Stylin' on a Budget
I think we can all appreciate the convenience and, more importantly, the price point of drugstore brand hair products. But do you always get what you pay for? In the back of our minds, we question the quality of drugstore brand products as well as the affect the products will have on the health of our hair.
Drugstore brands are able to keep their prices low because they spend less in areas that in no way affect the quality of the product, such as packaging and marketing. However, quality is compromised when they choose their active ingredients in most cases. Professional grade products are loaded with natural and superior ingredients, sourced from all over the world. Drugstore ingredients, which are synthetic instead of natural, are typically mass produced in labs and factories.
So, are the inexpensive products ineffective and horrible for the health of your hair? No. Through trial and error, I've found many of the the drugstore brand hair products to perform just as well as professional products. And in regards to the health of your hair, products do not make it to the shelves if they're believed to cause hair loss, cancer, scalp irritation, or any other red flag symptoms.
For most people, I recommend using a minimum of three products in their post-shampoo regimen. A prep product is used to prepare the hair for styling by evening porosity, detangling, and providing thermal protection. A styling product gives the hair its memory and hold, such as a gel, mousse, or styling creme. And finally, the finishing product is used to enhance and preserve the style. Find your hair type below and the three drugstore products that I recommend for you! Your wallet will thank you!
Thin & Straight
Got2b Fat-tastic $5.99
Got2b Fat-Tastic Thickening Plumping Mousse is for a fast fix. This revolutionary thickening mousse is infused with collagen to make your hair feel instantly thicker, denser and full of body and life. The collagen formula also adds elasticity for overall strong, lush hair that holds style all day long.
Thin & Curly
Medium & Straight
Medium & Curly
Thick & Staight
Thick & Curly
Freelance hair and makeup artist and hair styling guru.