04-07-2013, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I am on a completely low-budget hair routine! I use all drugstore stuff. I have some that's like $10 a bottle, but t lasts forever. Most of what I have is cheap! Like $5 or less for a large bottle!
It's really more about your hair properties and the techniques you use than it is the expense of the products. Of course there are some FABULOUS products out there in the pricey range, but it doesn't mean you can't get good hair without them!!
Shea Moisture (available at target and Walgreens) is my $10 product. I LOVE their shampoo, and I use some of their styling products, too.
Do you have a Sally's near you?
I also use some Organix shampoo (sulfate free) - about $5 a bottle. And I co-wag with Suave naturals. Tresemme naturals is another good, in expensive condish that makes a good rinse out AND leave in.
My favorite drugstore styler that's VERY cheap is LA Looks gels, either Sport or Power Spikes.
Knowing your hair properties would help me make some more specific suggestions.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing