Keeping your hair natural can get very expensive because most of us are product junkies who buy a ton of products we do not need. At same time, as hair gets longer, products run out faster. You shouldn’t suffer and go broke just because you have natural hair.
One hair product I cannot do without is deep conditioner, and I get through it very fast. In the past I found myself needing to purchase more Deep Conditioner every 6 weeks. I think many of you will agree with me that buying more products nearly every month is not sustainable, even if you have the money to spend. What should you do then? You need hair products, but are on a budget and can’t afford to spend much. Now your first instinct might be to use products sparing, but using as little as you can of a hair product just doesn’t work, and for many reasons too!
Your next solution might be to whip up some bananas, avocado, yoghurt, or a tree! Just kidding. But while DYI is great, it’s got mixed reviews, it works for some people, and for others it’s a complete waste of time and fruit/vegetables.
What you really need to do
Let’s start with a disclaimer :D, I’m not a trained chemist and DIY recipes are based on my personal experience and have not been tested in a lad. Here is natural hair on a budget, deep conditioner edition:
What I do is mix my store-bought/factory-made hair products, in this case deep conditioner, with well researched DYI ingredients. For DYI ingredients, I use honey, glycerin and oil/butter of choice. All these items can be found with ease at a super market near you, and they don’t cost much either.
Honey and Glycerin have great moisturizing properties. I mix these ingredients with a portion of my deep conditioner, and “make” more deep conditioner.
- Scoop 2 table spoons of deep conditioner into a bowl, I usually use a plastic bowl because things tend to break in my hands. Glass bowl for demonstration purposes
- Add oil/shea butter, honey and glycerin. I don’t measure these, because it depends on how much deep conditioner you want, but don’t go over one table spoon of glycerin because too much will make your hair mushy.
- Mix it all up together until you have one uniform mixture.
- Deep condition your hair
This is what I do to make my products last longer and achieve my “Natural hair on a budget” goal.