Curlies, you’ve probably heard all the hype about the various ‘specialty’ natural hair steamers out there. There are professional ones that look like they wheeled out of a salon, handheld ones that are huge with tiny water reservoirs that you refill and refill, and tabletop ones that work great- but you gotta clear the dining room table to use.
Well- the benefits of steaming on natural hair can’t be faked- steaming natural hair keeps it moisturized, amplifies the penetrations of your conditioners and simplifies detangling. But it is EXPENSIVE. Any one if the products above will run you $65-$100, and that’s before you even KNOW if you like the results. Y’all know I’m cheap. Am I gonna pay this price? Nope. Not for Nicole.
Enter the Conair Travel Steamer:
This little beauty is 100% made to get the wrinkles out of your shirts, and skirts. However- I use the regular Conair Travel Clothing Steamer to infuse my curly strands with moisture, pump up the effect of my conditioners, and refresh in between cowashes. And it works beautifully.
All for a glorious $23.99 (I spent $17.99 on Amazon.com when it was on sale!)
The steamer doesn’t get too hot, doesn’t shoot steam, or drip water, holds enough water for me to finish my WHOLE HEAD and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg! I love the results and I’ve had ZERO hair or heat damage. I use it once a week- and never for more than one filling of water (listen to your own hair, and too much of anything is no good!)
However- there is one downside- it’s terrible for steaming wrinkles out of clothing! Hahahaha!
And for those of you that want to check out a video of the Budget Steamer in use- I posted a video on my YouTube page-
Just another share for those curlies dealing with dryness- and looking for a solution!
Have a Happy Monday, curlies!