If you frequent Natural Hair Rules, you’re aware that I straighten my natural hair once a year. Usually in November. Last year it was Thanksgiving weekend. There’s no particular reason why I only straighten my hair once a year or why I always choose November. November is my birthday month (What up to my Scorpios!!!) and its the best season to wear natural hair straight in H-Town. It tends to be cool and dry during this time. Perfect weather for a press. For the most part I straighten my hair to check my length and the health of my ends. My stylist and I were impressed with the fullness of my hair all the way from root to tip.
A Silk Press
A Silk Press is where you blow dry the hair in sections and then flat iron to complete the straightening process. Many stylist use a Chi iron.
I know alot of ladies are concern about damaging the natural curly pattern of the hair.
I’m not excluded. What I usually do is a pre-press or pre-straightening process. I deep condition the hair with my favorite deep conditioner and comb it through with my wide tooth comb in the shower. I ring out the excess water and cover with a plastic cap. Sit under the dryer for about 15-20 mins. Finally rinsing the excess conditioner and let air dry. Or plait into big twist or two braids. See also Healthy Press
My next step is to get a long layer trim which I hope looks good curly as well as straight.
Candace (313-995-2604) at Salon Park Meyerland 10350 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX