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mamato2 04-18-2012 08:39 PM

Steam Vs. Heat Cap for LPs
 
Which is better for Low Porosity Curlies? Using a steamer or using heat cap/or shower cap under a dryer for deep conditioning?
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applesandafros 06-02-2012 01:15 PM

I personally have better luck with a steamer. The deep conditioner really gets in my hair with steam versus the dryer.

my phone wears the pants in this relationship.

NaturallyNiké 06-03-2012 02:35 AM

Overnight>>>steamer

I dont even use the dryer...

adthomas 06-07-2012 04:52 PM

I use a plastic cap and hooded dryer after i put EVOO in my hair. I love it. I have done a knock off steamer treatment where I use a warm wet towel over the cap then get under dryer. It is supposed to have the same effect.

DivaCheetah224 06-21-2012 08:01 AM

For me steam is better, I've tried both methods though.

*Marah* 06-26-2012 06:18 PM

Plastic cap and hooded dryer on wet hair works fine for me! I use that soft hooded dryer type though that you actually sit on top of your head and it's connected to a motor that blows hot air inside of it. I love it!

CappuccinoCurls 07-22-2012 07:18 PM

I'm new to this, so forgive me...how do you steam exactly? What is your process?

Wiggilyhair 10-04-2012 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by CappuccinoCurls (Post 1998830)
I'm new to this, so forgive me...how do you steam exactly? What is your process?

I want to know too- how do we "steam"?

ETA: I just found this from an earlier post by Kathymack:
"Hair steamers are actually a piece of equipment one would find at a salon. Looks like a hard bonnet dryer, that you add water and it provides steam. It helps with "treatments." Salon Hair Steamer - Sam's Club

A way to "steam" at home, without making and expensive purchase is to buy inexpensive terry hair turbans and plastic shower caps. Both are available at Sally's. Layers go as follows: put your treatment on your hair, shower cap, damp terry turban, shower cap. Then you sit under a hard bonnet dryer or use one of those microwave/plug in heat caps."

Ml001 10-04-2012 07:21 AM

My 'steam treatment' is in the shower. I use very warm water to rinse hair then I apply conditioner. I put the cap on and let very warm water run over it for several minutes then keep the cap on while doing other shower stuff. Remove cap and rinse. I don't recall where I found that suggestion but it works great for me!!

Knotty_Maddy 10-28-2012 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Ml001 (Post 2045966)
My 'steam treatment' is in the shower. I use very warm water to rinse hair then I apply conditioner. I put the cap on and let very warm water run over it for several minutes then keep the cap on while doing other shower stuff. Remove cap and rinse. I don't recall where I found that suggestion but it works great for me!!

I have been doing the same for years, MI001 - works amazingly well, and this method can take a rather so-so condish to new heights ;) I do this every time I shower with my regular condish. I also find if I apply my DT , put a shower cap on, and then apply heat to the shower cap with my blow-dryer, a kind of natural "steam" treatment takes place and the treatment really sinks in there ;)

curlymochagirl 10-30-2012 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Ml001 (Post 2045966)
My 'steam treatment' is in the shower. I use very warm water to rinse hair then I apply conditioner. I put the cap on and let very warm water run over it for several minutes then keep the cap on while doing other shower stuff. Remove cap and rinse. I don't recall where I found that suggestion but it works great for me!!

Doesn't water run in your eyes the rest of the shower?

Ml001 10-30-2012 01:13 PM

Knotty-maddy, thanks for tip with the dryer!!

Curlymocahgirl - first, I love your username. :) regarding the water, if I go back too far so the spray is up toward the front of my head, yes, it will run into my face. but for the most part, I don't have a problem. Depending on how tall a person is relative to the shower head height, I suppose it could be more of a problem...


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