Friday, 26 July 2013


An industry first, L'Oreal and Rowenta (they invented the first steam iron) two world class brands have joined forces with their expertise to develop a high tech steam hair straightening iron called the Steam Pod...This professional very high continuous steam flow straightener, allows your hairdresser to straighten your hair more quickly and  achieve a longer lasting result. The Steam Pod will straighten your hair perfectly, giving your hair exceptional smoothness and therefore shine, thus creating the best looking hair possible! Five years of research and 8 patents later, this is the first steam smoothing system that treats hair while styling, thanks to the Pro Keratin technology of their products.

I was very fortunate today to have my hair straightened with the Steam Pod. My hair was quickly dried with a hairdryer and then the straightening process began. The procedure is the same as with any conventional hair straightener,but the Steam Pod obviously works with steam. This steam opens up the cuticle and infuses moisture into the hair before sealing it with the iron. This makes your hair resistant to humidity, and means a frizz-free, smooth finish. It's imperative that the Steam Pod products are used prior to the straightening.

There are three products available and your hairdresser will decide on which will be best suited for your hair type.
Replenishing Smoothing Cream (Light texture for natural to slightly sensitized hair)
Replenishing Smoothing Cream (Rich texture for medium to highly sensitized hair)
Protective Smoothing Serum (Serum texture for very damaged hair)

My hair felt unbelievable soft and smooth, there was no sign of dampness, whatsoever on my hair. The one  noticeably difference, was that my hair was only warm to the touch, as opposed to the high heat that I normally feel with other straighteners.The whole process, was also far quicker....and my hair not only looked stunning,but felt absolutely fantastic, so lets see if how long the straight frizz free effect lasts for....I will keep you updated.

The Steam Pod is only to be used by professional salons and is designed to be used with Steam Pod products only.
This service is a salon extra and usually costs around an R60.

Joyce my hairdresser for many years is offering a 10% discount 
off any Redken,Kerastase,L'Oreal or Joico retail product purchased,
but be sure to mention that you read my blog in order to get the discount!

Sands Hair & Nails 
1st floor
Umhlanga Sands Hotel
Lagoon Drive
Umhlanga Rocks

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