I started doing this recently. Actually, I was out of ideas for gifts for women friends. For years, there was a deluge of “Bath and Body works” products– liquid soap, hand sanitizers (is this really a gift? Come on! It reeks of germs!), and buckets of body lotion. And scented candles are great, but some folks who live alone and fear house fires don’t really appreciate these. They give them away to other friends as soon as they receive them. Then I hit on the idea of bar soap. It is one of those gifts I don’t buy for myself, but love buying for friends. Besides the usual places you would buy them, also check in organic grocery stores. And they don’t clog up landfills like empty liquid bath soap bottles.
Get dry haircuts. My other post just disappeared. My fault. 90% of beauticians won’t do this. Find the 10% who will. You can change an $18 hair cut into a $10. I just talked my husband into trying it today and he LOVED it. I have been doing it every chance I get since 1996. Ask the hairdresser first if she is agreeable to this. Shampoo at home either the night before or the morning of the cut. Don’t apply any “product.”