One customer pissed me off because he kept trying to tell me how I needed to gel my edges down. I'm not someone who cares about super slick edges. I has to set him straight. Customer or not, don't tell me what to do, you aren't my dad. Hell my dad doesn't tell me what to do to my hair because he knows I'm grown!
Originally Posted by hutch
That's really intrusive. Not sure I completely get the whole practice of slicking edges down. Seems shame-based to me somehow - like one more way of hiding the look of natural hair. (My opinion on this could change, it's just the gut feeling I get for now.)
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Right. And I was actually offended. Now if I'm going for a more polished look, I'll put more effort into trying to get my edges to lie down a bit more, but not just to go to work.
Holy Grails:
Cowash: DevaCurl No Poo or As I Am Coconut Wash
Conditioner: Giovanni Tea Tree Tingle
Leave-in: Paul Mitchell the Conditioner
Styling Products: EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel
Oils: Coconut oil. Carol's Daughter Hair Balm.
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (also a great detangler and cleanser)