My first day of beauty school was December 2003 and I graduated March 2005. My classmates and I were one of the first groups of students that had Natural Hair as a module. We were given a textured mannequin and were taught how to press hair using the straightening comb, braid, and add weave on this mannequin. At the time relaxer free hair wasn’t as popular. There was literally just that handful of clients that had never had one and relied totally on the hot comb and the professional.
Now fast foward to 2017……
I am have been doing relaxer free hair for 9 years but these last 3 years I have been introduced to a new wave of clientele. They are full of concoctions hunny. They mixing air, avocados, eggs, peppermints, and laffy taffy.
Recently I had a new client come in and during our consultation I learned that she begin growing out her relaxer about six months ago. Her main goal was to strengthen the integrity of her hair because she loves hair color but with a relaxer her hair was breaking. SO to sum it all up she rather have color than relaxer. My follow up question was: What have been using on your hair during your transition? She had lots to say! My last and final question was: WHY SO MANY? She was mixing her whole spice cabinet on her hair, waiting and watching for a miracle in the mirror.
Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Peppermint Oil, Avocado Oil, and Coconut Oil(check previous post about this)
In my research I have found that majority of them have the same three promises: MOISTURE! REPAIR! STRENGTH!
Soooooo why use all 100 of them together. SIS pick one and save your money.
Castor Oil: Moisture +Growth Stimulation
Argan Oil: Moisture Tames Frizz +Fly Aways+ Vitamin A and E
Avocado Oil: Healthier to eat. Works best from the inside out.
Peppermint: anti microbial + anti inflammatory (reduce fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis
Olive Oil: Moisture + anti microbial + anti inflammatory
One of the stylist in my salon had a client that had been using straight peppermint oil on her hair becauseeeeeeeee she enjoyed the tingly feeling but later realized she had burned a whole patch of her hair out. Castor Oil is #1 recommended because dry hair doesn’t progress. I typically recommend my clients to use it especially while wearing braids and “protective styles”. I also have my textured clients to add it into their budget friendly shampoos (shade lol). I use Argan Oil in the salon often I had 1 to 2 drops to my conditioner for my color clients especially.
Whew: I’m glad to have that off my chest. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and share this good info with your family and friends.