Family Pressures Me To Get Hair Cut By Cousin-In-Law, But I Can't Afford It

Alfe Mercado
Woman in hair salon
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In a bid to save money, a Reddit user has been cutting her own hair for years. However, when her cousin's wife, who's a hairdresser, offered to trim her hair at a discount, she refused. The family then tried to push her into using the hairdresser's services, but she couldn't afford it. When she asked why no one had ever helped her, her mother got quiet and hung up. Now, the Reddit user is wondering if she's in the wrong for refusing to pay for a haircut. Read on to find out more about this family drama.

DIY hair care: My one-time experience with a professional stylist.

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Haircut by cousin-in-law out of budget, living Sex and the City dreams vicariously.

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Hairstylist cousin-in-law pressures me for a haircut 💇‍♀️

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Cousin-in-law offers expensive haircut, friend saves the day 🙌

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DIY haircuts vs family pressure 💇‍♀️👨‍👩‍👧

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Declining family pressure to get haircut from cousin-in-law 💇🏻‍♂️

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Politely declining a family member's services causes guilt-tripping. 😑

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💇‍♀️ Can't afford cousin-in-law's haircuts, family pushing for it. 💸

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Awkward tension arises as family pressures for costly haircut 💇‍♂️

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Can't afford haircut, family pressures. Shut them down with sass.

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Family pressures me to get a haircut by cousin-in-law 💇‍♀️

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Feeling neglected by family, AITA for refusing cousin's haircut?

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Family pressures me to get hair cut by cousin-in-law

Struggling to make ends meet, the last thing the author wants is an expensive haircut. But when their cousin-in-law, a professional hairdresser, offered a discounted rate, they declined. Now, the family is pushing back, claiming they should support each other during hard times. But with only $15 to their name, the author feels unsupported and frustrated. Is it fair for the family to ask for support when they can't offer any in return? Read on for the comments and reactions to this family drama.

Family pressures broke OP into getting a costly haircut, NTA.

rougeadmiralannie | rougeadmiralannie

Standing up to toxic family pressure. You go, OP! 🙌

Practical_Heart7287 | Practical_Heart7287

Mom ignores financial struggles, expects expensive haircut from cousin-in-law. 😒

Individual_Ad_9213 | Individual_Ad_9213

Don't let family guilt you into an expensive haircut 💇‍♀️💸 Stand your ground! NTA

ChinaCatSunflower9 | ChinaCatSunflower9

Family pressures OP to get a haircut from cousin-in-law for a 'make-over' but refuses to help in actual needs. NTA

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Stand your ground! The family should pay for the haircut 💇‍♀️

MariKJa | MariKJa

Stick to your budget and do what makes you comfortable 💇‍♀️

Legendary_Bumblebee | Legendary_Bumblebee

Stand your ground 💪. No one can force you to spend money you don't have 💰.

AMerrickanGirl | AMerrickanGirl

Standing up for yourself is difficult but necessary. You're NTA.

votemarvel | votemarvel

NTA! Don't let anyone shame you for having a useful skill 💇‍♀️

salukiqueen | salukiqueen

Don't let family pressure you into an expensive haircut 💇‍♀️

DemonicAnjul | DemonicAnjul

Polite OP stands up to family pressure and guilt trips 💪

Lexi_Banner | Lexi_Banner

Free haircuts as a model could be a cool option 😎

etoiles-du-nord | etoiles-du-nord

Family pressures OP to cut hair but can't afford it - NTA

Beautiful_mistakes | Beautiful_mistakes

Avoid Cousin Cathy's scissors! NTA - You got this 💇‍♀️

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Commenter questions meaning of 'Oh sweetie' and supports OP. 👍

cffsLulubell | cffsLulubell

Pushy cousin-in-law gets a dose of her own medicine. NTA 🙅‍♀️

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Standing up to pushy family: NTA for refusing overpriced haircut 💇‍♀️

rightobobo | rightobobo

Asserting boundaries without being an a**hole 👍

Guzzleguts | Guzzleguts

Commenter mistakenly suggests checking vasectomy instead of hair cut

LordCy | LordCy

Commenter claps back at mom's unrealistic expectations with sarcasm 😒

starwarschick16 | starwarschick16

Setting boundaries with family without breaking the bank 💇‍♀️💸

MinsAino | MinsAino

Budget over beauty. Supportive comment from fellow Redditor.

confusingparadox | confusingparadox

Cutting own hair is valid. Family shouldn't pressure for services.

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Don't let others guilt you for not supporting struggling family 💪

JennaFarce | JennaFarce

Cutting my own hair is cheaper and better - NTA 👌

Alynnar | Alynnar

Your hair, your choice. Don't waste money on a bad cut 💇‍♀️

KittyKiitos | KittyKiitos

Stand up for yourself! No means no. 🙅‍♀️ NTA.

beachygirl12 | beachygirl12

Friends offer free services, cousin-in-law demanding payment is BS. NTA 🙅‍♀️

deliriousgoomba | deliriousgoomba

Don't let family pressure you into a pricey haircut 💇‍♀️💰 #DIY

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Stand your ground! 💪 It's your hair and your budget.

WaDaEp | WaDaEp

Choosing independence over family pressure 💪👨‍👩‍👧

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Standing up for yourself and shutting down bullies. 🙌

AdministrationThis77 | AdministrationThis77

Family pressures OP to get expensive haircut, but NTA stands up

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Delaying responses to unwanted texts with a touch of gratitude 😊

Matchtuff | Matchtuff

Don't let your family pressure you into expensive haircuts 💇‍♀️

AlienGoddess91 | AlienGoddess91

Commenter rightfully outraged by family's lack of support. 💪

issoecoisadefudido | issoecoisadefudido

DIY haircuts are the way to go! NTA 👍💇

WetMonkeyTalk | WetMonkeyTalk

You shut them down gracefully. 👏 NTA

sueelleker | sueelleker

DIY haircuts are the way to go 💇‍♀️

NoLiesBowTies | NoLiesBowTies

Don't let anyone pressure you about your appearance 💪

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Former hairdresser offers free haircut, criticizes pushy cousin-in-law.

TheChaosDuck | TheChaosDuck

Stand your ground! 💪 You shouldn't have to pay for it.

throwseph23 | throwseph23

Don't let them pressure you into spending beyond your means 💰

DelightfulAbsurdity | DelightfulAbsurdity

Clever response to family pressure for expensive haircut 💇‍♂️💸

B0r0B1rd | B0r0B1rd

Breaking the bank for a haircut? NTA for standing up.

not_just_amwac | not_just_amwac

Commenter finds $8 cocktails in NYC amusing 😂

numbersthen0987431 | numbersthen0987431

DIY haircare queen slams unprofessional family pressure 💇‍♀️🚫

stalkedthrowaway2020 | stalkedthrowaway2020

Family pressure to use cousin-in-law for haircuts, but free is better 🤑

emp9th | emp9th

Family pressures OP to get hair cut by cousin-in-law but won't pay for it. NTA


Family pressures and sexism towards getting hair cut by cousin-in-law 💇

sezit | sezit

Supportive comment acknowledges struggle to make own way in life ❤️

Obligatory_Burner | Obligatory_Burner

Don't let family pressure you into unnecessary expenses 💰

KandyGirl477 | KandyGirl477

NTA- Family favors cousin-in-law financially, ignores OP's financial responsibility 🤑

WhySoManyOstriches | WhySoManyOstriches

Don't trust pushy hairdressers, even if they're family 💇‍♀️

sassynickles | sassynickles

Don't let them guilt-trip you. You're NTA in this situation.

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Don't ever go without for someone who doesn't care about your situation 💪