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Review: Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap

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One of the best ways to maintain healthy natural hair is through deep conditioning. Deep conditioning softens hair and restores hair’s elasticity making it less likely to snap or break during detangling or styling.

Our good friends at Thermal Hair Care sent us one of their Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Caps for review and we couldn’t wait to try it out!

A little background:

Hot Head is a unique microwavable deep conditioning heat cap created by a professional hair stylist. It offers an easy and stylish way to achieve the results of a salon quality conditioning treatment at home. Each Hot Head is handmade with love, and constructed from quality natural materials.

How does it work?

The Hot Head Heat Cap is filled with renewable flax seed which will generate heat when warmed in the microwave. It’s reusable and is the most environmentally friendly way to deep condition your hair with heat at home. There is no need to plug it into an outlet or use batteries to power the heat. With a few minutes in the microwave Hot Head will produce up to 30-45 minutes of gentle moist heat. The fact that there are no cords and no plugs means that you are free to move about while deep conditioning your hair.

How we used it:

We used the Hot Head Heat Cap for a deep conditioning treatment on a 6 year old with 3c/4a hair with the following DIY deep conditioning recipe:

1 egg
1/2 cup of mayo with olive oil
1/4 of olive oil
1 cup of Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.

diy deep conditioner recipe

Packaging

The Hot Head came in standard packaging with a package of plastic shower caps (sold separately). It also included a list of simple instructions that were easy to follow.

Design

The look and feel of the Hot Head is of great quality and durability. It is reversible and comes with a patterned side and a terry cloth side. I chose my Hot Head in a zebra print, but they have several other options available should you fancy floral or paisley prints. The stitch work on the cap is also something worth mentioning. It has a very cute and detailed sun burst design on the back that I thought added a very elegant touch. The only issue I had with the Hot Head was with cleaning it. I spilled a little of the DIY conditioner on the terry cloth side of the cap and had to immediately clean it from the cap or else it would dry and become hard to remove.

hothead cap

Ease of Use

The instructions make using the Hot Head simple. After washing, conditioning, detangling and parting the hair into 4 sections, I applied the quick and easy DIY deep conditioner to the 6 sections and twisted them up into balls and placed the plastic cap on top. I then heated the Hot Head in the microwave for 30 seconds on each side and placed it, pattern fabric side out, on top of the plastic cap for 35 minutes. The instructions recommend heating the cap up for a few minutes, however, I think 30 seconds on each side is perfect for a child, as the cap does get hot VERY quickly.

anaya diy

The website mentions that the cap produces up to 30-45 minutes of gentle moist heat, and this was pretty much spot on. The cap didn’t feel cool until around the 30 minute mark which was probably due to the fact that I didn’t warm the cap up for more than a minute. I’m sure that it would probably stay warmer longer had I heated it up longer.

Comfort

My daughter really enjoyed using the Hot Head. At first I was a little concerned because it is a bit heavy due to the flaxseeds, but it didn’t seem to be weighing too heavily on her head. She was able to comfortably do her homework, play with her toys and play around the house with the cap staying in place. I was also quite pleased that the conditioner wasn’t leaking down her face and back. The terry cloth design helps with absorbing the conditioner that may leak out.

Effectiveness

After rinsing out the deep conditioner, my daughter’s hair was left feeling soft and smooth. The combination of my DIY deep conditioner recipe along with Hot Head left her hair looking shiny and moisturized. I then styled her hair using the L.O.C. Method and covered the style in a satin bonnet overnight. In the morning when I removed her bonnet I noticed that her hair retained its moisture and shine.

 

Overall, the Hot Head is definitely worth the $30 investment. The construction of the cap along with it’s use of a natural heat source like flaxseeds, make it a must have staple in my daughter’s natural hair care regimen. The natural heat from the flaxseeds really kicked her deep conditioning treatment into overdrive and the results were amazing. I definitely recommend investing in a Hot Head to add to you and your child’s natural hair care routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Breyonka

    December 2, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I’m new to this all natural stuff so I have a couple questions , is it necessary to deep condition my 1yr old now, and if it is how often and how long should I let it sit. I’m starting to use apple cider vineger and water for de tangling. And castor oil to moisturize her scalp but do I need to wash her hair every two weeks.? I hope to hear from you soon

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