Thursday, November 5, 2009

MY NEW BABY -- THE STEAMER



Yesterday was a really BIG day for me. My hair steamer arrived! Woo hoo! This is my last hooraw for awhile. After reading so much about it on the 4a Curltalk forums on NaturallyCurly.com, I was convinced to make this investment. You can read about it here and here.

I ordered my steamer from salonsrus.com which everyone is saying has excellent customer service. The cost of the steamer is $139 (did I mention this is an investment and my last hooraw for awhile). There were no shipping fees and you can also use the coupon code “exoticmommies” to receive $10 off your purchase. When everything’s said and done, you pay $129 and that’s it. As you can see from the pic above, it is stand-up equipment and does take up a little space but I still find that it’s worth it.

I ordered the steamer on last Friday and was told that I would receive it by this Friday. Imagine my glee to see that it would be delivered sooner. Don’t tell anyone but I actually skipped my grown azz to the door when the FedEx man arrived. Did I mention that it’s shipped FedEx ground, all the way from Washington? Keep in mind; I’m in Georgia so to receive my steamer on Wednesday instead of Friday is BOSS.

YOU MAY ASK WHY PURCHASE A HAIR STEAMER:

Check out this excerpt from Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair by Diane Da Costa.

Steam conditioning invigorates the scalp. Conditioner and/or herbal oil is massaged into the scalp before the head is placed under a steamer. The water vapors open the outer layer of the hair shaft with moisture, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeply into the cuticle layer. Steam conditioning promotes hair growth, which is why the steamer is an essential treatment. …botanical and herbal treatments are applied to the scalp and massaged in….Afterward, the client is placed under the steamer for about 15 to 20 minutes. This is especially good for locs, natural hair, and color-treated hair.


I do have one issue, its leaking due to a split stopper. However, after reading a forum thread where another lady had the same issue but after contacting the company received replacement stoppers in a timely manner, I am certain that this will be resolved quickly and easily. I’ve already sent the company an email and will follow up with a phone call once they open. I’ll definitely keep you all posted. =)


{{Hugs}} as I turn in my lurking badge from all hair boards. (Its costing me. Lol.)

Hair whore em...Aficionado,
CO

6 comments:

  1. Wow, looks great I've never used a steamer I bet it really works well , with great results. Keep me posted on your results ( smile)

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  2. Congrats,hon! I've had only one steam treatment and loved it. Ohhhh, I'm jealous.
    :)

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  3. OMG! You are gonna LUV, LUV, LUV the steamer results!! My fair knots have all but disappeared since i started using 2x's a week with deep condish! I have that same exact one and I roll Sally (yeah, I named it..LOL!) up to the tv and me and her have our heart to heart steam talks! It's the best investment I have made so far in my hair care!

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  4. @zainab1 - Thanks! I will definitely be posting.

    @Ms. M - Hon, you know you are welcome to come over and put it to use whenever you want to try it out.

    @Tina - You are hilarious! "Sally"?! *giggles* It's funny you mentioned rolling her up to the tv cause that's just what I plan to do on tonight. Lol.

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  5. Man, I'm so jealous!!! Have fun with your new toy :-)

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  6. Thanks for the tip! I wasn't aware that this one was better. Gonna save up my little change and get one :-) Love your blog. Haven't registered yet because I haven't figured out how to get my email off of my page. A bit of a techno baby. LOL!!!

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