No, this post is not about a hunk. It is about my latest purchase…a huetiful steamer.
As I have stated before on this blog, the best thing you can do for your hair is to supply it with moisture. Water is great, but steam is even better. I bought this steamer because
- I got tired of going to the salon to get my hair steamed. Anything I can do to avoid leaving my house is usually my preferred choice.
- Is it just me or do salons charge an exorbitant fee for steaming hair?
- This steamer can be set up on a table such that it does not require any floor space (which I don’t even have).
- It comes with a facial attachment so I can steam my face as well. Works well with my OCM method.
I had watched and read a lot of reviews on the internet about how great this steamer is so I bought one for my daughter and I. I haven’t set it up or used it because I have been away from home, working. Thankfully I get to go home next week (thank you Lord) so I guess I will finally be able to use my new steamer.
I will probably do a review and let you know if it is really worth all the hullabaloo.
I have to say though that I am not at all pleased with huetiful’s customer service. I contacted them in January about getting me a 220v model that I could use in Nigeria and they responded to tell me that it would be available in February 2011– which meant waiting several weeks. I waited and in February, I contacted them and got no repsonse. I contacted them again at least 2 times (even as late as April) but never got a response. So I am stuck with the 110v model in a 220v country. I guess its time to go and buy a portable transformer :(. I would have bought any other ol’ steamer but still went for this one because it is so portable.
So you are probably wondering why I wanted steam so badly that I still bought a 110v model? That is because steam is hair’s best friend (my relaxed friends, this applies to you as well). Here are some reasons why:
- Hair that has been steamed sees a drastic reduction in frizz.
- Steaming reduces the dryness that afro hair is naturally prone to. This works with relaxed hair too.
- The steam opens the outer layer of the hair shaft and allows your conditioner to go in and do its work. All the benefits of your conditioner are delivered straight to its intended destination (just as the OCM method opens the pores and allows the oil to sink in).
- Hair is more easily detangled after a steam treatment. In fact, you actually get less tangles.
- Steaming leaves hair soft and manageable (yes that word that is constantly used in the “un-“ version when afro hair is being discussed).
I would advice that everyone gets periodic steam treatments (the natural haired girls need more frequent steaming than the relaxed girls).
This post’s title also mentions commenting. I have been having a hard time leaving comments on people’s blogs. WordPress is not a problem but blogger is another matter.
Please if you have a blogger (blogspot) account, it would be really helpful if edited your settings to allow those of us that have a Name and URL to leave a comment. Corner shop, yes I’m talking to you, lol! I actually have a blogger account but I find that with some blogs I can’t leave comments even when using that blogger account. So this is my appeal to you. Thanks!
All pictures from: http://www.behuetiful.com/