3 ways to save money EVERY TIME you buy hair products. Look, we all will save money when we can save money. Anybody who tells you different is one of two things: LYING or CRAZY! So, if you tell yourself the truth and you’re not crazy, keep reading.
In this article, I’m going to lay out 5 sure fire ways for you to save money every time you buy hair products. Hair products are a must when you wear your hair short. Whether you DIY your short hair or go to a salon regularly, either way, you need products.
Hair products are a bit like batteries. I hate batteries, by the way. They are a commodity that we all need and use. It’s crippling if you don’t have a battery when you need it. And because of that, I feel like they rip us off and screw us with no Vaseline when it comes the prices they charge for a pack of batteries.
Ok, battery rant aside, hair products are something you can’t get around. You gotta have ‘em. This is why I know this post will be beneficial. You do have to buy hair products, but you don’t have to overspend on them. Even if you aren’t particularly bothered by the amount you pay now for hair products, I bet you’d pay less if you knew you could, wouldn’t you? Yep, you would. So, let’s get into it.
3 Ways to Save Money EVERY TIME You Buy Hair Products
Save Money On Hair Products
CATCH A SALE
I know, I know, I know. This is like, DUH! But, there’s more to it than just walking into a store with hopes of catching a sale. You have to be methodical about it. And here’s how you do it.
You have to take the time to watch the trends. For instance, if you go into Ulta and you see that all the Paul Mitchell products or the KeraCare products are on sale, take note of what day of the week it is, what time of the month it is and just watch.
Next, ask one of the employees when the sale will end. Once you know that date, go back into the store the day or two after the sale ends. Why, you ask? Because you want to see what they have restocked, changed, added to the shelves, etc, AFTER the items you saw on sale, went off sale.
This will get you started in identifying that particular store’s sales trends. If you see that the KeraCare is now off sale, and the Design Essentials is now on sale, guess what you now know? The order that the store puts brands on sale. This is important information. You can then schedule your purchases around the sales the store regularly puts on.
Seems easy and it is!
USE DIGITAL COUPONS
Ok, ain’t nobody out here carrying around a small satchel with paper coupons in it. Yes, there are folks who go through the trouble and do it, but it’s not practical and honestly, it doesn’t really fit into our lives.
Stores like Sally’s and Ulta and JCPenney offer electronic versions of coupons that they send out in paper form. Sign up for their email lists and get the coupons delivered straight to your phone.
Now, when you’re in the store during the sale time for your favorite brand (see the paragraph above), you can whip out your phone at the register and lots and lots of time, the coupons are applicable on top of the in-store sales.
Other stores, like Target, will offer coupons through their own apps. Target has Cartwheel and you can use that app if you’d like to double up on savings as well.
CHECK THE DISCOUNT BINS
A’ight, speaking of Target, stores like Target, which are not specifically targeted at just one area of sales, are good places to bin shop.
Because Target sells a million different things, they buy what sells to the mainstream shopper. That’s what they stock their shelves with. Now, that means that products which fall into niche categories, but somehow make it on their shelves, will often be the bulk of what makes it into the clearance bins.
This is good for you. Why? Cause our hair products are not always main stream. And, on top of that, the products that we use which are main stream, don’t usually work on the ‘universal’ hair types of the average shopper.
So, hair products that work well on relaxed hair, but not white hair, will be heavily discounted. Products that are designed for relaxed hair, but overpriced because we can find them at the BSS for much cheaper, end up in the clearance bins at stores like Target.
Be smart, shop smart, take your time and go through those products. You will be surprised at what you’ll find. I’ve done it and I still do it to this day and I find steals in there.
Also, watch out for low shelf clearance items at Target, in particular. They will often have a shelf that is pretty much on the floor, where they will have clearance items just thrown, haphazardly, onto the shelf. It’s a bit like a miniature Ross store on one shelf, but if you have the time to look down there, you can find some good stuff.
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I hope you take something away from this, and until next time…I’ll holla!