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Curly Head Man abroad in China

czulskczulsk Posts: 13Registered Users
Hello,

I'm in China having trouble finding a hair salon and salons are everywhere in China. Is there any tips on how I can take care of my curls even when I'm in abroad?

Thanks,

czulsk

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  • GroYoFroGroYoFro Posts: 237Registered Users
    czulsk wrote: »
    Hello,

    I'm in China having trouble finding a hair salon and salons are everywhere in China. Is there any tips on how I can take care of my curls even when I'm in abroad?

    Thanks,

    czulsk

    why are you in China??

    Funny story: I went to China/ Hong Kong last year with my friend and when we stopped at a local restaurant deep in the suburbs of China some of the locals were amazed by my hair. A lot of them wanted to take pictures with me, because they rarely saw foreigners and rarely saw a person with curly hair like mine! hahaha! :afro:
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  • czulskczulsk Posts: 13Registered Users
    hahahaha... You went to the suburban area that's why that happen. If you hang out in the big cities locals don't treat foreigners like that. Every time I get outside of the city and visit a suburban or urban area I feel like I'm a celebrity. Everybody stops you and asks for a picture because they rarely see a foreigner go through their town. That's one thing I like about China.

    The reason I'm in China is that I applied for a study abroad program in the U.S. to learn Chinese. Now when I'm staying longer and looking for job I'm worried about my hair. There are so many salons and I don't want to come out having an Asian haircut. I know it's only hair and it will grow back. Curly hair takes a long time to grow out.
  • TheManeTheMane Posts: 10Registered Users
    czulsk wrote: »
    hahahaha... You went to the suburban area that's why that happen. If you hang out in the big cities locals don't treat foreigners like that. Every time I get outside of the city and visit a suburban or urban area I feel like I'm a celebrity. Everybody stops you and asks for a picture because they rarely see a foreigner go through their town. That's one thing I like about China.

    The reason I'm in China is that I applied for a study abroad program in the U.S. to learn Chinese. Now when I'm staying longer and looking for job I'm worried about my hair. There are so many salons and I don't want to come out having an Asian haircut. I know it's only hair and it will grow back. Curly hair takes a long time to grow out.

    Hi czulsk,

    Hope all is well in China! When I have been abroad, even when living in other remote countries, I have been very careful as to who touches my hair. I have had a few interesting experiences and find that hairstylists, regardless of language, like to understand what they want and not what we want.

    As you say, curly hair takes a long time to grow so why not, depending on the length of your stay in China, take this time to let your curls grow? Your curls look good and I am willing to bet that a long style would suit you, so long as you keep it neat.

    On the other hand, if you want to get a haircut, my experience has been that telling the hairdresser to only trim with scissors about half an inch allround works. Make sure to use your hands and fingers to tell him/her where exactly you want the trim to be!

    Hope that helped.

    All the best.
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  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,040Registered Users
    Beginner/inexperienced hairstylists in China are very cheap! Make sure you go to one that has more experience - it will be more expensive, but your curls are worth it! Even the most experienced hairstylist only charges about $20-$25.
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