Friday, September 14, 2012
Update on $25 saved + Giveaway
I made exbf cut my hair. Well, he did not object. He was not dragged out there. My desperate pleas of "I don't have any money, PLEASE!" persuaded him. I was sitting outside in a chair with a towel, and he was standing cutting.
Before I went out, I made big loopy pin curls all over my head except for the very bottom and the front sides and bangs, securing the curls with roller pins. He trimmed the bottom, hopefully the half inch I told him. Then, I took down one curl at a time and combed it and he took the strand and cut. He tried to get the whole section of hair into the angle of the scissors. I explained that little snippy snippy cuts with the tips of the scissors were okay and did not have to be exactly straight. He did better after that.
Near the end of the ordeal (for him), I told him he could go with me for the next haircut and see how they cut it, exactly how they hold the hair out and cut. He said, "Now, this is okay for now, but I don't want to be doing this anymore." (getting all stern and balky on me)
"You are saving me $25!"
He was shocked, "What? $25?!!! They charge $25 for this ? (I appreciate their acquiring their skills more than he does.) I think I was whining. (Seriously, I don't have a life so I can have a good haircut--$20+$5 tip.)
I think he might cut it again. It probably needs to be done every other time by my beautician. There is a high school senior going to the local college to be a beautician. I befriended her when she was having a horrid time in high school and being bullied. She has offered to cut my hair for free at school. I may only go to the beautician every other time and let exbf and the student cut in between cuts.
Yes, I know, my cheaper beautician moved away, so I need to find a cheaper shop with a great beautician. I had been trimming bangs and getting a haircut at her shop. I could sell something and afford the $15 with no tip the last shop owner charged me.
I usually have to sell something or give up buying food I need/want to get a haircut. This time, there was nothing to sell or give up.
At this point, two days later, I need to wash it and put hair color on it. I will be the first on the bandwagon for gene therapy if the solution to graying is every solved. I still have thick enough hair if I use hair color, but it is a thin shadow of its former self because of thinning with age. Of course, not taking my thyroid meds for two years might be a reason. I have hypothyroidism and only half my thyroid. I think hypothyroidism causes hair loss. It costs money to grow older! It's a pain but beats the alternative. Yes, I know not taking the levothyroxin will make me lose hair.
I digress. I saved $25 by allowing a non-professional to cut my hair. It needed an inch off the length all over, even in the layers. But, for caution's sake, I had him cut 1/2 inch. I really wanted to leave something for a professional to work with in case he really botched it.
I was talking to a favorite employee at Walmart and a customer chimed in on hairspray choices. Then, I told them that exbf cut my hair and asked how it looked in the back. Both were amazed, saying it looked really good, especially for a guy to have done it, one who had no idea what he was doing. So, there.-- Success and $25 saved.
He did lots better than I did when I was about seventeen and cut my fourteen-year-old sister's hair--at her insistence, I might add! She brings it up almost 50 years later.
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Have you ever had anyone who had never cut hair, EVER, layer your hair? How did it turn out? Are any of you non-professionals into butchering hair?