Cut Dollars (But Not Corners) with These Budget Haircare Tips
Why style harder when you can style smarter? By spending on a few key haircare items, you’ll be able to prolong a super pricey haircut, color, or blowout, further saving you money in the long run. Below, you’ll find six tips to help keep your wallet a bit fuller.
Prevent split ends
The only way to completely treat split ends is to cut them, so your best bet is to try and avoid getting them altogether. To avoid ends from breaking or splitting, use moisturizing products that keep ends healthy. Look for ingredients like castor oil for anti-breakage and nourishing mango butter, like in a pre-shampoo hair mask, for smooth ends that will last.
Take extra care of your color-treated hair
A solid way to save lots of cash? Prolong your hair color for as long as possible to skip a few salon visits or at-home hair dye. Use haircare products that are sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and are designed for color-treated hair, like a gently cleansing shampoo or a super hydrating conditioner. Unsure of how exactly to care for your color-treated hair? Take the guesswork out with custom haircare.
Invest in a silk pillowcase
Not only can using a silk pillowcase help prevent bedhead in the morning, but it can also help to preserve blowouts, too. And less blowouts means less cash spent at the salon. We love the slip Silk Pillowcases and the Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcases.
Extend your blowouts and washes
Using a dry shampoo, like this translucent, powder dry shampoo, can help save you money in two ways. The first involves using it on color-treated hair—the less you are able to wash your locks, the longer your color will stay put. Dry shampoo allows you to take time between your washes, preserving your color and helping to avoid another expensive trip to the salon.
Secondly, dry shampoo can help extend your blowouts (even post-workout!) if you’re someone who loves to treat themselves weekly. Spritz some dry shampoo the day after your blowout to keep it full, bouncy and oil-free.
Don’t skip on the heat protectant
Adding a shield against harmful heat from hot tools can not only help prolong your hair color, but can also majorly prevent damage—healthy hair means less visits to your hair salon for a cut and color refresh. Spritz our leave-in conditioner into damp hair before styling for an added layer of protection as it has heat protection up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.