Treating yourself to a fresh blow dry or a luxury manicure is undoubtedly one of the best ways to relax. But if you’ve noticed that your regular trips to the salon are putting some strain on your wallet, or you just don’t have the time to schedule and attend lengthy appointments anymore, it’s all too easy to sacrifice your favourite treatments.
Aside from lying down for a brow tint or hair colouring session, an unbeatable way to spend well-earned me-time has to be browsing the aisles at Boots. From the first body spray you bought as a teenager to the premium skincare buys that now always find their way into your basket, Boots has always been a reliable destination for making you look and feel your best for seriously low prices.
Combine two of your favourite pastimes from the comfort of your home by browsing Boots' impressive offering of DIY beauty treatments that you can effortlessly try out in your own time, without splashing the cash. Offering eyebrow tint that can be applied with a brush in seconds, takes under 15 minutes to develop, and lasts for up to six weeks, it has never been simpler to take your treatments into your own hands.
Take time to unwind...
Aside from the time and money saved by learning how to DIY your salon routine, one of the best things about perfecting your own cocktail of beauty treatments is the time it gives you to unwind. Taking the time out of your day to truly switch off, even if just for a few minutes at a time, is one of the simplest meditative practices to try.
And although it can be tempting to leave it to the professionals to avoid any stressful mishaps, you really don't need to fork out to get the sophisticated look you're after. Keratin shampoos can be just as effective at keeping your locks in check as costly treatments, and you don't even have to leave your shower to repair split ends and add some glossy shine back into your hair. Working to reduce frizz, repair damage, and even make your hair stronger and more resistant to damage, this hero product proves that even budget buys can pack a punch.
Plus, if you've ever felt daunted by the prospect of visiting a salon for more intimate beauty treatments, Boots' offering of at-home waxing strips removes that discomfort - both mentally and physically. If you opt for cold wax strips that take just seconds to use, or you choose to heat your wax yourself in the microwave for a more authentic salon experience, you can totally customise your treatments to get the exact results you're after without any disappointing salon trips that leave you out of pocket.
Whether you’re looking to ditch the salon altogether or just learn how to bolster your regular treatments with some cheaper alternatives, there’s no going wrong with Boots' curated and premium selection of foolproof DIY beauty products.
Our favourite DIY beauty products from Boots
Eylure Dybrow Dark Brown | RRP: £8
Our go-to brow tint, you can get up to 12 applications out of this small but mighty packet. At under 70p per treatment, this is a no-brainer purchase.
OGX Anti-Breakage+ Keratin Oil pH Balanced Conditioner | RRP: £6.99
To reduce frizz, improve shine, and provide irresistible smoothness, this affordable conditioner will transform dry and damaged hair just as well as pricier treatments in a matter of minutes.
Sunny Caramel Wax Body Hair Removal For Women | RRP: £11
With no pre-heating necessary, these effective wax strips are ready to go when you need them. Expect up to four weeks of softness without any painful trips to the salon.
For further information, visit www.boots.com
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Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and is now a senior writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK! magazine, New! magazine and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment. She specialises in fashion and beauty content, covering everything from product reviews and nail art trends to reporting on fashion weeks and the best-dressed celebrities at red carpet events. With a keen eye for lifestyle trends, she is always on the lookout for the latest products and brands to hit the market.
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