What is a Silk Press ?
A Silk Press is a great natural alternative to relaxer. It is an updated version of the traditional Press and Curl method. Idea for the woman that does not want to use a chemical treatment to straighten their curly or wavy hair, a Silk Press is recommended.
The Silk Press is achieved with the use of Ceramic and/or Marcel irons.
In traditional Press and Curl services hair pomades, oils and heavy products were used and would often coat the hair and weigh it down and leave the hair with little body and no movement in the hair. Through education and the understanding of natural hair textures, I have upgraded the traditional Press and Curl Method and now I'm able to give today’s natural client the option to maintain chemical free silky smooth hair with the best Silk Press service in Philadelphia.
Our Silk Press service includes: Shampoo, w/Conditioner, Blow dry, Press and finishing style.
It gives hair the look and feel of relaxed hair with body and movement and allows the natural hair to remain natural and still be shiny, straight, bouncy, silky, and soft. Service includes: Shampoo,Conditioner,Blow dry, Press and finishing style.
What to Expect During the Silk Press Process
I start by giving you a detoxifying deep cleansing shampoo ,followed by sulfate free shampoo and moisturizing conditioning. NOTE: to achieving a successful Silk Press service a clarifying shampoo is used. Natural hair needs to be deep cleansed in order to remove any product buildup, dirt, oil etc.
Conditioning is key. I replenish the moisture balance in the hair with a 5-10 minute moisturizing conditioning treatment. Deep conditioning is available at additional cost.
Prior to Blow-drying the hair I lock in the moisture with a leave in conditioner and a silk infused heat protector.
Then I blow dry the hair smooth with a paddle or comb attachment section by section with a hand-held blow dryer and prepare it for your desired style.
After the Blowout I Silk Press the hair with temperature controlled ceramic flat irons.
*I Silk Press the hair straight from root to tip.
* If curls are desired I Use ceramic curling irons to heat the hair into the desired curl pattern.
In some cases the ends of the hair need to be trimmed to give the hair a more clean and polished look. This is available as a add-on service.
Can a Silk Press cause damage to the hair over time?
No. If done correctly, the hair will not be damaged. I will also say that hair has memory. Once you continuously straighten the hair the natural curl pattern will loosen; this is not damaged hair. The heat has loosened the natural curl pattern of the hair.
*PLEASE NOTE: Hair that requires extra time due to length, texture, density, or condition may incur additional charges.
My Silk Press services are named after specific product/brands used during shampooing and conditioning but the technique and execution is always same.