(LADIES) How to Manage Your Natural Hair Without Breaking the Bank

Everyone has one reason or the other why they absolutely refuse to go natural: “it’s stressful” “it’s for broke people” “it looks unkempt” “it’s too expensive”. The last reason is one that people always talk to me about “wow you’re a big girl o. Natural hair is not cheap”. Well it is for me. And it can be cheap for you too if you want it to be.

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Sadly, not everyone can afford ridiculously expensive Shea Moisture products, luxury conditioners and essential oils and that is totally okay. The lady who inspired me to go natural had amazing hair and she had never used store-bought products – never even braided her hair with extensions and the likes. While I admired her confidence about these things, I wasn’t so bold – I did braid my hair and use store- bought products (but the cheap ones).

If money has been the major reason stopping you from going natural, good news for you, there are other ways to go natural without breaking the bank. The major products your natural hair needs are liquid, oil, butter, shampoo and conditioner and there are cheap options to these necessities. Here goes:

Water is your best friend

No matter the products the natural big girls use, hair needs water and water is cheap. Rather than buy water-based products like leave in conditioner spray, get a spray can (used or new), pour water in it and drops of oil (coconut oil, olive oil etc.) and use that for your hair.