I voted No. When I used to relax my hair, I would go to the salon for touch-ups every 2-6 months (probably 4 months on average), and paid a fair amt to get my hair relaxed/trimmed/styled. But I was also using cheap conditioners and basically no styling products. Since going natural, I've saved a little bit in salon visits (have gone twice since my BC, and paid much less than before). But I don't even want to think about how much I've spent on products.
I'm hoping this is b/c I'm still in the (relatively) early stages of my natural journey, and that my PJ tendencies will fade away once I get used to my hair and perfect my technique. But judging from others' posts, it doesn't necessarily work out that way!