This has been one of my number 1 hair tools because it’s multi-purpose; I can reshape, detangle, deep condition, stretch and add volume to my curls.
Having naturally curly hair can have it’s ups and downs.
On the upside, it is beautiful and carefree. We even have the option to wear it straight and trick our friends. On the downside, we experience frizz, dryness, tangles and require a routine for our curls to look their best. Speaking as a fellow curly girl, I have cabinets that overflow with curl products and hair tools. However, if it came down to keeping only a few of these items, my Q-Redew would be near the top of my list.
What is the Q-Redew?
The Q-Redew is a handheld steamer that provides moisture back into the hair. In essence, it mimics the similarities that I get from humid temperatures except with more control. This has been one of my number one hair tools because it’s multi-purpose. I can reshape, detangle, deep condition, stretch and add volume to my curls.
How It Works
According to their website, “The Q-Redew disperses gentle warm steam to the hair which temporarily opens the cuticle of the hair allowing moisture to penetrate the hair strand. It is while the hair is warm and soft that you can safely manipulate the hair without damage. When used on dry hair the hair remains dry to the touch eliminating the hours needed to air dry.”
The set up is simple–after filling up the reservoir with distilled water, plug in the device and wait for it to heat up. Then, press the trigger to release the steam.
My 3 Favorite Ways to Use The Q-Redew
1. Enhance & Reshape
A few days post wash, my roots begin to stretch out making them appear straight while the rest of my hair is curly. This is because of my nighttime routine which consists of placing my curls into a pineapple while I sleep. The bends in my hair and any stretched areas are easily fixed by holding my Q-Redew near the root area. It shoots steam into the stretched areas causing it to shrink up and coil again. It took me a few tries to get it right but when I did, there was a nice boost of volume to the affected areas.
2. Detangle & Stretch
By far my favorite way to use the Q-Redew because it cuts down on my shower time. On wash days, I normally spend up to fifteen minutes in the shower because I’m trying to gently detangle my curls. By detangling prior to my shower, I’m out in well under 10 minutes. The steam from the Q-Redew magically helps the prongs glide through my dreadful tangles. This same process can stretch the hair to provide the look of a blowout and prepare the hair for twist-outs, braid-outs, and more.
By far my favorite way to use the Q-Redew because it cuts down on my shower time.
3. Deep Condition
Because the Q-Redew effectively opens up the hair cuticle, it can help deep conditioners penetrate even better. To deep condition, section the hair off and wave the steam over each section. Then, immediately smooth your favorite deep conditioner into the hair. Repeat on all sections and apply a shower cap for 20-30 min. Rinse and continue with your regular styling routine.
Watch My Full Q-Redew Review
Here, I show a demo of my favorite ways to use the Q-Redew.
Do you use a steamer in your natural hair regimen?