So last christmas, a loved one gifted me a Q-Redew hair steamer and I was extremely excited to test it out. Now I not surprised that I had received this gift because it was at the top of my christmas list. I had heard about all the benefits of steaming hair and I was so sure that this Q-Redew was going to revitalize my hair regimen. My hair was going to be stronger, shinier, softer, etc!
Why I Chose the Q-Redew
But out of all the hair steamers on the hair market, why did I pick the one that looks like a giant green claw? One simple reason: accessibility and easy of use.
I wanted a device that would best suit my natural hair lifestyle. In general I’m pretty laid back when it comes to my hair. I don’t follow any strict rules or timelines; I do what I want to my hair when I want to do it. I needed a device to fit that lifestyle. I wanted a device that was self-explanatory, hand-held, compact, travel-friendly, and something that I could use easily. There was nothing else on the market that suited those needs except the Q-Redew. Other popular hair steamers, such as the Huetiful Hair Steamer, were over-priced in my opinion and cumbersome. I would have to assemble the device, find a flat-surface to place it on and then some how find a comfortable position to sit under this device for how ever long. All of this, assuming that my extremely thick hair would even fit under the hood comfortably. And those weren’t hassles I wanted to incorporate into my carefree natural hair lifestyle. With the Q-Redew I just plug it in and go. If I need to go on a trip and I want to bring my steamer, I can just pack it in with the rest of my hair tools. It’s amazing.
Why I Love the Q-Redew
Outside of being so easy to use, using the Q-Redew cuts down on my deep conditioning time. I used to deep condition for 2 or more hours. Although I loved how my hair felt after a good deep conditioning, who really enjoys having a cream slathered on their head for hours on end? With the Q-Redew I deep condition for 30 minutes and that is all. I get the same results, if not better, in half the time. Using the Q-Redew also makes detangling so easy. I deep condition while I detangle. Once my hair is freshly washed, I’ll section it into 4 and apply my deep conditioner of choice. Then I will steam each section for about 5-8 minutes each and while I’m steaming the tangles just melt away. I kid you not. In the end, my hair is deep conditioned and thoroughly detangled. It make’s wash day something to look forward too.
But the Q-Redew does have it’s short-comings. Personally, I think that the cord is too short. As a hair tool I think that the cord should be a comfortable length. But I substitute the short chord by using an extension cord. Also, the water reservoir on the Q-Redew isn’t very big. Once all of the water has been used up it has to be refilled and filling up the water reservoir continuously can be annoying if I’m are steaming for a while. When I steam my hair I usually have to refill the reservoir 3-4 times. It’s annoying but it’s not a deal breaker for me because the Q-Redew suits so many of my other needs.
- Allows me to get an intense deep condition in little time
- Makes detangling such an ease! Seriously
- Great for refreshing hairstyles
- Can be used on wet or dry hair
- Easy to Use
- Easy to Clean
- Travel Friendly
- The cord is too short
- Filling up the water reservoir frequently can get annoying
How Steaming has Effected my Hair
The big question is have I noticed a difference in my hair since I have been steaming and I would have to say yes. I have noticed that my hair stays retains moisture a lot longer after a good steaming session and it responds better to products. A better response to products usually results in a effortless style i.e. my flat twist-outs and braid-outs look great with half the effort. Would I reccommend this product? Yes I would. It’s a great addition to my natural hair regimen but it is not a crucial component of it. It does not make my hair any healthier than it was before I received this steamer. A good consistent regimen will always trump any new product on the market. My advice to any one thinking about investing in a steamer is to do your research on the steamer than best suits your natural hair needs and lifestyle. Once you think you’ve narrowed it, sleep on it. I waited at least six months to decide if I really wanted a Q-Redew and at the end of those 6 months I still was interested in owning a steamer it so I added it to my Christmas list.
Other Options for Steaming
A steaming the device isn’t the only way to steam the hair. A simple DIY steaming method would be to get a plastic bag, spritz the inside lightly with water and plop that sucker on your head for a couple of hours and let the natural heat from your body build the steam up in the bag. To intensify the heat, moisten a small towel, microwave it for 15 seconds and than wrap the towel around your head and over the plastic bag. Wala! An inexpensive steam treatment.
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