Unlike a relaxer, a silk press straightens natural curls, without chemicals. Instead, a blow dryer and straightener are used to smooth out curls. The result: a minimal heat hairstyle with lots of body, movement and shine. Ahead, seven silk press hairstyles to aspire to for a scorching fall.
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#1 Auburn Fall
Experiment with colors this fall season and try your luck with trendy copper. Like all color treatments, be sure to incorporate color-safe shampoo and conditioner to maintain salon-worthy color.
#2 Layered waves
The cool thing about silkscreens is that they can be easily manipulated into any texture, like the waves here. As a pro tip, sleep with your hair in curls for long-lasting bounce and waves.
#3 Old Hollywood
For classic celebrity-like waves, let your stylist have fun with your curls. Here it is about body, volume and movement. For a nighttime routine, either pineapple your hair in a pony or sleep with soft Velcro rollers to maintain the old Hollywood aesthetic.
#4 Lay it flat
Pin-straight hair is great for all seasons, but works especially well for a gorgeous holiday look. For daily maintenance, avoid adding more weight with styling products as the hair will end up feeling and looking weighed down.
#5 Blonde city
Whether you believe that blondes are more fun or not, there’s no doubt that this sharp cut and highlights are fall goals. Be sure to spray on a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and remove flyaways.
#6 Hang time
Let your length shine in a beautiful silk press. If you do it yourself your silk press, make sure to start with a deep clean. Clean hair is the foundation of all shiny and moving silkworms.
#7 The living Bob
Long live French-girl chic’s cool-girl cousin, the vibrant bob. For an effortless take on the trend, make your silk press curl the ends and wave the forehead.