When black women want long flowing hair without the use of harsh chemicals, their go-to technique is the silk press. Silk press hairstyles have been a mainstay in African American fashion since the 1920s. Beauticians would use a metal comb, heated by a stove, to straighten the curl pattern of African American hair. Silk presses give you the ability to have hair that will gracefully flow in the wind, while also keeping your natural curl pattern. The model in these images is wearing a silk press natural hairstyle from Lisa Motley, a professional hairstylist from Alter Ego Salon in Columbia, SC.
This year has seen an awakening in America. More and more people are beginning to show concern about the state of our union. This is especially true in the black community. With the increasing popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement and the determination of African Americans to finally tear down the racial biases that continue to separate our country this year will go down in history as a pivotal turning point in American history. With everything that’s going on, many black women are choosing new hairstyles that reflect a more culture conscious attitude. This goddess braid & afro mohawk hairstyle fits that category perfectly.