It is very common now to want to prevent causing damage to the hair.
Companies are now putting a lot of effort into making sure their styling tools cause the least damage. That is why steam tools have become very popular recently, as they are the least damaging form of heat styling.
Using these in your styling routine will really help to improve the overall health of your hair, long term.
Steam technology is a very healthy alternative to styling your hair!
How does steam work?
Steam helps to hydrate the hair; the warm heat also helps to stimulate the scalp which promotes healthy hair growth.
Steam hair tools release steam from nozzles positioned around the plates at high temperatures, allowing nutrients to penetrate the hair by opening the cuticle.
Steam will help prevent the hair from getting damaged at high temperatures.
Steam hair brushes are ideal for dry and damaged hair lacking moisture and they are suitable for both thin and thick hair.
The hair can lose moisture for numerous reasons:
- Everyday stress on the hair
- Coloring services
- Heat Styling
- UV Rays
- Chemical services
Hair lacking moisture can make the hair appeal dull, lack-lustre and straw like, so it is very important that we put the moisture back into the hair.
There is only a small amount of steam brushes on the market, the majority of steam tools come in either a straightener, cap, or curler form.
Let’s have a look at a few of the best steam hairbrushes…
This tool has a 3D Tooth Comb that helps to disperse your hair equally, this helps to give a better finish to the hair than a traditional straightener.
It has 5 different heat temperatures and it is designed to lock in moisture, detangle the hair, remove frizz, and it will leave the hair feeling smooth and silky.
This tool is a really good alternative to a flat iron straightener, and it is great for any hair type.
It is designed to eliminate frizz and curls; it helps detangle the hair and leaves the hair feeling smooth and soft.
It works for personal use and professional use, giving you salon worthy hair within minutes.
This tool is really great as it can be used both on the hair and on men’s beards. It has Negative Ionic Technology which means it will repair any damage on the hair and/or beard it will also reduce any future breakage and split ends up to 90%.
It has 12 temperature settings meaning it is suitable for all types of hair, including thin, fine, bleach damaged, wavy, curly, and coarse hair.
It has an anti-scald tip that prevents you from burning your skin and a shut off function for your piece of mind.
How do you use a Steam Brush?
Step 1. Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal. Shampoo your hair twice, towel dry before applying your conditioner, when applied comb the hair through thoroughly, and rinse.
Step 2. Towel dry your hair, apply a heat protector and blow-dry as normal. I recommend the Milkshake Incredible Milk.
Step 3. Fill the steam straightener with the required amount of water. Always check your manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 4. Set your desired temperature, higher for thicker hair, lower for finer hair.
Step 5. Section your hair into small sections, start at the root and slide it through to the ends of your hair.
It is better to do 1 slow glide over each section than loads of small ones.
Step 6. Repeat until you have finished the whole of your hair.
Also see our page on hair steamer 101.
Tips for using your Steam hair Brush:
- Always keep the water tank full.
- Always use a heat protector on your hair, this is still a heat tool and your hair will still need protecting.
- Give your hair a good brush through beforehand to remove and tangle.
- Use only on dry hair.
- Make sure you clean your tool regularly using a clean, damp cloth.
- Always follow the tools manufacturer’s instructions for use, cleaning and storage.
- For thicker hair use the higher heat settings and for finer hair use the lower heat settings.