Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to save your family money this year? I learned an easy tip from my hairstylist. I was telling her that my hair is becoming sprinkled with silver and I was not happy with that. But I also didn’t like using harsh boxed chemicals on my hair. She promptly told me I was too young to not get rid of my silver! I promptly gave her a raise for the sweet lies! LOL I followed what she told me to do to the letter and I’ve never looked back or looked better!
Here’s how to save $345 and get great salon hair color at home!
Those are the directions for how to save $345 and get beautiful salon hair color at home! Love the directions she wrote down for me. I keep it in my small wella box. I bought all my supplies at Sally’s Beauty supply. I bought a bottle to mix the developer and the color in. Mixed up according to directions. I did 1 ounce of color and 2 ounces of developer and did my entire head. I have medium short hair. YOu may have to adjust if you have longer hair. That’s what I did the first time. From then forward I only touch up my roots. I think the total I spent was $14 the first time. The second time I spent $9 and that was after 4 colors from the first purchase. This time I bought an even bigger bottle of developer. So I will only have to buy the color for about 2 years now which will run me about $4 on the 5th time I color. We used our own disposable gloves and the time is on the boxes for how long you should leave it on. I leave it on 35 minutes. My hubby helps me do my hair and it saves me $90 plus tip each and every time. So far the savings has already totaled up to $345!! That’s a huge chunk of change.
Here’s my hair after my hubby colored it.
I’m so thankful to my hairstylist for sharing this with me. Now this information was based on my hair. It worked for me. It may not work for you or it may work differently. Always do a dye test first to make sure you’re not allergic to the hair dyes (instructions are on the box). The ladies who work at Sally’s are great at helping. I went in there still slightly confused and they told me exactly what to do and what to buy. So if you’re still unsure they should be able to help guide your purchase.
The developer being a 10 is what makes it less harsh. If it was a boxed hair color from the drug store they tend to use a 20 developer. I am all for less harsh chemicals. I know some day I’ll embrace my gray but I’m not ready yet! Do you color your hair at home? What other things do you do to save money?
**This is based on what worked on my hair. Everyone’s hair and body are different. Always consult your hairstylist or your doctor before you decide to go with home coloring. Always follow their advice.