Living With Hair While Being Female

In completely non-surprising news, a Moneysaver HQ investigation has found that hair maintenance for women typically costs between $160-$250 every 6-8 weeks, compared to the average outlay of $30-$80 for men in the same time span.

Those are average costs. Capital city dwellers in particular may have experienced bill shock at the salon, where prices can range over $400 for a cut and colour, and rapidly head north from there.

Our top tips for keeping your hair utterly gorgeous without spending a fortune:

  • Ditch the expensive and unnecessary heated styling tools and avoid repeated lightening processes, both of which can be highly damaging to hair. Avoiding damage is far cheaper than using expensive products to add shine or moisture.
  • Pick a hair length and style that works for you and maintain that with a budget-friendly trim every 6 weeks. Your hair will feel and look better and your colour results will be more consistent. Shop around and find a salon who will give you a fixed price for your cut without hassling you for an upsell.
  • Avoid products with ammonia or PPD which can be damaging to your hair and health. Share your colour history and goals with a colourist, and find a colour and application method that works for you, and lift your home colouring outcomes to another level.

Look after your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. Try professional home colouring and add a little extra to your next mortgage or superannuation payment.

The Shade has been a game changer for me. I wanted to save money on going to the salon, but having good hair was important to me. The Shade gives me such a beautiful colour, at home, at a great price. So many people comment on my shiny, heathy hair!

K. Lamont

The best hair colour I have ever used! The colour itself is long lasting and doesn’t dry out my hair. The shampoo and conditioner are absolutely heavenly. I love receiving my Shade and I love the feel of freshly coloured hair with the highest quality product. Great value for money. Thank you so much!

M. Bacash

Started to get bad, grey regrowth so decided to try The Shade and wow, amazing results! My hair is so soft and shiny and the greys are completely gone. I normally spend a lot of money at the salon and I have to say this colour has turned out even better!

F. Gribbon

Fabulous! I was really nervous about dying my own hair but after just having baby number 2 I couldn’t bring myself to pay the salon prices. My hair looks great and instructions are very easy to follow. Will be a definite repeat use and the money I save can go towards doing something fun with the family.

R. Goff

I was really hesitant to try as I usually go to a professional salon to dye my hair but I was desperate for a healthier and cheaper solution as I felt like I’m spending too much time and money at the salon just to get all those chemicals in hair! I was pleasantly surprised with the results!! The colour fits me perfectly and was super easy to apply, saved me tons of time and so much money and my hair looks and feels better than ever!! Highly recommend!

L. Linden

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