Someone getting a scalp treatment under a heating machine
The Hot Benefits Of Scalp Steaming Treatments
If you want healthy, beautiful hair, it all starts with how you take care of your scalp, as medical director and dermatologist Dr. Sanusi Umar says, “Your scalp is like the soil of a farm. Poor soil will directly affect the well-being of the plants growing in it.” Scalp steaming is the newest hair care fad and it can make a huge difference in the way your hair and scalp feel and look.
Scalp Steaming Treatment
Scalp steaming is the process of applying steam to the head while using products and vibrations. At a salon, stylists will put you under a hooded steamer or use a tabletop steamer, but if you want to try it at home, apply a treatment, place your hair in a shower cap and wrap it in a hot towel.
Unclog Pores
You might be familiar with using steam to unclog pores on your face, but it’s also beneficial for your scalp. Clogged pores or follicles on the scalp are caused by excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and not fully washing out your hair products.
Helps Products
In particular for people with dry hair, using steam helps hair oils and moisturizers penetrate the hair more effectively. These moisturizing products function best when warm, as the warmth sends the product deeper into the hair and follicles to repair damage and dryness.
Increases Blood Flow
The length of your hair and the rate it grows can directly result from less blood flow to the scalp. Heat increases blood flow, even on the scalp, so when you improve blood flow to your scalp with a steam treatment, you increase the speed at which your hair grows.