2. Having the salon manager give my a body-wave permanent and leaving with an afro with severe perm-burn.
Needless to say, I don't frequent either salon anymore. Both times I had to live in a hat until I could get my hair "fixed".
I should have never let this woman do my hair. It was a relaxer that you can purchase at a beauty supply store. I usually mix the relaxer with the activator, but the girl told me she would do it. I said okay. She started to apply the relaxer, but for some reason my scalp felt really dry. She said maybe it was because I knew I was getting a relaxer and it could just be mental, nerves. I usually get the itchy scalp before I get my relaxer, so that sounded reasonable. Well, she proceeded with the process. But all the while, my scalp felt really dry. She finished with styling my hair. I noticed on the counter that the jar of the relaxer looked a different color. I had somewhere to go that day and I was rushing. I didn't think about the jar until later.
Two weeks go by. I'm putting my almost shoulders length hair into a ponytail when clumps of my hair was in my brush. I'd panicked, "What in the world is happening?" Well, I started to go through all the products that I used on my hair. I had been using the same stuff for months now. Then I thought about the day when I got this girl I knew do my hair. THE JAR! She did not mix the base with the activator completely. It was streaky when it should have been one color and consistency. So my hair ended up breaking off to a pinch of hair from the nape of my neck to the crown of my hair. This was three months before my wedding day. I couldn't sue the girl because she didn't have a license, but she has styled my hair before. But I never had her put any chemicals on my hair until that day. I had already decided to wear a wig if I had to on my wedding day.
Fortunately, my hair did grow some and I got a friend that took cosmetology and had a license, to do my hair. She put some weave in and my hair was beautiful. But still to this day, I still talk bad about the girl that destroyed my hair three months before my wedding. Today I only go to one stylist to get my hair done.
I learned my lesson: Please don't, don't, and do not let everyone do your hair - only licensed and reputable stylists and salons.