Long hair saves me money

I’ve had long hair most of my life. Though I’ve gone through a few phases with short hair and even shorter pixie hair. It was so cute but I LOVE my long hair. I really do feel like a lion with my long mane. I am rather well known for my long hair. Being a leo also helps ha ha.

So how does having long hair actually save me money? Well when I had super short hair I had to cut it about every four or five weeks as my hair grows so fast so by just leaving my hair to grow long I only go to the hairdresser about two or three times a year so assuming my hair dresser charges $60 a cut I save over $500 by leaving my hair grow long. When I go to the hairdresser she generally thins it as I have so much hair!! I normally leave and it looks like someone’s whole head of hair is on the ground!!

long_hair_savemoneyI also dye/ colour my hair myself which saves me a truck load of money! To colour hair as long as mine would cost around $150-$300 a go wow (plus take around three hours!) so I do it myself about three or four times year so by letting my hair grow long I only colour it when the roots get really bad or when I can be bothered. Judging by the grey hairs in the photo I really need to dye it again. Ha ha. When my hair was short I had to dye it more often I’m guessing about every two months so that would cost me around $900-1800 and a packet of Tints of Nature costs me $30 so I only spend about $120 a year on hair dye (though I think I’ll need two packets from now on even so I still save a truck load!).

Having my hair long also means I only wash it about once a week. When my hair was short I had to wash it almost everyday as short hair gets dirtier/ oily so much quicker. I know some people do the no poo (don’t use any shampoo) but I don’t really see the point in that when I only wash my hair about 52 times per year.

So having long hair means I go to the hair dresser less, dye it less and wash it less. Win win for all!!

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4 thoughts on “Long hair saves me money

  1. Amanda
    February 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I have long hair and only wash it about once a week (with shampoo).
    My hair is all the better for it I believe. It looks a bit greasy about day 4 but settles really quickly.
    I tend not to tell people because they look at me like I’m crazy. 🙂

    1. February 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

      I’m so with you I do the same thing. I only wash it when it gets really greasy like you about once a week. People never believe when I tell them that. Funny isn’t it Mx

  2. March 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I’m the same and totally agree on the money saving aspect of long hair, not to mention how much easier it is…just air dry! It’s funny how people give you a second look, like you’re crazy or dirty for not washing it all the time. Meh…I’m okay with the funny looks 🙂

  3. Miho
    July 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I only cut my hair once every 3 years or so. I hate cutting my hair, and I’m not a fan of paying $90+ for a cut. Over the past 15 years, I have been cutting my hair short, but then growing it long so that I can donate it to charities that make wigs for Cancer patients. Great way to use healthy hair instead of throwing it away!

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