Not in my world!
It’s bad enough there’s so much drama about the fact that I relax my hair vs keeping it natural, I don’t need additional scrutiny because my stylist is white. Yet, it happens more often than you think! #BlackHairCare is truly a hot topic.
Ilona Reece has been my hairstylist for many years, she happens to be white and is worth every penny! Each time I sit in her chair I become a little more educated on the process of how my hair is being treated and styled. She does this for everyone actually, it’s like taking a mini hair care course!
What’s been important to me is that with her knowledge, I understand why at times relaxers would be damaging to my hair or why my scalp would burn or even why after a relaxer my hair became limp. Now I know the reasons in a more technical sense and that will assist me in making decisions about my hair in the future.
My head of hair is my crown and at the end of the day when it comes to my hair only 3 things matter to me:
- My stylist is knowledgable about my hair, what it needs and knows how to style, cut and colour accordingly.
- My hair is healthy!
- My hair is strong and increasing in length!
Ilona is moving back to Toronto and will be working out of the Anthony Passero Salon in Yorkville. I was fortunate enough to not only interview her but also record the process she uses to relax my hair, it’s quite informative if I do say so myself! Check it out!
Here’s a snapshot of the total process:
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Relaxers don't have to be painful for the client or damaging for the hair. Understanding the importance of leaving texture in the hair and practicing an off the scalp application is key to strong, long and healthy hair with a painfree experience. #curlyhairpassion #knowledgeandcarearekey #apsyorkville #toronto
Yup, that’s my head of hair in that picture! Nice right?
I’m super curious folks, and this topic makes for some interesting discussion, so I have a few questions for you:
Do you or have you had your hair styled by someone of a different race than you? If so, how was your experience and would you do it again? If not, why?
PegCityLovely is all about the convo, let your thoughts be known!
Here’s to healthy hair!