I recently posted about how I thought my hair hated me and to be honest, I am not sure that my sentiment has changed. Last year was a year of fabulousness and collaboration, my hair loved me and I loved it back and by and large things worked out. Ever since embarking on a protective hairstyle challenge about 8 months ago, give or take, things have changed, my hair has changed.
If I were being very honest, the truth is probably that having my hair in protective styles has made me lazy and because of having my hair put away for so long, I think I’ve forgotten how to work with my hair. But I also know that my new growth is tougher and kinkier than it normally is, and… fairy knots. Seriously, can we take a moment to discuss fairy knots. I’d read in a lot of posts about different types of knots and while I shed like a mad dog, I typically did not have too much trouble with knots, exception being when I left braids in for too long, or took braids out and went to sleep without combing through the tangles. However, recently I’ve been finding more knots, especially fairy knots in my hair. I am still in shock. I’m having to readjust to my hair, oh dear!
So anyways, I’m having to revise my hair care protocol and to that end I’ve been scouring the interwebs for new tips as my old practices are not as successful any more. I came across myblackhairsalons.com and they have all sorts of information on black beauty. There’s stuff on makeup and fashion and hair. I especially like the video section which has tips and instructions on how to do everything, My sister and I watched a whole bunch of videos last night, and are now contemplating how to “encourage” our hairdressers to watch the instructional videos before they try and fail at getting our hair right.
Other reasons why I like this website is that they’ve got listings of black hair salons all over the world, there’s even one in Ndola, Zambia. Granted it’s not a comprehensive listing but they do tell you even the specialties of the salon, if you’ve just recently moved to a new city, this is a good place to start looking for hair care solutions.
Well it’s back to the drawing board for me and I’ll keep you posted on how things turn out….
Please note: ZedHair is not endorsing My Black Hair Salons or any of the content featured on its site, but simply providing readers with information to help in hair decisions.
So, how did things turn out? I do hope it went well. If all else fails or you're having trouble, might I suggest you buy wigs in the meantime? They not only make for a quick hairstyle change, but could also help keep any hair problems under wraps while you search for a solution.