It has taken me years to find products that work for my hair type. My hair type is 2B which is a defined S-shaped wave that is straighter near the root. Here is a great article to find out your hair type; Curly Hair Types Chart: How to Find Your Curl Pattern. When I was younger I had type 3A hair and I just did not know how to control it so I just had it relaxed (chemically straighten). Then I began straightening it a lot and I essentially destroyed my curl pattern. My hair was very dry, damaged, and frizzy. Thankfully I have found some amazing budget-friendly products for dry wavy hair and I can now wear my hair naturally and not be ashamed.
Keep reading and find out my favorite products to use on my hair.
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Budget-Friendly Products For Dry Wavy Hair
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Shampoo
I love trying new shampoos and I grabbed this one as the appearance intrigued me. I have fallen in love. This shampoo has a different consistency than most shampoos in that it is very liquid and the color is a bit strange but I love it. Castor Oil is amazing and it also has Shea Butter, Peppermint, and Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Doesn’t smell the best
- Not recommended for type 1 hair
A must-have I use every time I wash my hair now is a scalp brush. Massaging your scalp can help with oily hair, dandruff, and product build-up. It also increases circulation which can help with hair growth. It also feels amazing. I just gentle massage before and during shampooing and have noticed a big difference in my normally dry scalp. There are plenty of great affordable scalp brushes available on Amazon.
Renpure Tea Tree Lemon Sage Refreshing Conditioner
I discovered this at the same time I discovered the shampoo above. Tea Tree oil helps to invigorate your scalp and the Lemon Sage helps to smooth and condition hair. It is sulfate-free as well and it also contains Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and coconut oil for extra moisture.
- Tea Tree Oil soothes the scalp
- Strong Tea Tree Oil scent
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque
This is the most hydrating hair mask I have ever used. A little goes a long way. I just leave this on for a few minutes then rinse most of it out making sure to leave the tiniest amount in. Manuka Honey has been known to have amazing healing properties for both skin and hair. Combined with Mafura Oil it is an amazing conditioning treatment. Plus it smells amazing
This is a new addition for me. Brushing and detangling your hair while it is still wet is a very important step for wavy hair. I have tried many different brushes and combs but this is by far my favorite. It allowed me to completely detangle my hair in less than 2 minutes and I have a lot of it. Detangling your hair allows you to scrunch your waves into their natural shape.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
This is an absolutely amazing product. I have had mine for over 2 years and I still love it just as much as the first day I bought it. Now I know it is not specifically to wear your hair curly but sometimes I do still like to straighten my hair. This thing has made it so much easier as I was never any good at using a blow dryer and a round brush. This allows me to achieve a near-perfect salon blowout without leaving home. I had the hardest time finding one when they first came out but now you can easily buy it on Amazon.
Batiste Waterless Cleansing Foam No Rinse Shampoo
I’ll admit that the most important change I’ve made in my hair routine is washing it way less. I can get away with washing my hair once a week if I use dry shampoo. For a while, I was just using the dry spray but I recently switched to this foam and I am addicted. I find the foam more moisturizing for my dry hair and I can use a little bit extra to scrunch up my waves and refresh them. I use the cleanse & shine + coconut milk. It contains Coconut Milk, Cactus Water, Almond Oil, and Hibiscus Root. It is super hydrating without being greasy.
I have tried a lot of products and these are the best budget-friendly products for dry, wavy hair. You can obviously tell I am a big fan of coconut, I’ve even written an article on some amazing uses for coconut oil. These products work amazing for me and hopefully will for you too.
What are some of your favorite hair care products?