Drugstore Diaries: Frugally Fab Follicles

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Welcome to Beauty School!  Every Monday, JET experts will teach you how to preserve your sexy.  This week, make-up and hair expert Dre Brown offers insights on fabulous frugal finds for your follicles through her “Drugstore Diaries” series. 

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Why should your face and eyes have all the frugal fun? Get your hair in on the action with some drugstore finds that can help you cheaply tackle some everyday “tress stresses.”


Farewell Frizz

Whether you’re curly and kinked or sleek and straight, frizz can sneak in to rain on your style parade. Moisture, or rather the lack thereof, is often the frizz culprit. Conditioning with rich and emollient products can add suppleness to your ‘do, keep the fuzz at bay, and extend your style. I fancy Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy’s Hydrating Keratin Masque. This creamy treatment offers hair the moisture of natural oils like argan and cocoa butter and protection of keratin protein to smooth and soften. And for under $10, it’s priced just right to give a try.


Shine on a Dime

You’re a star, so let your hair shine like one! Amp up the brilliance on your style for less with lightweight sheen-enhancing finishes. Motions Marula Natural Therapy Hair & Scalp Oil pumps on light and a little goes a long way. Section hair and apply during styling or pump into palms and rub through your locks on the go for a shine “pick me up.”


Ditch the Itch

Whether it’s arid scalp or irritation from braids or weaves, an old faithful skin solvent can  help calm itchiness. Grab a bottle of witch hazel astringent such as Thayers Original Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera from the first-aid aisle and refresh your tresses. Massage through the scalp as a rinse for chronic scalp itching or apply between and under braids with a cotton swab for convenient cleansing and soothing with long-term styles.

More About Dre:

Infusing each creative encounter with joy-inducing laughter, Dre Brown offers both something for the eye and the soul. Southern-born with big city savvy, this free spirit sees beauty as a vehicle through which she cultivates delight and empowerment. Dre currently calls Harlem NYC home, and splits her time between makeup artistry & hair design, writing, and entrepreneurship. Follow her @aDre_InTheLife.