Why You Should Spend More On Natural Curl Care Products
When it comes to taking care of curls, many of us spare no expense. However, it can feel disheartening to watch your budget get blown on only a few curl care products per month. Just like groceries, it's no secret that the more natural a product, the higher the price tag usually is. However, here's why you should spend more on natural curl care products, and products you should consider buying.
When selecting your products, it's very important to bypass the labels on the front of the product and go right to the back. Many products are styled as “all natural” or containing natural ingredients, but also have some not so great ingredients lurking within.
Why are natural curl care products worth the investment?
We're glad you asked! Curls are often more fragile and delicate than straighter strands. This means that the harsh chemicals used to formulate commercial hair care products are often too strong for your curls to handle without causing damage. Damage from commercial products can include dryness, frizz, and even breakage. Therefore, it's best to avoid anything containing silicones, alcohol, artificial fragrances, waxes and some oils.
While natural curl care products tend to cost more upfront, in truth the products are more concentrated, meaning they last longer. While you might be picking up your drugstore favorites monthly, with a higher quality product you can use less. Instead of buying regularly, which adds up, you might find yourself buying products only 3-4 times per year.
If you choose to utilize natural curl care products, you might also find your curls becoming healthier. This is because strands won't be weighed down by excess, unnecessary ingredients, or become as damaged during the washing process. You might find yourself washing your curls more often, but spending less time on your curl care routine because the superior products work better for you.
How do I afford it?
Having a curl care budget is important. Don't go for broke replacing every curl care product you own. Instead, decide if you'd like to make an initial investment, and if so, how much? As yourself which products you use most regularly that you can begin swapping out sooner rather than later. When you go shopping, replace one product at a time, until you've eventually swapped out your old products for new.