Hello, friends! I am so excited to begin this series with Emelia from Dream Big and Buy the Shoes. Emelia reached out to me and asked if I’d like to collaborate on our favorite budget-friendly products… since I had planned on making “Beauty on a Budget” a series this year, I thought it’d be even better if we explored it together! Life is more fun with friends. So, we’ll be back the 3rd Monday of every month to bring you finds that won’t break the bank!
Our first “Beauty on a Budget” focuses on hair products. Emelia’s post will no doubt be different than mine as we have polar opposite hair! As you probably know, I have extremely fine, flat strands, so my favorite products are ones that can give me some body.
Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray: I discovered this product last spring and I’m obsessed! It gives my hair volume that it can’t get on its own. What I love best is the texture: most texture sprays leave your hair feeling sticky… this doesn’t. I love the extra body it provides- I finally feel that I have big, sexy hair!
Batiste Dry Shampoo: This is as good as everyone says. I have oily hair… it’s so bad, I could wash it twice a day! If we go out after work I always refresh with dry shampoo. I bought this a couple of months ago and don’t think I need to try anything else! A word of caution: a little goes a long way! I tried this for the first time the night of my sister’s bachelorette party and I used way too much. Holy powder explosion. I guess I was used to applying more with other brands. Not a negative thing by any means. And you can’t beat the price: it’s currently on sale for $5.99 at Ulta!
Got 2b Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder: I need all the help I can get with volume and body. My stylist uses powder every time she fixes my hair and I always leave the salon with a big pageant do! I’ve started using it every day. You run this through your hair or apply directly to your roots. Like the dry shampoo, a little of this powder goes a long way! If you use too much, it leaves a sticky residue. Otherwise it’s great!
Clairol Shimmer Lights Conditioner: Every stylist I’ve ever used has suggested this conditioner. Blondes need the purple product to keep brassiness at bay. While this product is over $10, you don’t use it every day. One bottle lasts me at least six months. You definitely get your money’s worth!
What are your favorite budget-friendly hair products? Don’t forget to check out Emelia’s thoughts!