So Brittany was featured on BGLH back in February because of her great style and awesome hair.
But that hair is gone after a visit to the salon.
Check it out:
I just wanted to write to you guys to let you know that I had to restart my journey and do another big chop due to HEAT DAMAMGE. I went to get my hair pressed last week at a salon called Styles by Lisa in Charlotte, NC, which completely ruined my hair. I trusted the lady, since she supposedly specializes in natural hair and has natural hair herself, but by the end of the week and by the time I had washed my hair, it was so damaged and smelled like heat the entire time I wore my hair straight. Even after washing my hair about two or three times it still smelled burnt and gave off an eggy/relaxer smell.
I’d like to share this experience with you guys in hopes of saving another head of natural hair. The amount of heat (blow dryer, plus she sat me under the dryer, plus she used a hot comb, and a flat iron) the stylist used was way too much, especially since my hair had also been color treated a couple of months before. The funny thing is, while she was doing my hair she could tell by the vibes I was giving off that I didn’t trust her and that I felt she was using too much heat, but she told me not to worry because she was using a heat protectant. Even so, there’s not enough product in the world that can protect from extreme temperatures.
My hair would not curl up right after I had washed it and I had random straight ends, my hair also still smelled burned when I went to get my second big chop, during which the barber even said my hair was very brittle and would need to be deep conditioned and babied back to health. 🙁 Please, help me spread the word about the seriousness of heat damage and the stylists who THINK they know what they are doing when it comes to natural hair. To all my natural heads everywhere, if you feel uncomfortable sitting in that chair, go with your first instinct and RUN! lol
Damn! On the plus side Brittany your big chop is gorgeous. So you’re trading one great look for another. But still…
I think stylists are so used to the idea that black women want to exorcise the kinks out of their hair that they aren’t able to grasp that some women actually LOVE the kinks, the curls, the fuzz and all that goes along with it. *Le sigh.