Mariah Carey sings “It’s time!” Silk press season is in full swing. It’s finally the season when the cold outweighs the humidity, and you can enjoy straight hair for the New Year holidays. If your stylist is booked without a squeeze-in, or you just want to save some coins, it’s as easy as doing a silk press at home.
When starting a silk press, you want to start fresh by using a shampoo that suits your hair type and needs. If your hair needs to be less frizzy, choose a shampoo that contains anti-frizzing ingredients such as jojoba or argan oil. Above all, you’ll want to find a shampoo and deep conditioner that moisturizes and penetrates your scalp because you’ll be exposed to intense heat, these first two steps of his so that you only have to deal with a little damage later. important to Before the blow-drying process, it’s a good idea to add a heat protectant, especially if you’re trying to restore your natural curls. It was giving, but find a cream or serum-based protectant.
Get a salon-quality blow out and dry hair in no time thanks to Revlon’s Blow Dry Brush, a Tik Tok favourite. Its bristle design gets you very close to the root, which helps straighten the strands as much as possible and doesn’t require much heat with a flat iron. Section clips make this process much smoother.
After blow-drying, the final step is to straighten and wrap your hair, leave it overnight, or add a roller set for bomb curls that you can do ahead of time for a night out. Voila, your silk press is done. To make straightening your hair as easy as possible, we’ve put together some of our favorite products. We do not judge whether or not you want delivery.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
Shampoo is the first stage of a good silk press, and you want to aim for something frizz-free, hydrating, or focused on strengthening your hair. Helps repair damage, while ingredients like sea kelp and argan oil give hair the protein it needs.Available on Amazon
Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner
Mielle Organics has quickly become a fan favorite in the hair community, especially in my household. Plus, it’s packed with fatty acids that add much-needed moisture and protein, especially if your hair is dry.Available at Mielle Organics
John Frieda Fritz Ease Extra Strength Serum
Each has its own when it comes to heat protectors. However, if you do use one, aim for a cream base rather than a liquid one. It won’t burn your hair like John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum. This powerfighter heat protectant withstands up to 90% humidity and guarantees frizz-free hair for 72 hours. For best results, use on damp hair before blow-drying.Available on Amazon
Revlon Salon One Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush
A blow dryer will help straighten your hair as it serves as a base for your flat iron. The popular Revlon hair dryer on TikTok has a brush and comb bristles to detangle and get to the roots.available on target
Garnier fructis sleek & shine anti-frizz serum
For soft silk presses, less is more when it comes to products. A light serum, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine hydrates hair without weighing it down or making it sticky, while Moroccan Organ Oil formula helps control frizz.Available on Amazon
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Digital Straightener
If you’ve been using the same iron since middle school, you may need to upgrade. The BaByliss Flat Iron is affordable yet flexible, and its slim design allows you to reach hard-to-reach areas from roots to behind the ears and edges. The digital straightener he goes up to 450 degrees, but works just as well on lower settings.Available on Ulta
Dosso Beauty Rat Tail Comb with Metal End
This tool is a rat tail comb, a staple for all hairstyles. A thinner version will help you get a defined part when blow drying, straightening, or sectioning.Available on Amazon
FRAMAR pastel alligator hair clip
Parting your hair and keeping flyaways away with hair ties is nice, but section clips have a better grip and are easier to use, especially if your fingers are oily from the serum. Framer Alligator Hair Clips come in all sizes and colors to hold fine to thick hair without slipping.Available on Amazon
kitsch ceramic thermal hair roller
It’s important to use a roller set for blowing up bombs. Ceramic thermal hair rollers are easy to use and tangle free. Roll them into a section of hair immediately after straightening or into damp hair and blow dry to activate heat.Leave overnight for a defined look or add to hair before a night out.Available on Amazon
A silk bonnet is essential for storing twist-outs, braid-outs or silk presses.The Myk brand offers 100% mulberry silk. Plus, it’s machine washable.Available at Myk Silk