New to the world of naturalists, I must admit that I have good days and bad. My BC or big chop was Oct 7, 2011. My hair type is 4c (for those who type hair) with only about 50% curl pattern. My hair is very tightly coiled and dry which requires daily moisturizing (some days multiple times). I’m still learning my natural hair and I’m very much a product junky. My hair routine consist of co-washing multiple times a week and shampooing every 2-4 weeks depending on the amount and types of products I’ve used. Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, if only this lyric applied to everything in life! How about finding the right hair stylist? For both men and women finding the dynamic love-at-first-style relationship is hit or miss. All too often we think we know exactly what we want for our head of hair. We tell our stylist to color it, chop it, straighten it, thin it, perm it– the list could go on and on. But what do we really want?
I can’t tell you the last time I flipped through the Yellow Pages to find a hair salon. I can tell you, however, how annoyed I get when mystery delivery people leave not just one, but two giant phone books in my driveway. Why? Because I (and I’m pretty confident that most people) do not use this resource anymore!
If I have the intention of looking up a salon, the first place I will look is the Internet. Not only is it more convenient, but it gives me an idea of whether or not I will use the services of this business. And I often make this decision based on the appearance of its website.
It’s amazing, the lengths we will go through to ensure our hair is looking its best. For me, the length part is quite literal…as in driving all the way from North Scottsdale to Cave Creek….in 5 o’clock traffic.
Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on what seems like an endless stretch of highway, would not be my ideal way of spending an evening. But, driving over an hour each way for a color is nothing compared to the anguish of having a color gone wrong (walking out of a salon with bleach blonde hair after asking the stylist for a tone-down of my blonde highlights, pretty much sums up my color nightmare). So, I make the drive.
I have always had long hair. I also grew up with only sisters, and while my Mom trimmed my Dad’s hair, I never paid too much attention to it. I then married a man with long hair – trimming his hair involves cutting in a straight line (not as easy as I thought – his hair usually ends up a couple inches shorter than I intended – oops!)
And then nature threw me for a loop and blessed me with two sons. Sure, the temptation to let them be long haired hippies is there, but once they got to be about school age, I figured I should get them proper haircuts.