Whether you wear your hair natural, relaxed, long or short, keeping your mane tamed can break the bank and eat up your free time! But for some, the price and effort to ensure your tresses stay in check is worth it. That’s why we’re introducing this brand new series to spotlight our readers’ coolest ‘dos. Do you pay a pretty penny or do you know how to handle your hair with frugality? Do you spend a lot of cash on your coif? Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to break down the cost of your coif.
NAME: Joy Spencer
SIGNATURE STYLE: Wigs or crochet braids
PRICE TAG: $200 for a collection of four wigs; $100 per crochet styling
OCCUPATION/PASSION PROJECT: Outreach Strategy Specialist at World Bank
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HAIRSTYLE?
My look is dazzling yet simple. I wear cornrows under the wigs and crochet on occasion.
WHAT PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES DO YOU USE TO STYLE YOUR HAIR THIS WAY?
I have about four wigs I rotate, and then I buy a new collection. Each wig usually lasts me three months. It last longer if I’m loving and gentle.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STYLE YOUR HAIR THIS WAY?
Cumulatively, the four wigs cost $200. Crochet costs $100 per styling.
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (@nanaekuawriter) spent $140 on her most recent cut to remove the last bits of her relaxer. She has no plans to see the inside of a salon in the foreseeable future.