I Like Shopping For Hair Products But

I’m not willing to spend any money on the boutique stuff. There is a great deal of expensive products out there. I notice that companies are really focusing on kinky, curly and dry hair. That’s great that they’re realizing not everyone has oily straight hair.

Once I see that a bottle of magic hair potion, goes for $12-$24.95 at 6-8 ounces, I go, “No way. It’s not happening.” Even if the product promised to make hair grow one inch a month, I still wouldn’t fork over the money.

That Smell

Why do companies believe that hair (or skin care) products should include so much fragrance?

Not everyone wants to smell like melons, apples, oranges or mangoes. (Love the taste of mangoes, I just don’t want to wear them.)

How about a fragrance free sample? Or maybe a separate bottle or packet to add the scent?

I’ve been mixing my own concoctions lately and the blessing is that I can add the scent(s) later. The raw ingredients I put in are basically odorless. There are a lot of products I do like, but after a while that smell be killing!

Samples and Experimenting

I’ve found that what works for me are inexpensive products. I started out looking for cheap items, and found I can stay on the natural bandwagon. Reasonably priced products are not out of reach. I reach for generic items as much as brand name products just to check quality.

At times, there is no difference.

I say this, because I see that in some forums women who think of going natural think they need to spend a lot of money. I’ve even read that being natural is expensive. At first, I find that sentiment hilarious. (Don’t mind me I laugh at inappropriate things.)

I think a woman who’s going natural has to focus on the specific hair problem and seek an inexpensive remedy:

  • If it’s dry, look for moisture.
  • If it’s sticky from product buildup, search for a clarifying product.
  • If it’s hard to comb, find a detangler. In the case of natural hair, several steps to detangle may be required.

Frankly, I wish companies would sell more items in the sample size. I found Garnier Fructis at Wal-Mart, because of the samples.

Maybe I’ll write and ask for a super-rich creamy product – sans the fragrance.

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  1. Hi Betty!!

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    Rich people buy assets – this is easy to explain , rich people ( or people who are aware of how money works, what to do wisely with money, and who have used the power of compound interest etc ) buy assets;
    Assets are – interest earning instruments, real estate, interest in real estate ( as in going in with other people who know how money works in joint real estate purchaces ), are frugal with their money, DO NOT BUY 42 pairs of shoes and sit on the CTA talking loudly about doing such a thing!!! But I digress…rich people do not buy clothing as a status symbol, they CONSCIOUSLY search out bargains, only buy what is necessary, will buy second hand in order to save…AND THEN place those savings into – you guessed it – their interest earning instruments.

    Poor people – people who dont have any idea how money works, buy 42 pairs of shoes and sit on the CTA and brag to the woman sitting next to her about doing this!! And then talk about how they are retiring in the next week from her job and “Don’t know how they are going to make it..but say “Girl, you know God is good”!!! Can you tell that I have not let the shock of that moment pass without learning from it!! Any who – poor people buy things in order to feel like the people they consume on tv. I have a study about this phenomenon that I will come back and post ..but suffice it to say..poor people have a sense of lack and this sense of lack makes them not open their eyes to the OPPORTUNITIES ALL AROUND THEM.

    Poor people buy liabilities – poor people buy clothes to look like the people on tv, and never purchase a piece of property to call their own. Even after 20 plus years at a “good gubment job”..poor people’s clothes then rot in their home after they die. These same clothes/shoes cannot be passed down to generation after generation as any form of SECURITY/FINANCIAL stability. Which – as we have said over and over – you can lather this rinse and repeat and what do you get..another generation of poor people who will then go and purchase 42 pairs of shoes and sit on the CTA and brag about it to the NEXT woman sitting next to her…

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