Steam Vs. Heat Cap for LPs

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

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Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
Sealer: Grape seed oil
Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
Overnight>>>steamer

I dont even use the dryer...
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Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
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Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
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.
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For me steam is better, I've tried both methods though.
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!
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I'm new to this, so forgive me...how do you steam exactly? What is your process?
Current routine:
DEVA No Poo, as a shampoo and conditioner in one (can be used on dry hair to remove build up, then wet hair and complete washing process).

DEVA One Conditioner or TJ Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner as a co-wash (1 - 2X a week)

DEVA light gel & volumizing mousse on very wet hair, scrunch with a microfiber towel

Diffuse with duck clips

HAIR STATS

*3a

*Low porosity
*Low hair density
*Fine hair, but lots of it
I'm new to this, so forgive me...how do you steam exactly? What is your process?
Originally Posted by CappuccinoCurls
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."

Last edited by Wiggilyhair; 10-04-2012 at 07:00 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!!
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
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!!
Originally Posted by Ml001
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
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
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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!!
Originally Posted by Ml001
Doesn't water run in your eyes the rest of the shower?
Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
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...
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.

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