The Silk Wrap Treatment

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Get silky relaxed hair with or without flat ironing and smooth natural hair with low heat

Silk wrapping your hair is a relatively new technique of wrapping your hair while dry with a bit of moisturizer and shine spray and sitting under a hooded dryer. The purpose of this treatment is to give relaxed hair the ‘flat ironed and silky’ look without the heat trauma involved. For natural hair that has been pressed, the treatment will serve the same purpose with the added benefit of reducing the volume of the hair for a ‘flatter’ look.

Silk wrapping on relaxed hair can be done straight after roller setting to smooth the hair out. For natural hair that has been lightly pressed so that it is at the ‘kinky straight’ stage, a silk wrap will not give the relaxer straight look but will reduce the bulk of the hair for a flatter look while giving your hair a silky smooth feel. For natural hair that has been straightened smooth, a silk wrap can be used after a week or so to refresh the press to allow it to last longer.

See this excellent video of a silk wrap on natural hair.

And here is the process on relaxed hair:

For those of you who would rather not watch a video, here are the written instructions on how to do a silk wrap:

• Start on dry hair. If relaxed, you should have roller set first or if natural, follow you usual process of straightening your hair.

• Take a dime sized amount of your moisturizer (preferably something light) and rub your hands. Apply to your hair concentrating on the ends and use a comb to smooth through your strands.


• Brush your hair into a smooth wrap trying not to use any pins as they will create creases in the finished look. If desired, spray your hair lightly with an oil sheen spray.

• Apply the saran wrap (cling film) over the hair quite firmly ensuring you cover the top of your head as well.

• Sit under a moderate to hot dryer for 10-20 minutes

• Remove the saran wrap and comb out the wrap.

• Silky smooth locks are yours!

If done correctly natural hair will not revert with the silk wrap treatment but instead the hair will be smoother.

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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Rachel

Also to keep your hairstyles fresh try sleeping on silk pillowcases or using a silk hair wrap. http://www.essenceofsilk.com has the best selection & prices.

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I was told mixing it with conditioner and honey keeps it from drying the hair out and may also take some of the acidity out of the baking soda. I had never heard of using baking soda before and I am quite fascinated at both arguments.

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How much does it cost ?

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shawn

Wrapping your hair is not new. We were doing this is LA in the 90s….over 20 years ago! Since we don’t have humidity to deal with, plenty of sisters would get a “press and curl”, usually followed by wrapping the hair. SOmetimes we would sit under the dryer for a few minutes, sometimes we would just go home (if it was late) and go to bed, wake up to silky-straight hair….no perm, no flat iron, just an old school press and curl…looking flawless!

LeeCynthia Franklin

Hmm I’m going to try this

Antonette Alexander

Lesley-Ann R. LewisI need to do this

Lesley-Ann R. Lewis

Seems like a great method

Rhonda Green

Sharlene Lovinlife Smoak Arnesha Camp one of us should try this

TaVe Whiteside

Kaydrian Grays i wanna try this but u gotta help me

Kaydrian Grays

I got you! We’ll help each other

TaVe Whiteside

K, sounds good

Jhamal Walker

Why do you want straight hair? What’s wrong with curls?

Asia Bhaddass Jerk

ShorTii McGee Rock loook , Verness Lovely WhisperI wanna? Try this or should I wait?

Asia Bhaddass Jerk

ShorTii McGee Rock look

Darius Kristin Brown

I think I tried this before but I’m not sure

Wanda Walker

Ive been wrapping my hair this way for years and it does work naturally without alot of heat damage

Kiona D Beard

We did this in salons 20 yrs ago..nothing new

Frances Rhodes

My hair dresser gas been doing this for my natural hair for three years now.

Dominique Nicole Morris

My salon uses this method. Love it

DiscoveringNatural
marjacq
marjacq

What is the purpose of using Saran (plastic) wrap on your hair?