L’Oréal Professionnel SteamPod 2.0


Showing the pod and the Steam vents Quite recently I mentioned the L’Oréal Professionnel SteamPod 2.0 when I talked about the five products I’m currently lusting after. We all have them, you know the ones, those we would love to own but are just out of reach for us. I’ve been thinking about purchasing this for a while, but couldn’t really justify the cost as there’s always something else which needs buying. Unfortunately, hair styling tools are placed on the back burner!

I couldn’t believe it when L’Oréal contacted me and offered to send me the Professionnel SteamPod to try. It felt like Christmas had come early! I didn’t have to wait either as it arrived the very next day.

The L’Oréal Steampod is not a new styling tool and the original has been around for a few years. The older version has been replaced with the new generation SteamPod 2.0 Boasting several new features including more heat settings and is a lighter more compact tool for easier handling.

Steam pod samantha showing the water filling cap

Here’s What L’Oréal Say

This Professionnel and high-tech steam hair straightening iron, allows for continuous steam to flow gently through the hair, smoothing the look of hair as it styles. Use this hair straightener to straighten or curl your hair quickly, with a long-lasting result. Optimised for straight, shiny styles, or playful and voluptuous wavy curls that everyone will envy. Designed to be used with Steampod hair styling products

L’Oréal Professionnel’s newest generation of flat iron that brings easier usage and exceptional results.

L’Oréal Professionnel and Rowenta Salon Electricals are proud to introduce the newest edition of SteamPod: an at home appliance of the smoothing & straightening iron which delivers a continuous flow of high pressure steam to deliver a long-lasting, sublimely smooth and high gloss finish on the hair.

The new SteamPod at home device is a smaller and more compact version of the professional appliance with similar benefits and performance advantages.

Beautifully sleek and manageable tresses with a glamorously glossy, smooth finish and mirror-like shine. L’Oréal Professionnel & Rowenta SteamPod 2.0 can be used to create a variety of finishes from smooth and supple looks to soft, tumbling waves. shiny-looking finish.

Including:
– A 60ml water demineralization filtration system for pure steal.
– A comb attachment to detangle and smooth hair during the application.
– Up to 50% smoother and faster than a regular straightener.

Features of the L’Oreal Steampod Straightener:

  • 5 temperature settings – 140-210°C
  • Heat memory
  • Optimal heat distribution
  • Cool touch exterior
  • 60 grams lighter than the original Steampod
  • Retains natural moisture levels
  • Integrated comb spreads hair evenly along the plates
  • Protects from heat damage

My Thoughts

I  have really long hair and so I’m always looking for different ways to style it. I tend to flit between straight, a loose wave or ‘shaggy’ for want of a better word. I quite like to curl my hair, brush it through and then shake it out. That tends to be my signature look. Annoyingly, my hair is never the same twice. Some days it’s great, others the curl or wave won’t hold particularly if there’s moisture in the air. I can literally be outside for five minutes and my waves are straight. Then there are those unexplained bad hair days which we all suffer with.

As soon as I knew the SteamPod existed I wanted it. I’ve always used GHD’s to straighten my hair but recently I’ve been getting a little bored with the typical straightening iron. That’s when this particular styling tool hit my radar. I love the SteamPod concept and I was intrigued to see the difference between the two. Things are definitely looking up as now when it comes to straightening, waving or curling my hair the SteamPod has very quickly become my ultimate styling tool. It does everything I need, It straightens my hair effortlessly but equally, I can use it to produce big soft curls or waves. The constant steam ensures moisture isn’t stripped from my hair, keeping it in the best possible condition.

The new generation SteamPod has five heat settings as mentioned earlier and the temperature is reached quickly. As you can see there are Steam ducts are along one side next to the comb. Straightening my hair is quick and easy. In fact, my GHD’s have now gone by the wayside. I find the SteamPod Is just so much quicker and easier to use, it’s comfortable to hold and has that high quality feel to it.

the steampod lit up

L’Oréal recommend using distilled water in the pod itself to prevent any limescale build up which could block the ducts impairing the function. Simply slide the water cartridge off to fill, or just lift the lid and fill it with sufficient water up to the level. Close the lid and press the ‘on’ button which is on the inner handle and watch the SteamPod light up. Choose your preferred heat setting, Wait a few minutes and you’re ready to go. You’ll hear a slight whirring sound start-up as you use it on each section of hair. The Pod also has three suction pads on its base to keep it steady on the surface it’s placed on which is a great idea.

For creating loose waves, personally, I’ve found it more successful to straighten each section lightly first before creating the waves. My hair is a little on the fine side so this way the comb glides through my hair without snagging. It’s a case of trial and error. In terms of creating waves, it can take a little practice if you’re not used to using the straightening iron method and can be a bit fiddly to begin with. There are plenty of tutorials online and also on the L’Oréal website where you can see a demonstration if you’re not sure of the technique.

L’Oréal recommend using the specially designed products which I’ve linked to at the foot of the post. Here’s a little about those:

L’Oréal Professionnel SteamPod Replenishing Cream

For Sensitised Hair has been specifically designed and formulated to be activated by the L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod for an anti-frizz effect that lasts for up to three days.

L’Oréal Professionnel SteamPod Serum

Use L’Oreal Professionnel Steam Pod Protective serum as a finishing product on damaged areas and hair ends for a taming effect.

Protective smoothing serum: nourishes damaged and weak areas of the hair fiber and helps protect the hair during the straightening process. The formula is enriched with avocado oil and apricot kernel oil.
The creams are enriched with Pro Keratin technology.

Overall

My overall experience with the new generation Professionnel SteamPod has been great. I haven’t experienced any issues at all. I will continue to use mine and enjoy fabulous hair from now on. If you’re considering trying it, I would say go for it if you can. I don’t think I could be without mine now.

Have you tried it?

 

Samantha's hair straightened and curled

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Harriet
    September 8, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I never would of thought you could use this to create waves, now I want it even more! I have very thick hair so feel like the steampod would make quick work of straightening my hair, it’s normally such a faff. Thank you for a great review.

    Harriet | Shake This Town

    • Samantha
      September 8, 2017 / 9:28 am

      So glad you enjoyed my review. If you have thicker hair this would would be fab for you and cut down on the time as you say. I would suggest buying the products along with it as they will help tame your hair too! Love to know how you find it if you do treat yourself.

      Thank you so much for reading.

      Have a lovely weekend x

  2. luxblush
    September 8, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I have never heard of this before, but it sounds amazing! I have thick hair and think this would work really well with it. Thank you for sharing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Samantha
      September 8, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Wish my hair was a bit thicker! Yes this would really work for your hair, the Steam makes it so much more effortless. I’ve only seen it online so it may have missed your radar with it not being in the shops!

      Thanks for reading, glad to help you discover a new styling tool! x

  3. September 9, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Sounds fabulous! I’ve never thought to try a steaming tool on my hair so would be interested to know whether they are better for your hair. Great review! Jessica KG ❤️

    • Samantha
      September 9, 2017 / 10:59 am

      It really is. I hadn’t used a steam tool before either but using Steam ensures the moisture level in the hair isn’t stripped as it would be using a regular straightening iron. My hair is finer and highlighted so it’s a little so can be fragile. I’ve used this now several times to both straighten and wave and my hair doesn’t feel and worse for it. If you could do with updating a current straightening iron might be worth investing in this one.

      Thanks for reading Jessica xx

  4. September 9, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    This sounds sooooo good!! I use GHD straighteners at the moment but not too much as I know they’re not great for your hair but this sounds great because of the steam! Your hair looks amazing too! Definitely feeling a bit of hair-envy right now 😛 Great post xx

    • Samantha
      September 9, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Ah thanks lovely. (Okay to say it on my own blog 😂) definitely much more hair friendly having the Steam. I’m really enjoying using it, so quick for straightening too. Thanks for reading!
      Xx

  5. September 9, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    The results are amazing. I am hopeless at curling my hair with straighteners but the results with this look so effortless. xx

    www, franklyflawless.com

    • Samantha
      September 10, 2017 / 8:17 am

      I must admit I’m not great at creating a proper curl but I’m okay with the looser wave. The more I use it the better I’ll get I imagine. Thanks so much xx

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