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Am I saving more money now that I’m Natural? (Repost)

If I was asking MP, his answer would be a resounding ‘NO’, but I’m asking myself as well as other Naturals out there.  Are you saving more money on your hair being Natural?  I would have to say yes!

MP is the frugal one in our relationship.  I’m a shopaholic.  Somehow we manage probably because we offset one another.  Of course he’s going to say I spend too much on my hair so his opinion really doesn’t count in this.  He thinks spending more than 10 dollars a month on my hair is too much so you see why he’s not factoring in on this. 

My question may partly be affected by my geography.  While living in New Orleans I didn’t spend nearly as much on my hair.  Salon prices are much cheaper there as opposed to Denver.  Denver…..what is up?  They have Salon prices that mirror Manhattan or LA.  It’s crazy and I know I’m not the only one who has noticed.  Denver is big but not big enough to be demanding these kinds of prices.

I’ve recently seen many blogs discussing how Natural hair is pricier than Relaxed.  Really???  I don’t use the cheapest products nor the priciest but I know I’m spending less.  I never put my own perms in so I was always at the mercy of stylists.  I also wore weaves and braids and I’ve always had to have someone else take care of my hair.  That means money. 

Now that I’m Natural I do almost everything myself outside of giving myself my bi-yearly trim.  I’m holding off on trims since my ends have been fine for the past year.  I don’t wear protective styles so there’s no need for anyone messing in my hair for those styles.  I am still the wash and go queen.  I’m saving dollars with my Natural tresses and I’m pretty proud as well as happy about that.

So, asking if someone is spending more or less going Natural is truly a personal choice.  It depends on how you wear your Natural hair, whether or not you are a Product Junkie as well as how you took care of your permed hair.  So many variable to factor in before you can honestly answer so…..I’m asking all you Naturals out there.

Are you saving money by going Natural?

Happy spending Naturals,


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  1. July 4, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    yep, I looking good cost a whole lot less. And versatile to boot!

    • July 4, 2013 / 8:36 pm

      You got that right!!! Love being Natural. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Anonymous
    July 5, 2013 / 5:54 am

    I definitely save more now that I'm natural

  3. July 5, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    I know that I'm saving money!!!! Especially since I make almost all of my hair products myself. And I buy what I need in bulk when I catch a sale. So I will not have to buy anything for about 6 months to a year.

    • July 5, 2013 / 7:00 pm

      Girl, who you telling?!?! I rack up on products when they are on sale or when I have the money so when money is tight I have my stash!

  4. August 1, 2013 / 5:06 am

    I too am saving money. The salon was $85.00 every two weeks. Now like you lovely ladies I mix just about everything I use. The few products I buy I buy when on sell and in abundance. And all my ayurvedics I buy from the Indian store about $4.00 for each (I buy about 5 different ones) and they last for months. Oils at the market or Trader Joes and I tend to by the largest bottle available. So I most definately am saving tons…LOL

    • August 1, 2013 / 9:09 am

      You have found the way to be Natural and save a keep a few dollars in your pocket. Nothing against the salons but I grew tired of giving them all of my money. Great comment.