I’ve been a hair enthusiast ever since I started doing my own hair as a teen. There have been moments where I got caught up in trying new products, accessories, gadgets and services — but for the most part, I keep it simple.
1. Realize Less Is More
Our hair does best using the least amount of products, styles and manipulation.
Water, oil and shea butter are our staples that have been keeping our hair healthy, shiny and growing.
2. Know That What Works For Others May Not Work For Us
I’ve been tempted to try products that were recommended to us or a new product that is marketed well and found myself being disappointed over and over again.
I’ve learned to stick with products that work for us and to not stray unless I discover a new hair problem, like dry scalp or weighed down curls.
3. Shop At Stores With A Great Return Policy
Our local Walgreens takes back products even if they are open. So if we try a conditioner and it breaks out our skin or mattes our hair, or simply does nothing for our coils, we can return it to the store for a full refund.
4. Embrace Our Crowns The Way They Are
I’m not big on buying accessories, because our crowns are our accessories. The unique textures, color, and strand thickness do an excellent job at adorning our faces.
Even when we do use the traditional accessories, I love to exhaust what we have. With one box of beads, we like to try different patterns and color schemes.
5. Avoid Allergic Reactions
Even natural products left us with irritated skin and bouts of eczema - which made me less enthusiastic about trying new products.
6. Stay Loyal to Brands
We are also pretty loyal to brands that have amazing back stories. Once we find something we love, we stick to it. A few times we tried other products, but I’m happy to have found our staples that work for our hair.
Some of our favorites are
7. Find A New Style
Over the years, I’ve discovered that the way I style my hair determines my hair budget.
For example, when I cut my hair, I only needed a tiny amount of gel each day.
When I wore weave-ins, I was spending $60 a month on new hair.
When I was figuring out how to perfect my wash and go, again I was spending about $60 a month just on conditioner.
Experimenting to find what style compliments me without breaking the bank requires trial and error.
Keep trying until you discover a style that honors your crown and fits your hair budget.
Is your hair care getting expensive? How have you cut cost without sacrificing the health of your hair? Let us know below.
Until next time.
Peace & Love,
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