I think I went through my phase of expensive products so I dont really buy anything anymore. I just have so much to use up in my closet.
Lines like Qhemet's and Anita Grant I will splurge for ONLY when there is a sale. Otherwise, I look for good conditioners like Aubrey's and Giovanni at online vendors where I can get them 40-50% cheaper than in the stores and stock up. Now my "expensive products" are more affordable. I find my staples like coconut oil and jojoba oil locally along with my shea butter. I wait for a good holiday sale to replenish the more expensive ones. I refuse to break the bank for my hair products.
Over 10 years natural and still growing...