Everything You Need To Know About Silk Presses

on August 26, 2019

Silk presses have become synonymous with Sundays, hair grease, and the infamous hot comb. Most of us have horror stories that accompany our straight tresses. One thing that our mothers and grandmothers failed to tell us was that their method was WRONG!

 

The traditional press and curl used a ton of grease that not only weighed our hair down but it also fried it in the process. Fortunately for us, modern-day styling techniques/tools allow us to get a better silk press that’s healthier, lighter, and better looking.

 

Now that you know what a silk press is here is how you can achieve the perfect silk press:

 

Shampoo and Clarify

 

Before you begin the process of silk pressing your hair, you must remove all dirt and oil from the hair. You can buy a clarifying shampoo or scrub your hair with apple cider vinegar before shampooing. After shampooing, your hair should have a squeaky clean feeling.

 

Add Moisture

 

Next, you need to add a ton of moisture to your hair. Use an intense moisture-based conditioner so that your hair is hydrated throughout the length of the style without having to use any additional products.  Sitting under a dryer is the best way to help your conditioner penetrate your hair and seal in the moisture

 

Use Protection

 

Always apply a heat protectant to your hair before you use any direct heat source. You will be blow-drying and flat ironing your hair so you will need the maximum amount of protection.

 

Blow Dry Until Straight

 

Use a good blow-dryer that is powerful enough to get your hair straight so that you use less heat when using the flat iron. Blow-dry the hair in sections until all of the hair is semi-straight.

 

Flat Iron

 

Use a flat iron that will get your hair straight within in one pass.  Take a small section at a time and flat iron the hair until your entire head is complete. You can also add curls to give your silk press a little more style.

 

Maintenance

 

Wrap your hair at night in a circular motion. Secure it with a silk headscarf. Your silk press can last for up to 3 weeks with proper maintenance. After 2-3 weeks it will be time to shampoo your hair. Don’t forget to deep condition to prevent any damage.

 

How do you get your silk presses perfect?

6 comments
by Muneerah on December 05, 2019

Are the plugs 110V or 220V?
Because I ordered a hair straightener with white color but I have not received it now and I am in Saudi Arabia and all the plugs Saudi Arabia 220 volts

by Dana on November 10, 2019

I would like to purchase this product where can I order

by Hi ‘ I’m phylicia on October 30, 2019

I’m in Haiti , do you shipping to Haiti ?

by Takeija Kimbrough on September 26, 2019

I would love to see these products for my daughter’s hair. I’m finishing up cosmetology school and love good hair products. Please email me a site I can purchase items. Thank you.

by Lynda on September 04, 2019

Do you do international shipping? I’m very interested in your Flat Iron and was wondering if you cater for the Australian Voltage of 240v?

by Dominga Leslie on August 29, 2019

Thank you for the info on silk press it was very informative , I now have confidence in straightening my granddaughters curly hair

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