What’s the best hair styling tool?

Straighteners, curling wands, round brushes: There are numerous styling tools on the market, catering to different desires. If you’ve got a natural wave like me, chances are you’re wishing for tamed, glamorous waves or nice and straight hair (just as girls with straight strands admire tousled beach waves) – the grass is always greener!

I receive so many lovely Instagram DMs asking for a a hair tutorial, but truth be told: It has taken me years of experience and a multitude of tools to achieve this signature look. Today I want to share some of the learnings I acquired along the way. What’s my favorite styling tool, you ask?

The L’oreal Steampod

I have found this tool to be very similar to a hair straightener, in a way: Two hot plates allow for temporary changes of the visible hair structure. You can effortlessly go from slick, straight styles to vivid waves, or from frizzy to silky smooth. What’s innovative about this device is the additional application of steam to our luscious locks. The even stream make heat styling more gentle, and the result is a hairstyle that is beautifully soft and healthy looking. See for yourself:



After using the L'Oréal Steampod

How to use the L’Oréal Steampod

The handling of the L’Oréal Steampod is similar to how you would use a hair straightener, but in addition to that, it has a small water container that’s easy to remove and refill. 

Straight hair or curls?

I usually use the L’Oréal Steampod for my signature hairstyle: Glamorous, soft waves. To achieve this look, I like to brush through my hair, making sure to get rid of any knots and clipping it into sections. Then, section by section, I take a strand of hair, placing it between the hot plates. In a matter of seconds, the steam starts doing its magic, I turn the Steampod 180° and pull it down in one slow but steady motion. The result: Defined waves that are soft, lush and smooth.
Using the Steampod is a beautiful option to style your hair right after washing it, or even in between washes as a little hairstyle pick-me-up.

Never using a hot tool without a heat protectant, my favorites are a creamy product by Kérastase or a very fine hair mist by Goldwell. They both smell amazing, and of course, they act as a protective shield for your mane.

The crème de la crème of hair styling tools

I have the pleasure of using the Steampod and the GHD Gold Styler V and get to know the characteristics of both of them. As I have high standards when it comes to hair products, and I’ve put both of them to the test, I feel qualified to compare the two. These are my thoughts:
Even though it’s a tough call, I must say I find myself reaching for the L’Oréal Steampod. Both products have exceeded my expectations, and I don’t like using anything else on my hair. Since the Steampod works not only with heat but with steam (as the name would very subtly suggest), I have found it to be more gentle on my strands. After styling, it remains glossy and healthy and I easily achieve the perfect blow-dry look. However, I still use the GHD whenever I want more vivid waves: They tend to last at least two days longer.



  1. November 10, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    Deine Haare sehen echt klasse aus. Finde deine Locken sind total gleichmäßig geworden und fallen total natürlich. Das gefällt mir sehr. Scheint so als wäre der Steampod echt ein cooles Hilfsmittel für schöne Haare.

    Liebe Grüße, Milli

  2. November 10, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Meine Friseurin verwendet bei mir seit Jahren den Steampod weil da der Look (ich habe eine Naturkrause) am längsten hält. Ich bin ein großer Fan und werde mir das Gerät jetzt irgendwann auch zu Hause zulegen.


  3. November 10, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    Ich kannte den Steampod bisher noch nicht, hatte aber jetzt lange einen Pixie-Cut. Vielleicht, wenn meine Haare länger sind, mal sehen. Danke für den Tipp.

    Lieben Gruß,


  4. November 10, 2019 / 11:24 am

    Die Locken sehen wirklich schön aus! Ich glaub der Steampod muss auf die Weihnachtswunschliste!

  5. November 10, 2019 / 9:45 am

    das ist ja wirklich super. Brauche ich auch unbedingt. Die Locken sehen nicht so stark gemacht aus. Weißt du, was ich meine? Echt super. Danke für den Tipp!

    Schönen Sonntag!

    Liebst Linni

  6. November 10, 2019 / 12:44 am

    Wie schön ist das Ergebnis bitte geworden? Wow! Ich kannte den Steam Pod vorher noch nicht, aber ich werd ihn mir nun definitiv näher anschauen. Danke für den Beitrag!

  7. November 9, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    Eine wirkliche Innovation der Steampod! Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. Ein toller Look.
    Alles Liebe

  8. November 9, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Ich habe auch solche Naturwellen wenn ich die Haare nach dem Waschen nur einmal durchkämme und an der Luft trocknen lasse. Vielleicht sollte ich den Steampod auch einmal ausprobieren, das Ergebnis sieht jedenfalls wirklich toll aus! Halten sie denn bei dir? Meine Haare machen nach zwei Stunden wieder was sie wollen… :(

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