Steampod 3.0 is the new straightener from L’oréal Professionel developed together with the Rowenta team. It benefits from the power of steam to straighten hair in a less invasive and harmful way. I tried it for you and these are my opinions on it!
WHY IS STEAMPOD 3.0 DIFFERENT?
The first time I saw a Steampod straightener was years and years ago in a hairdressing salon: it was a gigantic machine used only by professionals, but it made my hair extremely smooth and soft thanks to the steaming. L’Oréal Professionel has finally developped this technology to bring it into the homes of all of us!
Steampod 3.0 has the same characteristics as its predecessors but in a much smaller and more manageable format – which allows you to benefit from Steampod technology comfortably at home our. The water tank, in fact, is contained in the handle of the plate (in previous versions it was external), in order to make styling easier and less “cumbersome”.
The water vapor released during use allows styling 2 times faster and softer and up to 91% less damage than other plates, while fully respecting the hair fiber and color.
IS IT GOOD FOR ME?
Some info about my hair for those who don’t know me: they are extremely thick, long, frizzy, untamed. I must admit that this straightener greatly decreases the frizz effect (and trust someone who has very dry hair) and above all the hair is extremely shiny and soft after having passed the straightener – while usually my lengths are very dry and rough. The Steampod 3.0 is in fact suitable for all hair types – thin, thick or colored. I personally find it very usefule for touch-ups in the days following the styling, when perhaps due to the heat the hair curls and ripple and we want an easy, smart and above all fast crease effect!
The tool is equipped with an integrated comb (which must always be turned downwards during ironing) and three different temperatures (180°, 200° and 210°). I personally use it at 200° because it has greater effect on my hair.
The thing I like most about this plate is also the rotating cable , which allows you to better manage the manual skills of each one, while an option that is missing is that of auto switch-off of the plate after a period of inactivity, which I hope will be integrated soon (raise your hand if you like me have left the plate on for an immemorial time at least once!: D)
DOES IT WAVE TOO?
My doubt about buying this straightener was that it could only work to straighten the hair: I feel comfortable today in being able to tell you that, like any other straightener, the Steampod 3.0 is also very well suited to creating wavy hair, with the same styling quality that we would get if we made them straight. Speaking of smooth : the results with this straightener is perfect, spaghetti-smoot as we say in Italy, like coming out of the hairdresser and without frizz! It would seem obvious for a straightener to obtain such a result but, believe me, for someone accustomed to a mane like mine, getting a smooth hair like this and in such a short time is no small feat!
L’Oréal Professionel has put on the market some products specifically designed to work in synergy with the Steampod 3.0: they are good, but in my opinion it is not an indispensable purchase if you do not want to feel obliged to use only those and prefer to use yours freely. favorite thermal protectors!
That being said, during my test tests of the Steampod 3.0 I noticed some small things that I feel I need to point out before you proceed with the purchase, or rather, some small precautions to be taken into consideration when using this hair straightener:
- You need to comb your hair well before straightening, otherwise the integrated comb can hurt a little bit.
- You have to proceed very slowly and on small sections to get the best result.
- Only distilled water can be used inside the tank. This is the only downside I find with this tool, and the reason why, for example, I did not take it with me on holiday in Ibiza: having only hand luggage, I could not bring more than 100 ml of distilled water, nor nor was I going to buy a tank of distilled water there just for the plate. It may sound silly but in my opinion it is something to consider, especially if you travel often or are out for the weekend. It seems to me that little is said about this, but it is certainly a point not to be underestimated.
I really like this straightener, because I find it less invasive and less harmful to the hair. As you know, I don’t often have my hair straightened completely flat, but if I had to, I would definitely use this for both the immediate effect (super smooth and frizz-free) and the long-term health benefits of the hair.
You can buy the Steampod 3.0 on Notino – there’s also the Summer Black Friday going on until 25/07 where you will find phenomenal discounts on many products! Just use the summer code at checkout! 😊
Dress thanks to Femme Luxe.