Keep Your Silk Press From Being A Mess

June 26, 2024 2 min read

Keep Your Silk Press From Being A Mess
For some Black women, silk press season isn't just a seasonal trend—it's a year-round ministry. We’ve all been there where we skip the gym after a fresh blow-out, silk press or rollerset. But when the silk press life is your daily preference, something has to give.
So instead of skipping the gym, Mielle x Actively Black have teamed up to uncover the best way to clap back at heat and humidity so your silk-press can have the right bounce and body to match your fitness goals.
Tip 1: Solid Foundation
The key to success is similar to those that drive your progress in the gym: consistency and a strong foundation. 
You want to make sure you are getting consistent trims and using a great shampoo and conditioner to make sure your scalp is cleansed, your hair is moisturized and has the right foundation for that frizz-free flowy finish.
Tip 2: Heat Protection
Heat is not necessarily the enemy. It’s more of the way that it is applied. A good silk press that can last for weeks depends on what you use to protect it. Try Mielle’s silicone-free Avocado & Tamanu Anti-Frizz Stay Straight Serum for that 450 degree heat protection, body and shine while kicking frizz to the curb. 

Tip 3: Wrap It Tight
Just like you break your workouts into sets, it’s time to separate your silk press. Section your hair right down the middle and put them into two or more buns, depending on your length and hair density. The shorter your hair the more buns you’ll need. Make sure to wrap them tight enough to avoid moisture migration from your scalp down your strands, but not tight enough to run the risk of breakage! That right amount of tension is going to reduce the amount that your roots can swell from sweat.
Tip 4: Compression
Use our Mielle x Actively Black sweat-wicking headband to absorb sweat at your hairline or at the nape of your neck. The key is to make sure it’s secure and to leave it on until your hair is completely dry. Since that might be hours after your workout has been completed, might as well sport a cute headband on your next zoom meeting so you can feel cute and confident as you wait it out.

Tip 5: Touch Ups
Sweat is the name of the game and sometimes you may not be able to outrun a little reversion. If that happens, it’s ok to give your hair a little touch up. Just grab your Avocado & Tamanu Anti-Frizz Stay Straight Serum for that 450 degree protection and added shine. Try to evenly distribute the product and stick to one pass to minimize the chance of heat damage.

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