By Hadassah Agbaps - September 15, 2016

Can you see that title???? It shows how upset I am!

Ayam tayad!!! (I'm tired).

Okay....let me calm down!!! Counting from 1 to 50.

Let's go!

My sister told me how a so called "natural hair" stylist refused to style her hair until she blow dried it straight.

 According to the stylist,
" it will be easier to handle".

Say what now????

 You call yourself a natural hair stylist and you cannot work with natural hair in its kinky, curly state????

Why pay you all that money when I can easily just straighten my hair at home, walk into the nearest "normal" salon and pay less than half price like I've been doing all along? #dontplayme

I don't get it.

Before natural hair salons cropped up, I'd always accepted that not every stylist (actually none) was knowledgeable enough to handle kinks and curls. So I would blow dry my hair straight so it will look relaxed and be less stressful for me in the hands of stylists who were used to chemically straightened hair.

Only a few people could handle my hair curly.

Now just because it looks like a lucrative business,  salons are cropping up and adding "Natural Hair" to their signboard so that I will pay exhorbitant prices because everyone knows natural hair care prices are different!

.....and then they can't even braid, cornrow or style natural hair unless they bust out the blow dryer by default!

Worse is when you insist on no heat, they tell you they can't style damp natural hair.....


Somebody should hold me, please!!!!!

That's the most ignorant statement of the century!!!!

They prey on new naturalistas' past association of pain with kinks by saying that it will be better and less painful to style with straightened hair.
No, my dear! It is NOT!
It's an option not a rule!

Ask but don't expect a "yes". Some naturalistas be staying heat free...thank you ma!

Natural hair IS the kinks, curls and coils!

If you can't work with it, please remove the "natural hair" in your "natural hair" salon.

Let's call a spade a spade, biko!

You are NOT a natural hair stylist at all!

 Stop cheating people off their hard earned money and go get some training on how to actually handle real life natural hair.
Practicing your styling technique on a mannequin head with straight hair doesn't cut it one bit!

Like I taught my sisters, any stylist that can't handle your hair right from the wash station and insists on straightening your hair before styling should be avoided.

 That person knows nothing about natural hair! #JonSnow

Thank God it sank in because my sister got up, patted her fro and walked out!


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