Ways to Save Money on Shampoo
Posted on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 7:00 am
We all want to have hair that is clean and tidy. Many of us are spending a whole lot of money on shampoo and conditioner. It is possible to cut down on the cost of shampoo and still have “good hair days”. Here are a few simple ways to save money on shampoo (and conditioner).
Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day
That may sound really icky, at first. Did you know that many of us are washing our hair way more often than is necessary? Think of the amount of shampoo you could save if you decided not to wash your hair every single day!
WebMD notes that washing your hair three or four times a week will be sufficient. How often depends somewhat on how oily your hair is and if it is long or short. You can easily skip a day of washing your hair without sacrificing style or good hygiene.
Mix in Some Baking Soda
Adding a little baking soda to your shampoo will make it last longer. It also will get your hair cleaner than if you only used shampoo. Put a quarter-sized amount of baking soda into your palm. Add a small amount of shampoo. Wash and rinse as you normally would do. This technique will help you to stretch out a bottle of shampoo.
Check out the Store Brand
Before you buy another bottle of your favorite shampoo, take a minute to look around. There could be a store brand sitting right next to it that is nearly identical! The store brand is going to cost less money than the brand name one will. Pick up both bottles and compare ingredients. If they match, then there is no logical reason to spend more money on the exact same product.
Use an All-In-One
You could pay for a bottle of shampoo and a bottle of conditioner. Or, you could spend less money by purchasing an all-in-one (that includes both shampoo and conditioner in the same bottle). See if your favorite brand has one. If not, you might find one you like that is from a different brand. It can’t hurt anything to give it a try!
Use some Coupons
It’s funny. People remember to bring their coupons when they are going grocery shopping. But, then they forget to clip the coupons that are for non-food items (like shampoo). Take the time to look at your coupons before you head out to the store. Combine those coupons with in-store sales. See if the store’s loyalty card can drop down the cost a little bit more.