Some of us are “do it yourselfers” by nature, while others are more comfortable leaving certain things to the professionals. Hair care is one of the topics that people usually have very strong opinions about when it comes to pros versus diy’ers.
While natural hair has taken the bulk of the black hair care audience’s attention when it comes to maintaining hair at home, there are still a large number of women who also care for and style their relaxed hair in the comfort of their bathrooms.
While both groups have proponents and naysayers alike, there are some things to examine when you are trying to make the decision about whether or not you should seek out a professional to do your hair.
Remember the scene in What’s Love Got To Do With It when the stylist rinsed the bleach from the woman’s hair only to have the hair flow down the drain with the product? The fear of that type of potential catastrophe is what drives most women to seek out a professional to apply any type of chemical treatment.
Chemical treatments range from light color application to full on whole head relaxers. All of the processes covered in that range can and are done at home. Just take a gander at any given aisle in your local Walmart or Sally’s Beauty Supply and you will see that retailers carry ‘at-home’ versions of just about everything under the sun.
Although the products marketed to us as consumers, claim to be safe for at home use, there is still always the potential of improper application or some type of bad reaction to the product.
With that in mind, unless you are very well versed in the particular process you are thinking about doing at home, you may want to at the very least seek out the advice and guidance of a professional. At the most, you would want to search and find a suitable, licensed professional to do it for you. Just to be safe.
I’m done with DYI.