5 Underrated Hair Products For Under $5

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 I have a confession to make: I used to spend hundreds of dollars a year on products for my hair. I know, I know-it’s extreme but having healthy, great looking hair comes at a cost, and sometimes that cost is very expensive.

 It’s okay, you can admit you’ve made some shopping mistakes too! Maybe you passed up some great buys because you assumed they were absolutely too cheap to even be effective, or perhaps you overlooked some low end products to splurge on some fancy-looking, high end creams and oils; but guess what? The price doesn’t always determine the quality!

Lucky for us, there are some brands out there that are looking out for both our hair and our pockets. Below are 5 great (and truly underrated) products that you can buy for under $5!

Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera Gel -$3.97

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 Whether it is in raw form, a juice, or a gel, aloe vera has healing, moisturizing, and soothing properties that make it a great quality ingredient when it comes to natural skin and haircare products.


Although aloe vera can be turned into everything from a liquid to a cream, it works best for hair when it is in gel form.

 Although there are tons of brands that offer aloe vera gel as a product, Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best brands because it is 100% aloe vera and is not mixed with alcohol or any other chemicals that may dry out or damage your hair.

This particular Aloe Vera gel is typically used for skincare problems such as sunburns, dry skin, and minimizing large pores-but it also serves a great all-natural hair product. The sticky yet lightweight formula can be used as a no-flake, strong hold hair gel, can define curls without leaving them weighed down or stiff, and moisturizes dry, brittle hair.

 Personally, I am very heavy handed and I always apply too much oil to my hair when I pre-poo or seal in moisture, causing oil to drip everywhere. Aloe Vera gel solved this problem for me because a little goes a long way, it coats and sticks to my hair instead of dripping everywhere, and the light fragrance isn’t overwhelming if I use too much product.

Even though it has all of these great qualities, the best thing about Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel is that it can be found at virtually all drugstores and vitamin shops.

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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Jenice Mckenzie

Got to try them.

Kayla
Kayla

Love this article. Extremely helpful and relatable. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Melilew
Melilew

Hi! Just a heads-up, Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel is not 100% aloe. It’s got at least 2 preservatives (which is understandable), but also Triethanolamine which is a toxin. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it effectiveness, but it is not pure Aloe Vera gel.

Tiela Lewis

Thank you! #aloeVERAflatIRONbalm

Kim Jay

I swear by the aloe vera gel
I use it as my daily moisturizer, I mix it with activated charcoal for facial mask, when I had relaxed hair it works great as a gel and also great for first aid(cuts & burns) I love it. ❤❤❤❤❤ I’m also going to try the Africans best herbal oil.

Nikki Batts

besides the aloe vera gel & garnier line & africa’s beat what retailers can we locate the other products? clay powder & get curls?

Leslie Douge

None of the products were under 5 dollars