Natural hair: Have you been to the salon?
I had a huge chuckle from a comment left by one of my readers regarding the previous post on whether natural hair is too complicated. I didn't post this comment in because it was in part an attack on another blog which would deflect attention from the subject at hand.
I did however laugh at this statement, ' Miss Jessie's is the vogue natural salon. Yet everyone comes out looking like they have been put into a mushroom mould. Toadstools, shitakes, buttons and for longer hair jelly fish mushrooms. '
Looking at the site, everyone started to look like a mushroom (I don't know I'm easily amused). I'm not against Miss Jessie's. I think you know what you will get should you go to the salon to have your hair done. I commend them too for being enterprising. I don't think their hairstyles are very inventive and their products in my view are overpriced. I think F2x on fotki should set up shop and show us how it is done.
So follow up question, since going natural have you ever gone to a salon, what did you have done, was it a good experience or bad experience, will you go again?
My answer - Yes, one time 7/8 years ago, I had my hair microbraided with extensions. Terrible experience, was offered a relaxer first before braiding, declined this. Was then told my hair had to be blow dried straight first, which I agreed to. Blow dry with comb attachment, grease, too hot, smoke, pain etc, complained and refused hairdresser to continue. Was told I am a difficult customer and my hair would look lovely if I relaxed it. Asked for my hair line to be left out, request was honoured (rolling eyes, tongue clicking) but I was told I wouldn't look nice. Left with pretty braids which I liked but hell would freeze over before I repeat this experience.