Hot Head Deep Conditioning Thermal Heat Cap
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Reversible and cordless by design, you can move about freely and get on with other things while deep conditioning your hair. You can also use this cap when your colouring hair to allow the dye to penetrate the cuticles and get the best colour results.
How does it work?
Hair cuticle is typically closed and laying flat like fish scales. Hot Head Cap, which is thermal and made from Terrycloth, is filled with renewable flaxseeds that generates heat when warmed up in the microwave. The gently heat produced from the Cap will lift your hair cuticles, allowing the treatment to penetrate deep down, leaving your hair well-conditioned and nourished from inside out.
Starting circumference is around 21 inches. Max circumference when fully stretched is 34 inches.
For head size 22 inches and beyond, very thick hair and/or dreadlocks, we recommend Pydana Deep Conditioning Thermal Heat Caps to avoid stretching the elastic by using a cap too small for your head/hair.
Heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds on each side, depending on microwave wattage. Do not exceed a combined total of 3 minutes heating time from start to finish of conditioning your hair. The cap will produce 20-30 minutes of gentle moist heat to deep condition your hair. For longevity of your cap, please also follow very important instructions that comes with it.
To avoid ruining your cap, always use a plastic cap on top of your hair before putting on Hot Head.
Tip: Many users have noted the print side of the cap is the warmest. Watch the video below by YouTube vlogger, Bianca Renee, where she demonstrates the best way to heat and use the cap.
Cleaning and maintenance
Use warm water and a mild detergent to wipe clean. Any unsightly fluff or lint on the Cap can be removed using a lint roller.
The instruction that comes with the cap is for 1000 watts microwave, but mine is below this watts. How many minutes should I use to heat the cap?
For microwaves below 850 watts, heat each side for 1 minute and ensure the total combined heating of both sides doesn't exceed 3 minutes. For example, heat the print side for 1 minute, turn the cap inside out and heat the plain colour side for 1 minute and then turn the cap inside out again and heat the print side for another 1 minute. Put on the cap with print side resting on your head. This side, according to many, provides the warmest heat. Please make sure a clingfilm or a disposable shower cap is already on your head prior to heating the cap.
What would happen if I heat the cap longer than recommended time?
The flaxseeds would become overheated and toasted, thus sparking up and setting the cap on fire. This happened to our Co-Founder when she was testing the cap for performance prior to stocking it. Please do not overheat at any given session. The elastic would also lose it firmness, causing your cap to become saggy. Overheating the cap can also result in burnt holes. As a rule of thumb, the higher the microwave watt (850 watts and above), the less heat up time is required.
No Shower caps?
All the curly hair tutorials on youtube said it came with plastic shower caps, and the american brand website does at least give you the option to add them when buying it. It wasn't clear on here so I did expect at least a couple to start me off but no! So I haven't been able to try it yet! For a product that says it is essential to use one, you should at least include a couple, or make it more obvious on the page you need them, and have to buy them seperately!
Thank you for your review. We indeed advised via the how to use section: "To avoid ruining your cap, always use a plastic cap on top of your hair before putting on Hot Head." Please also be aware that household clingfilm can also be used if disposable shower cap is not available. Hope this helps.
Fast delivery, packaged well.
I’ve given it 4 stars as I’ve only used it once so I cannot speak on the longevity of the cap. Very easy to use and it remained hot for my conditioning treatment (20 mins). I would have to reheat it if I wanted anything longer than that. I would say get it if you don’t want to spend money on an expensive hooded dryer or steamer !
Deep condition while getting on with other things!
Great - put it in the microwave and it was very straight forward.
It’s great! It’s the only way my fine, low porosity hair accepts moisture. Only giving it 4 stars because I haven’t had it for very long. This is still in the first impressions stage