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Hair Still Expensive

$0. I went to this hair school to get my hair dyed for free because that is a thing they do. I was excited! But then they said I couldn’t because my hair was too grey to work for this particular free coloring of hair opportunity. This made me feel bad about myself.

$40. To make myself feel better, I got my eyebrows waxed, but the lady kept pointing out how much face hair I had so I waxed all that off too and also just generally felt like a large hairy mammal and then my face was red and I still felt bad about myself.

$65. To make myself feel better from that, I found a lady to cut my hair. She was perfect and wonderful and did a great job.

$10. But she couldn’t do it immediately so I had to go next door first and drink a bloody mary.

$15. After she cut my hair, I tipped her $15.

$0. But also she used this oil in my hair and it smelled so good and I wanted to buy it but it was $32. I had this moment of Money Intelligence when I was like, you know what, Logan, you probably have a similar product at home in your basket of Impulsively Bought Beauty Products, why don’t you hold off on this Dream Product and see about that. So I did. I said, “I’ll wait for my next check, haha,” shrugged, and left.

$30. But then I couldn’t stop thinking about that particular hair oil and I thought that maybe it might be at TJ Maxx in the beauty section, because sometimes they have nice stuff in the beauty section? So I went there and while I was there I got these cute pants for $15 and also a bathing suit that I didn’t try on but it looked about right and it was also only $15. No hair oil.

$32. Still thinking about hair oil. Will go back to salon to buy hair oil, already have money set aside for it and everything.


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wendyleigh (#3,537)

I swear, hair products never do what they say they will. Unless maybe it’s hairspray.

I hope your hair oil fulfills all of your hair dreams!

chic noir (#713)

@wendyleigh Agreed sometimes it’s more the stylist’s technique than the product but I do find that color depositing conditioner is pretty good when it comes to finding a product that does what it’s suppose to do.

Catface (#1,106)

If you bought a bathing suit without trying it on and it actually does fit, I will buy you another Bloody Mary, because that is some ninja-level shopping. Also, more information on the intoxicating hair oil, please.

Just because it’s daytime and you want vodka doesn’t mean you HAVE to drink a Bloody Mary — this is a scam perpetrated by Big Tomato Juice.

It is legally required in airports however; TSA regulations.

Nick (#1,548)

@stuffisthings Who do you think lobbied tirelessly to get those TSA regulations implemented, though? Big Tomato Juice!

@Nick Wheels within wheels! Celery sticks within beverages! It goes all the way to the top!

chic noir (#713)

What happened with you and the $32 dollar hair oil is a lesson in the dangers of window shopping for some people esp those of us who love clothes and beauty products.

limenotapple (#1,748)

I have that basket of Impulsively Bought Beauty Products. It makes the $15 haircut place a lot more expensive. I am more often disappointed than not in these products.

chic noir (#713)

@limenotapple – Please tell me more about your “Impulsively Brought Beauty Products”.

I find that I have tons of “IBBP” but very few Impulsively Brought Hair Products. I tend to repurchase what works and don’t seem to like experiementing with my hair much.

joyballz (#2,000)

Just got my hair cut and foil highlighted on Friday: $65 + $20 tip. I <3 my secret stylist.

mygoldies (#2,349)

@joyballz Whoa. That is insane. What is your secret?

I thought I had it good – my stylist does a full head of highlights, but only charges me for a section of highlights, so with a haircut it costs like $90, plus tip. My “secret” is go to the same stylist for 10 years, along with all of your family, and recommend him to everyone. Loyalty!

joyballz (#2,000)

@mygoldies I go to a woman who works out of her basement and only takes clients based on referrals. So I was lucky that my mom’s friend referred us and I’ve been going to her for years. I’m constantly nervous that she’s going to stop doing hair and then I’ll be screwed. She’s not only the cheapest I’ve found, but she does the best work.

BananaPeel (#1,555)

Just bought Organix argan hair oil. Works like brand name Moroccan oil but was like $7. It smells good.

tw0lle (#4,354)

@BananaPeel Oh, I just bought that too! but be forewarned, my hairdresser told me that if you use it too often it can make protein build up in your hair and then your hair will fall out. SUPPOSEDLY.

inspector_tiger (#2,651)

Logan, buy yourself some coconut oil (about 2$) and you never need another fancy one. This will solve everything. Well, it doesn’t, but it is the greatest for hair happiness! I get all the compliments on my hair when I put it on overnight (and then wash twice!) And my hair is NOT prone to compliments :)

sherlock (#3,599)

@inspector_tiger Agreed. Coconut oil is literally the only product that has ever produced a noticeable difference in my hair. It makes it so shiny and soft!

BananaPeel (#1,555)

@sherlock can we talk about at what stage in the beauty routine coconut oil is best? I do it first thing in the shower and then shampoo (twice sometimes) then conditioner like normal. Does it get all over your pillowcase when you do it overnight?

sherlock (#3,599)

@BananaPeel I use it about once every two weeks, leave it in my hair for about two hours with a towel wrapped around my head and then wash it out. My hair is a bit greasy the next day, but awesome for the rest of the week.

inspector_tiger (#2,651)

@inspector_tiger second sherlock. Sometimes, if I’m home alone on a saturday I put it in, then wrap a towel, then put a towel on my cushion and leave it in the whole night. This produces the best results for me, but 2 hours is good too!
Bonus tip: if you’re ends are frizzy/dry from swimming too much you can put a liiiiittle bit on your ends where they are dry. It looks good and it helps them too (i tink..haha)

inspector_tiger (#2,651)

oh also: I don’t go to hair schools anymore, because they are always rude about the shape of my face or the size of my head (?) or my “limp hair” or what have you. So I feel you!

frenz.lo (#455)

It’s active ingredient is probably argan oil, which is upper trendy right now. Moroccan Oil is a major brand that contains it, but there are lots of others, too. You can find very pricey products that contain it, or far more generic products that do. You can also try coconut oil on your hair. They sell big tubs for cheap(er than hair products) at health food stores, but extra virgin coconut oil is solid at room temp, so make sure you emulsify it by rubbing a bit between your palms first.

coastalelite (#2,528)

@frenz.lo You can also buy a huge 1lb bottle of pure argan oil for $27.75 at Wholesalesuppliesplus.com!

Beezus (#1,007)

Oy. Sometimes I can’t read these Logan posts – they’re too close to my former overspending ways. I just quit the habit of buying stuff to “make myself feel better” less than a year ago, and it’s sticking, but, man. It’s tough sometimes. Though usually I just have to remind myself that although maybe that new hair stuff/dress/shoes made me feel better in the moment, the feeling was fleeting, and I’d just have to buy MORE stuff to get the feeling back …

readyornot (#816)

hair might be expensive, but the coif pictured in the accompanying image here is downright PRICELESS.

pterodactylish (#2,321)

I read these pieces so much, but really, what I want to wonder is: what are the things you will say no to next week when you run out of money for this? That’s what I struggle with every single time I get a haircut. Do I have a light week coming up or is there going to be something that I have to say no to for this emotional eye wax? (Totally something I’ve done too!) Generally, I just charge it all to my card and say no to nothing but my savings account.

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