Does Natural Hair Maintenance Really Add Up? There is an article that a writer wrote for Essence.com about natural hair costing a fortune. The article is entitled Real Talk: Is Your Natural Hair Costing You A Fortune?
My answer in short is no. Now for me I do not use that many products for my hair. It has not always been this way.
Initially, when I first went I spent a great deal on products and get my hair done. Would en my hair was shorter, I would go to the hair and get two strand twists. That was because I did not like how they looked when I did them myself on my short hair.
Eventually, I started doing my own hair. Subsequently the money I spent decreased. I still purchased products that I think is pricey like $20 conditioners and $30 curl creams. Now, I have a simplistic hair regimen that consist of oils, extracts and butters. So, I am not a product junkie. I try to get cheap or inexpensive products for my natural hair.
The article states that relaxer sales have decreased by 12 percent over the last two years. That is because more women are opting to go natural.
When I was relaxed I did go to a salon sometimes and it would cost $65 for a relaxer and a style. Now that adds up when you factor in touch ups.
The good thing about natural hair you can make your own concoctions and recipes.
Check out the video below where I talk about the expenses of relaxed hair vs. natural hair and the article.
What are your thoughts?