If you’re budget and space-conscious, then portable hair steamers might be the most suitable option for you.
Portable hair steamers aka hooded steamers will never replace professional hair salon steamers when it comes to results.
However, portable hair steamers have their own place and are beneficial as well for the following reasons:
Why Choose Portable Hair Steamers
- some of them are better for travelling due to their handy size.
- You can move about the house while steaming with the smaller steamers, which isn’t something you can do with a professional hair steamer.
- You can use portable hair steamers to provide a quick moisture boost mid-week.
- Portable hair steamers are cheap and suitable for the budget-conscious naturalista.
So, which portable hair steamers/hooded steamers are the best. I have outlined them below in the order of smallest to the biggest.
I own 2 of them as well and I’m quite happy with them. I’ve had them for a long time and were worth the investment.
This steamer needs to be hand-held, which can be annoying if you have things to do.
However, it’s excellent for use mid-week when you just want to refresh your calls.
Being able to move it around also ensures you can cover all your strands. The water compartment is a bit small and might need to be refilled once during a session.
It’s a little on the pricey side but it’s not a device you replace often. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
The hair therapy wrap is cordless with heat provided via the gel packs included in the package.
The gel packs are inserted in the cap and heated in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds then placed around the head for 30 – 45 mins.
You will have to reheat once or twice and reposition around your head to make sure all hair strands receive adequate heat.
It’s effective and works fine in the absence of something else plus you can move around the house while it’son your end.
Budget-friendly price at under $50. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
This is aka a tabletop steamer. It is the most effective recommendation on this list and provides continuous moist heat for up to 30 minutes.
While effective, it can be a challenge to find the right location for it at home. On the plus side, it can also be used as a facial steamer.
It disassembles easily after use so you can put it away for storage. More expensive than the two above but it lasts for a very long time.
Prices range from $65 – $80 depending on the retailer you get it from. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
The next post covers the best natural oils for hair steaming so you can achieve maximum softness and moisture. Read it HERE.