A bad hair day can often lead to just a plain bad day as the relationship with our hair can seriously affect our self-esteem. Hair that is too fine, too frizzy, too dry, turning grey, thinning hair or even falling out can all have an effect on how we feel and on our actions.
Hair is a multi-billion pound industry. We spend a lot of time washing and styling our hair and a lot of money getting that perfect look!
When you take into account regular trips to the salon for new hairstyles, cuts and colours, buying the best shampoo, conditioner and styling products, it’s safe to assume we spend quite a chunk on haircare and maintenance in our lifetime.
Is it worth spending money on all those hair products out there? Well that all depends on what kind of results you are looking for. Remember that you hair represents you over your lifetime, so would you rather spend £15 on a meal that you might enjoy for a few minutes or would you rather spend £15 on hair products that are going to last for months? We would always say hair products benefits you more! When you take care of your hair and it looks good - you get the compliments and that always make you feel better!
The more you understand your hair and scalp the easier it is to find the right product for you. If your hair is thin and tends to hang limp you should find a high-end shampoo & conditioner that adds body and shine. If your hair is the opposite – very thick and doesn’t stay in place you should be looking for products that are formulated to tame unruly hair and control frizzing.
Don’t forget to think about your scalp when you are choosing shampoo & conditioners. The most common scalp problems are itching and dandruff. They are both indications of dry skin, so you may want to look into your hydration and diet habits. Over time you will find the right hair care products for you.
So, what is the average spend on hair care products?
Vouchercodespro.co.uk polled almost 3,000 women and revealed that the average British woman spends £756 on her hair each year, which adds up to £48,384 through her lifetime!
Men on the other hand, are spending an average of £364 on cuts, colour, shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Men do get their hair cut twice as often as women, an average of every three weeks compared to six to eight weeks for women.
Is hair worth the spend?
Beautiful shinny hair leaves a great impression and makes us feel good about ourselves. That has to be worth the spend!