Both lazy and budget naturals alike love dual-purpose products because, respectively, they save time and money. 

Why dual-purpose products?

Dual purpose products save space on the counter, shower, and under the bathroom sink. Travelers will say that being able to take only one or two products on a trip without sacrificing the general health, look and feel of their hair is pretty priceless. After all, you need all that luggage space for souvenirs, now don’t you?


1. Lottabody Love Me 5-in-1 Styling Creme

This product gives you a lot of bang for your buck.  The light weight styling cream detangles, tames frizz, adds shine and moisture and also provides protection for heat styling. It has a spray applicator which makes it easy and convenient to use. Lottabody Love Me 5-in-1 Styling crème is the perfect vacation product and you will scarcely miss the $4.95 you pay for it. Available in drugstores, beauty supply store, online and at CurlMart.

2. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect 7 Leave In Treatment

For just under $9 this leave in treatment is full of great ingredients such as argan oil, silk amino acids and provitamin B5. This product detangles, adds shine, controls frizz and provides heat protection. Available online, in drugstores, beauty supply and at CurlMart.

3. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

One of the many SheaMoisture products that pull double duty, the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner can be used as a rinse out conditioner, deep conditioner or leave in conditioner. What’s more, many naturals also use this thick, rich and creamy product as a styler for twist outs and braid-outs. Cost $9.99 Available in drugstores, beauty supply stores, online and at CurlMart.

4. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Soft All Over Multi-Purpose Oil

A blend of essential oils, grapeseed, jojoba oil, coconut oil and shea butter, this oil may be used on the hair, scalp, nails and/or skin. It’s affordably priced at $5.99 and is available in beauty supply stores, online and at CurlMart.

5. Bobeam Unscented Condish

This powerhouse product may be used either as a pre-poo, after wash rinse out, leave-in and/or deep conditioner. $6.00 Available at CurlMart.

6. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

Another SheaMoisture product that may be used as a deep conditioner, leave in conditioner or styler for twists and braids. Available in drugstores, beauty supply, online and at CurlMart. $9.99

7. ElastaQP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Anti-Breakage Growth Oil

This oil adds shine to hair and helps tame frizz. Use as a sealant to lock moisture in or as a heat protectant before heat styling. May be used on skin as well.  $7.99 Available in beauty supply stores, drugstores, online and at CurlMart.

8. Denman Small Paddle Brush

This paddle brush is not only a great detangling tool but also helps to smooth and shape hair for styling. $8.99 at CurlMart.

9. Texture My Way Mega-Protein Oyl Elixir

Use this elixir as a hot oil treatment or as a styling aid, frizz buster and moisture promoter. $6.99 Available in drugstores, beauty supply, online and at CurlMart.

10. Desert Essence Coconut Hair Defrizzer and Heat Protector

This product smooths hair and reduces frizz, adds shine, seals in moisture, penetrates hair shaft to strengthen hair from within. Use for hot oil treatment or as a heat protectant. $8.99. Available in drugstores, beauty supply stores, and online at


What product(s”> do you use that have more than 1 purpose?

Vanessa Osbourne

A type 4 naturalista born and raised in Jamaica who is currently adjusting to keeping her natural hair healthy in the cold and beautiful city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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