How much do you usually spend on your hair?

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That comes out to about $35-$40/mo. Holy crap. I hope my husband never sees that... haha
Originally Posted by Ml001
Use my excuse - when hubby raised an eyebrow, I promptly told him it was for him, because he is the one who has to look at me - "just trying to look nice for you, darling!" It worked
Originally Posted by Knotty_Maddy
Haha! Good one!!
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Hmm let's see....between the gel, conditioner, two types of shampoo, my OTHER gel and conditioner, leave-ins.....I'm probably in the 30 - 40 $ range. I just spent forty-some dollars at Whole Foods buying KCCC and KCKT (of course, the gel at least will last me several months). Shampoos, protein and deep treatments last forever but gels and conditioners, not so much. I only wash my hair about 2 or three times a week though.

Anyway, the confidence and sense of pride we get from our hair is priceless, so it all works out, right? RIGHT???
Originally Posted by triple_spiral
RIGHT!!!!!
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
PoemaXX i don't know how strong the hold is, but I don't think it's very strong...but my hair is about 15cm below my shoulders I suppose, how long do you think it should last, and how much should i use roughly? i was just wondering how much would be suitable for my length, without causing crunchiness, but giving hold, sorry for the questions ha
Originally Posted by justdoingme
Oh your hair is much longer than mine! The longest layer of mine is finally just reaching my shoulder when unstretched and only 3cm below stretched.

Unfortunately, I can't really tell you how much product is appropriate for you to use. Have you seen the thread with techniques (Ice Queen Method, etc.)? Sometimes the results you want are more about technique than amount of product.

One of the reasons I fell in love with the AO Mandarin Magic Jelly is that it never made my hair crunchy.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength


Last edited by poemaXX; 11-13-2012 at 11:10 PM.
I used to be a huge PJ back when I first started learning out how to deal with my curls, but I think I slowed down on that especially lately. I just seem to have less cash around to spend on new products, and honestly I have plenty of HGs. So anyways:

Suave naturals coconut cowash (lasts a month) - $2

GVP matrix biolage conditioning balm (lasts 2 months) - $6 on sale

kinky curly knot today (lasts 4 months) - $12

curl keeper (lasts 4 months) - $24 (with shipping)

Aussie instant freeze gel (lasts 2 months) - $7

Devacut every 6 months - $60

I think that comes to about $30 per month. That's just my basic regimen without DTs or other treatments added in. I don't think curly hair is very expensive if you stick to a bare bones regimen; and you can definitely do all drugstore. I think straightening treatments or expensive flat irons can come out to around the same amount of money, even if you're using less products. But it's far less time to go curly.
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3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
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CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
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Eco styler gel - $4
shea moisture yucca and baobab conditioner $10
Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie $10
Shea moisture yucca and baobab shampoo$10
tresemme naturals conditioner $4
then I buy oils every now and then, my hair isn't a big oil fanatic sooo whenever I do buy an oil it lasts some months.

I buy ecostyler like every 2 months, depends on how I wear my hair.

The shea moisture products last me 2-4 months with the shampoo lasting longer since I rarely shampoo my hair.

The tresemme lasts me like 2 months so yea my hair is pretty cheap since I don't have to buy for it on a monthly basis.

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Okay, so now i won't feel bad about spending about $7 on a gel! However, i don't know how long this should last, hopefully maybe 2 months for a 200ml bottle right? Less, more, my hair's about 15cm below my shoulders.
Hmm let's see....between the gel, conditioner, two types of shampoo, my OTHER gel and conditioner, leave-ins.....I'm probably in the 30 - 40 $ range. I just spent forty-some dollars at Whole Foods buying KCCC and KCKT (of course, the gel at least will last me several months). Shampoos, protein and deep treatments last forever but gels and conditioners, not so much. I only wash my hair about 2 or three times a week though.

Anyway, the confidence and sense of pride we get from our hair is priceless, so it all works out, right? RIGHT???
Originally Posted by triple_spiral
Right!! This is definite
3C, fine/med texture, normal porosity, high elasticity, very defined spiral

Holy Grail Products: TRESemme Naturals conditioner, my mango/shea butter mixture, Apricot Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, EVOO & Cantu Shea Butter

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Well with my current drugstore routine it's about $20-35 a month. I use Vo5 to co-wash, Tresseme naturals or GVPCB as a rinse out, KCNT as a leave-in, sometimes KCCC or another jelly, and AIF.

I'm still experimenting, but it usually averages out the same.

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