Hair Dropping Problems and Thomas & Guys

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Digital Perms are the in thing now. The last time I had a perm was 9 years ago. For the past few months I've been toying with the idea of having a perm. The salons at my housing area had been actively advertising their packages - a perm (digital or rebonding), cut, colour and treatment, all for less than RM300 regardless of hair length.

I've been doing my own research on which perm suits my face best. Initially I was going to go for large ceramic curls, and in preparation I kept my hair really long. After much thinking I decided against it as it may add at least 5 years to my looks and it would take too much of my time to maintain those curls. I then opted for rebonding but not the ones that leave the hair looking flat, apparently some stylists are able to make the hair look naturally straight!

I was about to make an appointment with my stylist to rebond my hair when I realised something terribly wrong with my hair the night before. My hair was dropping. I was losing hair. When I combed through my hair with my fingers, my heart almost stopped beating when I saw the large quantity of hair that remained on my fingers. I have never seen so much hair shed, it was as though my husband conspired with my new, young and youthful maid to finish me off with arsenic.

The next day I made an appointment with Peek-a-boo to have a hair cut. I decided to chop off at least 4 inches and to lay off any plans that involve chemicals on the head. Get a recommendation for a good shampoo that prevents hair loss and get whatever treatment necessary.

I left work early to save myself from balding. But the Friday jam just wouldn't allow me to get to my planned destination, so I detoured to Thomas & Guys in SS2. I walked into an empty salon with no one attending to me. 4 out of 5 people in that salon were busy being entertained by the computer for reasons only God knows. I was led to Joe a very Ah Beng looking stylist. I was starting to worry. I felt like running out of that place as it was so bare and empty with no decent looking stylists around. But I was desperate, so I regained my composure and told Joe exactly what I wanted. I wanted 4 inches off and I wanted the ends to be layered as I wanted my hair to have some body.

He summoned the shampoo boy and it was the worst shampooing that I ever had. I had shampoo splashed across my face and there wasn't any umph in his washing or massaging. Hated it. If he were a student there, I would have failed him immediately.

All in all Joe did a good job despite him looking like a DVD peddler (the kind that kept only the nails on the pinky long). I told him about my hair dropping problem and apparently my hair didn't drop at all when he was cutting or blowing it. Sigh. Just like taking a pregnancy test only to have your menstruation come the next day. Anyway he recommended Schwarzkopf's Bonacure Hairtherapy Deep Cleansing Expert and Smooth Control Conditioner specially for scalp treatment. Both the items costs RM45 each but there was an offer and I got the 2 items for only RM68.

I tried the scalp treatment set yesterday. I did notice that my hair dropped just a little and the smell was awesome, a very refreshing smell. But more importantly, no more hair dropping problems and I am pleased with my cut.

Posted by Mae at 10:21 AM  


May 15, 2007 at 10:49 AM
martin said...

Luckily it solves your hair dropping problems with only Rm68!

  May 15, 2007 at 11:42 AM
anjali said...

ooh, i love schwarkopt (tho i cannot seem to spell them right!)...

my hair stylist swear by it. so do i. :-)

  May 15, 2007 at 11:40 PM
Saryn said...

My friend has a similar experience, her hair just started dropping for no reason. Later, she realised that it was her shampoo and she switched to something else and it stopped!
Sigh~ I miss Peek-A-Boo. That was the only place I go to cut my hair since I was 14! (And I only go to 1 stylist and no one else).

  May 16, 2007 at 8:59 PM
blogreader said...

Jantzen in midvalley has great hair stylist too.
I would highly recommend Ling.

  June 10, 2007 at 9:22 PM
Anonymous said...

I had the same problem earlier this year. My friend sugests that I try a shampoo from kerastase and it did a great job. Since then, I am a great fan of kerastase products..

  June 27, 2007 at 7:21 AM
gwenny said...

um hair droppage could also be due to hormone fluctuations at the time. So unless you notice bald spots, most derms tell you to stop worrying about it. Worrying causes hair loss!!!


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