Hello Naturalistas, How are you all doing? Kinks and all?
The question now, Is Natural hair care more expensive?
If I am being totally honest, when I had my hair relaxed, it was way cheaper for me but one thing I realised after asking a few people this question is that we are all different and our difference will affect our response to this question.
One person I asked in a heartbeat said keeping her natural hair is cheaper because she knows how to make some styles herself and it will still look good as against having to buy weave all the time. Another person was of the opinion that if we add weaves and natural hair salons into the mix then natural hair is not cheaper.
At the end of the day, the answer cannot be straight forward. There are different factors involved.
Products, I think natural hair products are more expensive considering the amount of things you need to buy but then you don't buy products every month.
Hair styling; This I would say natural hair is cheaper, except when you add extensions to the mix.
Salons: This one too is another tricky one. Read The Big question: Natural Hair Salon
Time: I would say Natural hair is more expensive.
I would want to add stress and events but then you also know the answer to that. I understand that this is not everyone's reality like I stated initially, our experiences differ, but for some of us this is the reality.
While by the look of things natural hair care is looking more expensive then relaxed hair, and whether it is more expensive or cheaper to maintain our natural hair, we do it for the love and for healthier hair regardless of the cost.
Let's talk. From your experience is maintaining your natural hair more expensive or cheaper?