March 2, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) — Lets face it. In this climate of economic insecurity, taking care of your hair isn’t quite the priority it once was. You may not be able to handle the cost of a monthly haircut, much less color maintenance. So here are some tips from the professional stylists at Lather, a Raleigh hair salon, to help you stretch the time between maintenance visits, save some money, and still take good care of your hair:
* Choose a low maintenance hairstyle. A “bob “is high on the list of cost effective cuts that last for months.
* This a great time to change hair color habits. Avoid dramatic colors reminiscent of crayola. They require a huge amount of maintenance.
* Consider low lights instead of high-lights. Low lights last for months.
* If you simply love your highlights and can’t imagine life with them, try to keep them a bit more subtle — no more then four shades lighter then your own natural hair. You won’t have to touch them up nearly as often.
* For those who want to cover up just a little grey, opt for a demi-permanent dye similar to your own color. This will last six to nine weeks with NO re-growth lines.
* For those who need to cover a lot of grey, keep it natural. Get a permanent color that is within one to two shades of your natural hair color.
* Root Lifts are a great “economically friendly” way to maintain highlights without having to pay for a full or partial highlight every time.
* Excessive shampooing and conditioning can leave hair full of residue and it strips the hair of it’s natural oils. Reducing the frequency of shampooing will allow your hair’s natural oils to do the job of conditioning and save you some money on product purchases.
* Referrals. Stylists are always on the look out for new clients, and almost all of them will show their appreciation if you refer a friend or two to them.
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