We don't know about you, but we love a bargain! Especially when it comes to curl care, because products aren't exactly cheap. However, you don't need to drop your entire paycheck to get great curly care products. Here are some great options that are effective and cheap.
Every girl needs a great detangler, but you don't need to spend a bundle. You can use extra virgin coconut oil to work through your most difficult snarls. You can also pick up Palmer's Coconut Oil at Target for a hydrating option. Curls Lavish Curl Moisturizer also works great at removing kinks.
When it comes to cleansing your curls, you're going to want to avoid any detergents like sulfates. Sulfates do remove oil, but they also will strip your curls of all the natural moisture they need. Instead, choose a gentle, sulfate free cleanser. Some great and inexpensive options include Organic Sulfate-Free Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo, EDEN Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo (great for those with itchy scalps!) and Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo. You can find all of these at your local box store for under $15 each.
Using a deep conditioner on your curls is very important, because it will help replace and replenish lost moisture and the benefits from natural oils. This is something you should be doing at least 2x a month, and more if your curls are very dry or damaged. Apply to cleansed curls and allow to sit for a minimum of 30 minutes so your curls can absorb the moisture. You can reap greater benefits by covering your curls with a hot towel or steam hood to help open your cuticles. Great choices in this category include EDEN Bodyworks JoJoba Monoi Deep Conditioner, Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask and Camille Rose Natural Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment.