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.