Laughter as brain injury medicine … what did I ask for?

28 Nov

So many times those with brain injury use the wrong words, but was this really miscommunication or just a mistake?A 39 year old goes to an excellent beauty school.  She knows the students are learning and under an instructor’s supervision.  We all become complacent when we do not have problems at your favorite place and what happens when one feels the wrong things were done?

someone got her hair did

A few highlights is all she asked for, but walked away with total dark hair color and highlights that were barely visible.  Highlights may have understandably been diminished simply because the thickness of hair. When she asked why the bill was so high the reply was: “You asked for color and highlights.”  Okay, but walked away disappointed understanding that it’s just a beauty school. She was in disbelief and didn’t know what to do.

Then, the instructor informed her that the color was to cover the gray, and applied subtle highlights that added dimension as she approved.  That comment about the gray was unbelievable. Well, it could be agreeable with nearly everything except she doesn’t have any gray hair yet, not even a strand! … they must have been seeing what no one else can see!  Only your hairdresser will known!

There’s no harm in admitting mistakes!  We all make them. The coloring was corrected the following week, but we are is still trying to figure out where the gray hair came in at.  All she can think is the women around all had gray hair so it must have been a fixation of the day!  A daily special? Maybe it was Senior’s Special day! Did they confuse her mother with her? Again, only her hairdresser will know!

Someday the gray and thinning of hair will come, but it’s not here yet! She’s not in a hurry to age, and who is? Do you have a hair experience to share?

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7 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … what did I ask for?

  1. Tanveer Rauf

    November 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Edie the brave lady, my hats off to you for being so caring to yourself and now to others:)
    can you please send me your email id. i want to discuss a boy about his problems. my email id is,
    thanks and keep up the good work

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    November 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    oh boy that’s a hotspot with me…lol I’m a hairstylist, with bad hair. my hair is so thin,that not many can work with it. i usually cut my own becasue when i come out of a salon, they have usually gone nuts with my thin hair and it ends up being a bad cut, then it takes me a year or more to grow it out/back.
    i also have a terrible fear of going to get my hair done…which is a whole other story.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      November 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Do you have a co-worker that does your hair or do you prefer going elsewhere? I’ve had poor outcomes but again putting life into perspective for all of us “it’s only hair” and it does grow back in! The few times I’ve been slightly disappointed I had no energy to return, so I simply went about life … it gave everyone something to talk about! It was the obvious, and since I didn’t like it I’m sure others didn’t! Overall, it’s a fixable problem and a relatively easy solution! Wouldn’t it be nice if everything was that simple?

      • buckwheatsrisk

        November 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        I do my own now. I don’t usually complain but the last haircut was so bad that I had too. The stylist was also really unprofessional and miserable. It reflected in my haircut. I went in to have the ends trimmed and came out with really short layers i didn’t ask for. I’m still growing those layers out over a year later. I’ve mostly always done my own, my last haircut in a salon took me weeks to build up the courage to go. I have a phobia as well.
        I’m glad yours was an easy fix. It would be nice if everything was simple!

      • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

        November 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

        There’s a big difference when your hair is cut short and nothing you asked for! Life is often difficult and the least one would like is to enjoy a simple freshening up! It’s sad that if anyone is having a horrible day in their personal life and go to work that should NEVERi be reflected in work outcomes! They should do everyone a favor and stay home for a day. Imagine how many people would be saved additional heartache or even spare lives!

      • buckwheatsrisk

        November 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        that’s so true! i think that last cut was one of the worst experiences i’ve ever had. she was bitter and miserable about everything and i got the whole story, whilst trying to battle my own panic of being there in the first place. infact i didn’t realize until i got home that she had masacured my hair.


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