I was almost beginning to think I was one of the only naturally curly girls out there that felt like $10 was more than enough to spend on a hair product.
Although I stopped relaxing my hair in 2010, I never got into natural hair until recently. I began reading articles and message boards in a quest to find the proper way to care for my natural hair.
The information became overwhelming and I found more and more products I felt I just had to try. Most of the products I had never heard of and once I’d research them, I’d find super high prices. I can only continue to be the product junkie I am when the prices are reasonable. But today, I found this article on 5 best hair care products under $5. I was happy to see a product I use on there as well.
I’m all for whatever works for my hair. I don’t care if it’s a smaller, less known company, or a well known, mainstream company. BUT, the product can cost me my life savings for 2 or 4 ounces.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that although we all want healthy, beautiful natural hair, we should use what works, not what’s marketed as natural hair care must haves. A lot of these natural hair care products use inexpensive ingredients. For example, pure, unrefined shea butter goes for less than $12/lb on Amazon. Different oils can be had for the same price or less (occasionally more). Mixtures of shea butter and oil cost upwards of $10 for half a pound of product.
The point of marketing is to get you to buy a product. Many companies are doing a great job of that, but I won’t be a victim of price gouging to have products that are specifically marketed towards me because the company wants to. Show me a truly superior product that works much better than any mainstream product and maybe, just maybe I’ll buy into the hype to try it.