Hi my name is Dee…I havent had a relaxer for 2 years.
I’ve been wearing my hair braided because I cant find anyone that can
press/straighten my hair like my grandmother use too. Im now hearing
about the “Dominican Blowout” do u think it would be beneficial or
should I continue my search for someone that can press my hair
I will share my opinion on the question above. Ultimately, it is your decision, but I will give you something to consider.
I like to wear my hair straight and although it takes a big chunk of time out of my schedule to get it that way. I had to ask a friend what “pressing” hair was and she explained that it’s very similar to using a flat iron. You are putting heat directly on your hair and in most cases an oil or “grease” is used to prevent the hair from burning.
Personally, I avoid any type of heat that is applied directly to the hair, such as flat irons and curling barrels. A pressing comb falls into the same category. While there are two types of pressing combs, the ones that are put on the flame and the electric ones (supposedly control the temps a lot better), I still do not like this method, as the chances of burning your hair increase significantly.
If your hair is natural and you do not think that it will respond well to doing a roller set and then a blowout, you will probably be better off just blowing your hair out with a comb attachment and then doing finger-curls. You cannot undo damage done to your hair by way of chemicals, heat or mistreatment.
Also, as you mentioned, finding a stylist to press your hair is a difficult task, so you may want to exercise other options. If you are adamant about getting your hair straightened in a particular way, you may also consider taking the DIY, do-it-yourself, route. It’s what I ended up doing when I could not find a stylist near me and now I rarely visit a stylist.
I’m sorry that I cannot be more helpful, but truthfully, only you can answer your question. I can only supply food for thought.