Sooo, after 3 years I decided I wanted to go to the salon, a natural one, and get my hair did up.
Yeah I was very nervous, you know after doing your own hair for so long it makes you a little hesitant to let someone else get in your head especially with it being the first time meeting.
I went in for a rod set, and while the style came out nice the experience is unforgetable.
The shop I went to is actually owned by a coworkers cousin whom I know fairly good, she has had her shop for several years and does great hair, but she is not the one who did my hair, and on top of that my sis in law goes there too, this was not a shop that I picked out eenie meenie minie mo....
First she shampooed my hair twice which I never do, that's when I started getting nervous. Next she conditioned with this very light conditioner that only smelled good, as quick as she put it in she rinsed it out...another uh oh.
Last she applied a light leave in conditioner, mind you those type of condtioners are like water only to my hair, no help at all. She took me to her chair and started to prep my hair for styling.
Ladies hold it together now...this is the part where I should have got out the chair and ran for the door.
We'll call the stylist "D"
"D" began detangling my hair with a comb, it took all I had not to scream. She started with the back which is pretty easy to detangle but when she started making her way up I literally heard my hair popping and she was just a combing. All through my mind were thoughts of what I wanted to tell her and do, just snatch the comb out of her hand and throw it. I kept my cool but softly and politely asked her to add more leave in then I told her that I never use a comb on my hair and only detangle with lots of conditioner, then she told me that my hair was detangling good...you think, probably because she was snapping the tangles off.
Really I know I should have left at that point, but I did not want to look like a crazy in front of the other customers and the owner.
You live you learn...
"D" finally got the rods put in using some mousse only then under the dryer I went and that brought me back to why I don't like hair salons, I swear I was under the dryer for eternity that I was ready to holler out. I think the owner could see it in my face cause she kept asking if I was alright surely knowing I wasn't.
I finally got from under the dryer and rollers were taken out. I really did love the style and was excited to not have to do my hair for the week, my hair was soft and bouncy and shiny.
taken at bed time, not my
Sadly this style only lasted for three days, by Tuesday night I had to brush it out and go back to my twist out since the weather got to it, three and half hours and $?? later my style was a hot mess.
hair by Tuesday-frizzed out
So yes was upset that my hair was a total loss, not even salvagable but oh well.
Would I go back, I don't know, If so definitely not to her. My sis in law showed the owner my hair and she got in touch with me and wanted me to come back in. I really need to think about it.
I feel like this appointment could have gone better if "D" would have talked to me about my hair, since I am the one who knows more about it cause I work with it everyday even though she may have a license and think she knows how to do hair doesn't make her a knowitall for all hair types...sorry.
Anyways, we'll see, cause I do need a hair break and twists are not an option, maybe some braided up style.