Celebrities seem to be all about bargain beauty. Just last week, Kylie Jenner gushed about her affinity for all of the inexpensive body oils Amazon has to offer, and now, our favorite beauty mogul took a very affordable hair gem for a spin at the BET Awards.
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Making a surprise appearance to present Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award, our lord and savior Rihanna ditched her box braids for an ultra-high, red-hued half-ponytail (reminiscent to another major pop star’s signature look, but I digress). So how can one create such a meticulously crafted, full-bodied pony? With extensions and a $5 dollar hair gel, according to Rih’s hairstylist for the night.
Celebrity hairstylist Yusef Williams told Allure he used the Suave Professionals Define & Shine Serum Gel on Rih’s damp locks before blow drying to create her “badass baby doll” pony. “Since she wore an all-black ensemble, I wanted to give her a more feminine style,” Williams told Allure. An iconic look without emptying our bank accounts? We’ll sign right up for that.
Below, check out some of our favorite drugstore hair gels to keep your locks and your bank statement on point.