Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be a hair model for SoftSheen-Carson’s Hydra Steam Moisturizing System. My hair is extremely dry and coarse, so I was especially interested to see how the Aloe Vera-based mixtures would react on my hair.
I was impressed.
This is the softest and vibrant my hair has probably ever been, and I can’t keep my hands out of it lol.
The system, presented by Mezei Jefferson, the brand’s Director of Education, and celebrity hair stylist Johnny White, is exclusively designed for stylists to use with steam treatments.
White, who treats Michelle Obama’s hair, said the primary goal of the Hydra Steam line is to combat dryness, first, and then shrinkage. It also helps to prevent breakage and soften the hair cuticle while providing intense hydration.
Each model, all with different hair types and lengths, was paired with a team of three to four hair professionals from across the region who tried the four-step process on our hair:
- Sulfate-free cleanser. This cleanser got a lot of praise because of how a little goes a long way. It suds up well on the first wash.
- Moisturizing steam masque. After the wash, they applied this to my hair, and I sat under a steamer for 20 minutes. But in the case a steamer isn’t available, you may use a cap.
- Moisturizing sealing spray. This seals the cuticle.
- Curl Designing or Refining Coil cream. These creams provide the finishing touch when styling hair, preventing frizz. One of them was applied while I received bantu knots and coil twists, and afterward, I sat under the dryer. The creams are very lightweight and don’t leave any residue, even if too much product is used.
This Hydra Steam Moisturizing System caters to natural hair, but I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who experiences severe dryness and breakage. Let me know if this is something you would try!