FAQ

What does Khamit Kinks mean?

The word Khamit is the original name for the land now called Egypt, renamed by the Greeks. The root km.t means black. The land was very fertile; and, therefore black in color. The word kinks describes the tightly coiled hair texture of most people of African descent. For more information, read:  Studies in Ancient Egyptian Religion & Philosophy.

Can you provide a list of other hair salons in the United States?

Treasured Locks has provided a link on their site with various salons around the country. Please click on the link below to access this list: http://salons.treasuredlocks.com/natural-black-hair-care-salons.php

If my hair is permed how do I transition into natural hair without cutting off all of my hair?

When growing out your perm, it is not recommended to groom two distinct textures daily. This will cause breakage. When you decide to let your perm grow out, the best solution is to wear your hair in a style that doesn’t require daily grooming. You can achieve this by either getting a braided style or loose styles that don’t require daily combing, brushing, or blow drying, such as a Straw Set.

Every four weeks, as the new growth gets longer, approximately one inch of the permed ends can be cut until all the hair is virgin or natural.

I am trying to grow my hair out natural, how long does it take to grow out a perm? Also, what type of hair products should I use during this process so that my hair does not look so dry?

Each person’s hair grows at a different rate. It may take a year for one person to have 5 inches of new growth and another person could have 5 inches of new growth within six months.

Generally-speaking, it only takes a few weeks for the scalp to start producing new growth. Therefore, within a four week period there could be a quarter of an inch to a full inch of new growth. The question to ask yourself is: how long do you want your new growth to be before you feel comfortable with cutting off your permed hair?

We often suggests wearing braids or twists as your new growth comes in.

How can I loc my hair if most of my hair is permed?

Locs are best formed with naturally kinky hair because of the cylinder shape formation. The two options are: either cut the permed hair or wait until you grow out the permed hair. For further information on locs, please refer to our loc and loc extensions page.

Can I get Two Strand Twists with my own hair if it is permed?

The Two Strand Twists style without extensions is not recommended for permed hair. Many clients don’t realize that the difference in textures between permed hair and natural hair makes for a very big difference in the outcome of the Two Strand Twists. With permed hair the Two Strand Twists hair does not stay twisted and the formation is flat and stringy looking unless extensions are added. Generally when a client with permed hair insists on getting Two Strand Twists without extensions, they are not pleased with the results.

Can I get braids if I just recently permed my hair?

In most cases permed hair will not be able to maintain a braided or twisted style without the support of extension hair. The hair tends to unravel.

Can I shampoo my weave?

It depends on the quality of the human hair used to style. Typically human hair that is mass produced, such as hair from Korea, does not do well with water. When using Korean human hair, we recommended a dry shampoo to clean your scalp. A dry shampoo consists of cleansing the scalp with a damp cloth for several rounds using various cleansing agents.

Please give me a dollar amount or percentage of how much to tip my Stylist.

Tipping is a personal choice; however, most choose to tip based on the same percentage point as when dining i.e. 16% for good service and 20% for excellent service. For short services and/or shampoos, many clients offer between $5 and $10. For longer services such as single braiding, weaves, and loc extensions $30-$50 is the average tip amount.

I am a Natural Hair Care Stylist. Should I get a Cosmetology license?

Our professional recommendation is: YES! obtain a cosmetology license. This will give you the knowledge to service an array of clients who may not have natural hair yet but who are interested in making that change. In addition to learning how to process hair chemically, you’ll also be taught color theory and application, the foundations of styling hair, along with Trichology–the science of hair and much more.

In addition, you will have many clients who wish to color their hair. Coloring is a chemical procedure and each state requires a Stylist to be licensed when coloring hair in a professional setting. In the long run, the education and the license will more than pay for itself.