In the pursuit of healthy hair, shopping for products and accessories can get expensive. It seems like every day there is a new product to solve yet another natural hair problem. Pretty soon the purchases begin to add up and your pockets are empty. But did you know there are products for less than $5? Whether you choose to mix high and low end products or stick to budget finds, this list will save you some cash.
There are many fancy combs and brushes available on the market. The Ouidad Double Detangler, the Tangle Teazer, and the Denman Brush are on the shopping list of many naturals. If you are interested in one of these designer combs or brushes they will set you back at least $9.99. But if you are on a budget, you can purchase a simple, seamless shower comb. The seamless feature of the comb will detangle your hair without snagging your strands. The bonus? On average, it should only cost $3.
If you have been looking for a conditioner with superior detangling power, then try VO5 Moisture Milks Conditioner. With a cost of $.80- $1.00, it is worth giving a try. You can also try Suave Naturals, Aussie Moist, or Hello Hydration. They cost $2-3 a bottle. To boost the conditioning properties of these conditioners, add oil, honey, mayo, or another kitchen concoction of your choice.
Forever 21 Hair Accessories
Forever 21 is the go-to destination for affordable fashion finds. While you are there, don’t forget to check out the hair accessories section. They have headbands and flowers for as little as a dollar! You can also find affordable hair accessories at your local beauty supply or dollar store.
Hair Pins and Bobby Pins
Hair pins should be in everyone’s arsenal. Not only are they great for protective styling, but they are a lifesaver when you have a bad hair day. But a note of caution… Although it is tempting to purchase cheap hair pins and bobby pins for only $1, instead purchase premium pins for about $3. You won’t save as much money, but you’ll save yourself from snagged hairs.
Yes, water. It is the key to moisture. It is free. But it is often an overlooked “hair product”. Put some in your spritz bottle. Mist or steam your hair. Seal it with a butter and/or an oil. Make a mix with water, conditioner, and/or oil. You can even get fancy and use distilled water. But however you choose to use it , recognize that it’s a free staple to include in your regimen.