At one point in time, I believed that the best beauty products were the most expensive. I used to save my pennies for the fanciest creams to clear up my acne, and I spent the checks from my part-time retail job on the most expensive foundations, brow pencils, and lipsticks. My logic: If it has a big, fat YSL logo on the tube, it has to be the best... right?
Wrong. Over the years, I've learned that product efficacy isn't synonymous with a hefty price tag, and there are plenty of affordable beauty products out there that work magic — especially in the hair aisle. Since going natural, I've fallen in love with the masks, creams, and tools that give me salon-quality results without compromising the health of my hair, and some of those amazing products can be found at the drugstore.
If you consistently straighten your hair at home — or, just don't trust a salon with your silk press — I broke down every single drugstore product I use to make my strands look (and feel) like a million bucks, ahead.