Except you've been living under a rock all this time, you're probably aware that Nigeria's economy has gone to shit. It didn't really hit me until about two months ago. I went to buy my favorite bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV). Apparently, in my month-long absence, the price had almost tripled. I didn't even know where to start from. I ended buying a cheaper brand which turned out to be apple juice which I eventually threw away.
TIP: In the course of finding cheaper alternatives, it also important to avoid buying fakes. This is not the time to throw money away.
It finally dawned on my that things have really changed and I would have to fix up if I still wanted to have the things I wanted. Most, if not all prices have gone up which means that we would need to make some lifestyle adjustments. Our natural hair is not left out. I know many people have dropped their staple foreign products for made in Nigeria products because they're cheaper. It only makes sense.
So, I'm going to be sharing tips for managing our natural hair in this new situation we have found ourselves.
- Access your stash and search for cheaper alternatives where necessary.
- Substitute healing clays for shampoos and conditioners.
- Embrace Crochet braids.
In what way has the recession affected your natural hair?
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