Would you get a hair relaxer to help someone else out? I know the question may sound weird and have a few of you scratching your heads, but Lisa Akbari, the “Hair Doctor” actually did it! She is a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician and certified Trichologist with over 30 years experience in the hair care industry helping men, women, and children with hair and scalp problems. Her patients and followers have been asking her about transitioning to natural hair and she felt that she could do a better job addressing the questions by starting fresh and getting a relaxer… then starting the process of transitioning before our eyes on YouTube.
Most responses online, mostly from the hair forums and YouTube, suggest that she is being silly and just doing it as a gimmick to sell her hair products. Personally, I think it’s a great business move and I support her. It’s just hair! If she wants to shave it off, relax, or go natural, I could care less. I plan on sticking by my computer for updates and hopefully tips that will help me with my own transition. Check out the Before and After videos below and let me know what you think.
After the Hair Relaxer: