and overall health will improve because of the emollients and other moisturizing ingredients in the conditioner.

Other ingredients in the conditioner will help fill holes of damage that lead to poor porosity.

The great thing about using a deep hair conditioner is that it gets the chance to be as effective as possible by being left on the hair longer and hopefully allowing heat to help it penetrate better.

Deep conditioning for 15-30 and using heat will definitely help with the healthiness of your hair.