It’s hard out here for a broke or near broke woman with dreams of mountains of creamy conditioner and refreshing hair mists. Here we are still in the throws of the recession and as many are getting back on their feet there are still some of us pinching pennies and trying to make ends meet.
Not everyone is back on track and with foreclosures still occurring and unemployment still high, many natural women are thankful for staying clear of the pricey salons but are in need of some hair care assistance nonetheless.
The days of carefree spending are behind most of us and we need to cut out the wasteful spending of our past. So, as I look you product junkies squarely in the eye, I want you to know that I am not saying you should give up your natural tendency to shop till you drop for hair products and accessories.
Sometimes you have to buy a lot to figure out what is going to work for your tresses and many newly naturals must take this PJ road in order to become a veteran. I’m just saying curb it a bit with these helpful hints on how to save more and still get what you need, want or just have to have, it wont be hard.
1. Read product reviews – There are reviews EVERYWHERE whether you are on FB, Twitter, hair sites like this one or blogs. Give old Google a try since it’s free and full of resources.
Check out the product to see what it claims to offer then check out the reviews. Be careful about reviews on the company website though because their primary goal is to get you to buy it so more often then not those reviews are biased.
I mean to check out reviews like mine here, where I not only list the ingredients, I give a full account of what and how I used it and what my outcome was on more than one try. Read a positive review and a bad one and see if you notice why they felt so differently about them.
It’s good to get a full review and not just a ” I loved it!’ or ” I hated it!” since that really doesn’t tell you anything. Also, read a review from someone with your hair type. That doesn’t mean it will necessarily work as well or as bad for your tresses but it might help.
Originally posted 2014-07-18 15:00:08.