Do you ever get the feeling you are being taken for a ride as a woman? Take a look around your local beauty or clothes stores and compare the women’s products with the male versions. Notice anything? In the vast majority of cases, we all have to pay a lot more than they do. Why? It’s because we are prepared to pay more, it’s as simple as that.
So, if you want to cut down on your shopping bill, think about looking in the male product section on your next shopping trip. There are plenty of alternatives that work just as well – and if not, better – than everything us women use. Here are some examples for you to chew over. Got any more ideas? Let me know in the comments section below.
First of all, could you wear men’s clothes? A recent study suggests that women pay a sort of tax – of around 8% more – for their clothing. Why? It’s just because women are willing to pay for it. It’s not just adults that pay more, either. Girl’s clothing is around four percent more than boy’s clothes. So, if you need any more reasons to wear a man’s shirt or a chunky knit sweater, there it is. Clearly, there will be lots of items you wouldn’t want to wear but a hoodie, why not?
Go to your local pharmacy or superstore and check out the deodorant section. You might notice that the products for both sexes are the same price, but, when you have a closer look, you’ll see that men’s sticks or cans tend to be a lot better. That’s not to say they smell better, though! However, if you find a neutral brand, you can save a fair amount over the course of a lifetime, and there are plenty of those around.
Two things about women’s razors: one, they cost around 11% more than men’s versions, and, two, they don’t work as well. If you want to banish shaving rash and stubbly legs for good, invest in a good man’s razor, and you will never look back. Sure, they might not be pink, but they will do a far better job.
When it’s that time of the month, some women seek a little relief from pain killers, and, when they do, they are tempted by the feminine friendly packaging, with promises of faster relief and an answer to your problems. The trouble is, they cost a fortune and do no more than the standard packs of the same drug that only cost a few pence.
Shampoo and conditioner
Want to know how much premium you pay for your shampoo and conditioners? It’s almost half as much again to buy women’s hair products than it is men’s. Is that fair? No way. Is it any better? On the surface, you might think so, but, looking at some of the long-haired men around these days, they all know how to make it look as glossy and shiny as any woman I know.
OK, so that’s put a big scratch on the surface of the cost of feminine products. Now, it’s over to you. Are there any male versions you prefer to use or have you noticed the gaping price differences? Let me know – and help spread the word!