Having curly hair is a blessing, but gloriously shiny and bouncy curls certainly don’t come easy. Textured and natural hair requires a great deal of maintenance, care, and of course, the right products to look its very best. Finding your ideal routine to boost curls and avoid frizzy hair can really only be achieved through trial and error, a process that can be not only frustrating but extremely costly. Between styling cream for curly hair, shampoos, de-tanglers, and hair masks, it can be overwhelming for both your psyche and your wallet. Finding affordable curly hair products is a challenge, to say the least.
“My number one tip for caring for your curly hair is to take note of how your hair behaves and remedy the symptoms,” April Story, a hairstylist at FEKKAI SoHo, tells TZR. “Give it some love and attention and it will shine for you every time.” She recommends implementing small steps in your routine like protecting your curls overnight with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet, using protective styles, using avocado oil for nourishment, and keeping blow drying to a minimum.
According to celebrity session stylist Tina Outen, moisture is a curl’s best friend. “Curls love to curl when they are hydrated, so finding a masque, serum, and creams that suit your hair and that you will regularly use is key,” she tells TZR. “Depending on how thick and curly your hair is, you may need to dedicate a night to your curl care, finding a routine and method to hydrate and set your curls for an easy week of wearing them at their best.”
While luxury hair care products can be a worthy investment (or just a nice ‘treat yourself’ moment), there’s no need to drain your savings in the name of healthy and beautiful curls. There is no shortage of affordable curly hair care products out there, many of which you can find at nationwide retailers or your local drugstore. Here, take a look through the best cheap curly hair products to nourish, style, and treat your textured hair. You’ll see tried-and-true brands like Shea Moisture and Aussie, celebrity stylist brands like Kristin Ess, and an exciting collection in which each piece will cost you less than $10 (plus, you can find it at Walmart).
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