Fall is right around the corner and that means it’s about to be silk press season! Less humidity, less sweating and less water activities call for a style switch up. Time to say goodbye to those protective styles and leave that wash n’ go right where it is. We are showing off that length we’ve worked hard to build! Here is how to maintain that silk press this fall.
Keep It Wrapped!
A satin wrap, silk scarf or a doobie wrap are the best options when it comes to preserving your hair. Keeping it wrapped also protects your hair from environmental factors that could ruin the body and shine of your silk press.
If you are not in a situation where you have to show off that silk press, keep it wrapped up! Wrapping at night is important as well. Tossing and turning while you’re sleeping can create friction that can result in frizz or tangled hair. A good tip is to purchase a satin or silk pillow case just in case your head wrap falls off while you’re asleep.
Limit The Use Of Heat
It can be tempting to re-press your hair but it’s not worth it! Resist the urge to use use heat in order to maintain the life of your silk press. Using heat on your hair often can have adverse effects such as a frayed look or worse, heat damage.
If you absolutely must use heat, keep it below 325 degrees and make sure to use a heat protectant. Another way to prevent damage it to keep your sections clean and uniformed, only passing through each section once.
Avoid Over Use Of Product
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The essence of a good silk press is its bounce and shine. Adding too much product can make your hair oily and weigh it down. Applying a few drops of a serum before you wrap your hair for the evening is all you need on your hair.
If you feel that your hair is becoming a bit greasy you can try using a dry shampoo to remove some of the oil and possibly extend your press for a few more days.
Avoid Humidity And Moisture
We all know that we always do our best to avoid water when it comes to our hair. Once even the slightest bit of water touches your hair it will revert to its curly state. A good way to combat this is to use products that fight against humidity during the original styling process.
Although adding a protectant is a good way to combat moisture, keep in mind that no silk press will last in high humidity environments. Do your best to pay attention to the weather daily when you choose to do a silk press so you can avoid rain. Also when you’re showering, make sure you wrap your hair up and put on a shower cap.
Keep these tips in mind when you get your next silk press! You took a lot of care of your hair throughout the year, it’s time to show it off at it’s best!