Are you struggling with dry, frizzy curls or lifeless, weighed down waves? I have experienced both in my curly girl journey. This past week, I discovered that I have low porosity hair. In short, this means that moisture does not easily penetrate the hair strand. Heat is your friend in this situation. It aids in the moisturizing affects of your curly hair products. Specifically, deep conditioners. This week, I decided to try using a microwavable heat cap to deep condition my hair. (12/6/2021 – If you are interested in an electric hair steamer for natural hair, check out my product review.)
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The Tifara Beauty heat cap has over 10,000 customer reviews, currently, with a 4 out of 5 star rating! The instructions are simple and easy.
- Wash and rinse hair.
- Ring water out of hair. Comb through deep conditioner.
- Heat deep conditioning cap for 90 seconds in microwave.
- Wear for 10 minutes.
- Rinse out conditioner and style as usual.
Heat Cap Review
The thermal cap fits snug on my head without me feeling claustrophobic. I have a small sized head with thick, shoulder length hair. It all fits nice and snug inside the heat cap. NOTE: If you have long, thick hair, this heat cap may be too small for you.
The heat coming from the cap is warm and feels soothing. You don’t have to worry about burning your hands or head.
I used a thin, disposable plastic shower cap underneath to keep the heat cap clean. I also kept it on for the recommended 10 minutes. Next time I will try 15 to see if I can get even better results.
My Heat Cap Results
Normally, when I deep condition my hair in the shower, it leaves a heavy, greasy cast on my hair and roots. This means 5 to 7 days of dirty feeling hair. Using the heat cap for conditioning changed everything!
My hair is soft, curls all the way to the roots and full of volume. I’m in love!!
Here’s a before and after using the same hair products. These photos were taken one week apart. You can see the difference specifically around my roots and length.
Heat Cap Wash Day Routine
4. Finish by plopping hair for 15 to 30 minutes.
5. Diffuse hair with warm heat until 50% dry. Scrunch a mixture of water and Kinky Curly Curling Custard to hair.
6. Finish diffusing until 100% dry. SOTC with Righteous Roots RX Oil.
With my first deep conditioner treatment using the heat cap, I noticed my curls felt clean, soft, defined and voluminous. I think leaving the cap on for additional time would give me even better results.
PS: Don’t forget that curly hair products are just the beginning for taking care of your locks. Be sure to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. I make sure to ingest collagen for healthy skin, nails and hair. I also juice each week.