You might think being natural will cost you more money. Wrong! Here’s how you can be natural on a budget and possibly save more money than before.
Do Your Own Hair
I’ve found it’s best to do your own hair when you are natural. A trip to the hair salon can cost you on average about $50 a visit, depending on what you are getting done. Doing your own hair cost, well, nothing. You can do the math on how much you could be saving. Plus, no one is going to care for your hair the way you would your own. Hairdressers are trying to get you in, out, and on to the next client.
Don’t Be A Product Junkie
If you do your own hair you will need to buy products, but you can only use but so many at a time. Don’t just buy something because it’s new or someone recommended it. You and your pockets will soon find out that’s a big mistake. Having 50 hair products in your house is absolutely unnecessary. Find a few products you like and that work well for you. Try to finish what you have before buying something else.
Making your own products is one of the best ways to save money. Usually you can find things you already have in the kitchen. For example, olive oil and coconut oil are great for sealing moisture in natural hair. Also, apple cider vinegar is a great cleaning agent that can take the place of a shampoo. Usually these items come in large quantity for little money, so try checking out what’s in your kitchen that can be used as multi-purpose ingredients.
Try Inexpensive Vs. Expensive Products
More expensive doesn’t always mean more quality. Hair products can be very pricey. Some are worth it and some are not. There are inexpensive brands that work great, if not better, than some of the more expensive brands. For example, I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I buy it at Target for about $4 for 25 oz. Before trying that conditioner, I was paying $11 for an 11 oz. bottle of Aubrey Organics conditioner. I found that Tresemme Naturals actually works better on my hair, so it was pointless to pay double the price for anything else. Don’t be afraid to try what could be considered to be “cheap.” The most important thing is to check out the ingredients and make sure it works for your hair type.