|Hair Therapy Wrap. Microwaveable, Keratin bond safe, Optimised for hair oil treatment.|
|Gel Packs: 2 side pieces and 1 middle piece|
I mentioned a few posts ago that I gave in and bought a heating cap. I don't have as much free time as I did before and I didn't want my hair care rituals to be sacrificed during the week (I.e cowashing and deep conditioning, which I tend to do on wednesdays). So when I saw that SheaButterCottage had stocked up on the Hair Therapy Wrap I just had to get my hands on it. I'd heard so many good things about this heating cap and I thought it would fit in well with my current lifestyle. So I picked mine up for just under £25. It comes in three colours: cocoa, pink and white. I purchased cocoa.
I should probably get into how it works now huh...
So the actual heating cap is made of a polyester material. It comes with three gel packs; two side packs and a long middle pack. They also provide you with three plastic shower caps which was awfully nice of them to include. You basically heat the gel packs either in the microwave for a few seconds or in water over the stove for no more than five minutes. You then leave them to cool and then insert into the cap. I actually don't own a microwave (which some people find really shocking lol no idea why) so I'm so glad there is the option to use the stove.
Once you've inserted the gel packs you can place it on your head and it secures with Velcro. I have braids in at the moment and it doesn't fit over them so I'm having to demonstrate on my polystyrene head. You get the drift though right?
I absolutely love this heating cap! It spreads the heat around your head in a really nice way. It's difficult to describe but I really feel it working. I get headaches when I'm too hot but this heat was subtle and effective. I was slightly doubtful in the beginning as the gel packs don't cover the very back of my head as this is where the handles cross to help secure the Velcro, but the heat managed to spread to this area well regardless.
I tend to use this for no more than 30 minutes, and so this has reduced the amount of time I'm spending on wash days considerably but I still have to comfort in knowing that I am still giving my hair the care it needs.
Have any of you guys tried the Hair Therapy Wrap and what are your thoughts on it?
Also do you think the use of indirect heat is necessary when deep conditioning? Let me know how you DC!