How to Save $264 a Year on Beauty Treatments
Learn how to extend the life of your haircut, facial, manicure and more
A haircut can cost anywhere from 20 bucks to $400 dollars. Either way, you're probably averaging about $70 a snip. Stylists recommend you have your haircut once every six to eight weeks, but with these tips from Harwin, you can stretch that time out to once every three to four months.
Tip 1: Keep your hair and ends hydrated. Harwin says a good leave-in conditioner can do wonders for the life of your cut. Readers and Harwin agree that Infusium Repair and Renew Leave-In Treatment, $8.99 is hard to beat when it comes to keeping your hair healthy and on a budget. Also, to keep your hair (most importantly your ends) moisturized, cut down on heat styling and excessive styling. Hot air from blow dryers, flat irons, and curlers dry out strands and cause split ends.
Tip 2: Hair accessories are a great way to get more mileage out of your haircut, says Harwin. Not only can they help you deal with growing out fringe, they can hide hair that's in need of a cut. Try a trendy style that allows you to skip heat styling and hides your ends like a slicked back ballerina bun. Run a strong hold gel like Herbal Essences Set Me Up Max Hold Gel, $6.50 through wet hair, part down the middle with a fine toothed-comb, and brush hair back into a ponytail just underneath the crown of your head. Then, twist the pony into a chignon and pin. Finish by wrapping and pinning a pretty ribbon around your bun.
Tip 3: When your hair starts to loose shape, trim your own bangs. It's not as tricky as you think. Watch this video tutorial for help.
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