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DIY Hair Products
Are the Savings Worth the Hassle? Since the craft-friendly website Pinterest came online in 2010, the popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects has been on the rise. While the website inspired people across the country to turn picture frames into jewelry hangers and repurpose toilet paper tubes for their kids’ art projects, it also inspired coupon clippers and environmentalists who wanted to save money and resources by making things themselves. According to devotees, there are plenty of perks to skipping the store in favor of DIY solutions — and when you’re looking for areas to innovate, the bathroom is a great place to start. Statista claims that the average American spent $89.95 dollars on hair care products in 2017 alone. Considering shampoo and conditioner are the staples of hair care, why not try making them yourself? In addition to being environmentally conscious, you can really cut your costs by making your own from bulk ingredients. ingredients that can be purchased cheaply in large quantities. If you want to use two bottles, DIY Natural breaks the recipe down into baking soda and water for shampoo and apple cider vinegar and water for conditioner. According to its calculations, the shampoo costs 6 cents per ounce and the conditioner rings in at 13 cents per ounce. Both come out to less than 50 cents for a 16-ounce bottle. In comparison, Business Insider says the average bottle of shampoo or conditioner costs $18–$38, which is upward of 30 times more expensive. On the environmental side, a big argument for DIY hair products is saving plastic. A 2014 video from Johnson & Johnson revealed that Americans throw out enough shampoo bottles every year to cover 1,164 football fields, which is a horrifying statistic to anyone concerned about ocean pollution or landfill limits. And that’s just shampoo . When you make your hair care products yourself, you can refill hair product bottles and eliminate waste. Of course, it will take your hair a while to adjust to these new treatments, and every person’s hair is different. But with so little money to lose, why not give the green route a try? Your locks just might surprise you. Living on a Dime recommends a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner replacement made from baking soda, water, and apple cider vinegar, which are all
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