In the natural hair world, all products are not created equal. In fact, there are some that are more harmful to you than others.
With the natural hair movement swiftly sweeping the globe, women are taking the plunge every day to move away from the creamy crack and embrace a life free of harmful hair chemicals.
I will be honest that while being natural is a great move, it is not cheap nor is it without its time commitments. In fact, it can be just as expensive as having e a relaxer or wearing weave on a consistent basis. From having it cared for in the beginning by a professional to using the right products, natural hair living takes work.
And it’s finding the best hair care milks, conditioners, oil and creams that I want to discuss. Because it can get pretty expensive, wouldn’t it be great to know what products truly work and how much it is going to cost you?
Well, to help you make the most out of your hair and your money here are some useful and reasonably priced products.
Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo
This shampoo here is the truth. If you have high porosity hair meaning your hair is prone to damage and breakage due to the gaps in hair follicles that don’t allow for retention, then this shampoo is for you. It will clean your hair thoroughly; it smells great, and the Mongongo oil will leave your hair feeling amazing. Couple it with the Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque and you have a winning combination. The shampoo will run you around $12 and the masque around $13
Shea Moisture Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Shampoo
Much like the shampoo mentioned above, the Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Shampoo helps protein sensitive hair to be more susceptible to resisting moisture. Low porosity hair feels brittle and dry. Baobab & Tea has a whole line of low porosity products including a conditioner and a leave-in detangler. They range in prices from $11 to $12.
Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Pure Hair Oil
I know women that swear by this oil. It has a sweet smell that leaves your hair feeling fresh and lovely. It is also good for the body. It gives moisture to your scalp and shine to hair. And trust that a little bit goes a long way. The eight-ounce bottle will last you a while. Target has it for $10.
ORS Curls Unleashed Leave In Conditioner
There are two lines of Curls, and ORS Curls has a great leave in conditioner that does the job, leaving your hair smelling fresh every time. The thing that I like about this product is your hair is noticeably moisturized all day. Their Shea Butter & Mango is my favorite fragrance. It softens your hair, which allows for easier detangling and curl manageability. The leave-in conditioner usually costs under $10.
Curls Control Paste
If you are a natural, you need a good edge controller. Curls Control Paste in passion fruit or blueberry is the answer to your prayers. The thing I really like about it is that fact that it doesn’t harden on your hair. So you don’t have to worry about it flaking later or damaging your edges. As with everything else on this list, the smell is great, and the price is right. It will run you between $7 and $9 depending on where you get it.
Remember, taking care of natural hair calls for a commitment. You want to have strong, healthy hair that can function at its best. Thankfully, you won’t break the bank with these products.