BAH African Hair Braiding II

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Wow. Where do I begin?! Well, I just moved to Alabama recently and was interested in getting Tree Braids. Since I live in a town that is extremely rural and not much is around here, I figured I'd have no luck finding braiders or Black hair salons for that matter. So, I just did a Google search and looked for 'hair braiders' in the Alabaster, Calera, & Pelham areas since those cities are the closest to me.

BAH African Hair Braiding popped up for Alabaster and I was stoked that it was so close to me! I called them up on Wednesday, came in the next day to schedule an appointment and went from there. I was happy that she(Bah) could do tree braids, since I had been researching them for months now and saw many photos of tree braids and really liked how they looked...mainly because they do not even look like braids...no one could even tell---supposedly!

So, I made my appt. for that Saturday, 11/13 @9am. I was excited. Bah started promptly at 9am, although I was initially told by her that another girl would be doing them, but she wasn't there. Whatever. It didn't matter to me as long as whoever did them knew what they were doing. I had always been told that the Africans were the best hair braiders. What a joke I have now come to realize that is! It's all hype! They'll take your MONEY that's for sure!

I was under the impression, from what I've read on tree braids, that it only took 3 to 4 hours to have them done. Well, it took her 6 hours! I chose my hair and it was nice hair and colors(I chose 2 colors to mix), but it pretty much ends there. My neck became stiff from it leaning over for so long and my head got numb! When she FINALLY finished, she sprayed some mentholated smelling stuff[probably Sea Breeze] on the braids...um AND straight into my eye! OMG! My eye was on fire!

I excused myself to the restroom for like 10 minutes and had my face in the sink drenching my eye with cold water! Did she once come to check on me or even apologize??!! Hell no! I told her that that stuff burned my eye like crazy and she was like, "Oh, did it get in your eye? I thought it got on your shirt." Really?? I just let that slide. I wanted my braids trimmed--well, the hair, b/c tree braids are supposed to be invisible braids with only the loose hair showing--Bah hesitated to cut the hair, saying that they only braid and do not cut. WTF! For $180 they could atleast respect a client's requests!

She went ahead and trimmed them a little, but still not to my liking. The hair was so bulky. No style at all. I chose they wavy hair. As for them being "invisible"...oh please! I have visible cornrows showing right in the front of my head, exactly where I did NOT want or need for them to be showing! I think what's even worse is the fact that they're tight as all get out! You can see the skin on my forehead pulling! It itches and there are tiny bumps forming on the back of my neck, where the braids there are super tight too!

I can barely move my head. Bah did not even bother to explain how to care for the hair, etc. I asked all the questions. She told me not to wet them and they would last for 6 weeks. Um, I read that Tree Braids can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months! My mom was like, $170 for only 6 weeks!? I paid $170 b/c the card she gave me that I brought in said you could get $10 off your service...whoop-dee-doo! Needless to say, I am VERY UNHAPPY! I want to take these braids out but, I spent soooo much money on them! Never again will I get braids nor would I recommend this place!

I gave them 2 Stars for the simple fact that Bah was a pretty nice lady, but that's about it. The service sucked and my hair sucks! I found a really cool woman at the salon in Wal-Mart in Calera today(Sunday), who thinned out and cut the hair for me. Even she said that tree braids are NOT supposed to look the way mine do! She saw things wrong with the hair right off the bat! And she agreed that I paid too much for them!

I'm so glad that I met Gwen at Wally World, she will be my new hair stylist from now on! She even said that she can take the braids out for me when I decide to have that done, which may have to be soon since Gwen said that the braids are so tight that the [real]hair on my edges could come out! I refuse to go back to Bah's and pay MORE MONEY to have them remove the braids! *sigh* The things we Black women go through all because of our hair! It makes me so sad!!!! : ( I threw my money away! I definitely learned from this experience/mistake!

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Wow. Where do I begin?! Well, I just moved to Alabama recently and was interested in getting Tree Braids. Since I live in a town that is extremely rural and not much is around here, I figured I'd have no luck finding braiders or Black hair salons for that matter. So, I just did a Google search and looked for 'hair braiders' in the Alabaster, Calera, & Pelham areas since those cities are the closest to me.

BAH African Hair Braiding popped up for Alabaster and I was stoked that it was so close to me! I called them up on Wednesday, came in the next day to schedule an appointment and went from there. I was happy that she(Bah) could do tree braids, since I had been researching them for months now and saw many photos of tree braids and really liked how they looked...mainly because they do not even look like braids...no one could even tell---supposedly!

So, I made my appt. for that Saturday, 11/13 @9am. I was excited. Bah started promptly at 9am, although I was initially told by her that another girl would be doing them, but she wasn't there. Whatever. It didn't matter to me as long as whoever did them knew what they were doing. I had always been told that the Africans were the best hair braiders. What a joke I have now come to realize that is! It's all hype! They'll take your MONEY that's for sure!

I was under the impression, from what I've read on tree braids, that it only took 3 to 4 hours to have them done. Well, it took her 6 hours! I chose my hair and it was nice hair and colors(I chose 2 colors to mix), but it pretty much ends there. My neck became stiff from it leaning over for so long and my head got numb! When she FINALLY finished, she sprayed some mentholated smelling stuff[probably Sea Breeze] on the braids...um AND straight into my eye! OMG! My eye was on fire!

I excused myself to the restroom for like 10 minutes and had my face in the sink drenching my eye with cold water! Did she once come to check on me or even apologize??!! Hell no! I told her that that stuff burned my eye like crazy and she was like, "Oh, did it get in your eye? I thought it got on your shirt." Really?? I just let that slide. I wanted my braids trimmed--well, the hair, b/c tree braids are supposed to be invisible braids with only the loose hair showing--Bah hesitated to cut the hair, saying that they only braid and do not cut. WTF! For $180 they could atleast respect a client's requests!

She went ahead and trimmed them a little, but still not to my liking. The hair was so bulky. No style at all. I chose they wavy hair. As for them being "invisible"...oh please! I have visible cornrows showing right in the front of my head, exactly where I did NOT want or need for them to be showing! I think what's even worse is the fact that they're tight as all get out! You can see the skin on my forehead pulling! It itches and there are tiny bumps forming on the back of my neck, where the braids there are super tight too!

I can barely move my head. Bah did not even bother to explain how to care for the hair, etc. I asked all the questions. She told me not to wet them and they would last for 6 weeks. Um, I read that Tree Braids can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months! My mom was like, $170 for only 6 weeks!? I paid $170 b/c the card she gave me that I brought in said you could get $10 off your service...whoop-dee-doo! Needless to say, I am VERY UNHAPPY! I want to take these braids out but, I spent soooo much money on them! Never again will I get braids nor would I recommend this place!

I gave them 2 Stars for the simple fact that Bah was a pretty nice lady, but that's about it. The service sucked and my hair sucks! I found a really cool woman at the salon in Wal-Mart in Calera today(Sunday), who thinned out and cut the hair for me. Even she said that tree braids are NOT supposed to look the way mine do! She saw things wrong with the hair right off the bat! And she agreed that I paid too much for them!

I'm so glad that I met Gwen at Wally World, she will be my new hair stylist from now on! She even said that she can take the braids out for me when I decide to have that done, which may have to be soon since Gwen said that the braids are so tight that the [real]hair on my edges could come out! I refuse to go back to Bah's and pay MORE MONEY to have them remove the braids! *sigh* The things we Black women go through all because of our hair! It makes me so sad!!!! : ( I threw my money away! I definitely learned from this experience/mistake!

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