Saturday, November 17, 2012

Realistic Haircare Recommendations

I was reading an article at Plus-Size-Tall the other day, and they were doing an interview with a stylist who runs a Plus-size salon in London.  It's a really neat idea.  I love the idea of a salon catering to us big girls.  Bigger chairs, no judgement, sounds great.

In the article, Bashar Brown gives recommendations for hair styles for each type of face, as well as home remedies to try for your hair.

One of this recommendations was:
"When washing your hair always make sure you leave the hair conditioner on for a good hour and brush the hair through whilst the conditioner is still on, that will penetrate and strengthen the hair and will prevent it from being knotted. Do this 2-3 times a week."

Sounds like a great idea, right?  But is this realistic? 

I'm not sure about most of you, but I barely have enough time to wash my hair, let alone poof dry it like the stylists do.  Then you want me to walk around with conditioner in my hair for an hour?  I have a hard enough time with the conditioners that say to leave in for 5 minutes.

Part of the problem is that in order to have good, beautiful hair, you need to invest in it.  Invest in time, energy, and money.  For most of us, all three are in short supply.  If I was Kim Kardashian and nothing better to do all day than to talk about my feet looking funny or picking out an outfit to wear to go clubbing that night, I may have the extra hour three times a week to do this.

The big thing is these are pie in the sky recommendations we get from stylists in the magazines.  They're not real world recommendations.

I did however appreciate the home remedies he gave.  Something that won't cost me a fortune.  And recommending that we should use the grocery store intensive shampoos because they're cheaper.  FINALLY a stylist says we can use the cheap stuff, as opposed to the expensive salon shampoos.

What beauty tips have you seen that you think are totally unrealistic?

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