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How Much Does It Cost To Maintain 3 Heads Of Curls?

Our hair budget is $13.80 a month. Here’s the breakdown...

 

Shampoo

a 13 oz bottle of Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo lasts 6 months  

 

$8.39 x 2= $16.78 a year

 

Conditioner

 

a 13 oz bottle of Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey Intensive Hydration Conditioner lasts a month 

 

$8.99 x 12 = $107.88 a year

 

Gel 

a 5lb tub of Ecostyler lasts 6 months

 

 $9.99 x 2 = $19.98 a year

 

 

 

Deep Conditioner

a 12oz jar of Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey Intensive Hydration Hair Masque also lasts about 6 months 

 

$9.49 (on sale) x 2 = $18.98 a year

 

Olive Oil 

 

a 64oz bottle lasts 6 months

 

$1 x 2 = $2 a year

 

Yearly total of hair products is 

 

    107.88

      19.98

      18.98

       16.78

  +   2.00

—————

 

$165.62 a year

 

$165.62 / 12 months = $13.80 per month

 

If you think $13.80 a month for three heads is expensive. That’s about $5 per person per month. As a single college student, I spent at least $60 a month on my hair. While I’m proud to utilize a smaller budget, the bigger accomplishment is using top-notch quality ingredients to maintain the health of our heads.

 

 

 


Have You Tried Using Cheaper or Less Expensive Products?

 

Yes. Aussie Moist is a super cheap alternative for when we go swimming. But it doesn't make our hair feel nearly as good as the Shea Moisture line, which does the best at detangling our hair without damaging it.

 

Is This Your Best Hair Budget?

 

No. I had locs for 5 years and also wore my hair pressed for 5 years. Both styles were the least expensive. Wearing my hair naturally curly definitely requires more product.

 

What Causes Your Budget To Fluctuate?

 

Currently my hair is shoulder length and our two girls have waist length hair. As our hair continues to grow, I expect our hair budget to slightly increase.  


Styling also impacts how much product we use. For example, I cowash almost daily (which uses a significant amount of conditioner), whereas I do our 4 year old's hair once a month. 

 

This budget does not include our brushes, picks, combs, and any accessories because I usually buy them once.


It also doesn’t include our water bill, simply because we use water for dishes, bathing, laundry, toiling and more. Lastly, I typically use bar soap on our hair, but since we use that for our bodies as well, I guesstimated if we were to buy shampoo instead.

 

How about you?  Are you proud of your monthly hair budget? What does your family hair budget consist of?

 

Until next time.

 

Love Thyself,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Favorite Youtubers

 

Naptural85 and Mahogany Curls taught me so much about caring for our crowns.

 

Our Favorite Products

 

Nubian Heritage Black Soap

 

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Intensive Hydration Conditioner

 

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

 

Gel

 

Oil

 

Our Favorite Hair Tools

 

Rat Tail Comb 100% Anti-Static Heat Resistant

 

Annie Professional Wave Brush 100% Natural Boar Bristle

 

Wet brush (from dollar store)

 

Shower comb (from dollar store)

 

Amber Glass Spray Bottle

 

Set Your Goals!

 

I truly believe we have the answers to our own problems, so when we write our goals down they later help us self-motivate.

 

Some questions you may have about our experience...

 

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How We Gently Remove Tangles On A Tender Head?

 

How I Keep Our Daughters Still While Doing Their Hair?

 

Have You Tried The Water-Only Method?

 

How We Improved Our Girls' Hair Health?

 

How Do We Get Our Hair So Curly?

 

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