For more than a year I’ve absolutely hated how burgundy, dark & unnatural my hair looked from Henna-ing it over & over again for so long. I went to a chainstore salon last month (before the shopping ban) and paid $110 for them to make it look more natural. They did basically NOTHING. It looked essentially no different when I left than it had when I’d come through the door. I went back a second time (no charge this time) and they still didn’t do much. I was pissed. I was really pissed. Obviously, I will not be going back to that place again.
This is what it looked like before I did anything with it when I was so unhappy with the color:
THIS (lmao) is what it looked like after I tried to lighten & color it myself about a week ago. I spent $26.28 getting the supplies for that. However, it turned out to be a utter neon disaster:
The day after that my friend, a cosmetologist, stepped in like a goddess to help fix what I’d done to my head. We went to a store where only cosmetologists can shop (literally, you have to show them your license when you are checking out) & she fixed my hair disaster. I spent $24.73 there.
This is how it looks now & I’m happy with it. I just hope it doesn’t fade too fast because I don’t want to get stuck in the hating-how-I-look-but-also shopping-ban conundrum again. I think I’ll let myself spend a little bit of money (that friend said she’d help me with it from now on for cheap) every now & then to keep it up. It’s not a true necessity but it’s important to me & it’s not a new iPhone.
So a grand total of $51.01 of shopping ban breaking.
Aside from that, I’ve not spent any money on anything other than necessities & have been doing well with it. I hadn’t even though of breaking it until my hair was just driving me INSANE. Also I was extremely bored that day, which didn’t help at all. One very obvious trigger I’d already been warned about discovered the hard way lol. I’m trying to stick to the shopping ban still. I’m not going to let this slip up derail me. I haven’t thought of breaking it again since – I’ve just had to make a small adjustment to it.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I broke the shopping ban already on here.
I don’t care that my face is in the photos because I highly doubt anyone I know will stumble across this blog & you know what? If they do, they are probably also trying to get out of debt because of the tags I use – which would actually be pretty cool.