June 12, 2019

7 Drugstore Hair Care Products I’m Digging Lately

I tend to avoid silicone in my hair care when possible but sometimes my hair just craves it. It craves the moisture it provides and it craves the weight as silicone seems to weight my hair down and prevents frizz. I avoid it because it does caught major buildup and sometimes breakage. I also do like how much lighter and cleaner my hair feels without it.

But like I said sometimes my hair craves it and some of my picks in this post do contain silicone! That being said, when I am in the mood for silicone the drugstore hair care world has plenty of ’em!

Here are 7 drugstore hair care products I’m digging lately.

First off, I’m not an Aussie lover! I dunno why but their products just perform great for me but I am loving these three products at the moment.

1. Aussie Miracle Curls Leave-In Conditioner $4.99
This lightweight leave-in conditioner reminds me of my beloved Carol’s Daughter 4-in-1 Combing Cremes at a way cheaper scale. It’s a really nice treat to detangle my hair and add nice hydration. The formula is a bit runnier than Carol’s Daughter and the moisture factor is a little lighter but all in all, it’s a nice cheap way to add a bit of moisture to my hair.
2. Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner $3.43
Mist this guy in and it’ll make combing through your hair a lot more easier while giving hair shine.
3. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Curls Deep Conditioner
My hair is typically like straw after I’ve been in the pool and that’s when I head for the deep conditioner. I’ve been using this guy for a bit now! It has a generic, plastic-y coconut fragrance I actually like, don’t judge πŸ˜‰ and it’s very rich, thick, and creamy but still rinses out easily. It leaves my hair super soft as well which is the main reason I like it!

Next up on my list is Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner ($12.99) lately. It was created for textured hair but it does a great job with my drier, frizzier hair none the less. The fragrance is sweet and slightly tart which I love and it absorbs in a snap while leaving my hair feeling very moist! It also doesn’t cause excess build up which is a plus!

Of course, Shea Moisture has to make the cut here! Lately, I’m all about their rather awesome silicone-free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment ($8.99)! You can spray it directly into your hand and smooth it into your hair or you can go ahead and mist it right on! Beware though the mist shoots out heavy! It detangles, adds moisture, and refines curls quite nicely.

Oh my god you have no idea how saddening it is I can’t use Shea Moisture Detox & Refresh Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner ($9.98) daily. I LOVEEEEEEEEEE this stuff but my hair hates it haha. I use this every two weeks to rinse out any build up or gunk my hair has accumulated. It’s a fantastic purifying duo! It makes my hair super, squeaky clean plus it smells like a stick of mint gum! And it gives my scalp a cool, tingling feel when I use it. But sadly, it makes my hair like straw! I typically use it as a purifying treatment only as I can’t afford to use it in a daily routine! If you have an oily scalp or hair this might help ease those issues!

Got any cool drugstore hair care picks?

Do share ’em!

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  • Jules

    Something I learned a few months ago–not all silicones are bad! You can google it, but many are water-soluble, or easily washed out with non-sulfate shampoos, so you get the benefits, but not the buildup! I was so happy to learn about that, because my hair likes silicones, too. There’s like a bajillion different ones out there, but I’m pretty sure that the Aussie products have the good ones, not the bad.

  • ashri

    I’ve been using the aussie 3 minute curls deep conditioner on my 18 month old daughters hair! Shes got curly hair that looks like a shag all the time and this just helps detangle it a bit.
    I have even been using it on my fine straight hair on the ends and it works like a charm.
    You really can not beat 16oz for $5 for this deep conditioner!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! ;-D your daughter must be adorable though! A kid with curls is just too cute ;-D

  • Emily

    Do the Aussie products smell the way they used to when I used them in the late 80’s/early 90’s? You’re probably to young to know what I’m talking about but maybe someone here does? Aussie was huge when I was a tween (which wasn’t even a word back then) and I used it even though I didn’t really like the smell. But these products all sound appealing and so inexpensive!

    • Isabella Muse

      I dunno eep! I can’t remember using them back in the day! They sort of have a generic coconut fragrance (or apricot for the leave in mist). It’s sort of sweet smelling, a little plastic-y but pretty!

  • Brandy

    I’ve been using Aveeno’s Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo and conditioner for several months now. The shampoo is sulfate free and does a great job of cleaning my oily, fine hair without drying it out. The conditioner does contain silicone, but it smooths and detangles my hair well without weighing it down. I would definitely recommend them for anyone with fine hair that gets greasy quickly.

    • Isabella Muse

      I wanted to try the actual apple cider vinegar treatment! have you used that? It looked interesting I was hoping it would work as a purifying treatment!

      • Brandy

        I was tempted to buy the treatment at Walgreens a few weeks ago but then I was like, “Do I really need more hair products?” Lol. I would love to test it out though since my hair is pretty oily and it seems like it would be a great way to help with that, and it’s a much cheaper option than the other apple cider vinegar treatments on the market.

        • Isabella Muse

          I was tempted too but was concerned it would be too drying for me! Walmart has it fairly cheap I think like seven bucks?

          • Brandy

            Yeah, the Aveeno one is super cheap compared to the dpHUE one for $35!!

  • FrugalCat

    I’ve been using the Aussie Curls line lately and am loving the leave in milk for my frizzy, wavy JewFro in the Miami summer. I’ve loved Aussie since high school (80’s!). Remember when the bottles were beige with either a purple or red kangaroo print? Funny story how I discovered Aussie- I was dating a guy whose hair always smelled terrific and when I was at his house using the bathroom, I sniffed all the shampoos in the family shower (there were several) to find out which he used to give his hair that delicious scent.

    • Isabella Muse

      YES I actually do remember that ;-D vaguely but I remember my sis having that packaging ;-D LOL I love that story so cute!