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Old 11-13-2009, 09:31 AM   #1
 
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i found a portable hair steamer on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hair-Steamer-Por...iewItem?rvr_id=

...and noticed it was shipping from nyc, so i contacted the seller. their warehouse is on 5th and 28th and i'm going to pick one up on my lunch break!

i've been reading so many rave reviews on hair steamers, but i don't have the space in my apt for the full-size floor model. the portable one looks to be the same size as my tabletop hair dryer. it's $140, so definitely not cheap, but the guy said if i pay cash there will be no tax.

if any nyc ladies are interested, i'll update with a review of the portable steamer, as well as my buying experience (warranty, service, etc). let me know!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
 
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I am not in NYC but I am interested in this model b/c of the size. I don't have anywhere to store a big steamer but this could work. Let me know how it works out for you.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
 
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I have this steamer and was all for it until two weeks ago when it gave me a 2nd degree burn. The boiling hot water dripped down on my back while i was sitting under it. It hurt like H-E double hockey sticks and i am still treating the burn. I mean my skin is still broken. I am going to be getting another one soon and it will be the larger one; its huge but safer.
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I have this steamer and was all for it until two weeks ago when it gave me a 2nd degree burn. The boiling hot water dripped down on my back while i was sitting under it. It hurt like H-E double hockey sticks and i am still treating the burn. I mean my skin is still broken. I am going to be getting another one soon and it will be the larger one; its huge but safer.
I am so sorry to hear that you were burned with your steamer, h2Queen.
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I have this steamer and was all for it until two weeks ago when it gave me a 2nd degree burn. The boiling hot water dripped down on my back while i was sitting under it. It hurt like H-E double hockey sticks and i am still treating the burn. I mean my skin is still broken. I am going to be getting another one soon and it will be the larger one; its huge but safer.
Sorry about the burn... perhaps using a towel or one of those smocks may help in the future.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #6
 
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i used the steamer today after hennaing overnight. it seemed to work fine, but i hate that i had to keep refilling the water. if you fill it to max, it will only last about 15-20 minutes before it needs to be refilled. i also didn't notice any difference when rinsing out my hair, which was majorly disappoointing. i was expecting the rinse out to be heaven! it could be bc there was still henna in my hair when i rinsed it out (another thing that annoys me), so i'll keep using and update.

h2wqueen, i'm so sorry you got burned. i saw where the hottt water was dripping from, so i used a towel and had no problems.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
 
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I have this exact steamer and I ordered it from www.hairgift.com
I like it. The hood is a little small and I have a large fro and a big head so that is a problem. Also there was a short in the wiring. Luckily, I have a friend who is an electrician and he was able to fix it for me. I contacted customer service about the issue and they are refunding me 20 bucks. Not alot but hey its something. This steamer does get very hot! I open the vents at the top to let some of the steam out. There is only one setting which is kind of inconvenient. I think I will wait until Feb and purchase the larger steamer from SalonsRUs. I hear they are coming out with a newer version of the large one in Feb. So this portable one will be on the swap boards.
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I have this exact steamer and I ordered it from www.hairgift.com
I like it. The hood is a little small and I have a large fro and a big head so that is a problem. Also there was a short in the wiring. Luckily, I have a friend who is an electrician and he was able to fix it for me. I contacted customer service about the issue and they are refunding me 20 bucks. Not alot but hey its something. This steamer does get very hot! I open the vents at the top to let some of the steam out. There is only one setting which is kind of inconvenient. I think I will wait until Feb and purchase the larger steamer from SalonsRUs. I hear they are coming out with a newer version of the large one in Feb. So this portable one will be on the swap boards.
I heard that salonsrus was coming out with a newer steamer in Feb. too. Do you know what is going to be updated? Because if its just style then I might as well get the current one and utilize the discount
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I have this exact steamer and I ordered it from www.hairgift.com
I like it. The hood is a little small and I have a large fro and a big head so that is a problem. Also there was a short in the wiring. Luckily, I have a friend who is an electrician and he was able to fix it for me. I contacted customer service about the issue and they are refunding me 20 bucks. Not alot but hey its something. This steamer does get very hot! I open the vents at the top to let some of the steam out. There is only one setting which is kind of inconvenient. I think I will wait until Feb and purchase the larger steamer from SalonsRUs. I hear they are coming out with a newer version of the large one in Feb. So this portable one will be on the swap boards.
I heard that salonsrus was coming out with a newer steamer in Feb. too. Do you know what is going to be updated? Because if its just style then I might as well get the current one and utilize the discount
I called them and they could not answer that question either.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:41 PM   #10
 
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I am back under my steamer this week(actually right now) and I am not gonna lie...i am kinda scared. But i like steaming my hair so i am being extra careful. I would like to add that i have started adding Rosewood oil to the water to which makes it smell quite nice. It gives you the whole aroma therapy feel. I would like to add that this is important because of how this steamer works mechanically. it uses a metal coil to heat the water where by the steam rises throug a tube and comes out into the hood. I noticed that there can be a slight metalic smell so that's why i started added the rosewood oil. You can do any nice smelling oils i am sure, but rosemary smells lovely and is relaxing.
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