If you follow the Curly Girl Method for taking care of your hair, you don't have to spend a fortune or take a trip to the hair salon for Curly Girl Method approved products. Products can be very costly when it comes to taking care of your curls. Fortunately, you can get some great products at your local drugstore or big box store without spending a lot of money. Let’s take a look at 20 products you can buy for under $10.

1. As I Am Long & Luxe Curl Enhancing Smoothie Curl Defining Creme, Pomegranate & Passion Fruit


This curl defining cream is a lightweight, frizz-fighting formula that delivers high definition twists and twist-out styles that are smooth, soft, and shiny while providing moisture.

2. Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals Curly Curl Cream

This is a non-greasy curl cream, enriched with shea butter, sage extract and protein to condition and nourish your hair as it adds moisture and shine.

3. SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

You still need to have a rich, ultra-moisturizing conditioner to help you get through the harsher months, such as winter. It is loaded with certified organic and all-natural ingredients.

4. Curls Whipped Curl Cream, Creme Brule

This product helps to fight frizz and define curls.

5. SheaMoisture Retention Shampoo

It contains a formula of 100 percent natural Argan oil, sea kelp and raw shea butter that penetrates the hair shaft to provide hydration, detangle and restore your hair.

6. Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

This is one of my favorite curl defining creams. It’s made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without harsh ingredients. It defines, moisturizes, and restores curls, leaving them smooth and frizz-free.

7. Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel

This gel moisturizes, de-frizzes, and adds manageability to hair revealing soft, shiny twists and locks.

8. Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo

Creamy shea butter is whipped into this hydrating conditioner blend along with coconut and macadamia oils to help deeply quench, nourish, and soften your strands to get your hair back to looking healthy.

9. Cantu Shea Butter Wave Whip Curling Mousse

Made with pure shea butter, this mousse creates crunch-free, touchable curls and waves for frizz-free and voluminous hair.

10. Giovanni Hair Care Products Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor

Need an affordable protein reconstructor? This penetrating hair reconstructor goes right to the heart of the problem, addressing the damage caused by chemicals and excessive heat styling, both of which can leave hair porous, raspy, weak.

11. Giovanni Hair Care Products All-Natural Hair Styling Mousse Air-Turbo Charged

This is a great mousse if you need medium to firm hold. With natural mousse Air-Turbo Charged hair styling foam, you’ll get texture, body, and volume.

12. Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo

This shampoo protects over-worked, over-processed, and color-treated hair while locking in color with shine. If your hair is dry, feed it the hydration it needs and wants with a balance of ingredients that infuses moisture while locking in color.

13. Giovanni Hair Care Products Vitapro Fusion Protective Moisture Leave-In Hair Treatment

This product is one I’ve used before and loved it. It has a unique blend of vitamins and proteins to protect your hair while repairing dry, damaged hair. When vitamins are combined with protein, the result is stronger, healthier, shinier hair.

14. Giovanni Direct Leave-In Treatment Conditioner

This product is definitely one that any textures can use. It’s an all-time favorite of mine, and a little goes a long way. This leave-in conditioner penetrates the hair to provide exactly what's needed, every time. It also contains enriched proteins to repair hair, moisturizes, and build body.

15. Jane Carter Solution Curls To Go Curl Cocktail Conditioning Styling Cream

This styling cream helps to define curls, restore moisture, reduce frizz, and smooths hair for a soft, silky feel. It’s enriched with shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe leaf extract.

16. Jane Carter Solution Curls To Go Coiling All Curls Elongating Gel

This gel helps to define curls and elongate curls. It leaves the hair soft and frizz-free.

17. Giovanni L.A. Hold Styling Gel

This gel takes hold to the extreme. Its natural-base includes ingredients that grab onto style and hold on tight.

18. Earth Science Shampoo For Sensitive Hair & Scalp, Fragrance-Free

This product is a top seller at Walgreens. Surprised? It contains mild coconut-based cleansers to promote healthy hair and scalp with its rich emollients. Don’t be alarmed by the ingredient ‘Sodium Hydroxide.’ It is there to adjust the pH. It is only damaging to hair when used at high concentrations and a high pH. When used at low-level pH, it doesn’t cause any problem at all.

19. Desert Essence Organics Shampoo Red Raspberry

Here is a vegan and gluten-free shampoo that is gentle yet effective. One of the active ingredients is ‘Organic Red Raspberry Leaf Extract,’ which works to clarify the hair and impart a natural shine.

20. SheaMoisture Strengthen & Restore Restorative Hair Serum Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Here is a silicone-free serum that is nutrient-dense. It can be used on the scalp and as a therapeutic hot oil treatment.

Which ones are you going to try? Let us know in the comments!