Thursday, August 11, 2011

Knowing When You Should DIY and When the Salon Tip is Worth It

A study says that women will change their hair more than 100 times during their lifetime. Black women spend billions of dollars on our hair (or someone else’s) each year. Our hair is our glory (and sometimes an inconvenience). The price of getting your hair done ranges from $25 to more than $200. Multiply that by the amount of trips and the long waiting hours and you will have a sum that, like me, many women cannot afford. Relaxing and coloring your hair are the most expensive services, but also the most important. If you get nervous when you see too many hairs after a wash and set, you should definitely invest in letting the experts work their magic.
It is okay to wash your own hair once or twice a week. Get a girlfriend to trim your ends. Apply a deep conditioner and sit under the bonnet dryer you. However, visiting your stylist when you need a specific style or can’t master the look you want or for chemical services is a good idea.

Not sure if you should DIY? Ask yourself these questions:

If I do this can I guarantee that my hair won’t fall out?

If I do this can I guarantee it will look better than before?

Will this help or hinder my goal to having healthy hair?

Remember, practice makes perfect. But if you answered no to any of the questions above, feel free to proceed to your nearest hair salon.

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