View Poll Results: So, how much do you spend a month on hair care products???
Over $75 1 3.13%
$50 to $75 4 12.50%
$25 to $50 8 25.00%
Under $25 19 59.38%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

So, how much do you spend...?

I was just balancing my checkbook and was *shocked* by how much I'd spent at Curlmart and Jessicurl this month. Of course, I save tons of money by not getting my hair relaxed and cut every 6 weeks. I guess it all evens out in the end!
It depends on when you ask me. If I've run out of products all together, my staples would cost me about $50('poo, condish, leave in, and gel). But the good thing is that I try to buy larger containers, so that they last me at least 3 months. I just recently ran out of shampoo (two weeks ago), that I purchased back in April. I think a 33.8 oz of shampoo that's used a least 2 times a week, lasting 5 months, is pretty darn good.


So, I guess this would be me at the "$25 or less a month" range.

There are occasions where I buy new stuff to experiment, but it still averages out to less than $25 a month(spread over 12 months).
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I voted between $25-50. I think there was one month that I over did
it. So, I put myself in PJ jail. I've used up a lot
of the stuff. I'll be able to start buying again at the end of the month!
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I pretty much spend $25-50. Once in a while on a special occasion (like a Jessicurl $5 flat rate shipping) I spend a bit more to stock up. Other than that it's the $25-50 range. Last month though I didn't spend anything. I'm sure there are random months in there where I don't spend because I'm stocked up.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
I spend nothing on new products now, because I'm really happy with a very simple routine.

That's not to say getting here didn't cost me hundreds of dollars, I'm ashamed to admit.



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coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







Err...much more than I really should. But close to the $40 range, althout the last 3 months it's been the 2nd option because I was running out of many things. I'm counting buying stuff off the swap board as well.
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I'm over $75 Mostly because of the protein treatments I buy. Those added $30-60--depending on how often I do them. This past month though, was excessively costly: I splurged on a liter of Aveda sap moss shampoo, 3 sap moss concentrates, some Nexxus conditioners, Biolage protein treats, & Rasta leave in condish Need to cut up the credit card....
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I spend nothing on new products now, because I'm really happy with a very simple routine.
Originally Posted by Mayim
curious to hear what your new very simple routine is?
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I've been buying expensive stuff, but I make it last.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

I spend nothing on new products now, because I'm really happy with a very simple routine.
Originally Posted by Mayim
curious to hear what your new very simple routine is?
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
LOL

It's scary simple!

I condition wash with Avalon Organics Botanicals (from my old 'cone free formula stash) maybe once a week.

Other days I just massage, rinse, condition the length. Leave a lot in, quick cool rinse.

Do a haphazard combination of microfiber plop, diffuse, air dry.

Spritz on some lavender mist mixed with above condish as it dries.

Sometimes use a smidge of Kenra pomade at the end to define.

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If my hair feels blah or weighed down, I wash with the Avalon 'poo (coco betaine). I haven't felt the need lately though.

Once every one to two months I use Aveda Detoxifier followed by the Jessicurl homemade DT recipe.

That's it!

M
coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







Less than $25 dollars. I just use store-brands. I haven't really experimented with my hair that much lately. Before I learned to deal with my hair, I'd probably spend over a $100. I tried just about every frizz-fighting thing you could think of. Never worked. I fried my hair by straightening it. It's definitely cheaper to go natural.
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves
Other than Elucence and Jessicurl products, I only use very inexpensive products that I can easily find at any grocery store or drug store. And I use lots of "kitchen" products, which are also cheap. My hair loves the products I use, so there's no reason to spend more.
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Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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so mayim, if i'm reading correctly, you don't use gel? i wanna see pics!!!
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
it varies month to month. i'm terrible at budgeting - sometimes i'll blow a ton of money on haircare products, but then i'll *try* (and generally fail) to be good for a little while. on average it's probably been about $50 a month since i fell under the influence of all you PJ's (*cough* KimberKurl *cough*) out there. :P
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Currently loving:
  • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
  • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave-in
  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
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so mayim, if i'm reading correctly, you don't use gel? i wanna see pics!!!
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Yep - that's correct! I was using the Biotera Gel from Sally's, but it was such a soft hold, and I was using so little of it, I thought - eh, let's see what it does without it - and lo and behold!

I know - I've been needing to post new pics! My hair has gotten longer, and I got a different cut too. Someone borrowed my camera, so I'll post new pics as soon as I get it back.



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coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







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