Silk Press 101: What is a Silk Press & How to Silk Press on Natural Hair

Silk Press 101: What is a Silk Press & How to Silk Press on Natural Hair

Everything you Need to Know About Getting a Silk Press Featuring 30 Silk Press Results on Different Natural Hair Textures

Shrinkage can be deceptive at best. Now while natural hair and too much heat don’t go hand in hand,there are still a couple of ways through which you can enjoy an occasional silk press without causing damage to your hair.

In this article, we’ll give you a silk press 101 and feature everything you need to know from what is a silk press, products used for a silk press, care and maintenance as well as 30 silk press results on different natural hair textures.

What is a silk press?

A silk press is simply a combination of the right products and hot tools which in turn creates a silk like straight hairstyle even on curly or afro kinky hair.

What products do you use for a silk press?

A shampoo and conditioner of your choice as well as serums and light oils are preferred before doing a silk press. Ensure that you deep condition your hair in order to lock in moisture and avoid damage.

Is a silk press bad for your hair?

Too much heat can definitely cause damage to your hair. It is often advisable to use a heat protectant serum before doing a silk press to prevent any damage. Avoid too much heat and opt for moderate heat instead.

How long does a silk press last for?

A silk press can last for 2 to 4 or 5 weeks with the right maintenance in place. Avoid too much humidity, water or steam.

Gone are the days where one would have to subject themselves to the horrors of a hot comb. A flat iron should be your go to tool.

Silk Press Natural Hair Tutorial

Here are a couple of videos to give you an idea of how a silk press is done.

Silk Press on 4c Natural Hair

Silk Press on 4b Natural Hair

30 Silk Press Results on Different Natural Hair Textures

Below are before and after results of silk presses on 4b hair, 4c hair, kinky, coily and curly natural hair.

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Silk Press MaintenanceTips

  1. Avoid too much moisture or humidity. This will make the hair shrink and tangle.
  2. Keep the hair wrapped in a silk bonnet or scarf at night.
  3. Avoid applying too much oil on your hair to keep it looking bouncy and light.
  4. Avoid further heat styling techniques or methods to prevent damage.

This article featured work from the very talented Cina. If you’re in Orlando, feel free to drop by Cina’s of fullerhair_bycina’s chair for all your silk press and healthy hair needs.

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