I’m Wearing My Natural Hair Now, I Don’t Need A Stylist —

Ah, so you’ve left your relaxed tresses behind and now you think you don’t require a hair stylist in your life – good for you! I hope you’re not serious about that. Let me just start off by saying that I have no issue with the do-it-yourselfers (DIY) and YouTubers, but it’s a good idea to see a hair stylist from time to time to check in on your hair health and to give yourself a styling break.

I don’t want to bash or insult the DIY crowd, but some of them do think stylists are the devil and that’s simply not true. We are here to help you. I actually cringe when I see people mistreating their own hair or cutting it on YouTube because they claim that hair stylists don’t know how to cut hair or don’t know the difference between a cut and a trim. We are trained professionals. I know, I know, you have had bad experiences and now we’re all bad. Please do give the rest of us a chance *smiles*.

Toward the end of last year I started Oil Pulling. For those who are unaware, that is when you swish oil around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes daily before brushing your teeth to aid in good oral health and to detoxify the body. The benefits are endless. Does that mean that I stop going to my dentist? No! Same thing applies to your hair. In all honesty, a lot of you do a great job of maintaining your hair, but it’s always good to get a proper trim, cut or colour from us. I am not saying that you have be at the salon every week or see a stylist, but your hair like anything else could do well with outside care.

When looking for a stylist, you want to make sure to ask all the right questions, before making your appointment. It’s always good to ask about their experience, have they attended hair school, do they have a body of work to present to you in some way. If the stylist is new, they may not have a huge portfolio to showcase, so in those instances you just have to go with your gut and what they tell you. That can be tricky, which is why it’s always good to figure out which stylist in your area will work well with you based on referrals from friends and family. If you still have no luck there, there are generally online referrals that can provide some insight. That also includes referrals from YouTubers and other hair bloggers, as they can provide insight into those areas as well. When you find a stylist, please do make sure you have a thorough hair consultation, as it’s always important to know the history before moving forward.

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