Tiki says;

So, I definitely feel that products made specifically for natural hair are better than the ones I used when I was relaxed. They do a better job of softening my cuticle and enhancing moisture. But they are so darn expensive! What are some cheaper (I’m talking $12 and under for an 8 oz container) that I can use!

Great question, right off the bat I can think of Hairveda, Shea Moisture, Darcy’s Botanicals and Taliah Waajid. They all have quite a few products that are under $12 for 8 oz.

What about you ladies? What are your go-to low-cost brands?

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You know what isn’t too bad? Palmer’s coconut oil line. I found it at target and it seems to work pretty well on my hair, which is UBER DRY and one of those more difficult-to-manage curl patterns ๐Ÿ˜€


shea moisture products everything


I only use Taliah Waajid to twist my locs. I usually buy a big vat for $30 that lasts me about two years. I oil my hair with a mix of oils.


No one mentioned Giovanni’s!


I absolutely live for Giovanni!!! my faves are the Smooth As Silk condish, the Triple Tea Tree line, & the leave in condish spray! Amazing products that last a long time for a great price!


mine would hands down be the giovanni line for my everyday use. i found it at target and everything is under $10. my favorite low cost conditioner is suave professionals shea butter and almond. i love that i got a 32 oz bottle for under $4.



Plain old shea butter and oils work for me and its all I can afford. Johnson & Johnson detangling spray and leave in conditioner are also affordable and work well as long as I am hydrating properly.


Have any of you ladies tried the new line from Queen Helene called Royal Curling Creme?, it’s a knock off of kinkycurling custard but at a reasonable price 7.99 for 15oz. I brought it the other week and really like it, but just don’t go overboard with the application because it will flake, but it really defines and locks in the curl pattern.


While I am a fan of Shea Moisture and Kinky Curly, $10+ is a little pricey and adds up over time. I try to stick to cheaper, more available brands like Tresemme, Garnier Fructis, Herbal Essence, and Trade Joe brand. They work just as well as some of the expensive products I’ve bought in the past.


Shea Moisture, Aubrey’s,Desert Essence, VO5, Suave Naturals, African Royale Hot Six Oil, Garnier Fructis Pure & Clean Fortifying Conditioner (love that stuff!), and Dabur Vatika oil (a great alternative to plain coconut oil).

Donna Marie has products that would fit your budget: Super Buttercreme 8oz ~ $12 (moisturizer) Miracle Detangler & Conditioner 8oz ~ $12 Super Latherlicious Moisturizing Shampoo 8oz ~ $11 Moisture Mist 8oz ~ $11 Hair Whip (Daily Leave-in Conditioning Styling Creme) 8oz ~ $12 The one above is not out yet, but I had a sample and LOVED it! Just a note- I’ve personally only had 1 problem with a DM product and that was with the Super Buttercreme. The oils seperated on me and I didn’t think to contact them for a replacement. I did buy another jar at… Read more »
It’s usually most cost-effective to make your own stuff. Butters, oils and other ingredients are usually easily obtainable, and there are tons of recipes and ideas for any need you may have (leave-in conditioner, cleanser, styler, etc.) online. But, I do realize a lot of people cannot be bothered with mixing things themselves, or maybe they simply like buying products that are pre-packaged with pretty labels and such. Aside from the brands already mentioned, Hairobics also comes to mind, which is available locally in some areas, like here in L.A. I’ve only tried their braid spray, which I LOVE and… Read more »

Long Aid Activator Gel – keeps my hair moist
Shea Butter
African Royale Braid Spray – smells just like Protective Body Mistifer from Talijah Waajid
Aussie Moist Conditioner – so thick and rich


On a side note did you ladies hear about Wanda Sykes having cancer and getting her breasts both removed. Here’s the link that I saw about this info. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20531010,00.html


Oh wow, thanks for the link. I’m happy she is doing well and was able to catch it very early.


Trader Joe’s tea tree tingle line is dope.
and i use Bentonite clay to cleanse, and it’s only $6.
really though, that’s it for me. i don’t really mind paying more for quality, but there are always tons of sales and coupons (on groupon, living social, and kgbdeals) so that i never really have to pay full price anymore.


I also really love the Canadian Live Clean brand. Their Replenishing Mask is the bomb and I get it for 4.99!

Kenyan Gal

+1.. They were on sale last week at Shoppers for 3.99!!! I have me a year’s supply!


I am so jealous of you guys. I have to plan a trip to Toronto soon.


I was in Toronto a few weeks ago, but I never heard of this product line….bummer!


I use and love Shea Moisture products… where I’m from all of their products are 9.99 at Target and I don’t have to pay anything additionally for shipping. It is all about convenience for me, plus their product line works well for my hair.


I love Shea Moisture! I use the Moisture Retention Shampoo and Deep Treatment Masque (as a leave-in conditioner). The DTM is my fave because it moisturizes and seals in one step leaving my hair soft and sheen-y for days. I haven’t tried any other product lines specifically made for natural hair and I have no desire to (Why fix what isn’t broken?).


I personally use the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter shampoo. I’ve been using it for just under a year and I don’t plan on giving it up. I love this stuff. With that being said, I’m not interested in using anything else from their line. I use a different conditioner for my hair and my hair loves that.

It’s all within my budget as well!!!

Oyin Handmade products would fall within her budget (the 8 fl oz Honey Hemp Conditioner is $11 or $12). I love, love, love their stuff. They have great products, good customer service, and fast shipping. Also you can get them on aggregator sites like BGLH Marketplace. Perfect holy grail combination. Another good one, if Tiki is the patient type, is SheScentit. I have used and really liked the Avocado Conditioner (8 fl oz for $6) and have heard some good things about other products in the line. I haven’t repurchased because it took almost three weeks to get it, the… Read more »
Kenyan Gal

I love Live Clean prouducts… Try the Bali Oil line too… Live Clean are my holy grail on my 4a/b/c hair…. I used to get so jealous reading about all these products that seemed to work great but were only available in the US (Shea Moisture, Qhemet, Oyin) but now I am glad we have our very own in Canada!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


My hair is finicky with proteins, but I think I am going to get the Bali conditioner next time I stock up. I will use it for my monthly shot of protein once my CJ deep fix runs out. I am sure it will work just as well. I really love this line and the cost is perfect. I am hoping it will be in stores here sometime soon.

I believe both Qhemet and Oyin ship to Canada. I know the shipping costs are awful though.


I agree wholeheartedly about Oyin Handmade. I love their products!


An all round great company. Small businesses should learn from them.

Tara Melissa

I second Oyin Handmade, especially about their fabulous customer service. I made a mistake with my shipping address on an order and they actually called the post office/shipping company and got it fixed for me. Customer for life.

Plus, I feel really comfortable with their ingredients, their products work well for my hair, they always smell delicious and they are very reasonably priced. Yay for Oyin!

jenna marie christian

I have recently fallen in love with an all natural hair care line called Kenya’s Naturals. Budget Friendly and all natural ingredients. I personally love the clarifying conditioner, Hair cream moisturizer, hot oil treatment, and the body butter. Check it out. http://www.kenyasnaturals.com


This may not be a natural’s first mind but Cream of Nature has always been good to me and relatively inexpensive. Organic Root Stimulator as well (LOVES the Hair Mayo and Replenishing Condish).