We couldn't agree more, Joan Crawford.

However, Januworry is here and while we would love to take a seat in our favourite hair salon stools and sip on a glass of room temperature red wine or a glass of extravagant bubbles, as we contemplate which nail polish best compliments our just pampered skin, it's not really realistic.

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Our already strained and not to mention, far-stretched budgets might not allow for those kinds of luxuries.

Alternatively, we could spend most of our free time daydreaming about our next hairstyle, visit to the hairdresser or a freshly polished set of nails.

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Or we could try a few budget-friendly hair solutions to keep your locks, fro or wig in check during the month of Januhairy and beyond.

It's time to take it back to basics:

For the fierce fro

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We recommend:

Nilotiqa Replenishing Conditioner, R189 at Clicks

Nilotiqa Replenishing Conditioner

Afrobotanics , available at Clicks for R92.

AfroBotanics super hair growth creme

For tight curls/bantu knots

We recommend:

Jabu Stone twist out clay. Also available at Clicks, R48.

Jabu Stone twist out clay

For relaxed or straightened tresses

We recommend:

Amla oil which is available at Dischem for R40.

Amla oil

For the dreadlocked beauty

We recommend:

Stylin Dredz lock and shine serum, available at Clicks for R51.

Stylin Dredz lock and shine serum

And finally for those of us who are die hard weave/wig wearers...

We recommend:

Argan oil for added shine and heat protection. Available at Dischem for R73.

Argan Oil

Tresemme Expert Selection Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner to treat and revive your wig. R80 on Takealot

Or any other one of Tresemme's replenishing conditioners.


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