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Information about Pressing, Hot Combing, and Straightening Black, African American, and Kinky Type Hair

How to Press a Section of Hair

Step 1: When pressing a section, start at the ends of the hair and work your way down toward the scalp. Start at the ends of the hair. Gently pull the comb through like you are combing your hair. If you encounter any knots, remove the comb and work through the knots with your fingers. Gently pull the comb through again. Then pull the comb through the hair starting at a point closer to your scalp.

Step 2: Repeat until you can pull the comb (gently) through the hair from the scalp to the ends of the hair. As you do this the hair will be already turning straight. When you pull the comb through, apply a small amount of tension while holding on to the ends of the hair.

Step 3: After you can pull the pressing comb through the section from the scalp to the ends of the hair without resistance, give that section a final press using the back of the comb. To do this, put the comb in the section of hair and twist it once so that as you pull it through, the back of the comb is applying pressure to the hair section.