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Don't Go Shopping for Hair Care Products Without Me Paperback – November, 1999
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Now, after researching and realizing- I'm being had for my money. I have stop many things. Of course, I'm not able to highlight on my own, but I have stop adding on the extra's, and not doing the full highlights everytime I go.I now exchange everyother highlight with a full then partial.I have learned to cut back on products that I do not need. I'm also staying away from expensive products, and my hair looks better than it ever has, if not at least the same. I'm actually getting more compliments, because of the shine I now add on my own. And it lasts a lot longer !
BTW, I also went to my physician, and ask about my hair being - so unhealthy and all of this breakage I was told I had, my doctor looked at my hair- and laughed- she said I was a victim of a sale person in the salon,there's nothing wrong with my hair- and said it was beautiful !
I know hairdresser's are great at what they do- but after reading this book, I am now more aware of the little games, or scams they play in order to make more money of off me. I won't fall for it anymore. I will stay with the same girl, even though she is so frustrated with me for not buying anything, and the fact that I no longer do the treatments- she keeps trying to work me though. Her lastest on me is how dull she thinks my hair has because ??? I wish I could post a picture of my hair on here- and let you be the judge !
Then I found Paula's books, and I read them cover to cover. What a revelation it was to me! Paula totally demystified what was inside those bottles. She explained how advertising can lie to you, and the only truthful place on a product is its ingredient list. She broke down what products are composed of, explained what they really can and can't do. Her advice is down to earth. She does not believe in paying large amounts of money for products that may do exactly the same thing (and have nearly identical ingredients) as a good, less expensive brand, where the only real difference is in the marketing and the label. Though she doesn't review as many products marketed towards African American hair as I'd like, the information she has compiled in her books has been invaluable.
Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me has been an inspiration to me in what I do now.
I like this book the most because she also covers coloring of hair, a variety of other treatments, styling aides, and where your money will get the best bang for the buck. For example, did you know that letting your hair air dry is the best of all for your hair, as it causes no damange?
I like that she covers that there aren't often major differences in drugstore shampoos and what you buy at the salons.
This book is packed with information, information that will help you make better choices. I can honestly say I have saved money since the purchase of this book and rethought a couple of items in the realm of hair care that will also help me save money, and not see a bit of a difference in the health of my hair. While the book may be a little bit out of date in 2008 it is still worthwhile in picking up.