I’m having this mental hang-up at the moment. I want my hair in a protective style. I really want to spare it from manipulation for a couple of weeks if I could. But I can’t bring myself to shell out the cash.
When I used to go to the salon I would spend $60-80 (I can’t even remember…) to have my hair chemically straightened. Pricey. Then I moved to a bigger city and was able to buy at-home relaxer kits and those were usually around $15. Hello saving money! Now, I’m looking at Havana hair online and each pack is $13. Not bad. But I’m looking to buy 4 or 5 packs which is $52-65 dollars. Plus shipping. I haven’t had to spend a sum like that for almost a year so it irks me a little to have to pay that now. I know it’s a protective style which I will only benefit from but I also know that I’m not in the best position to be spending that kind of money. Especially because I’m looking to reduce my debt and therefore use what little bits I have towards my credit.
I know this protective style is something that suits my lifestyle both for installation and maintenance. I know the hair is reusable if I take care of it. I know this style will protect my hair for a couple of weeks allowing it to rest. And I know if after a month I need to take them out I can easily put them right back in.
So, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to make a little lay-away plan for myself. Every week I’ll put $20 away. After 5 weeks I will have $100 and that will cover both the hair and shipping costs. And at that point I feel I will have had plenty of time to research the installation and maintenance and I will be both mentally and financially prepared to rock those twists!
So here’s to week 1. $20 in my beer bottle bank 😉 See you in 5 weeks Havana Hair!