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.