Shampoo Like a Pro
Almost all of us are guilty of using too much shampoo. By learning to properly shampoo your hair, you can extend the life of your shampoo by more than 50 percent!
A Dab'll Do
If you find yourself needing a lot of conditioner to soften or detangle your hair, perhaps you're not using the right conditioner. A small amount of conditioner (proportionate for the amount of hair you have) should be enough to get the job done. Something with more moisture power may be in order, rather than using more product.
Skip a Day
Shampooing everyday isn't necessary for healthy shiny hair. By putting one extra day between shampoos you'll use a lot less shampoo and conditioner!
Cut it Out... Well, Cut BackHow often do you get your haircut? Most people get a cut every 4-8 weeks, so before you fire your hairstylist for someone that charges less per haircut, try going a bit longer between cuts. If you can extend that haircut out by just one week, you'll save yourself the cost of at least two to three haircuts (plus tip) every year! While that may not sound like much, $45-$100 (or more!) may be better used toward other expenses!
Maintenance is KeyHair color, highlights, lowlights, perms, and relaxers are expensive, and let's admit it, getting your hair done is a special treat that feels good and perks your spirit. There's no sense in creating a depression for the sake of the budget.
Try making your chemical services economically friendly by choosing color and texture services that require less maintenance, and you'll be able to extend the life of your do by one to four weeks! One or two less chemical services per year can add up to big bucks!
Try keeping your hair color within two to three shades of your natural color, that way it won't be as obvious when it grows out. How about a partial highlight instead of a full highlight? And when is it okay to color your own hair?