Immediately, I noticed the salon up-charged me $15. One of the selling points of going relaxer-free is to save money (a touch-up costs $55+). However, a wash/flat-iron plus a low 15% tip now costs nearly as much, yet I’m expected to come to the shop every week for them to help manage the hair they encouraged me to stop relaxing?
I can’t afford that life.
These shop owners know what they’re doing: they’re promoting natural hair yet charging us more money than they did to chemically straighten our hair.
And salon owners aren’t the only ones cashing in on this movement.
Some popular natural hair products are $58 for 16oz of product! Weave helps with transition, but a good weave with considerable length costs a minimum of $120 – not to mention what beauticians charge for application.