Sometimes being thrifty can cause you to spend more in the long run. If you really want to save money, then you have to spend it wisely, and spending money wisely doesn’t mean always going for the cheapest products.

When you have a frugal mindset, you have to make sure that when you buy something, the purchase is actually helping you save money. There are many cases where people tend to buy cheap items instead of the more expensive option without realizing that the cheap one is ineffective while the expensive item is incredibly effective. So, do you think buying a cheap but ineffective item is cost-effective? Of course not! It’s almost always just a waste of money!

I am not saying that all products that have cheap prices are bad quality and not worth buying. All I am saying is that, you have to be wise when choosing a particular product for purchase. You should more often than not base your decision on the product’s quality and not the price.

Let’s say for example, when buying a cosmetic product for your beard. You purchase a hair shampoo instead so you can use it on both your hair and beard. Many people would think this were a good idea, but frankly I don’t.

I did research a bit about this to support my reasoning for thinking this. There was one article in particular that grabbed my attention. The author emphasized that we should never use regular shampoo for our beard. He stated that your hair on your head and the hair on your face are completely different. Regular shampoo often contains chemicals that are good for the scalp only but not on the skin on your face. Furthermore these chemicals might end up harming your skin leading you to spending even more money on treatment for it. That definitely isn’t frugal!

For me it is much safer to use the correct product which has the correct purpose. It will help you achieve the best result and I believe will help you save money too, in the long run at least. If you are looking for a shampoo or wash for your beard, I highly recommend you find one online or in your local shopping centre, rather than picking out a generic hair shampoo.