Cutting Back on Salon Visits and Still Looking Great

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 3, 2017)

Many of us are always searching for ways we can save a little money here and there. You could put off buying something you really want, or maybe you try to drive less often to save on gas money. Whatever you do, you probably make little sacrifices now and then to help keep more money in your wallet for other things.

One area where many people hate to scrimp their money is beauty. Makeup, accessories, clothes, and hair are all things that can be difficult to cut back on.

In particular, taking care of your hair can be both expensive and time-consuming. Getting your hair done at a salon can really add up, but what can you do if you need to maintain your style but don't want to put forth a lot of money and time at the hair salon?

If you are looking to cut back on visits to the salon, try these tips to help you keep your hair looking great for longer:

  • Learn to trim your own hair, or get a friend to help you. If you can cut spilt ends off at home, you can wait longer to go back to the salon and save time and money.
  • Use a home hair coloring kit if you have dyed hair. It is important that you follow directions closely so that you don't end up with crazy hair, but if you are careful you can save a lot of cash by coloring your hair at home.
  • Use shampoo and conditioner that has been made specifically for color-treated hair. These products are formulated to help maintain hair color for a longer time, therefore helping you cut back on salon visits.
  • Try getting your hair done at a hair school. Hair schools offer cuts, coloring, and styles at lower rates because these services are done by students. You can save a lot of money by going to a hair school, but be aware that these stylists are still learning and you might not get exactly what you expected.
  • If your roots are starting to show on colored hair but you can't afford to go to the salon, try a root touch-up product on your hair. These add color to roots and allow you to extend the amount of time between salon visits.
  • Use conditioning treatments on your hair once every week or so. Doing this helps to keep your locks healthy and nourished, even when you can't get to the salon.

You can have great hair without spending a lot. Reduce your salon visits and take care of your hair at home, and you can save a lot of time and money.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cleaning Your Grill

It is important that you take care of your grill and keep it clean and well-maintained. Regularly wiping, scrubbing and ...

Discover More

Fair Trade Coffee

When choosing coffee, you might want to consider more than just roast or flavor. Choosing fair trade coffee can help ...

Discover More

Cleaning Your Kitchen

Do you dread doing a deep cleaning on the kitchen? Take the job one task at a time, and you'll have a clean kitchen in no ...

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Fighting Hair Frizz

Frizzy hair is a common problem that many people face, but that doesn't mean you have to live with hair frizz. There are ...

Discover More

Using a Flat Iron

Change your hair style quickly and easily with the simple use of a flat iron. Here are some simple tips on how to use ...

Discover More

Wedding Day Hair

There are so many things that you need to consider and plan for on your wedding day. One of the things that you don't ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is five minus 0?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)