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GraceEMumsnet · 24/04/2023 09:36

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Are you fed up with hair care products that cost a fortune? Let’s talk about affordable hair care. How your hair looks and feels can have a huge effect on your confidence and your mood, so we want to hear about all of your budget hair tips that help both you and your hair feel great.

  • Post your tips in the thread below to be entered into a prize draw
  • One lucky MNer will win a £200 voucher for a store of their choice.

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Dizzywizz · 24/04/2023 11:21

A deep condition weekly is a must - you can use a cheap conditioner, just leave it on for longer.

Simi90 · 24/04/2023 14:31

Never sleep with wet hair. And a silk pillow is a must have for knot free hair!

carriedaway · 24/04/2023 14:39

Love the banana shampoo/conditioner - smells amazing! The pink Boots curl cream is super cheap, lasts ages and does exactly what brands 3/4 times the price does

Rockingcloggs · 24/04/2023 14:48

When going on holiday to somewhere hot make sure you wear a hat to protect your hair from drying out and your scalp from burning! I also make sure I take a good scalp sun protection spray, its really important to keep your scalp protected from the sun. I also take a good intensive conditioner to use after a day of heat, chlorine or salt!

CatNamedEaster · 24/04/2023 15:20

With dry hair, I use conditioner on my roots, leave for a few minutes then add some to the tips. It stops my hair being so flyaway so no need for expensive serums, but also it's not as heavy as a thick conditioning treatment.
I always do the final rinse with as cold a blast as I can handle and I never blowdry my hair.

Ourshoddyhouse · 24/04/2023 17:17

Leave your hair to dry naturally whenever possible.

Whochangedmynamec · 24/04/2023 17:25
  1. castor oil on your roots to encourage hair growth and tips for conditioning - a big bottle is £2
  2. olive oil on the hair for condition with a head upside down massage at night to stimulate hair growth
  3. flax oil to grow long healthy hair
  4. maidenhair herb is good for hair growth
  5. egg contains biotin which- you guessed it- stimulates hair growth, only once a week (guess who has long hair)
  6. amla oil is also just a couple of pounds and is well known to aid hair growth
  7. general scalp massage is good
  8. a wooden comb to reduce hair breakage
  9. silk pillow is mainly for skin but also great for smooth hair
MinervaSaidThat · 24/04/2023 19:17

A silk or satin hair bonnet is great for keeping hair tidy whilst your asleep. It helps hold curls or stops blow dried or straightened hair getting unruly.

RuthTopp · 24/04/2023 19:20

Leave a conditioner on your head overnight . Sleep with a towel on your pillow !

sharond101 · 24/04/2023 19:45

Drink plenty of water!

Rollinghill · 25/04/2023 06:19

Shampoo mainly the scalp, rubbing in well Conditioner only on the ends of hair. I have a more greasy hairtype.
Love the honey treasures conditioner for getting tangles out. Lighter than the hair food tubs.

Cocteautriplet · 25/04/2023 06:26

I’ve stopped dyeing my mid brown hair copper and now use a temporary colour mousse every month instead. The change in condition is remarkable. It’s also really helping me blend in greys - the colour mousse picks up the greys to give me highlights and blends the lengths of my hair which have been considerably lightened by years of perma dye to give a pretty balayage effect. I’ve saved myself a fortune in hairdressing costs too.

DoNutSweatTheSmallStuff · 25/04/2023 06:31

Avoid heat on hair if possible (eg. Straighteners, Hair Dryer).

Lovelydovey · 25/04/2023 06:37

Use lukewarm water to wash your hair rather than piping hot. This makes a massive difference to me.

BoredBetsy · 25/04/2023 06:55

Some oil in your hair (just a few drops) up to a few hrs before washing and some leave in conditioner at the end of washing leaves hair looking great.

Acunningruse · 25/04/2023 06:55

@Cocteautriplet which mousse are you using please?

My tip is not to blow dry very wet hair, it just makes it frizzy. I wrap in a microfibres turban and wait til it's 50% dry before blow drying.

SendARavenToRiverRun · 25/04/2023 07:00

I double wash my hair. Scalp and roots mainly. Then condition the ends. Use a hair mask weekly, never sleep with wet hair.

Swallowdoubleandrunamile · 25/04/2023 07:07

A silk bonnet to sleep in keeps my curls from being crazy frizzy.

Cismyfatarse · 25/04/2023 07:09

Get the right shampoo for your hair. They don't all suit everyone.

ButterOllocks · 25/04/2023 07:52

Get a good brush which does not scrape the scalp and has wide teeth.

BristolMum96 · 25/04/2023 07:58

Honestly I use the cheapest shampoo, wash every day, condition about once a month (!)
My hair is in perfect condition. Even with regular colouring. Hairdresser always comments on the lovely condition and says not to change anything

jacqui5366 · 25/04/2023 08:00

Exfoliate your scalp with a scrub hair scrub, brown sugar with olive oil and lemon juice - helps hair growth

Montydoo · 25/04/2023 10:37

Don't have your water too hot - it washes away all of your natural oils - rinse and wash in warm water

DinkyDaffodil · 25/04/2023 11:06

Share the cost of a bottle of a good shampoo and conditioner with a friend - I do this and just refill a bottle when we have come to the end - it lasts longer than you think - and you are cutting your costs in half

Vyvyan13 · 25/04/2023 11:15
  • Scalp massage, let’s get the blood flowing and the hair going
  • Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet, let it dry first
  • Brush your hair from the ends up to avoid tangles
  • Style your hair with no heat, create beautiful curls using your dressing gown tie
  • Use cooler water to wash your hair, it makes it extra shiny!
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