Kiss Day-Long Salon Days Goodbye: Tips from a Frugal Weave Junkie
I remember back in the day when I used to go to the salon with my grandmother. We’d wake up that morning at around 7 a.m., get a quick breakfast, then be to the beauty shop by 8:30. My granny would hop in the chair and proceed to get her hair done. It didn’t matter what part of the cycle she was in of her biweekly hair routine (perm, color, wash/trim)— once we got there in the morning, we weren’t walking out until well into mid-afternoon. As much as I enjoyed being with my grandma, I could have done without being stuck in a salon all day Saturday. I told myself that once I got older, I would try to find a way to limit my salon visits. The solution: low maintenance styles and upkeep. Keep reading to find out some quick ways that you can limit your salon visits while still looking fabulous.
Wig R’ Us
In case you haven’t hopped on the wig train, you may want to consider picking up a few so that the only reason you’d need to go to the salon is for a trim. I know it’s hot outside, but that doesn’t mean that a wig can’t be the solution to your problems. Try to select wigs that look full but aren’t too heavy. Also, make sure you have some combs in place in case the wind decides to not allow you to be great. You might be thinking, “But who has money to dish out for an expensive wig when I can just spend my money at the salon?” Sis…your time is precious and so are your hard earned coins. You don’t have to buy virgin hair in order to get a natural looking wig. Amazon has really upped its game over the past few years, and there are several vendors who are selling excellent high quality wigs (not necessarily human) for under $40. Just take the time to sift through the reviews of your fellow hair sisters, and you’ll find one in no time.
Ponytail It Out
There may be just south of 100 different styles that you can do with a ponytail that take less than 10 minutes of your time. Switching up the color, adding a bang, and even throwing in some cute beads or other accessories can dress up a ponytail hairstyle. All you need is a hair tie, Shedavi Leave-In Conditioner, some edge control, and a brush to get the job done plus any other accessories. No salon required!
Quick Weaves Can Save Lives
Now quick weaves tend to get a bad rap because the glue is definitely not a good thing to add to your hair on a regular basis. However, if you take the proper precautions, a quick weave can save you the trouble of going to the salon and even allow you to test drive different looks. The key thing to remember about quick weaves is that you need to 1) not leave them in too long and 2) not apply the glue directly to your head. I’ll talk more about this in a couple of weeks, but the idea is to limit the longevity and amount of glue that you allow for your real tresses to be exposed to. Prepping you hair ahead of time is easy and doesn’t take up a lot of your time.
Shedavi Crowned Collection
If you wear your real hair on a regular basis, you may find yourself frequenting the salon because your hair starts looking lifeless after only a week or two. That’s the beauty of the new Shedavi Crowned collection. Both the shampoo and conditioner are fused with moisturizing ingredients with the sole purpose of keeping your hair looking luscious to prolong the need to visit the salon. After using the shampoo and conditioner combo, you have other items like the Shedavi Elixir which combats frizz and keeps your ends healthy. If it’s one thing we know best, it’s how to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.
What are some other ways that you get your hair life together so you don’t have to spend too much time in the salon? Tell us about it in the comments!
Written by Bianca Scott