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czulsk 12-10-2011 03:47 AM

Curly Head Man abroad in China
 
Hello,

I'm in China having trouble finding a hair salon and salons are everywhere in China. Is there any tips on how I can take care of my curls even when I'm in abroad?

Thanks,

czulsk

GroYoFro 12-12-2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by czulsk (Post 1832231)
Hello,

I'm in China having trouble finding a hair salon and salons are everywhere in China. Is there any tips on how I can take care of my curls even when I'm in abroad?

Thanks,

czulsk

why are you in China??

Funny story: I went to China/ Hong Kong last year with my friend and when we stopped at a local restaurant deep in the suburbs of China some of the locals were amazed by my hair. A lot of them wanted to take pictures with me, because they rarely saw foreigners and rarely saw a person with curly hair like mine! hahaha! :afro:

czulsk 02-03-2012 01:44 AM

hahahaha... You went to the suburban area that's why that happen. If you hang out in the big cities locals don't treat foreigners like that. Every time I get outside of the city and visit a suburban or urban area I feel like I'm a celebrity. Everybody stops you and asks for a picture because they rarely see a foreigner go through their town. That's one thing I like about China.

The reason I'm in China is that I applied for a study abroad program in the U.S. to learn Chinese. Now when I'm staying longer and looking for job I'm worried about my hair. There are so many salons and I don't want to come out having an Asian haircut. I know it's only hair and it will grow back. Curly hair takes a long time to grow out.

TheMane 02-09-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by czulsk (Post 1875399)
hahahaha... You went to the suburban area that's why that happen. If you hang out in the big cities locals don't treat foreigners like that. Every time I get outside of the city and visit a suburban or urban area I feel like I'm a celebrity. Everybody stops you and asks for a picture because they rarely see a foreigner go through their town. That's one thing I like about China.

The reason I'm in China is that I applied for a study abroad program in the U.S. to learn Chinese. Now when I'm staying longer and looking for job I'm worried about my hair. There are so many salons and I don't want to come out having an Asian haircut. I know it's only hair and it will grow back. Curly hair takes a long time to grow out.

Hi czulsk,

Hope all is well in China! When I have been abroad, even when living in other remote countries, I have been very careful as to who touches my hair. I have had a few interesting experiences and find that hairstylists, regardless of language, like to understand what they want and not what we want.

As you say, curly hair takes a long time to grow so why not, depending on the length of your stay in China, take this time to let your curls grow? Your curls look good and I am willing to bet that a long style would suit you, so long as you keep it neat.

On the other hand, if you want to get a haircut, my experience has been that telling the hairdresser to only trim with scissors about half an inch allround works. Make sure to use your hands and fingers to tell him/her where exactly you want the trim to be!

Hope that helped.

All the best.

kasden 02-09-2012 09:59 AM

Beginner/inexperienced hairstylists in China are very cheap! Make sure you go to one that has more experience - it will be more expensive, but your curls are worth it! Even the most experienced hairstylist only charges about $20-$25.


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