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GoldenBlaze 10-05-2012 09:28 PM

Stylists Adding Relaxers to Conditioners on Natural Hair Clients??
 
If a hairstylist did this to my hair, they will wake up in a hospital. I do NOT play about my hair!!!

http://blackgirllonghair.com/2011/07...-hair-clients/

Once washed, the shampoo girl and my stylist for the day went away from me and started whispering. I suppose I should’ve worried but I’m not the paranoid type. After the whisper session, the stylist came over and asked what I wanted done… just a wash and blow dry is what I told her. This should involve them washing my hair, conditioning it, blow drying it and then flat ironing it. I had it done hundred of times before without an issue. She said okay and offered to do a deep condition treatment for me as it would help protect my hair.. her words.

I agreed as long as it didn’t take too long and she promised it wouldn’t. To the back of the salon she goes to mix up a deep condition treatment. I didn’t find this abnormal. I often mix things together to use as a DT myself. She started to apply to my hair and it smelled weird, I asked her about it and she said it’s one of the ingredients for Ph balance.

Ummm.. okay.

About ten minutes in it started to burn which I found weird but she assured me it was just “tingling” and it was good for my scalp… another 3 minutes and I told her to rinse me because I was having some sort of allergic reaction or something (I have pretty sensitive skin so this was possible). She rinsed me out and moved me to the chair. My hair was noticeably straighter as my hair wet without product is very curly and big and poofy, lol. This time my curls hung straight-ish which wasn’t normal. She assured me that it was temporary from the heavy conditioner.

“Okay…” I said

She did my hair as normal and 2 days later the breakage started. Panicked, I went to wash my hair and again the curls just weren’t there… I had major heat damage. After several deep treatments, co-washes, etc. my hair never returned to its normal state and continued to break off. I returned to Michigan (where I was staying) and had my hair braided, hoping that would help.

When I finally moved to Illinois (about 3 weeks later) I was ready to take my braids out, upon doing so my hair was just coming out in huge chunks even though I was being gentle. I went back to the salon and pitched a fit demanding to talk to someone in charge. (Yeah, it may seem a bit crazy for hair.. but we know how important hair is to us, right?) When I finally spoke to the manager, she also feigned ignorance. I threatened police action, threatened to sue and eventually someone gave up the information I needed.

She told me that with “nappy” hair, they sometimes add a bit of relaxer to a deep conditioner and apply it. It’s the “kiddie perm” she tells me and most people don’t experience negative results. She said it works well because people are happy that their hair is straighter so they continue to come back.

Calber 10-05-2012 10:59 PM

That is awful! why are SOME hairdressers so cruel and heartless to curlies!?!?

jsuzkelley 10-05-2012 11:02 PM

That's horrible on so many levels - I'm a bit in shock.

Sandi 10-06-2012 02:57 AM

I'm speechless. I'm pretty sure I would have sued that salon to the ground if they did that to my hair. That's just horrifying. Plus... the amount of time and product to grow it all back out again...?

kolochita 10-06-2012 11:33 AM

That's really unethical! if the clients wanted their hair relaxed they would just ask the stylist to relax it :\ it's like pharmacists giving you meds they think you need without you asking for them and which could have serious consequences

NvmbrCurlss 10-06-2012 12:47 PM

I would contact a lawyer. Save a sample of hair from the root and some breakage. Keep ur receipt ( or online account proof of purchase) and the name of the manager. This is horrible! I burned my scalp once with a vo5 hot oil treatment and I thought the hair would never grow back! I can't imagine the ignorance it takes to justify this! Please, please contact a lawyer...if the lawyer permits, contact the media...totally serious. I know it could b expensive, but they need to be held accountable so they don't hurt anyone else. It could have caused any sort if exasperation to any illness, allergy or respiratory infection...talk to a doctor or deem as we'll. there MUST b some case law surrounding salon etiquette, requirements, product disclosure, or use of chemicals......

NvmbrCurlss 10-06-2012 12:48 PM

I meant doctor or dermatologist...darn iPhone

fefe912 10-06-2012 04:34 PM

And that's a main reason I don't trust other people messing with my hair because people get hate or have these what they think is better for someone type of attitudes so you never know what someone is capable of. I don't play about my hair even when I was a little girl I beat the crap out of a little boy for getting a little bit of dirt in my hair lol

dianemary126 10-07-2012 09:29 AM

Thats horrible!! I would sue without a doubt and also contact the better business buru about that salon. That is NOT okay!

virginblue 10-07-2012 01:52 PM

What. The. Eff. That's nuts. That woman is lucky she's not in the hospital lol

pinkwolf 10-07-2012 02:56 PM

OMFG! I hope she sues them blind!! Please keep us updated.


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