Top Four Natural Hair Conditioners
July 18th, 2017 | Beauty
My natural hair journey has taught me plenty about conditioners, what is a natural girl without her conditioner really? Nothing! Here are my Top four conditioners for my curly girls.
Top four Natural Hair Conditioners
Nothing has heightened my awareness of hair conditioners more than going natural. It has been two years since I applied relaxer to my hair. This journey has taught me plenty about conditioners, what is a natural girl without her conditioner really? Nothing!
The coily texture of natural hair makes it dryer than looser textures because moisture doesn’t always travel all the way down to the very end of those beautiful curls. Dryness is a massive inhibitor to hair growth.
Hair porosity (the ability for the hair strand to absorb moisture) also affects the hydration levels of our hair but let’s save hair porosity chit-chat for another day; all feedback and question welcome in the comment section below with I will be happy to elaborate and share my natural hair journey’s teachings with you. For now, we can agree that coily natural hair in most cases is dry, so our main objective with is to restore moisture.
I would pay a good amount for an effective conditioner, that is definitely where most of my cash goes; conditioners, deep conditioners, leave in conditioners, rinse out conditioners, deep conditioning masks – did I mention conditioners?
What do they all do and what is the difference?
Rinse out conditioners:
- These conditioners are moderately absorbed
- They are thicker and heavier in consistency
- Contain high proportions of humectants/oils which absorb and retain moisture (this can be olive oil, shea butter or almond oil) fatty acids that regulate and maintain the PH balance of hair and surfactants.
Leave in Conditioners:
- Applied to damp hair and left in the hair, without rinsing, to retain moisture.
- Unlike rinse out conditioners leave-in conditioners are generally lightweight and free of oils
- They don’t weigh the hair down. They keep hair soft and shiny, because they are light weight they make hairstyles more manageable.
- Ideal for those with fine hair as it adds body
Deep Conditioner: What’s a deep conditioner?
- Deep conditioner is an extension of rinse out conditioner in terms of its thickness and weight.
- A deep-conditioning treatment is applied and removed like a rinse-out conditioner but left on for a prolonged amount of time in between.
- Deep conditioners provide maximum nourishment and often contain oils that moisturize the hair.
Conditioners are a great and very important way of to introduce moisture to curly hair. It is important to consider the ingredients or contents of the conditioner when making your choice. You may want to look out for and avoid ingredients such as parabens, silicones, sulphates, petrochemicals and alcohol which again are drying to hair.
With that out of the way; here are my top 5 deep conditioners for natural hair, these can be used on many hair types but I wanted to mention these for natural hair:
- The Ingredients drew me to this product; it contains aloe vera and macadamia oils and various other natural oils, the high volume of humectants which makes this product hydrating for hair.
- It is thick and creamy in texture, apply to wet hair, a little goes along way.
- It smells amazing.
- Leaves hair feeling soft and bouncy.
- Great for detangling as the hair coils up and is well absorbed by the strands and has great slip.
- Please note that you may not want to apply this this heavily directly on your sculp as it is very thick and can clog your pores.
- Contains shea butter and argan oil nourish and protect hair, leaving it stronger for longer. No water needed, easy peasy!
- Free of parabens, silicones, sulphates, petrochemicals.
- Contains Wheat Amino Acids, Argan Oil, Witamin E, Sunflower Seed Extract, Shea Butte+r and Almond Oil
- This product is silicon free
- I find that this product very light there is Little to no residue
- My hair feels light for longer and I don’t worry about build up.
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Here is a product that took all of us naturals/curly hair girls by our edges and our coils, oooh child I went and bought the entire range with high hopes and dreams. This I found to be my favourite out of her entire range so I thought would add it in my top five.
- Sulphate free
- Thick in consistency so we know it is high in humectants and those hydrating oils.
- I found the slip in this product to be very average.
- I also used it overnight but it didn’t really get as absorbed as I would expect a deep conditioner to and my hair didn’t feel as soft
- I felt after the deep conditioner that my hair was hydrated but nothing to call home about, but again it is the best product I’d recommend from Aunty Jakie’s.
This brings us to number four in my Top Four Natural Hair Conditioners; If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I love me some Palmer’s. In fact, I have an article reviewing my favourite Palmer’s body lotions. So when I saw the Palmer’s had an Olive Oil deep conditioner child I was there like a bear.
- Extra Virgin Oilive Oil which is highly hydrating and restores shine.
- Vitamin E repair and promotes growth.
- Gluten Free.
- Free of parabens, silicones, sulphates, petrochemicals which again are drying to hair.
- I kid you never my hair was super soft hydrated.
- Smells amazing
These are my Top four Natural Hair Conditioners that has helped keep my coily hair hydrated, I hope they help you too. Come keep in touch with me on social media I sharing beauty, fashion and fitness tips on the regular.
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