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4 Products To Use On Wash Day Before Your Silk Press


A lot of people think the key to having a stunning silk press is the "flat iron". When the truth is, it's your wash day products. Before you silk press your hair, you must properly cleanse, condition and treat your hair. This is how you achieve the silk smooth finish that will have all eyes on you. And more importantly, your silk press will last so much longer. Put the worries away as we have the best 4 products for you use to on wash before your silk press. They are formulated with the best ingredients to nourish your hair from the inside out.


Cleansing -
The foundation of your style should be to start with clean hair that is free from product build up. To properly cleanse and clarify your hair without the natural oils being stripped from your hair, use our Bask & Lather Strengthen Shampoo. Our shampoo is formulated with premium all natural ingredients that will remove product buildup and provide a deep, but gentle clean of your scalp and hair. The shampoo is PH balanced which is perfect if you are experience scalp issues. Additionally, it is hair strengthening as it is free of silicones, mineral oils and alcohols.
strengthen shampoo

To get the best result, squirt a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand. Then, apply to your scalp and massage it in using the pads of your fingers. You can use a shampoo brush to get the product to all the areas of your scalp. W e recommend shampoo at least two times to make sure your hair is super clean for styling.



After cleansing, you should always follow up with a conditioning or a deep conditioning product. The Bask & Lather Replenish Conditioners pairs beautifully with the shampoo. As the name suggests, the conditioner will replenish your hair with the moisture removed from the cleansing in the previous step. The conditioner is formulated with super moisturizing and hydrating ingredients such as Honey, Murumuru seed butter, and marshmallow root extract. Not only will the conditioner moisturize your hair, it will improves the hairs elasticity and strength to reduce breakage and shedding. 

replenish conditioner


After cleansing, apply the conditioner along the length of the hair.  We recommend leaving it in for 5 to 10 minutes to ensure the product penetrates the hair shaft. Then detangle your hair as per usual and watch your tangles and knots will melt away. 



Deep Conditioning
Next, it's time to deep condition your hair. With silk presses, you are going to apply high temperatures of heat so deep conditioning allows your hair to absorb a healthy balance of moisture and protein to combat any heat damage. The Aloe & Honey Deep conditioner is meticulously crafted with a blend of aloe, olive oil, rice protein, shea butter and castor oil. These are all great ingredients that will join forces to fortify your hair strands and unlock a new level of moisture.  Similarly to all the products in our line, the deep conditioner is free of silicones, mineral oil, parabens, fragrances and alcohols
aloe honey deep conditioner for hydrating hair.

To get the best results, apply the deep conditioner to the length of the hair shaft. You can apply it in sections to make sure the product distributes evenly throughout your hair. Apply a heat cap ro sit under a dryer for 20 to 30 minutes so your hair cuticles will open to absorb as much of the product as possible.



Hydrating -

 Right before applying the heat to your hair, you must moisturize your hair. Our hydrating hair mist will add another layer of hydration into your hair prior to applying the flat iron. The mist is infused with aloe vera and avocado oil which will hydrate and nourish your hair. The mist will also soften the hair, reduce frizz and enhance the natural shine of your hair. The hydrating hair mist will add another layer of hydration into your hair prior to styling. We recommend using the hydrating mist as a leave-in conditioner as well as a hair detangler before your silk press.

 hydrating mist for hair

Before applying the mist to your hair, shake and spray well. Then, spritz your hair along the hair shaft. Do not go overboard as you don't want your hair completely drenched as this will require more heat to dry  then flat iron your hair.




All of these products are packaged together in our Wash Day Bundle. This curated collection will elevate your hair care routine as it is designed to cleanse, strengthen, and rejuvenate your hair from root to tip. You will receive full size bottles of all 4 products at an affordable price. So you can have all the products you need for wash day for your silk presses. 

Achieving a flawless silk press begins with the right products and technique on wash day. By incorporating our Bask and Lather products, they will work together to get your hair clean, repaired and moisturized before you apply heat to it. Heat can be extremely damaging to our hair if we don't take the necessary steps before applying it. And with silk press season right around the corner, you will feel absolutely amazing and confident.