Remember back here when I did a post on "hair nonsense".
I talked about how we've moved a lot and with each move comes having to find
a new hair person.
a new hair person.
And finding a new hair person with talent and one that "gets" you is hard work..
I mean I'm paying them to make me look like a totally different person by the time I walk out
of the salon...a "hot" different kind of person_ not a OMgoodness what did you do to your hair
kind of person. kidding...;)
So I decide to go back to my roots (get it roots) and go with the trusted Aveda Salon in our area.
I used to work for Aveda and so I know the training & technique they require
of their staff and it seriously, is top notch.
Bottom line, the new girl was great_ I loved her_ we were on the same page_ she didn't ask
me for a zillion pictures to describe to her what color I meant when I said "blonde" highlights_
and you ready for this...after my hair was shampooed and she was combing it through,
she didn't even ask what side I part it on. Augh!.. she "gets" me!
But to back up a bit, Aveda uses plant based products which are pretty au-natural.
They don't use a lot of the harsh chemicals that can be found in other other hair color.
And I normally wouldn't really care much about this if it weren't that I walked away with a burnt scalp and feeling like I may have to see a doctor about something called psoriasis.
I didn't even know what psoriasis was for heavens sake.
And I showed my ignorance when I finally had to ask what it was.
I thought it was glorified dandruff or something.??
Anywho, my roots have been looking really dark lately and have been dragging me down in the face... or just been making me look blah..just blah. Some of you will know what I mean by that.
Now I have to say this too, I don't like to be made a fuss over.
Like I prefer to just glide in and glide out. I don't need special treatment...
although it's wonderful, don't get me wrong.
I just feel weird being the one on the receiving end of it.
So when they ask me if I want some hot tea or water, I always say "I'm fine."
I don't need anything... I just feel like I can wait til' later and get something.
Or when they ask if I would like a hand massage I'm like, "Oh, I don't need one, that's O.k."
See at Aveda they know how to spoil you, I mean I think I got 2 head massages that put
me right at ease from the get go. Maybe too much at ease because as you can see everything
up to this point, was going great with new girl_ the pampering, etc..
But then she started to squirt the color lifter on my roots which is supposed to be a mood lifter
for me..but instead set my scalp on F-i-re.
I mean it felt like it was burning through the my scalp.
But I don't want to be a pain in the buttocks you know. I've given birth to 3 kids, and I feel like
I have a high tolerance for pain, so I decide to just give her a little hint by saying "wow, this really burns" to which she replies "yea, it does have a tingle to it." Tingle... gosh, am I a wimp
and this is just tingling? B/c to me I feel like I'm getting 2nd degree burns here.
And the whole time I'm thinking about people I know who have been burned on their scalp
from color or the bleach, or whatever it is that's in those products.
Like my mother in law had it happen to her before..
At this point I start to pray..because at this point I'm wanting to run_
Run fast to the rinse bowl, stick my head under the water, and put this F-i-re out
on top of my head.
But I want to just glide in_ glide out remember..so I don't say anything.
Fast forward, I'm now sitting in the chair, new girl is separating my hair for a trim, and she says
"has your scalp been irritated lately?" "Are you on any medication?" yes, Zyrtec.
"Have you been in the sun?" "Did you get sunburned recently?"
Does this skin look sunkissed... Miss fair skin, been moving for weeks, haven't seen the
sunlight in forever. This is when I get my lesson on psoriasis and how it can be brought on from stress(she had no idea what our last 2 months have been like)_
the difference between allergic reactions_ and they make a call to the salon owner to
get her advice on the situation ....You know what I was thinking..oh no, I really like my hair and
if we can't use this product anymore, what am I going to do?
Can I stand having my scalp burned every 8weeks?
Uh huhhh, what we are willing to go through to look decent.
However, I did walk away from this experience learning a few things.
#1. I do have a voice and I need to use it sometimes, especially on these occasions
(no gliding in/gliding out)
#2. I may need to see a dermatologist about an issue I didn't even know existed until yesterday
#3. When I feel a tingle it means I can stay calm but when I feel F-i-re it means I need to be rinsed now!
My scalp is actually feeling better today, I can now brush it without it hurting,
and the scabs are healing quite well. And the bestest part of it all, is I no longer feel drab faced...
oh, what a little color and a new trim will do for ya!;)
Happy Friday Ya'll!