Money $aver Monday: Hair Dye

MSM - Clairol Hair Dye

If you’re only touching up your roots, use box dyes. For the past several years, I used to head to the salon once a month to get my roots dyed since my hair grows insanely fast. I would end up dishing out $45 (after a family discount) plus a $15 tip (I always tip on the pre-discounted total). That is a whopping total of $60 for just a simple root touch up. I would spend an astronomic $720 a year on maintaining the color of my roots. NO thank you.

The key is to try narrowing your salon trips down to about three/four times a year, and turn to box dyes for the remaining months. Let me put it into perspective. I altered my salon frequency by only going three times a year. For the remaining 9 months of the year, I started utilizing my favorite drugstore hair dye (pictured above) which costs about $8 depending on the store. This little budgeting tactic brought my NEW annual hair-coloring total to only $252. In my case, that’s an annual savings of $468!

⭐ Takeaway: Don’t spend more than you should on touching up your hair. A few times a year of skipping the salon and touching up your roots at home can save you hundreds. Be smart about managing your finances, while still looking fabulous 😉