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 Mango Butter DIY Curling Custard I created; a spray bottle with water and some of the Best Drugstore Conditioners ever.
I have tried a few, both locally and internationally and to tell you truth I have moved away from price and I am more into what actually works. Let me recap for the newbies. I have 4B/C Colour treated Low porosity Natural Hair. Over the years I have found a few Conditioners that have worked great for my hair. I have ranked them based on
- Fragrance or Smell
- Major Likes
- Any Dislikes
This conditioner is my holy grail, you can see the review here, it is very moisturising, it assists with my always tangled hair and it comes in an extra large container with pump action spout. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner has a light fragrance and a thick consistency for major slippage. My only issue is that the extra large size is only available at one place in my area and the other smaller ones are not in every hair store or supermarket. The price point on this is not too 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 deep conditioner, the recipe for that you can find here. OGX 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 of its a little more pricey $15-$20 US. Knot Today has gotten raving reviews from 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.
The VO5 Conditioners are some of the most cost-efficient conditioners on the market, it comes in a various 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 superstores 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 hairline that they now offer.
I bought this just to try it. I figured with the Creme of Natures brand you can’t go wrong. That statement is mostly true, I will say right now that these products will act differently on each hair type and texture. This product made my hair a little dry, didn’t help with detangling at all. I used it as a deep conditioner and still was not pleased, I was too scared to use it as a leave-in. It retails for about $12-15$US. Despite all that It worked awesome on my daughter’s hair. Just didn’t work on mine
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