Hi. I’ve been no poo water only for almost four months now. I’ve been to the hair dressers twice in this time. Both were embarrassing experiences and have made me feel bad. This week I decided to have my hair cut short so that I no longer have any blond and am left with my natural hair colour. This was my third hair cut since going no poo almost four months ago. Whilst I was waiting the hair dresser point blank refused to cut a ladies hair because she didn’t want to wash it. Her hair looked so clean to me. So after my too bad experiences and seeing this women practically thrown out the hairdressers I caved in and let her wash my hair. Does this no mean I’m back to square one and have to go through it all again? My hair was still greasy after four months.
You aren’t back to square one! Those 4 months were important for detoxing years of shampoo. One wash takes way less time to detox. Don’t worry! I’m sorry the hairdresser was mean but it sounds like you know what you want and in the end it will all work out!
Remember, many hairdressers will always speak negative about the current state of your hair so that they can convince you of selling you something. If you stick to it, it works. Your body will produce its natural oils for the hair and it will give its shine like it ought to. I’ve been water only since December of last year and my hair looks beautiful. Shiny. Healthy. No flakes. Doesn’t smell. It produces its natural oils. I have natural curls. No split ends. No dry hair. Dry scalp. There’s a shine to my black hair. Even the wind can’t mess with it because of the oils it keeps it tamed. I’ll never go back to the shampoo. I am water only since December. They will always try to sell you things that make your hair look nice but after it makes it look horrible. I wash my hair with cold water only. Not hot.
I had a terrible experience with a hairdresser. I have curly hair and she worked with all these famous people so when she said to trust her, I regretfully obliged. She straightened my back-length hair and cut it up to my chin. It shrunk up around my ears and I basically cried for two months. Upside was that it’s how I found out about water only. Anyways, now I contact hairdressers ahead of time. If they don’t sound cool about customizing the appointment to my needs then I know I need to look elsewhere (because I’ll always cave when I’m in that chair lol).
I have probably an irrational fear of hair dressers (I rather go the the dentist). I grew up with a family hair dresser who came to our house did pretty much every female in my one side of the families hair and she did what we wanted almost perfectly every time. She never washed our hair; she water bottle sprayed it wet instead.
So when we moved away I didn’t have my childhood/teenage trusting stylist. I went to then decent higher end salons in downtown city area and had hits and misses. And finally stopped going all together. They tend to be wanting to sell you stuff and do not care about you and I fear the less high end places can’t be trusted either since they can only land a discount chair salon job.
I hate that they almost always over trim when you say you are irrationally in fear of cuting your long hair and I must have weird hair (even pre-no poo) it wouldn’t always be the colour they meant to dye it (had koolaid purple-red in the light when doing what I thought I was getting chocolate dark brown). I cried twice, over two different times over wrong hair colouring but one at least corrected it for free the next day.
And after reading way too many beauty magazines (in my pre-no poo days) I went one time skipped 1-2 shampoos cause it was recommended in a few beauty magazines to skip before harsh colouring and the stylist “Ewww’d” me, despite being in my head/scalp area for 15mins without a complaint before hand.
I say shop around till you get someone who will listen to you. But if you don’t want to and just don’t want confrontation one odd wash will not set you back to day one.