, for me, spending that kind of money on Devachan is worth it in the long run. I think of all the money I've spent on my hair over the years: all the stylers, shampoos, conditioners, deep treatments, hairdryers, straightening irons, curling irons, hair brushes, clips, headbands, trips to the stylist to get my hair "done" for special events, cuts every 6 weeks, and on and on, not to mention the HOURS every day I used to spend trying to cajole my hair into being something it's not.
Then I think of the fact that, yeah, it costs me an exorbitant amount to visit Devachan. But I only have to go once a year, and doing so allows me to have a total of six -- SIX -- products for my hair in the bathroom at all times (two condishes, cheap gel/ArcAngell, SIF, and a cheap mousse) and that, drying time aside, I put less time into my hair now than I have since I was 14. I have a no-worry routine, no matter the weather. And the numbers in my rather tight budget actually work out!
I persuaded my mom (totally different curl pattern and texture from me), who has never in my lifetime come home from a salon without being near tears, if not IN tears, to go to Devachan. She walked in hypercritical and negative, looking to pick apart the experience. She walked out with a smile on her face, amazing curls, and has been able to recreate that ever since. She's happy with a salon and her hair for the first time in her life
, and is looking forward to going back.
Sorry to jump in on a Carlos thread!
We go to Rosie and love her, even though she's a wavy!