I've witnessed first hand at how a family can get their orders to be stationed overseas one day then the panic begins. They begin scouring the town trying to purchase hair products that will last them a while or at least until they find the local hair store overseas. The aganony of it all lol.😫 My ex husband was Navy, I have two sisters and an aunt that were once stationed overseas. So I know first hand about the hair struggle. My little sisters family was stationed in Korea they are army affiliated. My aunt and older sister were both stationed in Germany. My older sister is army as well and my aunt's husband was Navy. (at different times of course). One thing they can all agree to is the fact that it was hard trying to find a hair store or even someone/salon that's knowledgeable enough to even understand textured hair.
My little sister Kimberly was stationed in Korea for 3 years maybe a little longer. I've sent her well over 200$ in accessories such as earrings and things of that nature..OMG you don't want to know how much she spent in hair 😩. I worked for the Navy Exchange before starting my business. The women that were new to the area white or black always asked where's your local beauty supply store? I also worked for the Commissary; same ole same ole, where do you go for hair needs in this town for people with textured hair? In the back of my mind i've always thought how much money I could be making if owned a hair company.
I started Lashae Cole Luxury Hair Closet with the african american women in mind. Only wanting to cater to the textured hair community not considering every other woman with hair needs. I thought back to the countless women not just african american decent but all types of women approached me about my hair, local hair stores and salons.I know how frightening it can be moving to a new area not knowing what, how or who will be doing your hair. Stop me when i'm lying lol ...most women just opt for braids.😂
Listed below are a few things you can do in preparation for your new move!
Always start with your local commissary and Navy Exchange. They usually have a haircare selection It may be slime but RU complaining?
You should always do a google search for the nearest walmart to the base your going to be stationed. Walmart should have a hair products aisle. It may be slim but they do have products.
Stock up! stock up on hair and hair products before you leave in case you can't find anything in your area right away.
Have family members ship items for you from your favorite hair stores.
Online shopping is also a great way to have items shipped overseas. Amazon is a great place to start.. Quality maynot be there but it's a great alternative
Last but not lease lashaecoleluxuryhaircloset.com I have hair products and hair pieces specifically for active duty women. I also have hair and accessories for military wives.