I know I know, a Korean Steam Conditioning Hair Pack, why in the world would we mention this on a website that has Black + Hair in the title.
Hear me out, you know how it is, as human beings we often borrow from each other’s cultures, especially with regards to beauty secrets and hair remedies.
We use henna* and a vast array of Indian powders and herbs in our hair all the time, the practice of Ayurveda itself is very common amongst us black girls though the practice did not originate with us.
Fast forward to my suggestion of a Korean Conditioning Hair Pack which is retrospect though developed in Korea is pretty darn genius and could be very beneficial to anyone with super dry hair regardless of what culture they are from.
The conditioning steam packs or masks are sheets that are infused with awesome ingredients like argan oil*, Chinese herbal extracts, and aloe vera. To use them is easy, all you have to do is secure the plastic sheets around your head as shown in the above picture.
The mask works using your own body heat steaming your hair without the need for any contraptions that boil water or anything that you have to plug in. The other thing that I find absolutely cool is that you would wash and condition your hair first then use the steam pack on your hair.
This means the ingredients that are fused within your strands are not washed out, but act as a leave in, like a really dope, superhero type leave in. Can’t beat that!
As with most things these days there are many different versions of the product but one of these can be found on Amazon and this is the description they have:
Korean Innovative Thermal Steam Hair Mask contains a variety of moisturizing ingredients and natural extracts. It offers a variety of nutrition for the hair, provides hydration and improves the overall condition of the hair.
Highly recommended by Korean TV program “100 people selection” as well as designated by the Korea Model Association.
The name of the mask 7 Days indicates that the positive effect after the use of mask lasts for 7 days.
Made in Korea. Simple, convenient, easy to use, save time! Thorough clinical trials! The hair thermal steam mask takes care of scalp pores and delivers keratin to the hair roots making hair instantly smooth and supple. No mineral oil*, petrolatum, no asphalt coloring, no propylene glycol and other chemicals.
The main ingredients extracted from natural materials: Argan oil*: Argan tree nuts and fruit extracts in Morocco, which extracts rich in vitamin E*, carotenoids, squalene and unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, linoleic acid ECOCERT organic certification for the European Union. Royal Jelly: rich in vitamins* A and B, as well as amino acids and minerals.
Three kinds of black foods (black beans, black rice, black sesame seeds) is rich in anthocyanin antioxidants Chartered antioxidants: Phellinus mushrooms, black sesame seeds, licorice, Sophora, Angelica, raw white cinnamon, white peony, cohosh, fleece-flower root, skullcap 10 kinds of traditional Chinese medicine extracts antioxidant extracted material.
Now that is a mouthful and if you are anything like me and you never purchase anything without looking at a review well feel free to check them out here.
You can find a Korean Steam Mask here, try it and let us know how they worked for you.
By the way, there is a video, albeit very “late night sales pitchy” it might help with your decision to try it.
And here is a video of somebody trying out one of these hair masks