Gonna Try Silk Pressing My Hair For The First Time!

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  1. TajBabii711

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    Or maybe I should say silk pressing for the first time with the correct tools and such. I have tried multiple times in the past to press my hair out with no success. Why? Probably because I was using ceramic flat irons on my 4B hair, which I didn’t realize was a no-no, then I’d get discouraged and give up not knowing what I did wrong even though I followed step by step.


    Now that I’m finally trying to learn my hair, I have my titanium CHI, I’ve watched multiple YouTube vids on silk pressing so I can beat the process into my head, all I need now is some heat protectant and one of those round brushes with the hard bristles (idk what it’s called). Dreading going to the store for that later cuz it’s snowung here lol. I brought Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner, and Carol’s Daughter’s Black Vanilla leave in conditioner spray for everyday use. My objective is to hydrate the crap out my hair to keep it from breaking because that’s my biggest problem, and finally establish a wash routine since I’m feeling confident.


    Any pointers ladies? Do I have the right idea? If not please correct me... or do you have any products or techniques you suggest I use? I plan on doing the tension method for blow drying btw. Thanks in advance and wish me luck, I’m actually excited for once instead of dreading washing my hair!
     
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    Here's a pic of all my tools and things:
     

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    wow no responses yet. I swear this hair board is falling off. Make sure that you do most of your straightening with the dryer. Flat iron the hair in very thin sections. Avoid applying too much products that will weigh the hair down.
     
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    Avoid the Carol's daughter spray with your hair straight. It will revert your hair. Instead get all the the moisture you need to last until your next wash day in the deep condition step. Detangle your hair fully before you blow dry it especially since you are using the tension method. Make sure after you finish blow drying you can glide comb through air easily without snagging. Because you are using the tension method to blow dry you should make sure you don't mistakenly have sections that aren't fully detangled because those sections that have tangles become susceptible to matting/breakage if swipe the flat iron over them while they are still tangled. The deep condition step and detangle step will really help the rest of your process fall into place. Good luck!
     
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    This forum needs an update, and a working app.

    This place used to be so lively. :cry3:

     
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    @TajBabii711 what was your past method from wash to press?

    I'm also a 4c/b and live my Babyliss Pro Titanium flatiron.

    Make sure you use a reliable moisture DC and DC process to infuse all the moisture you need into your strands.

    It's ok not to use a leave-in. In fact the less products used when straightening, the better.

    Try to get your hair as straight as possible with the blowdry.

    Go easy on the heat protectant as too much of this can make your press come out less straight than desired. I use Lanza, Chi Silk Infusion and Sabino Moisture block-this one mainly for my roots and ends.

    When using the flat iron, start on the lowest temp and see if you need to increase the heat based on results.

    Pass the iron through your hair slow and steady, using brush/chase (my preference) or comb/chase method, with as few passes as possible.

    There's probably more I'm missing but I'm at work and can't think of them right now. Good luck and please come back with pics.
     
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    I agree that you definitely want to minimize products to get the best swing. Get as much moisture as you can through deep conditioning.
     
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    I agree with this statement, I tried doing own blowout/flatiron and I added loads of heat protectant and my hair came out a litle on stiff side... :perplexed:
     
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