Getting gorgeous hair like your favourite celebrities doesn’t have to cost the earth! We’ve put together our top, expert tips for getting great hair at home on a budget!
If your hair is looking a little lifeless, dry shampoo is a great product to give your hair a boost (especially if it is overdue a blow dry). Dry shampoo is available from £1.50 from all major beauty suppliers.
Raid the Kitchen Cupboards
No we haven’t gone crazy – there are a wealth of products used in the kitchen that will leave your hair looking great!
Baking Powder is a great product to remove build up in your hair. Simply mix ½ tablespoon of baking soda with a small amount of water to create a thick paste, and massage in to damp, freshly washed hair. Leave the paste to sit for around 15-20 minutes before washing off and shampooing and conditioning your hair a second time. This will leave your hair looking, healthy and shiny!
Olive Oil is also another amazing ingredient that does wonders for your hair. Simply warm up the oil, and comb through your hair – wrap your hair up in a towel and leave for around minutes before washing out – we guarantee you will see the difference in shine!
Less is More
This may sound obvious, but a great way to save money on your hair care products is to simply use less product on your hair on a daily basis. Many people overuse products for example using twice as much shampoo as necessary – so be sure to read the back of the product to see how much is needed to get the desired results.
If your hair is looking a little dull and lifeless, hair extensions and hair pieces are a great way to add thickness, shine and length to your hair. Hair extensions don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either, you can pick up cheap hair extensions on-line from around £20 – once styled they look great! On-line store www.pauls-hair-world.co.uk has a great range of affordable hair pieces available.
Many salons offer reduced fees for a cut or blow dry with the salon junior – this is a great way to get that salon finish without the price tag. Many salons have a senior monitoring the junior stylist – and all junior stylists are required to have a minimum amount of training before charging for treatments so you are in safe hands.
The standard of home hair colouring kits has dramatically improved over the past few years, and now some of the best hair colouring kits are even available on our supermarket shelves! Be sure to follow the instructions clearly when applying hair dye at home, and remember that your colour will always be a little different than the advertised shade on the box, due to the shade of your original colour. If you are unsure about dying your hair at home, book a consultation with a stylist at a salon for advice on colouring your hair.