Being natural can get expensive, but quality doesn’t always have to be expensive. Every natural needs these 3 natural hair products, they’ll save you headache and money!
Making the decision to be natural is so liberating! But the journey isn’t easy to maintain healthy, natural hair and the struggle to find products to aid this process is REAL. So I wanted to share with you guys my go-to products for every day styling natural hair. I have a 3c hair pattern which is insanely temperamental but these products keep the frizz at bay and keep me poppin’ all day!
Whether you are just embarking on this journey or have been on it for awhile, the search for good quality, inexpensive products never ends. As you change, so does your hair and it’s needs. Although I love buying products and trying out different things, my pocket book not so much. *que Bridesmaid’s “help me, i’m poor” line* So I have included my top 3 go-to natural hair products that work but won’t break the bank. I’m constantly learning new things about natural hair and how to care for it so if you have any products you love or tips, definitely share them!
1) OGX Kukui Oil
I love to use this lightweight oil after a shower before adding a deep conditioner OR prior to combing my hair out to style it. This oil is SO awesome, my curls get mega moisturized without being weighed down. I’m not sure about my other curly haired sisters but my curls literally yell HELP ME if they have too much product on them. It helps the keeps the frizz away without making my hair look greasy or dirty. This oil is truly hydrating so a little will go a long way. I’ve had this bottle for over 2 months, but clearly I use it a lot so it is time to re-up. Cost is normally between $5-6 USD, less than a Venti coffee.
2) OGX Coconut Milk Serum
I use to wash my hair every single day for a few reasons:
- I sweat like a sumo wrestler, like literally the hyperhidrosis is REAL.
- My mom is white and she washed her hair everyday and I grew up getting mine done the same.
- My curls love to mingle, so if I don’t brush out my hair for a single day I’m on the road to free form dreads, for real.
For me styling really has to be done while my hair is wet so I always associated wetting my hair with it needing to be washed. However, I have since learned that it is not healthy for my hair to be washed everyday. This can cause dry scalp, dull hair, split ends, and product buildup. So I need a product that will make help my hair stay fresh looking in between washes and this serum does just that. It brings my hair back from J Cole dreads and helps keep my split ends in check, and for 3c hair that is really saying something. Seriously, get this right now! Cost is normally between $5-6 USD as well!
3) Eco Style Olive Oil Gel
I know, I know… a lot of you have cancelled Eco Style BUT, I LIVE forthis gel, it is my go-to. The gel itself isn’t super heavy but it does have such a great hold. If I want to wear my hair in a bun I can use this to lay down my baby hairs and make sure the hair around my ears don’t turn into an afro. If I want to wear my hair down this gel gives SUCH great definition for my curls and keeps them looking shiny and healthy looking. It doesn’t make my hair flaky over time, dry my hair out, or wear off. I know there have been some differing opinions in the natural community in regards to this product but for ME it is something I have used and will continue to use unless I find something that works better for my curls. Cost is normally $3-4 USD, may be even cheaper if you go to a local beauty supply store.
Each of these products are affordable, good quality, and easy to find! People say you can’t have it all-cheap, fast, and good quality but with these products you can! All of these can be found at Walmart or any beauty . If you try them out, let me know how they work out for you.
I’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for ANY natural hair tip in this post, go check it out after you’re done here!