Abuja women to recycle hair attachments due to soaring prices

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According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the cost of hair attachments in December 2023 ranged from ₦3,500 to ₦4,500, depending on size and brand. However, recent months have seen a surge in prices, with hair attachments now selling between ₦5,000 and ₦6,000 as of January 2024.

In response to the escalating costs, women across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are contemplating recycling their hair attachments to mitigate expenses. Many have expressed concerns about the increasing financial burden of maintaining their hair, prompting them to seek alternative solutions.

Mrs. Funke Ajayi, a banker residing in Bwari, revealed her decision to reuse hair attachments multiple times to cope with rising prices. She highlighted the need to explore traditional methods of haircare, such as washing and reusing attachments, as a cost-effective measure.

“If salons refuse to reuse old attachments, I’ll seek out establishments willing to accommodate this practice. Given the ongoing price hikes, adapting our approach to haircare is essential,” Ajayi stated.

While acknowledging the allure of human hair attachments for their durability and ease of maintenance, Ajayi emphasized the importance of practicality amidst financial constraints.

Agnes Omali, another resident, echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the importance of thriftiness in light of escalating costs. With four daughters to consider, Omali emphasized the need to prioritize cost-effective measures, including the reuse of hair attachments.

The rising prices have not only impacted hair attachments but have also affected other hair products, such as relaxers, essential for hair maintenance. This trend has prompted women to explore more affordable yet stylish alternatives.

Gloria Usman, sharing her experience, disclosed her willingness to reuse hair attachments for extended periods to maximize their value. However, she acknowledged the need to strike a balance between cost-effectiveness and hygiene, opting to discard attachments after prolonged use.

Meanwhile, Miss Titi Ibidapo, an undergraduate, contemplated embracing low-cut hairstyles or utilizing existing wigs as viable alternatives to expensive hair attachments. She emphasized the importance of adaptability in navigating the evolving landscape of haircare amidst fluctuating prices.

As women in Abuja grapple with the economic implications of soaring hair attachment prices, their resilience and resourcefulness underscore the importance of exploring sustainable solutions to meet their grooming needs without compromising financial stability.