What is a Silk Press?
To begin, let's first understand what exactly a silk press is.
Most people think it is the same thing as a press and curl.
Well . . . not exactly.
An old fashioned press and curl would require the use of an oil based substance (my grandmother used Blue Magic back in the day) to apply to dry hair before applying the hot comb.
The heat from the pressing comb, combined with grease/oil would help straighten the hair.
However, there is a problem with this: it can leave your hair feeling heavy, stiff and downright greasy! Ugh!
So what then is a silk press: it is a hairstyle in which titanium or ceramic flat irons are use to “silk out” the hair or straighten it.
But just applying flat irons to dry hair will not give you the results that you want with the silk press.
So let me share with you the steps to doing a silk press because you may be wondering . . .