When my husband tells me that I have more ROOTS than Alex Haley, I know it’s time to have my hair done. Yes, it’s true, I’m long overdue, but sitting in the salon for hours and hours is not my idea of fun.
Losing a few hours in the chair is only part of it. It will cost me +$200 + tip to get a cut, color and highlights and then have to wait a week for my hair to recover from hair-shock before I actually start liking it. And the color? The color is NEVER the same. It’s either too blonde or too red or too ashy or too “not what I wanted”.
My hairdresser is great with color so it must be me. I never seem to be satisfied with my “do”. Maybe that’s why I wait so long to go back. After 3 weeks my roots grow in but I tend to wait months. Don’t forget about the cost of shampoo, conditioner, Keratin Mist, hair shine, silk infusion, root lift and hairspray.
As women we also have to worry about our nails. I need to get them done at least once a month (not bad) and that’s not including warm-weather pedicures. Our eyebrows, among other things, need to be waxed. We have to take care of our “stache” and buy a load of face creams, serums, collagen, $24 face wash, tightening lotions and makeup. Don’t forget about teeth-whitening products and $45 body lotions. All so we can look good and feel good.
What do men do? Maybe some moisturizer? Gel for their hair? Men are usually not even concerned with changing their skid-marked underwear for a pair of new ones. Most could care less if they wear brown, blue, black and beige all at the same time. Yet even though the studies say, women dress for women and not men, we still want to look good for our spouses whether we’re 200 pounds or 100.
If I go out in sweats and no makeup, my husband says, “You’re going out like that?” Make me feel good why don’t you. So why don’t they think the same way? Duh! Because they’re men. So ladies, raise your hands if you agree. Try not to fault them no matter how much they piss you off. Just love them for who they are… farting, burping, loving husbands.
© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010. Republished 2011.