Whether it’s makeup, hair, beauty, or skin, the drugstore is that tried and true friend who’s always got you covered. We all know the beauty aisle is filled with a variety of go-to and lesser-known brands, most of which rival high-end products. Ready to change up your look or try something new? Here are some drugstore beauty products to look out for this season, because you deserve to look luxurious on any budget.
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All of these products are available at stores such as Walmart, Ulta, CVS, and Target.
1.) Soultanicals Knot Sauce Coil Detangler (paraben-free, phthalate-free)
This is a curly/coily favorite with impressive reviews. This hair lotion makes detangling day much easier with a lot of slip and a host of plant-based ingredients, including coconut nectar and broccoli seed oil. On top of that, it will leave your hair smelling like a sweet vanilla cupcake.
2.) Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Velvet Cream Hair Mask (silicone-free, paraben-free)
For curlies with dry hair, Carol’s Daughter’s Coco Creme Velvet Hair Mask may help you get through the colder months. When added to your normal hair regimen, the Coco Creme Velvet Hair Mask can add extra moisture and hydration for soft curls and coils.
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Looking for a new foundation? This lightweight liquid foundation gives a matte finish while being advertised as suitable for all skin types. Even better, it comes in 45 shades, from the lightest Pale to Deep Ebony.
This sweet-sounding conditioner contains real honey, chocolate, and coconut oil that will replenish and restore moisture to your hair after shampooing. It’s also water-based.
For curlies who need a more moisturizing shampoo, the Tropic Isle Living Strong Roots Red Pimento Shampoo removes buildup from the hair while adding moisture. It also sports an all-natural and fairly short ingredient list, including coconut oil, olive oil, and Jamaican black castor oil.
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Curlies/coilies who wear protective styles may want to wear sleek styles with smooth edges, without the fear of thinning. With the 2-In-1 Plus Bamboo & Biotin Edge Growth you can have your cake and eat it, too. The product promises to keep edges and fly-aways in place with no flaking, and stimulate thicker, fuller hair.
7.) Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir Treatment (sulfate-free, paraben-free)
Itchy scalp, be gone! This treatment is designed to be used in between washes to give relief to those who suffer from a dry, itchy, or flaky scalp. This no-rinse formula is applied directly to the scalp and is part of the Head and Shoulders’ line of products designed for natural hair.
A dramatic bronzer, perfect for a sun-kissed look on deeper skin tones. A single product that can amp up your look. Comes in three beautiful shades.
9.) Love Beauty And Planet Shea Butter and Sandalwood Shea Velvet Body Lotion (vegan, paraben-free, silicone-free)
This environmentally conscious lotion will keep your skin smooth and moisturized this fall while giving off a relaxing sandalwood and shea butter scent. Love Beauty And Planet even sources their shea nuts ethically from Ghana and Burkina Faso.
10.) Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free)
A treatment masque for particularly damaged hair, especially beneficial for those transitioning from relaxed to natural hair. But whether you’re transitioning or just experiencing some serious damage, the sea kelp present in the masque encourages smoother cuticles, locking in the moisture that the shea butter provides.
Keep your skin glowing and fresh this fall season. This lip and body scrub contains three different sugars, crushed cocoa, and coconut oil. The sugars exfoliate the skin while coconut oil nourishes, leaving a soft and smooth finish.
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Let us know what drugstore finds are on your radar this fall. For more affordable products, take a look at these curly girl approved items.