Believe me or not but you can’t understand if you have never got a hair wash and head massage after a hectic day at work or stressful moments throughout the day.
I walked straight to the men’s saloon one evening for a haircut, which I got shortly after entering. The entire process is easy and a bit quick with the hair wash to complete it.
Two girls wait by to take care of the customers that come to this saloon. I was led to the washing room where clean towels, water heater, combs and all necessary materials were perfectly put in place.
Believe me or not, this hair wash is relaxing! Water is heated to your choice and hands sooth your head with a relaxing massage throughout the process. Shampoo is applied thrice and I was almost asleep when the attendant told me we are done with the washing.
Similarly, some saloons do not wash hair but use towels damp with hot water. To keep them clean and warm, they are kept in the towel warmers.
A towel warmer found at one of the saloons in Kigali city
The importance of towel warmer machine is to keep the towels warm in addition to killing bacteria and germs.
With the towels two to three towels are used to rub your head until no hair comes on the towel unlike washing where much water is used to drain the dirt away from the scalp.
However, one of the two methods is better than the other depending on the individual. Shampooing and water running through the hair can be relaxing while cleaning the disturbing hair off with damp towels can be time saving as well.
After your trip to the saloon that has this service might make you never judge people who pay others to do what themselves can afford.