What is a Thermal Heat Cap?
The most eco-friendly, easy and effective way to deep condition your hair with heat, using the reversible and reusable Curl Maven Thermal Heat Cap. High quality and hand made in Ireland using 100% Cotton, a breathable fabric. And 100% Organic Flaxseeds, which generate heat when warmed in the microwave. Producing up to one hour of gentle, moist heat. To get the most out of your hair mask, by opening up the cuticles on the hair shaft to allow the treatment to penetrate the hair for maximum benefit and results. And because there’s no plugs, cords or hoods, you’re free to move around while deep conditioning your hair.
Suitable for all hair types
Regular deep conditioning treatments are vital for maintaining healthy hair. Suitable for all hair types, but especially beneficial if you have wavy, curly, kinky-coily or afro hair. Damaged, coloured, or chemically treated hair that’s dry, brittle, frizzy and in need of TLC. Regular use of a Curl Maven Thermal Heat Cap heat will help maximise the benefits of your deep conditioning treatment, dramatically improve the health of your hair and give professional, salon quality results from home. Read The Golden Triangle of Healthy Hair for more tips and advice.
Benefits of using heat
Without the use of heat, the hair cuticle is typically closed, especially in low porosity hair. When deep conditioners, treatments, hot oils or masks are applied, they will just sit on the surface of the hair – limiting the benefits to your hair. However, by using heat to open up the cuticle of the hair, this allows the deep conditioner, treatment or mask to penetrate the hair shaft, nourishing and conditioning your hair from the inside out.
Wash hair as normal, squeeze out excess water and apply your favourite deep conditioner, hair mask, hot oil or DIY hair treatment. Completely cover your hair and hair line with a plastic shower cap. Place your Curl Maven Thermal Heat Cap in the microwave, elastic side up, and heat for 1 minute. Heating times are approximate as microwave watts vary, make sure you set it to 800 watt power. Turn inside out, and place back in the microwave, elastic side up, and heat again for 1 minute. Repeat once more if necessary, but do not heat longer than a total of 3 minutes, and no longer than 1 minute at a time. Place your Thermal Heat Cap over your plastic cap. For best results leave on for 30-45 minutes, but no longer than an hour. Always take off the Thermal Heat Cap for the last 5 minutes of the treatment to allow the hair to cool down. For best results, rinse treatment out with luke-warm water. Confused about what products to use? Read this post.
When to use a Thermal Heat Cap
Regularly deep condition, after cleansing or clarifying your hair, using a Curl Maven Thermal Heat Cap a minimum of once a month, and a maximum of once a week for healthy, hydrated, hair with lots of shine and frizz-free definition.
Cleaning & Care Instructions
Do not get your heat cap wet. Always wear a plastic shower cap underneath. Spot clean only, using warm water and a mild detergent, if necessary. Do not immerse in water. Do not overheat. Do not heat for longer than 1 minute at a time. Do not heat for longer than 3 minutes total. Must and can only be used with a microwave. Heating times are approximate, as microwave wattage will vary. Do not heat in a conventional oven or stove top. Touch test before wearing to avoid burns.
I love my heat cap. It has really helped my curls when using a treatment. Such great quality, I would highly recommend.
Excellent heat cap. I had been looking for a cap that would stay on my head and give my hair equal heat treatment on every part of my head. I didn’t think it could stay warm for as long as 20 to 30 minutes but having used it 3 or 4 times, I can say that my head feels warm after 30 minutes and I really notice a difference when I take the cap off. Would recommend as an excellent resource for anyone wanting to do intensive conditioning/treatment using heat. Excellent product. Thank you ❤
This thermal heat cap is divine! The quality top notch! Worth every penny as you will use it all the time. I’ve had mine for a year and it still looks brand new. Arrives quickly and I ordered mine in the middle of the pandemic where nothing was arriving quickly anywhere especially to Chile and it arrived one and quicker than anything else I ordered. The styles are beautiful and you’ll definitely be tempted to order more than one. So do yourself a favor, treat your self to a spa experience and click the buy button
I’ve been using this heat cap for the past year and a half (purchased in April 2020) and it helps immensely with deep conditioning treatments. I notice a significant difference between using this thermal cap when deep conditioning versus deep conditioning without. It truly helps my hair absorb and benefit from the conditioning treatment and bring moisture back into my curls. The quality of the cap is excellent and it has held up well over time. It is also adorable and reversible! I highly recommend!
Olive Daly (verified owner) –
Received my heat cap a few weeks ago. The quality is amazing and the fabric is really pretty. My hair was in fab condition after using it. I had been debating whether to buy one for ages but I’m delighted I invested and supported an small Irish business.
Jana (verified owner) –
Love this heat cap. It is great quality and it fits perfectly. So you can put on the heat cap and do other things and not worry about it falling off. I have used it 2 times so far for deep conditioning and my hair is feeling better already. Just buy it. You won’t be sorry. Thanks!
Kat (verified owner) –
This is great! I find that without heat, deep conditioning doesn’t do much for my hair. But now I have this awesome heat cap, it really makes a difference. The cap is well made, easy to heat, and durable. Much better quality than any other one I’ve had. Comes with a handy instruction card I suggest you store with it, for the times you haven’t conditioned for a while and you’ve forgotten how long to heat it for
Sinéad (verified owner) –
I love this heat cap! I have lots of thick hair and had been doing the same thing with it for years. The heat cap has helped me to deep condition it properly and I’ve also used it alongside Gabriella’s modified rice water treatment. It’s well worth getting
Roni (verified owner) –
I cannot say enough nice things about Gabriella and her Curl Maven ways! This heat cap, however, is exceptional. It is very well made, stretchy but snug, retains the heat without burning, and is super easy to use. Getting it on and off was a breeze, with a plastic shower cap underneath, and wasn’t too heavy or lopsided as some other brands have been. And the patterns are *squeals* ADORABLE! Do be mindful of the wattage on your microwave – she recommends an 800 watt, 1 minute per side, three times – I have a 900 watt, and did it for 45 seconds, three times, worked perfectly! (Any longer, and it would have begun to sweat, which is not good for those flaxseeds). Give yourself the gift of heat; your tresses deserve it ❤️