5 gems you're overlooking at the beauty supply store

— September 02, 2020

Do you know about the many gems in your local beauty supply store? Take a peek to see if you’re getting the most out of your trips. INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL-SIZE STYLERS & PACKETS: If you absolutely hate having to transfer your favorite products into those 3 oz bottles, many beauty supply stores carry small sizes of your favs. We also love the beauty supply store for those BOMB conditioner packets that fit perfectly into your toiletries bag. CHEAPER NATURAL SOAPS: You can find Nubian Heritage, Shea Moisture and other just-as-good off brand natural soaps that won’t break the bank. MATTE LIPSTICKS: Though you’d probably never think to buy the cheapie lippies in the makeup section, many of the brands are generic but the formulas actually mirror expensive brands. The matte lipsticks are especially good and they’re between $2.99 - $3.99. At that price, you can play with interesting colors that you wouldn’t normally try. GROWTH OILS: Secretly tucked away in most beauty supply stores are specialty growth oils like pure argan, garlic-infused oil (really helps your hair grow), Black castor oil, coconut blends and carrot oil. Health food stores usually mark up the price and the formulas aren’t formatted for Black hair. BETTER BONNETS: If you want more than the one bonnet or scarf option in mainstream stores, head to a beauty supply store. You’ll find turbans, scarves and different sizes of bonnets. What your favorite snag from the beauty supply store?