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How can I maintain my curls after a silk press?
Question: How can I maintain my curls after a silk press?
Answer from @sosheargenius: To maintain your silk press you would want to start with a frizz fighting heat protectant before blow drying the hair. Shear Genius Collection’s ‘Satin Shield’ is a great choice. It is alcohol-free and loaded with organic extracts to make the hair extremely smooth and sleek.
Then after styling, you would want to make sure to keep the hair wrapped every night with a silk or satin scarf to keep it silky and straight. If I was trying to style the curls, I would either throw a few medium sized flexi rods in it or pin curl it with some double prong curl clips and set it under a silk or satin bonnet.
The silk/satin texture keeps the hair nourished because cotton will dry it out and the last thing you want is dry and brittle hair and that will cause it to break.
Cool Tip: Try switching out your pillow cases to silk instead of cotton to avoid breakage as well. Also please remember to protect your hair while you work out. Try wrapping it up with a silk scarf or a satin head tie to keep your edges smooth.
About the expert: Annagjid “Kee Kee” Taylor | @sosheargenius
Annagjid “Kee Kee” Taylor, the owner of Deeper than Hair Salon, is known for her attention to the health, strength and length of her clients’ hair. Taylor has been doing hair for over 15 years and got her start in her mother’s basement. Today she is a celebrity stylist, often traveling to Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta to style hair. She has worked with actresses like Tika Sumpter (who played in Think Like a Man) and Nafeesa Williams (from One Life to Live), and also styled at the Emmy Awards and the BET Awards. While her list of celebrity clientele is long, Annagjid says that each of her clients are equally important to her. She has been styling most of her clients for five years or more.