View Poll Results: Do you spend less money?
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Do you spend less money$$$, then when you was i stright head?
It balances out. I don't pay for a professional to relax my hair but I'm always trying new products. It's about the same for me.
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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!
It depends on what time of the year it is. I get product-happy around the holidays. Normally because I have more money to spend. And when it's a change in the seasons. I have to adjust my products when the seasons changes.

But since I normally stick with my stapes, I spend less.

Back in the day, I used to get my hair professionally styled every 2 weeks. So I spent about $100-120 a month on hair. More when I needed a touch up. This doesn't include the products I used to maintain a short do, all the way up to growing my short cut out.

Since I haven't been to a salon in years, I spend less than a quarter of that a month. My conditioner lasts me about 3-4 months(33.8 oz at $16), my shampoo lasts about 6-9 months(33.8 oz at $15), and all of my gels last more than 4 months(all under $6 bucks).

So, I think I spend WAY less as a natural(now) than when I was relaxed. Now, when I first became completely natural, I experimented much more to figure out what products worked best for me.
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