Thursday 4 February 2016

L'Oreal Professionnel Steampod: Straight Hair From Steam?

So guys, I decided to randomly to jump on here and write up my thoughts on the L'Oreal Professionnel Steampod purely because I have only used it once and from that one time, I was so genuinely impressed I just have to shout on the rooftops about it.

I purchased the Steampod on FeelUnique a while back and it's been sitting in its box for a good few months. Don't ask me why. I guess I'm just really lazy and I've just kept reaching for my GHDs which are (literally) 10+ years old. Poor things have been used to absolute death and now the wire is actually breaking so I think I should just accept that they've left my world. R.I.P. </3

At first I was getting a bit sceptical that this would take forever to set up and it would be super complicated because you need to keep filling it with water. Another thing that crossed my mind was the danger of using water in an electrical appliance like straighteners.

How wrong I was.

All I had to do was test the PH of my tap water using the strip given, fill up the 'resovior' with water, and plug the Steampod in, select my temperature and wallah, steam was produced within about 60 seconds. I took the first section of my hair and did it once through slowly from root to tip and I was just so surprised at the shine. Honestly, I was touching my hair like 'oooooh, shinyyyy' forever. I've had steam treatments at the hairdressers a few times before so I know how gorgeous your hair can feel after those but I didn't expect to feel the same feeling from using an at-home device.

I bought this because I have become quite conscious about using heat or basically anything damaging on my hair because I have experienced a lot of breakage because of stress & PCOS so I needed something which would work for very fragile hair and luckily enough this allows me to control the temperature and a run-through on 180 degrees works really well for me.

Honestly, I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for something less damaging to the hair. The results are fairly long lasting. They sell products to accompany the device and I have one but I haven't bothered to use it yet so I can't vouch for them but it's not really necessary to get good results. I just used my regular shampoo and conditioner, a bit of argan oil afterwards and proceeded with the Steampod later in the night.

Hope this was helpful to anyone out there who has suffered with hair loss and breakage. It can be really distressing but I think the key thing is to always give your hair a break. Don't use heat all the time, even something like this all the time would ruin your hair. Find out what works for you and don't be afraid to change up your routine even if it means ditching products you've used for years. Anyway, I shall try and keep you all updated as I continue my own health journey and learn more about what works and doesn't work for me. For now, stay beautiful! xo

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