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Nowadays, hair products in general can cost up to an arm and leg! Especially if you are co-washing every other day or weekly. Here is a list of conditioners you can check out and try that are totally under 5 bucks! Which are great sources for detangling and co-washing regularly.

White Rain Sensations Hydrating Conditioner, Tropical Coconut

Helps improve hairs texture, shine and specially designed to leave hair soft. Add moisture to dry, brittle hair with white rain tropical coconut conditioner. Enriched with coconut extract and provitamin B5.
Price: $.99
Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearamidoethyl Diethylamine, Ceteareth 20, Fragrance, EDTA, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract.
Where To Buy: Amazon.com, CVS, Walgreens, Local Supermarket

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner
This quick deep conditioner can be used as a co-wash or regular rinse-out conditioner. Say good-bye to dry, thirsty hair and say hello to silky soft, manageable natural hair. With a Touch of Natural Australian Aloe and Jojoba Seed Oil, this product also provides lots of slip.
Price: $3.99
Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Where To Buy: Amazon.com, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid

Suave Moisturizing Conditioner Almond and Shea Butter

Enriched with Sweet Almond, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera Juice , your hair will be soft and hydrated. In addition to that, detangling will be a breeze.
Price: $3.49
Ingredients: WaterAqua , Cetearyl Alcohol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis OilSweet Almond , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)Shea Butter , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed OilJojoba , Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf JuiceAloe Vera , Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) OilLemongrass , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf OilRosemary , Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower/Leaf ExtractMatricaria , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower ExtractLavender , Dimethiconol , Behentrimonium Chloride , Fragrance , Dipropylene Glycol , Potassium Chloride, Lactic Acid , Disodium EDTA , TEA Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate , PEG 150 Distearate , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone.
Where To Buy: Amazon.com, CVS, Walgreens, Local Supermarket

Garnier Fructis Haircare Sleek & Shine Fortifying Conditioner
This fortifying conditioner strengthens weak or damaged hair.
Price: $3.99
Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Ecklonia Radiata Extract (Australian Sea Kelp), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glutamic Acid, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Where To Buy: Amazon.com, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid

TRESemme Flawless Curls Moisturizing Conditioner
Designed to help manage and tame those sometimes unruly curls, fortified with Vitamin B1 to help maintain healthy, flawless curls.
Price: $3.98
Ingredients: water, stearyl alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, CyclopentaSiloxane , Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine , Cyclohexasiloxane , panthenol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Thiamine HCl , Niacinamide , Biotin , Aspartic Acid , Ascorbic acid , dimethicone , Quaternium-18 , Isostearamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate , Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine , PEG-9 , polysorbate 20 , Disodium EDTA , DMDM HYDANTOIN , fragrance.

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Have you ever considered diffusing your hair? Or wanted to know the main purpose of a diffuser?

The air force from a hair dryer can ruin clumping and curl formation. A hair diffuser can reduce the air velocity from your hair dryer, allowing you to dry your hair without disturbing your curls. Diffusers are also perfect if you are in a hurry and need to dry your hair quickly. They also are great for adding volume to your curls.Here are 6 quick tips on how to use a hair diffuser to keep your curls looking great every day.

  • Use a diffuser that fits your hair dryer. Universal Hair dryers work well with just about any hair dryer.
  • When using a diffuser, you want to tilt your head upside down to allow the curls to hang away from the scalp, or lift them up from underneath Have your favorite stylers in your hair. If you have time, let your hair air dry for a little while before you start to dry it with a hair dryer and the diffuser.
  • Set your hair dryers heat setting to medium. If you are in a hurry the hot setting will work but be careful not to over dry your hair. That will cause frizz to occur. If you are undergoing a no heat regimen, use the cool setting. It will take longer but it is just as effective.
  • Hang your head sideways or upside down. Touch your hair gently and put curls in bowl of diffuser.
  • Be careful not to disrupt clumping and curl formation. This is a gentle but tricky process.
  • Keep this up. Working in sections until hair is 80-90% dry, then let the remainder air dry for a long-lasting style.

    Here is a tutorial by Naturally Curious showing us how she uses the diffuser on her Natural Hair:

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New product haul! I am absolutely in love with this product. I finally purchased the 8 oz size, but before that I actually had a trial size. A few months ago while I was thrifting, there was a set of Hair Rules Products in a package, for dirt cheap. So I decided to buy it, although I didn’t really try it until now recently. So I was in need of cleansing my hair and I did not want to use shampoo, but needed something more effective than co-washing. So what the heck, I decided to give this product a go! And I loved it! It instantly softened and detangled my hair and it smells soo good! It left my hair feeling so moisturized and I was done detangling in the matter of minutes! My hair felt cleansed, soft, and hydrated. This product is great for cleansing your hair without that lathering feel of shampoo, which dries out your hair. So if your looking for an awesome no suds shampoo that will detangle and leave your hair moisturized and cleansed, this is definitely a cream cleanser worth trying. This product is around 12-13 bucks and can be purchased at Rickys, or Amazon.com.
Ingredients:
Water, cetyl alcohol, isodecyl neopentanoate, butylenes glycol, amodimethicone, behentrimonium chloride, cetrimonium chloride, panthenol, honey, hedychium coronarium (awaphui) root extract, cymbopogon schoeanthus (lemongrass) extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, coix lacryma-jobi seed extract, crambe abyssinica seed oil, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance, hydroxyethylcellulose, ceteareth-20, laureth-40, isopropanol, DMDM hydantoin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, disodium EDTA. Sulfate free, paraben free, glycerin free.
What is your “go to “no suds shampoo?


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While Co-washing is a great method of cleansing your hair and locking the moisture in, once your hair starts to feel weighed down, greasy, or not being its’ usual self, then maybe it is time to clarify! All kinds of things are building up in your hair whether it is: gel, hard water, chlorine and chemicals from swimming pools; even the waxes and moisturizers in some shampoos and conditioners can leave build up on your hair over time. This build up can cause hair to appear dull, heavy, greasy, and even limp. And that is what we don’t want ladies! A clarifying shampoo can help remove those deposits, give your hair a fresh start, and restore shine.

Here are 10 Clarifying shampoos for natural hair:
1. Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle
little goes along way with this product. It does not strip hair as much as other clarifying shampoos and works well on thick hair. It also leaves a tingling sensation on your scalp and the smell of peppermint. This is ideal for buildup on the scalp. This shampoo is also sulfate free.

2. Aubrey Organics Green Tea
fast-acting clarifying shampoo deep-cleanses with just one application and rinses clean to leave hair shiny, bouncy and full. Herbal extracts deliver beneficial nutrients quickly and reduce drying time for fast and easy styling.

3. Shea Moisture
Smooths and repairs strands, leaving hair manageably soft. For dry, damaged hair. Heal, grow and strengthen. No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, animal ingredients or sulfates.

4. Suave Naturals Shampoo, Daily Clarifying
This product is very affordable and does and excellent job at cleansing hair. It is better suited for very oily hair types and may strip dryer hair types. It doesn’t weigh hair down. It can be used daily but not for most hair types.

5. Ouidad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo
This product cleanses hair and helps maintain the shape of curls very well. It works best if you wash your hair in hard water. Otherwise I would not recommend it unless you are experiencing extreme buildup.

6. Curls Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo
Pineapple extract nourishes as grapefruit extract adds sheen while removing buildup and you’ll get a no-lather, extremely gentle cleansing that removes buildup and preps your hair for a fresh ‘do. Its fresh, light scent goes along with its clear and clean appearance.

7. Kinky Curly Come Clean
The Mandarin orange extract cleanses your hair and scalp while the Sea kelp preserves the moisture balance. This alcohol-free shampoo doesn’t contain sodium-lauryl sulfate or parabens. It’s suitable for all types of hair. This shampoo is gentle enough to use every day.

8. Giovanni Cosmetics Shampoo Tea Tree Triple Treat
Invigorating ingredients deliver unmatched clarity and rejuvenation for hair and scalp. You’re left with something clean pure and incredibly stimulating. Increases scalp circulation for a refreshed renewed feel Strengthens hair with a three-organic-oil-b.

9. Avalon Clarifying Lemon Shampoo
Gentle plant-derived cleansers enriched with Vitamin E, Wheat Protein, Aloe, Chamomile and Lemon wash away dulling residue and impurities without stripping for instantly renewed color and shine.

10. Alberto VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Squeeze Clarifying Shampoo
This product combines the fresh fragrance of sweet kiwis and tangy limes with rosemary and lemongrass extracts to remove build-up. It is safe for all hair types.

Which clarifying shampoo do you use?