I had an appointment with the Hair Police today here in SF. I had heard some positive feedback said about them and really needed the maintenance. When I went to their site, I saw that they start their dreads with dread perms, which definitely skeezed me out a bit. I decided to have them work on my hair because they had come recommended by good people, so I put down the deposit and marked the date.
I read a post once from someone who got their hair flipped and didn't know
what was happening (maybe you all remember), and I was like "how the fuck
could you not know?" Well, now I do. The woman who did my hair just
wrapped the roots super tight with nylon string... that's it. First of
all, I never wanted to "band" my fucking dreads (they're mature), and
second of all, I was hoping she was somehow crocheting my loose ends into
the dreads, and third of all, I fucking could have done this myself for
I wrote to Lish in a mad panic asking her if this is how maintenance is done because I have never had it done before. She informed me that this isn't good maintenance, and now I am left to take out all of these super tight knots from my dreads. I look freaking ridiculous. Really, can you imagine? I have thick , mature dreads pulled tight at the roots so I look like I have tied hair to my head. I am super bummed that I look like a weird doll's head, and pissed off that I put money towards this. I have already removed many bands, but there are dozens more to go. I asked the woman who did this to me when I should take out the bands. She said in a few months she will, and then put new bands in! Seriously!?!
I don't know about you all, but I cannot tell a hair professional that I don't like what they have done to my head, never could. I smiled, tipped her, and then freaked out at my apartment. I had to wear a hat on my date, a first date! I look really, really stupid. Why would mature dreads need to be banded at the roots? It is just lazy.
I'm gonna do now what I always do, and go to sleep soon in hopes that things will be better in the morning. Please be aware that the Hair Police did me a disservice to me, I have no idea if they do right by other people's heads. I hate to put people on blast like this, but this is unacceptable and I wish I had the balls to say so to their face. I mean no disrespect to the woman who did my hair, she is really nice, but this was not okay.