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Reasons why you should steam BEFORE you shampoo
From CurlyNikki.com :
Always use the steamer before you shampoo, not after. The point of the steamer is to gently lift the cuticle and make it easier for strengthening ingredients to penetrate into the strand. Once you fully wet your hair in the shower, each strand gets flooded with water which causes the hair shaft to swell. You’ll condition your hair at that time too, but the real benefit of the steamer is to allow penetrating ingredients to squeeze under the cuticle layers before water hits your hair directly.Also, check out Black Girl Long Hair's article: Rethinking Old Hair Habits.
Ways of steaming your hair
Here are some ways to steam your hair:
- Using a steamer
- With a heated towel over a plastic cap
- In the shower
- In the gym's steam/sauna room
How do you steam your hair?