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iv3lliss3 04-12-2009 12:01 AM

Curly teen needs parental advice:)
 
Ok.
I've recently gone CG and I've had my first Deva CG haircut! It was a fantastic moment and I'm definitely happy for finding a salon that understands my hair type.

The bad news...
My cut cost $60. I've never had a cut over $30, and since I'm only 15, my parents are obviously supporting me in my financial needs (haha, nice way of putting it, I think!). My dad doesn't at all understand the importance of taking care of my hair. When he found out about this website he thought I was being narcissitic!
How can I explain to him that taking care of my hair is something important, and not some self-indulgent thing?
And when I need to get my haircuts, how can I convince him to let me go to that salon again?!
Thanks!! Any answers welcome

lody 04-12-2009 01:40 AM

I won't lie, personally I think taking care of my hair is completely narcissistic! Haha! I don't see what else it would be--it's just me wanting to look good.
Tell him that if you don't have pretty hair, you'll get depressed because people will laugh at you, and a therapist is much more than 60 dollars every few months ;)

Haha, no, more seriously... you could maybe look into finding a salon willing to cut your hair on the "pattern" of the deva cut if that's just too expensive, or you could ask for the haircuts as presents/rewards/gifts in exchange for doign something for your parents? As for the everyday scrunching, plopping and all that stuff, it is the life of teens to not be understoof by their parents, so do it and oh well if he criticizes! xD

whatsercurl 04-12-2009 06:51 AM

Do you get an allowance? Or perhaps you could barter for extra $30 - extra chores, babysitting if you have younger siblings, good grades, etc.

As for taking care of your hair, although it can be seen as narcissistic, personal appearance can be a big part of self esteem. If you're happy in how you look and how you are perceived, your self confidence levels soar. In school, kids can be cruel to anyone that is different. Right now, curlies seem to be in the minority (at least they are in the schools in my area). If you are able to shield yourself by being happy with yourself and how you look, then you'll be more resistant to haters.

I know it's more important to be happy in yourself and how we look doesn't matter but let's face it, the reality is that we are all judged by our appearance everyday. And yes, it's shallow, but nothing makes my day more than a hair compliment. :)

Rosie_Buzz 04-12-2009 11:21 AM

Hi. Im a teen to... I had the same problem with the price.... I offered to pay half of the cost and that has been working out well... either that or you could offer to do some different jobs... ( mowing, weeding, babysitting...)

Hope this helps!:happy7:


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