The Best Products for Your Silk Press, According to a Top Stylist

It’s chilly out, the sun is setting in the middle of the day, humidity is at an all-time low, and wearing your hair out when it’s damp is as appealing as wearing wet socks. Natural-haired babes, you know what this means…it’s silk press season. Now, not all silk presses are created equal (if you get them regularly, you know what we’re talking about). We want you to have the bounciest, shiniest, silkiest presses at home. We chatted with Chicago hairstylist Justin Revenge of The Justin Revenge Salon to get tips on the best products for a DIY silk press. Keep reading for the details on his favorite silk press hair products to maintain yours!

About the Expert

Justin Revenge is a Chicago-based hairstylist and owner of The Justin Revenge Salon.

Best Silk Press Hair Products

When it comes to getting a silk press without damaging your curls, Revenge’s advice is simple. “Hair stays healthy while using heat by using the correct products that specialize in heat protection and keeping flat irons and blow dryers at a reasonable heat setting,” he says.

Innersense Organic Beauty Natural Hydrating Hairbath Shampoo

A salon-quality silk press starts with clean hair. It’s important to start with a cleansed scalp and hair before heat tools are used. During the winter months, using a moisturizing shampoo helps to prevent dryness. This silicone-free shampoo is great for dry, damaged, or color-treated hair.

Innersense Organic Beauty Natural Hydrating Hairbath Shampoo | Mane Addicts
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Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

This conditioner is great for people who use heat because it re-links broken bonds.

Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner | Mane Addicts
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Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner with Protein

When it comes to caring for your hair in the winter, Revenge says, “using products with extra moisture/hydration, wearing silk-lined head coverings, and using scalp oil more often” goes a long way. This deep conditioner helps smooth ends, strengthens hair’s elasticity, and reduces breakage.

Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner with Protein | Mane Addicts
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Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Conditioner

When it comes to getting the Justin Revenge Signature Silk Press/Blowout, this leave-in conditioner from Mizani is one of the products the hairstylist swears by. The light formula penetrates the hair follicles and preps the hair for heat styling.

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Conditioner | Mane Addicts
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NEEDS Hair Silk Blowout Heat Protectant

Although each client has different needs, a heat protectant is non-negotiable. Revenge recommends his brand’s heat spray to protect hair from damage caused by heat styling. Some of the ingredients include aloe, lavender, ginseng, green tea, and coconut oil.

NEEDS Hair Silk Blowout Heat Protectant | Mane Addicts
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Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil

Revenge also loves to use this hair oil from Olaplex. It does a great job of protecting the hair from heat damage and also repairs, strengthens, and increases shine.

Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Hair Oil | Mane Addicts
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Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

One pump of this blowout primer will not only speed up the drying time, but it also seals the cuticles and reduces frizz.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum | Mane Addicts
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Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

This anti-frizz spray is another favorite of Revenge. The product has a humidity-blocking technology that stops moisture from penetrating the hair shaft and the results last for three to four washes.

Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray | Mane Addicts
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Looking for a dry shampoo to help your silk press look great for an extra week (or two)? Check out THIS post for some of our favorite products.