5 Ways To Make Use Of Your Cheap Conditioners

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Being smart with your natural hair products is the only way to get the best out of them in the price area. Some pricier brands are worth the extra cash but aren’t necessary for your week to week washes. Sometimes we buy those extra special hair products that cost more than we would like but are sooo worth the extra cash because of what they do for your hair.

The only problem is we can’t waste them on everyday routines or techniques that require half a bottle! I get it…money doesn’t grow on trees and most of us are trying to hold onto ours so here’s a list to use those cheapy cheap conditioners that work, but not our favorite, and save some money in the process.

1. Protecting your hair from chlorinated water – It’s getting warmer and most of us will want to be in the water either at the beach or in a pool. That water whether chlorinated or salt-water will wreak havoc with your tresses and you need a barrier in-between your hair and the water.

Wetting your hair and adding conditioner is vital to combat the chlorine and salt but no one said it had to be top of the line expensive. Pretty much all conditioners will add that much needed barrier so use the cheap one before swimming and use the expensive one when it comes time to get that chlorine or saltwater out of your hair!

2. Adding to ayurvedic powders like henna to prevent dryness – Many naturals use henna or other ayurvedic powders in their hair for coloring or just giving the hair a healthy boost of strength. Sometimes the powders can be a little drying if used alone but with a cheap conditioners they can become less drying and a lot more moisturizing. No need to use the expensive ones here since the cheap one will do the job just as well.

The cheap conditioners are also great to help rinse the ayurvedic powders from your hair. If you have ever done a henna you will know how long it actually takes to thoroughly rinse it from your hair after you have had a lovely treatment. Using a cheap conditioner during the process provides the much needed lubrication to help slide stubborn particles from your strands.

3. Prepooing – is an important part of a natural’s washday routine. Shampoo, a great cleansing agent, can be so harsh on our natural hair. It can strip the natural oils necessary to maintain healthy hair but despite its ill effects we still need it.


Now, this is primarily for the folks who don’t prescribe to cowashing so calm down cowashers. Prepooing is like a hot oil treatment but there’s no need for heat (unless you want it) and you apply it prior to washing with shampoo.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Lisa
Lisa

Great article, great information! I will definitely be trying the nourishing coconut milk, especially since it can be purchased for $4. I’m surprised you pay $12 for the AS I Am Coconut Cowash. Its sold here, down south for $9.99. Thanks for the info, good stuff!

Lucky
Lucky

Same here. In my area (the South) it’s $9.99

Bridget D. Webb

Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner & Suave Coconut Shampoo! 🙂

Beverly Hull-Meadows

VO5 and Treseeme naturals

JojoFree
JojoFree

VO5, Tresseme Naturals Avocado and Aloe condish, Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle

Dee-Dee
Dee-Dee

My favorite cheap condition is Tea Tree from Trader Joe’s , $3.99. Leaves my type 4a & b , soft and moisturized. I also use it as a cowash some days.

Parrish Bonner-Bush

Treseme Naturals

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I need to try this one.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I have got to get my hands on that Suave coconut conditioner!

Carrolina Rep

Suave

Carrolina Rep

And those I find at Ross or marshalls for 5$:) follow Facebook.com/carrolinahaircare pls

Leticia 'Choc' Joshua

V05

Nisha
Nisha

Hi Sabrina! Love your website! It has become my natural hair Bible… Lol. My favorite cheap conditioner is Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition for Dry, Damaged hair. It’s about $3.

Iris Brock

VO5 Blackberry Sage Tea conditioner.

McKinney Gam

VO5 is the best for me.

Vivian Chandler

Suave’s coconut conditioner is my “go to” cheap conditioner and it mixes well with everything else I use! I’m a bona fide WEN Girl (Fig) for cleansing. I also absolutely LOVE TRESemme`Naturals conditioner.

KESH
KESH

Tresemme Vibrantly Smooth.

KESH
KESH

TRESEMME VIBRANTLY SMOOTH!

Michelle F.
Michelle F.

Tresemme conditioners work best and sometimes I do add oil when I pre-poo.

emelia
emelia

good afternoon.
I’ve got a five year old that I am growing natural hair, its so difficult to detangle, any best products that I can fine in south Africa to
detangle her hair, she’s got a 4c hair type any product to make it softer.

regards
emelia

1stLadyCee
1stLadyCee

Great article. Thank you for the great tips. I will definitely refer to this article on my next wash day. Oh yeah, by the way, here in the DMV As I Am Coconut Co-Wash is about $8.99 a jar.

Isha Walker

Here in Barbados that tresemme isn’t cheap.

Taiesha Atkinson

Roughly about $10 the least at that :/

Kirra Bryant

I love Tresemme but it is not that cheap

Terri Poindexter Patterson

I love the VO5 conditioner. I get it for 84 cents at Wal-Mart.

Cristen Moore

My favorite too

Angie Jackson

That Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is awesome. Cheap doesn’t mean it’s not good

Mayia Barnes

Tresemme is my thang right now but if I find VO5 for less than a dollar I stock up

LaToya Wells

Tresemme Naturals is not cheap and it works very well for my hair. It’s about $7 at rite aid.

Isha Walker

$7 is cheap I get it for $14.99

Dave-Ann Bigford

I prefer Tresemme, it wrks great. The Vo5 don’t wrk 4 me plus I’ve never used Aussie.

Alisa Renee Green

Suave from walgreens! Super cheap (even the jumbo conditioner)

Cecille Taylor

Vo5 works just find for me.

Tiki Triplett

Austin 3 minute miracle!!!!

Nonie Oboli

VO5 works every time.

Neka Parms

V05

Malakah Angellia Gladston

For the life of me, I cannot find this tresemmé natutals anywhere!

Rosie Overton

VO5

Cristen Moore

Vo5 and herbal essence ..hello hydration

Mwila Kamombo-Williams

Tresemme` is $4.79 at Wal-Mart.

Maya Dennies

TRESemmè naturals. I pay $1.50 for mine lol.

Caroline Maria Sawyer-Anderson

Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner for co-washings great!

Richards Tanisha

Aussie 3min miracle

Dana Wilson

Tresseme curl hydration gets u right!

Michelle Belle-Villa

All 3!

Carmella McCoy

Tresseme Naturals

Linda PennyRed Gales

Traylaunda Smith

Patti Broome

I love aussie