Splurge vs. Save: Hair Care
Hair. Hair is one fickle friend. One day it’s on your side and the next it’s in complete rebellion. It’s time to tame the beast within with some hair care. Arming yourself with the right weapons is the best way to take control of your mane but some products are worth spending a shiny penny on and others are better off bought on sale from the drugstore with a coupon.
Splurge – Hair Tools
Cheap hair tools like hair straighteners, curlers, blow dryers etc., can do major damage to your hair. It’s like racing a commuter car against an F1 car. Pick the one that was made to do what it was supposed to do! How can you look like the Powerb!tch you are when your hair is frizzy, lacking life and is just lack luster? A good ceramic hair tool with ion technology will cost more but will lead to less damage in the long run, meaning less money spent on reparations. So save your hair from the get go and invest in some good tools.
Save – Hair Oils
Instead of spending the money you worked so hard for to purchase your next designer purse on 3 oz. of oil, opt for a generic oil that you can find at your local grocery store. When it comes down to it, these oils all come from natural sources so the purse money oil shouldn’t be that different from a $5 bottle from the grocery store. You just have to know how to use it so be sure to do some research before slathering your scalp with oil.
Splurge – Shampoo
Shampoo gets rid of all the dirt build up throughout your hair and on your scalp. A good shampoo can get your hair squeaky clean while a cheap one…well, it needs to get its shit together.
TIP: A shampoo should be gentle enough to not wash color away or strip your hair of its natural oils.
Save on – Hair Spray
Hair spray does one thing: it holds your hair in place. An affordable hair spray can do this just as well as a more expensive hair spray so save your money and grab one from the drugstore. In fact, I’ve used the same drugstore hair spray since day one and it’s pretty unrivaled by the ones stylists use on me on set.
Splurge – Deep Conditioner
After your scalp touches hot water, the pores and your hair open up. Investing in a good shampoo helps prepare your hair for a really good deep conditioner that should only be used once to a couple times a week. Adding deep conditioner to willing hair lets your strands get relief from any hectic damage you have done to it (like burning it with a cheap hair tool).
Save on – Leave-in-Treatments
You would think leave-in-treatments have all the vitamins and nutrients your luscious locks need to thrive but believe it or not, many have very similar ingredients. You can probably get away with buying an off brand leave-in-treatment and still experience the same results. Get nourished hair the cheap way.
Look glam on the dime and have beautiful tresses with these tips on what to splurge on and where to save. What are your go-to hair products? Do they cost and arm and a leg? Are they worth it? Let me know about your hair care tips and tricks!