There are so many affordable products for curly hair available. I think I have tried nearly all of them - from the regular to the all natural organic variety. The options are pretty limitless. If you are in search of a new product to try or need a little help finding a great product for curly hair at a cost that will not greatly impact your budget then let me help a little. I have a few of my personal favorites to share with you, so here are seven affordable products for curly hair that work well and will not break the bank.
Pantene makes some pretty good products and this is one of my favorite affordable products for curly hair. The cream gets hair clean without stripping away the natural oils. The product is rich and nourishing and moisturizes well. It is creamy and smell fantastic! I use this cleansing cream regularly and highly recommend it for your lovely strands of all curl shapes and sizes, from wavy to coily.
2 Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner
Suave is pretty well known for providing products at affordable prices. I am especially fond of the Professionals line Almond and Shea Butter. This conditioner is rich, moisturizing, and has a pleasant scent. I like to apply lots and use my fingers to detangle. I then let the conditioner sit while attending to other showerly duties, after which I rinse out about eighty percent of the conditioner. Afterwards I squeeze out the excess water with my hands, blot dry slightly with a t-shirt, then reapply a little bit more conditioner from root to end.
3 Olive Oil
The cost of olive oil varies widely but you need not worry, an inexpensive bottle of extra virgin olive oil will work just as well as an expensive brand. Olive oil nourishes well and seals in moisture. Olive oil is too heavy for daily use so use sparingly. Olive oil works wonders as an oil treatment prior to cleansing - it adds a little extra shine later. You can also mix together a little olive oil and conditioner to use as a deep conditioner! It works really well and you can find olive oil anywhere!
4 Coconut Oil
I love coconut oil. It smells great. It tastes great. It works wonders on hair, skin, nails, and internal health. I use it for nearly everything but especially as a daily hair moisturizer. The texture is light and creamy enough that will not weigh down my hair. I also use coconut oil as a lubricant when I finger detangle my dry hair prior to washing. I emulsify a little in my palms to protect my strands as I tackle tangles. I also use coconut oil as a sealant at the end of my cleansing process. Give it a try!
5 Olive Oil Smooth-N-Hold Pudding
This product is curl holding magic! Olive Oil Smooth-N-Hold Pudding is creamy and rich without being too heavy. A little goes a long way with this product. The pudding is great for smoothing frizz and encouraging plump bouncy curls. This product is perfect for creating lovely well-defined braid-out or twist-out styles. It is also a great product for smoothing any updo style. The pudding dries shiny and soft. It keeps keeps hair moisturized all day.
6 Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
This is another great moisturizing product for curly hair. You can use it as a simple leave-in conditioner or you can use it as a sort of styling product. As a leave-in, apply a layer to your strands and allow to dry air dry. The cream moisturizes well and works best when applied to damp hair. It is also a very good styling product for twisted, braided, or roller set styles. Because it is a leave-in conditioner it needs time to dry completely.
7 Cream of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Detangling Conditioning Shampoo
This stuff is amazing! I advocate a low-poo lifestyle. This means that I use shampoo very sparingly and only when absolutely necessary. When I do have occasion to use shampoo I use this stuff. It is absolutely wonderful. This detangling shampoo cleanses my hair and scalp while moisturizing very well and detangling like no other product I have ever used before. It is super creamy and smells nice!
There you have it, seven fantastic and affordable products for curly hair. These work very well for me. I love them and hope you give them a try. We can all have lovely hair on a budget. What are your favorite products for curly hair? Please, share with us.