Everyone has their non-negotiable "splurge" when times are tough, and hair care is most certainly one of mine. I may not frequent the salon as much as I'd like, but I still go for trims and color every so often, and take the opportunity to ask my stylist how I can prolong the time between visits (without making a mess of their work).
If anything, the past year has helped me to perfect my blowdrying and styling skills, and forced me to really take the time to ensure that I'm spending my money on products that are worth their sticker price. And also, to read instructions carefully in the name of conservation.
But ask me to trade in my trusted stylist, colorist, and go-to products, and you'll have a very bitter blogger. I'd rather rinse less often— or even take on a 3rd job— than sacrifice the things that help my hair look its best. I'm crazy that way.
According to a recent report, however, my fellow addicts and I are in the minority. A new study has found that 66% of people are claiming a significant reduction in their hair care spending.
Have you cut back on products, treatments and salon services since the economic crisis began? If so, to what degree?