A common misconception is that Naturals spend a lot of money on products. Some of us do, there’s no denying that, but on the flip side we have plenty of amazing and affordable options. Take notes newbies, stock up on these cheap grails before going for a splurge.
1. Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti Shrinkage a la Créme, $9.99
A lot of products promise elongation, but this one actually comes through. If you love it, and you probably will, try the entire line.
2.Cantu Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream, $5.79
This heavy leave-in is the stuff of dreams. It has plenty of slip, a heavenly scent, and with this price tag you can feel free to get heavy handed.
3. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, and Repair Shampoo, $9.99
Shampooing often is not exactly our hair’s best friend, but when the time comes to lather up, why not reach for something that has all the benefits of our beloved JBCO?
4. Dr Miracle’s Deep Conditioning Packet, $1.69
Maybe it’s the whole tingling effect, but you can really feel this deep conditioner doing it’s thing. You can leave it on for hours if that’s your preference, but you only need about 20 minutes to get all the effects.
5. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castile Liquid Soap, $5.69
Aside from the fact that this multi-use product smells like Christmas, it’s an extremely effective clarifying shampoo. You get even more for your money since it can be diluted and used on your face, body, laundry, and even around the house.
6. OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner, $7.99
Popping curls depend wholly on hydration. OGX has earned a lot of well-deserved buzz in the natural hair community. Do yourself a favor and give this sulfate-free conditioner a try.
7. ORS Olive Oil Wrap Set Mousse, $6.74
For longer lasting rod sets, try this foam. A word of caution, it can be drying so make sure your hair is properly moisturized before reaching for this or any foam.
8. ECO Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, $5.69
Whether you choose to use ECO as your edge control or part of your LOC, for the price you get for such a huge tub, this grail is more than deserving of a five dollar bill.
9. Denman Brush, $7.50
Until you master finger combing, stick to the Denman brush or a wide tooth comb for detangling and distributing product.
10. Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, $6.19