oh i know you are 100% right the thing is
when you tell some of them how bad say wax or crochet or interlocking is they call you crazy and refuse to listen or even concider the facts
like on youtube skillteacher pushes crochet ..to hundreds of thousandsa and even tho his wifes dreads fell off in his hand if u dar say crochets bad he blocks you instead of listenung
then theres the shaggy weirdo that interlocks and makes ppl go bald yet you try to teach em diferently they go on the attack
now many stylists do undrerstand the try]=uth and u gotta respect them
but then therers others that say they know crochet or wax or whatever is harmful but they do it anyway cause thats what the customers want..but dio thety try to educate the customers? do they try to talk them out of it? or do they just take the money and run
hell ive even had some salons lie about the techniques they use like weirdsistas they orif=ginaly told ne they hated crochet cause it was too destructive and they instead used their own secret weaving technique.. a month later i find out they do crochet andthats all they do
oh we even had a guy who is 1 of the ppl that teach the teachers that teach you to use wax he joined here and we made a discusion called teach a teacher about dread wax or something but he refused to listen at all and went on and on with some nonsence about wax causing "hair memory" that made the hair remember how to stay togetbher in dreads..none of which n]\made sense
then there was the great debate with jonny clean..lol where he admitted that wax prevented the formation of any new knots after day 1
then defined maturity by how hard the wax inside got..
i guess im rambling but the pint is we love and respect hairdressers that are wulling to learn!
hell panterra id say has an honourary phd in hairology and we all respect the hell outra her
more often then not the salons and locticians and hairdressers we come in contact with are the types tbhat refus to learn or ven concider logical truths or even discuss the issues without blowing up into nonsence arguments
As a hairstylist I did not know that we were disliked by so many. I started my dreads with twist and rip, I used no products at all. Before I started my dreads I did quite a bit of research. I've been in the industry for 6 years now, and still felt I wanted to be completely educated on dreads and all of the processes. I will tell you all that in school we are taught to use wax, and told that shampooing will damage the dreads. I now know differently, as do the other stylists in my salon (thanks to me educating them). So really, a person shouldn't blame a stylist for being poorly educated. We all think we are receiving top notch education when we pay thousands of dollars for it. We can however blame the stylist for not FURTHERING that education once entering the industry as a professional. I do wish, however, that I wouldn't get a bad rap just by being a hairstylist, like some of my peers do. It kind of falls into a stereotype situation, the same as people thinking dreads are a dirty disgraceful thing to want or have. I really hope I've made sense in trying to explain myself, and that this doesn't come across as mean. I'm really just trying to shed some light as to why some stylist think they should do things the way they were taught.
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