I think money and the financial side of serving your hair is one aspect we do not talk about as much, and this is something we need to work on. I read a report [need to find link] that said that natural hair is increasing as a business interest for companies, and in this regard pricing products for Afro hair is a hot topic for me.
I have come up with a scale of 3 C’s so we can see how to purchase products that fit into our budgets whether you have £10 or £100.
Brand: Black N Sassy
Cheap does not have to necessarily be a bad thing. I have never used Black N Sassy but I have always seen it in the shops. The price point averages between £3 ($5) and above. [Though, this brand name ‘Black N Sassy’ sounds wildly dated or am I wrong?]
Brand: Organic Root Stimulator
ORS is not a discount brand, and I have always noticed this in its pricing. Hair Mayonnaise is £10 ($15), actually and this is something I always need to be reminded about.I think ORS is good for hair mayonnaise, but I don’t feel their other products as much.
I think this would suit you if your hair budget is at around £50 per month.
3. Crème de la Crème
I have never used MJ before, so I can’t comment on whether it works. Creme de la Creme refers to it being a higher end black haircare brand this is definitely reflected in its pricing.16 ounces (help, what is that in metric?) is $38, which is around £26 or so. That IS expensive, but again is it worth it?
I think just because something is expensive does not mean you should purchase it. F it, if I could afford it now, I would purchase it to see.
Where do you fall in with your hair budget: cheap, cheerful or crème de la crème?
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