The recession is over, or so they like to say. If that’s the case then why in the world does a sixty dollar jar of product still make my head hurt causing me to reach for some Tylenol with the quickness?
To be frank, I believe that paying that much money for a hair product is ridiculous, I don’t know what kind of potion they have in that jar but chances are it is way too magical for me.
Honestly you do not have to spend a fortune on your natural hair, as a matter of fact if you just tweaked your mind set a bit, set a few budget goals then you have won half the battle.
Here are 7 ways to avoid spending a fortune on your natural hair:
1. Stop With The Curl Popping Obsession
Some of us are in a vicious cycle of ‘which products makes my curl pop the most’ and every time we use the product the result is not what we expect and we end up waiting for the next big thing to purchase.
If you understand how your hair texture pops then you don’t need to buy thousands of dollars worth of product to get the pop you are looking for. Know your texture and realize that the dollar signs do not change how your curls typically behave, so for instance, a pricy jar of Miss Jessie’s might work just as well as a $4.00 jar of ecostyler gel, the big one.
2. Don’t Be Too Loyal To One Brand – Go Where The Sales Are
Some of us buy only Coach purses, only Michael Kors fragrances, only Jordan’s and the list goes on and on, sometimes we can be very brand loyal and this is no different in the hair care arena.
It would save us a couple of dollars if we were less dedicated to one brand of product but rather shop where the sales are. Many times when we step out of the brand bubble you can find some deals for some great quality products that you may not have otherwise considered.
A great tip is to use social media to your advantage, because many times there are a lot of coupon codes being shared, and companies offering giveaways and deep discounts just for liking their Facebook page.
3. Don’t Jump On Bandwagons
‘Girl if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!’ Bandwagons are the number one cause of over spending in the natural hair community. There is nothing wrong with supporting a new company or trying a new product but do not go overboard if you are watching your budget. If you are already seasoned to what your hair likes and needs then trying something with iffy ingredients just because everyone else says it’s great is just plain crazy.
Originally posted 2013-06-09 15:00:08.