Looking after your hair at home while on a budget doesn’t need to be scary or complicated in any way.
Let’s be honest, bi-weekly salon visits can wreak havoc on your pockets, but that's no reason to let your crown suffer. Hair guru Kavuli Nyali of Good Hair Diaries shares her expert tips that will keep money in your pocket while allowing your hair to flourish.
Visit The Salon For Styling OnlyIf you're rocking an intricate and beautiful pixie haircut, styling at home can be quite the task, so visiting a salon may be unavoidable. What you can do is wash and deep condition your hair at home before arriving at the salon. Allow the stylist to blow dry and style your hair as usual. You’ll leave the salon looking as incredible as usual, while having spent half the amount of money you would have.
Wear a Silk or Satin DoekAfter achieving the style of your heart’s desires at the salon or at home, you’ll need to keep it looking great for at least one week. The best way to do this is by wearing a silk or satin doek to bed every night. The silk/satin material keeps the moisture in your hair, prevents breakage and maintains the hairstyle.
Purchase One Product For Multiple PurposesDid you know that certain hair care products could be use for a myriad of hair care uses? Well, it’s true!
Buy a bottle of organic coconut oil and use it for the following uses:
Pre-shampoo treatment – A treatment you use before shampooing with a sulfate shampoo, which can be very stripping.
A hot oil treatment – A treatment that can be done before or after a shampoo.
A sealant – For sealing in moisture after using water based moisturisers.
Base Your Scalp – Base your scalp with coconut oil to keep your scalp healthy and flake-free.
Buy a big bottle of a moisturising conditioner and use for the following uses:
Co-Washing – Washing your hair with conditioner only to maintain moisture and prevent the drying effects of shampoo.
Leave-in Conditioner – Dilute your conditioner with water and an oil of your choice. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it as a leave-in conditioner.
Braid Spray – Dilute your conditioner with water, glycerin and an oil of your choice. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Use this mixture on your braids as often as you see fit.