The KINGDOMBEAUTY 3-in-1 Hair and Facial Steamer is one of the most versatile steamers available. It’s not just a facial steamer, but it will steam your hair as well!
This machine is packed with features that definitely make it a great value. But it depends on you, and your personality. I think people will fall into two categories when it comes to this steamer: 1.) Those that love it, and use it frequently, and 2.) Those that use it once or twice, and then store it away and hardly ever use it again.
Which person are you? Let’s take a look and find out.
The KINGDOMBEAUTY 3-in-1 Hair and Facial Steamer is a great multi-tasker. If you like to steam your hair, or you’re planning to give it a try, I can see why this machine would be an attractive option:
- Multi-function – can be used as hair and face steamer
- Affordable – Under $75 at most stores
- Powerful – 350 watts! Most steamers are 250 watts or below
- Well built – It’s a quality machine
How to use it
This steamer has two major functions, so let’s take a quick look at each.
Steaming your face:
- Fill the reservoir with water.
- Adjust the nozzle angle.
- Turn it on – steam will dispense within 5 minutes.
Steaming your hair:
- Fill the reservoir with water.
- Remove the regular nozzle if attached, and replace with the connecting pipe and hair cap.
- Turn it on and wait 5 minutes.
- Place your head under the cap.
Those are the general guidelines of how the machine works. Either way, wash your face/hair before using the steamer.
Other than the attachments that you have to remove and install, it has standard functionality. Now let’s look at the pros and cons of this steamer.
This 3-in-1 Hair and Facial Steamer is packed with features.
Spa type of steamer – this model has the power, capacity, and features of those found in professional spas
Works as advertised – This machine will definitely steam your face, and your hair.
Adjustable steam nozzle – You can adjust the nozzle by up to 90 degrees. This not only makes it easier to use, but it also an essential feature if you plan to steam more than just your face and hair.
Hair steaming capability – With a quick switch of accessories, you can go from steaming your face to your hair in less than a minute. It definitely gives you something else to do while you wait for a facial mask to dry!
Towel chamber – It has a little compartment to steam towels in. These really come in handy if you decide to use a facial mask after the steam session.
Large capacity – Comes with a 320ml water reservoir. That’s good for about a 45 minute steam session – enough to steam your face, and hair.
Ionic – More on this below.
Pollen box for essential oils and herbs – Since can’t add essential oils to the water compartment, they provide you with the box, and a diffuser.
Powerful – This steamer is rated at 350 watts. Most steamers on the market today are under 250 watts. This machine definitely has the muscle!
Ozone function – More on this below as well.
Auto shut off – When your water runs out, the unit automatically turns off. This not only saves electricity, but it prevents the steamer from over-heating if you forget to turn it off.
Low water indicator – When you have about 10 minutes of water left, the machine beeps to let you know.
Sturdy and well built – This steamer is built like a rock!
What do “ionic” and “ozone generator” mean?
Ionized steam is steam that contains a negative electrical charge. This might sound like something complicated, but it’s really not.
Ionized water, or different forms of it (like steam) are commonly found in nature. Negative ions are created when there is abundant air, water, and sunlight radiation.
If you’re at the beach, or walking outside during a heavy rain, you’re around negative ions or “ionic water” particles that are in the air.
The health benefits of ionic steam are actually very simple – they increase your capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen.
And that’s why you’ll often find a negative ion feature on air purifiers. Negative ions improve mental clarity, decrease blood pressure, and regulate sleep patterns.
Aside from making the steaming session more relaxing, ionized steam has another major benefit – it makes your skin more absorbent to moisture.
The particle size of ionized water itself is also smaller, which makes it more able to penetrate the pores of your skin, and clean them out.
The ozone generator function basically makes this an air purifier, which is a handy feature since you’re basically breathing in a mix of steam and air while using a facial steamer. Have you ever seen machines that claim to release “activated oxygen”, or “energrized oxygen”?
Those are fancy ways of saying they are ozone generators.
No facial steamer is perfect, so let’s take a look at the drawbacks of the 3-in-1 steamer:
Slow – It takes about 5 minutes for this to generate steam. A fast steamer will take 15 seconds. An average steamer will take 1-2 minutes.
Heavy – It comes in at a bit over 5 pounds. It’s not the heaviest thing in the world, but it’s also a bit awkward to get out of cupboard or cabinet.
Filling is a little complicated – Filling the water reservoir takes a bit more work than the average steamer. Again, not the biggest issue – just something that I observed.
You don’t just remove and replace the water tank – you “install” it back on.
Warranty length – The warranty is a little on the short side. You get: 1 month for a full refund, 1 to 3 months for a partial refund, and 1 year for an exchange or replacement.
Water can settle under hood and drip on you – The steam starts to collect around the ridges of the hood, and as you’d expect the temperature of that “cooling steam” is still scalding hot. If/when that hot water drips on your neck, it can be painful. I would highly recommend placing a towel around your neck.
Large size – The box measures 13.86″ x 9.06″ x 14.45″. The steamer unit itself isn’t that big, but the box will definitely take up room in a closet or cabinet.
Can’t put essential oils directly into water – Essential oils will cause the heating element to overheat, so no essential oils in the water compartment with this machine. They do include the pollen box and diffuser, and while they do function, it’s just not the same effect.
A lot of parts and accessories to keep track of – More on this later.
I would suggest you also check out the reviews for the 3-in-1 steamer. The majority of the comments revolve around the hair steamer function.
Most people seem to really love the fact that they can also steam their hair, and wonder why they never tried it before.
A small minority comment about how the hair cap collects the steam around the ridge, which can then drip on you. I think it bears repeating – drape a towel around your neck to avoid being burned.
The KINGDOMBEAUTY steamer is a very affordable, and versatile steamer. It is well built, and flat out works. Ultimately, whether or not you should buy it depends on your personality, and what you want the steamer for.
Do you want the spa experience? Do you enjoy the overall process of setting up a facial steamer, and getting to relax while it steams? If so, you will like this steamer.
Or are you more purpose oriented, and you just want a beautifying tool – to get rid of pesky blackheads? While you can certainly use this steamer, I think you would be better suited with a simple, facial steamer (clean up the wording here).
I think the best analogy here is a stand mixer:
Are you the type that likes the fancy stand mixers with meat grinding attachments, and pasta rollers, and sausage stuffing attachments?
If yes, you’ll definitely appreciate this steamer, and probably take advantage of its versatile functionality.
On the other hand, if you don’t like keeping track of attachments and accessories, and prefer a dedicated tool for each purpose, I would suggest buying a regular facial steamer, and/or a dedicated hair steamer.
Have you tried the KINGDOMBEAUTY 3-in-1 Hair and Facial Steamer? If you have, would you please leave a comment below and share your experience?