7 Reasons You Should Add A Steam Treatment to Your Winter Hair Routine

Ah, Winter time. The season of dry hair, flaky scalp, and frizzy ends. No big deal, right? You’ll just use the same old relaxed hair and natural hair techniques that you always do. Right? Not quite.

During the winter, you might not feel excited about trying something completely new in your hair routine, but the truth is this: your routine needs to shift a little during the winter.  If you’re wondering why your hair is so dry, then the answer could be your summer natural hair routine is the same as your winter natural hair routine.  

Natural and relaxed hair need an extra boost of moisture in those colder months to keep them supple, shiny, and hydrated. What’s better for infusing moisture into thirsty hair strands during winter? A traditional, trusted steam treatment.

Steaming your hair is like a spa treatment for your mane. Natural and relaxed hair tends to break off easily without the proper care, which can turn into a total nightmare during the winter. Fortunately, steam treatments from a traditional or handheld steamer can be exactly what you need to give your precious locks the upper hand on harsh weather. Still not convinced?

Steam Treatments…

Open your hair cuticles

The most important and most rewarding benefit of all is opening your hair’s cuticle layers is what gives steam treatments their remarkable reputation. Not only can you infuse moisture directly into your hair with raised cuticles, but all the proteins, oils and other nutrients in your deep conditioners and masks can be more easily absorbed into the hair shaft to nourish from within. Whether natural or relaxed, you might even have to wonder if you’re using the same products, simply because of how much more effectively they’ll seem to work – all thanks to your steam treatment.

Enhance your curl pattern

Moisturized hair is less likely to frizz, which is what gives natural hair that fuzzy, shapeless, damaged look. Instead, when steamed, your natural hair can form into individual curls, coils, or kinks, which lets your curl pattern shine through! Unlike blow dryers, steam treatments won’t change or alter your curl pattern in any way – rather, it boosts and improves tremendously. Your puffs, buns, twist-outs, and braid-outs will look healthier and shinier with your curl definition coming through, and you’ll certainly wish that you had discovered steam treatments sooner! 

Increase moisture retention

Moisture retention simply refers to your hair’s ability to hold on to the water that you give it. If, at wintertime, your hair gets dry an hour or two after you moisturize it, then you’ve got low moisture retention. Regular steam treatments train your hair to hold onto moisture more efficiently. As you’re infusing moisture directly into the hair and not just placing it on the surface of the hair strands, you’ll soon notice that your hair goes days before losing its juicy, healthy shine. The longer your natural/relaxed hair stays hydrated, the better it’ll be able to withstand those cold seasons!

Improve manageability

Regularly moisturized hair does what it’s told and is much more cooperative – it’s a fact! Combing, detangling, styling, washing … you name it. You’ll notice that your styles last longer, your tangles melt apart and your hair’s much easier to control.

Stretching your hair becomes almost effortless, which helps you to retain length, and even in your hair’s natural, shrunken state, there’s no matting or tangling. Who wants to spend hours on stubborn hair during winter? Worry-free hair means less time styling and a happier, stress-free you!

Fortify the hair strand

Yep, that’s right. Although steam treatments don’t literally build your hair back up like a protein treatment would, they do improve elasticity. Elasticity with the hair strand is much like elasticity with a rubber band. Optimal elasticity means that even when you stretch the rubber band, it goes back into its original shape when released.

Because you’re always stretching your natural or relaxed hair, whether in combing, styling, brushing or just detangling, it’s super important that your hair’s able to keep up with you and snap right back into shape every time.

Refresh without dampening

Imagine having to go to sleep with a wet head of hair during the winter – a no-no, unless you’re a fan of head colds!

“But I need to moisturize my hair before bed! It’s so dry!” No problem. Do a stream treatment.

Steaming your hair does exactly what you need it to do, but without wetting your hair! A light session is all you need to get the job done. So, although your strands are still dry to the touch, they’ll be hydrated on the inside and rejuvenated on the outside.

Actively promote growth

Healthy hair needs a healthy scalp, and your steamer is the perfect tool to ensure that you’ve got both.

Hydrating not just your strands but your entire head, you can fight dry, flaky scalp and boost your hair growth to keep your length retention from becoming stagnant during the winter.

Are you convinced on the value of steam treatments during the winter?

Book your steam treatment appointment today!

 

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HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR HAIR

Wіntеr іѕ fіnаllу hеrе аnd, If уоu lіvе in a dry climate like Arizona, winter саn bе rоugh on your hаіr. Between thе соld dry hаіr, dry іndооr hеаtіng аnd constant frісtіоn with hеаvу fаbrісѕ, winter can rеаllу hinder your hairs’ growth if you aren’t careful.

Here at Endless Creations, it’s our job to make your hair healthy year-round.  We fееl like wіntеr hаѕ the роtеntіаl tо bе thе bеѕt ѕеаѕоn fоr gain length retention by switching up your hair regimen.

7 TIPS TO MAXIMIZE LENGTH RETENTIONYOU’RE YOUR WINTERIZE HAIR

  1. Inсrеаѕе and Intеnѕіfу Dеер Trеаtmеntѕ

A ѕuреrb wау tо аmрlіfу your deep conditioning trеаtmеnts at home is by putting a ѕhоwеr сар оvеr hаіr аnd uѕе thе blоw dryer оn lоw to ореn the hаіr fоllісlеѕ and allow your hаіr to absorb the nutrіеntѕ frоm thе trеаtmеntѕ. Gо lоngеr оn your treatments as wеll, ѕuсh аѕ 30-45 minutes wіth thе cap on, аnd ten mіnutеѕ of lоw heat.

  1. Increase Protein

A Rеgulаr protein trеаtmеnt іѕ essential to аvоіd mоіѕturе оvеrlоаd. Healthy Hair must have a consistent balance of Protein, Oil and Moisture.   Protein is the main way to strengthen, repair and restore damage that may occur in the hair.  A Protein treatment is not a deep conditioning treatment.  Protein Conditioners come in liquid and cream forms.  Our favorite At-Home Protein recommendations are Joico K-Pak Conditioner and Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask.  Leave on the Protein treatment for 20 to 45 minutes for optimum results.  After rinsing the treatment out use a Moisturizing Conditioner to balance the hairs’ PH level and soften the hair.

  1. Mоіѕturе

Moisture is іmроrtаnt for hаіr rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf the ѕеаѕоn but оf utmоѕt important during thе wіntеr. There аrе many еnvіrоnmеntаl fасtоrѕ that tеnd tо drаіn hair mоіѕturе, thеу tеnd tо wreak havoc on thе hаіr strands. Thеrе аrе many wауѕ to retainmоіѕturе in the hair which leaves the hair feeling soft and pliable for days. 

  1. Hіdе Yоur Hаіr

Protective ѕtуlеѕ thаt dо nоt require daily mаnірulаtіоn. Wіntеr іѕ a great time to try Flat Twist Sets, Roller Sets, or even Weave Extensions because thе hair can rest longer. Protect hair styles can yeild great grоwth. Be sure to keep уоur hаіr аnd scalp сlеаn аnd moisture balanced.  

  1. Satin Lіnеd Hаtѕ

Invеѕtіng in a ѕаtіn lіnеd hаt wіll рrоtесt уоur hаіr and combat drуnеѕѕ! Mаіntаіnіng a winterize hair іn wіntеr соnѕіdеr hats a muѕt. Althоugh, thеу аlѕо hаvе nеgаtіvе еffесt аѕ thеу саuѕе frісtіоn whеn rubbеd аgаіnѕt frаgіlе hаіr ѕtrаndѕ (еѕресіаllу the ends!). A ѕоft tеxturеd ѕсаrf mаdе from a mаtеrіаl lіkе раѕhmіnа саn аlѕо be gооd mаtеrіаl tо рrоtесt уоur hаіr.

  1. Swіtсh Tо Hеаvіеr Prоduсtѕ

Most light рrоduсtѕ аrе nоt vеrу cold wеаtеr аррrорrіаtе. If еffоrtѕ are рut іn tо moisturize hair wіth dер соndіtіоnеrѕ, іt оnlу make ѕеnѕе tо uѕе heavier рrоduсtѕ tо ѕеаl in thаt mоіѕturе. Fаvоrіtе ѕuсh аѕ grapeseed аnd coconut оіlѕ ѕhоuld nоt be evicted but ѕhоuld bе rе-аррrорrіаtе to deep соndіtіоnеrѕ as thеу give соndіtіоnеrѕ аn extra bооѕt, which means more moisture. Hеаvу  cream ѕuсh аѕ Shea Mоіѕturе Curl Enhаnсіng Smoothie аnd Hеаvу оіlѕ such аѕ аvосаdо оіl  аѕ a ѕеаlаnt еnсоurаgе winterize hаіr.

  1. Utіlіzе Oіlѕ Tо Seal Hair

Apply оіlѕ аftеr ѕhоwеr to соаt hair in an еxtrа protective layer.

Fоllоwіng thеѕе excellent tірѕ, It’s certain thаt you wіll hаvе ѕоmе great grоwth tо ѕhоw оff in thе Sрrіng.

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The Design Essentials STS Express Treatment

Your Hair Will Love the Design Essentials STS Express Treatment. Here’s Why!
Are you looking for ways to keep your hair smooth, silky, and shiny? If you’re struggling with frizzy, multi-textured hair or you’re making the amazing transition from chemically treated to natural hair, the new and improved Design Essentials® STS Express System is just what your hair needs. This one-of-a-kind, amazing hair care treatment maximizes your hair’s manageability and helps your hair hold onto long-lasting style. Not only that, it strengthens hair and helps repair existing hair damage.

You’ll enjoy up to twelve weeks of intensely smooth, incredibly shiny hair that does more than look healthy, it is healthy. We’re proud to offer you the proven benefits and amazing results of the Design Essentials® STS Express System. It’s a fast, easy smoothing and thermal therapy system. Packed with nourishing amino-acid, the STS Express Smoothing System is as easy as 1-2-3 and has the following healthy hair benefits:

• Long lasting smoothness
• Powerful frizz protection
• Improved manageability
• Proven safe and effective
• Formaldehyde free
• Works on all hair textures

Check Out the video to see the system in action!

Here’s How the System Works:
Step One – Cleanse
This step gently cleanses and purifies the hair and thoroughly removes impurities from the scalp. This critical first step also prepares the hair to receive and absorb the benefits of the STS treatment. We’ll start by carefully shampooing with the STS shampoo. Then, we towel dry hair and detangle with a wide toothed home being careful to remove all snags and snarls. The best way to detangle your hair is to start from the bottom and work carefully up to the scalp. Once your hair is completely detangled, we part it into four sections and secure each section with a clip.

Step Two – Treat
The treatment step is where hair receives the amino acid based therapy mouse that temporarily smooths and straightens the hair. It’s available in gentle and max formulations, so we’ll thoughtfully choose the one that best fits your hair type. We start this step by covering half the hair with a plastic cap to maintain moisture while we treat the first half. We strategically part small sections of the hair and apply the mouse treatment smoothing it down the hair shaft as we go. We take our time and repeat this process until your entire head has been treated.

Step Three – Seal & Style
The third and final step removes treatment residue, seals the hair’s cuticles, and creates a beneficial moisture balance. In this stage, we’ll coat your hair with the STS sealing spray. There’s no further rinsing or shampooing involved. The STS spray is designed to stay on your hair for long-lasting results. We carefully blow dry your hair from root to tip until completely dry, then we flat iron small sections of your hair. This results in incredibly smooth hair that shines and bounces with health and vitality.

Things you need to know

  • This is not a Relaxer or Brazilian Blowout so your hair will revert to its natural state when wet with a looser curl pattern
  • The Design Essentials® STS Express System is safe to use on children, so if you are having difficulty with manageability this will help.
  • The system is an In-Salon Only Treatment, so only a stylist who has received training from Design Essentials can do this treatment.
  • Ensure that your stylist checks for protein sensitivity as the whole system is essentially a protein treatment on steroids
  • Please follow the directions from your stylist on after care so that you reap the full benefits of this awesome treatment
  • The treatment does not completely fade away after 12 weeks you will still have manageability for at least another 6 weeks but the effects of the heat styling are not as sleek and you run the risk of heat damage.
  • The more often you use the treatment the more your curl pattern becomes looser and the longer the results last
  • This treatment can be used by those transitioning to their natural hair as it effectively keeps you textures similar and strengthens your hair

Once the treatment is complete, we style your hair to your specific preferences and you’re left with manageable, incredibly beautiful hair for up to twelve weeks. Are you ready to experience the magic of the Design Essentials® STS Express System? Book your appointment today. Your hair will thank you!

 

What is a Press n Curl?

Definition: When natural hair is straightened with heat.

If you wear your hair curly or in weaves, and want to modify your look a Press n Curl might be the option for you. It’s a pleasure to hear my clients rave about their hair transformation, especially my natural beauties. Typically speaking, the Press n Curl is for someone who wants to maintain their natural hair but prefers a relaxed straight look, and the Press n Curl is just that. Clients boast about their sleek and silky look! Thinking about it makes me smile due to my client’s reactions. Once I have completed the Press n Curl, every client does the exact same thing, take their fingers and run it from their scalp to the ends of their hair. And, let’s not forget, the hair is not chemically treated thus promoting healthy hair. I absolutely love this style because you have the option to flat iron your hair straight or add some bounce!

    If you choose a Press n Curl, here is additional information to ensure you achieve your desired look:

  • Conditioning is key with a Press n Curl, it protects the natural hair from heat damage.
  • Press N Curl services should last up to 2-3 weeks.
  • Please keep in mind that sweating, exercise, and any wetness to the hair will revert your hair to its natural state.

ECS’ prices for an Adult Press is $60, a Youth Press is $50, and for a Child Press is $45.

If this sounds like an option for you feel free to book online at http://endlesscreationssalon.com/appointments/

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