We’re doing something a little different today. I have linked up with a natural hair vlogger Tamera, and asked her to be a guest blogger on the blog! My natural hair journey is only one and so I wanted to open to floor up to other women to have their voices heard, especially the voices of my type 4 sisters. For the next couple blog posts, Tamera will tell you how to maintain your natural hair on a budget. But first, here is the intro highlighting her natural journey:
Natural hair care can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be, even though the general perception is that it’s an expensive undertaking. If you’re someone who struggles to buy products then I’m here to help. However, I’m going to request that you be a little open minded and not clutch your pearls if I mention anything unconventional. Now that I have been natural for the past 4 years and 3 months I have learnt a lot regarding my hair care, the main lesson is that being natural doesn’t need to be the ultimate sacrifice. So, yes, you can buy great products and still have change left to buy food (which is very important by the way).
I went natural during the heights of being broke; I was in my final year of 6th form and I was obsessed. I was doing the absolute most and my poor lunch money could not keep up. The funny thing is that at that point I should have been more budget consciousness but alas, I didn’t know any better, so I didn’t do better. At that time, the market that catered towards natural hair types was still growing, so a lot of products in my opinion were premium priced. Also, I was aligned with the school of thought which dictated that I needed to use products that were as natural as possible in order to achieve hair growth. I’m not saying anything is wrong with that, but now I’m not opposed to experimenting as I have found some real gems that may not have been my first choice back then. Either way, I have found that there are ways that you can do natural hair relatively cheaply in Jamaica. The two methods I plan to expound on are by either becoming at expert at DIY’s and just buying cheaper products.