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Post by Mimimay »

Most Egyptian women I know don't care :lol: :lol: only joking :oops:

Your'e right though JOJO some women do want a good hairdresser (especially christian women with no hijab to worry about)
And so many ex pats now of course and they don't want a birds nest :lol:


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Post by HEPZIBAH »

JOJO wrote:That could be your vocation then Mimi-get out there and open up a good hairdressing salon and get a couple of girls trained up properly!
Most Egyptian womens hair i noticed out there was in dreadful condition :?
[face=Comic Sans MS]And JOJO could visit every now and then and run Colour Sylist seminars and training days. :)

If all Egyptian women treat their hair as badly as the Hairdressers do it's not surprising it's in such bad condition. :roll: I found I didn't need to use the conditioner I'd taken with me (bought at the airport in supposed desperation!) as the water was so soft my skin and hair felt wonderful.[/face]
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Oh Goddess, I know what you mean - it takes nerves of steel!! :lol:

I remember shortly after my daughter was born I needed to get my hair cut. My husband asked one of his friends to recommend somewhere and arranged an appointment for me. He stayed at home with baby and off I went, looking forward to my time out.

Well, first off I was a bit unnerved to find the place full of men. Then the guy who was cutting my hair couldn't stop his hands from shaking. He cut my hair into a wonky bob then kept cutting more off one side, then the other, to straighten it up....someone came in and they had a conversation together and I heard him saying in a whisper "but I've never cut a woman's hair before" in Arabic :lol: I was so relieved to leave that place - even with my short back & sides :x

So my first ever experience at an Egyptian hairdresser was at a bloody barbers' shop :roll: :lol:
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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Funnily enough Hepzi when i have been in Luxor my hair as been fab and so easy to manage-The water is great for your hair :)
If it wasn't for my children being so young i would seriously consider opening up shop out there! The teenagers in the UK are not willing to graft anymore-we have given up at the salon with trainees now,we haven't had one for 2 years.
I reckon a good hairdresser could get a young Egyptian girl trained up to a decent standard with-in a year-i imagine they would be more willing to learn :)
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:lol::lol:
Aww bless!!! At least you had an appointment Countessa! Bet all the other men had just walked in and hoped for the best!

I just like to know someone is on my side when I go to the hairdressers (and also I hate making polite conversation in Arabic!)
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Aaahh countessa :lol:

I am tired of telling my sisters inlaw NOT to put vaseline on their hair but do they listen?
I used to blow dry my nieces hair straight when she was about 12 years old and it looked really nice. (nackered me JOJO really thick, long, curly hair,nice job when it's hot :mrgreen: ) then she started with the vaseline so I just did'nt bother anymore :x
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countessa wrote:Has anyone ever tried having their make up done the 'Egyptian way'???

Every time I visit the hairdresser I could sit for hours and watch as brides-to-be have their make up done - they always look so beautiful. Anyway, my brother-in-law had his engagement party at the weekend and my sil booked a beautician to come to the house to do her make up and asked if I'd like to have mine done too. "Why not" I thought and sat down in preparation to be made beautiful.

My only worry was when the woman used kohl to outline my lips :? , but hey ho I told myself, she's the professional.

When she finished I went to look at myself in the mirror and almost screamed in fright!!! I looked like a cross between a prostitute and a drag queen :oops: :lol: I wanted to wash the whole lot off but my husband was yelling for me on the stairs - thankfully I managed to get the kohl off my lips though!!

[face=Comic Sans MS]Just thought I'd get this thread right back on topic. ;) As it's a popular thread tonight I thought I might be a good time to remind Countessa that we are all still waiting to see the make up photos. :) :) [/face]
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JOJO wrote: i imagine they would be more willing to learn :)
Thing is JOJO they might. for a while. :mrgreen:
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Vaseline!!! Good grief :lol: They might as well just get a match and set fire to their heads....Vaseline+heat-wow :o
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Ohh nooooo Hepzi!!! Well actually it's coming up to Halloween and the photos are so scary it'd probably be more appropriate to wait till then Image
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JOJO wrote:Vaseline!!! Good grief :lol: They might as well just get a match and set fire to their heads....Vaseline+heat-wow :o
Vaseline and dust is another nice combination
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Eeeek!!! I've never seen the vaseline pot come out for hair before!!! :?
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I thought they all did it :) I know a lot of people do
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What exactly do they think vaseline does for the hair ? :?
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They think it conditions it and makes it shine :) it won't wash out easily of course, you'd have to put shampoo on first then warm water and it would still stick like hell.

I've told them till I'm blue in the face but they never listen so now I turn a blind eye to lots of things 8)
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Trixx wrote:What exactly do they think vaseline does for the hair ? :?
I suppose because it's greasy it is stopping it from frizzing out and then would probably think it was oiling the hair :?
It's like all of these top of the range expensive conditioners-it's all a con-it's psychological!.They all have silicon in them and all it does is coats the hair with a film thus making you think it as repaired and conditioned the hair-it's all cosmetic,they don't penetrate the hair they just coat it.
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Yes, but split ends look better with their 'coats' on don't they? :lol:

Seriously, what do you recommend for dry ends then Jojo?

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Chopping them off :) :lol:
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:hf: Of course, I should have known better than to expect a
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