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I have no curls left. I had a Silkener™ at a retail salon that sells Miss Jessie’s products. What went wrong?
Sorry about your bad experience. Miss Jessie’s salon (Brooklyn, New York) is the only authorized salon to perform the Silkener™.

The retail locations carry the Miss Jessie’s product line only (CURLY PUDDING, CURLY MERINGUE, CURLY BUTTERCREME, BABY BUTTERCREME RAPID RECOVERY, STRETCH SILKENING CRÈME, QUICK CURLS, CRÈME DE LA CRÈME, CRÈME DE LA CURL and SUPER SLIP SUDSY SHAMPOO). They are not currently trained or licensed to offer the Silkener™ as a service.

What is the Silkener™?
The Silkener™ is a trademarked chemical technique created and developed at curve salon inc. To tweak existing curls , kinks or waves, address shrinkage, turn kinks to curls, combat frizz, and make hair more manageable. It's an excellent service for the individual interested in wearing both straight and curly hair with out permanent straight-style commitment.

What is the chemical used in Silkeners™?
Sodium hydroxide.

How is the Silkener different from a texturizer?
The end result. The Silkener™ is a custom service designed to accommodate the special needs of the individual's texture. Conventional texturizer methods often leave clients with random results (sometimes under processed or over-processed forcing you into a relaxer straight state.

How is a Silkener™ different from a relaxer?
The options. A relaxer is processed to remove all curl and texture for a straight result only. A Silkener™ is designed to embrace texture via tweaking or altering curl, kink or wave. The Silkener™ also creates curly and straight options for the individual interested in both.

Is the Silkener™ similar to a relaxer or texturizer?
Like a relaxer or texturizer, the Silkener™ too is chemical. So the precautions are the same to prevent a sensitive scalp.

Can I expect a perfect Silkener™?
You can expect our very best work. It's rare for any two curls to be exactly the same but we can get a 'great' result. So far there is no such thing as a perfect Silkener™ because of the many variables involved in the process (your natural texture).

Do I need a Silkener™ to turn my kinks to curls?
Maybe not. Have you tried Shingling™ (no-chem styling method) with Miss Jessie’s CURLY PUDDING™ or CURLY MERINGUE™ yet?

After I get my 1st Silkener™, when do I come in again for maintenance services?
For most, every 3 months/4x per year. But maintenance can vary person to person depending on hair texture.

Can I wet my hair with a Silkener™?
Yes. You can re-wet without your curls returning to its original/natural shrunk up state. Hair is natural.

I have a 'z' formation/pattern. My what can I expect from a Silkener™?
You can expect the Silkener™ to stretch out and elongate your existing texture. You probably will not get a ringlet curl because you do not have a circular pattern /formation to start with. But the Silkening™ service might be very useful if your hair is extremely thick and you have a lot of shrinkage. 2 strand twisting will be a lot easier.

I have a relaxer. What will my transition process be like if I want a Silkener™?
Grow at least 4-6 inches of new growth if you want to see the length and curl formation. Braids are a great option to keep your mind off the growing out phase. If you're not concerned with length, a closely cropped barber cut will immediately take you out of a relaxer state.

How much new-growth do I need for a Silkener™?
Grow at least 4-6 inches of new growth for your 1st Silkener™ if you want to see the length and curl formation. If you have less you might not see any curl because it is too short.

How will you determine what kind of curl I will or will not get?
Via consultation.

Style wise, what is the difference between natural vs. Silkener™?
Natural hair can be much more manual than Silkener™ treated hair. You can get silkened™ hair wet without returning to a naturally shrunk-up state.

Why might someone make a decision to get a Silkener™ if they can get a great result with Shingling™?
One might convert to a Silkener™ for ease and manageability because of the manual time spent (combing, shampooing, applying product, dryer time) to achieve the look desired and the unpredictable nature of natural hair. (muggy/moist/wet environment = shrunk back hair).

If the Silkener™ is so great, what are the benefits of staying natural?
No commitment. Being natural for some is glorious and liberating amongst other reasons. Chemical services are not for everyone.

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