Moisturizing our curls is something we should do on a pretty consistent basis, if not daily, but many of us forget or don't make the time. Admittedly, I have been slacking on moisturizing my baby locs and with all the hair color in my head that's a double NO-NO. So last night, before bed, I decided to give myself a steam treatment. If you're not aware, steam is a more beneficial method to moisturizing the hair because it works to slightly raise the hair cuticle while also delivering moisture (water); which allows the moisture to have a better chance of reaching the cortex, where moisture is stored. So you think, typically we'd just spray with water on our hair, which hits the cuticle layer of the hair, but if you have a tight cuticle or low porosity your hair may not be receiving enough moisture, if at all.
Here's a visual of the structure of hair if that last paragraph went over your head.
As you can tell I am learning so much in Cosmetology school and try to apply it as much as I can, but I'll get back to my story now, lol...
So yeah, last night I popped out my Q-redew, which is a hand-held hair streamer, and proceeded to moisturize my hair. A treatment last about 10-15 minutes and after the first treatment, which felt AMAZING, I added more water and did another.