Its no secret hair care is not cheap. The hair care industry is a multi million dollar industry so that just shows you how expensive it is. Yes we all like to splurge on nice products and hair here and there but when your bank account is bleeding how do you keep that hair looking decent. I’m the queen of doing hair on a budget so maybe you can learn a thing or two from my experiences.
- Use natural products. I’m talking oils (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil etc) and butters (shea butter, avocado butter, mango butter etc) Beside them being way cheaper than store bought big brand products they are really good for your hair. You know exactly whats going into your hair. If something starts going wrong with your hair at least you know exactly where to start. Try natural homemade brands. There are now a lot of small local companies that offer good organic products. Look around and you might find some real gems.
- DIY. I am a huge sucker for do it yourself products and projects. If i can make something myself with these two hands i will do it! Here are 2 DIY deep conditioners you can try with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen
- I egg
- Coconut oil
- olive oil
Beat all these together using a hand ended or mixer till you get a light and fluffy consistency. Add to wet hair (after shampooing) put on a shower can and let it sit for 30min-1hr then rinse and apply conditioner
- Olive oil
Mash avocado with a blender together with honey and olive oil till smooth. Add to wet hair (after shampoo) then let it sit for 20-30min then rinse out and apply conditioner
3. Learn to do your own hair. Its really not that difficult once you get a hang of it. It will save you quite a lot, esp during those dark days. Pinterest is a good source and you can watch YouTube videos ( my channel link is below) or Google around until you find pictures and videos that can teach you
4. Try product switching. Join hair groups and pages and ask people if they would like to switch products with you. So instead of throwing away a product that doesn’t work for you and buying a new one swap with someone else.
5. Only buy what you need to. Hair care simplified is shampoo, condition, moisturise. Those are the basics that you need. If you need to cut costs stick to this simple guide.