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17 Affordable Products That Work Wonders On Natural Hair

Because having natural hair ain't always cheap

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1. Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream, £6.99

This cream is really bloody good, and most natural hair bloggers will tell you the same. It works on both TWA's and much thicker, longer afros. It leaves hair soft and moisturised, so it's definitely worth adding to your LOC routine.
Cantu / Via Amazon

This cream is really bloody good, and most natural hair bloggers will tell you the same. It works on both TWA's and much thicker, longer afros. It leaves hair soft and moisturised, so it's definitely worth adding to your LOC routine.

2. Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, £6.99

When you need your edges laid and your hair slicked down, Eco Styler is the way to go. Honestly the hold lasts all day and some. The olive oil helps to condition your hair and bonus point it doesn't leave flakes. *Side note* you might be able to get it cheaper at your local hair store.
ECO / Via Pak Cosmetics.

When you need your edges laid and your hair slicked down, Eco Styler is the way to go. Honestly the hold lasts all day and some. The olive oil helps to condition your hair and bonus point it doesn't leave flakes.

*Side note* you might be able to get it cheaper at your local hair store.

3. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner, £10.99

You know that lustre and bounce people speak so fondly of, well this will give your hair just that. I have been using this conditioner since my big chop, Youtube told me to, and I love it so much. It brings out my natural curls and smells really good. The shampoo in this range is also worth getting.
Shea Moisture / Via Boots

You know that lustre and bounce people speak so fondly of, well this will give your hair just that. I have been using this conditioner since my big chop, Youtube told me to, and I love it so much. It brings out my natural curls and smells really good. The shampoo in this range is also worth getting.

4. Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo, £7.75

So natural hair education tells us that shampoo is not great for our hair, it strips the hair and it dries it out. But if you are going to shampoo your hair, then you should try this.This product is made up of pure organic honey, meaning it cleans your hair without stripping its moisture.
Lush / Via Lush.co.uk

So natural hair education tells us that shampoo is not great for our hair, it strips the hair and it dries it out. But if you are going to shampoo your hair, then you should try this.This product is made up of pure organic honey, meaning it cleans your hair without stripping its moisture.

5. As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner, £7.60

This should become a staple in your hair care regime, it's a really good co-wash product. It cleans your scalp without leaving it dry and it also makes your hair soft and shiny. Plus it makes de-tangling so much easier.
As I am / Via Look Fantastic

This should become a staple in your hair care regime, it's a really good co-wash product. It cleans your scalp without leaving it dry and it also makes your hair soft and shiny. Plus it makes de-tangling so much easier.

6. African Pride Shea Butter Moisture Intense Miracle Leave in Conditioner, £3.29

So I won't say it's a miracle, but this will detangle, soften and leave your hair looking smooth, so it's close enough. You will only need a small amount, so it will last you a long time.
African Pride / Via amazon.co.uk

So I won't say it's a miracle, but this will detangle, soften and leave your hair looking smooth, so it's close enough. You will only need a small amount, so it will last you a long time.

7. Crème Of Nature Argan Oil Strength and Shine Leave-In Conditioner, £4.99

A leave-in conditioner that won't leave your hair feeling tacky. I've used it on coloured natural hair and it's left it feeling soft and looking surprisingly glossy.
Crème Of Nature / Via amazon.co.uk

A leave-in conditioner that won't leave your hair feeling tacky. I've used it on coloured natural hair and it's left it feeling soft and looking surprisingly glossy.

8. Vita Coco Coconut Oil, £6.99

Personally I think coconut oil is essential for natural hair, especially 4C hair. It just gives the hair so much moisture, and it's my go to oil for pre-pooing. It's also a great oil to mix with your favourite conditioner, to help detangling.
Vita Coco / Via hollandandbarrett.com

Personally I think coconut oil is essential for natural hair, especially 4C hair. It just gives the hair so much moisture, and it's my go to oil for pre-pooing. It's also a great oil to mix with your favourite conditioner, to help detangling.

9. Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil, £6.79

The cure to all snatched edges. As well as many other uses, castor oil helps to soften hair, and it helps it grow. Check out this tutorial to see how it works.
Sunny Isle / Via Amazon

The cure to all snatched edges. As well as many other uses, castor oil helps to soften hair, and it helps it grow. Check out this tutorial to see how it works.

10. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, £10.99

The holy grail of natural hair products. This curl smoothie leaves your curls soft and so beautifully defined. You will have to use a generous amount if you have thick hair, which will leave white flakes, but this goes away once it's dry.
Shea Moisture / Via Superdrug

The holy grail of natural hair products. This curl smoothie leaves your curls soft and so beautifully defined. You will have to use a generous amount if you have thick hair, which will leave white flakes, but this goes away once it's dry.

11. Mizani Thermastrength Strengthening Style Serum, £11.15

This has a cream like texture to it, and it smells so nice. It protects hair from heat and leaves it soft and glorious.
Mizani / Via store.toniandguy.com

This has a cream like texture to it, and it smells so nice. It protects hair from heat and leaves it soft and glorious.

12. Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner, £15.99

I have seen this product work wonders on 3C hair, but I do think it's a little too light for tighter curls. When applied to wet hair and it helps achieve soft manageable curls, without leaving the hair heavy or weighed down. Have a look at this review here.
Curls / Via myhairandbeauty.co.uk

I have seen this product work wonders on 3C hair, but I do think it's a little too light for tighter curls.

When applied to wet hair and it helps achieve soft manageable curls, without leaving the hair heavy or weighed down. Have a look at this review here.

13. KeraCare Natural Textures Defining Custard, £6.50

This is great for defining curls, and it actually leaves your hair frizz free, plus the hold is amazing. Try not to use too much, because it will leave white flakes once it dries.
KeraCare / Via beautybay.com

This is great for defining curls, and it actually leaves your hair frizz free, plus the hold is amazing. Try not to use too much, because it will leave white flakes once it dries.

14. Giovanni’s Direct Leave-In Conditioner, £7.99

If you've ever researched natural hair products on Youtube, you would have come across this conditioner. It has a nice fresh subtle scent, and it just moisturises hair so beautifully. It is amazing for dry afro hair.
Giovanni / Via lookfantastic.com

If you've ever researched natural hair products on Youtube, you would have come across this conditioner. It has a nice fresh subtle scent, and it just moisturises hair so beautifully. It is amazing for dry afro hair.

15. Afrocenchix Natural Moisturising Spray, £8.50

This spray is great for keeping your hair moisturised. I use it when I have braids or any protective style as a way to stop my hair from drying out.
Afrocenchix / Via afrocenchix.com

This spray is great for keeping your hair moisturised. I use it when I have braids or any protective style as a way to stop my hair from drying out.

16. Herbal Essences Conditioner Hello Hydration, £3

Yeah I know, Herbal Essences for natural hair, it's very surprising. But this works very well. It's cheap and cheerful and it contains coconut extracts which nourishes the hair and it's also great for de-tangling or co-washing.
Herbal Essences / Via boots.com

Yeah I know, Herbal Essences for natural hair, it's very surprising. But this works very well. It's cheap and cheerful and it contains coconut extracts which nourishes the hair and it's also great for de-tangling or co-washing.

17. Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste, £7.99

This paste will smooth your edges, no matter how stubborn they are. It also adds a nice shine to the hair, but if you use too much it will look oily.
Curls / Via shop.britishcurlies.co.uk

This paste will smooth your edges, no matter how stubborn they are. It also adds a nice shine to the hair, but if you use too much it will look oily.