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Length Check at Pressed Roots Salon in Dallas (5 Stars)

I finally broke down and went to the salon. 🤦 I’ll be glad when we move beyond COVID.

I went to Pressed Roots in Dallas. Bree and Niecy were my stylist and shampoooist, respectively. 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ They know Type 4 hair, they are professional, they are clean, they are fast, they are knowledgeable, and they are kind.

Please comment below if you have any questions about my experience there, how I’m doing my hair lately, products and tools I’m loving lately, etc.

As always, thank you for visiting the blog, and many blessings to you and yours! ❤️


2 thoughts on “Length Check at Pressed Roots Salon in Dallas (5 Stars)”

  1. Hi! I’m so glad you posted! I check often to see if you have new posts. Your hair looks great. It is very healthy. Yes to inches. You are also very pretty. I would be so happy if you share your salon experience, how you’re doing your hair currently as well as your products and tools. I’ll also read anything you post 🙂. Your reviews, product and tool recommendations have helped me tremendously. I cannot thank you enough. I’ve been using the Curl Keeper Flexy Brush since last October and it has made a big difference. Are you still using the brush? Or have you found one even better? I saw some reviews of a new brush by Tangle Teezer. It’s called the “Naturally Curly Brush.” I don’t know if it’s all marketing but it seems interesting. One reviewer said the brush smoothed her hair so much it was pretty straight and she wouldn’t use it for a wash and go. That’s quite interesting.

    I’ll be on the lookout for your new posts!

    Thank you!

    P.S. I haven’t had a professional trim since February 2020 (due to the pandemic). I called my hairdresser in June (2021) and asked a lot of questions about how the salon will be handled for safety. I guess I asked too many questions because she told me she would call back — and she never did. I ended up not calling her back because I didn’t want to seem like a bother. I have been self trimming but would like a professional one. I’m just concerned about how things will be handled while I’m there.

    Also, in your last post you mentioned that you bout Ecoslay’s Jello Shot. How do you like the product? I’ve seen a lot of people mention it’s great over Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. The YouTube reviews of Ecoslay alone mainly say the hold is strong! I just started doing wash and goes this summer and have yet to have long lasting hold. I tried wetline and kinky curly curling custard but my hair only looks good for two days. Although I’ve never tried Ecoslay or UFD, I’m would if I can get my wash and go to last a week.


    Okay! This message is way too long! I hope you don’t mind!

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    1. Hi, Tay!!! So glad to “hear” from you. And your comment wasn’t too long at all. I loved reading your update.

      Wow, thank you SO much for the compliments. They really made my day! I know I’ve said it before, but I’m so glad to know that these posts were not a waste of time and were actually beneficial to someone besides myself (LOL!). I am soooo glad you got the brush and that it has helped.

      I’ll answer your questions and comment about your comments (smile):

      I still use the Flexy Brush. It is still the best brush I’ve EVER used on my hair. With it, I can detangle in MINUTES with little damage. I’m still shook every time I use it. It has eliminated the major issue I had with being natural: crazy-long detangling sessions that damaged my ends. I am not exaggerating when I say that that Flexy Brush is THE REASON I found natural hair peace. Otherwise, I just gotta be truthful: I’d be considering in the back of my mind doing something else like texlaxing, a Gina Curl . . . . SOMETHING.

      I tried the Ecoslay Jello Shot. The BENEFITS of it so greatly outweigh my few little issues with it. My issues with it: It needs refrigeration, my hair looks “dusty” (i.e. very unshiny) with it, my husband prefers softer results, it feels a little sticky on my hair until it is 100% dry. The BENEFITS: That gel cements my hair into a very elongated wash and go. My hair will last a week or more. I get ZERO single-strand knots with it. I can reshape, restretch, etc., etc. for a week or more, and the gel just KEEPS performing. It’s like magic on my hair. Once it’s time to shampoo it out, my hair is (still) so elongated and tangle-free that detangling takes NO TIME. I feel that it is the healthiest wash-and-go I could ever achieve, the one I achieve with the Jello Shot. Regarding the cement-level hold: It is possible to apply a leave-in below it and thereby reduce the hold/crunch. And I imagine that spraying some kind of shine spray on top would fix the “dusty” look. However, because I’m trying to get hair that lasts a week or more so that I’m not constantly running a detangling tool through it, the Ecoslay Jello Shot is awesome for my needs. I have loved the way my hair looks with it.

      I think people trialing it should try it first with zero leave-in (just to get a baseline understanding of the gel), then with a light amount of leave-in beneath it, then with a typical amount of leave-in beneath it, etc., until they get results with the amount of hold they like.

      Every Tangle Teezer brush I’ve tried eventually destroyed my ends. I tried that one they came out with recently — the one with the handle — and that was not the business for my hair. I won’t say “never ever” when it comes to that brand, but so far I haven’t been able to avoid mechanical damage with that brand of detanglers.

      That is VERY interesting about it having smoothed someone’s curls out. I have to be really vigilant about that: My curls lose definition with most tools. Even the Flexy Brush reduces my definition sometimes, depending on what’s been going on with my hair lately, other wash day products/techniques that day, etc. I’ve had to stop brushing my gel into my strands. It “undefines” my hair. I’ve learned to rake, shingle, etc.

      So, I probably don’t need that Tangle Teezer. It’s so hit and miss, though: Sometimes just by accident a tool will work perfectly for YOUR hair, you know? You only really know once you give it a try . . . and sometimes try it for some time. I try to donate to keep all the trialing from being a waste.

      I 100% feel you on NOT going to the salon. I’m with you, lady! My next post explains what I was thinking (LOL).

      I’m probably one of the few naturals on the planet who does NOT like Uncle Funky’s Daughters Curly Magic. I invested in it to try the SeeSomeCurls / 30-Day Detox / No Raw Oils/Butters thing, but I was almost crying when I bought it, LOL (spending that money for a gel I’d already unhappily trialed). I have to use a TON of it to get any kind of definition, and it gives me almost no hold. I maaaaaay get 2.5 days out of a Curly Magic wash-and-go. When I top it with Ecoslay Jello Shot, my style lasts longer but my hair feels sticky or tacky or coated.

      I want to like Kinky Curling Custard so badly, but I just don’t get a very long-lasting result with it. And it kind of performs hit or miss on my hair: Sometimes I get shiny, gorgeous, defined results . . . and sometimes I get just okay results. And what’s weird: My hair doesn’t really like the Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in that is supposed to pair so well with the gel. I have both products and am going to try again, given that my technique has been improving. Maybe that will make a difference. Incidentally: Once a hair stylist gave me a wash-and-go with the custard, and it looked like I had somebody else’s hair. Like some shiny 3b/3c hair from somewhere else, LOL. I couldn’t go anywhere without being STOPPED about my hair. I wrote down EVERYTHING she instructed and EVERYTHING she did with that KCC, and I was never ever to replicate her results.


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