We’re back and without the humidity in the air, I decided to treat the mini natural to a deep conditioning, argan-oiled at home silk press. The first time I tried this, was during her Kindergarten graduation ceremony and I have learned that the same as my hair and all other naturals, humidity and pressing hair do not go hand in hand.
Over the past few months, I told you guys how I’ve been struggling with mini me and her eczema on her scalp. With the awkward winter warmth, it didn’t get any better. I’ve started washing it twice a week – pray for me and our drama. Although, I’ve seen some change, it’s still an issue.
I recently have gone back to seeing a stylist myself and during my own hair treatment, I asked her some questions about my mini natural hair and the silk press process. Here is what I did:
Started her silk press process by first doing a prepoo with a mix of coconut oil and conditioner. After a few minutes under the dryer, she played around the house letting the scalp continue to penetrate the oils from the coconut oil and the conditioner. Next steps involved washing with a clarifying and then moisturizing shampoo, finally deep conditioning her hair. Already, focusing on her scalp, I noticed a huge difference. Most of us produce so much oil from our hair in addition to what we add to our hair, that we seldom have issues. For those that have eczema, I’ve found that it’s the opposite…at least for mini me.
Ordinarily, I would just put big braids in the mini natural’s hair and tackle it the next day. Today, I wanted to relax on Sunday – and that’s exactly what I did. lol
Protecting her hair with OGX Moroccan Smooth Perfection Blow Out Cream, Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare 4-in-1 combing crème and argon oil, I sectioned her hair and got to blow drying. After each section, I twisted the strands and pinned it in place.
Mini Natural Silk Press:
Using a Gold n Hot flat iron, at the temperature of 300-350, I proceeded to take small pieces of about six sections and carefully straightened my mini me’s natural curls to straight long strands. Not focusing so much on the scalp, I managed to straighten her whole head and get a fine tooth comb through without any snags. Her hair but most importantly her scalp was clean and clear of any dryness or breaks in the skin.
Why I really decided to do a mini natural silk press?
When I visited the hair salon, I knew I had split ends, it never occurred to me till that day as I watched hair fall to the floor that mini me may have split ends too. So here it is…so I got those extra sharp shears and got to clipping.
What do you think? Did I do a good job creating a silk press on my mini natural?