DvaAuNaturel (Tonetta) asks:

On a recent visit to a stylist to get my hair shaped up, I questioned the type of shampoo she was planning to use to wash my hair. I told her I had brought along my own shampoo and conditioner (my beloved Yes to Cucumbers). She wasn’t interested in using my products and proceeded to tell me the brand she was going to use and what some of the ingredients were. My concern was about the use of sulfate laden products, which I do not use on my hair. I really did not know how to handle the situation and I occasionally feel at the mercy of or helpless in a stylist’s care, particularly as a natural. What is the best approach to communicating your hair needs or wishes to your stylist?

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