We’ve all been there. You’ve binge watched YouTube videos and seen your favorite IG’ers raving about a product that gave them the perfect twsit-out or wash-n-go. Now you have to try it.
So of course you run out to purchase the products hoping to get the same results. Let this happen a few times and before you know it you have more products than you know what to do with.
The natural hair industry has come a long way. There’s gels, leave-ins, creams, oils, deep conditioners, co-washes, the list goes on and on. With products ranging from $5.99 – $25.99 and up, natural hair can be very expensive! Here are a few tips on being natural on a budget.
Use Multi-Purpose Products
Look for products that give you more bang for your buck. Products that are “all in one” will prevent you from buying multiple products that aren’t really needed. For example, instead of buying a cream and a gel for your next twist-out, find a product that moisturizes and adds definition. Buying one product that provides both hold and definition can definitely save you some cash.
Choose One Product for Multiple Styles
Buying different products for specific styles can add up. Looking to try bantu knots but trying to figure out which product to use? Why not experiment with something you already have? Once you’ve found a great product for your hair, try to use it for multiple styles. Not only does this save you money but it also prevents you from becoming a product junkie.
DIYs are an awesome way to save money. Need a detangler? Try a mix of conditioner, water, and a few drops of coconut oil in a spray bottle and VOILA!
Many naturals swear by homemade deep conditioners. All you need is mayonnaise, eggs, and olive oil to make your own deep conditioner at home. Don’t want to do a complete DIY conditioner? Try semi-homemade. I like to add a few drops of olive oil to my store bought deep conditioner for added moisture.
Maintaining healthy natural hair can get expensive, but it is possible to have beautiful, budget-friendly natural hair. Just think, with the money you save you can splurge on a new pair of shoes or handbag.Ka-ching!