Should you use curly hair products from the supermarket?
Hair care can be expensive. And with the cost of everything going up up up, like me, you are always looking for places to save some coin. So can you do that by shopping for curly hair products at Coles and Woolies?
Yes and no. There are a number of factors to consider. For example, if you have fine hair like me, you should avoid oils and butters (it makes my hair super greasy!) so you need to check whether the products have them.
You also want to make sure that the products are Curly Girl-friendly. What does that mean? The Curly Girl method advises against using products with sulphates, drying alcohols and other chemicals.
Just because a product is marketed for curly hair doesn't mean it's Curly Girl-friendly.
Fortunately, there are a number of tools you can use to check the ingredients. I'm a fan of the Is it CG? website where you can plug the ingredients in and get a full report. Or you can try CurlScan. Scan the barcode and find out if you're good to go.
Or you could check out the Clever Curl range which is totally Curly Girl-friendly. Have a look here.