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Save Money By Going Back to Your Roots

May 21st, 2008 at 08:05 pm

In my life, being mixed (I'm part Hawaiian/Chinese and the other half is white)... I always found myself doing something odd. When I lived on the mainland, I'd dye my hair - try to fit in and make it blond.

When I lived in Hawaii, I embraced my dark hair.

In 2006, I was spending $200 every 2 months or so heavily highlighting my hair.

My husband didn't understand this about me, he met me in Hawaii and loved me as I was. And he also didn't like spending $200 every other month to keep up this habit.

So I stopped, and let my hair grow. I'm excited that now ALL the highlights have now been cut out of my hair. And what's best, I find myself finally accepting what is me even though I'm surrounded by blond hair blue eyed people. Not to mention, my hair is sooo much healthier too. I think thats what I enjoy the most, my hair has not been this shiny or smooth since I was a child. I love it.

I wish I had come to just accept who I am a lot sooner. Certainly wasn't worth all this stupid money I spent on highlighting my hair to be something I am not & never will be.

Its best to just be who you are... and its a lot cheaper too. Thats the thing I am realizing with money too. When you live beyond your means, you end up wasting more money to be something you're not because if you can't afford it, you're trying to be something you just are not.

It took me 2 hours to get my hair highlighted... but 2 years to get my natural color COMPLETELY back. I didn't dye it while I let it grow out either, so for awhile my hair was two-tone. But I just kept going back and getting the ends cut off and eventually the blonde was cut away.

But again, another analogy I can relate to debt.

So even though it only took me a year or two to get in so much debt, I know it will take much longer to pay off - but in the end, it will be sooo worth it.

Although I am pretty pleased that just simply "going back to my roots" saved me an automatic $1200/yr.

And I must say... I don't know why I ever started highlighting it in the first place. DH likes me better with my dark hair. And even if people like me better blond... its not worth what I was spending for the upkeep. I'm sure nature has it right all along anyhow.

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4 Responses to “Save Money By Going Back to Your Roots”

  1. Maismom Says:

    You look very pretty with dark hair Smile

  2. Apprentice Fun-Frugalist Says:

    Wow !! so....do you like... have a single sister who likes Guinness ???? lol

    Seriously I think the black hair suits you much better than the highlights.... more pure, radiant and beautiful.

  3. StressLess Says:

    I feel the same way about letting some gray hair grow in. Smile Now I can't believe how much time and money I spent over the years trying to cover it up.

    Your hair is beautiful!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but speaking as a guy, you look good regardless of whether your hair is dyed or not. So, I say you might as well go natural and save some money! Big Grin

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