Sunday, December 6, 2009


OK I know we are in a recession. People losing jobs, homes, cars, some people losing their minds. Please don't be too cheap with your hair! I'm sorry I got to put some of my fellow stylists on front street. They running these super duper cheap specials and jacking people hair up! I rather clients jack themselves up, than pay to get set up. I'm going to break it down for you:

Relaxers deals:($30-$40) they using the cheapest relaxers out there. They might be mixing potatoes and lye and putting on your hair. Most of the cheaper relaxers have not emollients or oils to help protect your hair, so the end result is BREAKAGE. Save some money Vs. Five strains of hair left on your head. Think about it!!

Shampoo-wrap deals:($15-$20) cheap watered down shampoo and dollar store setting lotion. You probably wont lose hair, but might have a extra itchy scalp and your hair will not be clean. And just get some Cortisone Cream for that rash growing behind your ears.

Hair cut deals:( price unknown) It might look good when you leave the shop, but after the curls fall and you can really see the cut, 90% chance you have been set up.

I just thought I would put this out there.



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winter Braids Blues

Well its winter again, and most of use like to get those winter braids. I have no problem with braids, but i do have some tips that might help you keep most of your hair when you take them out. First, please dont get braids after a fresh relaxer. Your hair is to weak after the chemical and needs to replenish its strength for at least two to three weeks. The best think to do is to apply a deep hydrating conditioner before you lock your hair down for two to three months. After you get the braids, you can clean your scalp with Sea Breeze. All you have to do is apply the Sea Breeze with a spray bottle(get one from the dollar store), just mist your scalp. Let it sit for about 5 mins, take a damp cloth and wipe off your scalp. Oh, and yeah those dust balls when you take them out, I cant stand when I have to comb those out. Please dont pack grease on your scalp, use a light oil, you can even use Virgin Olive Oil right out of your pantry. The build up of grease and dirt is what causes the dust bunnies in your head.

I will miss all my clients that are rocking braids through the winter.

More Hair,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Dry Hair & Scalp Problems

A lot of this problem stems from poor diet and lack of water. If you want your hair to be strong and healthy you need to eat like it. Hair is an appendage of the skin. When you break out on your skin, the first thing the doctor ask you is "What have you been eating". I ask those same questions when clients tell me about dry scalp and hair. Another issue could be vitamin deficiency, a test could be run on blood work to determine that. If clients are on any medications they need to pay close attention to the side effects. Also I would ask if there was any vitamins that could be taken with the medication to off set the dryness and possible breakage. I know from experience that blood pressure and thyroid medications dry the hair and causes it to break. The lack of water is a really big issue, you need water to naturally flush toxins out and lubricate your body. Try to drink 8 glasses a day and your hair, scalp, and body will feel much better.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Home Relaxers

I would really like to do relaxers for free, but I cant cause I have bills to pay just like you guys do. I'm really tired of clients screwing up their hair with these box relaxers. Some do well with them with no damage, but others it's a real problem. I would like for all my clients and future clients to please use professional products. Buy the whole line and use all the steps. I don't recommend Dark and Lovely at all. With my years in this business, that is the worst product I have ever seen. Its very drying to the hair and causes it to break. If you must relax your hair from home please base you scalp and use protector for your ends. Relax your new growth ONLY, do not run the relaxer though your ends. This will cause you hair to be weak and limp. Do not work the relaxer though with a comb, use a application brush or your fingers. Last but not least, please make sure that you rinse the chemical out completely. Shampoo hair at least three times. Most of the breakage happens due to the fact that the chemical has not been rinsed out. If you don't rinse it out totally it will still be working and will eat away you hair and scalp.