My frugal tip of the month is:
Donate your hair to Locks of Love. Two days ago, a hair salon chain here in Happy Valley cut and styled my hair for free because I donated a 10" ponytail to Locks of Love. I'm going to save lots of money not buying so much shampoo and conditioner for the next little while. I didn't have time to dry and style my hair anyways with it long. It usually ended up in a braid or a bun. Occasionally I would put gel or mousse in it and wear it curly for church on Sunday. But that always took up a lot of styling product. Today I washed my hair, conditioned it, put gel in it, and it took approximately five minutes. So I'm saving time too. I'm probably going to save money on Tylenol by not having as many headaches. Best of all, a little deserving child will get a wig because of my donation.
This is becoming a bit of a tradition for me. I donated the first time when Pookie was 19 months old, the second time when Bun was 3 weeks old, and now a third time when Ham is two and a half months-- all thanks to my hair growing fast during pregnancy.
note: Not all salons will cut it for free. I had to call around to find one. Most of them will mail in your donation for you though. :)