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Stylists Adding Relaxers to Conditioners on Natural Hair Clients??

• Jul 11, 2011

I was totally shocked by this story on strawberricurls.com about a readers’ experience getting a wash, blow-dry and flat iron at a salon. Here’s an excerpt;

Once washed, the shampoo girl and my stylist for the day went away from me and started whispering. I suppose I should’ve worried but I’m not the paranoid type. After the whisper session, the stylist came over and asked what I wanted done… just a wash and blow dry is what I told her. This should involve them washing my hair, conditioning it, blow drying it and then flat ironing it. I had it done hundred of times before without an issue. She said okay and offered to do a deep condition treatment for me as it would help protect my hair.. her words.

I agreed as long as it didn’t take too long and she promised it wouldn’t. To the back of the salon she goes to mix up a deep condition treatment. I didn’t find this abnormal. I often mix things together to use as a DT myself. She started to apply to my hair and it smelled weird, I asked her about it and she said it’s one of the ingredients for Ph balance.

Ummm.. okay.

About ten minutes in it started to burn which I found weird but she assured me it was just “tingling” and it was good for my scalp… another 3 minutes and I told her to rinse me because I was having some sort of allergic reaction or something (I have pretty sensitive skin so this was possible). She rinsed me out and moved me to the chair. My hair was noticeably straighter as my hair wet without product is very curly and big and poofy, lol. This time my curls hung straight-ish which wasn’t normal. She assured me that it was temporary from the heavy conditioner.

Okay…” I said

She did my hair as normal and 2 days later the breakage started. Panicked, I went to wash my hair and again the curls just weren’t there… I had major heat damage. After several deep treatments, co-washes, etc. my hair never returned to its normal state and continued to break off. I returned to Michigan (where I was staying) and had my hair braided, hoping that would help.

When I finally moved to Illinois (about 3 weeks later) I was ready to take my braids out, upon doing so my hair was just coming out in huge chunks even though I was being gentle. I went back to the salon and pitched a fit demanding to talk to someone in charge. (Yeah, it may seem a bit crazy for hair.. but we know how important hair is to us, right?) When I finally spoke to the manager, she also feigned ignorance. I threatened police action, threatened to sue and eventually someone gave up the information I needed.

She told me that with “nappy” hair, they sometimes add a bit of relaxer to a deep conditioner and apply it. It’s the “kiddie perm” she tells me and most people don’t experience negative results. She said it works well because people are happy that their hair is straighter so they continue to come back.

Click here for the rest of the story. This is so ridiculous!! What are your thoughts ladies? Has this ever happened to you?!

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Bree
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WTF??? I’m blown for her…I would’ve went OFF…how dare they! The ignorance of some folk still gets me. SHM!!!!

Niara
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Since I BC’d, this has been one of my biggest fears, which is why I’m skeptical of going to salons, even the natural ones. The life lesson here is that no one is going to treat your hair as well as you would. Situations like these could be easily avoided if more women realized this.

sali
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Wow! I am not shocked one bit. Sad!! I guess it can happen anywhere but I only go to salons that cater to natural hair. It is an atmosphere where natural hair is encourged and celebrated! “Regular” salons hate to see me walking through the door with my huge nappy Afro! 🙂

Chimmy
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honestly I would have wrung their necks, kicked them in the butt repeatedly then shaved their heads. I would have gone incredible hulk on them and I am not even kidding. Just because it’s hair doesn’t mean all the months of hard work in maintaining its beauty should be thrown down the drain because of some rubbish of a salon. If I wanted a perm I’d ask for it. Damn them and I am not even kidding. For real, I’d sue them, for emotional grievance and falsifying information. In no way did the woman ask for a relaxer, so she… Read more »
vonnie
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this this THIS!!!!! you have a lawsuit for real, they did something irreversible to your hair that you did NOT ask for under false pretenses. omg, i can’t explain how incredibly angry i’d be

Kesha
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YOU MUST SUE THEM. They need to be punished for thier reckless behavior, and you can help protect other naturals who may unwittingly visit that salon. OMG!

deena
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yes, this is grounds for a major beatdown and a lawsuit. she has to cut off all her hair and start again. Nope, i wouldve wiped the floor w someones face. this is why i stopped going to salons. they really dont know how to do natural hair. and the natural salons are too damn expensive. $80 for some two strand twists? thats bs.

Maylissah
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Not as bad as $90 for only a trim!!!!

LaFemmeRouge
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Wow, how do they justify $90 for a trim???

serenissima
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or $100 to start locs PLUS $90 every 4–6 weeks to maintain them. you cant win for losing :-/

http://sartorialme.blogspot.com

Chimmy
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I am thankful to have a natural hair salon near my house that I can trust and is cheap. I’m flabbergasted at the prices. For a trim it’s like 5 to 10 bucks. For twists it’s 35 dollars on tuesday. How awesome is that?

Domino
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@ Chimmy, whats the name of the salon? I go to one that’s a little far from me but worth it. The first time I sat in the chair I felt right at home with my stylist. They’re about average priced for my area esp. since their in a prime time spot.

Chimmy
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I live in Indianapolis, In and the salon is called Naturally U, It’s a pretty nice salon. The lady that did my big chop was as talkative as I was, but then the lady who did my twist when I had gone a second time to the salon was soo quiet, I get nervous around quiet people lol.

Just as I am
Guest

Very, since the only salon I know of that caters to natural hair charges extra for washing, blow drying and trimming if your hair is natural.
And I still ended up with split ends.

You’re very lucky.

Bella Duafe
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I think you have started something! I live in Atlanta and there are tons of natural hair care salons, all of them charging anywhere from 60 to 80 for two strand twist or some variation of that. There is even a salon here that requires a deposit at the time of your appointment! I want to have the experience of being in someone’s chair taking care of my hair, but it’s becoming too expensive and it doesn’t last. I can get maybe a week, week and a half from most places! I’m on #teamoverit!!!

Domino
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I burst out laughing at this because its so true.

A
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This is very unethical. Can’t something be done about this?

Barbara
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Uhh, can we say serious ass whooping?

dora
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+1

bee
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WOW. i know not all salons are like the one in this article but it makes me very apprehensive about going in to get my hair done.

Pretdva
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+ 1

Colleen
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+2

Dee
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I am sorry but I do not get it why this keeps repeating itself e.g. “she gave me a cut instead of trim” now you get a “kiddie relaxer” instead of a DC. That would never happen to me. I always take my own products even when I was relaxed and I spoke up. If I was not happy you were not getting paid. I would be watching their every move and side to the side so I can see in the mirror. Plus I would smell the products just to get a feel for it in case something was… Read more »
mina
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What you have proposed is a good solution and one that I am going to follow should I ever find myself in the position of going to a hair salon again (which is highly doubtful). HOWEVER. I don’t think that this woman should have been blamed for not bringing her own products to the hair salon. We don’t blame people who get salmonella or other forms of food poisoning because they “should have known to bring their own food to a restaurant” or for people who suffer from poor care at the hands of other professionals whether they are doctors… Read more »
Jaz
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I don’t believe that she was blaming the lady for not taking in her own products, but she was sharing her experiences and what she would do at the salon.

Kesha
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I hope it hasn’t come to that (needing to bring your own products). This is supposed to be a professional service.

Dee
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This is not the first time people would bring their own products it is not a new practice. People even get charged cheaper for bringing their own products.I know what products work on my hair I would rather use that than something that may not work well on my hair.

I would hope it does not but for me better safe than sorry. “supposed to be” that is it right there but unfortunately this as we know is not always the case.

Dee
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Thank you at least you got my statement.I am glad there are people like you. Clap clap.

She must have missed the “However, that is just me” part smh.

mina
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Sorry, but she does seem to be doing that in the first part of her response, you should read it again: ” I am sorry but I do not get it why this keeps repeating itself e.g. “she gave me a cut instead of trim” now you get a “kiddie relaxer” instead of a DC. That would never happen to me. I always take my own products…” That is great that she had the foresight to do that, but I will reiterate what I wrote earlier: if you are paying for a service you should not have to go to… Read more »
Dee
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Sorry but you misinterpreted what I meant. I was referring to these bad practices occurring again and again and especially in a place where you are meant to have a professional service. Sure you should not have to go to such measures but better safe than sorry.

Dee
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Where did I blame the lady if I was doing that I would have addressed her directly. I said I do not get why this happens not blaming her but why are the stylists still doing this?? I was stating what I have done before and would do concerning my hair. I can only speak for my hair. So next time please read properly. If Jaz could get it others should too. What would I gain by blaming anyone? Will it make my hair grow?? So your statement is redundant as per the “should have known to bring…” smh I… Read more »
Jazz
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so true, I’m ashamed of these stylist. (as a natural hair pro) They shouldn’t touch their hair if they don’t want to deal with it or understand it. I would have been off the chain in that salon the second my scalp started BURNING. They could have done some very serious damage to her scalp. Especially if they were applying it like a conditioner instead of a relaxer. (usually massage conditioner it my clients hair) and then if they werent washing the active chemicals out properly. Which I’m sure they weren’t since they were trying trying to fool her into… Read more »
Dee
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I NEVER blamed (this word is being used too much in these comments) her. This is how wildfire spreads when people dont read things properly.I was quite upset hearing this again not realising until someone pointed it out this story was out in 07 I had heard of the story some time ago though and thought not again smh. The client should never be blamed,obviously. Having said that not all stylists are bad but like I said someone may not be on point that day. There has to be something in place for customers and a procedure we can take.If… Read more »
ANM
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Mina that was funny, “bring your own food to a restaurant”. but good analogy, this definitely wasn’t that woman’s fault. a shame that one would have to be on their guard in a place that is charged to do hair.

Lisa
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Wow. Do you want a cookie?
Blaming the victim and being all “I would never” isn’t helping anyone. Have a seat.

Dee
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No but you clearly do! For you weak statement. How is that blaming the victim??? You go and sit down somewhere.

Jordan
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the fact that these stylists put a relaxer on top of wet, freshly washed hair & scalp is blowing me! what if she was natural b/c she is allergic to the chemicals in relaxers, what if her throat closed up in the chair?! i think some stylists need to be reminded that the idea of beauty varies, & stupid mistakes like this can cost you your ass!

Alexis
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exactly!

Alisha
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so true!

Monica
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That was my first thought also. Why in the world would anyone put relaxer on wet hair? I think if this was a chain I would report to the regional or national management. I think I would also contact the cosmology board.

And because I would want anyone else to experience the shock, I would post the name of the salon, the stylist and the manager on this site, naturalcurlly.com, napputuality.com, twitter and facebook. When someone googles or bings that shop they will know exactly what they are getting.

valerie
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This is shocking and unethical.……i would have taken this Salon to court.But there is deep problem underneath:the respect of our ourselves.What is it that there will always be someone to think that he knows better than yourself whaqt you should do .…And this old idea that our hair is better when relaxed..this story makes me mad

el_williams
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im honestly not surprised.…i remember an incident at a dominican salon in queens ny where i was offered the same thing…i have big but fine curly hair so it looks wayyyy more intimidating that it actually is…the stylist told me i should get a texturizer to make my hair “easier”…i said “what? no.” she continues to push the issue saying “its just a little relaxer in a lot of conditioner, it will make your hair more better”.…now im like “excuse me??!! i said no” these so called beauticians have a lot of audacity and i feel they are lazy. id… Read more »
Jaz
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atleast that stylist NOTIFIED you of what she wanted to do. this lady was tricked and untold. smh.

Dee
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This is why I was like I do not get why this keeps happening they are supposed to be trained stylists. It is unfortunate that this happened.

Laila
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:O :O :O
oh hell no! this lady handled that with a lot of grace. I would have probably gotten violent. I feel angry on her behalf. This story increases my distrust of salons and stylists and reinforces my love of the diy natural culture.

Ballerina Girl
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Omg!! Seriously my mouth is like wide open.
I’m sure it’s totally illegal to do that? Words can not describe what I would do to that salon.
I would be incandescent :-(((
Action needs to be taken, quick time! Just the assumption that you would want your hair straighter makes me so mad..

Lee
Guest

WHAT?!?!?!?! I would have torn that salon up, my beautician knows that I’m natural and she would NEVER put relaxer in my conditioner. She needs to take action ASAP, that was rude and unethical as a beautician! Your job is to satisfy the customer and not make decisions without the customer consent. She doesn’t make the decision of how straight or curly you want your hair. I’m utterly shock. smdh

Krys
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I have never ever heard of anything like this before. I am floored!!! I haven’t been to a salon in ages and hearing something like this makes me GLAD!!! I don’t know what I would have done if I was her. SMH…

I think I would have known that something was up when I got a wiff of “Deep conditioner”. The smell of a relaxer is one that is not easily forgotten.

I feel bad for her though.

Robin Nicolew
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Wow… We grown, but that is really ’cause for an ass whoppin’. Really. I would like to hear a legal professional’s opinion on this matter. There has to be some type of legal action that can be taken for this foolishness! I am TERRIFIED of going to ANY salon. I have not allowed any salon professional to do anything to my hair other than buzz it/cut it. I really wanted to go to the salon and have my hair washed/deep conditioned/cut, but this post has aided me in my decision of going to a strict (most likely) male barber who… Read more »
boho.barbie
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There is no way I would not be taking some kind of legal action!

crimsponpeach
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I have read similar stories on other natural hair boards. Has anyone this has happened to gotten any more than an a BS explanation? I don’t see how anyone can be so polite about having an unsolicited permanent process done to them and not demand something to be done. This is unexcusable. We all know how much time and work maintaining natural hair can be. To have a “stylist” ruin that work without permission is unthinkable.

African Violet
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I’m speechless. I’ve always been apprehensive about salons, even back when I was relaxed. It happened twice at two different locations in two different states where I told the stylist that I didn’t like gel in my hair because no matter what gel they used, the gel would harden, making it difficult for me to do anything but wash my hair all over again. And on those two occasions, I was told, “Oh, I’m only going to use a little.” Instead, each used a lot, and my hair got what? Hard. I understand that they went to school (most of… Read more »
Niki
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What is it about hairdressers NOT DOING WHAT YOU TELL THEM TO! Jesus Lord, I’ve had this experience on DIFFERENT CONTINENTS for God sake! I treat stylists like doctors, personal trainers and other ‘practitioners’- they may I advise but MY body knows best, I KNOW best. I’m having a mini meltdown just thinking about this.

African Violet
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They don’t listen to us because they think they know better for our own hair. It’s like you said–we know our bodies best, but we let someone tell us otherwise because they have letters behind their names or a certificate on the wall.

Dee
Guest

Exactly.

they may I advise but MY body knows best, I KNOW best”

Niki
Guest

We take too much of this stuff sitting down. I would’ve gone apes*** on them — in a court of bloody law. All them heifers would be f’red — bet they’d never try that mess again. OOoooohhhh I can’t TAKE ignance!

df
Guest

This has almost ruined my day…what is WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!
Please tell me you are going to sue these people…someone needs to teach them a lesson.…

Ashley
Guest

That is why I do my own hair, the police would’ve had to been called if that was me… Somebody would have been hurt.

Leo the Yardie Chick
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^This!

jeje1718
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**JAW DROPS** Omg.…I’m so upset reading this post.
SUE THEM! That will teach them a lesson.
This is just appalling. How can a stylist put a product in another person’s hair (that somewhat permanently alters it) without letting them know. Its THEIR hair!!
SMH.…This just makes me even more paranoid about salons.

donna
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This is just unethical period and crazy on the part of the stylist being they can be sued! Not blaming anything on the individual this happened to, but mentioning for those that say they don’t go to salons, it’s just important to investigate the salons you’re going to as it is the doctor who takes care of your body. I don’t know of a stylist that would do agree with these practices, as a stylist that is, and I was always selective in the type of salons I’d worked in so I think that is a part of it but… Read more »
Michelle
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wow..that’s all.

Dominique-Alexis
Guest

WHAT!!!!!!!! Sue that ladies behind! She has no right to force her perverted idea of beauty on anyone!

Tonya Juanise
Guest

Yes, it’s just hair, but the point is they should have NEVER mixed ANY chemicals with the conditioner WITHOUT the client’s consent. THE NERVE OF THEM! I cant believe those ladies actually had the nerve to do this behind her back as if she wouldnt notice the difference in her hair. Those ladies would have had a law suit on their hands for sure if it was me.

Chimmy
Guest
Ok so i went to the site where this was published and dang this happened in 2007 to the girl. Ugh I really wish the girl had taken evidence and spoken up about this to a lawyer earlier. Honestly I don’t know how she could have taken this sitting down omfg…You know what I do know, the old me was a scared little girl letting all the stylists do whatever to my hair. Now that I know better, no freaking way are they coming near my head with even a flat iron. I’m strictly no heat. When I went to… Read more »
Dee
Guest

I knew this sounded familiar I had heard of something similar so it was the same story.

Lilly
Guest

This is so distrubing. Another important response to this is to make sure that other naturals are made aware the establishments that are known to do this. Taht way they lose business for their atrocious practices and no other natural has to suffer.

Latesha
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OMGoodness!!!! Poor thing! I feel so bad for the victim of this CRIME — If I’d wanted a relaxer / kiddie perm / WHATEVER I am more than capable of asking for it!! But I would CLEARLY be adding comments to this entry via my prison cell. All the work I’ve put in?!?!?! Cowahes…Dr. Brunner’s…Youtubing recipes…shea/coconut/jojoba/castor mixes.…spray pumps…sealing ends.…veggie glycerin.…Giovanni’s shampoo & leave in on occasion.…misting/sealing/braiding at night.…rocking protectives — heck, I’d sing to it and read it poetry twice a week if I thought that would help! ALL THAT WORK and someone takes it upon themselves to CHEMICALIZE me… Read more »
ballerinagirl
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lol @ “heck, I’d sing to it and read it poetry twice a week if I thought that would help!”

AishaSaidIt
Guest

OMG…this is the funniest comment EVER.

Tabora
Guest

This is the reason I do not go to salon that use chemical relaxers or chemicals that straighten and so forth. I say please sue them. You have the backing of so many as evident from these post.

Inka
Guest

I… would… LOSE. MY. ISH!!!!

Oh dear lord, I would’ve pummeled that woman within an inch of her life, I know some people would say “Oh come now, it’s not that serious”, but to me, that is supreme disrespect and it is IRRESPONSIBLE and unethical. It’s like sneaking pork into a Muslim’s dinner; DISRESPECTFUL. I can’t believe anyone would do that, without her permission. Raise hell. Make sure everyone knows about it. Report her. Do whatever it takes.
/rant

Starla
Guest

WTF!! Next I have to be worried about somebody putting bleaching cream in the massage oil.

Lin
Guest

Oh God. Nightmare fuel right there.
“Um, excuse me, why is it that after coming to you for my massages, I’ve been getting lighter?”
“Oh, well you see, uh, massaging makes your skin break down pigment and makes you lighter and stuff. You know what I’m saying?”
“No.”

Adeyinka
Guest

ahahahahahaha! The nerve of those so called stylists. It’s heartbreaking.

Dee
Guest

Lol stylists ko styleest ni Mehn dey go smell pepe sharp sharp.

Ashanti
Guest

I am completely non-violent but I am whooping someones ass for putting that shit on my hair especially after growing it out for two plus years. What if you had grown your hair out for years??!!! Thats bull… Id at least file a civil suit. Thats why I’ll just keep on DIYing my hair.

Lillian Mae
Guest

+1!

Sporty Afro
Guest

OMG she can sue for that cant she??! That is heinous!

Stacey
Guest

I wish a n***a would! That’s why if I got a salon for a press, my hair is already washed, blown dry and all I need you to do is flat iron and trim the ends. Sheesh! This makes me so afraid. I even started bringing my own products to the salon (a natural one) because I didnt like what the salon used. People are crazy! Like “nappy” hair is a problem or something.

MzNappyTrini
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I’m sorry I am obviously a lesser human being than this lady because if this happened to me back home in Trini somebody would be in the hospital. If it happened to me in these great states, somebody would be sued. How do u let somebody cause you permanent damage and turn the other cheek like that? lord be a fence! lol. if not for urself, do it to prevent some other hapless natural undergoing the same dangerous deception. At the very least report them to the better business bureau or a local media house in that area or SOMETHING.… Read more »
AishaSaidIt
Guest

This is one of my nightmares.

AishaSaidIt
Guest

Right under going in for a trim and coming out with a BC. Internally I feel that it is not to the advantage of some stylist to have a self-sufficient head in their chair. In my opinion some force your hair in such a state where you have to return. Just my thoughts, completely.

Nat
Guest
Yet another hair-horror story that makes me stay on my “Do It Myself” (DIM) path. My sister had her hair colored and ended up having to do a semi big chop because the stylist used a bleach based mixture on her hair. Another stylist told my cousin her hair could never be “properly” straightened without a fresh relaxer-mind you, my cousin has been natural for over 15 years and has had her hair “properly” straightened before. Most stylists (not bashing, just speaking on experience) don’t know how to work with natural hair. What most learn in school is how to… Read more »
Jai
Guest

I do my own hair, I don’t trust “stylists”!!!

Selah
Guest

SUE. THEM. Nuff said.

Shelli Gillis
Guest

I didn’t read all of the comments, so maybe someone said this already, but what makes this even more heinous and horrendous then them just adding relaxer to a conditioner is that it seems they didn’t use a neutralizer after they washed it from her hair!!!!! They started a chemical reaction that they never stopped and failed to tell her. That’s why her hair essentially dissolved and broke off in its entirety!!! This is just disgusting.

janelle
Guest

great point. Not was this beyond unethical, but just horrible cosmetology practice.

Leo the Yardie Chick
Guest

I’d need a prosthesis, because I’d be breaking my entire leg off in someone’s @$$! >:(

As if I need another reason to remain a D.I.Yer.

Lisa
Guest

I’m not a violent person normally but they probably would have had to call the police on ME…because someone or something was gonna get f’d up after hearing that…

Aabi
Guest

I would’ve whooped ass AND sued..smh after all the work that put into natural hair and someone does THAT..that could not be me. The polices, feds, and psychiatric ward would’ve been up in there..i don’t think i would be able to control myself

Carla
Guest

And people wonder why I am skeptical of black salons. The same thing happened to my aunt who is also natural. SMH

Carla
Guest

I also want to say that its totally pathetic and sad what we do to each other. Her beautiful hair now ruined. I hope she sues them out of business.

Alicia G
Guest

At the very minimum she should have reported the stylist and shop owner to the cosmetology board for review. The stylist and shop owner should have lost their license.

binks
Guest

I agree with everybody on here. That made me soooo mad for you. I would have gotten straight hood and ignorant on that stylist behind! Girl… SUE, SUE, SUE, SUE and SUE!!! That is so bull**** you have grounds for it and you should do it! I am so sick and tired of these horror stories involving salons who can’t deal with natural or as they say “nappy” hair *rolls eyes* but be quick to take your money.

BeautyIAM
Guest

Wow, I thought something like this was a myth that could possibly happen. But for it to really happen! Wow!!

britt
Guest
YOU have to report that to the cosmo board ASAP. That is a dangerous practice. If you get any chemical process you are supposed to be informed!! You could have died. I know you might have been nice but you gotta protect others out there. I dont care what they put in your hair CHEMISTRY is no joke and it is not hard to get it wrong especially when it comes to relaxers and color. if you are getting a chemical process at any salon and they dont tell you the risks or have you do a detailed consultation run!!!… Read more »
sweethoneyinaroc
Guest

yep, happened to me took 10 years to get my hair back. i never, ever, ever go to a salon again and i have never been back to another since then.…

Ugonna Wosu
Guest

she should also give the name of this salon!

Jen
Guest

If this happened to me Im suing, destroying their reputation, and ripping someone a new asshole for destroying my natural mane. That is unacceptable.

imjustsaying
Guest

im with you permalink, i would be ripping someone a new and improved asshole! sounds like those two at the salon was conspiring to ruin that womans hair.…like they were jealous. You know some salons are hating that women are going back to their natural roots. they cant charge those outrageous prices for perms and such.

imjustsaying
Guest

I mean Jen, sorry about that 🙂

Torrie-Lisa J.
Guest

I definitely would be suing

KDS
Guest

This is unacceptable, why in the world would they think that this was ok if you didn’t ask for any chemicals, Jen I’m with you, I would sue, you could have been very allergic to something know one knew your reasons for being natural and if that wasn’t the case thats your damn hair, you should have gotten what you asked for and nothing more or less, that was a very horrible experience, I am mad for this young lady…

MoZaic
Guest

If this had happened to me I wouldn’t be writing this comment because I’d probably be serving sometime for assualt!

Aisak
Guest

Lol. I know that’s right!

Miss Understood
Guest

Ha! I 100% agree!!!!

PaintedSkin
Guest

Oh my word!!! For real??? This is horrible!! 🙁

G-wreh
Guest

This is a shame.… As a salon owner, I am so turned of by this kind of action. This shows a lack of respect for clients, lack of knowledge, and a Hugh amount of dishonesty. Why would you want to run your business in such a way. I am disgusted, all I can say is that, as stylist, we need to build a standard for ourselves and our businesses and please please please continue to educate yourselves. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior!!!!!???

Charlotte
Guest

i would destroy the salon and the person that did that to my hair. what an awful awful experience, its so upsetting that someone had to go through this 🙁

Molly B
Guest

Wow.…some people are really just insane. Who does that without the client’s consent??

Hearing all these salon horror stories really scares me…especially since I’ve scheduled an appointment this weekend…

Shenna
Guest
janelle
Guest
My initial reaction to this article was anger like most of the posts. I didn’t reply because I had to let it marinate in my mind for a bit. Now violence is…what it is. However what is the real solution to this particular woman’s problem? What state is she from? who is in charge of these salons? Where can she find an atty to help her sue these people? What schools are actually teaching beauticians to do curly/kinky hair in a healthy manner? Let’s give them an audience, and find out where their students work so we can give them… Read more »
foxyr
Guest
Wow! That story is simply unbelievable! It makes me scared to go to a salon in the future, especially a black-owned salon! My only advice to this person is to sue their @sses and bankrupt them! They truly do deserve it! Everyone should take this lady’s experience as a warning to be careful when they decide to go to a beauty salon. Make sure to state very clearly to the stylist that you do not want any type of chemical relaxer or texturizer in you hair. Also, let them know that if they try any tricky moves you are not… Read more »
Le Le
Guest
See, that’s crazy. I had that happen to me as a teen, but I was too young and dumb to realize what happened until months later when someone pointed out that my hair was straight on the ends and nappy at the roots like I had a relaxer. I never washed my hair because I saw a stylist every two weeks. When i look back, I remember the “stylist” not wanting to tell me what kind of conditioner she was using…acting all sneaky. And this is why I now exclusively go to natural hair salons (which is rare), and even… Read more »
Tessa A
Guest

This is truly appalling! And Janelle made very good points! I will definitely be sharing this info!!

aina
Guest

I have heard of this happening before, but thankfully despite my many hairdressing disasters, it has never happened to me. If it ever did, I would strangle the stylist with my bare hands! What a nerve!!!!

Quetta
Guest
OMG! I was seriously holding my breath and heart while reading this story! I seriously would have had a break down and there would have been a beat down. Only after I’d contacted the cosmetology board of that state to have their license reviewed or penalized for not being informed that chemicals were being used on my hair; small claims court to file a claim for some type of negligence or false disclosure; Better Business Bureau and the Attorney Generals Office. Then I would have put the salon on blast in every natural hair board. And at the end of… Read more »
Mimi
Guest

For me, the beat down would have had to come first! Sometimes stylists try to act like they are above learning something new or changing a damaging practice. They hit you with a “I’ve been doing this for years, and I haven’t gotten any complaints yet.” Though that may be true, that is only a reflection of the ignorance on both sides. A successful business cannot survive with practices like this.

Quetta
Guest
By the way, I found the consumer bill of rights for oklahoma online and each state has them. It states: Consumer’s Bill of Rights All consumers of cosmetology services offered by Oklahoma licensed professionals have a right to: Receive competent professional services. Verify the names, titles and credentials of professionals providing services. Receive clear explanations of the services offered and costs for the services. Refuse any services offered. File a complaint with the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology regarding a licensee, establishment, or an unlicensed individual. Request reasonable accommodations to access professional services as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities… Read more »
rw
Guest

that is crazy !!!! but i can believe it, i’m going natural because grease was put in my hair, against my request or wishes, we need more lessons in how to do it ourselves

Brittney
Guest

I heard about this a long time ago on long hair care forum. It really sucks because they don’t neutralize the chemicals in the perm and thus it continues to work- ie take your hair out. I’m kind of shocked at how many people have never heard about this before.

April
Guest

OMG!!!! RIGHT!!! I didn’t even think about that part!!! THAT’S why her hair fell out in 2 days!!! NO WONDER!!! MAN, WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE???????????

Patricia Kayden
Guest

How did this story end? Lawsuit? You can’t put stuff in people’s hair without telling them. Not cute.

Krystal S
Guest

I wouldn’t fight. I wouldn’t argue. I’d just beat the b***h with a bottle…of lye!!! … I can’t believe she had the audacity to pull that mess. I’d be in jail.

JouJou
Guest
Wow! I was really surprised to read this. I am happy you maintained your composure. With that said I really do think legal action is in order and that you realize you were violated. That is a form of violence that was inflicted upon you and they should be severely legally reprimanded for this inhumane behavior. They had no idea if you could be allergic to relaxers and had the audacity to say it was a kiddie perm. If natural afro hair is to unmanageable for them or if they are inexperienced with it they should accept clients with this… Read more »
SankofaScholar
Guest

YES!!! She was violated, now I’m a nice person but everyone has there limit! As soon as I felt my hair tingling I would have slapped someone silly. This practice is VERY dangerous.

JouJou
Guest

Sorry I meant to say they should not accept clients with this hair type.

Dani
Guest

I hope she sued the hell out of that stylist. That was outrageous!

Jo Somebody
Guest

And just like that I’m even more scared to go to a salon. I agree with others, sue, report, beat up somebody… something has to be done! Usually I think people sue for silly things far too often, but this is just ridiculous.
If I ever do find myself HAVING to go to a salon (for a professional trim — after first attempting to do my own trims), you best believe I’m taking my own stuff in.

Toya | The Limerick Lane
Guest

I would sue!! That’s crazy!! Who are they to add perm to your hair.

Alex
Guest

I had to just shake my head at this. Since I’ve been natural, I’ve been so wary of having my hair done at salons. Some stylists have credentials and claim to be “very good with natural hair” and I thought they knew more than me. I have been devastatingly wrong every time, either coming out with an insanely short cut after asking for a trim or getting half my head flat-ironed. Two years natural and it’s still a journey.

Catherine
Guest
This is why I can’t go to salons anymore. When I do my hair I know EXACTLY what’s being done. My natural hair is not a “problem” and, therefore, should not need “fixing”. I’ve never had a perm and do not want any one of my beautiful coils to vanish and become damaged ever again. That’s why I took it off the hands of others (including my family’s). They always try to remove the coils and do not care how rough they’re being as long as they get results. However, if I ever find myself dragged to a salon again,… Read more »
DK
Guest

this is just terrible!i am absolutely outraged to hear something like this would happen!it just makes me want to learn how to straighten my own hair so i don’t have to even go to the salon!once again…OUTRAGED!!!!=(

danielle
Guest

This is appalling! I would have demanded my money back, and free product or something. If you were very allergic to that stuff, it could have been significantly worse. You can’t do that kind of stuff without clients’ permission. They ought to be closed down!

Lynette
Guest

Wow That is just crazy. A lot of these stylists are used to doing relaxed hair and weaves. When they see natural hair they run. I had to leave my stylist of 7 years when I went natural because she didn’t like doing natural hair. Its hard to find a stylist you can trust. smh!

Dawn
Guest

Wow, she so would have gotten mauled.

Jami
Guest
“I went back to the salon and pitched a fit demanding to talk to someone in charge. (Yeah, it may seem a bit crazy for hair.. but we know how important hair is to us, right?)” Why would a decision to talk to a manager seem crazy under ANY circumstances??? Anywho, I’ve been natural for 12 years and in that time I’ve found a salon that I wanted to try a handful of times to flat-iron or double-strand twist (I kno, paying for twists was lazy). But no, when I got flat-irons no one put a relaxer on my hair.… Read more »
Jacqueline
Guest

Well, upon getting released from jail for silly smacking that hairdresser, I would promptly silly smack the salon with a lawsuit. That’s just absurd and a complete personal violation.

Denise B (@simplynece)
Guest

I think it’s sad that some of the stylists at these salon’s don’t seem to particularly like to natural hair movement. For them to add chemicals to your hair without your permission is wrong. I think they didn’t want to deny the opportunity to make money so they allowed her into their chair, and charged her for a “treatment” for what was really the relaxer. What I think they should do is hire some natural hair stylist to do hair so they still make the money they want, without the deception.

T.A.R
Guest

This makes me NEVER want to go to a salon again. It’s bad enough getting your hair washed without having it all clawed out with a fine-toothed comb. But this…

Miss Understood
Guest
Indeed!!! This is why so many of us are investing in learning about how to care for our own hair. I once had an old stylist call me after not returning ot her shop in a long while and asked why I had not returned. I told her flat out, she provided poor hair care, that she didn’t know how to cut (as she lop-sided whacked my hair off when all I needed was a trim), she got an attitude when I told her how to comb my hair and what type of comb to use (yes T.A.R., I too… Read more »
rosalyn beatty
Guest

I think a suit is required! These are stylists that believe fake or chemical hair is better on black heads. They were dishonest. I’ll bet they have burned out other black women’s hair.

neffynef
Guest

that just pissed me totally OFF!!!!!
We have to guard ourselves at every turn!!!!
:(…
We also have to Do For Self and Care for Eachother.
Our Evolution is not in their hands!

Miss Understood
Guest
OMG!!! This is scarey and infuriating. I swear, if that were me, that whole place would have been turned upside down…literally. It really makes me mad how stylists take it upon themselves to do whatever they think is best for you (or shall I say, easiest for them) WITHOUT discussing it with you first, then have the nerve to get an attitude when you question them. Ummm, hello…not only is it my hair, but it’s also my money. No one has the right to do anything to you or your hair without discussing it with you first and if you… Read more »
Tandrea
Guest

Wow… The mixed relaxer in with the conditioner but did not wash it out with a neutralizer. smh.

Veronica hINTON
Guest
This is what happens when, the mast thinks straight is right, and kinky is wrong. Why? can’t we accept what, we were born with. I have been growing my natural hair out for 14 mos. now as the sistah’ said its a journey. Please don’t make any excuses for others wrong! Look at all the money you could save. Don’t buy into the lie! Born black and proud of it! I’m not white, nor is my hair. Slavery is over I don’t want to be white. I have a natural tan, and natural curl. Stop being tainted! With lies. Who… Read more »
afronista
Guest

I AM SO UPSET RIGHT NOW!!!!!! How dare these ladies make such an irrational decision based on such deep seeded ignorance. I cant wait for the day when we stop abusing one another and really unite.

MissNic
Guest
WHOA…Did I read this correctly? No bueno. I’m a licensed Cosmetologist and this was completely wrong. Someone is practicing with no common since. You can put condition and relaxer together..you shouldn’t mix anything with a relaxer period. They messed up with doing that first and second by not using a neutralizing shampoo. Relaxer is relaxer and that is a required step. She should have sewed them for that point blank period. I can’t speak for all, but I know that with me before I attempt to do anyone’s hair I ask questions and get a clear understanding of what they… Read more »
Danielle
Guest

This is awful. You should definitely sue and report them. They had no right to give you a service you did not request and also lie about it. Also, sounds like they didn’t properly neutralize the relaxer in the first place, which resulted in the serious breakage. This salon needs to be shut down and the owners and operators do not need to be allowed to open ever again.

Danielle
Guest

that junk makes me want to fight. Let me find out someone trying to something that dirty my hair.…. shine!

Bri
Guest

Yes, they need their licenses revoked. I would also file an assault report with them! unacceptable.

Sandra
Guest
I feel this is some sort of racist or self-hatred if the person was an African American. I am so tired of the “relaxed” haired women thinking they have to rescue natural haired women from ourselves. I believe it is all about keeping our natural hair off display so that their hair secrets are not out in the open. Do they really think people of other races believe we have naturally straight hair? I look at so called relaxed haired women and think something is wrong with them. Our natural hair texture is no secret. Check out any source with… Read more »
Tia
Guest

I’m sorry my hood side would have came out. I had a dream like this. My hair was in a wrap. I cried and did the big chop again.

Nichole
Guest
You should DEFINITELY sue the salon! They did not provide you the services you asked for. Nor did they tell you they were adding chemicals to your hair. And yes, all salons must tell you this, because they do not know what type of reactions your skin may have to their products. They put your life in danger to life threatening allergic reactions. Finally, they caused major damage to your hair. Who knows how long it will take to mend your hair back to it’s natural state? It can takes years! Or it may never return. I would sue the… Read more »
Latova Sanders
Guest

This is a very crazy story. I pray that you filed a lawsuit and report this business to the state board of cosmetology in that state. If you didn’t ask for a chemical service you should not have receive one. Smh

tria robinson
Guest

i wouldve been ready to rip her a new one!!! she would’ve been hauled into court and reported to the cosmotology board.i also wouldve went public about her salon on the internet,which is a powerful way of reaching millions of people. i would have ruined not only her salon but her rep as well

Nana
Guest

This is just sad, and makes me very annoyed. Why would a second partydecide what they want to do with MY HAIR???Smh,

Rahxy F.
Guest

Does any1 know the name of the salon that pulled this f%ckery????? I would pull a Lisa Left eye…Let it burn *usher voice*

Elisabeth
Guest

I wish a heifer would. I do not condone violence but I would kick her ass. People need to e more proactive about these things. I have heard too many of these cases nd no one is taking legal action. They would never do it if they thought that their actions had repercussions. Just a sad state

Tanya Young
Guest
I believe this has happened to my 7 yr old daughter!. A year ago I was taking her to for press and curls. On one trip her normal stylist was not there and I allowed a “younger” stylist to do my daughter head. My daughter started getting upset the minute the lady put the conditioner in saying it was burning. I assumed she just didn’t like the stylist because she doesn’t like change. After the style was completed weeks later my mom noticed what looked like burn marks in her head and I noticed her ends were very straight.No matter… Read more »
Roni
Guest
Mrs, I feel your pain. I used to go to stylist and this was nearly the same outcome. I asked the lady about a wash, blowout, and trim too. She would continually tell me that my hair would not grow much, as if it isn’t already apparent how slowed my growth is due to a pre-existing condition (low iron anemia) and so I hadn’t noticed at first, but she did everything I asked and right up to the point where she’d cut my hair and it was dripping wet. Now I never realized how bad this was until I had… Read more »
Roni
Guest
Jigga wha whaaa??!!! LMAO!! Aint that a BLIMP??!! What the heck was they thinking? I for sure would’ve flipped da script and had a full on N moment(if you’ve watched The Boondocks, you know what I mean..) That is total BULL and they know it. I am coming to you and paying you for a particular service and the fact that they did not truly comply with that means that I do not have to pay you Jack Nicholson!! Its one thing to go for a wash/blowout and another to leave with a relaxed head..Its reasoning like that that I… Read more »
Ugonna Wosu
Guest

wow, trying to sneak in something to a client’s hair that they didn’ want or ask for. Without their permission. If I didn’t sue, I would make sure that bitch loses her business through word of mouth, to people I do know and don’t know. If the client wanted a perm, she would have either asked you or have already been relaxing her hair for a while. This ticked me off so much, I almost wasn’t sure I’d be able to type! She really needed a butt whooping!

Roni
Guest
Mannn still some crazy ish!! I WISH YOU WOULD!! but yeah, I agree word of mouth gets woah and you gots ta be quite careful bout that right there. One screw up and you lose all or bout nearly half fo ya clientele. Yup Id get the name of the shop and let it be known, thats why you sometimes, depending on how you are..just stick with places that are strictly NATURAL shops that cater to you. I feel for this lady..mann I tell you, that I do not miss those tingling near burning sensation on myyyy scalp!! Can I… Read more »
patrina
Guest

Hell nooo. HEAS.WOULD.ROLL. Lady don’t just threathen police action, act. They can’t be allowed to abuse clients right like this. If you just walk away you’re giving up and this is too great an injustice to go unpunished. If you can manage the attention,call some tv stations or something, dont just stick to BGLR.

Nichole Mayers
Guest
THIS HAPPENED TO MY DAUGHTER!!!! She tried a new hairdresser and washed her hair a few days later and her hair wouldn’t curl. She cried so hard, I REALLY wanted to hit that hairdresser with a bat. My daughter’s hair was down her back, the same consistency as Alicia Keys, which is WAY too thin for a relaxer. I took her to our regular hairdresser and the owner noticed the difference and said “you have to watch it– a lot of people from my country (Dominican Republic) put relaxers in the conditioner”. My daughter’s hair broke off so badly, she… Read more »
Chachamusicgirl
Guest

Forget trying to sue them. I would cut somebody’s ass.

Nkki
Guest
Fast forward 3 years… I moved to NJ and started going to a new hair dresser. After 2 months of going to this new hair dresser, I was convinced she was doing a crappy blow out because my “amazing” hair dresser that I had back in the BX did such a flawless job and I started missing her. My hair started curling in my sleep, at the gym and in the shower cap. I started resenting this new hair dresser. Four months later, I start noticing this THICK NEW HAIR GROWTH and it was noticeable… My hair was breaking, stringy… Read more »
Nkki
Guest
My GOD!!! I am sorry I started this comment like this but I AM A VICTIM OF THIS HORRIBLE TRUTH!!! I never believed it and laughed at these “myths” until unbeknownst to me, I went through this horrifying truth. I am Dominican. My mother is a hair dresser. I relocated to NY and I stopped all chemicals cold turkey, no dye, relaxer or anything in my hair. I wanted “virgin” curly hair and would go once a week to a hair dresser in the BX. After some time, I was amazed how my hair “behaved” so properly in the rain,… Read more »
Lisa
Guest

I think this just happen to me. Can I sue?? Can I take legal action??

Chelsea
Guest

Contact your State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. They can investigate/fine/shut down salons for things like this.

trish
Guest

Yes you can. My mom in law is a lawyer in NJ and sitting across from me. Said you could sue for battery.

tasha fierce
Guest

They need to be sued, some stylist think once you sit in their chair THEY are in charge, they don’t consider the fact some people have an allergy to the chemicals in relaxers . my mind is blown

devans00
Guest

I would be spitting mad if someone did this to me. If I wanted a relaxer, I’d ask for one. What the hair dresser did was so disgusting.

I also have very sensitive skin which is exactly why I stopped relaxing my hair. I hope Gabrielle Allen gave the salon hell.

Michelle McGuire
Guest

This sounds very dangerous & she should be sued. That was soo negligent. Never had this happen but, I go to a salon that I trust everytime. I had 1 bad experience @ fantastic sams & I never gone back there again. The lady thinned my hair & then without combing any hair out or anything put cond. in it & then sent me home to wash it out the hair knotted & would not come out. We had to cut out chunks of my hair out. It was a nightmare.

Am
Guest

They tried it in soo many ways possible. I put blood sweat and tears into getting my hair the way it is. And u put a perm?!! Tried it.

Natural by choice
Guest

Ladies if this ever happens to you not only do you take police action you report them to the state Board of cosmetology.

Somalia Gullette
Guest

LAWSUIT. That is all.

Milos Mom
Guest

What a bunch of BS. Take them to the cleaners.

Keneesha Hodge
Guest

As often as I think about going back to a relaxer for my own sake, if this happened to me I’d be livid. I can’t believe a licensed stylist would think sneaking a relaxer on clients is the only way to care for their natural hair.

GuestyGuest
Guest

This is why I do my own hair.
The cheek! I’m not usually one of these ‘sue their a$$’ people but in this case — sue them. And make sure it hurts.

Anthro Pop
Guest
That’s just awful if it actually happened. What exactly does adding relaxer to conditioner do besides maybe give you some almost kinda straight hair. How does work in favor of the stylist? Also, wouldn’t she or he still need to neutralize the hair after the relaxer is rinsed out? Which would be hard since they’re doing it on the “sneak tip”… It’s hard to believe she thought the client wouldn’t notice anything. Not to mention the fallout from chemically altering someone’s hair without their knowledge. Who would open themselves up to that? It’s not like the client wouldn’t notice. The… Read more »
hali
Guest

Maybe they did not use a neturalizer and that is why the hair is coming out in chunks. What they are doing is shady.

Julie-Ann Jules
Guest

Still can’t believe this

tasha
Guest

I do everything myself. I am done with trying to find people who know how to care for natural hair.

tiggalisa
Guest

See I that’s why I do my own hair.….. You will be surprises at how many black women are very jealous of other black women going natural or is already natural. A word from the wise.…. Do your own hair or find a salonthat caters to natural hair care oonly.…..

dulanee
Guest

You are so right.… this happened to me when i was relaxe

MissNovember Tyler
Guest

Agreed with the doings of the own hair. I trust ONE stylist, and when she is not available I log on the good youtube and figure something out for my self. Last time I experimented with a new stylist she hacked off 6 inches of my hair talking about it was damaged, bc she was trying to blow dry it NAKED (no moisture, conditioner or heat protectant) . Not ALL stylists know what they are talking about. STILL mad I let that heiffer “trim the damage”.

heather
Guest

This isn’t an accident though. They didn’t cut too much off. They were fully aware of why they were doing it and why. And the 9nly reason is to make their own job easier. I’m only in cosmetology school, but i wild never dream of intentionally putting a chemical in someone’s hair for MY benefit. I would have sued.

Jasmine Applewhite
Guest

I missed the part when she sued the stylist

Kels AllSmiles
Guest
I had this happen to me this past December 2014. I have grown my natural hair out for the past 6 years and I loved my hair. It takes a lot for us to fall in love with our natural hair texture, find styles, keep it healthy etc. Well it visited a Dominican hair salon and a deep conditioner was applied just like the young lady in the story but i didn’t rejected it since i would have never imagined something like this would happen to me. Hair was gorgeous when I left but two weeks later started getting a… Read more »
Celina
Guest

6 years?! I’d be depressed too… I’m only 1 year post big chop and I can’t imagine having to start all over again. I’m sorry that this happened to you.

Benetta Boyd
Guest
I visited a salon in Mauldin SC named Corte Tropical dominican salon#2. After being shampooed the lady started to apply a product while I was in the bowl I glanced over to see a relaxer container the shampoo lady said it was conditioner I advised that I did not want any chemicals she confirmed conditioner no chemicals and quickly rinsed it out. I had no say so and their was a language barrier. I have been natural 5 years today I washed did a protien treatment and deep conditioned my hair is straight in some areas. I’m so upset I… Read more »
Vanessa Guerrero
Guest

Hi I’d like to speak with you about your experience — I had a “stylist” do this to my daughter who’s 14 and she and I were/are devastated. I’d like to know if you have successfully litigated.

Jazz
Guest

This just happened to my daughter in Atlanta, Ga and she is getting a lawyer!

Nunyabiz Sherrie
Guest

Happened to me at a salon off Flat Shoals Pkwy!

Shontae Williams
Guest

Oh wow!

CCope
Guest

That is crazy. Where in Atlanta so I will be sure not to go to them- I have been looking for a new stylist in/near Atl!

Shontae Williams
Guest

Where? Please inform the public!

cordelearts
Guest

Can you say lawsuit on (1) battery (2) Intentional infliction of emotional distress (3) negligence (4) punitive damages.
File criminal Battery charges?

I hope they sue for all it’s worth.

Meta
Guest

Hell yeah! WTH!

tiffyb
Guest

I stick only with my hairdresser for this reason as well. My friend was told it was a texturizer they were putting in her hair…turned out to be a full blown relaxer and her hair fell out completely smh she had to sue them and report them, thankfully that stylist is now fired, but the damage to her hair is ever lasting. To grow it out, she just keeps it braided like in micros and kinky twists and other styles. Just sad

Melissa Hunt-LeGrand
Guest

My perfect stylist combo has been finding a good black stylist that works in white salons, no chemicals but hair dye in the building. All they do is blow outs, haven’t had a problem in 8 years

Di Di Payne Hmua
Guest
That’s terrible and as I stylist and member of the natural hair community this is beyond disturbing. I spent my whole time in Cosmetology school and out perfecting my blow out with either no smoothing iron or minimal use of it. You do not EVER add chemicals to ones hair without their knowledge. And if they did not sign a waiver then they can and should be sued . I have no sympathy for a lazy stylist. Do the work, keep the client. I do not play about my nautral hair and I would not play with someon else’s. Childish… Read more »
spdkween
Guest
WTF?!?!?!?!?!?! i am a stylist and I would NEVER sneak chemicals into a non chemical service!! First of all, without a proper consultation, you have no idea what the hair history is… previous color, relaxers, bleach, heat damage… And I am pretty sure if that client with the “nappy” hair wanted to have her hair relaxed, she would have let you know! I have had clients in my chair who I thought could benefit from smoothing treatment (Brazilian Blowout, etc…) and I have brought up in consultation as a possible service for now or possibly the future. If so, I… Read more »
Arliney
Guest
It was like I was reading my own story. It was Feb 2012 and I had been natural since 2009 and I went to a Dominican stylist here in the Bronx. I didn’t want to make the trip to my hairdresser in Washington Heights so I opted for the neighborhood stylist and she was very nice and I always bring my own products but she convincted me I needed a deep conditioners which was $5 more. she said she would give it to me for free so that I could try it. She put me under the dryer to “activate”… Read more »
laAdamas
Guest
I’ve heard of this before in Dominican salons. I worked in a salon that focuses on naturally curly hair for a few years until my accident. But while I was there we had a client come in for a consultation and tell us about her experience at her neighborhood Dominican salon. She was Dominican herself but the stylist didn’t know that and proceeded to speak spanish asking another fellow stylist to put extra relaxer in her conditioner for the deep conditioner because her hair was “too nappy” to work with . Thank God she understood because not only was this… Read more »
Andrea Crawford-casillas
Guest
Andrea Crawford-casillas
Wow, now I think I know what happened to my daughter. She was dressed as Pocahontas and wanted to have authentic looking straight hair. I took her to a Dominican salon and the owner gave her a blow out and trimmed her ends. Her hair looked really glossy and straight. After washing her hair nearly 2 weeks later, her hair felt different.The curls were limp, and her hair felt mushy. I suspected major heat damage and vowed never to take her back there. I gave her protein treatments to stop the the damage. Five months later her hair has improved,… Read more »
JenJamesBeauty
Guest
Your stylist is supposed to be someone you COMPLETELY TRUST! What has eroded this sacred relationship to this level? NO INTEGRITY WHATSOEVER! For those of you who take YOUR OWN PRODUCTS??? Really??? How can you go there if you do not trust their expertise, judgment, and the staff in general? I have not been to a salon in decades, but when I did go — I HAD COMPLETE TRUST IN MY STYLIST and their staff. As a beauty pro myself, garnering trust is so important to me. I cannot imagine what brings people to these places of deceit. If someone… Read more »
Jontel
Guest
The only thing I can gather is GREED. So many black stylist have been servicing relaxers and relaxed hair for SOOOOO LONG that most do not know how to care for naturally kinky hair.….and even more just don’t want to spend the time learning how because they don’t want to spend the time working with it. What IS wrong here is that instead of communicating in a professional manner that she doesn’t wish to work with kinky hair, she tricks the young lady into permanently changing the clients hair a service the client did not ask for and CHARGED HER… Read more »
Jontel
Guest

SHE LYING …TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE COME BACK.…POST HER NAME AND SALON SO PEOPLE KNOW WHO THIS FRAUD IS. IF A STYLIST DOESN’T LIKE DOING NATURALLY KINKY/CURLY/COILLY HAIR THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SAYING THAT THEY DON’T SPECIALIZE IN IT AND SUGGEST THE CLIENT FIND A STYLIST THAT DOES. I am sure your feelings are crushed. That’s just like someone cutting off someones locs with out consent. Unfortunately I would’ve probably acted a fool.

iammastar21
Guest

That’s why I wash and deep condition my own hair . My stylist only combs blow dry and braids in a braided updo ( with my real hair ) once a month !

Leisa Glispy?
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This happened to me at a Dominican Salon in Lancaster PA. BEWARE. I spent 6 months growing out my natural hair and it was beautiful. The first time I went to the salon my hair was blown out and flat ironed. Looked beautiful but the owner said I needed a Keratin treatment. I refused. The next time that I came back, they washed, conditioned, blew out and then flat ironed. I smelled something funny when she was blowing out my hair and asked about it. The stylist said that she didn’t smell anything. I went home and the breakage began… Read more »
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[…] Stylists adding relaxer to conditioner for natural hair patrons, an article on Black Girl Long Hair from, July 2011 […]

Cassandra Thomas
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Any hair stylist put relaxer in shampoo or conditioner without letting the clients know is a PURE EVIL!!!!!!! No excuse!!!! SHAME ON YOU LAZY STYLISTS!!!! If you can’t do natural hair then simply tell the clients that you couldn’t do it. If I ever find out that happens to me, I will SUE!!!!!!!! You will pay for all the products I paid to grow my hair for years and I will get you fired and close down your business. I will make sure everyone will know how dirty your business is. I will not be silenced! I dont play! My… Read more »

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