While it is quite obvious that I am longing 4 length, more than long hair I want BEAUTIFUL hair! Full, shiny, bouncy, polished hair that looks like it belongs on a hair advertisement. Whenever one of my good friends and I discuss hair (I love having a friend who is also on a HHJ), we always agree that while we don’t mind doing our own hair, especially to save time and money, nothing beats a fresh salon ‘do! I know it is quite popular for healthy hair journeyers to avoid salons like the plague and I hate to be a rebel but I will never completely give up my salon visits.
Now, it is with good reason that many women have stopped patronizing beauty salons. For many of us, myself included, a disastrous salon visit is what sparked beginning our official healthy hair journeys. Relaxer burns, trims turned into cuts, being overcharged, kept waiting for hours and even worse yet stood up, receiving bad advice…the list could go on and on as to the reasons we began doing our own hair. Trust me, I understand. However, as great as I am at doing my hair at home – I love the polished look of a fresh trim or salon style. For me, nothing beats visiting a knowledgeable hair professional – I canNOT achieve the same level at home.
But I have learned from perusing my favorite hair blogs and forums, that many of you have sworn off visiting salons. You have taken the tasks “professional services” into your own hands and do your own trims, relaxers, coloring services among other things. And many of you are happier this way and have no intention of going back to the salon. I don’t knock it, but that will most likely never be me. As hard as they are to find, a good hair care professional is worth their weight in gold!