This weekend included, amongst other adventures, a haircut. I’ve hadn’t yet established myself at a barber shop in Connecticut but with my hair length approaching Justin Beiber levels, I figured the time was overdue.
I decided to center my search within West Hartford. For those of you only partially familiar with the banausic townships of the nutmeg state, don’t be fooled by the norm. West Hartford stands tall as one of the hippest places in this state. It has fun shops, higher density youth population, and restaurants aplenty… also, three barber shops within walking proximity.
My end decision was a men-only salon open seven days a week. While my original haircut impression is positive, the final decision is still pending.
All this leads me to today’s point of contention: Showers after haircuts.
Whenever a haircut concludes the hair stylist asks me if I’d like product. I always vote no because the first thing I need to do post haircut is shower. Need. Hair clippings always seem to find their way through the client robe. That they ask this question though makes me curious, do some people not shower immediately after a haircut?
Some of my female friends pointed out that long hair trimming is a little different because the hair is cut below the neckline, which, in my opinion, is the worst offender in post-cut irritation. Additionally, some establishments will wash your hair at cut conclusion which presumably reduces the degree of discomfort. Still, nothing cleans like a shower cleans.
After a cut do you need a prompt rinse, or are you primed and ready for action?