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How to Save on Haircuts and Hair Care (2)

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Buy Bulk
 
Once you found your favorite shampoo and conditioner that you plan to use for a long time, check if it is available in large bottles. The cost per ounce or milliliter is much less. Often you can find those in megastores like Costco, Sam’s Club or even Walmart. These bottles usually come with a practical pump dispenser that will help you with the dosage. No need to push it three times… start with a one time pump and see where it will take you.
 
Add a scent and save dollars
 
If you like to switch fragrances and usually buy many different shampoos, try this trick: buy a neutral smelling shampoo and add a drop or two of your favorite essential oils into your hand before your wash your hair. You can do the same with your conditioner. One little bottle of essential oil goes a long way and has many uses, not just for your hair. It is a worthy expense, especially when you choose natural oils like lavender, rosemary or eucalyptus, which have many health benefits. You could even make your own shampoo!
 
Use natural products and simple techniques for your hair care
 
Healthy hair is beautiful hair and does not require many expensive treatments that come in bottles and tubes. Keep your locks in good health and the rest will follow.
 
A rinse with a half cup of vinegar on one liter of water removes product build up from your hair and will make it shiny. Besides that it also balances the ph on your scalp, works against dandruff and oily scalp and it makes the cuticle layer of your hair tighten up, so that the moisture in your hair is protected and your hair will be less frizzy.
 
Olive Oil is a great alternative to expensive hot oil treatments and you already have it in your kitchen. It infuses moisture in your hair, nourishes the scalp, brings shine and manageability. Rub it in, let sit for 30 minutes or overnight and wash it out.
 
Mix your own deep conditioning treatment. Yogurt does not only aid in cleansing your hair, it provides healthy nutrients that will make your hair soft and shiny. Blend it with an egg yolk for dryer hair, add some lemon juice if your hair is on the oily side. Apply and read a magazine for about 15 minutes. Rinse out and show off the shine!
 
Always rinse with lukewarm to cold water, it will close the cuticles of your hair and a lot of shine and healthy flow will be your reward for the temperature shock.
 
Make sure to have a good comb and brush for your daily grooming that will not damage your hair.
 
Save on styling products
 
Pomades and waxes can easily be replaced by a dab of your favorite body lotion. It does the trick to style short hair, to accentuate individual strands and to help with the lift of the spikes. At the same time it nourishes the hair and you’ll have more of a scent that you like around you. For longer hair you can use a tiny bit as a leave-in conditioner by gently rubbing it into the ends.
 
Aloe Vera can substitute hair gel and that without the drying effect. It provides texture and hold to the hair.
 
Use a good mousse. Hair mousse conditions your hair, keeps it in its shape, gives it texture and adds volume. It can replace gel and hairspray so you save money by using only one product instead of three or four.
 
By following some of the advice in this article you will not only save some money but you will also do good things for the environment, get more creative and have more parties! A win-win situation!
 
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