Quick Tip: Cheap Blotting Papers!

I just wanted to do a quick post with one of my new cheap finds for blotting papers. As the season is transitioning from the winter to spring, my forehead has been getting oilier and oilier. I can't take credit for this idea since I saw it on Makeupalley (however, I can't find the exact user who posted about it but I give kudos and credit to them!) Sorry if this is something well known and I'm just late to the game!

These are end wrap papers that you use to protect the ends of your hair from heat damage when getting it permed. It also turns out that the papers work quite well as blotting papers. The best part? You get 1000 sheets for $2.00. You can purchase this at Sally Beauty Supply.


The box has a bottom you can pop out to make it easier to dispense when you're at home.


I will say that it's not in the most travel friendly packaging but you can easily remove a few sheets and put them in your wallet or repurpose packaging from other blotting tissues you've owned. I'd say that it isn't as oil absorbent as I'd like for it to be (you do need to apply a little pressure to blot off the shine) but for $2.00, it's a good alternative to more expensive blotting papers.

Hope this helps!


  1. The site of those papers give me the shivers because it takes me back to my days in cosmetology school when we were learning to wrap perms, haha!

  2. Great post! Living in Florida im always having to use blotting papers and spend wayyy to much on them. Deff going to be checking these out :)

  3. Great idea, I have some of these lying around!


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