We know just how expensive college can get, and keeping a budget is one of the many ways to make sure that you are looking out for yourself financially. As much as it is important to keep track of our spending, our hair needs some love too!
The question is, how can you make sure to properly care for your hair without breaking the bank? Well, there’s no need to worry – we have the answers you have been looking for!
Our best, budget-friendly, affordable hair care tips ensure that you can keep your locks happy and healthy without sacrificing your wallet in the process.
1. Use Scrunchies and Hair Claws
Whether you spend a lot of time working out in the gym or studying at the library, being able to put your hair up is a must. Though you may not give much thought to how that may affect your hair in the long run, it may be worth reconsidering the accessories you choose to wear.
When worn too tightly, many regular hair elastics can cause fraying, hair loss, and overall damage to the hair follicles. The solution? It’s all about being gentle with your hair!
Try switching out your regular elastics for alternatives like soft scrunchies and hair claws. In addition to being low investment accessories and far less aggressive, they will also leave far less (if any!) dents in your hair when they are removed. Plus, you can choose from various colors and patterns to give your overall look an extra flair.
2. Experiment with heat-free hairstyles
We love styling our hair in fun and different ways, but it’s always a good idea to give our hair a break once in a while. Experimenting with heat-free hairstyles is a fun way to try new looks while allowing your hair to breathe and take a moment to recover.
It’s always fun to learn a new skill with your friends, whether it be a complex new braid or a sleek, mid-part bun that you’ve never worn before. The possibilities are endless, have fun!
3. Protect your hair with pH Plex
College is the time to experiment. That concept often manifests itself in new, different, and fun hair colors and styles. While heading to the salon may be tempting, it can also become a consistent expense and turn your hair into a high-maintenance routine. On the other hand, doing it at home may be intimidating and can often be thought to include expensive products.
When it comes to products, it can feel impossible to find affordable options that really work to improve and protect our hair. Here’s where pH Plex comes in. This high-quality, multi-step effective hair treatment is both budget-friendly and effective in protecting, repairing, and stabilizing your hair.
It’s easy and simple to use
There’s no need to deal with extensive, complex instructions with pH Plex. Pre-measured sachets ensure that you are using the perfect amount of product, guaranteeing the best results and preventing waste.
While you’ll need to mix pH Plex 1 with your hair color, the instructions on your hair treatment packet are simple and straightforward. The 2-step system will help to both protect your hair during the coloring process and give it an extra boost when you’re done.
Trust us – working to prevent damage now will be a life-saver for your future self!
It’s for everyone
If you don’t use colors or any harsh chemicals in your hair, this product is still for you! Everyone can benefit from treatments that help protect from everyday environmental factors we are all exposed to. This goes for hair type too – no matter what kind of hair you have, pH Plex works for you.
For natural hair that is not color-treated, you can either opt for our single-step intensive cure or our once-a-week pH Plex 3 stabilize. These alternatives will make sure that your hair is healthy and repaired from the inside out!
pH Plex is perfect for any occasion. Whether you want to take your sachets to your friend’s dorm or down the hall to the bathroom, there is no need to lug around a huge bottle of product. The compact sachets are really all you need. Slip them into your bag or your shower caddy and you’re ready to go.
No matter where you are in your hair journey, pH Plex can benefit you. After all, what could be better than affordable, salon-level hair care straight from your dorm?
4. Use Silk or Satin Pillowcases
Bedhead happens for a reason! Investing in silk or satin pillowcases can ensure that your hair doesn’t encounter as much friction throughout the night. Consequently, this small shift can lead to smoother-looking strands by the time you wake up, and a far easier time getting ready for that early-morning lecture.
While these fabrics are often known for their high prices, silk or satin pillowcases can start from $10 to $20. If you’re not sure this trick will work for you, you can easily opt for the more affordable versions to test it out before going all-in with a slightly pricier option.
5. Wear a Satin Bonnet or Scarf to Bed
This tip goes hand-in-hand with the pillowcases we just mentioned – it’s really all about preference from here. Bonnets and scarves can start at around the same $10 to $20 range and will keep your hair smooth and less frizzy in the morning.
The satin material means they are not only beneficial to your hair, but also extremely comfortable! There’s no need to worry about it getting in the way of a good night’s sleep.
There you have it!
High-quality, effective, and affordable hair care doesn’t have to be expensive. From products like pH plex to small lifestyle shifts like scrunchies and satin pillowcases, it’s all about finding budget-friendly alternatives and being gentle with your hair.