So you quit going to the salon and started doing your own hair with the thought that you might actually save more money than you ever have before.
But then you look at your bank statement at the end of the month and realize that you are still spending just a much if not more on your hair! – This can literally have many of us scratching our heads.
Do you feel that you are trading a costly service for costly products? How much money do you spend a month on hair care products and how can we get within a set budget?
Why are hair products so expensive?
One reason could be the impact of the natural hair movement. The natural hair movement is greater than it ever has been before so companies have been going back to the drawing board and doing their research on what natural hair ladies want for their own hair care. They might be adding high quality ingredients such as shea butter*, coconut oil*, argan oil* and other additives.
They also might not be adding much of these ingredients at all but advertising as such on their labels to entice us. The problem is some products that have or claim to have these extra special ingredients are pretty expensive.
Whether the company is really trying to cater to your hair needs or is using “featured ingredient” tactics to target certain hair care groups, the point is it will come at a hefty price to you.
How to avoid spending too much
1. Educate yourself
If you know about ingredients then you might not be easily swayed by ‘featured ingredients’ and hefty price tags on certain products. Shop at the back of the product (ingredients list) and you will find that the most expensive stuff are often not the best for your hair.
It is very important to learn how to read product labels and learn your own hair needs. If the hair care companies do their research on us, we should do our research on them.
If the product actually has its best ingredients at the top of the ingredient list then it might be worth the purchase depending on the size of the bottle and if you can’t find a cheaper alternative.
Tosha Pearson says
how often do you comb out your hair, i find i have serious knots after 3 days!
Cheryl Williams says
Try stretching your hair using the banding method to reduce knots
Tosha Pearson says
O_O who has that kind of time???
ladee neenah says
I find that three days is the max I can wear an out style before it starts to knot up. I usually do flat twists or two strand twists that I can wear for a few days, then wear the resulting twist out for a day or two right before wash day.
Jacey Nivar says
no,i don’t buy hair/skin product on the market lol
ladee neenah says
Fortunately my hair likes the products that are within my budget (Shea Moisture) and I also make my own deep conditioner, which cuts the cost down. I’ve slowly built up a supply of essential oils so I make my own daily spritzes. I buy mostly natural products so when I find one I especially like, I will try to make it myself once I’m through with the store-bought product.
Relaxed Thairapy says
Trying products that healthy hair enthusiasts, bloggers and vloggers rave about will have you spending way too much money. Been there. Learning what ingredients work for you is the cheapest way out. That way, you’re not wasting money on things that does not work for your hair.
Nina Johnson says
When I first went natural, I thought I had to buy all the expensive products to do awesome natural styles and for my hair to grow…really it’s all in how you do your hair. The products help, but expensive ones don’t make the style. But what is expensive to one may be right in the budget for another. I’m with the Cantu line! Been using it for years and my natural hair is healthy and BSL now. So it really depends on you. Good article
HerStyler Amazon UK says
posts like this are why I love your page