MN – Is A Hair Steamer Really Worth The Extra Cash?

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I have discussed how in the past I wanted one of these more than ANYTHING but now that I’m ‘No Heat’, the desire for this machine is gone.  Good thing since they are pricey but there are many Naturals who are in love with these or really want one. 

Wouldn’t a review be helpful?  Yea, it would and since Sabrina ain’t about to do it I thought when I came across this on Madame Noire that this was the perfect opportunity to share.  I know I’m an extremist.  I just did a post on it but that doesn’t mean my readers are!

“Back in the day, everyone used to have those compact hair dryers with the plastic bonnets. You know what I’m talking about. Those hard machines that you held like a briefcase and stretched to maximum capacity so that you could attempt to watch television over the janky clunking noises coming from it. Then everyone moved onto the much better, hard, portable hooded dryers. These worked well for deep conditioning until…

Yes, ladies – the hair steamer. It’s always been around in salons, but as the natural hair movement progresses, so have the number of steamers in homes. Although smaller and more portable than the salon version, these steamers are supposed to pack quite the punch.

The steamer works by opening up your follicles so that the conditioner can really seep into your strands, resulting in a head full of soft, shiny and fully moisturized hair. They typically range from $90-$120 depending on the brand whereas a hooded dryer can be as little as $25. I wondered if a steamer was really worth the extra cash.

After years of hooded dryer use, I received the Vega Steamer as a gift and decided to see for myself. Excited to try it out, I immediately put it to use. After shampooing my hair, I put on my fave moisturizing conditioner – Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose. The steamer was easy to set up and since you don’t need to wear a plastic cap, I quickly settled underneath the hood. About five minutes after pressing start, the steam began to filter out. Unfortunately, the conditioner also started to run down my face and I had to put a headband on to keep my hair out of the way. 15 minutes later, I was done. I noticed that my hair was softer than after using a hooded dryer. My curls were more defined and the conditioner had literally melted into my hair. I definitely think a steamer is worth the extra expense. Maybe next time I’ll try the award-winning Huetiful Steamer to compare.”  Tiffany Washington, MN

So, I’ll be nice and ask….have any of you lovely Naturals tried a steamer and if so what did you think?  Was it really worth the price?  It’s tempting I gotta really say but I’ll steer clear.

Just staying relevant Naturals,

Sabrina

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13 Comments

  1. July 12, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    I have a steamer but not the Huetiful steamer, to costly. I bought mine from LLC Beauty for about $70.00. I like it.

    • July 13, 2012 / 12:49 am

      Huetiful is the only one I've ever heard of.

  2. July 12, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    I have a steamer but have used it once or twice only. Really don't need it in the summer time in Maryland because its plenty humid here. I will be using to deep condition and deep treat my hair this winter.

  3. July 13, 2012 / 1:26 am

    I'm asking for one for Christmas lol. I'm hoping the price goes down a bit before then.

    • January 5, 2013 / 12:14 am

      It was on back-order, so I should have it for my birthday, Jan. 14

    • May 19, 2013 / 1:30 am

      I like it! I feel like it gets me an efficient deep condition in like 15-20 minutes, no matter what product I use.

  4. July 13, 2012 / 3:27 am

    The kind of steamer I use is called my shower. I'm just to cheap and feel like my shower and a nice humid day outside can give me the same results.

  5. July 19, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    I thought about getting one, but then I thought about how just putting on a plastic cap (baggy) on top of the conditioner and just do chores/exercises around the house with a few hot flashes in between would accomplish the same thing. My hair always come out soft, shiny, and bouncy. I'm just "El-Cheapo" as my fiancee would say.

    • January 4, 2013 / 11:10 pm

      I've done that method with great results and it doesn't hurt that it's free!

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