How to Go Natural Without Going Broke (Paperback)

By Crystal Swain-Bates

Goldest Karat Publishing, 9781939509031, 114pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2013

List Price: 9.99*
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Do you want to go natural but don't think you can afford it?

Are you a hair product junkie in need of an intervention?

Could you benefit from learning ways to save money on your natural hair?

If you answered "yes" or "maybe," this book is definitely for you

Perfect for transitioners, the newly natural, and natural hair pros alike, this easy-to-read guide is packed full of practical advice and money-saving tips to help you go fabulously natural without going broke

Tips in the book include titles such as:

  • Ditch the shower caps
  • Maintain your drain
  • Beef up a conditioner
  • Shop your international grocery stores
  • Try before you buy
  • Drugstore cheapies but goodies
  • Get wiggy with it
  • Let's get steamy
  • And many more...

This book also includes topics such as:

  • How to repurpose common household goods to benefit your natural hair
  • How to make your own hair products
  • Where to find knockoffs of popular natural hair products and tools
  • How to find the best prices on products online and at local stores
  • Where to purchase shea butter, oils, and other hair friendly products from wholesalers

Note from the Author: Since cutting off my relaxed hair and going natural in 2010, I have become a magnet for relaxed and natural heads alike sharing their reasons for or against doing the same. To date, one of the most striking reasons I have heard for not going natural-and part of the impetus for writing this book- was from a woman who simply said, "It costs too much." Once the initial shock wore off, I realized that while natural hair does not cost a lot of money to maintain, there certainly is a perception that it does. This book is aimed at changing perceptions of the costs required to grow and maintain natural hair.

Going natural is only as expensive as you make it.

So what are you waiting for? Buy the book and start saving today

About the Author

A native of Atlanta, Georgia and author of the Mocha Moolah book series, Crystal Swain-Bates is a writer, publisher, recovered hair product junkie, and an avid world traveler. Since her last relaxer in 2009, she has focused on identifying best practices for natural hair maintenance and growth and providing personalized consultations to assist others on their natural hair journeys. Crystal holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from Florida State University.