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My hair is a daily chore each morning as I get ready for work. However, I have found ways to save money (and even a little time) on this daily task of caring for hair that I wanted to share with you today.
1) Don't Wash Every Day
I DO shower every day (wink, wink), but I do not wash my hair each day. In fact, I pretty much operate on the every other day schedule when it comes to washing my hair. This saves me time, money (less shampoo), and energy (less drying).
2) Low Amounts of Chemicals
I can wash my hair every other day because I really don't put many chemicals in my hair. I don't wear hair spray or mousse. I put a tiny bit of pomade in and that's about it. I keep a cut that is simple and easy to maintain.
3) Name Brand Shampoo vs Generic
Because I don't use many chemicals on my hair once it is dry I do tend to spend just a bit more on shampoo to buy a name brand, quality shampoo to help with flyaways and volume. I have found the pay back in time to be worth the extra pennies I spend on shampoo. (I usually buy a name brand you can find at the drugstore, on sale, with a coupon.) However, if you're lucky enough to get away with homemade shampoo or generic, by all means, go for it!
4) Salon Cuts?
I am SOOO blessed to have a hair-dresser for a sister. =) So, she often makes housecalls to do cuts and colors for me. (I still make sure to compensate here, but I pay much less than I would in the salon because I don't have to pay the owner as well.) However, if you're looking to get a salon cut for cheaper try booking an appointment at a beauty school nearby. They often have students close to graduation who will give you a great cut for much much less.
5) How often to cut?
I keep my hair at a longer. It's more forgiving if I don't get it cut for 2-3 months at a time. Short cuts need to be maintained much more regularly.
These are just the hair care tips that have worked for me. What do you do to save money on your hair?