by Melissa Schweiger | Jul 31 2018
Gorgeous Hairstyles on a Budget
How to get great hair without spending a bundle
You don't need a big budget to have amazing hair. Even if you love changing up your hairstyle on the regular, it can still be affordable. Whether you're a college kid with limited funds or a frugal mom on a budget, your hair should never have to suffer just because you're watching your money. Just follow these tips and tricks for expensive looking hair on any budget!
Budget Hair Tip: Find a stylist-in-training
Find a hair salon that offers a lower price for a hairstylist in training. Many high end salons have special salon training nights where instead of forking over a paycheck for a haircut, you can get trimmed and styled for about the same price as a large pizza. Some salons even do "blow dry nights," where newer stylists are practicing their blowout skills. All it takes is a little legwork by calling around your local hair salons to find out.
Budget Hair Tip: DIY Hair Mask
Don't have enough cash to plunk down on a pricey hair mask? Don't worry, chances are you have the right ingredients already in your kitchen to help nourish and smooth your hair. Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, honey and egg yolk are all known for repairing and restoring damaged hair back to its soft and healthy state.
Budget Hair Tip: Swap Elastic Bands for Bows
This tip is all about preventing future damage from occurring in the first place. Elastic bands--especially the kind with a metal clasp--are notorious for causing hair breakage. Swap out all of your elastic bands for something less harsh. Try a ribbon as a cute and healthy way to gather hair together in a ponytail or half-up/half down style. Less hair damage means fewer trips to the salon for haircuts and more money saved!
Budget Hair Idea: Cut Down on Hair Washing
Bravo to you if you're already washing your hair every other day or less. By cutting down on the amount of times you wash your hair a week will not only help your hair, but it will decrease the amount of money you spend on shampoo! Overwashing the hair can rob it of its essential oils and dry it out. Instead, wash hair only once or twice a week and invest in a dry shampoo to help absorb any oil at the scalp. When you do wash, choose a sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo that contains healthy oils, keratin and fatty acids to really nourish the hair. We like HSI Argan Oil Smoothing Shampoo.
Budget Hair Tip: Protect Hair from Heat
Another preventative measure to ensure you'll be spending less time and less money at the salon is protecting hair from heat damage. Before you even think about placing a straightening flat iron or a blow dryer near your hair, make sure to protect if first with a heat protecting product. Try HSI Argan Oil Heat Protectant for Hair, which boasts natural oils to help save hair from heat damage.