You know what makes twitter amazing? The fact that you can listen to a conversation and not ever be called nosy or inquisitive. Twitter has given us a platform as consumers, bloggers, vloggers and business people to share our ideas, experiences and colorful opinions sometimes despite there validity.
I am not a consistent ‘tweeter’ myself but I do read twitter posts and blog posts quite often. Last week the beautiful Bella of Afrobella wrote a blog post that was titled ‘The 5 Hair Blogger Falsehoods Debunked‘ and of course it caught my attention especially since I am a blogger and in her introduction I thought she posed an interesting question.
How do you really know you are following a sensible regimen if it is not routed in hair science and acquired education?
The premise of the question was based on her interview with Camille E Reed details of which are on her blog. Camille Reed is the creator of Noire Design Concepts salon in Silver Spring MD and apparently on Twitter she has had alot to say about bloggers providing misinformation to women who seek knowledge about natural hair care.
I read through the post and honestly I felt that some of the comments were not quite sound in some cases and in others downright unfair. What Ms Reed has termed as falsehoods are actually things that in my own personal experience has lead to my own hair success. With that in mind I felt obliged to debunk the debunker, so here goes . . .
Meet Camille E. Reed, the creator of Noire Design Concepts salon in Silver Spring, MD. She’s a genius with natural hair and an expert in hair color. She is licensed, she is professional, and she is frustrated with some of the misinformation that’s proliferating on the internet.
Camille sees it on an ongoing basis – the women who come into her salon with hair damage resulting from following bad advice they found from an unprofessional source. She’s here to debunk what she sees as the top 5 hair blogger falsehoods. Take it away, Camille!
Hi everyone, my name is Camille E. Reed. I am an educator, licensed cosmetologist and natural hair stylist of 14 years and also the owner of Noire Salon in Silver Spring, MD. During the course of my career, I have estimated that around 17,000-26,000 heads of hair have sat underneath my hands and have been scrupulously tended by them. So it’s a bit startling to hear some of the natural hair bloggers spreading misinformation about hair care. I am sure they meant no harm. However, what most stylist and pros know cannot be Googled or passed down as second-hand information, without a great deal of both practical wisdom and a keen understanding of cosmetic chemistry. Here I am going to assist many of you back on to the right path. My concern is that some of this misinformation will cause your strands to behave in a way that causes your home hair care to become troublesome, over time. There have been terms that the hair bloggers are using or have created, that are neither scientifically sound or are what professionals use (and have been using) since the onset of Modern Cosmetology in the 19th and early 20th century.’
Originally posted 2013-03-03 19:00:03.