Saturday, September 26, 2009


So you’ve started to really take care of your hair and it’s thriving. You’ve bought all the things you think are necessary to keep your locks looking at their best

You certainly don’t want to become a product junkie buying every hair tool you can find only to use it once then realize that it’s not absolutely necessary. A steamer is not absolutely necessary if you already own a hooded or bonnet dryer.

The idea of the steamer is to infuse moisture into the hair with the aid of heat. The steam method is especially ideal if your hair is in need of extra moisture or you have a treatment in your hair that requires a steamer. Great results can be achieved just as easily with a couple of handy household items and if you already own a hooded dryer, a steam treatment is well within your reach without breaking the bank!

What you will need:

2 face cloths

A bowl full of hot water (not boiling)

2 plastic caps or plastic bags

A hooded/bonnet dryer
Prepare your hair first by washing and applying the conditioner or hair treatment. Soak both face cloths in the hot water. Wring some of the water out of the first face cloth. The cloth should be wet but not soaking. Place the cloth over your hair and immediately cover with one of the plastic caps/plastic bags. Wring the second face cloth and apply this over the plastic bag already on your head and immediately apply the plastic bag/cap. Ensure that the last plastic bag is tied securely around the hairline to prevent water dripping down your neck. Both bags should be spacious enough to allow the steam to form.


Anonymous said...

As Salaamu Alaikum Zainab:

This was a great technique!! InshaAllah I will have to try it. My head holds a lot of heat already so it should work even better (smile). Have you tried it yet?

Muslimah Sukhnah

Unknown said...

Walaikum salaam sister, yes actually I have done this on many occasions it works wonders! is great for hot oil treatments also keep me posted on your results, good luck. ( smiles) , thanks for stopping by.

RefurbishedLover said...

Woooowwww!!! Okay so I had discovered away to steam my face to help with my eczema the cheap way, but I never knew that I could steam my hair without a steamer. I cannot wait to try this! Thank you!