View Full Version : Steam moisture treatment at loctician

06-20-2012, 10:11 PM
I got my locs retwisted at a salon and she suggested a moisture treatment since my locs were dry. I've been working out every day and in spite of regular rinsing and a light layer of oil every week, I can feel the dryness, so I agreed.

It didn't cost that much, she applied a moisturizer and I spent 30 mins under a steam machine. The salon had 2 of them.

My locs feel better, but they always feel good after I go to the salon. I'll be retwisting on my own at home in a couple of months and am wondering if anyone has this treatment done regularly and if so, how did it work for you?

I'd actually like to do a good moisture treatment at home next time. I think the moisturizer they used was an inexpensive one, and I could try using a dryer and plastic cap to hold the moisture in. It's worth trying.

07-01-2012, 02:02 PM
I'm kind of in the same boat. I workout a lot so I wash and oil weekly. Still my locs feel dry. I maintain my own locs, but got them done at the salon once and got a steam treatment. I don't remember if she applied a moisturizer or oil before steaming though. I have a blow dryer w/the flexible hood attachment so next time I wash I'll try steaming with the plastic cap on my head.

07-09-2012, 01:14 AM
Just washed and steamed! After I got out of the shower I wrapped my hair in a tshirt soak up the drippies. Then I moisturized/sealed my hair w/almond and castor oil, put on a plastic cap and got under my soft cap blowdryer attachment (I don't have a hood dryer). I was under the dryer for about 25-30 minutes at warm, which is actually pretty hot to me. I'll try to post later this week how my hair feels. :)

07-15-2012, 02:25 AM
Hair felt pretty good this week. No straw like feel. I wash weekly so I'm probably gonna wash tomorrow, but won't have time to steam. Will report on how my hair is doing later.

08-18-2012, 03:32 AM
Thanks for the update!