Natural hair is versatile, no doubt. For sometime now, silk press has been gaining popularity within the natural hair community. In case you're wondering what silk press is, in simple terms, it is straightening natural hair with curly edges. This explanation might not do justice to the term, but hopefully you'll get to appreciate what it is from the text below.
Before you think of getting silk press done, here are some basic things you ought to do or should be aware of.
Make sure your hair is healthy
We cannot emphasize this enough. Before you go in for silk press, please make sure your hair is healthy. Too many times, people go in for silk press whilst experiencing breakage, split ends, have dry brittle hair, etc. You stand a chance of further damaging your hair. Don't do it.
Treat your hair first
You can never go wrong with treating your hair first before going in for any hairstyle. A Deep Conditioning Treatment at least a week or a few days before getting the silk press done helps in restoring moisture to your hair. Don't skip this all-important step.
Go to a professional
Don't cut corners. Visit a professional to get that silk press done. Chances are, they do know what they're doing and will not damage your hair. Look for reviews if possible and be sure of what you're getting. You'll be glad you did.
Don't reapply heat again at home
As tempting as it might be, do not re-apply heat to your hair at home after getting the silk press done. Wrap your hair at night before bed to keep the style and use light oils such as Sweet Almond Oil or Avocado Oil in the morning before styling.
Silk press has definitely come to stay. Before you jump all in, consider these few tips outlined above. For further hair consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Eya Naturals on +233 204 600 464 or +233 59 237 7008 @eyanaturals on Facebook and Instagram.
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