Steaming or steam therapy is a deep conditioning treatment that makes use of steam as the name implies to release moisture into the scalp.
Hair steaming helps increase the flow of natural oils produced by your scalp thereby stimulating hair growth and eliminating dryness, especially for natural hair.
Here are some of its benefits.
1. Opens hair pores
It gently lift the cuticle and opens up your clogged hair pores to allow the treatment penetrate. It therefore allows your hair the nourishment it deserves.
2. Improves hair elasticity
Hair breakage is as a result of poor elasticity of the hair. This therapy improves your hairs elasticity and prevents/reduces hair breakage.
3. Healthy hair cuticle
Hair cuticle is the thin outer layer of the hair. After this therapy, the hair strands become silky and smooth and have body instead of being limp.
4. Cleans the scalp
Washing your hair doesn’t necessarily mean that your scalp is clean. Over time some dirt stick stubbornly to your scalp and become glued with the grease on your scalp. Steaming can help remove such stubborn dirt that cannot be removed by washing.
5. Promotes hair growth
Steaming is one of the best home remedies for hair growth problems. Sometimes, the dirt and dust of the atmosphere are responsible for stunted hair growth. Your hair follicles need a little extra effort to grow in such situations.
Steaming your hair provides that stimulus to your hair follicles and your hair growth improves if you do it regularly.
6. Better circulation in the scalp
Steaming improves blood circulation in the scalp which aids hair growth. So to aid hair growth, add steaming once a week to help your hair growth.