Originally Posted by Sartorian
I have asian hair. Had huge problems with it--very poofy in a wavy-inflating kind of way. Then I met my incredibly skilled-like-Edwards-Scissorhands Japanese hairdresser. I've been going to her for three years now, dropping $45 per haircut (cheap by NYC standards) and happy every single time I leave. She happens to be a Japanese craftsperson who's NOT a fan of wild and crazy, but rather, focuses on shape, texture and what looks good on me. My advice: find a good Asian 'cutter and stay with them. I'd steer clear of Asian-American, and try for a real 'FOB' kind of joint. Another thing: my hairdresser turned me onto using a dryer. It really has helped. I only use it for a final drying, but it keeps my hair from curling as it's prone to doing when it air dries.
I have to second this. I don't have asian hair, but I've just had my hair cut at a really "fob" place here in Vancouver (Chura hair-salon, they have two locations in Tokyo and two here). The stylists speak fairly bad english, but they're amazing at what they do. I've been getting haircuts at much more expensive places for past three years and have never been this happy.
Originally Posted by Tarmac
wow I could conceive going 2 days without washing but a week? I think it would stink like all hell.
I have to agree. Just because you can't smell it, doesn't mean it doesn't stink. Trust me, it does... you just got used to it, same way you get used to perfume.