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Published 10.28.2016 By

Silk Wrap

When: After every condition

Frequency: Once a week (at most)

Products: PHYTO 7 Daily Hydrating Cream (optional), Living Proof Prime Style Extender (optional), Theorie Heat Shield Thermal Spray, Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist (optional)

Tools: Ouidad Double Detangler Comb, Black Diamond Pintail Comb, Denman Classic Styling Brush (optional), Denman Small Paddle Brush, Colortrak Duckbill ClipsFHI Heat Runway 1″ Pure Ceramic Digital Professional Hair Styling Iron, Stay On Satin Large ScarfMetal Duckbill Clips, (optional), Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins (optional)

Method:

  1. Squeeze your microfiber towel to remove excess water
  2. Remove microfiber towel
  3. Apply your leave-in conditioner and style primer followed by your heat protectant to the lengths of your hair (avoid the scalp)
  4. Comb hair with your wide-toothed comb to detangle and distribute products through
  5. Air dry your hair until it is completely dry
  6. Option 1:
    1. Section your hair into four sections and use hair clips to secure
    2. Turn your flat iron on and put the temperature between 300 to 350 degrees. Use the lowest setting possible to style your hair
    3. Start with one of the sections in the back of your head
    4. Take a half-inch section of hair and use hair clips to keep the rest away while you work
    5. Comb hair from roots to ends using your rattail comb to get out any knots or kinks
    6. Clamp your flat iron as close to your scalp as possible without burning yourself
    7. Slowly glide the flat iron down the length of the hair
    8. After section is complete, repeat the process until your entire head has been straightened
    9. Finish with a few spritz of shine spray (optional)
  7. Option 2:
    1. Take a half-inch section of hair and use hair clips to keep the rest away while you work
    2. Comb section from roots to ends to get out any knots
    3. Clamp flat iron as close to your roots as possible (take care not to burn yourself) and smooth away from the scalp about an inch, but do not go down full length of hair. Just make sure the roots are straight
    4. Using a Denman brush or rattail comb, begin to brush/comb hair down an inch from scalp
    5. Place flat iron above brush
    6. Slowly glide both brush and flat iron down the length of the hair through the ends
    7. Repeat until the whole head is complete
    8. Finish with a few spritz of shine spray (optional)

Night:

  1. Option 1:
    1. Put your hair in a loose bun using bobby pins or spin pins
    2. Place your silk or satin scarf over your head or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase
  2. Option 2:
    1. Part your hair where you expect to wear it using your comb
    2. Starting at the part, begin brushing your hair in one direction using your flat paddle brush
    3. If needed, use your duckbill clips to keep your hair in place as you start wrapping the hair around your head like a big roller
    4. Once your hair is all wrapped up, place your silk or satin scarf over it and remove your duckbill clips

Morning:

  1. Remove your silk or satin scarf if used
  2. Finger style, comb and/or brush your hair into place
  3. Finish with a few spritz of shine spray (optional)

Note: Your styling products should contain either no silicones or water-soluble silicones to prevent buildup and rinse out of your hair easily.

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