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When I started the curly girl method four years ago, I was really excited to get started. I initially thought I would order products on Amazon instead of waiting to go to the store. That is, until I looked up the products I wanted to buy on Amazon and realized they were more than twice the price that they would cost in store!
It’s common for hair care products to be overpriced online because they’re expensive to ship, due to being heavy for their size. For example, a $5 bottle for shampoo might cost $5 to ship.
Anyway. I’ve since learned that you can get good deals when shopping for wavy or curly hair products on Amazon, but you have to be selective about what you order.
For example, I often recommend LA looks gel to newbies. The reason why I recommend it is because it’s a good gel at a great price, just $2 at any of the local stores in my area.
On Amazon it’s $9. Similarly, I often recommend Suave daily clarifying shampoo because it’s a good clarifying shampoo and it’s just $1 for a regular bottle or $2 for a huge bottle locally. On Amazon the regular bottle is $9.45!
Anyway, I thought I’d pull together a starter wavy hair routine for those interested in starting the curly girl method and wanting to order from Amazon. I’ve specifically looked up products that are to overpriced on Amazon vs in store. These are all products that I’ve personally used and have been happy with.
Starting The Curly Girl Method With Products From Amazon
Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo (for removing build-up 1-2 times per month) ($5.29 on Amazon)
Pacifica Beauty Salty Waves Texturizing shampoo (for regular wash day use) ($9.99 on Amazon). This shampoo is on the stronger side while still being curly girl approved.
Pacifica pineapple curls conditioner is $8.09 on Amazon. The conditioner has nice slip, and isn’t too heavy.
Garnier Pure Clean Gel ($3.42 on Amazon)
If you are just looking for the basics to get started, those four products are all you absolutely need.