One of the most irksome parts of trying to get by on little money is that inevitable time when you run out of a necessary beauty item. Buying another is more of a need than a want but it’s like a pin in your side to have to shell out precious dollars on shampoo or mascara, especially if you share our opinion that it’s better to splurge on a few nicer beauty products that you’ll use every day rather than on an expensive article of clothing that gets much less wear.
However, while some beauty products are worth shelling out for, many others you can easily make at home for little to no money. Raiding the cupboards or local bodegas can be surprisingly fruitful and yields results identical to those of pricey packaged products. Here, we’ve compiled a how-to of basic at-home treatments ranging from hair conditioners to teeth whitening.