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What's the most you would pay...

jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
... for products? I had commented about the price of a certain product on another thread ($20 for some gel), and somebody mentioned that they'd go as high as $15 for it, and it got me to thinking how most of us have notions about how much something should cost or how much we are willing to pay for something. What are your limits (before shipping)?

Mine:

Shampoo: (I don't use it, but I feel like more than $10 is unnecessary)
Conditioner: my limit is $22 for 8 ounces or more. It's gotta promise some serious perfection if I am to shell out more than that. And shipping had better be reasonable.
Stylers: Obviously, it depends on how much comes in the container. If it's enough to last for months, I'll go as high as $30. But if it requires a heavy hand, my limit is $20.

How about you?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    lol. Yer really irked by this huh?;)

    OK. well, i dont shampoo so thats out.

    For a co wash I wouldnt pay more than a few bucks.

    For a rinse out I would likely go as high as, say 12?

    For stylers I would go as high as 30 if it were Super Sized (like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]).

    ** I reserve the right to break all aforementioned limitations.:evil3:
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  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    No concern about shampoo, but the rest are as follows:

    I wouldn't pay more than a buck, buck and a half (or pound/pound and a half) for a co-wash (250 ml is the standard size for conditioner over here, so no more than £1.50 for that much). I go through it too quickly for more than that.

    Rinse-out: Unless it's absolute perfection (or giant size), I prefer not to spend more than £10 a bottle, tops, and I'd prefer to keep it below a fiver. The most expensive thing I have currently is £4.99/250ml, so that's pretty expensive to me (when you look at it per litre). It is pretty darn awesome, though.

    DT: I don't go through these fast, so more expense is okay and gets spread out. Again, I have the £10 limit here, mostly because more than that and we're getting towards the same sum as my week's grocery shopping. Depends on what it is, though, and how big the bottle is.

    Styling: I'd prefer to keep my styling products quite cheap - couple of pounds, max. I do have some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], and as it works, I wouldn't mind buying it at its normal price - it DOES last forever and it's a giant tub - so it works out to be quite economical. The most expensive thing I've bought was the Curl Boost from The Body Shop - I believe it was £8.50ish. Good results, but I went through it stupidly fast, which is unacceptable for something so expensive.
    3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

    Favourites:love5::
    CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Good idea for a thread jilli :) I think this would help our product developers that check in. I want to stress that Quality is very important to me as well as customer service and delivery of a consistent product.

    Shampoos Low/Poos: $10 if it suds great then I can get away with using less of it but right now I'm paying about $5-$6 and honestly haven't experimented with anything that costs more.

    Condish: No more then $20 for a DT and my limit would be $10 for a rinse out.

    Stylers: No more then $20 but it needs to last me at least 6mos.

    Let's add that shelf life is super important. I don't want to pay high prices for something that doesn't last at least 1yr.
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    I would never pay over 20 bucks.. period unless the bottle was MEGA HUGE and was going to last me a good long time!

    And I would RARELY pay over 20 anyway though just in general. The stuff I use now is probably 20 bucks or less TOTAL which includes my conditioners, my gel, my shea butter, and my oils. Oh I forgot.. I like my glycerin and distilled water mix.. but those last me a while.

    But it's fun to try something a little pricer now and again!
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  • oopsmyhalofelloffoopsmyhalofelloff Posts: 92Registered Users
    I think I must be incredibly cheap

    I still buy shampoo for others in my house

    For
    Shampoo - I don't pay over $4 for a 16oz bottle
    Conditioner - most I pay is $8 for a good treatment.. .99 cents for my co-wash cond.
    Stylers - It depends, I won't get crazy spending tons but if it is worth the price i'll go for it
    Thanks, Jackie :headbang:

    Type - 3A fine and thin
    my routine is a work in progress

    low poo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk
    co wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave in - Curl-it-up or same as co-wash
    Stylers - CK, ecostyler, ISO bouncy creme, HETT, Bioterra curl creme
  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users
    Shampoo: No more than $8-$10 for an 8oz bottle (even though I don't use shampoo)

    Conditioner: Same as above and I use the same conditioner to condition as I do for a leave-in

    Stylers: Depends on what it is. I've ordered [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]CJ Aloe Fix[/buylink] twice, but I won't do it again. It's just too pricey for me, and it didn't work very well on my hair. I do order CK because it works so, so well if I use it in moderation (can be drying on my hair). Using it in moderation means it lasts me quite a long time, so I can justify the $15.50 for 8oz. I won't spend more than $8 on gel anymore, which is why I haven't tried most of the HG gels raved about on here. I use too much gel to spend that much.

    One of the problems I have with spending the big bucks on hair products is ingredients. I'm an avid reader of ingredients, and I usually find out that I can get almost every single ingredient listed in these products for dirt cheap and make it myself if I was so inclined. This also means I generally have a good idea of what it costs the manufacturer to make it (ingredient-wise), and it chaps my hide when I see ridiculous profit margins. That's why I make alllll my own skincare stuff now. The skincare industry is one big rip-off.

    Or maybe I'm just cheap.... lol.

    OK, off my soapbox now. :sad3:
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's funny you should metnion this as I was just looking at Terax Creama. I've heard so many good things about this conditioner. $22 for 6.7 oz. I seriously thought about buying it until I saw the ingredients. It contains isopropyl alcohol.

    That being said - my co wash is a dollar. I'd pay three or four dollars for a co wash if it was a large container.

    for rinse out conditioners I'd pay more - up to $20 if it's really really good and comes in a decent size for that price. Stylers - eh - not more than $10 and it would have to be really good for me to pay $10.

    However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm not sure what my limit would be. For me, it's more of a quality matter in most things rather than price. But, if I can't afford it, I don't buy it. I'm not careless with money. :smile: I can tell what I have paid for things...

    I don't use shampoo.
    I paid $1 & something for Suave coconut to co-wash.
    I paid $25 for a 25oz. or so bottle of Oatmeal and Honey.
    I just paid $30 for a liter of Kenra (I was finally able to get this today after someone recommended it to me. Hope it works well as a leave-in.)

    I use only conditioners to wash, condition, and style with so no prices for gels or anything. I also wash every four days or so, so I don't go through that much product on a regular basis.
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


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    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.

    Well from what I've gathered CJ's Low Poo is formulated to remove any water soluble cones and is super gentle. I probably will try this in the near future but I really need to put a bigger dent in my current POO stash before I can justify the expense :lol: This is one area that I've not experimented a lot in although I can feel the diff between the low poos I rotate which is why I've never committed to using any of them exclusively. They do make my hair feel kinda dry. I would love to find a low poo that doesn't do that or makes my hair feel more coated like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-LowPoo-p-54.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-lowpoo]Deva Low Poo[/buylink] that was horrible for me...I actually feel like Aloe Rid is more gentle then the Low Poos I have right now. :? I also don't like the way my hair feels with VO5 or Suave as a co-wash they also give me that coated feeling....ICK.
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    99 cents for shampoo, 99 cents for my 'poo' conditioner, 99 cents for gel, $7 for natural coconut oil, and about $8 for a 12 oz tube of my 'rinse/leave-in conditioner.

    Oh yeah, don't forget my $1.99 detangling comb. :)
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DEL2C wrote: »
    However - if I could find a low poo that would clean really well and remove (occassional) cones AND still make my hair feel like I co washed when I rinsed it out I'd pay whatever they were asking for it. Apparently such a product doesn't exist tho.

    Well from what I've gathered CJ's Low Poo is formulated to remove any water soluble cones and is super gentle. I probably will try this in the near future but I really need to put a bigger dent in my current POO stash before I can justify the expense :lol: This is one area that I've not experimented a lot in although I can feel the diff between the low poos I rotate which is why I've never committed to using any of them exclusively. They do make my hair feel kinda dry. I would love to find a low poo that doesn't do that or makes my hair feel more coated like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-LowPoo-p-54.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-lowpoo]Deva Low Poo[/buylink] that was horrible for me...I actually feel like Aloe Rid is more gentle then the Low Poos I have right now. :? I also don't like the way my hair feels with VO5 or Suave as a co-wash they also give me that coated feeling....ICK.

    I feel the same way! My aloe rid seems to be more gentle than any of the low poos i've tried!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

    BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it. :D
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

    BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it. :D

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  • AprilnUtahAprilnUtah Posts: 519Registered Users
    I don't really care how much products cost if they work.

    Many of us spend a lot of money trying different products, and when you factor in shipping costs nothing is really cheap anymore. I typically order several things at a time to justify the shipping charges, getting ripped off on shipping pisses me off just on principle. The price of the product itself only matters to me if it's unusually high for a really small amount - or usage requires a lot of product and it's gone quickly (like 4oz for $24 and it takes an ounce to do your hair one time).

    I think the only other thing that would factor into whether or not I would pay the price for a product is if the ingredients don't warrant the price tag. Like this one /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnmasters.com%2Fingredients_ss.htm" class="Popup
    $16.50 for a bottle distilled water, sea salt, and lavender oil isn't quite right IMO.

    All that being said, I'll easily pay $30 or more for a bottle of whatever if I like it.
    April
    3a/b, med texture, med porosity, low dews



  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    AprilnUtah wrote: »
    I don't really care how much products cost if they work.

    Many of us spend a lot of money trying different products, and when you factor in shipping costs nothing is really cheap anymore. I typically order several things at a time to justify the shipping charges, getting ripped off on shipping pisses me off just on principle. The price of the product itself only matters to me if it's unusually high for a really small amount - or usage requires a lot of product and it's gone quickly (like 4oz for $24 and it takes an ounce to do your hair one time).

    I think the only other thing that would factor into whether or not I would pay the price for a product is if the ingredients don't warrant the price tag. Like this one /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnmasters.com%2Fingredients_ss.htm" class="Popup
    $16.50 for a bottle distilled water, sea salt, and lavender oil isn't quite right IMO.

    All that being said, I'll easily pay $30 or more for a bottle of whatever if I like it.

    ITA
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
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  • bettinflabettinfla Posts: 389Registered Users
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] is the most I'd pay for anything and that's because it works. The rest of everything I have tried with the exception of my own FSG makes my hair look the same anyway so I will always try new things but KMacks samples are the best -- lets me know I don't want to invest $25-$30 for something that is just so-so on my hair.
    Homemade FSG, CK, KCCC and BRHG. Co wash w/Suave, or soap bars (occasionally) or Come Clean (Kinky Curly).
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    CoWashes - VO5, Suave, White Rain which are like a dollar?

    Conditioner - No more than $10 and rarely ever that.

    Stylers - Well... the most I pay now is about $13 for BRHG and the most I ever spent was around $25 + shipping for [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and it was not worth it. So no more than $15, and so far BRHG is the most expensive thing.

    DT - $5

    Leave In -$5

    Shampoo - I haven't found one I like. But I say $10 but even that is high to me.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • CopaseticCopasetic Posts: 222Registered Users
    I'm pretty cheap so . . . no more than $4 for a washing conditioner. And if I am going to pay $4, I expect to get a lot of product. No more than $6 for a regular conditioner, no more than $10 for a leave in, no more than $5 for a gel. And then I make my own deep conditioners with a combination of cheap products. I am willing to spend a bit more for things like coconut oil and shea butter, so that I can get 100% pure and unrefined, but its ok because those last me for ages.
    co-wash: exact vanilla
    rinse out: tresseme naturals
    leave-in: giovanni direct leave-in
    stylers: kccc + he totally twisted mousse + coconut oil to sotc
  • AquagreenbeanAquagreenbean Posts: 32Registered Users
    If I found a product that worked consistently and made my hair look amazing without fail every single time, I would spend up to $100. But I can't imagine anything out there exists that can do that :lol:
    2B-Cish: Fine, thick, porous
    PJ-In-Training
    Likes so far: Deva No Poo, GVP, AOHR (for DT), KCCC, BHRG, Curl Keeper, AG:Recoil, plopping and diffusing
    Dislikes: LVPNG, ACV rinse, KY Jelly, Deva Set It Free, Deva B'Leavin

  • ViraelVirael Posts: 25Registered Users
    Shampoo: It really depends. I do use it once a week (with my job, believe me when I say I feel I need it), and because of that I feel ike I should spend more on something that WON'T destroy my hair...but I'd rather spend more on other things. So I'd say about $5.00, but it may increase to $12.00-ish, because I might get some of KC's "Come Clean".

    Conditioner-CO washing--I'm good with the cheap stuff. Again, $5.00 tops, and I'd prefer if that got me several bottles--yay suave and V05.

    Conditioner-Second C--here's where I get pricy. The most I'll pay NOW is about $15. It used to be a lot higher, believe me, but the products that work the best as rinse-outs are around that price or so--Aubrey Organics is awesome.

    Leave-in: I use one on top of left in conditioner to bulk up the effect. Again, probably $15 for a re-buy--I'm ashamed to admit, I'll try almost anything once, within reason. So for new, $25 makes me cringe, but I'd spend it, $30 maybe.

    Stylers: If [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] is any hint, around $30 as well--but I'm easily enabed, and I'd probably go higher.

    All in all, I do have a set routine that could cost me about $100 dollers or less every four or five months or so, I think, but because I have the enabling resistance of a half-starved monkey looking at a banana, I go nuts.:crybaby:
    3b/3c/F/M/ii

    Conditioners: Suave (Assort.), GVPCB, AOHR, Garnier Fructis (cone-free)
    Leave-in: KBB Hair Milk, Lustrasilk SBM, KCKT, assort. conditioners.
    Stylers: KCCC, Boots Curl Creme, JCRR, CK, CHS Gel, L.A. Looks Sport Gel
    DT: Lustrasilk SBM, SMT, KBB Luscious Locks, H&P Damaged hair formulation
    Extras: Coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter
    Color: henna and unnatural red (MP--don't use it)
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  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    Interesting question. It depends. I've certainly spent a lot of money on my other obsessions so I'm not sure why this one would be different :laughing2:

    I just did the sample order thing from kathymack so am looking forward to getting some of them. I prefer cheaper but I am willing to pay a bit more if a product works really well for me.

    At my work I head up a department so it is pretty vital that I have a professional appearance--so if something really worked well and contributed to said professional appearance I wouldn't consider it so different than a suit or whatever.

    I can say when I first started CG there were at least 3 days I almost didn't go to work--my hair looked disgusting. Since its so short I can't really put it back. I just avoided everyone that day and pretty much stuck to my office (door closed) :glasses1: Yeahhh that worked out pretty good for me :lol:

    So if that product that just rocked my curls cost $35--I'd certainly give it a go and figure out a way to pay it I guess.

    Right now I'm at about $4 for shampoo (except the awful [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-LowPoo-p-54.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-lowpoo]Deva low poo[/buylink] I just paid $18 for and can't seem to get rid of on the swap board!)

    $12 or so for conditioner and DT
    $20 for product of one sort or another (gel, mousse, etc)
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

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  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I'd pay pretty much anything - I don't mind. I think my most expensive is about £21.
    If it gives me multiple-day hair, I'd pay more!
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    Well I pay about $48 for a 32oz One C plus shipping. when it comes I'll use it as a cowash, rinse out and leave-in, maybe a dt too. That's pretty versatile so I'm fine with that.
    ~ BIG *sexy* CURLS ~
    ~~~
    Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
    ~~~


  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    AprilnUtah wrote: »
    I don't really care how much products cost if they work.

    Many of us spend a lot of money trying different products, and when you factor in shipping costs nothing is really cheap anymore. I typically order several things at a time to justify the shipping charges, getting ripped off on shipping pisses me off just on principle. The price of the product itself only matters to me if it's unusually high for a really small amount - or usage requires a lot of product and it's gone quickly (like 4oz for $24 and it takes an ounce to do your hair one time).

    I think the only other thing that would factor into whether or not I would pay the price for a product is if the ingredients don't warrant the price tag. Like this one /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.johnmasters.com%2Fingredients_ss.htm" class="Popup
    $16.50 for a bottle distilled water, sea salt, and lavender oil isn't quite right IMO.

    All that being said, I'll easily pay $30 or more for a bottle of whatever if I like it.

    I agree with this, completely sucks.. most the time I end up paying more for shipping then the actual value of the product, so i have to take that into account.

    I tend to look at products for value per usage, or example i will buy a [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]jessicurl too shea[/buylink] which RRP: approx. $24 (i got my half price!! woo!!:happy4:) will last me anywhere between 2-4months; ok so lets say it last 3 months, that's $8 a month, $2 a week or approx $0.30 a day so IMO in the long run it's reasonable.

    IMO a product that sits on my self collecting dust no mattter what the RRP, is expensive.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote: »
    For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

    BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it. :D

    I think we were separated at birth. :)

    To answer the question - I have not found my limit yet.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    msgiblet wrote: »
    For co-washes, I'm happy with certain Vo5 and Suave conditioners. There's only a few of these that don't leave a nasty coating on my hair so I'm limited on the ones I'll buy, but I can't see buying something more expensive just for co-washing when these work just fine.

    BUT if I really LOVE a product and what it does for my hair, then I don't think I have too much of a limit. I have the Innersense Shampoo & Conditioner (rinse-out) for color treated hair and love them both - they're over $20 each; in fact, I think the conditioner is $25 - doesn't bother me at all to pay that price and won't bother me to pay it again when I run out because my hair and I LOVE them - we're worth it. :D

    I think we were separated at birth. :)

    To answer the question - I have not found my limit yet.

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  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    Okay, now I feel like I have to qualify what I said on the other thread heh.

    $15 bucks for 8oz of conditioner is what I WANT to spend. And since I'm seriously trying to control the PJ, its been an unoffical limit. I have purchased the Kenra liter for $30, because I feel like that is a good product I know I like. And really, if I have a liter of a conditioner I like, do I really need to go buy BB's smoothie because I think it might be better?

    HOWEVER, since there are NO smaller sizes, I am not willing to spend $20 on something that I'm NOT sure if I will like. I am ALL about the sample sizes.

    What I should do is start utilizing the swap boards. I have a liter of EO and a 750ml of TIGI MM . Both of which I might not have tried, but got them cheap, so I decided to go for it. And of course, I didn't like them, so now I'm really glad I didn't pay full retail for them.

    So, yes. I know I've got all sorts of weird conditions to this now, but I refuse to pay a LOT for a product, unless I've tried it. Does that make sense? I refuse to use drug-store foundation. however when searching for a new hoity-toity foundation, I can go to the different counters, try it on and see what color I like.

    So, if I KNOW it works (that being the operator here), then who knows how much I will pay for it. And like several others said, I'm big about holding an order so I can save on shipping. There are several companies that I wait until they have their cheap ship promo *cough curlmart cough*

    Oh for example. If BB had a "sample pack" for $20, i'd buy that in a heartbeat. cause I could try several products (cause I know I'm not going to like all of them), use up the ones I want, and then spend more money on the bigger size.

    And honestly, I will probably eventually end up ordering her conditioner. Though I do think its a little on the expensive side. And CJ's loo-poo. And CJ's curl styling water. And whatever else I think is going to magically make my hair perfect. Though I SoOOoOOOOooOOOOOOOOooooo try to resist.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    rudeechick wrote: »
    lol. Yer really irked by this huh?;)

    OK. well, i dont shampoo so thats out.

    For a co wash I wouldnt pay more than a few bucks.

    For a rinse out I would likely go as high as, say 12?

    For stylers I would go as high as 30 if it were Super Sized (like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]).

    ** I reserve the right to break all aforementioned limitations.:evil3:

    I pretty much agree with this, although I might go a little more for a good rinse-out conditioner if it was a pretty big bottle. ETA: nowadays, it would need to come very highly recommended and be very widely loved because I've found cheaper conditioners that I'm happy with.

    $30, including shipping, is the most I've gone so far for a styler, and except for the most recent, it's usually been money well spent on good-sized containers.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    I'm with the cheapies, I guess! :)

    I spend about $6 on my lo-poo (I share w/ DD)

    $1.25 on co-wash

    $5 on conditioner

    $6 on curl creme for those extra frizzy summer days (this lasts me several months)

    $10 on a huge bottle of gel
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Shampoos - I pay $7 for a bar of Theraneem soap that is pretty long lasting.
    Conditioners - as much as $17 per 8 oz. I pay the most for conditioners. They are my hair's sweet spot.
    Stylers - [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] is the most expensive ($30) but also lasts a long time.
    Everything else is pretty reasonably priced: $10 or less
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