Hair Stylists - Ignorance...

Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I was in a store on Saturday and the lady in front of me have many assortments of candy. She had on a black apron so one could tell she was a hairstylist who probably ran into the store from work.

She began to talk to those of us that were on the line explaining that all the candy wasn't for her but for co-workers as well because they had a lot of work to do before the end of the day. Then she turned to me...

She stated that I needed to come see her because she could "straighten my hair out like that"...snapping her fingers. I laughed and said I prefer my curls...she seemed so shocked! She kept talking about what she could do with my hair and how quick she was until I stressed the fact that I liked my hair the way it was.

Finally she looked directly at me, [all this time she was looking at me sideways], and said, "well, your hair is beautiful"!

She said she had so many "natural" girls in her salon right now getting their hair flat ironed for the holiday which is why she brought that point up to me...smh. I was disappointed because she was African American and pushing the agenda to straighten our natural hair...smh!

I was glad to enlighten her that some of us are just fine with our hair being curly!!!:icon_smile:

Blessings!
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Hydration - SM CH
Curl & Style Milk
LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Her reason for not being down with the curly cause is about economics. The natural girls coming in to get their hair straightened for Easter probably don't come in on the regular so she's trying to make all the money she can right now. I don't know of any naturals (expect straight naturals maybe) who visit salons anywhere near as often as most relaxed heads do. I haven't let a "professional" near my hair since I big chopped back in '08. The funny thing is black women, and men for that matter are always asking me who does my hair because it looks so nice and I proudly say me.


    For one thing no one knows my hair as well as I do and I'm not going to just sit and let anyone do whatever they want to my hair or put whatever product they want to in my hair. That's what I did when I was relaxed and I paid for it. I see how stylist shampoo and if I shampooed my natural hair like they do it would be a tangled mess. I see these YT videos where women go to salons to get their natural hair straightened and they let the stylist apply way more heat than they know good and well their hair can handle yet they say nothing because this person is the expert. They let someone make 10 passes with a pressing comb or flat iron then they make videos crying about the damage. I wonder how many of those natural Easter ladies she mentioned will have hair that will revert a week from now. I wouldn't trust any stylist who was that eager to get her hands in my hair that she kept pushing the subject. Stylists are supposed to let their work speak for them that you would seek them out.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    adthomas wrote: »
    Her reason for not being down with the curly cause is about economics. The natural girls coming in to get their hair straightened for Easter probably don't come in on the regular so she's trying to make all the money she can right now. I don't know of any naturals (expect straight naturals maybe) who visit salons anywhere near as often as most relaxed heads do. I haven't let a "professional" near my hair since I big chopped back in '08. The funny thing is black women, and men for that matter are always asking me who does my hair because it looks so nice and I proudly say me.


    For one thing no one knows my hair as well as I do and I'm not going to just sit and let anyone do whatever they want to my hair or put whatever product they want to in my hair. That's what I did when I was relaxed and I paid for it. I see how stylist shampoo and if I shampooed my natural hair like they do it would be a tangled mess. I see these YT videos where women go to salons to get their natural hair straightened and they let the stylist apply way more heat than they know good and well their hair can handle yet they say nothing because this person is the expert. They let someone make 10 passes with a pressing comb or flat iron then they make videos crying about the damage. I wonder how many of those natural Easter ladies she mentioned will have hair that will revert a week from now. I wouldn't trust any stylist who was that eager to get her hands in my hair that she kept pushing the subject. Stylists are supposed to let their work speak for them that you would seek them out.

    I agree...

    One of the things I love about my hair is no one cares for it but ME! I know she was only concern with the money she is losing by black women going natural, thank God I don't follow the crowd!

    Blessings!
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

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