We all know most Naija parents are all struggling financially, the economy isn't so much favorable currently. Whilst many are having it all rosy and easy going financially many are still on the average in earnings. I'm a working mother so is my husband, the love we have for our kids has made us to sacrifice a lot personally and cut cost on personal needs just to make them not lack in any area of their lifes as we did while growing up.
To run my home affairs based on finance I draw up a monthly budget in line with our income allocated to the home. In Naija, it's a lot cheaper when you liaise with those in the rural communities to buy food items than to go to the open market, purchasing provision is still cheaper when gotten from wholesalers. This suggestion will only benefit you if you have trusted means of long term storage.
I remember late last year I decided to cut cost on my hair extensions. I had not less than 9 different hair extensions of different inches I got over a period of 3years and a total cost of almost half a million naira. I felt utterly bad I spent that much on only hair extensions. I didn't add the cost of treatment and fixing for the duration of 3years. I decided I was going to give them away and go team natural!
I got full support from my spouse he even opted to give me the hair cut so as to save cost and channel that money to something more productive in the life of our kids. My readers I wanted to go natural and the first batch of hair care products I bought almost ran me down financially, ranging from Cantu products to jojoba oils, coconut oil and shea butter. It didn't end there, some suggestions I got from some people required some of my kitchen products will be used in my hair. Ah! This obviously isn't cheaper I muttered. Mayonnaise, tea bags and olive oil Were required to nourish my natural hair.
I thought to myself it's only a matter of time and I won't need so much products. As time went on, to comb my hair was extremely painful and not as easy as the permed hair. Just too much rigors to go through every morning, I still have my natural hair as I write and I guarantee you it isn't cheaper one bit. I'm confused what I should do to it, when I think back I just wonder if I was trying to work on a budget or just been a cheapskate?
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