Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chronically Dry Hair? Offer Salon Steam Treatments

I don't know if it's age or 20 years of bleaching, but my hair feels like hay and breaks off constantly. I used to enjoy theses AMAZING steam and warm oil treatments by Wella, but the system was discontinued years ago.

Last week, I pulled out the Salon Masters Hair Steamer from our training room here at Pure Spa Direct and gave myself a 20 minute deep conditioning treatment mask that completely transformed my hair! Even 2 shampoos and 5 days later!

In a mixing bowl, I combined of Wella Brilliance Treatment for Fine Hair and five pumps of Elixir Ultime by Kerastase. I mixed well and them applied to my damp hair with a dye brush, making sure I covered every hair root to end. Put on a processing cap and then sat under the steam for 20 minutes.

Long story short, this treatment completely reconstructed my hair. The shine is off the charts. The softness is
so amazing... I have not felt my hair so smooth in years! My blowouts are smooth with no trace of frizz, and my style is lasting. And for the first time in years my hair feels thick and luxurious. I think that the combination of products with steam is the key to the great results.

I had previously tried in salon treatments like Kerastase oleo single dose treatments, L'Oreal Power Dose treatments, Goldwell treatments... you name it. NOTHING worked like the aforementioned ritual for my bleach blonde hair. 

Salons, offer clients an essential treatment service like this all year long. I mention this because the salon I go to on Long Island stops promoting treatments after summer - (silly).

STEAM is KING over dry heat for conditioning services in my opinion because of the following:

- Steam optimum hydration of hair. It adds moisture to even dry hair and helps prevent breakage.
- Adding water (moisture) adds strength and elasticity to your hair. Having a moisture balance means no  breakage, brittleness, or breakage.
- Steam is said to be more beneficial for the penetration of essential treatment ingredients into the hair follicle.

These are just a few of the reasons ... there are countless benefits listed on industry websites explaining the benefits for steam over dry heat... even for processing color.

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