05-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
What do you/should you do before getting braids? Like, should I detangle, wash, and put all my moisturizers in before my braid appointment? I think that's what I've been doing wrong so far. Like when I was relaxed, I would just show up out of the blue for my hair appointment (sometimes even right after work), plop down in the stylist chair and let them do their magic. This worked when I was relaxed and in my early stages of transitioning, but now that most of my hair is natural, I'm thinking I should prepare before going to the salon.
This may seem like a big "duh" to most people, but I am truly curious. What do you do to your hair before your braid appointment? For my last appointment, I just showed up like usual and my hair wasn't freshly detangled. The stylist basically ripped my hair (I could see large chuncks of my hair flying in front of my face) out with a comb and blow dried it trying to straighten it before braiding it and when I asked if she could add some type of moisturizer (they was a huge tub of moisturizer in front of us) to ease the pain, she rejected my offer saying that she couldn't.
I quickly learned that hair braiding salons only braid and that's it. No washes or care for the health of your hair. But now I feel selfish thinking I was the one in the wrong. I should have detangled my hair before going to the salon.
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