Working Mom Hair: Time to Splurge
The most important thing I’ve started to splurge on is my hair.
I never really focused on my hair before. I refuse to “grow old gracefully” so I fight the gray hairs with store-bought color, and every few years I would go a little nuts and cut it all off…but overall I just allowed my split ends to take over.
It’s not that I didn’t care about my appearance…I do…A LOT. I try to always look nice so I don’t end up on the “People of Wal-Mart” jokes they have plastered all over social media. I also don’t want to embarrass my kids or my family when we venture out in public.
No, it wasn’t my lack of caring that contributed to the fried locks…it was the guilt in spending so much money on myself. I rationalized that the money would be much more wisely spent on other luxuries …like food and electricity.
Furthermore, it takes too much mental energy to make an appointment, and remember to keep an appointment. I don’t really have a lot of mental energy to spare. Plus, with my schedule, it was hard to find an appointment time that worked for me.
No More Split Ends
Finally, last year I was attempting to trim my split ends (at work) when I decided to bite the bullet and make a hair appointment.
I researched local stylists and eliminated the salons I’d been to in the past. I hadn’t been impressed enough with them to return, so why even bother adding them to the list?
I found Michael’s Couture Salon in Leesburg, FL. I’d always loved their look when I passed them on Main Street. I made an appointment and the rest is history.
I make a point now of keeping regular appointments (ask for Kelsey, she is SUPER nice and works with my schedule).
I still have low self-esteem, and I will always find flaws in my appearance…but taking care of my hair has made me feel SO much more confident. It’s super easy to take care of now as well.
It takes about 60 seconds to blow-dry, and then I run my beloved Style Sexy Hair Texturizer through it, and mess it up a little.
Don’t Be Afraid to Splurge on Yourself
Don’t be afraid to spend a little money on yourself. I’m not saying to go hog-wild and break the bank…but schedule regular hair appointments. Take an hour to get a manicure or pedicure…or both! Find something that makes you feel beautiful.
I feel like a completely different person now that I get my hair cut. My hair looks healthier so I don’t feel like I’m just letting myself go.
What makes you feel beautiful?