Yesterday I gave my tween a haircut.
Actually, first I called the salon in our village-like neighbourhood to see if they could squeeze her in. That was on Saturday.
Nope, they said, they were fully booked.
The girl child said she was ok with waiting, but her bottom inch or so of her medium-length blond hair was dry like straw and starting to bother her.
She and I both use coconut oil to rub into our hair ends to condition them, but at some point, we realize we need a proper trim.
Her time had come.
Well, we didn’t feel like looking for another salon, we quite like Karla at ours, so on Sunday I suggested I give her a trim.
“We can always go to Karla next week if we need to fix things,” my daughter said and I agreed.
Her hair has some curls near the bottom so really, I wasn’t too concerned with mistakes. Besides, I’ve cut her hair before. I wasn’t (too) worried.
So I placed the bar stool in the kitchen facing the tv with a baby animal show on and started snipping.
“Not too much,” she cautioned me.
I took about an inch off, and we both liked the end result. 🙂
Saved myself about $20 right there…
At what age do kids refuse their parents’ hairstyling adventures? I was kind of surprised she allowed me to cut her hair.
This morning in the meanwhile, I felt more than a little irritation at my own hair. Mine is long, halfway down my back, and in dire need of a proper cut.
Perhaps Karla needs to come to my rescue this week…
Having been through the feathered look of the 80s but unable to visit hair salons regularly (it can add up quickly) I remember being fascinated and a little envious of all the rich and preppy kids’ hairstyles.
I never did get the hang of doing that thing with the blow-dryer, and I hated hair spray, so I suffered through my teens without the feathered look. 😲
Today I go for practical more often than style. I do make an effort to style it slightly, mostly with aforementioned coconut oil which helps keep the frizz in damp weather under control.
Since having discovered the magic of this oil, which I get in a huge container I keep in the kitchen, I’ve saved myself a lot of cash since I no longer purchase styling products. I scoop some of the semi-hard oil into a smaller container which I keep in the bathroom and use that.
The only time I buy hair products is if I need a colour. My hair has quite a bit of gray in it and that is also bothering me. It’s genetic – my mom has coloured her hair as far back as I an remember. So I buy a box when it goes on sale and curse for half an hour while I apply it. A salon visit would set me back at least $60, probably more, which cuts into the food budget.
Tell me, how much fuss does your hair require of you? And did you cut your kids’ hair when they were young?