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 😉

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Flower Power

One of my favorite warm weather hair accessories is the flower hair-piece. I feel like it can pull together any outfit. I have a lot of clothes that consist of strictly one solid color, and sometimes if I have trouble finding the perfect jewelry item to wear, I’ll wear a flower to accent my outfit. Here are some flower color ideas that will work for your specific hair hue:

  • Black hair/Brunettes: In this case, red and white flowers look the best. The red goes gorgeously when wearing red lipstick, and the white contrasts with your dark hair instantly drawing attention to your lovely locks.
  • Redheads: White and blue are the best colors to accent your unique hair color. The white will pop against your hair, and a bright blue shade will draw instant attention to your rich, ruby red hair.
  • Blondes: Lavender and black are ideal colors for floral hair accessories for you guys. The lavender will add a subtle color to your already bright and lustrous locks, and the black flower will once again, create a contrast between the dark flower and your radiant hair color.

FlowerYou can purchase these hair pieces at most department stores (H&M has super cute ones), but I purchased both of mine at Claire’s!