6 Simple Ways To Cut Hair Care Costs

by Andrea Norris-McKnight

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Don’t let a tight budget keep you from looking your best. Here are six easy ways to cut hair care costs until your budget improves.

Has the economy made it difficult to afford your favorite hair care products and treatments? There are several ways you can save while keeping those luscious locks looking as good as always.

The following tips can help you cut hair care costs without sacrificing style. Once your budget improves, you can go back to your favorite pricey products. But you might find that some cheaper options do the job just fine.

6 Ways To Cut Hair Care Costs

Perhaps not all of these tips will work for your hair, but using just a few can help you save.

1. DIY Your Hair Care Treatments

Switch to making and doing your hair treatments at home rather than going to a professional salon. On the internet, you can find a lot of recipes that are not only easy to make but also cheap. Many use natural ingredients such as avocado, coconut oil, honey and eggs.

Start with these inexpensive homemade hair treatments. If you really want to save, try making your own shampoo as well.

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2. Take a Break From Brand Loyalty

Opt for the less expensive brands of hair care products. You don’t have to buy the cheapest unless you already buy the less expensive brands. Just look for products that offer the same benefits for a lower price. You might find that many less expensive brands work just as well as the more expensive stuff.

If you can’t give up your favorite pricey conditioner, consider just using a cheaper shampoo so you can better afford the conditioner or vice versa.

3. Match Coupons With Sales

Before shopping for hair care products, search for deals you can match with coupons. Many stores rotate sales on different hair care brands each week, and you can find coupons for hair care products in various places, including online, via store apps and even in your mailbox.

4. Buy in Bulk

Consider purchasing your favorite hair care products in bulk, especially if you go through them quickly. You might not have as much variety in products from which to choose, but you could save a lot of money.

If you’re unfamiliar with the savings bulk buying provides, find out more about why buying in bulk is an investment anyone can afford,

5. Reduce the Amount of Product You Use

There is a good chance you use more product than necessary to clean and condition your hair or achieve your desired style. Using too much product can actually cause damage to your hair, making it appear greasy or weighing it down.

The next time you wash or style your hair, use one-third to a half less product and see if you don’t get the same results or better.

6. Extend the Time Between Salon Visits

Perhaps you get a trim every six weeks. Would your hair look just as good if you could go eight weeks between visits to your stylist?

If you color your hair, use these tips to preserve your hair color and stretch hair color dollars.

Bonus Tip: Maintain Your Hair Health

Regardless of which products you use, take good care of your hair because, in the long run, maintaining the health of your hair will help you cut hair care costs. Eat well, drink plenty of water, and avoid harsh hair products.

Your hair and your budget will thank you.

Reviewed January 2024

About the Author

Andrea Norris-McKnight took over as the editor of The Dollar Stretcher and After 50 Finances after working under the site founder and previous editor for almost 15 years. She has also written for Money.com, GOBankingRates.com, HavenLife.com and The Sacramento Bee.

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