THE MARCH IMPORT WINDOW IS OPEN!!!

Hiya,
How's the weekend treating you all? Any weekend treats going on with you my dear readers? Well I went to a salon, I wanted to pamper my hair a little and use an actual steamer to steam it...all I can say is, things dont always go as planned *straight face*.

Before I tell you all about my experience today at the salon let me formally announce with great pleasure that the IMPORT WINDOW FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH opened yesterday, the 1st of March! Its open till the 7th of this month and if you want to get your hands on hair products that are simply unavailable in Nigeria or you want to restock on your hair product stash then this is your chance...let me be frank with you, you CANNOT be successful with a hair journey without having good products to back you! What do you think you will use to stop your hair from the dryness and breakage or what do you think can take out tangles and knots without you loosing a whole lotta hair? The answer my friends is aside from good technique- using a good product that works for your hair!! How will you know that a product will work for your hair you might ask? READ THIS POST-here and put it to the test!

Wanna know what product I recommend this month? 2 words....HAIR TRIGGER!!!

However, the great thing about the SHOP NHCG IMPORT WINDOW is that I can get any and I mean any product as long as its in the US market and let me all let you in on a little secret...Im going to be live and direct in the US of A while this window is open ( I might just be typing this from the airport waiting lounge...ya never know *wink*) and I cannot wait to personally go hair shopping...if you would rather wait till I stock up on the SHOP page that's fine too but I might not get what you want so ordering is always best though I always try to stock products high in demand...that being said, the ball is in your court, lets get this import window rolling, please visit the SHOP NHCG page for more information on how to order hair products and please give me some time to reply your emails and send invoices as I will need time to adjust and overcome jetlag... thanks in advance for your patronage ladies,till then lets get back to my salon visit!!

So, I went to a salon I have praised in a review just because I was sure of what to expect...now I guess the first time I went was a fluke or today was just not my lucky day!!I went there for a steam as I mentioned earlier, I decided to steam with the Shea moisture deep treatment masque ;

mixed with Henna, I have not used Henna in ages and thought why not, the steamer will also help with the color release and give my hair a nice red tint, I mixed the two to combat henna's drying effect on hair...everything was going okay till time came to wash my hair and roll it in rollers....Lord have mercy!!

My stylist was heavily pregnant so I dont know whether the stress of standing made her very impatient, to say the least in fact she was overwhelmed! The thing is when they see hair that is long and healthy they fail to recognize that the owner of the hair might know a thing or two about taking care of the hair to at least bring it to this point...they just think the person is lucky! of course I got asked the 'where are you from?' question again as she raked through my hair with my wide tooth comb and I just felt my hair tangling and knoting.

The time came to section and roll my hair; let me tell you my scalp still hurts from the experience!! She brought her small tooth comb out...I was like errrrrr no way! She said its my beloved comb, dont worry I will be very gentle...I didnt want to cause stress to the already looking worn out and stressed stylist so I caved in at the expense of my hair and my healthy hair journey!!!! She used that little comb in her 'gentle' way and I was squirming at the hair I saw following the comb!! Half way through I couldnt take it, I told her to please use my wide tooth comb to at least detangle first and lucky for her she obliged...

I spent my time under the dryer beating myself up for coming to the salon today, I made the attempt to look behind me at the hair I lost and lets just say it takes me about 2weeks to loose that kind of hair...Oh I forgot to add, she blamed the tangles and breaking on guess what??? TRIMMING or in salon language what she really means is cutting!! She with her scruffy, due very unkempt hair(I am not just being mean, all the stylists today at the salon had scruffy hair, its the salon tradition in these parts) told me, that she needed to give my hair a good trim and it will not tangle, I told her I trim my hair myself and I'm good for now she told me that the next time I came, I would not leave without her trimming my hair...what next time? you mean never!!

Why is it that every stylist in Naija's go to hair remedy is a 'TRIM'? What of telling the client to start a hair regimen or deep condition more often or hot oil treatments...its baffling how little they know honestly!! In my case, all she needed to do was be more gentle, the hair is long, its bound to tangle especailly at the ends and if she knew that the ends are the oldest most fragile part of the hair, there would have been a lot less hair loss but conveniently she blamed it on me needing a trim!!

About an hour later, I came out of the dryer, took my rollers off by myself, she offered to wrap my hair...emmm NO THANKS, I shook out my curls and left there ASAP never to return I don't think..though I was disappionted with the experience...my very 'untrimmed' hair according to her turned out nice, I love how the red tint from the henna shows on my hair in sun;

CAN YOU SEE THE RED TINT? Me like :)




Anyways, forgive my rant for those of you who can't relate but if you have ever had your hopes dashed by a visit to a salon where you previously enjoyed their servcie, then I am sure you can relate... for the duration of the NHCG 6 Inches challenge, I strongly doubt that I would subject my hair to any more salon treatments, I might go to profile but I will probably do my nails while I observe...today's experience was just too hard...


Till my next post, thanks as always for stopping by!
Xxx
Dabs




24 comments:

  1. Awwwww your hair looks lovely with the red tint! did you set your hair with a setting lotion tho?

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    1. Hi Annette, no I don't like setting lotion because it makes my curls stiff, so I use Organix coconut conditioning moose for a lighter hold.

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  2. Ur hair looks super fabulous! I tried henna once but it ddnt do anytin for my hair at all. I might revisit it now my hair is longer. For some reason, that deep treatment mask just made my hair hard. I ddnt like it. Now I deep condition with Tresemme and coconut oil and my hair absolutely loves the mix!
    As for salons, all I can say is thank God I now know how to take care of my hair. I'm never putting the fate of my hair in any stylist's hands again!
    Have a wonderful trip dear

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    1. Really you didn't like the Shea masque? You made me buy it!! :) I think it's just an OK masque, it's got nothing on the AS I AM coconut cowash in my books. Got here safely, thank God, now let the hair shopping begin!* wide grin*

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  3. Hi,your hair is fabulous. Am actually a Nigerian but i live in Australia i have been following your blog but most times when i ask questions you don't answer me. Salons are bad experience.

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    1. Hi Anon, sorry about that, it's not intention, I recently answered a few questions I have gotten in comments that I hadn't responded to, if you have any more questions please feel free to send me an email; daboju@yahoo.com. Thanks :)

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  4. lovely hair. where do u get the henna from and is it the pure kind? i love the tint. sorry about ur experience wit the stylist lol!

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    1. Thanks Fola, yup it's the pure kind but export grade so it's sieved into finer grains and easier to mix in water.

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  5. hi dabs pls check ur email

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  6. Sorry about that dear. Also went to a salon they said the same thing. Your hair looks lovely though.

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    1. Thanks dear! They know how to cut hair but they don't know how to grow it! Ridic!!

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  7. I love how your hair turned out even after your ordeal. The red tint suits you. Going to the salon is becoming very scary o! I went to braid my hair at a salon i had gone to before and experienced great service. All went quite well at first. Then came time to 'trim' the braids to which I insisted wasn't necessary. Next thing I know (and I thank God I was facing a mirror) she's running some stuff with a huge ball of FIRE yes FIRE over my braids near my roots without asking!!! She said it would make my hair neater since i didn't want to trim it!!! I don't know how i managed to remain polite all through the experience. I ran out of there fast! Never again!

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    1. Thanks Folake!! Wow these salons will do anything to make her look 'neat'. It's really becoming scary! But things must change as more people get aware of the right things to do.

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  8. Lmao @balls of fire!!dere's nothing I won't hear dis days!!
    Dabs sorry o,at least ur hair turned out aiite I guess!:-)
    Av a nice trip....

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    1. Thanks dear, got here safe and sound! Praise God!

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  9. Dabs, stylists are enemies of long hair! Mine made me cry once. Thank God your hair came out well! #ilike.
    Please check your email,I ordered.

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    1. Thanks Gretel, I don't think I saw your mail except you use a different email.

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  10. Hello dabs,please can I use dudu osun 2 wash relaxer off ♍Ɣ hair? waiting...

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    1. Yes, I replied you mail, I use dudu osun to wash my hair all the time.

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  11. Girl, my last visit to the salon was to get a relaxer. By the time she was done, half of my hair was in the sink and she proceeded to tell me how "they were weak hairs"! To be honest, I recognize that my hair requires A LOT of patience to detangle, comb and style and I don't know any stylist willing to spend that much time and effort on my hair so these days, I just quietly do my hair myself.

    On the bright side, your hair turned out absolutely fab. I've never hennaed before, but I am starting to think I should try it. Some people say it thickens the hair temporarily, did you find this to be true?

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    1. Hi Dear, I can imagine the fear stylists have when. They see your hair!lol. yes the Henna definitely thickened my strands, you should try it :)

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  12. Actually I feel thesame way u do abt the shea moisture deep treatment masque. There's nothing special about it at all. Actually I'm not as impressed with shea moisture products as I tot I wud be. I find Tresemme conditioners working fabulously well for me.
    Lol Dabs. Go on with ur bad self. Have a wonderful vacay dear

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  13. hi ya dabs!
    eyah! pele about your hair. i think i know the salon you went to. pele. i have groom 2stylists in a salon just pls check ur email. hmmm...something has happened to my hair. it didnt turn out as i expected, or maybe i am over reacting.

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