Everyone likes saving a little money, especially when it comes to curl care! Part of the fun of having curls is buying and trying tons of products. However, it can get expensive quickly. Here are some great products you can try that won't break the bank or blow your monthly budget.
Don't forget to use conditioner on wash days. Conditioners work to replace moisture lost by the cleansing process, so they're super important for healthy hair. These are some great ones to help replenish strands: Organic Quenching Coconut Curls Hair Butter, Kinky-Curly Knot Today Conditioner, and Macademia Natural Oil Rinse. You can find all of these for under $15 at your local store.
Most curly girls follow the LOC Method (leave-in, oil, cream) to make sure their strands are getting everything they need. A leave-in conditioner will help your strands stay hydrated. These options are some of the best: Shea Moisture's Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk, Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner, and Miss Jessie's Leave-In Conditioner. All of these products are well priced at under $12 and come in good sized bottles as well.
Most curly girls opt to use some type of oil in their curls. Not only can you use them in your curls, they also can often work well on your skin and nails! Not all oils work best for all curls, so you'll need to select which one is right for your curl's texture and type. Some good choices include: coconut oil (moisture and detangling), tea tree oil (dry scalp), and Jamaican Black Castor oil (curl growth.) You can also consider Avocado Oil (strength), olive oil (heat protectant), and sweet almond oil (moisturizing sealant).
Finally, you'll need to round out your curl care with a cream based product. This will ensure the moisture you added in during your cleansing and styling process stays put. Otherwise, it will all escape and leave your curls a frizzy mess. Some great choices for hydration include: Shea Moisture Three Butters Styling Smoothie, DevaCurl Styling Cream, and Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream. All of these products clock in at under $20 each and will last quite awhile.