Currently, I’m ballin’ on a tight budget. I have some big time projects in my future, so ever dollar spent is carefully planned. Though a Huetiful Steamer is on the horizon, I’m currently without a steamer or an upright hair dryer to aid my deep conditioning routine. With my 4c curls, skipping deep conditioning is not an option (I need all the moisture I can get). That’s why I had to figure out a solution for heating my hair during deep conditioning sessions since I don’t have an upright hair dryer or steamer.
Although I can definitely deep condition with body heat only, my results were much better when I used additional heat. Below is my crafty AND classy solution for heating your hair during deep conditioning sessions without a dryer.
The Face Towel Method
Heat a face towel in the microwave. (30 – 40 seconds will do.)
Next, put a shower cap over your hair. Place the steaming face towel on top of the shower cap. Seal in the heat from the face towel by placing another shower cap on top of the first shower cap. *Note – Don’t be like me in this picture – put a towel around your neck. I got burned by water drops from the face towel and it was NOT fun.
Boom, there it is – improvised heat! The face towel will stay hot for about ten minutes. I wrap my head with a bath towel in addition to using the steamy face towel and shower caps. After 30 minutes bundled up, my hair is good to go and deep conditioned.
Heat is an important part of deep conditioning because heat lifts your hair cuticles. The lifted cuticles enable the deep conditioning products to penetrate the hair shaft.
Hopefully, this tidbit was helpful. As always if you have questions, comments, or feedback leave them below. Share this article on Facebook or Twitter if you like it.
Peace, Love, and God’s Grace,