3.Being Afraid To Do Research
“Not doing enough research on the stylist is part of it,” explained Eaddy who said that much of the damage she sees clients experience actually comes from licensed stylists who were not interested in hair care. “If you’re a natural that really wants to maintain your natural texture and your curls, it has to be important to your stylists as well,” she said. She then made it clear that clients are well within their rights to ask for receipts and review products carefully with their stylist. See examples of questions you should be asking she provided below.
“Ask what protectants they use. What measures did they take to ensure that their clients were protecting their curls? Because there’s a lot of stylists who really just don’t care, like that’s not their thing. I’ve had people come into my salons and they’re like, ‘Oh, well, she told me I would lose my curls’ and I’m like, what? Like you’re breaking the bonds of your hair to get your hair straight, but then you’re not going to be able to go back and forth. So it’s okay to ask questions. It’s okay to ask. Ask a stylist for her before and after pictures or pictures of her clients that she’s been straightening so that you can see.”