Sunday, February 17, 2008

My recent visit to the Dominican Salon

Several years ago I had never heard of a Dominican Salon. In fact, several years ago I had sworn off salons altogher. I was basically frustrated with the quality of my hair after spending 4-5 hours in a salon under the mercy of a stylist who did not give a hoot about the health of my hair. I heard so many great testimonials from the salon that I decided to venture. Since then, I have never looked back. Don't get me wrong, there are some pros and cons involved.

Silky bouncy hair
You can extend your relaxer longer
You actually see other black women there with long hair
Some of the stylists there are actually concerned with the health of your hair.
Usually takes less time than going to a regular African-American salon.


Round brush and heat combined
Hair so straight that it may appear lifeless.
Visiting the salon to often may lead to thining hair.

My hair is super thick and prone to breakage. Everytime I go to the salon I end up losing a lot of hair. I take it as a tradeoff because after I am done, my hair is fabulous for the next two weeks. The good news is that I know my limits, I only visit my Dominican sisters every two and a half months or so. Otherwise, my hair would hate me. Plus, to be completely honest, I actually prefer big hair to the super-straight flat hair I have when I've gotten my hair done. I usually come straight home and put in rollers for additional body. Overall, I am happy with my visit but I will not be back in for a while. I plan on going back to a rigid hair routine in preparation for the warmer months when my hair growth accelerates. My goal is to strengthen the hair so it retains more of the length that will I receive in the summer. That way, I will reach my goal of mid-back hair (once again) by the middle of the year.
  1. I'm really enjoying reading your blog. Thanks so much for reading mine. Hugs, Dominicam Enigma :-)