If you know me then you will know that I am big on growing natural hair on a budget. Natural hair care doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive, that’s why I decided not to take the product junkie route.

I have been natural for about two years and in this period, I’ve learnt to buy only products that I really need. This has helped me to save a lot of money when it comes to buying and trying different kinds of hair products and accessories.

The truth remains that you do not need to try every product recommended by every natural hair enthusiast, you only need to stick to the basics and then you can build your product stash from there. Your hair would still grow long and healthy if you know how to use your products the right way.

How to grow natural hair on a budget

Buy only products you need

You actually need very few products to care for your natural hair on a budget. You need just a sulfate free shampoo, a good conditioner, a leave-in conditioner and a natural hair oil and butter and you’re good to go.


If you need to deep condition and you do not have a plastic cap you can use a grocery bag, I’m very sure you have that in your kitchen, they’re disposable and that’s great! If you need to stretch your hair, you can twist it and pin it down with bobby pins or you do the African threading, this method works like magic as it gives you that heatless blow out and stretch, you don’t even need to get a blow dryer or flat iron and besides those heat appliances actually do more damage than good.

Go the diy route

If you’re big on diy’s then by all means explore, If you notice your conditioner doesn’t give you the slip you need, add you favourite oil or honey, if your leave-in conditioner is too thick, dilute with water in a spray bottle. You just need to understand how to find your way around this. Oftentimes, the answer to the hair issue you’re experiencing could just be in your kitchen. As always do your research before trying any do it yourself remedy.


Do your hair yourself

If you want to grow natural hair on a budget then you need to consider doing your hair yourself. Most natural hair salons are quite pricey and may not be pocket friendly if you’re on a budget and in other non natural hair salons that are cheap, the stylists do not really understand natural haircare, visiting such salons would be a disaster so the only way out here is to do your hair yourself, this will save you a lot of trouble and set back in your healthy hair journey and you actually get to learn, understand, care and love your hair.

You don’t need to use and do everything

Everyday some one in the natural hair community comes up with something new like a magic growth portion that promises to help you grow waist length hair in one month and you’ll feel tempted to join the band wagon, don’t fall for it sis, you do not need to jump on every new trend, in my minimalist natural haircare journey, I’ve learnt to wait until the hype for every magical product goes down before I get to try it, I also do my research and read reviews before I buy any new product.

How would you describe yourself, a minimalist naturalista or a product junkie?

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  1. Chisom
    22nd October 2018 / 12:29 am

    Ama slay on a budget too.

  2. 13th November 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This is so helpful! I got the big chop 6 months ago and I’ve been overwhelmed by the regimes,routines and products I’ve seen online but this post just simplified the outlook of the natural hair topic. Thank you for this post

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