Bargain Babe recently shared her dirty little secret about washing her hair every three to four days and asked if we would change our habits to save money. I did. Not washing my hair for one day makes me look like a greasy mess. Jealous of Bargain Babe and the readers who commented on how they can go for days without a washing, I sought solutions. Here’s what I found:
1. Dry shampoo – I am obsessed with dry shampoo. At the drug store I found Pssst, an aerosol dry shampoo. On the can was a bright red sticker that read: try me for free. With that in mind, I couldn’t pass it up and bought it. I’m now waiting for my full refund of $6.49 to arrive in the mail. The spray is simple and convenient to use. It doesn’t have a fragrance and if done correctly, it won’t leave any white residue in your hair. I’ve heard it’s hard to find in some places, but I easily found it online. On that same trip, I noticed another dry shampoo product from Tresemme. The product has a fragrance and claims to neutralize odor while leaving your hair fresh and oil-free. I haven’t tried their spray, but will as soon as I run out of Pssst. A bottle will set you back $5.99.
2. Cornstarch and Baby power – These products are relatively inexpensive and can easily be purchased at the grocery store. I’ve tried using baby power in my hair but since I’m a brunette I have a hard time working in the white powder into my hair without making it look ashy. Also, the combination of loose powder and rushing in the morning to get out the door can be disastrous, especially if you are wearing black. The powder will get on the floor, and your clothes too.
3. Bumble and Bumble – Like Bargain Babe, I also like Bumble and Bumble products, but I am not a fan of their price tag. I’ve heard friends rave about their hair powder because it conveniently comes in different colors. The powder comes in a spray 4.4 ounce bottle that costs $35. Ouch. That’s the only drawback I’ve heard about this product. I won’t be buying this any time soon, but do look forward to trying it out as soon as a friend stocks up.
So I’m washing my hair every other day and not only is it helping me maintain my inexpensive hair color, but I’ve also managed to cut back on shampoo, but I’ll be spending money on dry shampoo. Is it worth it? What do you do to tame your hair when you skip a wash?
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