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

Q&A: How Often Should Hair Be Pressed?

Question: How often do you recommend that someone can safely press their hair? Weekly? Every 2 weeks? or How often? 

Answer: I recommend that you only press your hair after washing it. If you wash your hair weekly, then I would press weekly after washing. If you wash twice a month, then I would press bimonthly, after doing your hair. Pressing in moderation is fine, but when it is done too frequently, or at too high of a temperature, it will take a toll on the hair.