Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
So I came across this article about tips for maintaining hair and I thought it might be great to share it with you guys. New York's renowned hair expert Samuelle Lacombe
, spoke with Fashion Bomb daily blogger, Claire Summer about the difficulties many women of color face when trying to maintain great looking hair. The two style experts touched on Choosing the best grade of hair for your style and maintaining the hair for a long period of time.
With over five years of experience in the hair care
industry, Sammy knows a ton about coiffing all sorts/grades of hair. The hair stylist offered a few tips to those who want to get care free, glamorous weaves: how to maintain it, buy good hair, and more.
Hit the jump for a couple of tips she gave:
1. Invest in Top Notch Service
Sammy says, “Too many women [try to cut corners] by going to cheaper salons that could really care less about hair care. These salons are more about getting women in and out.” Though it can induce sticker shock, a good sew in will cost you anywhere from $350-$800.
2. Get Good Hair, and make sure it matches your natural strands.
Sammy continues, “Your weave should be done by a professional hairstylist with a proper consultation. Don’t take the shortcut. GO somewhere where they’re going to give you 100%.” With the right stylist on your team, your weave can last up to three months.
3. Just Say No to Glue.
“The chemicals in glue can lead to allergic reactions,” Sammy warns, “[And most people] ignore signs like inflammation and itching.”
4. Wash your hair.
Despite A$AP Rocky’s assertion that dirt is good for black hair, the professionals say a good wash every 10-14 days is very necessary. Sammy says, “Your scalp needs to be exfoliated and cleansed properly. Make sure you shampoo thoroughly, and rinse out all residue. With conditioner, focus on the ends of the hair.” Also seek out shampoos specifically made for weaves at your local beauty supply store.
At night, tie your strands with a silk/satin scarf or sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase.
5. Can’t afford a weave? Get a good wig or clip ins.
Sammy says, “If you’re looking for easy, quick, long hair, invest in a quality wig or clip ins. You can remove clip ins every night. A high grade wig will cost you $200-$400, but you have it much longer because it’s not on your head all day every day.”
And there you have it!
In conclusion, make sure your hair matches your personality and your lifestyle. Sammy says, “If you’re a singer or a model, long, waist length hair works for you. Only entertainers can pull off the pounds and pounds of hair on their head…let’s keep it real ladies! Let’s stay true to ourselves and keep it sleek, chic, and again, realistic!”
She adds, “Just because your weave isn’t growing out of your scalp, does not mean it should look fake. A bad weave is one that does not match your natural hair texture, hair color, personality, or lifestyle.”
So keep it classy!
Searching for a good hairstylist in your state? Just look around. If you spy someone with great hair, and can’t tell if it’s real or fake, ask them! If it’s indeed a natural looking weave, get the details on their stylist.
And if you’re in New York, see Sammy! Take a look at her work at SammyLacombe.com
Do you guys have anything to add? Suggestions on where you buy your hair or get your hair done?
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