Money Saving Tips On Hair Care


During these troubled economic times many moms are facing more pressure than usual. Not only do we as moms have to do a lot of budgeting for the household but sometimes the budget includes your personal beauty and hair care.  

But even with the money crunch we still need to look good, so here are a few of my professional tips on saving money when trying to budget. No sense in looking bad and going down with the stock market.

1. If all else fails keep your hair professionally cut, ask your stylist for a dry cut or skip the blowout and styling, this can save you money.

2. For those women who color their hair: Hair color can be a challenge, if you normally visit the colorist every 4-6 weeks for a touch-up, simply extending it to 8 weeks with an at home root touch-up in between can cut big expenses. (There are great root touch-up products on the market at your local drugstores.)  Simply choose a color close to what you normally use, one shade lighter than usual will guarantee softer results. When purchasing over the counter hair color,  always remember these four rules:

·       Cool, ash, drab means cuts reddish tones, never use on light ends; it does not cover grey well.

·       Neutral, natural is always the best choice for grey coverage, do not run through on dry ends (may cause dull results) opt for a glaze in a lighter shade to refresh your shaft and ends.

·       Gold, warm, honey means yellow and orange undertones, unless you really want a WARM color stay clear.

·       COLOR DOES NOT LIGHTEN COLOR; do not attempt to lighten hair by using a lighter shade. Opt for highlighting, home kits may cause tiger stripes, when using a paint on kit, do not move hair after painting on highlights, do not glob color near roots (body heat causes bleach to run and develop fast), keep streaks at least 2 inches apart.

3.  Also new to the “over the counter” collection are really nice Glazes. A glaze imparts a fabulous shine and blends grey hair gently. Choose a color close to what you have and if you’re blonde choose a lighter shade than your current color. A glaze will give your hair that polished look without the price.

 4. Try to shop at discount beauty supplies and always read the ingredients, some reasonable products do contain natural or botanical ingredients.

5. If you absolutely can not afford to use good hair products use baby shampoo, it is gentle and will not strip your color.

6. If you still want and can see the stylist you can stretch your buck, ask for a more natural hair color, and avoid high maintenance color and cuts.

7. For your nail care, opt for natural nails with an occasional manicure opposed to being strapped to acrylic or gel fills.

8. After a waxing ask for a hair retarding cream to use at home, this will slow down the hair growth and hopefully buy you a few more weeks between waxing.

9. Skip the tanning salon, (hopefully you’re not tanning at this stage if you’re expecting) a great find is tanning spray also found in your local drug store and for a fraction of the cost look golden and gorgeous.

Remember it is more important to take care of you during tough times, look like a million with out spending a fortune.

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