1. What do you think about steam treatments
2. Do you deep condition your hair, if so how?
Deep Condition Own Hair?
|Monique||Since water is a great moisturizer, steam has moisturizing affects, and the addition of heat lifts the follicle, thus helps with penetration. As for steam as a DC, using steam alone does cause you to miss out on other awesome benefits from DC with other products.||Yes. I deep condition my hair weekly, when I wash my hair. I deep condition with Aubrey Organic's Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. I apply it to my dry hair before I wash it and leave it in for 15 minutes. I proceed to wash and condition again after that. This is the only conditioner that I have found smoothes my hair cuticle.|
|Laquita||I've been very curious about this. I read steam experiences from several bloggers who have had great results. I would think it would be similar to sitting under a bonnet dryer while wearing a plastic cap with conditoiner in and/or wearing a plastic cap in a hot shower, but I would like to try it.||I deep condition my hair about once or twice a month. I think I have blurred the lines of regular versus deep conditioning because I leave conditoner on my hair 30 mins or more every time I wash, and in doing so this has become a part of my regular wash/condition/style routine. I don't have a 'staple' conditioner. I pretty much grab anything from under the counter - which right now consists of Suave, Herbal Essence, Giovanni, Darcy's Botanicals, Cantu Shea-butter and my own. - I always mix oil (olive, almond, or castor) with my conditioner as well.|
|Noire||Steam...well, I would say that when I used to used heat on my hair years ago for straightening (or pressing), sometimes a plastic cap in the shower didn't help, because the steam would overcome the "press." I guess it could work at some point.||I deep condition once every couple months, sometimes once a month if I'm not too busy. I don't use any heat really, except I use relatively hot water to soften honey so it will mix with the olive oil (expeller pressed, extra virgin) and coconut oil (organic, cold-pressed, unrefined). I'll have this mixture on my hair for about 30-40 minutes and then I'll start to detangle with fingers mostly, and then a little with wide-tooth comb (usually to cut some bad ends). I (recently) rarely use product conditioner, and if I do, I currently use Giovanni Tea Tree Conditioner with the mixture. After detangling, I'll rinse out with cool water to seal in the "moisture."|
|Ktani||I think steam heat can be great but that depends on whether it is dry or wet and how it is used. Steam can scald too. Dry and wet steam.||I deep condition every time after I wash my hair with conventional shampoo. I deep condition my hair with catnip (Nepeta cataria) tea, which also stains my grey white hair a light blonde, applied to wet hair with the extra water gently squeezed out of it, and then I cover my hair with a plastic bag for an hour in total time. Catnip contains some oils, carbohydrates, protein, and other phenolics.It works best with body heat and time for me. I have found that it prevents split ends used this way.|
|Jc||Water gets into hair much faster than steam, I think that steam treatments are hype||No I don't deep condition intentionally. I do end up with conditioner for a prolonged time once a month when I detangle my hair (1-2 hours). I have a pretty large head and it takes time but I think I will try Laquita's oil mix with conditioner to see if I can make it go faster. I do not like how my hair feels after the prolonged time with conditioner. It feels unusually soft for upto 3 days after. I know some people may like this but I personally see it as weaker hair.|
Catnip source: (http://www.liberherbarum.com/pn0450.HTM)
Wet and dry steam source:(http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/gen99/gen99656.htm.)
I would like to thank all the panel members for taking part in this series. I truly appreciate the time and effort you took to provide detailed answers!For everyone reading and commenting, thanks too for following the series, I hope that you will find some food for thought, I know I did!