From: Nicolle (188.8.131.52)
In Reply to: haircolor posted by concerned colorist on February 24, 2007 at 6:34 am:
My hairdresser gave me professional products to cut gold and hair sprays for only occasional use (I mean I use hairspray like once a year) in the 80s and the owner of the salon gave me the products to use and that person was Matrix distributor (not owned by L'Oreal at that time). He was educated at Pivot Point and owned his own salon in Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL). I was a valued client and he regularly did my hair. He could trust that I wasn't going to go home and fry out my hair on my own. the problem is when hairdressers get out of control and then we end up going to Target to get our own products because we've had enough. There has to be a trust balance.
But Leslie Correa (professional on this site) also sells professional products on his site for home use and he is owns several salons.
There are some professional only products that can reasonably used at home like treatments for the hair etc.
We're all not raving idiots and there are a lot of licensed cosmetologists that I know that seem to know less about products than I do. When your life is in one salon, owned by someone else, and only exposed to limited training and products, you kind of get tunnel vision, and lose sight of the choices that are out there and the actual proper use of the products.
This is the same with physicians, and any other professionals. People blindly trust people whose best interests are to make a profit. Sometimes educated consumers should be given a little credit to purchase and use products they are capable of being trained on at home. The professionals should mostly be trusted for cuts, colors, and chemical treatments. Conditioning treatments and other such treatments can be done at home.