I spent the last few weeks contemplating if whether or not I was going to get my hair done. I’d been putting it off specifically because my husband’s been ill, and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my hair up to this point. My stylist is good, the one I’d been going to the last four months, but I was in need of something more and I grew frustrated with the way my hair had been looking, even though I was happy with the fact that it is showing signs of growing.
My gray hair was unruly and out of control and — to be honest — it was starting to get on my nerves. I’d done everything I could to keep it under control and to keep it from looking scabby. Argan oil is good but up to a point then it starts to weigh my hair down, it looks limp, and it builds up. I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem or feels this way.
So after trying to decide if whether or not I was going to get my hair done, I decided that — with a relaxer — I had better not put it off any longer. With a relaxer the up keep is important. Once you go beyond the time period of needing to have it touched up, the hair starts to behave abnormally and unless you are transitioning from a relaxer to natural, you will experience some breakage, split ends, and other damaging affects.
One night I was looking for something else on the internet — something about a product a family friend told me about, and articles on how to grow black hair. I stumbled across Tracy’s Blessed Hands Hair Salon, located in Lakewood, CA. I gave her a call and she agreed to schedule me an appointment for a relaxer touch up and cellophane. Initially I wanted a clear cellophane only because my husband likes my gray hair.
I met with her, and she did my hair. Of course when she mentioned she had colors and started throwing out different colors, she mentioned she had a wine color, which I lit right up and before I realized it, I asked for the wine color, and before I knew it, the results afterwards were astonishing. I had forgotten what it felt like to have a cellophane with my relaxer, and to sit under the dryer, have a chance to read through a hair magazine, talk to my daughter on instant messenger, and even catch a few Z’s.
While I was there, she reiterated the importance of keeping my hair up with the relaxer and cellophane. The cellophane helps the hair look healthier with a relaxer, and recommended getting on a regular schedule so she could help me maintain it and to help my hair grow (look healthier by the time of my 50th birthday in August this year).
If you are going to wear a relaxer, a cellophane is the best choice — according to Tracy at the salon today. It does not contain any peroxide, and it is semi-permanent, washes out over time, and it is not harmful to your hair if you follow the instruction doing it at home, or if you have a stylist do it. It is safe to do at the time of getting a relaxer. I like them because they protect my hair against tough weather.
Back in the day I would get cinnamon, wine and clear cellophanes. Since I can safely wear color with my relaxers, I think I am back to my colors. And at $20 extra in addition to the cost of a relaxer, that is really not that bad.
So, the length of my hair is really getting there. She cleaned up the edges at the sides of my hair, slipped my bangs just enough to even them up — nothing to where I became ragingly mad. In fact, I had trimmed up my hair last weekend because I am still nervous about anyone trimming my hair again. But after meeting Tracy today and hearing about how she feels about healthy hair, I think I can trust her to trim my hair.
I am on a regular schedule of every 2 weeks. This is ideal because I will fully see the results of my hair getting back to being healthy. However, I am not sure if I want to use Keranique on my hair now with the cellophane. I read that clarifying shampoo can make semi-permanent colors and rinses wash out faster, so I will need to check and see if Keranique is a clarifying shampoo or not.
Already I feel like I am younger. There is nothing like having color in your hair that takes off a few years. My daughter says I look like I am 35, but that’s before I had the color put in.
I feel good about the decision to get my hair done by Tracy’s Blessed Hands Hair Salon. She represents everything I look for in a stylist. Don’t get me wrong, Sky’s Hair Salon is good, but after visiting Tray’s Facebook page, I was convinced that I was missing that one extra touch in healthy hair care. It’s not just about Argan Oil.
My appointment was at 9:00 am…I was out by just after 11:00. And like I said, the results were astonishing. I can’t remember the last time I felt this good amazing about my hair. What this means is, my hair will grow at a faster rate because Tracy added the elements I needed to really stimulate growth back into my hair. She said something that really stuck out with me, “I like my clients’ hair to look good,” and “I like to do good work.” She also said that there is something about healthy looking hair, it adds youth. And she’s right. Throw in some color, some makeup, some nice clothes, and you’ve got a whole new attitude.
I liked my gray, but I was starting to look washed out. The color is a nice touch as I head down that road to being 50 in 6 months.
It was just my first visit. So only time will tell if I will make her my permanent stylist going forward. I need consistency.