A Cheap Hair Do

My friend told me she spent £80 to get her hair cut and coloured. £80!!! I do always try to get a good deal on a haircut. I visited my local salon just before Christmas and paid £28, which is a lot for me. The time before I got the junior to do it and that cost £10. Because I have long hair I can make a hair cut last 3 months and I cut my own fringe in between times.

HairHowever, I would never pay to get my hair coloured professionally – it is so easy to do it myself! I did yesterday morning and it took about half an hour to touch up my roots. And the best bit? It cost me £1.85!

I bought my usual colour from Home Bargains for £3.69. I mixed up half of it in my hairdressers bowl (which cost a few pounds from Boots eons ago with the application brush) and put the other half away for next time (it is fine to do this as long as you don’t mix the colour and developer together). I usually start at the top and section my hair off, brushing on the dye systematically. I even manage to do the back. I can get away with half a pack of dye because I only do the roots each time. If I was changing colours I would probably need a pack and a half.

I think it looks ok! Well, people don’t laugh at me in the street 🙂

When I worked part-time I used to go and get my hair cut by the students at the local college – it cost £6.50 at the time for a cut and blow dry! I never had a bad haircut because the tutors were constantly checking the students’ work. It did take a whilst though – up to 2 hours – which is why I can’t do it anymore. If you are having to pinch every penny, I really recommend investigating to find your nearest hair and beauty college.

Even if I had lots of money, I’m not sure I could spend £80 on my hair…

0 thoughts on “A Cheap Hair Do

  1. luxeformuchless

    Sadly I have only recently developed an allergy to hair dye so have to get mine done at the hairdressers where I have to have it foiled so that nothing touches my scalp. I can’t eat peanuts anymore either – complete bummer!

  2. declutterbugcouk

    Since last June I’ve been cutting my own hair. Fortunately, it’s curly so it doesn’t matter if I can’t cut it very straight! There are loads of videos on YouTube about how to cut your own hair if you ever want to try it. It was an easy decision for me as I didn’t enjoy going to the hairdressers so I was happy to eliminate the chore as well as saving money.

    1. ChickenladyJane Post author

      I have considered it but haven’t been brave enough so far! I did trim my daughters’ hair when they were younger though and did my ex husbands with clippers!