Aphrodite O3 Ultra Hair Steamer

Thursday, 17 September 2015



My hair can get quite dry where it's more texlaxed than relaxed now (see here) and having my hair steamed for a KeraCare blogger photoshoot brought back the kind of ultra-softness I haven't really felt in my hair since I started transitioning a year ago. I ended up buying a steamer as a result - the Aphrodite O3 Ultra Hair Steamer. I've written off the idea of having a steamer in the past as I don't have a lot of space for one but I read decent reviews of this particular steamer and I love that it can be packed away easily when it's not in use.

Retailing at £64.99, it's a fair priced in comparison to other similar steamers on the market. I got mine from distributor website beautyhair.co.uk. They were offering a 10% discount and free shipping at the time which definitely swayed my purchase. This product also doubles up as a face steamer but I haven't tried this option yet.


This steamer is really easy to use and set up. It's separated into 3 parts which slot together with minimal effort. You fill it with water from the top until it reaches the maximum level indicated on the water jar. You then press the steam button and it starts heating up pretty quickly taking roughly 5 minutes. The steamer has a safety function which makes it stop working if it's not on a level surface or the water level is too low. 

I've been using my steamer 1-2 times a week since I filmed my Wash Day Routine in August and it makes such a difference. I apply my deep conditioner as usual, though I don't use as much product as I used to, and steam my hair with it on for about 10-15 minutes. I thought I was doing a good job just relying on my usual plastic conditioning cap but my hair has so much more bounce and feels stronger with the addition of my steamer. 


In terms of cons the design of Aphrodite Steamer isn't as polished as it could be. The parts could be better made and I wish the position of the steamer hood wasn't fixed. It can be a bit awkward to steam the back of the hair properly as you can't adjust it and the hood itself could do with being a little bigger. 

Regardless of this steamer's flaws I'm really happy with this purchase as it's made such a huge difference to the condition of my hair in a short time. I'm definitely going to continue steaming my hair every wash day.

Do you have a steamer or receive steam treatments at a salon?

Lesley x

10 comments:

  1. This has definitely being on my wish list for some time now and will purchase next year. Great review!

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  2. I recently started using my steamer again also, it does indeed make a big difference.

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    1. I was so surprised how quickly it made a difference! x

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  3. Hi Leslie, I've also got texlaxxed hair, and find that steaming before shampooing really helps my scalp and hair. I tried a similar table-top steamer to the Aphrodite one for about a year, then paid just a bit more to get a standing steamer. I got mine (and my hooded hairdryer) from nestcf2009 on eBay - it's the 2 Heat Level Hair Hood Steamer, and I buy distilled water from classikool on eBay for it. Perhaps one to upgrade to in a year?

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    1. Hey! The reason I bought a table top was more for space saving than cost but I'll definitely keep an eye out for the one you suggested if I ever have the space for an upgrade x

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  4. I'm glad someone I know and trusted has done a review on this, I've read similar cons online about this steamer as you raised so I guess it's just a common thing for most people. I think I'm going to purchase this as my hair DEFINITELY needs it that's for sure. Thanks love xo

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    1. Awww thanks LaaLaa. The change in the condition of my hair is the main reason I love this steamer. I think the design could be miles better but for the price I can forgive it. I've seen exactly the same designs on eBay cheaper at around £40-50 but I ended up buying it from beautyhair.co.uk just incase there were any problems. If I had space for a salon-style steamer I'd probably fork out for it but I literally have no room for one! x

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    2. Yes this same steamer is in my local Julia's for £99 I thought are you crazy, I'd rather put down the extra 20 or whatever for the Huetiful Hair Steamer lol. I have seen these listed on eBay too but the extra security from a website is a good thing. I purchased this the same day I read this review and got it the next day. Thanks for this post xo

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  5. I've been wanting one for awhile, just need to take the plunge!

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