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Alrighty now ladies! Here it is! The I Found It Cheaper page! In case you missed the post with the idea behind this page, you can check it out here. Now that your’e caught up, this is what we’re gonna do!

  1. I will list products that I use or that you have requested be added to the page. Each product will be listed with the seller, size, cost and shipping info, if applicable.
  2. The products will be grouped by category (i.e. shampoos, conditioners, oils, etc.).
  3. If you would like a product added to the list, in the comments below, provide the name of the product, the cheapest place you’ve found it and how much it costs (if you found it online, indicate whether free shipping applies and how to qualify [e.g. “Free shipping for orders over $25.”]).
  4. If you have found any of the products listed on the page for less, comment below with the name of the product, where you found it for cheaper and how much it costs (including shipping deals, if possible).
    • If the cheaper price is the regular price, it will be added to this page.
    • If the cheaper price is a special offer, sale or discount price or via a promo code, it will not be added to the page. However, please feel free to share this information in the comments below as someone may be looking for that particular item the week it is on sale. This page can become a resource that we can all check when we need to hit the stores to restock ;).
  5. The page will be a living document, because it will be updated regularly as we find products at better prices or want to add new products to find the best deals.

Oh, and my Holy Grail/Staple products will be denoted with ♥s

Hairscapades

= Likes A Lot (Probably a staple at one time)
= Staple
= Holy Grail

Sound like a plan??  Let’s go then!

Shampoos

DevaCare No Poo ♥ 
Amazon.com - $12.66 for 12 oz.; $23.47 for 32 oz. (qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping for orders over $25).

(In comparison to the above prices, the list price for this product at Harmon’s, Ulta and Curlmart aree approx. $18 for the 12 ounce bottle and $38 for the 32 ounces.)

Instant Conditioners

Aubrey Green Tea Finishing Cream Rinse* 
Vitacost.com – $8.09 for 11 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $49)
Vitamin Shoppe – $8.99 for 11 oz. (Everyday FREE shipping for online orders over $25)
Aubrey-Organics.com – $10.93 for 11 oz. (FREE shipping with $25 order)

Aussie Moist 
Walmart – $2.84 for 13.5 oz.; $5.37 for 29.2 oz.

DevaCare One Condition 
Amazon.com - $14.36 for 12 oz.; $29.75 for 32 oz. (qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping for orders over $25).

(In comparison to the above prices, the list price for this product at Harmon’s, Ulta and Curlmart aree approx. $18 for the 12 ounce bottle and $38 for the 32 ounces.)

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (HE HH) 
Walmart - $4.97 for 23 oz.; $6.97 for 33.8 oz.

Deep Conditioners

Aubrey GPB (Glycogen Protein Balancing) Conditioner* 
Vitacost.com – $7.70 for 11 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $49)
Vitamin Shoppe – $8.99 for 11 oz. (Everyday FREE shipping for online orders over $25)
Aubrey-Organics.com –  $10.93 for 11 oz.; $17.83 for 16 oz.; $3.58 for 2 oz. (FREE shipping with $25 order)

Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner* 
Vitacost.com – $7.65 for 11 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $49)
Vitamin Shoppe – $8.99 for 11 oz. (Everyday FREE shipping for online orders over $25)
Aubrey-Organics.com – $10.93 for 11 oz. (FREE shipping with $25 order)

Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner 
Curlmart.com – $12 for 8 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $60)
DarcysBotanicals.com – $12 for 8 oz.

Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm† 
Amazon.com – $14.17 for 8 oz.; $18.99 for 16 oz.
Drugstore.com – $21.75 for 16 oz. (Qualifies for FREE shipping with $25 order)

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Deep Treatment Masque 
Target  – $9.99 for 12 oz.
Walgreens – $9.99 for 12 oz.

*Aubrey products are also available at Whole Foods, Amazon.com, Curlmart.com and many health food stores. Vitacost.com and Vitamin Shoppe appear to have the lowest regular prices. However, check for specials at all of these retailers to find the best price when you are ready to purchase/restock. 

†Sally’s makes a GVP (Generic Value Product) version of Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm that is $6.59 for 16 oz. I find that it also works very well. Matrix Biolage products are also available on the ground at Ulta and Trade Secret. However, the prices seem significantly higher. 

Leave-in Conditioners

Giovanni Direct Leave-in 
MassageWarehouse.com – 8.5 oz for $4.49; 1L for $11.69

Kinky Curly Knot Today 
Target – $11.99 for 8 oz.
Curlmart.com – $12 for 8 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $60 w/coupon code FREESHIP60 at checkout)
Drugstore.com – $12 for 8 oz. (Everyday FREE shipping with $25 order)

(Giovanni Direct Leave-in is sold at a variety of retailers like Ulta, Vitamin Shoppe, Target and Walmart. Kinky Curly Knot Today is sold at Whole Foods and Amazon.com. However, the regular price at these retailers appear higher than the ones above. Check for specials offers, sales, discount codes and deals to get the best price when you are ready to purchase/restock!)

Oils and Butters

Cooking Oils (e.g. Grapeseed, Safflower, Sunflower, Almond, Hazelnut, VCO, EVOO)

Walmart – Prices vary

(Many cooking oils that do double duty as hair products can be found for low prices at Walmart or your local grocery store. Essential oils like Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme, as well as oils like jojoba, castor and mineral can be found on Amazon.com, at Whole Foods and at many health food stores. Prices vary, so you have to do some comparison shopping to find the best deals.)

Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) Tropic Isle Living 
AyurnaturalBeauty.com – $5.99 for 4 oz.; $9.99 for 8 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $60)
MiMi Beauty Supply (NJ) – $6.99 for 4 oz.; $11.99 for 8 oz.

Jojoba Oil
Amazon.com (Now Food brand – Pure) – $8.95 for 4 oz.; $19.63 for 8 oz. (4 oz. eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping for orders over $25)

Vatika Coconut Enriched Hair Oil 
Patel Brothers Grocery (click here for locations) – $3.99 for 10.14 oz. (300 mL)
AyurnaturalBeauty.com – $4.99 for 150 mL.; $6.99 for 300 mL (FREE shipping for orders over $60)

Virgin Coconut Oil 

Costco (click here for locations) – Carrington Farms brand approx. $16 for 54 oz. (Costco membership required)
Costco - Nutiva approx, $21 for 72 oz. (Costco membership required) 

(You can find Vatika oil online at Amazon.com and JBCO at both Amazon.com and Sams247.com. However, the regular prices at these retailers appear higher than the ones above. Check for special offers, sales, discount codes and deals to get the best price when you are ready to purchase/restock.) 

Gels

Eco Styler Styling Gels 
Walgreens – $3.29 for 16 oz.
Sally Beauty Supply – $4.99 for 32 oz.

Jamaican Mango & Lime Lock Gel (NOT the resistant formula) 
Beauty Supply Store (BSS) – $3.99 for 6 oz.

(You can find Jamaican Mango & Lim Lock Gel at Amazon.com and Walgreens stores. But, it looks like it retails for about $1 more at those sellers. I’ve also found the resistant formula in my local Sally’s, but not the original formula. Go figure.)

LaBella Lots of Curls Styling Gel (limited availability) 
Walmart – Approx. $3.50 – $4 for 22 oz.
Amazon.com – $3.69 for 22 oz.

(You can find Eco Styler gels from multiple sellers on Amazon.com. So, search the site for the best deals when purchasing/restocking.)

Stylers

Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twist Butter
Aveyou.com – $16 for 8 oz. ($1 shipping with $50 order)
Curlmart.com – $16.50 for 8 oz. (FREE shipping for orders over $60 w/coupon code FREESHIP60 at checkout)

Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine (regular price $22) 
Amazon.com – $14.98 + $0.99 shipping 4 oz. (price subject to change)
Vitamin Shoppe – $18.99

Wonder Curl Butter Than Love Whipped (limited availability) 
Wondercurl.com – $12 for 4 oz.; $20 for 8 oz.

Ayurvedic

Dulhan BAQ Henna 
Patel Brothers Grocery (click here for locations) – $1.49 for 100g (3.5 oz)

Indigo 
Mehandi.com – $4.50 for 25g; $8 for 100g
AyurnaturalBeauty.com – $7 for 100g; $33 for 300g

In addition to Mehandi.com and Ayurnaturalbeauty.com, Butters-N-Bars.com and HennaSooq.com are additional online resources for henna and other ayurvedic treatments (e.g. indigo, cassia, brahmi, amla, neem, shikaki, etc.), which may not be readily available on the ground.

Product Lines

As I Am
Walgreens – $7.99 to $15.99
Sally Beauty Supply – $7.99 to $27.99

KeraCare Naturals
EnsleyBeautySupply.com – $4.35 to $31.50 (About 50% cheaper than in salons. They carry the new 32 oz sizes of the cleansing cream, leave-in conditioner and the Twist and Define Cream. Shipping is approx. $12.)

Hair Tools and Accessories

MetaGrip Premium Bobby/Bob Pins 
Sally Beauty Supply - $6.99 ($6.29 w/club card) for 300 count; $2.99 ($2.69 w/club card) for 36 count

Thermal Turban Hair Therapy Wrap 
Curlmart.com$21.95 (FREE shipping for orders over $60 w/coupon code FREESHIP60 at checkout)

Have You Found It Cheaper?

Here is where I will list popular products for which we want to find retailers with good prices! So, if you’ve found any of these at a great deal, let us know in the comments below!! When you let me know where you’ve found the best price, I’ll move the item to the appropriate section above.

Argan Oil
Ouidad line

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Thanks to everyone who provided products and “best deals” on the original post! Please keep them coming in the comments here!

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  2. Okay, I’m adding current specials that I found when I was searching for prices and sellers for the page!!

    Aubrey Green Tea Cream Rinse is on sale at Vitamin Shoppe for $7.99 (regular price is $8.99, save $1)

    Eco Styler Gels are on sale at Sally’s for $3.49 for 32 oz. containers (regular price is $4.99, save $1.50)

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  3. CurlMart is having their “biggest” sale of the season. Save 25% at checkout when you use the code SUMMER25. Shipping is free with purchases over $60. I’ve never ordered from them, so I do not know what shipping is otherwise. The discounts cannot be used on Curly Cocktails, Curly Hair Solutions, Kinky-Curly, Miss Jessie’s, Wen, Curls, KYNX, It’s A Curl or Curly Q. Those were the ones listed on the promotional banner. Now when you get to the actual website, As I Am is listed as one of the product lines in which they cannot give discounts.

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  4. Love this idea. Frequent vitacost for my Aubrey honey suckle rose. I get my fairtrade shae butter from the etsy.com shop Astridanaturals. I buy 2 lbs for about $17. If that can help anyone check out the shop. Its never dried out, consistant in texture, scent ((very very light)) price and availability.

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      • Oooh, even better yet!! Maybe I’ll try that Argan Oil one now as my Olive Oil is finally getting low after a year!!! If I don’t like the argan, I’ll return and exchange it for the olive:)! Thanks for the share Ganttgang!

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  5. Just stopping by to let all know that CURLS has announced their CURLS Olympic Size Sale. Receive 35% off your entire CURLS purchase today (8/17) and Saturday (8/18). Use coupon code: olympics.

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  6. For you Curlies who are in the Tri state area and use TRESemme hair products- they will be on sale at ShopRite grocery store $1.99 (limit 4 per variety) starting Sunday Aug 19-Sat Aug 25. Enjoy!!!

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  7. SheaMoisture is now at CVS and there is a big BOGO sale until September 8th!!!

    Also, CVS.com is offering an online sale of 25% off all SheaMoisture hair care with free shipping! For orders over $50, enter code: SHIPFREE (all caps) and receive $10 off your order ($10 of offer ends tomorrow, 9/3).

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  8. Nubian Heritage products (I’ve always wanted to try their products but have avoided anything i had to order) are now carried at Walgreens and are currently BOGO (at least they are in FL). I don’t know how long the sale lasts but I will be going back again today to stock up. Love their natural ingredients–I’m in PJ heaven!

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    • @NikkiS: Walgreens has the same sale in Georgia right now. The sale should last until Sept 29th. I used the Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Grow & Strengthen Edge Taming Taffy as a hair moisturizer/sealer. I’ve been using it since Jan or Feb, and I still love it. :-) I just picked up their Honey & Black Seed Heat Protectant Keratin Leave-in Conditioning Cream. I used it for the first time a couple days ago as a leave-in, and so far so good :-). I like the scent and texture of both products.

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  9. Copied and pasting this from the comments thread on this post on BGLH.com:

    http://blackgirllonghair.com/2012/09/5-ways-to-get-natural-hair-products-at-a-cheaper-price/

    It’s about the sales at CVS this week, I think.

    “z
    3 September 2012 at 6:38 am

    15% off Sage Naturalceuticals Monday and Tuesday with code:Summer12

    Shescentit 25% off sales
    Enjoy 25% off your Entire order, No code Necessary!
    Free shipping on orders over $75. Promo code “shipfree” at checkout ….
    Monday 3rd – Friday 7th 2012.

    There’s alot of hair companies discounts Labor day sales listed at this site ‘derbycitynaturals’ to check out ~ http://derbycitynaturals.com/2012/08/31/labor-day-deals-2012-for-natural-hair/

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  10. The Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm can be purchased at Sally’s (GVP Conditioning Balm, 16 fl oz, 473ml, the Sally store brand) for 5.89$ with the Beauty Card and 6.59$ with out; this is the regular price. Often, Sally’s gives you a 15% off coupon as well.

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    • Dawn, for a minute I was like …. “I didn’t list the Sally’s GVP Conditioning Balm?!??! That’s one of my henna staples!!” But, it’s there, just in italics in the conditioner area … and I didn’t provide the Sally’s card price. So thanks!!

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  11. I love Vitacost for the variety of products you can get there – and always be on the lookout for coupons and promo codes.

    I purchase Light Mountain brand henna
    Argan oil
    Monoi oil
    Nubian Heritage products

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  12. maybe you all know this, but I picked up 2 microfiber towels from the Dollar Tree yesterday. I haven’t used them yet, but i hope for $1, it is worth it.

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  13. Aubrey Green Tea Finishing Cream Rinse, Swansonvitamins.com – $7.99 (11oz)
    Aubrey GPB (Glycogen Protein Balancing) Conditioner, Swansonvitamins.com – $7.69 (11oz)
    Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Swansonvitamins.com – $7.59 (11oz)
    Jojoba Oil (NOW Foods), Swansonvitamins.com – $8.72 (4oz), $19.63 (16oz)

    Shipping for swansonvitamins.com is $4.99. Remember you can always go to retailmenot.com to search any site for coupon codes.

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  14. Vitacost is offering up $10 off any purchase for new customers. I used my coupon to order the Giovanni’s direct leave in, and some hair vitamins.

    Also, I know they have Aubrey’s Organics for the low and a multitude of hair oils for under $10.

    This is my referral link, you will receive the $10 discount, and for every friend you refer you receive an additional $10. Below is my link:

    http://www.vitacost.com/Referee?wlsrc=rsReferral&ReferralCode=90289349

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  15. I found on Luckyvitamin.com:

    Aubrey Organics:
    Honey Suckle Rose conditioner 11oz – $7.59
    GPB conditioner: 11oz – $7.69

    Not that much of a difference. But its a difference :)

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  16. Back again..lol

    Okay, CVS will have a 25% off your entire purchase from Nov. 22 – Nov. 24. Remember, if a product at your CVS is sold out, you can ask for a “rain check”. This was you can come back and get it later, and still use your coupon.

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    • Check your emails about the Miss Jessie’s BOGO sale starting today! Their products are way out of my price range (poor college student over here) but the deal applies to all of their product sizes. Plus, free shipping over $30.

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  17. Back again,
    Online at Target.com…B1G1 free Redken, It’s a 10 miracle, Paul Mitchell products. Also, spend $50 get a $10 gift card.

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  20. For those of you who are Costco members (or have friends/family who are members), you can get 40 oz of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration for $6.99. Also, there is a $2 off coupon in January’s Costco coupon booklet. So, from January 2 – January 27th, you can get 40 oz for $4.99!

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  21. Family Dollar Store: Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils – Curl La La, In Control, Knot on My Watch $5.00 each, regular price.
    Dollar General Store: Eco Styler Gel Olive Oil 16 oz. $2.50, regular price.
    Family Dollar Store & Dollar General Store carriesy a number of lines (i.e. TRESemme, Aussie Moist, Pantene, Herbal Essences, VO5) at lower prices.
    The Bed Bath & Beyond store near me has a beauty section, carries a number of lines: Shea Moisture, Kinky Curly, Cantu, Jane Carter, Dr. Miracles, with a 20% off coupon, can use expired printed coupons (not expired email coupoons).

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    • NICE!!! I can’t believe Family Dollar and Dollar General have all of this stuff!! I really need to start checking out more of them then the one around my corner. But, that one is REALLY a dollar store. Family Dollar and Dollar General are those “fake” dollar stores where things are $2, $3 and $5, aren’t they?!?! LOL!! But yeah, still can probably get a better deal, so will have to see if the ones in my area carry my beloved HE HH and Eco Styler!!

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  22. Tip: Hit the “CTRL” and “f” buttons at the same time to search for the product you want to read about on this page (instead of scrolling through and reading E-VER-Y comment). That may seem like DUH! to some of you but I just KNOW someone has tired eyes right now from reading all this. :-)

    And yeah, I was going to say that TJ’s has jojoba oil cheap but somebody already beat me to it. Still, I’m glad to be able to link to this page b/c people ALWAYS ask me who has what product and for what price. Now there’s a nice little reference page to send some folks to. I’ll come back if I find something cheap that’s not listed.

    Thanks a lot!

    Now, I have to hit “CTRL + f” to see if Trader Joe’s coconut oil is listed here already and if it’s the cheapest. I got a 16 oz bottle for $5.99 there last week and I’m pretty sure that’s the every day price.

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  24. Hi! Found you on Nikki’s site and I love finding the best deals, too! Here is my favorite for Argan oil–organic, and pure argan oil 8.45 ounces for $21.97 at Amazon in the grocery department (save 5% more with Subscribe and Save) and I have Amazon Prime so, it ships free!

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