Save your money and still look fab!
There is this grave misconception that going natural means that you have to rush out and buy these over priced products and create this intricate plan of attack.
Stop. It. Now!
The truth is, you can go natural and maintain your natural hair on a hamburger budget if you follow these easy rules.
1. If you do buy a product, buy the smallest size to make sure you like it- So everyone in the natural hair circuit is talking about some $20 product. When I was going natural, it was a $30 jar of Miss Jessies. Well, before you go spending your hard earned money on a full sized, full price version, check for the smaller size and test it out for a week. It would be a tragedy if you hated it and couldn’t return it.
2. Use natural ingredients- Why buy gallons of milk when you have a cow grazing in your backyard? It makes zero sense. Instead of buying pricey products, buy the actual ingredients that they claim to have. So, buy some olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and whatever else you may think you want to try out. Most times, the actual natural ingredient is way cheaper and lasts way longer.
3. Keep it simple- This is probably the most important. I promise you that you do NOT need every thing that a line of products offer or everything you hear everyone else using. You don’t need a pre poo, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, moisturizer, scalp moisturizer, gel, edge gel, ends sealer, hot oil, and so on. Before you do all of that, stop yourself and start with the basics; shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizer and go from there.
Personally, the only product that I buy consistently is Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Hello Hydration Conditioner. Anything else I use on my hair is a natural oil or shea butter. It has saved me a ton of time, money, energy, and truck load of frustration!
Are you a product junkie?