Many of you know, or may not know, that I never let anyone in my hair. I have done my own hair since I relaxed my hair in the 3rd or 4th grade in attempts to rid my hair of the Wave Nouveau my mother opted for. It was suppose to be the "drier" jheri curl, right? But we all know that it was still just as juicy and luxurious!!! Just a crying shame, but I digress.
So, since being an adolescent, I have frequented a salon or sat in a styling chair a handful of times (outside of the typical braids/twists/extensions). None of which I can consider a joyous occasion or a time that I walked away extremely excited about my results. So, you can imagine why I don't find it comfortable to sit in a chair and allow another to "do" my hair.
Needless to say, on Tuesday I was in a situation. I had spent the weekend sick with food poisoning or what could have been a stomach virus. On top of that, I was in Atlanta!!!!! I was so far away from home!!!! I didn't have a head wrap, a silk bonnet, nothing! For a day and a half I laid in bed, my color treated hair uncovered, on a cotton pillow case and sheets. My hair was beyond dry, ends were snapping off, and my curls had tangled into little fairy knots. So, still not feeling my best, I called my assistant - Leah - to see if she would so graciously "assist", and she quickly responded yes.
During the process, we did a periscope broadcast where I answered the questions of those who were tuning in at that moment, as well as video'd her trimming and treating my hair. To view the video, click here.
(Please be advised, the video is 40 minutes long)
We used my favorite products:
Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner
Obia Naturals Curl Hydration Spray
One'N'Only Argan Oil
Congo Professionals Perfecta Twist & Define Pudding
you can purchase the congo from me!!!
After shampooing, we deep conditioned for 30 minutes under the dryer, rinsed with cool water and proceeded to leave in conditioner. Leah sprayed with hydration spray and coated hair with argan oil for extra slip. She trimmed it, removing maybe 1/4 of an inch. To achieve my twist outs, I have only found maybe 2 or 3 products. Congo Professionals is by far my favorite!!!! Leah flat twisted my hair and I sat under the dryer for 45 minutes or so. Once dry, I tapered my nape area utilizing clippers and edgers and sponged the side using the twist and define pudding for extra definition. Untwisted the flat twists, picked at the root and WHAM!!!! Style complete. I think she did an amazing job.
I don't trust anyone in my hair. I can't stress that enough, but, to be confident in my assistant and then she killed it, shows a sign of great skill. I believe that sometimes a person just needs a chance. What they do with it is up to them. So, I'm happy to know, my butt now has a home in her chair... LOL!!
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PEACE AND LOVE!!!