How to Deep Condition Your Hair in the Steam Room

Beautify your hair as you relax in a steam room.

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While you're pampering your skin in the steam room, treat your hair as well. Slather your dry or damaged locks with a rich deep conditioning treatment, which will restore the health of your hair. The heat from the steam room will work with the conditioner, allowing it to deeply penetrate your hair's cuticles. Rejuvenating your skin as the rich moisturizer works its magic on your hair is a win-win situation.

Choose a Conditioner

For best results, choose a deep conditioning treatment that is designed specifically for your hair type, such as thin, dry, damaged or color-treated. Deep conditioners range from light formulas that are absorbed quickly into hair, to thick masks that you massage into your locks. If you prefer to use all-natural body care products, make your own treatment using nutrient-rich items such as avocado, olive oil, shea butter and yogurt.

Apply the Conditioner

Before applying the deep conditioner, prep your hair. Wash your tresses using your favorite daily shampoo and towel dry so it isn't dripping wet. Work a dollop of deep conditioner into your hair, massaging it into the strands from root to tip. Rake a wide-tooth comb through your hair to remove any tangles and to evenly distribute the conditioner throughout.

Cover Your Hair

After massaging the conditioner into your hair, pile it onto the top of your head in a bun. If the doesn't remain in a pile, you can secure with with an elastic band. Slip a plastic shower cap over your hair. The cap will lock in your body heat, as well as the warmth from the hot steam, allowing your dry, thirsty hair cuticles to drink in the rich conditioner.

Finish the Treatment

Sit back and relax in the steam room for 15 minutes, as the conditioner penetrates and moisturizes your hair. Remove the cap and rinse your locks in cool water, which will keep the cuticles closed and promote shiny hair. Style your hair as usual after the treatment.

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