On the of haircare, my hair is the part of my body that I devote the most time to.
Before, when it was straight, I would often go to the hairdresser to have my hair straightened. Back then, I found an old salon, which was not much to look at, but had an outstanding hairdresser with magical hands!
Then came the day when I went from straight to wavy, then from wavy to curly, and finally to really, super curly. And I don’t know why, but I suddenly had trouble finding a salon that could manage my hair, capable of transforming my tuft into a beautiful mass of silky curls… A curl that was regular and consistent. Ahhh the haircut of my dreams!
On the one hand, the salon that doesn’t look much like a salon, I mean a real hair salon where I would want to spend hours with my friends; but contrary to its outside appearance (and interior, to tell the truth) offers the services of hairdressers that are really great with black or mixed women’s hair, and at an unbeatable price.
Then on the other hand, there is the salon that’s ideal for mid-afternoon pampering, much more expensive, and certainly not better in terms of the results.
Each week, I start on my never-ending ritual. Between baths of Argan oil, shampoo with shea butter, and aloe vera masques, when I’m going to take care of my hair, I give myself at least 3 good hours for nothing but that.
Generally, I use products that I order from abroad or that I bring back from my trips to the US (which is pretty challenging to do with suitcases that are already bulging). But recently, more and more brands are becoming aware of this deficiency in cosmetics for black women, and have decided to develop a line of products or even dedicated specialty stores.