The Silk Wrap Treatment

Silk WrapGet silky locks without flat ironing or just refresh an old press 

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.

Here’s 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.

See a pictorial of the process here








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Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I 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 bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.





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8 Comments

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3
    Jnbcsakbgj says:

    How much would a slik wrap cost, please tell me, i really want one ?

    • 4

      Looks like that website doesn’t work any more, sorry. You could try amazon, They have silk scarfs and satin bonnets which are also good for hair.

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    How much does it cost ?

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  7. 8

    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!

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