The Best Drugstore Hair Products

Okay well we all know that there are some expensive products that we want, but how about HG-worthy drugstore products? Share your secret, and affordable, weapons here!
1. HONEY! In your condish, DTs, stylers. A little goes a long way, nevermind that it's already CHEAP! And it tastes good.

2. Suave for co-washing.

3. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Original

4. Aussie Moist (this has a mild cone in it, but I just low-poo sporadically and haven't had a problem).
3b/c, CG 9/18/08
Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
V05 conditioners ROCK for my hair. My favorite is the lavender, but I haven't been able to find it it about six months () so I've been using their Passion Fruit Smoothie.
Proudly CG since 8/10/06 - the story of my hair!
Type: 3a/b, very thick
Length: almost BSL wet
Products: Suave coconut conditioner, coconut oil, Totally Twisted gel

Don't forget to be awesome!
Giovanni Direct Leave-In conditioner is awesome! I also love Live Clean conditioner for wavy and curly hair, and 100% pure shea butter.
I love Giovanni Direct Leave-In! I really like Herbal Essences Set Me Up and Totally Twisted gels, too.
2b/2c, fine, thick, normal porosity/elasticity

Current routine: co-wash & detangle with AIA Coconut CoWash then RO. Experimenting w/AG re:coil, DCVF & All-Nutrient Hair Proteinizer.
Love: AO GPB, KCCC, PBH Gelatine Goo, ANHP, CNPF
Like: GDL, FSG, honey, HETT, JCNS, DCVF
Hate: glycerin, mineral oil
I just bought a Neutrogena hair repair mask, and my hair feels great! It's really powerful- you only have to use a little bit and put it on for a few minutes! But I mean, what fun is not having to struggle for your hair? I also bought a vanilla hair serum- I forget the exact name and of course I'm too lazy to go look at the new bottle, but the brand had something to do with the environment and it had an x at the end... that serum really calmed down my frizz.


ETA: Found the names...

Neutrogena triple moisture deep recovery hair mask
Organix vanilla hair serum

Both great!

Last edited by smo6767; 08-23-2009 at 05:59 PM.
Suave Naturals Conditioner. I love them all. For fine hair, the Coconut one is higher in protein. $2 for a "family size" bottle.

L'Oreal Vive Pro... for curly/wavy hair (conditioner). A little higher end, floral scented, and great as a rinse out or leave in.

LA Sport Wet Look gel (clear and colourless). Very nice indeed, and I got a huge bottle on sale for $2.

EcoStyler Krystal Ice gel (I've actually only tried Sally's knock off, Proclaim Crystal Ice, 32oz. for $2 on sale, but Sally's isn't a drugstore. Love the stuff! It feels very producty at first, but all of a sudden it seems to melt right into my hair.) Also a great, higher protein product especially well suited for fine hair.

If I were lucky enough to be able to go down to Boots the Chemist (the Queen's English for drugstore), Boots Curl Creme. This is my HG for multi-day hair (after the first day), refreshes my curls so well after lightly dampening them that I no longer feel the need to wash my hair when it isn't dirty.

Homemade flaxseed gel comes from my kitchen, rather than a drugstore product, so it's even cheaper. My hair loves this stuff, probably even more than Kinky Curly Curling Custard or Proclaim Crystal Ice, and if you redampen your hair you can reactivate the gel.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee.
Suave Naturals Conditioners.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
Where do you get the Aussie 3 Min. Miracle Original -- I love that stuff -- that's in the Peach color container? I haven't seen it --- only Aussie in Purple containers. It is CG, isn't it????
I just bought a Neutrogena hair repair mask, and my hair feels great! It's really powerful- you only have to use a little bit and put it on for a few minutes! But I mean, what fun is not having to struggle for your hair? I also bought a vanilla hair serum- I forget the exact name and of course I'm too lazy to go look at the new bottle, but the brand had something to do with the environment and it had an x at the end... that serum really calmed down my frizz.
Originally Posted by smo6767
A lot of fun! Lol.
I use Garnier Fructis Repair and Shine and I absolutely adore it!!
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

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am finding it incredibly hard to find the right product for my hair without spending much money! but have discovered that any shampoo with sodiumlaurethsulphate in makes 3b hair fluffy and can take away alot of moisture! so i stick to NakedShine shampoo and conditioner, natural and works a treat

Last edited by curlywurly92; 08-23-2009 at 11:03 AM.
Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
Special FX Curl Booster Fixative Gel
Got2b Spiked Up Gel
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Conditioner
3b | low-normal porosity (still confused, definitely not high porosity) | med to coarse texture

Co-Wash: most any silicone free V05 or Suave | RO: GVP Cond. Balm, GVP Joico K Pak, Tresemme Naturals Moisutrizing Cond., SheaMoisture Shea Butter Restorative Cond. | LI: one of my rinse outs | DT: one of my rinse outs with oil | Stylers: BRHG
Suave or V05 conditioners
Coconut oil
Aloe vera gel
Got2b Kinky Curl Defining Mousse
Herbal Essence Body Envy or Set Me Up gel
Herbal Essence mousses
Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
Yes-to-Cucumbers Leave-in
Satin sleep caps
Garnier Triple Nutrition Fortifying Cream Conditioner
L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Conditioner
KY or generic equivalent
Goody version of Denman brush
Pacific Northwest 3a/3b, medium all across the board, possibly porous.

Low-Poo: Trader Joe's Refresh
Co-wash: V05 Tea Therapy Chamomile, Giovanni TTTT
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm, Yes to Tomatoes, EO Chamomile & Honey
Leave-in: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Sonoma Soap Company First Crush
Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT
Gels: BRHG, Biotera
Stylers/Mousses: Komaza Coconut Pudding, Curls Goddess Glaze
Where do you get the Aussie 3 Min. Miracle Original -- I love that stuff -- that's in the Peach color container? I haven't seen it --- only Aussie in Purple containers. It is CG, isn't it????
Originally Posted by bettinfla
Yes, it is CG. It used to come in a white bottle, and my Target still has some of the old packaging on the shelf. Now, the Original and the non-CG Deep one are both purple, but the CG Original is still available.

I found mine at Target, but I've also seen it at WalMart and Meijer and Kroger (I think the last two might be restricted to the Midwest area...).
3b/c, CG 9/18/08
Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
Suave coconut conditioner
Generic KY

I love both of these! And a special shout out for GVP conditioning balm which is a sally's product but at a drugstore price! WOO!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
I just bought a Neutrogena hair repair mask, and my hair feels great! It's really powerful- you only have to use a little bit and put it on for a few minutes! But I mean, what fun is not having to struggle for your hair? I also bought a vanilla hair serum- I forget the exact name and of course I'm too lazy to go look at the new bottle, but the brand had something to do with the environment and it had an x at the end... that serum really calmed down my frizz.
Originally Posted by smo6767
A lot of fun! Lol.
I use Garnier Fructis Repair and Shine and I absolutely adore it!!
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
Haha, well I guess we waste lots of money with all the products we buy, but hair is a part of life... and a very big part of some of our lives hehehe
Nexxus Emergencee for protein. Expensive but lasts a long time because you don't use much each time.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
aussie moist
herbal essences conditioners (HH NYF and LTR)
loreal hydragloss for damaged hair

i basically will go for anything with a good and thick creamy texture. my hair seems to love that
3c/4a fotki [update 4/18/09]
blog
approaching BSL
BC 4/26/08! Last relaxer April '07


aussie moist /suave coconut conditioner (cowash/leave-in)
long aid activator gel
random condish+honey+olive oil+cocnut milk+whole milk+conditioner (DT)
finger combing>>>>Tangle Teaser
Aussie Volume Gel (looooovvvve this stuff)
Aussie Moist Poo (super gentle but still enough umph to get whatever I'm pooing to remove out)
2b w/ some 3a
product tester geek
I have to throw a shout out for castor oil! I have been reading about this stuff for some time, and recently picked up a bottle at Walgreens for like $3. I mixed it with my Giovanni Direct Leave-in and am having the best second day hair of my life.
It feels a bit stickier than I'd like it to but there's ZERO frizz so I'll deal with the way it feels, most people aren't allowed to touch my hair anyway.

Some others I really love are:
HE Hello Hydration conditioner
IC Fantasia Gel
Biosilk Rock Hard Gelle
Suave Green Apple Conditioner (co-wash)
Aussie Moist!

3b/c mix; mixture of fine, med. and coarse texture with med-high porosity


Current HG routine: Tresemme Naturals conditioner; AG Fast Food LI; AG Recoil; CJ CIAB = no crunch, lots of body and awesome definition


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