Oh how I will miss it but it is time. I haven’t actually been in about 2 months which means those pesky grays have returned! Every time I commit to just going gray I bail b/c I JUST turned 40 and I’m just not ready yet!!! I never thought I’d color my hair and didn’t start until I was 37. I have black hair so the grays arrive with what seems like trumpets and flares! I really did try to talk myself into embracing them but…it hasn’t happened. So, I’ve been paying for salon coloring (of just one color…matching my natural…nothing fancy) for over 3 years. Yea, I’m over it. Now I need to be brave enough to do the store bought color. Please send any tips you have. I think I will still use the same hairdresser for my haircuts but no more blowdry and style. That really needs to be a treat! With hair products (which I also have an addiction to…), this was adding up to $150-225 per visit (about every 8 weeks). GAD! That’s awful!!! I admit it!! I also know this is tangible progress b/c 3 months ago I would have fought you to the mat on this issue! I LOVE having my hair done. I admit it. I love it so much I was willing to spend serious money…and get into more debt…to make it happen! A haircut alone with my guy is $30 and if color my own I can go a LONG time b/w haircuts…I should set that as a goal. Maybe 1 cut every six months! Don’t laugh at me! :-) The money saved will, of course, go to debt.
Now, I’ll be honest. I am not going to cut my own hair and I am not going to ask my husband or any other relative to cut my hair. Maybe one day when my vision is worse and I can’t see what has happened…but not anytime soon! I admire those who do this but I am not there. I also should admit that it only takes one really awful experience with a discount haircut kinda place to make a girl think twice before trying that again (think “I’d like a bang trim please” being heard by the stylist as “please make me look like Cleopatra.” Awful. And right before my Senior prom!) I’ll listen to your success stories though and be open minded about it all!
I’m having a funny vision….of me with really bad hair with a really bad grocery store color job…eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in Vegas. All in the name of debt reduction! As it should be!
Tell me some of your changes in the health and beauty department. I’m anxious to hear!