This is the second installment of Beauty on a Budget Splurge or Save. I introduced you to the amazing Catherine Sutton a few days ago. Yesterday she shared her skin care tips now today see how she saves on hair care.
Color: Another confession: I color my hair. It’s actually a much darker blond. I used to spend $90 every 6 weeks at the salon to have the perfect 3 shades of blond foiled into my hair. Obviously, I had to take matters into my own hands.
At first, I tried the boxes of hair color at the store. I had the best results with John Frieda hair color mousse. However, I have the best hairdresser in the world (Kyra Creech at I Candy salon) who went with me to Sally’s and showed me exactly what kind of color (I use the Wella color) and developer to get. She also gave me step by step instructions on how to do it and I’ve been professionally coloring my hair at home ever since and saving a lot of money! The color only costs about $5, and one bottle of developer (about $10) lasts a whole year. That definitely beats the $10-$12 boxes at the store, even with coupons, and with much better results.
Of course, I still go to Kyra at I Candy to get my hair trimmed every 6 weeks. I shampoo it before I go and she cuts and styles for $16.
Have I mentioned how much I love Kyra at I Candy? If you are in the Goldsboro area you should definitely go see her. (Call first, she books up quickly)!
Shampoo/Conditioner/Styling Products: Save!
I use the Tresemme Volumizing formula of shampoo and conditioner. This affordable brand gives me great results! I also splurge on L’Oreal Advanced Conditioner when there are coupons. (With all that coloring and heat styling I need a good deep conditioner!)
Suave on Clearance? Even better!
I also use Suave Volumizing Mousse to get even more volume. (Can you tell I like big hair?) I also like the Big Sexy Hair Spray Mousse when it’s on sale.
Kenra Hair Spray is the one exception to the save rule when it comes to hair care. This product changed my life! I know that sounds over-dramatic, but it’s the truth! This was recommended to me by a friend at work, and when I started using it, I started getting compliments on my hair ALL THE TIME! You put so much work into styling, might as well invest in a good spray to hold it all day! I usually find good deals on Kenra hairspray at Discount Beauty Center.
Thanks for reading! And thanks again to Melissa for allowing me to write a guest post! Check back tomorrow to read her splurges and saving on makeup.
Catherine Sutton is a middle school math teacher, mother to 3 year old Johnathan, and church member at Rosewood First Baptist. She is a beginning “couponer” and is always looking for more affordable hair/beauty products and strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @ladycat711