Debora’s biggest piece of advice is to detangle your hair before your appointment, especially if you’ve taken braids out yourself or if you have tangling at the roots. ‘Shampooing without detangling may locs your hair’ explains Debora. Not to mention if you arrive for your appointment and your hair needs to be detangled this can take anywhere up to 40 minutes or more. Your salon is going to be busy and if your hairdresser doesn’t have the time to do this, your appointment might not be able to go ahead. ‘To detangle your hair at home gently use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb’ advises Debora.
Afro hair – getting ready for your first appointment after lockdown
If you’re anything like us you’re counting down the days until salons can reopen. It’s been a long time since we sat in the salon chair and when we say our hair is crying out for some TLC, we mean it. We spoke to afro Hairdresser extraordinaire, Debora at La Aibamania to find out what we can do in preparation for our first appointment back in the salon. Here are her top three tips: