There’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time and I need to get this off of my chest once and for all.
I’ve gotten, and still get emails and phone calls from people who desire to get the ever-popular, always beautiful Sisterlocks ™, but a common complaint is:
“I can’t afford them!”
That was my challenge back in 1998 or so when I was tired of the vicious cycle of growth and breakage my hair was going through.
I’m not even sure how I’d heard about SL’s. I just remember getting their brochure in the mail, drooling over how beautiful they were, and feeling devastated when I saw the cost because they were way out of my range.
Aside from the affordability issue, I’ve also heard the complaint that they’re “too expensive” and, well, I don’t necessarily agree with that statement and I’d like to explain why.
But first, let’s clearly define the difference between something being too expensive and being unaffordable.
Unaffordable implies that one does not possess the means to purchase it although they may desire to do so.
Too expensive, on the other hand, implies that whether the person CAN pay for it or not, they do not see the value in it. To them, it’s not worth the cost or the price is unjustifiable.