How to Do a Silk Wrap

Let's walk through the steps on how to create the flat-ironed look with the damaging affects of heated tools.

For all of you who are not familiar with silk wraps, its pretty simple. A silk wrap is wrapping your hair (dry), with use of saran wrap and a little bit of moisturizer, shine serum or both, and sitting under a heated dryer. There are several ways to do this. I will demonstrate to you my technique, which, if done properly, should give you great results.

The first thing I like to do is shampoo and condition my hair as normal. It is important not to have alot of product build up in your hair in order to achieve maximum results. Allow your hair to dry either air dry or blow dry, your choice. If you do choose to blow dry , be sure to use a heat protectant. Once hair is dry apply a tiny bit of cream leave in conditioner or moisturizer. I state creamy because you want to use something light. I use bioinfusion hydrating hair cream, because it allows me to moisturize, but keep body in my hair. Another good leave in would be neutrogena silk touch leave in cream. Apply just a dab to your hair. Next apply a pea-sized amount of hair serum. I like to use bioinfusion shine serum, it is the best. Wrap your hair and be sure it is smooth and free of tangles. You can use your paddle brush and large tooth comb. Be sure to use the comb to remove tangles and the brush to keep your hair smooth. Now apply a setting lotion to the hair while its wrapped. My favorite setting lotion is Lottabody. You do not have to soak your hair. Pour a small amount of lotion in your hands and smooth it around your wrap. This is important to help the style set. Go under the hooded dryer until your hair is completely dry.

Now that your hair is dry, comb it down using the large tooth comb. Apply another pea size amount of serum and wrap your hair again. Once your hair is wrapped, take a long piece of saran wrap and place it around your head. You can do this by holding the saran wrap with two hands starting from the back of your head and criss-crossing the two end pieces in the front. The saran wrap does not have to be neat, just as long as your hair is. Use several pieces to ensure your entire head is covered. Go under the hooded dryer for exactly 20 minutes. Once you're done, comb your hair down again and style as you desire.