Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Why I DIY Till I Die
I am sure you can relate: your hair is the healthiest it has been in a long time. It doesn't even look like "your" hair it looks so good. Shoot, you even gave yourself a weave check to make sure it was real (or the ostriches did it for you)
I mean you are looking fab-u-lous. Then you go to your beautician. You sit in that chair. She whips out the rat tail comb with the smallest teeth that she could find in the whole shop. She then proceeds to comb your hair for no reason at all, probably just to tick you off. All you hear is rip, snap, crackle and pop. Once again, all of your hard work down the drain because of a stylist who doesn't know what in the world she is doing.
I've been there and done that so many times it is ridiculous. I DIY now because if my hair gets messed up, I want to be the one to blame. I'm not going to pay someone to mess my hair up for me! How foolish is that? Since I stopped perming, stopped going to the hair shops and started taking better care of my hair due to knowledge, my hair has never been healthier.
And I am not saying this to bash all stylist because there are some really good ones too who will listen and do exactly what you want. But in my experience with beauty parlors, there are far too many stylists and not enough hair care specialist. I believe that more women are caring about the health of their hair and not just the aesthetic appearance now. Having your hair look good at any costs for most of us on the internet is a thing of the past.
One thing I have learned is that if your hair is healthy, it is going to look good. Healthy hair doesn't need to be fried at 400 degrees. Many of us are choosing healthier alternatives and I believe that many stylists should adapt to these changes in the market or else they will continue to loose business from those of us who are DIYers because of bad experiences with beauticians in the past.
Will I ever go to a salon ever again in my life? I can't say that I won't, but honestly, I have been doing it solo for almost 5 years now and I really have no intentions on changing. If it ain't broke then why fix it? My hair is not breaking, and I have a feeling the moment I step foot inside of another salon I will be fixing broken hair all over again.
So ladies I want to know, are you DIY or do you visit salons? Are you going regularly or do you just go for special occasions? Let me know how you feel about salons and DIY haircare.