That’s right ladies!
“Surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin recently warned attendees of the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia that women who skip exercising in order to protect their hairstyles should focus more on their health.” According to the Surgeon General, “on average women spend way more on beauty products than health care: $540 a month on hair products, make-up, and fake tanners, compared to $360 on their physical well-being.”
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While I’ve never spent close to the $540 a month on my personal maintenance, prior to my creamy crack intervention, I was one who spent at least $80 -100 a month on my hair, occasionally $25 – 30 on a pedicure, and $10 on eyebrows. Grand Total around $140 a month. My physical well being consists of belly dancing which is a flat $68 a month, while walking or biking is $free.99 🙂 Now that I no longer relax my hair, the amount I spend has lessened. Initially I was a self diagnosed project junkie (PJ) and if the ingredients were right, I’d try a new product every month. Even then, I don’t purchase products over $10. I find myself spending more money on healthy food than beauty products.
Are you willing to sacrifice your beauty over your health?