Calling all curly and coily girls! From first-hand experience I know how hard caring for natural hair can be while on a budget. I was spending money that I didn’t have just to have nice hair. I was stocking up on the newest natural hair products, just for them to not even work how they were supposed to (no shade intended). Honestly, it’s not the move to make. So, I’m here to help my natural sistas out! Here are my favorite products that’ll leave your hair looking, smelling, and feeling like heaven for the low-low.
Doctor Miracle Deep Conditioning Treatment
This is literally my go-to conditioner after having any protective style in. This conditioner not only moisturizes and leaves your hair smelling good, but it defines your curls. Before using this I didn’t even really know what my curl pattern looked like because it was always poofy. After using this I haven’t looked back. The individual packs cost about $1.49 that’s a price you cannot beat.
As I Am Long and Luxe Curl Enhancing Smoothie
This entire line is beautiful, but this product right here makes my absolute day every time I use it. If you don’t like your hair dripping oil and frizzing up this is the best thing out there for you. I cannot stress this enough. The twist-outs that have resulted from this product will make you literally love your hair more and your hair will feel the same way. By the way, a whole 16 ounces of this God sent product costs only $7.99.
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing
Now when your curls and your puffs are looking a little raggedy, this little fountain of joy is the best way to revive your curly kinks. This little gem deeply moisturizes, eliminates frizz, and improves the soft feeling of your hair. It’s literally something you cannot beat and I wouldn’t trade this product for the world. So it may not be the cheapest retailing at $9.99, but it’s definitely worth the price, I promise.
ORS Lock and Twist Gel
If your curly tresses have been fiending for a twisting cream you cannot resist, this is the product for you. Not only does it not flake up your hair like other gels, but it’s also sodium and alcohol-free, controls frizz, and moisturizes. I truly recommend this product to any naturals who are going through their transitioning stage because this gel right here will leave your curls popping and defined and it only costs $4.39.
Au Naturale Anti- Shrinkage Soak Shampoo
Okay, before y’all panic I will give the disclaimer that this will not change your curl! Now that that’s out of the way, this product right here is just heaven. This product not only cleanses your hair, but it doesn’t take away it’s natural oils. Oil is too important to us curly girls to just be taken away. Now this product retails at $9.14 so yes, it is on the more expensive side, but you are getting 13 oz. and your hang time will be amazing so I say it’s worth it.
By Karizma Rainey, Junior, Gwendolyn Brooks