Want to achieve a professional-quality silk press at home, but not sure what steps to take or even what products to use? Here’s how you can do a badass silk press all on your own using just four products from the Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Blow Dry & Silk Press Collection.
Cleanse and condition.
The very first step to a silk press is to make sure you’re working with a clean canvas. Sweat, product buildup, and dirt on the scalp will only weigh down your hair, making it difficult to get the sleek and bouncy outcome you desire.
You won’t even need to go through an elaborate wash day process to achieve this. In fact, all you need is a high-quality shampoo to get the job done.
The Design Essentials Agave & Lavender Moisturizing Hair Bath is a great go-to. It’s a sulfate-free shampoo formulated to hydrate and moisturize your hair, all while smoothing your cuticles and giving your scalp a gentle cleanse.
If you’d like to follow up with a conditioner, go for the Agave & Lavender Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner. Like the shampoo, it also restores your hair’s natural moisture and nourishes each strand with ingredients like mango butter and agave extract.
Prepare for blow-dry.
After you’ve washed and conditioned your hair, the next step is to prepare for a blow-dry. Before you apply any heat to your hair, it would a good idea to section your hair off so you can thoroughly detangle and coat it with a heat protectant.
The Agave & Lavender Blow-dry & Styling Primer works like a charm! It protects your hair by sealing split ends and preventing further heat damage from occurring.
The styling primer is also ideal for those of you who want your hair to be conditioned and softened with each step.
Once you’re ready to blow dry, make sure to use a comb attachment or dryer brush in order to stretch the kinks and curls out of your hair as much as possible before you use a flat iron.
Silk Press and style.
Finally, you’re ready to press and style! Because you’re about to apply a second round of heat to your hair, you must also apply a second round of heat protectant.
Because your hair is dry now, you’ll want to use something that won’t cause your hair to revert back to its natural state. Agave & Lavender Thermal Protectant Creme is perfect because it’ll protect your hair from heat damage without weighing it down or making it stringy.
Once your heat protectant is applied, you can now begin flat ironing! You’ll want to start from the back and move in small sections.
To ensure that you’re getting your hair as straight as possible, use the chase method—simply running a fine-tooth comb through your hair as you flat iron. After you’ve completely straightened your hair, you can essentially do whatever you want!
Add big bouncy curls, a sleek middle part, or leave as is. For some extra shine, do a light spray of Design Essentials DIAMONDS Oil Sheen Spray over your finished style.
Just a note!
Obviously it’s Summertime so maintaining a silk press might not be as easy as it usually is in the Fall and Winter months. With that said we have a post, you can check out for just that. Read this post on how to heat style in the Summer.
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