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Steaming locs is just about to become your new moisturizer if you haven’t gotten into this trend yet. Steaming the scalp and roots have tons of amazing benefits for your new growth and locs. If you want to learn how to steam your locs for optimal health, you’ve come to the right place!
Why people may choose to steam their locs
Many people steam locs to add natural moisture to locs to prevent breakage, dryness and frizz. The steam can help lift the cuticle of the hair so that your favorite Yaya Oil or leave-in conditioner makes its way deep inside the hair, keeping the hair softer for longer.
You can opt for a hand-held steamer and steam your scalp and roots once a month. Twice a month is also okay, if you absolutely love it and your locs need it, but twice a month is really more than enough. With a hand steamer you wont need to use a plastic hair covering, that’s only necessary for a hood dryer. Sounds pretty simple right?
How to steam locs with a hand held steamer
First start off by washing and conditioning your locs. It’s best not to skip any steps, from the Pre- Cleanse, to get rid of any surface dirt and debris, to the Yasin shampoo. Then steam your roots and locs after conditioning the locs or with a natural buildup free leave-in conditioner. When you finish steaming, rinse with cool water and groom as you normally would. If you’re not at the time to groom your locs yet then steam, rinse and dry as you normally would.
Final Thoughts on Steaming Locs
Steaming your scalp and locs can help you get all those yummy vitamins and minerals your scalp and locs need to stay moisturized and healthy. This is a great option for those who tend to have drier feeling locs, or as a preventative measure against dry locs. When you finish steaming rinse with cool water to lock in all that lovely moisture you just enriched your scalp and locs with.
Dr Locs now sells hand-held steamers and you should definitely check them out if you enjoy steaming your locs.
Have you recently started using a hand held steamer? How has it changed the condition of your locs?