I am with Dove on this.
And I am probably gonna sound harsh. But here is the thing. Those who play a slave CHOOSE to play a character whose very life and existance is at the will of her owner. IC he can do what he pleases with his property including and not limited to cutting or shaving hair, stuffing her with high fat foods to make her fatter, slimming her by feeding her only sufficient to survive....all have precedance in the books btw.
OOC, no one can force anyone to buy anything if they don't want to. But there are PLENTY of freebies around that are actually quite good, you just have to hunt for them.
I have never expected anyone else to fund my avatar, particularly for items (such as hair) that is non transfer. I get to keep it long after the rp is finished, re-use it, the next time something similar happens....and in four plus years of rp, Ala has had her hair cut and/or shaved by more than one man. Seems a little unfair that the first dude is up for the cost. Or perhaps I should have charged all the men for it each time....could have made a killing
If funding really is an issue, and the other player wants to contribute, all good. If not, don't wear hair at all, and wear a floaty texty thingy "hair growing" or whatever. But I don't see why just because the person plays a free person, they have deep pockets. I just don't! If you really don't like the IC changes they are making to your character...move on.