What's the most you would pay...

... for products? I had commented about the price of a certain product on another thread ($20 for some gel), and somebody mentioned that they'd go as high as $15 for it, and it got me to thinking how most of us have notions about how much something should cost or how much we are willing to pay for something. What are your limits (before shipping)?

Mine:

Shampoo: (I don't use it, but I feel like more than $10 is unnecessary)
Conditioner: my limit is $22 for 8 ounces or more. It's gotta promise some serious perfection if I am to shell out more than that. And shipping had better be reasonable.
Stylers: Obviously, it depends on how much comes in the container. If it's enough to last for months, I'll go as high as $30. But if it requires a heavy hand, my limit is $20.

How about you?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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lol. Yer really irked by this huh?

OK. well, i dont shampoo so thats out.

For a co wash I wouldnt pay more than a few bucks.

For a rinse out I would likely go as high as, say 12?

For stylers I would go as high as 30 if it were Super Sized (like KCCC).

** I reserve the right to break all aforementioned limitations.
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No concern about shampoo, but the rest are as follows:

I wouldn't pay more than a buck, buck and a half (or pound/pound and a half) for a co-wash (250 ml is the standard size for conditioner over here, so no more than 1.50 for that much). I go through it too quickly for more than that.

Rinse-out: Unless it's absolute perfection (or giant size), I prefer not to spend more than 10 a bottle, tops, and I'd prefer to keep it below a fiver. The most expensive thing I have currently is 4.99/250ml, so that's pretty expensive to me (when you look at it per litre). It is pretty darn awesome, though.

DT: I don't go through these fast, so more expense is okay and gets spread out. Again, I have the 10 limit here, mostly because more than that and we're getting towards the same sum as my week's grocery shopping. Depends on what it is, though, and how big the bottle is.

Styling: I'd prefer to keep my styling products quite cheap - couple of pounds, max. I do have some KCCC, and as it works, I wouldn't mind buying it at its normal price - it DOES last forever and it's a giant tub - so it works out to be quite economical. The most expensive thing I've bought was the Curl Boost from The Body Shop - I believe it was 8.50ish. Good results, but I went through it stupidly fast, which is unacceptable for something so expensive.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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Good idea for a thread jilli I think this would help our product developers that check in. I want to stress that Quality is very important to me as well as customer service and delivery of a consistent product.

Shampoos Low/Poos: $10 if it suds great then I can get away with using less of it but right now I'm paying about $5-$6 and honestly haven't experimented with anything that costs more.

Condish: No more then $20 for a DT and my limit would be $10 for a rinse out.

Stylers: No more then $20 but it needs to last me at least 6mos.

Let's add that shelf life is super important. I don't want to pay high prices for something that doesn't last at least 1yr.
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CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
I would never pay over 20 bucks.. period unless the bottle was MEGA HUGE and was going to last me a good long time!

And I would RARELY pay over 20 anyway though just in general. The stuff I use now is probably 20 bucks or less TOTAL which includes my conditioners, my gel, my shea butter, and my oils. Oh I forgot.. I like my glycerin and distilled water mix.. but those last me a while.

But it's fun to try something a little pricer now and again!
I think I must be incredibly cheap

I still buy shampoo for others in my house

For
Shampoo - I don't pay over $4 for a 16oz bottle
Conditioner - most I pay is $8 for a good treatment.. .99 cents for my co-wash cond.
Stylers - It depends, I won't get crazy spending tons but if it is worth the price i'll go for it
Shampoo: No more than $8-$10 for an 8oz bottle (even though I don't use shampoo)

Conditioner: Same as above and I use the same conditioner to condition as I do for a leave-in

Stylers: Depends on what it is. I've ordered CJ Aloe Fix twice, but I won't do it again. It's just too pricey for me, and it didn't work very well on my hair. I do order CK because it works so, so well if I use it in moderation (can be drying on my hair). Using it in moderation means it lasts me quite a long time, so I can justify the $15.50 for 8oz. I won't spend more than $8 on gel anymore, which is why I haven't tried most of the HG gels raved about on here. I use too much gel to spend that much.

One of the problems I have with spending the big bucks on hair products is ingredients. I'm an avid reader of ingredients, and I usually find out that I can get almost every single ingredient listed in these products for dirt cheap and make it myself if I was so inclined. This also means I generally have a good idea of what it costs the manufacturer to make it (ingredient-wise), and it chaps my hide when I see ridiculous profit margins. That's why I make alllll my own skincare stuff now. The skincare industry is one big rip-off.

Or maybe I'm just cheap.... lol.

OK, off my soapbox now.
It's funny you should metnion this as I was just looking at Terax Creama. I've heard so many good things about this conditioner. $22 for 6.7 oz. I seriously thought about buying it until I saw the ingredients. It contains isopropyl alcohol.

That being said - my co wash is a dollar. I'd pay three or four dollars for a co wash if it was a large container.

for rinse out conditioners I'd pay more - up to $20 if it's really really good and comes in a decent size for that price. Stylers - eh - not more than $10 and it would have to be really good for me to pay $10.

However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.
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3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
I'm not sure what my limit would be. For me, it's more of a quality matter in most things rather than price. But, if I can't afford it, I don't buy it. I'm not careless with money. I can tell what I have paid for things...

I don't use shampoo.
I paid $1 & something for Suave coconut to co-wash.
I paid $25 for a 25oz. or so bottle of Oatmeal and Honey.
I just paid $30 for a liter of Kenra (I was finally able to get this today after someone recommended it to me. Hope it works well as a leave-in.)

I use only conditioners to wash, condition, and style with so no prices for gels or anything. I also wash every four days or so, so I don't go through that much product on a regular basis.
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Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.
Well from what I've gathered CJ's Low Poo is formulated to remove any water soluble cones and is super gentle. I probably will try this in the near future but I really need to put a bigger dent in my current POO stash before I can justify the expense This is one area that I've not experimented a lot in although I can feel the diff between the low poos I rotate which is why I've never committed to using any of them exclusively. They do make my hair feel kinda dry. I would love to find a low poo that doesn't do that or makes my hair feel more coated like Deva Low Poo that was horrible for me...I actually feel like Aloe Rid is more gentle then the Low Poos I have right now. I also don't like the way my hair feels with VO5 or Suave as a co-wash they also give me that coated feeling....ICK.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
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99 cents for shampoo, 99 cents for my 'poo' conditioner, 99 cents for gel, $7 for natural coconut oil, and about $8 for a 12 oz tube of my 'rinse/leave-in conditioner.

Oh yeah, don't forget my $1.99 detangling comb.

Last edited by Speckla; 08-23-2009 at 06:03 PM.
However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.
Well from what I've gathered CJ's Low Poo is formulated to remove any water soluble cones and is super gentle. I probably will try this in the near future but I really need to put a bigger dent in my current POO stash before I can justify the expense This is one area that I've not experimented a lot in although I can feel the diff between the low poos I rotate which is why I've never committed to using any of them exclusively. They do make my hair feel kinda dry. I would love to find a low poo that doesn't do that or makes my hair feel more coated like Deva Low Poo that was horrible for me...I actually feel like Aloe Rid is more gentle then the Low Poos I have right now. I also don't like the way my hair feels with VO5 or Suave as a co-wash they also give me that coated feeling....ICK.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I feel the same way! My aloe rid seems to be more gentle than any of the low poos i've tried!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it.
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For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
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I don't really care how much products cost if they work.

Many of us spend a lot of money trying different products, and when you factor in shipping costs nothing is really cheap anymore. I typically order several things at a time to justify the shipping charges, getting ripped off on shipping pisses me off just on principle. The price of the product itself only matters to me if it's unusually high for a really small amount - or usage requires a lot of product and it's gone quickly (like 4oz for $24 and it takes an ounce to do your hair one time).

I think the only other thing that would factor into whether or not I would pay the price for a product is if the ingredients don't warrant the price tag. Like this one http://www.johnmasters.com/ingredients_ss.htm
$16.50 for a bottle distilled water, sea salt, and lavender oil isn't quite right IMO.

All that being said, I'll easily pay $30 or more for a bottle of whatever if I like it.
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I don't really care how much products cost if they work.

Many of us spend a lot of money trying different products, and when you factor in shipping costs nothing is really cheap anymore. I typically order several things at a time to justify the shipping charges, getting ripped off on shipping pisses me off just on principle. The price of the product itself only matters to me if it's unusually high for a really small amount - or usage requires a lot of product and it's gone quickly (like 4oz for $24 and it takes an ounce to do your hair one time).

I think the only other thing that would factor into whether or not I would pay the price for a product is if the ingredients don't warrant the price tag. Like this one http://www.johnmasters.com/ingredients_ss.htm
$16.50 for a bottle distilled water, sea salt, and lavender oil isn't quite right IMO.

All that being said, I'll easily pay $30 or more for a bottle of whatever if I like it.
Originally Posted by AprilnUtah
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KCCC is the most I'd pay for anything and that's because it works. The rest of everything I have tried with the exception of my own FSG makes my hair look the same anyway so I will always try new things but KMacks samples are the best -- lets me know I don't want to invest $25-$30 for something that is just so-so on my hair.
CoWashes - VO5, Suave, White Rain which are like a dollar?

Conditioner - No more than $10 and rarely ever that.

Stylers - Well... the most I pay now is about $13 for BRHG and the most I ever spent was around $25 + shipping for KCCC and it was not worth it. So no more than $15, and so far BRHG is the most expensive thing.

DT - $5

Leave In -$5

Shampoo - I haven't found one I like. But I say $10 but even that is high to me.
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
I'm pretty cheap so . . . no more than $4 for a washing conditioner. And if I am going to pay $4, I expect to get a lot of product. No more than $6 for a regular conditioner, no more than $10 for a leave in, no more than $5 for a gel. And then I make my own deep conditioners with a combination of cheap products. I am willing to spend a bit more for things like coconut oil and shea butter, so that I can get 100% pure and unrefined, but its ok because those last me for ages.
If I found a product that worked consistently and made my hair look amazing without fail every single time, I would spend up to $100. But I can't imagine anything out there exists that can do that
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Likes so far: Deva No Poo, GVP, AOHR (for DT), KCCC, BHRG, Curl Keeper, AG:Recoil, plopping and diffusing
Dislikes: LVPNG, ACV rinse, KY Jelly, Deva Set It Free, Deva B'Leavin

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