Is Silky Press An Alternative to A Relaxer?
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Personally I'm not anti-relaxer, however I like many others stopped relaxing (permanently straightening) my hair in the late 1990's.
I love my natural kinky-curly hair but rocking an afro is not my go to style. Over the years I've embraced Natural/Protective Styling wearing Braids, Crochet Braids, Flexi/Perm Rod Sts, Twist and Braid-Outs and very occasionally Coil-Outs, but my go to style for my natural hair is a Silky Press.
When I started down my natural hair styling journey, I realized very fast that it was intense and very time consuming. I missed the convenience of straight hair. Silky presses offers the best of both worlds; healthy hair and convenience.
Using thermal protection, and deep steam conditioning once a month gives me and my clients healthy hair with ultimate silky movement, multiple styling options, and easy maintenance, in between washes.
My go to silky press product cocktails are Alterna Haircare products or Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Blow Dry and Silk Press Collection. These products offer superior thermal protection and the Alterna products offer's heat activated reparative hair therapy.
Two of the challenges I faced with natural styling was bedtime maintenance and next day styling. My silk press night time routine is quick and easy and my hair looks amazing not only but until my next wash. I either wrap, pin curl, or sponge/soft Velcro roller my hair (with the rollers I put Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Smoothing Gelee on the ends of my hair on each section before I roll it up), then wrap my hair in a satin scarf or bonnet. The next day I have sleek straight or curly hair with lots of body and movement.
A silky press is something you can do yourself (with the right tools and products) or you can find a local hair stylist that specializes in silk presses.
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