Like most naturals when they transition they think, “Great, I will be able to save time and money.” Well, after a few months of being natural some may have spent twice as much as they would have with simply having processed strands. Yes, being natural can be expensive. Nowadays, there are so many products on the market as well as large corporations jumping on the natural hair scene it’s almost completely saturated.
As we are building our brand we also have to be mindful of our finances. To do that, we are delighted to have teamed up with Latasha Kinnard of Start Young Financial Group and The Millenial Wealth Academy to bring you great products with great value. Tasha is a fellow naturalista that works with millennials to help them take control of their finances. Since she knows the struggle all too well herself, we came together to share products that won’t break the bank and will leave you looking fabulous and fly!
See below for our Top 10 affordable products your curls will love as much as (or maybe even more than) any high-end product. Remember consistency is key with your curls; stick to your regimen even if you don’t feel like it.
1.Eco Style Gel – 32 oz. Sally Beauty Supply $5.69
This gel is perfect for long-lasting twistouts or wash and go styles. This gel provides amazing hold and will last you for multiple styles. This container is very huge and it will totally save you some major coins. Side note you remember using this hair gel for back in the day using this product to lay down your edges for your ponytail extensions??? I know I am not the only one! You can get about 20-25 uses out of this…and that is if you are heavy-handed with product.
2. Cantu Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream – 16 oz. Target $5.39
As a natural one of the most critical components that is necessary is MOISTURE. Honey, dry hair just will not work for our delicate natural tresses. This product works wonderful to moisturize super dry natural hair. This product also products beautiful twistouts. This is a creamy conditioner, so it is best for the thickest and coilest curls. You can get about 15 uses out of this product.
3. Eden Bodyworks All Natural Cleansing CoWash – 16 oz. Sally Beauty Supply $8.49
We recently received this product in order swag bags from the New Orleans Natural Hair Expo and ohhhhh emmmmm geeeee! This stuff right here! This.stuff.right.here. is AMAZING! If you are running low on time or utilize co-washing in your regimen, this product is great. It cleans your hair wonderfully and provides tons of moisture. Due to the moisture you get from this product your curls will be very defined. You will be able to use this product for 5-7 co-washes.
4. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Crème Treatment – 8 oz. Target $2.69
This was a product that is great for deep conditioning natural hair and has great slip. This is the product to use whenever you have a serious detangling session going on. You will be able to get about 3-4 uses out of this product.
5. Crème of Nature Perfect Edges Styling Product – 2.25 oz. Wal-Mart $4.56
Want to achieve those super sleek hairstyles you see on Instagram? Well here is what you need! This product works well by being applied and using a satin scarf for a few minutes and boom! You have LAID edges! This product will last for a long time, you totally will get your money’s worth.
6. Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner – 6 oz. Trader Joes $3.99
This stuff is great for cleansing your scalp. The Tea Tree is responsible for purifying your scalp. Bonus with this product is the scent! It is so relaxing to use and your scalp will feel amazing!
7. Obia Naturals Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar – 4 oz. Target $9.99
If you have never used a shampoo bar you are TRULY missing out. This was our first time using one and we hate that we waited so long to try it. Generally shampoo strips your hair of all the natural oils in your hair and leaves your hair dry. Not with this shampoo bar! This shampoo bar is very moisturizing and will leave your hair very clean. This is one of the more expensive items on our list, but this product can be cut into smaller cubes in order to use it gingerly.
8. Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème, – 8 oz. Wal-Mart $6.96
For a wonderful twistout or to moisturize your hair for your high puff try this product and always remember to seal with an oil or butter.
9. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Intensive Strengthening Masque – 12 oz. Target $7.79
Looking for a great deep conditioner that will help your curls after a bunch of abuse? This product is great for you. This product will define your curls and it also smells AMAZING!
10. Grapeseed Oil – 16 oz. Amazon $7.52
Every style needs to have an oil or butter to be used in order to seal in your moisture from washing and conditioning your hair. Grapeseed oil is a great to use if you want a switch from the holy grail that is coconut oil.