For the past few weeks I had an urge to go in for the full wash, blow, cut & flat iron experience. I tried fighting it off as best as I could but I guess the urge got the better of me. So, on Friday morning, I visited ye olde local hair salon, and got myself a blow out for the first time in 2 years. What a nightmare!
Let me tell you, a naturalista in a local Cape Flats hair salon (that knows very little about natural hair) is the most annoying person ever! Yes, you read right. I annoyed myself!
I knew the salon I went to was not “naturalista certified”, but I went anyway because I heard they had started using natural products. I checked the ingredients of every single thing they put on my hair, I was opinionated and defensive about my curls. I cringed whenever the hairdryer got a bit to hot, and jumped out of my seat quite a few times whenever the flatiron went over my hair more than once! It was worse than visiting the dentist! They were very tolerant of this crazy naturalista and for that I am forever grateful. I was so happy with my results because even though I had a solid trim, I could still see my amazing growth
Of course half an hour into my brand new hairstyle, I longed for my curls to come back because my hair was way to flat for my liking and I had to stop myself from dunking my new R250 hairstyle into a bucket of cold water. Why are we like this?
This got me thinking – Why is it that we were willing to spend between R200 and R600 to get our hair relaxed and/or chemically treated/etc. at a salon once every 3 months, but we are not willing to spend that same amount of money on natural hair products that will help our hair flourish? Think about it, a tub of leave in between R150 and R400 will last you about 4 months. Why is it that we don’t want to pay that price? Drop your comments down below. Would love to hear your thoughts.