Wednesday, June 11, 2014
How to Avoid STRAIGHT UP FOOLISHNESS in the Salon: Coily Hair Edition
It's been about 2 years since WE last stepped into a hair dressing salon (or whatever they like to call it these days). And I have soon to find out that the story will never change.
So T and I decided to skip on the blow dryer this time around, and go to the Dominican Salon and get our hair roller set. We would enjoy a nice scalp rub (the wash), get a little conditioning treatment, and then have the famous wet set at a local Dominican salon (name to be withheld) LOL!
When I called on the phone to make the appointment, I let the stylist know that I would be getting a wash and roller set. I advised her that my hair is "tightly curled". She acknowledged that she has "done natural hair before", and it's no problem.
When we (T & I) arrived at the salon, it seemed to be a different matter--especially in regards to my hair. She asked me if I was sure that my hair is able to lay down on the rollers. I let her know that I've been to a few Dominican salons, where they've laid down my hair on the big rollers, and my hair ends up sleek and straight after the roller set alone.
She looked dubious, but continued on anyways.
Now here's where the problem always begins: She didn't know how to detangle my hair without breakage. My ends were snapping, popping, flying everywhere. She was detangling my hair with a wide tooth comb--and she thought that would solve my detangling woe's. Truth be told, I don't have detangling woe's. My hair is easily detangled with a paddle brush so long as it has been properly conditioned.
So here's my dilemma, do I say anything--or do I let her continue to destroy my hair--and all of the progress that I've made so far? What would you do?
This story TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW....
--find out what I DID DO.
--let me know what YOU WOULD DO (Or have done)
--More dramas from the salon. Next post to outline some ways to avoid the drama if you decide to even visit a salon