Top 10 Most Overpriced Natural Hair Products

Top 10 Most Overpriced Natural Hair Products

What is expensive? What would you call ridiculous for a natural hair product? What you may see as expensive may be just right or rather cheap to another natural. Price is subjective. Everyone has different circumstances and preferences for instance a struggling college student, like my daughter would NEVER pay more than $5 dollars for a hair product.

I on the other hand have no qualms spending $20 for one, but don’t get me wrong I am not rich, nor am I 19. I am, however, willing to pay more for what I think is important.

OK, I am losing focus. Despite price being subjective there was a time, not too long ago, when price really did not matter to a natural. Stay with me here. We had to use what we could find or make, and if there were only a few products on the market that you could use, then you bought them. Point blank.

When I went Natural almost 10 years ago, there was Carol’s Daughter and Miss Jessie’s and Aveda around, or at least they were the ones I was aware of. I was so happy to have ANYTHING that I paid, ANYTHING to have them.

Fast forward to today, and you can find several stellar Natural hair products for under $5 bucks! Now, with so many brands, the law of economics dictates that prices should be driven down overall, but there are still some brands out there that are kind of high; I mean really high, and they are booming!

I am not knocking their hustle, nor am I saying they are not worth the pricey price tag. If my Holy Grail deep conditioner jumped in price, I would grimace. However, at the end of the day, I would pay for it because it is a good product, and worth the extra cash to me.


Now, I get that price is subjective, and I get that most Natural hair products have become less expensive, but there are brands out there that are higher on the food chain when it comes to price. In all fairness, they tell you why with marketing and reviews. Nevertheless, we are going to share the 10 most overpriced Natural hair products that we think are good, but could knock that price down a tad.

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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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Milesha McDowell

The only expensive product I’ve found that works good on my hair is ”as I am” and some “kera care” products….. Miss Jessie’s, carols daughters, and mixed chicks products do nothing

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

the Coconut Co-wash seems to have gone down in price and can be found even in WAlmart now. Way cheaper than at Sally’s.

Charrise Hopkins

I love me some WEN. But it most definitely us expensive so I save up and buy the gallons twice a year from QVC.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I’ve heard good things about them and thanks for the tip.

Krystal White

Qhemet Biologics…one jar is 20 bucks,but it works so well its worth it

Laura Jehue Mabon

Do NOT waste your money on Mixed Chicks

Shawn Wheeler

Can anyone share their experiences with using Shea Moisture products

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Love them. Love the new Mafura line and the smell is so yummy

LaToyia Cherletta Taylor

It’s the only thing I use on me and my daughter’s hair now.

LaKeasha Harris

I love shea moisture will almost use nothing else and they alllllways have bogo free cvs/walgreens

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

At Walgreen’s too. Love that line.

Tiffany Tarrell

Shea moisture is the only product that works in my hair.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Which line is your favorite?

Wendy Jean-Louis

Same here. Love me some Shea moisture

Quantina Sade Gibson

Guilty of shelling out the big bucks for carols daughter. But with hair that’s prone to breakage the monoi line is the only thing I’ve come across to combat that

Jeaneen Alise

Love me some Coconut Oil… $10

Кассандра Ді

All of Elasta QP’s products are excellent and inexpensive.

Teaira Williams

Yes i have Miss Jessies baby butter cream that i use on my childrens hair the jar was basically $50 expensive bt i like it

Tasha C Williams

I use the mixed chick products and found that if can buy the really big bottles on Amazon. I brought like 3 deep conditioners and 2 leave in conditioners for like $80. I still have a bottle of each and I brought them last year.

Weewee Chandler Mitchell

Love shea moisture

Edith Allen

Hi bought the sample pack of Miss Jessie on amazon , inexpensive beats the the store prices too

Shelly Renee Stafford

I absolutely love Shea Moisture. I’ve been using it from the very beginning (3 years). I’ve tried other products with them but the Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Moisture Retention shampoo, as well as the purification masque are staples. Recently I discovered the Manuka Honey and Manfura Oil Intensive Hydration conditioner and deep treatment masque. They are my new permanent favorites.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

That line is just full of great products.

Crystal Cummings

I love Shea Moisture!!!!

Pattie Armstead

Darcy Botanicals is the best darn products out there. 🙂

Tia Lawson

I too order my fig WEN from QVC. Shea Moisture is also a go to and I love Mixed Chicks Deep conditioner

Tamika Birmingham

I have yet to use them but Shea Moisture seems to be reasonably priced products! Curls and Hair Rules are on the pricey side.

Anyelina Devers

Also Karens body beautiful , good products but overpriced , camille rose can be expensive too

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

Yea, karen’s is kind of pricey

Clara White

Carol’s Daughter works well but its over priced and over rated. There’s other products that work just as well for half the price of Carol’s Daughter

Guerda Brutus

Ain’t that the truth

Shawn Wheeler

Thank you all for your Shea Moisture experience….I just started using them and they seem to be the only product that works for my hair. The curling soufflé is a little on the greasy side but I’ll just limit the amt I use. Thanks again

Cheryl Bagley

Love shea moisture. I do the LOC method and uses it. Have my hair perfectly moisturized allll dayy

Mary Baker

What’s the best product to use on natural hair and keeps moisture?

Valencia Williams
Valencia Williams

Mary, I would recommend KBB’s Sweet Ambrosia Leave in after washing your hair and Oyin’s Juices and Berries for your daily moisturizing needs. I can recommend them with great confidence that they will work.

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Steen How
Steen How

See most of the expensive products are black-owned. I wouldn’t mind supporting, but 30 plus dollars for a 5oz of something is really extra to me. I do love how Shea Moisture have the BOGO sales and I would like for others companies to follow with that. And it would actually be so much easier if the prominent products would be in stores too. I really don’t like shopping for hair products on line. Just me though

Vienna Closer
Vienna Closer

I totally agree that these brands are too costly. Lots of products are being introduced on the commercial market and they are available on the ground. These brands need to wise up because the ingredients aren’t much different often times. African Prode and Sof n Fee have some very affordable products.

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