Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A Product Prelect
Anywho, as I was paying her, she said, "Do you need any product?"
I laughed and said, "Oh jeez. That stuff is wayyy too rich for my blood. I'm a Suave girl, unfortunately."
She stared at me, mouth agape, eyes wide open. "Shut up. You did not just say that to me."
I giggled and looked at the floor. "It's just one of the things that has to go when you're poor."
"But there's so much wax in Suave! It's just wax! Your hair must have so much buildup on it! How can you even stand the thought of that???"
"Well...it's either buy milk for my family, or buy nice hair product. I choose milk."
She shook her head and took me into the back room. She opened up a cupboard stuffed full of samples of shampoo, conditioner, clarifying shampoo, etc. She shoved an armful at me. "Kay. Use the clarifying shampoo first. And after you rinse it out, then use normal shampoo and conditioner. You will totally notice a difference."
Oh, I know I will. But will noticing a difference in my hair make $30 magically appear in my pocket to buy said product? Nope.
When I eventually get too many grey hairs on my head (I have a few now, which aren't too noticable yet) and have to color my hair, in all likelihood, I'm going to just have to buy the cheap store brand and do it myself. And it won't look as good as it would if Elise colored it professionally. That's just the biz when you get married, push your hubs through school, quit your job to be at home, and have four kids. Lots of things go down the tubes. I do my own pedicures. (And they look horrible. Ask anyone.) I buy Suave. (Although I'm considering switching to Dove, just because I like their commercials about how they use some of the money they earn toward self-esteem-building workshops for young girls. I like that.) I buy Cover Girl makeup instead of Clinique. That's just the way it is. Maybe someday I'll be able to pamper myself a bit more, but for now, I'd rather be able to buy bread and fresh fruit for my kiddos.