Should You Buy A Hair Steamer?

Do you really need a steamer

Healthy hair – something we all want to achieve right?  In addition to building our regimens and sticking to them, there are so many extra tips and hacks that can aide us on a healthy hair journey.

One added step that comes highly recommended is steaming hair. There are plenty of advantages that come with steaming hair, so much so that this step is used by many ladies, especially during weather changes, and when the air is dry. Here are a few: 

Increases moisture and enhances elasticity 

Steaming hair means using warm steam (mist) to lift the cuticle and add more moisture. It’s excellent for people with low porosity hair like myself, because it makes it easier to have and retain the moisture. Hair becomes stronger and prone to less breakage with consistent use within a regimen.

Receive better product results

Steaming hair with a hair steamer specifically is great for getting the most out of your deep conditioner and other water based products.


Deep conditioners are able to penetrate the hair shaft better and provide their maximum benefits. Certain hair steamers like the Q Redew are also supposed to help reactivate other water based products that were previously applied like leave in conditioner.

Helps hair growth & reduces dandruff 

Have you ever heard that scalp massages are good for hair growth? Well steaming is good for this as well, because it helps stimulate the scalp.

The combination of scalp stimulation and moisture also prevents a build up of dandruff that usually comes from dry scalp. Because hair is moisturized, there are also less split ends, making it easier to retain length.

With these benefits in mind, we can see that a lot can be done by steaming hair! However, traditional hair steamers sold in stores are a little pricier than normal hair products.

And who really wants to kick out $70 or more for one tool, especially when there are DIY at home options? The main appeal of a hair steamer would just have to be the ease of use.

You simply fill the designated container with water (they say distilled helps stretch the life of your steamer), plug it in so that it can heat up, then begin using. Most steamers can be used on wet or dry hair, and can reshape your style in the way you’d like it to look. This is a much easier option than the alternative.

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About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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Phoenix McGee

Cool article. Are there any consistent users out there that have seen a difference?

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

I helped my hair when I had cuticle damage but now that it’s healthier, dry heat work better.

Mera Anderson

Right! Who has seen a difference ?

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

I love my steamer but lately, I’m getting better results with dry heat.

Soraya Miller

It helps my low porosity hair,the heat helps open my hair shaft so products are absorbed far more better then it sitting on the top of my hair.

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

Great for lo-po hair!

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

I love my steamer but it’s not required. You can actually steam without a steamer as I show in this post: http://bit.ly/1cA6g7a

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Ajah

I just put deep conditioner in and put the cap on sit under the dryer. I don’t do the wet towel thing. At least not at home. At the salon my hairdresser takes a steamed towel and wraps it around my head and I’m just laying back for about 5 minutes then he comes back and either rinses me out or if he thinks I need a little more moisture he put a cap on and it’s under the dryer. I always have great results, no matter which one is used. I’ve wanted to try a steamer, but I’m on the fence and I’m sure my hubby doesn’t want another gadget in the house. lol

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

I’d say keep doing what you’re doing since it’s working great!

Brenda Davis

I was wondering the same question. What does this do different from a conditioning cap?

Jay Jay

I have this exact model – hair & face steamer – and I love it

Black Independence Day

Worlds biggest fan right here

Brenda Marshall

They are wonderful for rod sets and twist outs,hair conditioning,color set

Jay Jay

I got this exact model – hair and face steamer – love it