Whose Fault? The Hair Stylist Or The Client?
Me: "Please make sure you don't spread the relaxer to the tips".
Hair dresser: "ma ti (I've heard you)"
I sit for 10 minutes for the relaxer to work.
Me: "e shi shi me (it's burning me)"
Hairdresser: "just wait for a minute more so that your hair can relax" (the popular believe that the longer you sit, the better the effect)
Me: "I can't wait". "Wash it out quickly"
Hairdresser takes me to her sink and pours a cup of water on the hair. Gosh! the water feels like it came out of a "cooler" (earthen ware pot) or fridge because it was so cold. (the best would have been luke-warm water). She proceeds to use the shampoo and conditioner one after the other.
Me: " what can I put in my hair?" ( I don't know what can work on my hair texture)
Hairdresser: "you can put anything in it".( Is this true?)
Me: "Ok, give me some leave-in and any other thing that can reduce this breakage.
After a week, my hair feels dry and I go to my hairdresser to wash it. Within 3 days, it's dry again and I begin to think of what I can do to it. My hair continues to fall out until i decide to weave-on but i know when I take out the weave, my hair "headaches" will start again. My hairdresser can't help me because she can't even differentiate between a lye and no-lye relaxer.
This story is one of the several encounters I had with my hairdresser during my pre-healthy relaxed hair days.
Have you had this experience before? How did it go?