You  probably clicked on this thinking,

what does responsibility for actions have to do with hair.  I know it sounds like a weird title but many people need to consider this:  your hair is an important part of your make up.  People form opinions about you almost immediately from the your crown of your head down to your feet.  Imagine if they feel that you have somehow neglected yourself?  Some will not consider you for a mate if you have short hair or unkempt hair or no hair.  Not taking responsibility for actions usually ends with a client having to either do a major chop or finding ways to hide missing hair.

When a client asks advice

on losing hair or changing a style etc., I will consult with them for a best outcome.  If the problem is, for example, short, thinning hair, and I suggest they improve their eating habits, I expect they will do it.  Many do take the advice and make adjustments in their lifestyle to incorporate healthy regiments.  Many will take no responsibility for actions and expect me to recommend a product that will do a quick fix or take advice from others.   I see this also when they often do tight braids, weaves or glue on wigs.  Usually, there is no quick fix.  There is going to be a period of pain before the change is visible.

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For the majority of the times I talk with clients about hair, their eating habits are to blame for the problem.  They expect to eat all kinds of junk food regularly and the hair should look as smooth and silky as when they were teenagers.   Well, if you have not made a determined effort to have vegetables on a weekly basis, no amount of product will bring the hair back.  It is what we put in our bodies that shows in our hair, skin and nails.  Some say “ok mom” and give me the eye roll, but they change their lifestyle and get excellent results.

Taking responsibility for actions when it comes to haircare is something every person needs to do.  If you do this, you will have hair to carry you through life.  Of course there will be instances where genetics or medical issues will cause an imbalance, but for the most part we can tip the scales in our favour.


By Paula Barker,

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