After years of being natural and trying so many different ways to take care of my hair, I have my regimen down to a bare minimum and very little manipulation. I use Shea Butter and Ecostyler Concoction I created with different essential oils, a spray bottle with water, conditioner and coconut oil and all I use to wash my hair is conditioner every week to two and or Aloe Vera which I use once a month, because lets face it it tastes terrible. Apple Cider vinegar is also used to clarify and clean my scalp.
Over the years I have found a few Conditioners that have worked great for my hair. I will rank them based on 1. Slippage 2.Price 3. Fragrance or Smell 4. Major Likes and 5. Any Dislikes
This conditioner is my holy grail, you can see the review here, its is very moisturising, it assists with my always tangled hair and it comes in a extra large container with pump action spout. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner is light and appealing and its thick and has major slippage. My only issue is that the extra large size is only available at one place here in Jamaica and the other smaller ones are not in every hair store or supermarket. The price point on this is not to bad its about $8-10$ US, not bad at all
I was first introduced to this in the British Virgin Islands. I really like it because of how thick it is, I used it as a base for my leave-in, the recipe for that here. Organix has a few different conditioners and oils in this line and I love them all. It has major slippage and slides through my knots as if they are non existent. The pricing is in the range about $15-$18 US and can be found at Cherry’s Beauty Salon Locations and Nicole’s Beauty Supplies in Half Way Tree.
This one comes in here because its a little more pricey $15-$20 US in Jamaica its available at Cherry’s Beauty Supplies, Earth Elements and Nicole’s on York Plaza. Knot Today has gotten raving reviews form Naturals across the world and in most cases I can see why. The fragrance is very light, it has slippage and can be used as a leave in, so essentially its a 2 in 1 product. Major dislike is that it comes in small bottles and because of the price I doubt it would be affordable to get a bigger bottle.
This is one of the most cost efficient conditioners on the market, it comes in many different light and yummy scents. Vo5 does not have much slippage and I wouldn’t use it as a leave in due to the silicones that are used in this product. It can be used as a mild shampoo substitute as I have found it does do a deeper clean as a conditioner than say a Hello Hydration and a Knot Today. The pricing on this is very affordable less than $8US starting from the largest size. I love the fact that I can find this conditioner anywhere from the gas station mini mart to the super stores of Mega Mart.
I would compare this directly with the V05 Conditioner with fragrance, availability and product performance. Tresseme comes in large bottles which is awesome but it does not have a pump action sprout like Hello Hydration and other large bottles, and makes it hard to re-condition your hair when your hands are all slippery. It has some slippage and does help with detangling the scent is light and refreshing but doesn’t linger for too long. Due to the size of the containers it usually retails upwards of $10 US, however it available in all Hair Care and Beauty Stores, Mega Stores and Supermarket, the challenge will be to get the Natural hair line that they now offer.
I got this just to try it. I figured with the Creme of Natures brand you cant go wrong. That statement is mostly true, I will say right now that these products will act differently on each hair type and textur. This product made my hair dry, didn’t help with detangling at all. I used it as a deep conditioner and still was not pleased, I was to scared to use it as a leave-in. It retails for about $12-15$US and is located in all Beauty Supplies stores including, all the above mentioned.
Please note all prices are for Jamaican Purchases. I have linked all these products back to Amazon.com where they are cheaper.