I went to the post office today, and decided to stop off at a little tiny hair salon in Mikocheni to get my hair washed and blow-dried [so sorry no pix!]. My scalp is ferocious and I have noticed getting it washed by a professional is the only way to keep it in check. At first, the birds in the salon seemed a bit too relaxed, but this laissez-faire thing is the Tanzanian way, I am learning.
Now, I have realised I have two reasons to go to the hair salon each week:
1. Getting my hair washed: This girl did a great job of scalp massage while washing, which is a very difficult art to perfect. I love getting my hair washed at the salon where the person incorporates scalp massage. This is great. The only down thing was the water was cold, though I suspect this was due to the power outage that affected the whole area.
2. The price: After she blow-dried my hair, she coiffed it into a circular retro Martha & the Vandellas Afro that looked really lovely. I also got my eyebrows waxed, all for 6,000 Tanzanian shillings which is basically £2.50! Talk about stepping into the bargain basement!
Because of the intense heat in Tanzania, my scalp is in overdrive at the moment so I think I will be going to see this woman often to get my hair washed.
LOVE SALON HAIR WASHES!