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? Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to break down the cost of your coif.
NAME: Shayveca “Shay” Kreuger
SIGNATURE STYLE: Afro-Twist-Puff-Coupe
PRICE TAG: $40 every five months
OCCUPATION/PASSION PROJECT: Radio DJ/Producer of the primetime show (aired in the Netherlands on FunX) called Morad & Shay.
My passion project is a video series entitled When Shay Says. I ask random people about their hair, and it’s interesting to see how many different associations people have with one word. It’s in Dutch. I recorded my first English language episode during the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR HAIRSTYLE?
I have a twist-out, and I add the Afro puff. I use a comb to detangle the twist-out a little bit. I’ve recently changed my hairstyle’s name, since I have had a funky shape-up going on for a few weeks now. It’s more like a Funky-Afro-Twist-Puff-Coupe.
WHAT PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES DO YOU USE TO STYLE YOUR LOOK?
I use Dax pomade to twist my hair. My mom used it on my hair when I was little, and I never stopped. To give it extra shine, I use Monoi Oil by ORS. The conditioner smells really good. It has a banana scent.
My routine after washing and conditioning my hair, or after only conditioning it, is this: I blow dry it, apply the Dax all over, twist it and take the twists out the next morning. I twist my hair four times a week.
HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON AVERAGE TO MAINTAIN YOUR COUPE?
I spend $40 once every five months. I go to the hairdresser every week to get the shape up refreshed, which costs $10, and I am able to use the products I purchase to wash and style my hair. Those last forever. I can’t recall the last time I even bought Dax or my shampoo.
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