Want to know a secret about my hair today?
It’s actually a 4-day old twist out.
But you probably wouldn’t have guessed that because it still looks like day one.
I know what you’re thinking – stop playing games, there’s no way that’s 4 days old.
But there is a way and I’m going to show you how you can achieve it.
The Q-redew is a handheld hair steamer that uses warm steam as mist to naturally refresh, rejuvenate, and enhance your hair volume and texture in minutes.
No mess, no fuss, no chemicals – just water.
The Q-redew is the invention of Heidi, a naturally curly haired mother of three who was looking to fill a void in her own hair care routine.
Curly-heads always talk about enjoying second-day hair better than the first, but often struggle to revive the hair without the use of water. We all know that sometimes water does more harm than good to their style. Heidi also struggled with this and recognized there was a need for a tool that would reshape and refresh without the hassle of getting your hair wet.
The Q-redew allows for perfect styling control without rewetting or shampooing your hair – which is such a blessing as I’ve left the house one too many times with my hair still wet. And it drives me nuts!
The steam lightly mists the hair to reshape and hydrate your curls without getting them soaking wet. You can boost your curls, restore moisture to dry hair, lift flat hair, and transform bedhead all with a simple push of a button.
I’m going to take you through my step-by-step process for using the Q-redew to refresh an old twist out on my 4c natural hair.
So you can see how I went from this:
In less than 10 minutes.
Prepping your Q-redew
The first step is to get your Q-redew ready for use. Pop out the reservoir on the back and fill it with water. Depending on the length of your hair, you may have to do this twice. Snap the reservoir back in and plug in the steamer, allowing it to heat up.
Once the red indicator light on the back has stopped blinking – which takes no more than about 20 seconds – it’s ready for you to use.
Prepping your curls
Untie your hair and run your fingers through to help loosen your curls and allow for maximum steam to penetrate your hair and scalp. You can also section your hair if it’s easier for you to manage and add a small amount of cream or butter for extra moisture or curl definition.
Now you’re ready to rejuvenate your curls!
Pick up your Q-redew and press the button to start the flow of steam. Take a section of your hair and gently run the Q-redew over and through your curls, using your fingers to fluff if needed.
Depending on your hair type, you’ll want to be careful to not pull the prongs through your hair as if it were a comb and you were detangling. Think of it more as a hair dryer and move it over the curls while using your fingers to detangle.
The steam is hot, so be sure to keep it moving – again, as if you were using a hair dryer – so not to burn yourself.
After a couple of minutes you’ll begin to feel moisture in your curls and you’ll find it’s easier to shape and style your hair.
Continue this process through each section of your hair until you feel refreshed and moisturized all throughout.
Style your curls
This step is based on your preference and curl type. You may need a little extra product to define your curls or add some extra shine. I like adding raw shea butter to lock in the moisture and make my hair soft and shiny.
And that’s it! You just went from misshapen fro to diva queen in minutes!
I’ll be honest, I was hesitant when I first saw the Q-redew. But after trying it out, I believe it’s a very useful tool for us naturalistas.
And you can use it for more than just refreshing your hair – from deep conditioning and detangling to setting a style and blowouts. It’s a versatile tool and a great item to have in your product arsenal.
Do you own a Q-redew? How do you use it on your curls?
Leave us your tips in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!