Pros and Cons of Hair Steamers

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Are hair steamers really that good?

Will they make a difference to my hair?

Why should I switch?

Steamers for the hair come in the following forms:

  • Curlers
  • Rollers
  • Steam Cap
  • Professional Steamer
  • Straightener
  • Brush

They all have different uses, so will therefore have different pros and cons.

Let’s have a look at the pros and cons for each different type of steamer…

Steam Caps

Hair steamer caps are generally used for allowing conditioning treatments to penetrate the hair by lifting the cuticle.

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Professional/Tabletop Steamers

These are generally used for allowing conditioning treatments to penetrate the hair by lifting the cuticle.

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Steam Curlers

Steam curlers are generally used for creating curls in the hair.

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Steam Rollers

Steam hair rollers are generally used for creating volume, bounce and curl in the hair.

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Steam Hairbrush

Steam hair brushes are generally used for detangling and smoothing out the hair. Check related page on – steam hairbrush review

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Steam Straightener

These are generally used for creating super sleek looks.

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As you can see each tool has its pros and cons, which differ depending on what you want to use them for, however in general steam tools can really help to hydrate the hair and make it look and feel healthy.

The general con is that they can be bulky, take longer to use and the water tanks will have to be filled up regularly.

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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

She began learning about natural hair care while working at Aubrey Organics. More recently, she has been taking on the challenging question of hair loss and regrowth as a Hair Coach for Kerotin Haircare.

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