I’m not sure if this is the case with most naturals, but I only go to the hair salon occasionally. I tend to take care of my hair myself any other time, unless I need a trim or want a good blowout.
I absolutely adore my hair stylist and wish I could take her with me as I move from state to state. Thankfully, she gets her clients in and out within an hour or so and her work is painless. Not to mention that she SLAYS a blowout.
Not all women are as fortunate, however. I have heard horror stories of women whose hair stylists end up doing more damage to their hair than good. If you’ve run across any of these problems, it may be time to go to a natural hair salon.
You are charged more because your hair is natural
Many hairstylists are charging their natural clients additional money because of the amount of hair they have. I know this is the case in some Dominican salons.
My philosophy is, the price should be the same regardless of the hair type. You are paying for the service. It’s not a person’s fault the way their hair grows out their head.
The excuse shouldn’t be that you are charged more because it takes them longer to do your hair. Reason being: a woman with long, relaxed hair might take as long as a woman with short, natural hair.
Ladies, there are plenty of places that won’t discriminate on hair type. You should be treated fairly, especially if you don’t go to the salon on a regular. It’s supposed to be a gift to yourself, not an annoyance.
You get heat damage after one blow-out
One of my close friends went to a Dominican salon to get her hair done for graduation. She hadn’t straightened her hair in months and was treating herself for the special occasion.
The next time she washed her hair after that, she had heat damage and her hair would no longer curl in some areas. This shouldn’t have been the case.
While there are no guarantees we should be able to wear our hair straight one day and then in its natural state the next. The stylists should know their clients’ individual hair needs being very cautious when using heat and protecting the hair at all costs.