My experience with the L’Oréal Steampod 3.0

Hello beauties,

Last year I talked about one of my favorite products of all time – the Rowenta Wet & Dry! If you read the post (here) you’ll understand why. The price is amazing, and the results are fabulous. Overall it’s a product that I advise and think that everyone that has wild hair and little time needs. If you remember at the time, I decided to buy the wet & Dry because the L’Oréal Steampod had a size and a price that didn’t convince me. The good reviews about the Wet & Dry straightener were also a good point for me to decide.

After saying all these things, I have a confession…I bought the L’Oréal Steampod last month!

Why?? if I loved the Wet & Dry so much? Because my beloved Wet & Dry broke down. I know. So sad. But I still love it and think that’s one of the best investments that I ever did. It’s such a good straightener. I used it almost two times a week for a year, and it never gave me problems (well … until last month). The problem was that the temperature buttons stopped working, so it never heated more than the minimum temperature, which is 150 degrees Celcius, which for my hair is very little, but even then, I could use it (just took me a lot of time), just so you see the fighter the Wet & Dry is!

I decided to buy the L’Oréal Steampod 3.0 because of its size (much smaller than the previous ones) but also because it promises a performance superior to the previous one you get a smoothing 2x faster and 2x smoother than a normal board.

What’s the Steampod?

It’s a steam hair straightener that instantly transforms your hair with patented steam technology: 2x smoother 2x faster with 78% less damage. Optimum respect for hair fiber after use. Long-lasting hairstyles, natural movement, and smoother hair, whatever your hair type. Color protection and velvet effect.

How to use it?

For best results, before using SteamPod apply cream or milk to wet hair and divide your hair into sections. The smaller the section more accurate is the result. After this step slowly pass the SteamPod, following a move from the growths to the ends (with the arrows pointing towards the tip of your hair). The arrows pointing towards down, it’s an important step! Finish it with hair oil and voilá!

It’s also important to use distilled water and to never leave water in there when you save the machine. In the end, you need to take the remaining water. The same goes, if you see that you don’t have enough water until finish you need to add more.

Is it worth?

Well, I’m going, to be honest (as I always am), this is an expensive product. It cost me 227€, and it brought a bag to save the machine and a hair protector cream from L’Oréal. It’s important to use a hair protector because this steam straighter goes to 210 degrees Celcius and that’s hot! You can choose between 150, 190, or 210 degrees. My hair is thick, and it’s a lot so I use it at 210 degrees. But for waves, I normally use it at 150 or 190 degrees.

I noticed that my dry ends are pretty (not that they weren’t), but what I noticed is that the hair is silkier, and it looks like I straightened it last night when it was three days ago.

It also saves me a lot of time, because it’s a lot quicker. I just need to use the Steampod in one section one time. My hair is long, and it takes me 15 minutes to straightener my entire hair, 10 minutes if I just want it tamed. It also heats up quickly, saving me a lot of time.

You need to see if you need it. I use it a lot, so I decided to invest in something, that in long term will be more healthy for my hair. I was tempted to buy another Wet & Dry because my hair overall is healthy, and I don’t have a bad thing to say about it. I didn’t buy another because somebody said that Rowenta no longer fabricates more Wet & Dry straighteners.

Do you want to know something: both the Steampod and the Wet & Dry are from Rowenta, so I think that the Steampod is an upgrade. It’s a better version of the Wet & Dry. So if you have the money, I advise you to buy it. If you don’t but can save it, do that and buy it. If you don’t use a lot a hair straightener doesn’t spend so much money on this, buy a Babyliss.


5 thoughts on “My experience with the L’Oréal Steampod 3.0

  1. I purchased the LOréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0 about 2 months ago. I have thin bleached curly frizzy hair that I let it dry naturally and straighten in minutes. Normally it takes me 1 hour of passing over my hair multiple times with the straightener. I simply go over each section of hair just once with this and it’s as straight as only a really good hairdresser has been able to get it. My hair looks silky and smooth for up to three days after it’s been styled! This is a game changer!!
    Definetly pricey but so worth it. Purchased at for 235£.

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  2. Hi! I have just joined the SteamPod Club! I have a question though! Where do you buy the distilled water from?
    I have checked my local supermarket and I have only found de ionized water which I believe is slightly different! Thank you in advance😘

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    1. Hi Anastasia! First thank you so much for reading our post about the Steampod! Second, welcome to the Steampod club! You are right, distilled water and deionized water are different, and the main difference is because deionized water has all the ions removed from it. This type of water is commonly used in pharmacy, while destined water is used on machines, plants and aquariums. I don’t think you should use deionized water, but I’m going to send an email to L’Oréal and know if you can.
      In Portugal is common to find destined water in supermarkets (I bought mine in one), I don’t know where you live, but maybe try and check if your local pharmacy has some. x

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