Watch This Nighttime Routine For Perfect Heat-Free Curls After A Silk Press

herown.beauty silk press trim
Photo Credit: Instagram/@Herown.beauty

Many naturalistas are all too familiar with the struggle that follows the joy of a bomb silk press. Your ends are trimmed. You’ve got bounce and flowy movement. But now, you are avoiding water like the plague and trying hard not to reach for a flat-iron for a “quick pass” on your new ‘do.

[SEE ALSO: Why The Middle Of Your Hair Is Breaking & How To Grow It Back]

Well, we love how natural hairstylist Zhané takes the stress out of keeping those soft curls popping with a simple night routine that won’t feel like another hair appointment. The Brooklyn-based hairstylist recently took to Instagram to show off a quick roller set that you could do in 15 minutes or less to keep hair sleek and stretched.


It will “aid in adding/keeping the body and volume in your hair,” she wrote in the caption. “This will also create heatless curls when your silk press falls flat or gets old.”

After strategically placing five large grey flexi rods onto a client’s hair, she showed the take-down process for light, voluminous curls. If you’ve got shorter tresses, part hair into smaller sections, but take note of how she pulled up hair from the back into the middle crown to add in stretching and keeping the edges straight.

Press play below to watch her work. What’s your regimen for extending the life of your silk press? Sound off in the comments!

About The Author

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.