Rihanna Uses This $5 Drugstore Product on Her Natural Hair, and You Should Too

When a Bad Gal RiRi beauty secret gets out, our ears perk up. I mean, truth be told, any time anything associated with Rihanna is released that's remotely close to beauty, we listen. So you better believe we were all ears when word got out about the products her hairstylist Yusef Williams uses on her natural hair in an exclusive interview with Refinery29.

Recently, Rihanna has been wearing her hair long and embracing her natural curly texture. While we don't know whether or not the star is wearing extensions as she does change up her hair a lot, it's clear she's taking good care of her curls, which look beautiful and healthy.

Rihanna wears long natural curls and a pink bra top


Rih's natural hair is clearly flourishing. It seems like the singer has been all for letting her hair breathe lately, as it's been a while since we've seen her with any dramatic dye jobs or treatments. Instead, she's been embracing protective styles, wigs and weaves, and a nourishing hair routine, and we've been so excited to see her beautiful texture every time she shows it off.

Rihanna wears soft, natural curls and a fresh-faced makeup look


Rihanna wears natural curly hair with purple eyeshadow and glossy lips

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All of us in the northern hemisphere are currently in the midst of summer, when chances of the humidity getting the best of our hair are very high. Thankfully, Williams shared some secrets with Refinery29 on how he keeps her strands strong and healthy. "Rihanna is natural—we always make her hair soft and pretty," Williams told the site. "Underneath the wigs and weaves, we are big on hair care and treatment. Rih's mom brings me hair treatments all the time… it's really important to take care of it."

Today's your lucky day because he also spilled on the products he regularly uses on her hair—and one of them you can find in your local drugstore for all of $5. Keep reading to learn all the products that will help you to nourish your natural texture, just like they have for Rihanna.

ORS Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion $5.00

Williams uses this moisturizing lotion on Rihanna's hairline. It has a healthy blend of organic oils that are meant to moisturize and restore hair from heat damage. If you constantly switch up your hair, this formula will save your stressed-out strands, plus it's Rihanna-approved. Need I say more? 

Phyto Botanical Scalp Treatment $40.00

Williams also shared that he incorporates scalp treatments and deep conditioners on the Fenty Beauty founder's hair in between styles. He relies on this purifying scalp treatment, which is made of detoxifying ingredients like rosemary, sage, cypress, eucalyptus, and lemon. 

Mega-Rich(TM) Conditioner 8.5 oz
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner $18.00

Williams accompanies scalp treatments with this deep conditioner from Peter Thomas Roth. "I like to put it on and let it sit under the dryer, because it really moisturizes and promotes hair growth," he told Refinery29. "Deep conditioners are imperative at all times."

Rihanna wears her natural curls and red lipstick


If you're curious as to why Rihanna may be rocking her natural hair right now, it's because breaks are essential, especially as the star has been balancing her portfolio of fashion and beauty brands with new motherhood and thus has plenty keeping her from getting bored. "You have to let your hair breathe, give it a break, and take care of it," Williams shared. "I say that you have to talk to the hair and pray on it. It's real."

You read right—talk and pray on your hair. It's my new motto, if you were wondering. 

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