What is coupon­ing? In short, it is the metic­u­lous sav­ing and search­ing of coupons for dis­counts on store-bought items, such as food, home prod­ucts, etc. There was a time when I was intense about coupon­ing and saved dol­lars upon dol­lars on my pur­chas­es. These days, I am not as intense but still do a lit­tle coupon­ing, espe­cial­ly when it comes to hair care prod­ucts. Today, I will share just a few basic tips I’ve learned along the way:

1. Look for free hair care sam­ples

You can request these on cer­tain sites or find them at hair care shows. For instance, Eden BODYWORKS cur­rent­ly offers six free sam­ple pack­ets if you pay a nom­i­nal ship­ping fee of $4. Mean­while, Pan­tene offers free sam­ples and pro­mo­tions if you cre­ate an account (free of charge) on their site.

2. Check store sites, brand sites, or

Tar­get has a coupon site. So do Kroger and many oth­er stores. Addi­tion­al­ly, non-store spe­cif­ic sites, like, also have print­able dis­counts. Some­times, you can catch coupons for hair care prod­ucts, such as SheaMois­ture and Pan­tene.  (The fol­low­ing are screen­shots of the actu­al coupons.)  Addi­tion­al­ly, cer­tain brands, such as Ouidad, offer coupons or dis­counts on their sites.

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3. Don’t sleep on mag­a­zines

As a cus­tomer for cer­tain online sub­scrip­tions, you may get oppor­tu­ni­ties for free mag­a­zines. On one occa­sion, I was able to obtain a free one-year Essence sub­scrip­tion through which I received access to coupons for such hair care prod­ucts as Dark & Love­ly Au Nat­u­rale, Clairol, Herbal Essences, and oth­ers.  Def­i­nite­ly take advan­tage of these free sub­scrip­tions if you can.

4. Store-receipt gen­er­at­ed coupons

A few stores, like Wal­greens and Mei­jer, also have coupons that are gen­er­at­ed if you shop reg­u­lar­ly at their loca­tions. For instance, I have got­ten a $2 off Carol’s Daugh­ter coupon from Wal­greens because I fre­quent the store’s beau­ty sec­tion.  On anoth­er occa­sion, I received a coupon for a few dol­lars off Organix prod­ucts. Don’t throw away these dis­counts!

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5. Use coupons on sales (if you can)

Last, but not least, take advan­tage of sales! You can save even more if you use your coupon when those prod­ucts are actu­al­ly on sale. For instance, imag­ine how much you’ll save when using a $2 off coupon on a marked down Kinky Curly prod­uct!

Do you use coupon­ing for hair care prod­ucts? There are many more tips to share, so feel free to do so below!


Empow­er­ing women of col­or to break bar­ri­ers. Cherish.Thy.Melanin.

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2 Comments on "5 Ways to Find Coupons and Free Samples for Natural Hair Products"

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Elle P.

Here it is… Not sure about the ship­ping but try­ing a sam­ple size is a good way to save by try­ing it w/o the com­mit­ment. I know I will be order­ing it…

Elle P.

I know of a site that offers a sam­ple of Alikay Nat­u­rals… I for­got the name…I know it’s out of Eng­land…