A Silk: Straightening Natural Hair

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 straightening 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 straightening 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.

Pre-Press

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 rinse the excess conditioner and let air dry. See also Healthy Press

My next step is to get a long layer trim which hope looks good curly as well as straight.

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Stylist

Candace (313-995-2604) at Salon Park Meyerland 10350 South Post Oak Road, Houston, TX

42 comments:

  1. You have beautiful hair. It looks very healthy too! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I think it's a nice change to go back to silky straight every now and then. I live in Florida and it is so humid. I am in the process of transitioning. When I go all the way I am sure that I will only be able to press once or twice a year. Other than that it won't last.

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    1. I've lived in Florida all my life and I get a press all the time. You can do it more than twice a year and it will last.

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  2. wooh! too much heat for my liking...but it looks really good.

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  3. I would never have guessed your hair was this long! It is beautiful and looks so healthy.

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  4. Where do you get your hair done in Houston?

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  5. Wow, long hair, just wondering what is your hair type and are you completely natural?

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  6. Im currently in the process of transitioning to natural... I currently have long relaxed hair so...this is definately an option to help my transitioning process without changing my sytles right away

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  7. This is nice. Your hair is beautiful. I just took down a sew in weave. I had sew ins for nearly 2 years, due to a pregnancy. Reading blogs like yours lets me know that I can remain natural. I work out as well.

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  9. I am so imspired by your journey. This is just another incredible example to all of our black sisters everywhere that wearing our hair the way God made it is the best way for it to retain its length, health and beauty just as any other race does. God bless you as you continue your beautiful journey and blessings to all of you lovely sisters out there who are natral, or transitioning to your natral royalty!

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  10. I am thinking of going natural and currently my hair relaxed is mid way down my back. I was hoping not having to do the big chop and just grow out the perm. Your pictures we great and that's the look I would love to acheive however I already know that all hair textures are not the same.
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  12. ur hair looks amazing. i can't wait to get my CHI iron fixed.

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