I washed my hair, applied my deep conditioners and detangled some before arriving. This had become typical for me to do when going to her on days I needed to save some time so she's used to it. In my mind, she would only have to rinse and style my hair, however, this is not how the appointment went. Things were going fine until she decided she was going to rake a not-even-medium-tooth sized comb through my hair from root-to-tip. My hair abrubtly let her know that that was never a good idea. Commence my
My heart sank. Even though her terrible detangling session didn't last very long, I was positive it wreaked havoc on my hair. Like, I thought I had no more hair (can you tell I'm a little bit dramatic at times?). From that point on, I was on edge. She was really going in on how whatever product I used must have stripped my hair and that's why it was so hard to detangle. She used a KeraCare deep conditioner and had me sit under the dryer for awhile with it. I don't remember which one it was though. Why you ask? Because I couldn't get over her tryna pull that comb from root-to-tip thru my hair! After she rinsed, I sat under the dryer trying to assess the damage and figure out how much hair I had left lol! I was texting my sister FREAKING all the way OUT! While I'm sure she was laughing out loud at me, she did her best to calm my fears. She also uses and loves this stylist.
|slowly realizing I still had hair :) [click to enlarge]|
Once all my hair was straight and she let me see the before and after trim, I was in much better spirits. While she added curls, we talked about the Shea Moisture product I used before coming in. (It was the Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque I've mentioned before.)
Me: I used Shea Mositure's deep conditioner. I can't remember the name. The one with the yellow label.
Her: The one with the pump or in the jar?
Me: Umm...the jar...
Her: Melanie...are you serious? That's the mask one! You shouldn't leave it on more than 15 minutes! That's why your hair was acting like that!
Y'all, I cannot explain the mix of emotions I felt in that moment! LOL! I had to laugh at myself, yet I was embarrassed at the same time, but happy it was all over. Thank God she washed and deep conditioned my hair again. Between me not following directions and her attacking my hair with that comb, I could have set myself up for a major setback. But alas, thank God that was not case and my hair was healthy enough to endure the harsh treatment! I loved my results, as usual. And she told me next time I was in town to let her know so she could pick up some "natural products" she thought would do well in my hair. She typically did that for me and I will certainly be taking her up on that the next time I plan on spending a weekend there.
|the final results [click to enlarge]|