As college girls, we have enough expenses to deal with, without having to also budget for hair care. If you’re looking for ways to save money, without sacrifycing great hair, here are 3 ways to cut back:
Grow it Out
If done right, longer hair requires less-frequent trips to the hairdresser, saving you major dough. Make sure to go easy on hot tools, always use heat protectant spray, wash your hair every other day, and deep-condition your hair once a week. If you follow all these steps, you’ll avoid split ends, and may only have to get trims once every six months, like me!
Cut it Yourself
Let’s not go crazy and lop off an uneven six-inches a la preschool days, but trimming your dead ends or bangs can easily be done at home. The first step is to get some decent shears from a beauty supply store, your regular kitchen scissors won’t cut it (no pun intended). Next, make sure to cut in front of a mirror, measuring off with your fingers where you’d like to trim. Before you cut, slide your fingers down an inch, to leave room for error. Cut vertically into the hair to make the cut more natural, and less harsh.
Lose the Salon Brands
As lovely as salon brand hair products may be, it might help to realize that they are a luxury, and one that you likely can’t afford. Drug store brands will do the trick in the meantime, and often go on sale for insanely low prices, so check flyers for the best deals. If you’re really in a pinch, you can even make your own shampoo from ingredient in your pantry, perfect for the truly thrifty college girl.
What Do You Think?
Is your hair an expense you just can’t afford? How do you save money on your hair? Leave us a comment or forum post and let us know!