Conditioner is a must have. Pricier conditioners that promise to add moisture, shine or protein tend to run more than a plain bottle of regular conditioner that doesn’t make any additional claims. If you’re looking for something specific, then go for the higher end conditioners.
However, if you want a simply conditioner that will smooth your strands, then a run of the mill conditioner will do. The best use for these cheap conditioners, though, is as a base for treatments you concoct at home. For instance, adding oils, scents, anti-dandruff or moisturizing agents to a cheap bottle of conditioner is an awesome way to beef up your at home hair care without having to purchase multiply specialty products to accomplish the same goals.
Beauty supply stores and other local retailers carry cheap conditioners for as little as $100 per bottle. You can’t beat that and you can multiple sessions of use out of one bottle if you’re using it to mix in with other products.
Hair mask packets
Hair treatments and masks are sold one of two ways. They’re either in solid tub or bottle packaging or in packets. The ingredients are the same in most cases as the packets are usually just a smaller sized version of what the tub or bottle contains.
If you don’t use hair masks often, it’s more economical for you to pick up a few packets of your favorite mask or treatment than to splurge on an entire bottle or tub of a product that you may not be able to use up completely, before the expiration date.
These packets can be found near their bigger counterparts and can be as cheap as $0.75 per packet.
Gel is one of those hair products that seem to never go away. Can you think of a time when you didn’t have any hair gel at all? Even if it was the kind you didn’t particularly prefer, I bet you have always had at least one bottle of gel under your sink.
Gels are great for styling, edge control and quick touch ups. They are also cheap. Find a gel that is your favorite and buy one large tub of it. The larger the tub, the more you usually get for the price. If you don’t use gel often, consider getting a medium sized or small tub of your favorite gel.
Also, try throwing out all other gels except the one you genuinely like best and keep the size you know you will be able to get through before it expires. It is probably a smaller tub than the ones you’ve purchased before and it’s probably less than $10.00 too!