I've been HOODWINKED!!! I've been BAMBOOZLED!!! I've been led Astray!!!!

Okay so I'm sitting here at my computer right now dcing with some Lustrasilk Tea Tree Cholesterol for the first time, and as this lovely scented stuff began to give my scalp a wonderful cooling sensation, it dawned on me. This $2.56 jar of wonderfulness is the some dogon stuff my stylist used to dc my hair with after she gave me a relaxer. The problem? She charged 85 freaking dollars to do so. I'm a little ticked off right now forgive me, I just had to vent a little bit. I know that the combination of everything involved in the process of the relaxer adds up. But I wonder what other cheapo but quality products she was using on my hair and then turned around to charge me that exorbitant price.
I know. It's amazing how much money salons make for rather simple styles or treaments. And when it comes to products, no matter what level (inexpensive or expensive) as salons/stylists, they get professional discounts as well.

I guess look at the positive side. You wont be spending that money anymore. If women, especially natural women who were previously relaxed, were to put aside the money we used to spend on relaxers and salon visits, by the end of one year we would have a nice savings fund set up. Imagine all the things you could do with the extra money.
Over 10 years natural and still growing...
whoa nelly
at least you now know, right
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I've really got to try that Lutrasilk stuff!

If women, especially natural women who were previously relaxed, were to put aside the money we used to spend on relaxers and salon visits, by the end of one year we would have a nice savings fund set up. Imagine all the things you could do with the extra money.
Originally Posted by sobecurl
We should start putting aside relaxer money each month to create a product junkie fund for the end of the year
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"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius
I know. It's amazing how much money salons make for rather simple styles or treaments. And when it comes to products, no matter what level (inexpensive or expensive) as salons/stylists, they get professional discounts as well.

I guess look at the positive side. You wont be spending that money anymore. If women, especially natural women who were previously relaxed, were to put aside the money we used to spend on relaxers and salon visits, by the end of one year we would have a nice savings fund set up. Imagine all the things you could do with the extra money.
Originally Posted by sobecurl
Ain't that the truth.
whoa nelly
at least you now know, right
Originally Posted by hippychic
(Sigh) yeah.
Eep! That's horrifying On the bright side, you can put the 82.44 aside for great shoes/purse/dress/computer/whatever you are saving for Yay for presents to yourself!


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Well relaxer is cheap too. The whole cost of a salon visit was my reason for doing my own hair when I relaxed it. They are charging you for the time and the part of the cost of renting and running that salon. I'm sorry--but also not surprised--live and learn.
$85 that's steep. I've also learned that salon prices vary by region. For whatever strange reason, it is extremely cheap to get your hair done in NYC. When I was on the creamy crack, I paid $35 for a relaxer with a wash and set deep condition. Moved to baltimore $35 was the cost of a wash and set and perms started at $60. Atlanta $55+, Chicago $40 for a wash and set. And I checked a few salons to compare the prices. Expensive for my blood. I guess I was spoiled. It's actually one of the reasons why I went natural.
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i had a friend who worked at a salon that put listerine in ppls hair as DT's....they used the peppermint feeling to fool people.
oh...and they also used dishwashing liquid as neutralizing shampoo....she didnt work there a whole 2 days before she quit.
you have to be really careful where you get your hair done.
i had a friend who worked at a salon that put listerine in ppls hair as DT's....they used the peppermint feeling to fool people.
oh...and they also used dishwashing liquid as neutralizing shampoo....she didnt work there a whole 2 days before she quit.
you have to be really careful where you get your hair done.
Originally Posted by prentonne
omg!
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I will NEVER go to a salon again. I'd rather f**k up my own hair than have to pay someone else to do it.
I will NEVER go to a salon again. I'd rather f**k up my own hair than have to pay someone else to do it.
Originally Posted by CocoT
HAH! That's why I used to relax my own hair...I was like well if I dissolve all my hair at least it's my fault...
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Well relaxer is cheap too. The whole cost of a salon visit was my reason for doing my own hair when I relaxed it. They are charging you for the time and the part of the cost of renting and running that salon. I'm sorry--but also not surprised--live and learn.
Originally Posted by gemini
Exactly. You pay for the service itself moreso than for the product. I personally don't trust any salon anyway. I don't even really trust natural hair salons. I feel like they overcharge as well.
- don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.
Originally Posted by subbrock
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Well relaxer is cheap too. The whole cost of a salon visit was my reason for doing my own hair when I relaxed it. They are charging you for the time and the part of the cost of renting and running that salon. I'm sorry--but also not surprised--live and learn.
Originally Posted by gemini
Exactly. You pay for the service itself moreso than for the product. I personally don't trust any salon anyway. I don't even really trust natural hair salons. I feel like they overcharge as well.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
My salon charges like $95 for some twists!!!!!! I was like NO WAY! #teamwashngo
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Well relaxer is cheap too. The whole cost of a salon visit was my reason for doing my own hair when I relaxed it. They are charging you for the time and the part of the cost of renting and running that salon. I'm sorry--but also not surprised--live and learn.
Originally Posted by gemini
Exactly. You pay for the service itself moreso than for the product. I personally don't trust any salon anyway. I don't even really trust natural hair salons. I feel like they overcharge as well.
Originally Posted by Cali Chik
My salon charges like $95 for some twists!!!!!! I was like NO WAY! #teamwashngo
Originally Posted by ellepixie
You postin tweets and sh*t?
- don't let everybody elses long straight weave bum you out. don't let other people's big/long natural hair bum you out either. embrace what you have and rock it with confidence, because that's the only way you'll be happy. and whether you realize it or not you are somebody's influence. show them what it truly means to be confident.
Originally Posted by subbrock
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