Hello darlings, I will start this post with a recent encounter of mine at the salon.
Last week, I was at the salon to wash and weave my hair. I actually decide to wash at the salon because my conditioner finished and I got a leave in conditioner instead of a conditioner, blame it on impatience. I sat down, yanked my wig off while waiting for the lady to come and start loosing my weaves. On second thought, I decided to ask how much it will cost me. Already, I felt it shouldn’t exceed N1,000 or N1,500 – natural salon can sometimes be a bit pricey than the usual salon.
Please note that this is not the first time I am washing my natural hair at a salon. I sometimes do when I need to make some natural hairstyles. But I never ask for the price because I feel it’s an added benefit, if only I know.
I always prefer to wash my hair in the comfort of my bathroom. Aside the fact that my conditioner finished, I miss the joy of someone running her hands through my hair, massaging it and the feel of that warm water. That feeling is second to none!
Debs, don’t digress!
So after I asked the stylist, she looked at me straight in the eye without blinking and said, “N2,500.”
What freaking N2,500! I thought.
My head did a quick mathematics and my first question was, “Do you sell conditioner?”
She answered, “Yes”
I requested for the amount and she responded that it is N2,000!
My darlings, are you seeing my life. I just paid for a bottle (which they made themselves) and told her I will come back tomorrow to weave my hair for N500.
I just can’t deal. In this recession! N2,000 to wash hair?! Because it is a natural hair and a natural saloon! I’m still in tears… I’m still calculating what the N2,000 will buy.
Seen my natural hair? Grow the Fro
Don’t you think everyone should begin to learn some DIY- Do it Yourself. You know, in this time you don’t need to go out and start paying excessively for things you can do yourself.
According to Wikipedia, Do it yourself (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
I know I am extremely guilty of DIY. I am super lazy with doing some of these things myself because I believe there are people out there willing to do it for you at an affordable cost. But these costs are no longer affordable. What happens if i decide to wash my hair every week, it means I will pay N8,000 to N10,000 in a month! When I can buy a shampoo and conditioner less that amount and use it more than 4 times…
May God help us.
I am beseeching you my darling readers, if you know any DIY hack please share. I need to start learning how to weave my hair myself, do my make up perfectly myself, mend that piece of clothe without going to a seamstress, add a few touches to my old shoes and not just throw it away, wash that old weave and turn it into a wig and a host of other things. Infact, I should begin to mix shampoos and conditioner and sell them.
DIY start with the little things at home you can read on how to do on google or watch a YouTube video on how to do it. Most of my friends that are pro make up artistes now, learnt on You Tube and some are beginning to make money from it. There’s this lady on my snap, she makes wigs herself, fix her broken belts herself, a self-taught make up artist, she makes natural hair cream herself, literally makes something out of nothing, and I always awe at her rare talent and when I asked her she simply said she had to learn to do these things on her own because she felt we can’t always pay for things we can do ourselves.
What are your thoughts? Have you experienced any of such before when someone charges you ridiculously for something you can do yourself? Do you agree DIY is a way out of the current economic recession? Kindly share below…