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Would You Take Hair Advice from Someone...

OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
...whose hair is vastly different than yours?

For example, if someone had "healthy", hair but it was bone straight, would you listen to their hair advice? Take it seriously - whatever.

Just curious:D
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    ...whose hair is vastly different than yours?

    For example, if someone had "healthy", hair but it was bone straight, would you listen to their hair advice? Take it seriously - whatever.

    Just curious:D



    Hmmm.... um, hell no. What do they know about my hair? Hell, I didn't even know about my hair (or what to do with it) 'til I came on this site.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    ...whose hair is vastly different than yours?

    For example, if someone had "healthy", hair but it was bone straight, would you listen to their hair advice? Take it seriously - whatever.

    Just curious:D

    Yes.

    My stylist and friend is a fine haired straighty, but she knows exactly what she's doing. A majority of her clients are curly haired (from wavy to very textured), and out of all the stylists I've been to in my life no one has treated my hair better than her. Compared to my experiences in black, white, and latino salons, there is no comparison.

    I do understand that she is the exception to the rule, which is why I appreciate her so much.
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    I agree with BekkaPoo.

    One of the best hairdressers if not the best I ever had was a white male with straight hair. When I moved out of state for about 8 years, I really hated having to give him up and find somebody new. Now granted when I was going to him was during my relaxer, curly perm days, but I would still trust him even with my natural hair.
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  • katherinelovesevryonekatherinelovesevryone Posts: 230Registered Users
    they would probalbly have more credibility in my book if they were a stylist with many curly clients. but as far as a random person on hte street? i'd entertain it until they started talking about shampooing more than twice a month :sad1:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    It depends on their experience with other hair types. Whether they're a stylist or a friend/family member, I'll listen if they have some sort of experience, otherwise, I'll take their advice with a grain of salt and weigh it against the experience that I DO have.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Yeah, this is a tough one. I can understand where Hakim is coming from, but I have also had a nice experience with a person who had straight fine hair. It was a guy stylist that I visited when I took a trip to Detroit one time. I swear I wanted to fold him in thirds and tuck him away in my suitcase, LOL. He was an awesome stylist, and my hair never looked so good. Those types are unfortunately far and few between though.

    So, I could see myself taking advice from someone like that if they had a reputation for knowing how to do all types of hair, and only then would I take them seriously.

    As far as just everyday people, I take loads of advice from the other curlies on this board - particularly if they are at least a 3 hair type, but really I look at all of the information here as having potential.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    it depends on the advice.
  • lajoliefillelajoliefille Posts: 350Registered Users
    I think it depends. If the person has experience or expertise with highly textured hair then maybe. Or if the person is giving advice on basic things like moisturizing or a good dc treatment but had no experience I'd probably entertain it. But if this same person with no experience wants to give me styling advice I'd give him/her the bish plz face.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I think human nature being what it is, it would be easier to take advice from someone who is in your situation...But there are times when we have to separate the message from the messenger.

    As far as hair goes - I usually go with professional opinions @ this point...and I still have to vet those - LOL!

    Don't get me wrong - this site is awesome! Lots of good info here.
  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Posts: 992Registered Users
    If it's advice about how to do a particular hairstyle then I say yes. However, other than that no. It took me 30 something years to figure out my hair. So I seriously doubt someone can give me advice about it and it work. Also, with my limited experience with stylist (only been to 6 in my life) only one of them knew how to properly treat my hair. The others could style it, but used so much heat I thought it would fall out and it smelled like it too. Even went to a so called "Natural" stylist in March for a haircut. They used a rat tail comb to detangle my hair and she didn't start from the bottom. After that experience. I will NEVER go to another stylist unless for some reason I am unable to cut my own hair. My hair looked fantastic and I had big bouncy curls. But, it was not worth the torture. What's bad is I'm not tenderheaded and I have a high threshhold of pain and she was ripping through my hair like she had lost her mind.
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  • KinkyKeeperKinkyKeeper Posts: 963Registered Users
    Maybe, if it was something general, like dcing or trimming,something basic becuase almost everyone has the same basic hair layers. But honestly at this point I'm not sure I would listen to the advice of anyone who isn't thoroughly educated on hair science. I've gotten to that point where I am just educated enough to know how many people give out bad advice, regardless of hair texture.
  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    Maybe--it depends on the advice. I've gotten really good product and styling advice from people with looser and tighter textures than me.

    If someone with the same or different texture as me starts spouting off about how my hair would be so pretty/healthy/shiny/grow so fast if I flat ironed it 3x a day, poured mineral oil all over it and don't wash it for 3 weeks I'd just :roll:
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Maybe--it depends on the advice. I've gotten really good product and styling advice from people with looser and tighter textures than me.

    If someone with the same or different texture as me starts spouting off about how my hair would be so pretty/healthy/shiny/grow so fast if I flat ironed it 3x a day, poured mineral oil all over it and don't wash it for 3 weeks I'd just :roll:

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    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    absolutely not.... if its two different types of hair .. No .. the advice would not help. sorry , just being honest
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  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    no. Especially if i see that their hair looks abused. Why would i trust some one who cant be trusted with theirs with my hair.:disgust:
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  • drasdras Posts: 175Registered Users
    It depends. If its about general things like trimming, deep treatments, or how they grew out their hair long then yes. Anything else then I would say no.
  • happycurls24happycurls24 Posts: 263Registered Users
    I do not listen to the hair advice of people with straight hair unless they work with hair for a living.
    I do take suggestions from people with hair that is different, but not too different from mine. For example, I have tight curls but I might take advice from someone with looser or tighter curls than I.:nemo:
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  • saharasahara Posts: 149Registered Users
    I do not listen to the hair advice of people with straight hair unless they work with hair for a living.
    I do take suggestions from people with hair that is different, but not too different from mine. For example, I have tight curls but I might take advice from someone with looser or tighter curls than I.:nemo:

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  • destinych3destinych3 Posts: 291Registered Users
    I can't take hair advice from straight haired people unless they are experience with different textured hair. I had roomies that tried the advice thing with me and i always had to explain that what works for you, may be devastating for my hair.
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