This Drugstore Haircare Line Rivals Nearly Every Luxury Brand I've Tried

Kayla Greaves
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It wasn't too long ago when Black women struggled to find drugstore products that worked for our hair.

Whether you were relaxed, used a texturizer, or were completely natural, most shampoos available were extremely drying, the conditioners didn't provide enough moisture, and the styling products, quite frankly, could not style a single strand of hair on our head.

But 10 years ago, OGX launched its glorious Argan Oil of Morocco line, which could be found both in drugstores as well as at Black beauty supply shops (that's how you know it's real), and I've personally been hooked ever since.

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While OGX may be a drugstore brand — don't get it twisted, it can still go toe to toe with the vast majority of luxury hairline lines I've tried.

The shampoo and conditioner alone have given me soft, silky, defined, and tangle-free hair after every wash, plus their divine uniform scent makes it hard to want to leave the shower on wash day.

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To shop: $7; target.com

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To shop: $7; target.com

The Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Penetrating Hair Oil has also completely transformed my hair — especially once I started growing out my relaxer.

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To shop: $7; target.com

Any Black person who has gone natural understands the struggle that is the transition phase. Understanding what the two different textures of your hair needs is cumbersome, and during all the trial and error, you can end up with breakage and damage.

However, using this oil on wet hair kept both my natural type 4 coils, and the relaxed ends feeling soft. Plus, the slip it provides has long made subsequent detangling and styling a breeze.

I've been fully natural for years now, and the Extra Penetrating Oil has remained as a staple product in my wash day routine, because, trust me, it's just that good. My hair used to be extremely, extremely brittle and dry. But ever since I incorporated this oil into my lineup, it's quite literally been smooth sailing.

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No matter how many haircare lines I've tried, and even loved, I've yet to find one that can take the place of my fave.

That's why when people ask how I get my hair so soft, this is the line I give all the praise to. And you seriously cannot beat the affordable price point, plus the accessibility of it being available at virtually all drugstores only sweetens the deal.

So happy 10th anniversary to you, OGX Argan Oil of Morocco! Thank you for a decade of hydrated hair bliss.

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