Hair products are not cheap. Especially the ones with all the natural ingredients and fancy-sounding words like Carapa Guianensisand Australian Blue Cypress. I imagine that’s probably because they are hard to find or the process of getting them is expensive. 40 dollar shampoo anyone? Hands up if the total cost of your hair products can fill up a small car’s petrol tank. Especially if you have natural hair or you’re simply a product junkie like me. Or both. This article gives you the lowdown on you how you can save precious coin on hair products.
1. Research What’s Best For Your Hair
Research. Then research some more. Starting your hair journey is major and comes with excitement of getting new products. Slow down first and pop your laptop open. Watch YouTube videos and find the person/people with your hair type and keep a note of what they use. If you start purchasing products right off the bat without knowing what works for you, you will end up spending tons on stuff that doesn’t work for you. Before I found out what works for my hair I blew through money, especially on high-end products that didn’t suit my hair. So take the guesswork out of the equation and do your research. Especially if you’re transitioning from relaxed to natural hair.
2. Shop Sales
Shopping sales is a good way to save some money on your favourite hair products because let’s face it. We all love a good sale.
3. Do It Yourself
Naturalistas are known to be avid DIY’ers. Is there even such a word? DIY is a sure fire way to get your hair looking stunning on a budget. Whip up some Shea Butter Recipes and use them as a conditioner or make your own hair growth oil mixture or daily spritz. There are loads of YouTube videos and articles on the web that can help you with this. Just make sure to differentiate between good and bad DIY recipes because some can be damaging and you should not put them anywhere near your hair at any time and under no circumstances.
4. Use Less Product
This is not easy, especially for natural hair beauties. The jar clearly says use a pea size amount. But we want to use half the jar at one go. Fight this temptation! Avoid more trips to the beauty supply shop. Also, you could reduce the frequency of washing your hair. If you wash your hair twice every week you could cut back to once a week or every other week when your hair needs it. You don’t want to be replacing shampoo every two weeks.
Which other ways do you save money on hair products? Comment below in case we’ve missed anything.
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