Best Deep Conditioner for Natural Hair
Hey guys, it is so glad to be back. Today I wanted to talk about curly/natural hair again. Yes, Hair! Hair has always been an essential part of my life, and I have been through many phases with my hair. I have had perms, went natural, and now I rock a texturized look. It has all of the benefits of being natural but less hassle, and I also talked about it in another blog post, which you can read here.
Today I will review some of the best relaxed hair treatments for natural/texturized hair. Why? Because it is essential to take care of your hair inside and out. In another blog post, I talk about how to take care of your 4c relaxed hair and natural hair from the inside out in this blog post. At the same time, it is essential to take care of the hair externally to protect it from natural elements and nourish the cuticle.
1. Silk Elements Megasilk Intense Conditioning Mayonnaise
One of my favorite relaxed hair treatment that I am finding that my hair loves is the Silk Elements brand. Silk Elements is a company that Sally Beauty designed for natural/relaxed hair. It has been around for several years, and you can always find them on the shelves at your local sally beauty supply.
While they have other conditioners, I tried the intense conditioning mayonnaise, and I like it! It has a pleasant smell and smells like a fruit cocktail. However, I find that this conditioner is more of a moisturizing conditioner rather than a strengthening conditioner. So I am not sure why they call it a hair mayo, as hair mayos are more for strengthening.
I used it as a deep conditioner and left it in my hair under a plastic and heated cap. Doing this will help the conditioner penetrate the strands better and thoroughly condition the hair.
I barely have any conditioner left in the container, and I would re-purchase, but I may try something different because there are always new hair products appearing on the shelves these days.
So if you are looking for a good moisturizing conditioner for your natural or relaxed hair, I would recommend this conditioner. You can also purchase it online here.
2. Briogeo, Don’t Despair, Repair
Another Deep conditioner my hair loves is the Briogeo don’t despair repair deep conditioner. This conditioner is more of a repairing conditioner rather than a moisturizer. Briogeo is a well-known hair brand found at Sephora and a black-owned company.
So far, this is the first product I have purchased and tried from Briogeo, and I am satisfied. I was looking for a new deep conditioner that is salon-quality to strengthen and fortify my hair.
This conditioning mask is similar to the ORS Replenishing conditioner but is much better quality than drug store products. After deep conditioning relaxed hair, I blow-dried my hair straight, and my hair was so bouncy and fluffy. On a side note, I would like to try their smoothing collection to compare to my old faithful super skinny smoothing collection by Paul Mitchell.
I bought the travel size of the don’t despair, repair hair mask at a reasonable price of $20. However, the regular-size container is $49! Which to me is very expensive for some hair condisher, plus I was not sure if I would like the conditioner. However, I will purchase the regular size after trying it because my hair loves this strengthening conditioner. If you are interested in this product, you can purchase it here.
3. Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Conditioner
The Paul Mitchel supercharged moisturizing conditioner has been a staple for me for years. If I were only to have two moisturizing conditioners, it would be the silk elements mega silk hair mayonnaise and the Paul Mitchell supercharged moisturizing conditioner.
I love how the Paul Mitchel supercharged moisturizing conditioner moisturizes my hair. It does what it says it would do, and I also like that this is a salon-quality product used by many hair salons and hairdressers.
Some of the ingredients I found online that are in this conditioner and that I like are: jojoba oil and panthenol, an excellent hair strengthener that also conditions the hair and makes it soft and manageable.
When I use this moisturizing conditioner, I like to saturate my damp hair with a plastic cap and sit under a heating cap for around 30 minutes. My hair is super moisturized after rinsing and does exactly what it says it would do on the bottle.
4. ORS Hair Mayonnaise
Next up, we have the good old and faithful ORS Hair mayonnaise, which has been around for years. Since Motions stopped making the CPR Protein conditioner, I have found the ORS Hair mayonnaise to be a great alternative.
This conditioner contains a rich blend of botanicals, proteins, and olive oil to condition the hair and gives it what it needs to thrive.
The only con of this conditioner to me is the smell. I am not really fond of the smell; it smells kind of masculine, but it is a fragrance that you eventually get used to over time. So now the fragrance does not bother me as much as it used to, now that I have adjusted to the smell.
Another thing I like about this conditioner is that it is very affordable for a 16 oz container. So if you are on a budget and are looking for an alternative to my new favorite strengthening conditioner, the Biorego Don’t Despair Repair conditioner, this conditioner may be the best option for you. I say this because it is also a strengthening conditioner with the same properties as the Biorego Don’t Despair Repair conditioner.
5. ORS Replenishing Conditioner
This conditioner has been around for years, and I will always recommend it to beginners just getting started in taking care of their hair. This conditioner acts more like a strengthening conditioner; you will need strength when taking care of chemically relaxed hair.
I have learned this the hard way, and when I was younger, I had no clue about strengthening conditioners until I started browsing the internet.
The one thing you will notice with this conditioner is that it smells like an orange peel. This is not my favorite fragrance, which is one reason why I have transitioned to the Briogeo Don’t despair repair fortifying conditioner. Nevertheless, if you are on a tight budget and could care less about the smell of a conditioner, then you may want to try this conditioner.
There is also no need to follow up with a moisturizing conditioner as it already has moisturizing agents in the conditioner.
6. ORS HAIRepair Nourishing Conditioner
I recently went to my local beauty supply store and decided to try the Organic Root Stimulator HAIRepair Nourishing Conditioner. I wanted to try it mainly because of the smell. Also I love how banana smells like a fragrance, so I had to try this conditioner. Banana also has excellent moisturizing elements that keep the hair nourished. Here are some more benefits of bananas for the hair.
Hair Conditioner Benefits :
- Rich in potassium, vitamins, and natural oils.
- Moisturizes the scalp.
- Promotes hair elasticity.
- Makes hair shinier and more manageable.
- Prevents dandruff.
- Protects against split ends and hair breakage.
- Repairs sun-damaged hair.
- Smoothes frizzy hair.
As you can see, banana has some great benefits for the hair, and I also felt it as I was using the ORS hair repair nourishing conditioner the last time I washed my hair.
This conditioner is comparable to the Elasta QP Line. Elasta QP used to have a really good conditioner called DPR, a moisturizing conditioner full of nutrients. My hair loved it! However, now I see they have discontinued this product, and I have been on the hunt ever since.
The ORS Nourishing conditioner is similar to the Elasta QP DPR conditioner. They are both moisturizing conditioners and do fantastic jobs at moisturizing my hair and providing slip. The ORS Nourishing conditioner also smelled great, and I only left this conditioner in my hair for around 5 minutes. I have yet to try this conditioner as a deep-in conditioner and will post my results soon.
If I were to rate this product, I would give it ten stars because, as I said earlier, it did condition my hair and provide slip. Not only that, but you can find it at your local drug store as well. I was not too fond of the only thing that it only came in a small-sized packet at the drug store. Also I am unsure if it sells at other stores in a bottle, but I will keep you posted.
I am overall pleased with this product and would try it again!
I hope you enjoyed this blog post about some of the best deep conditioners on the market. I reviewed five conditioners, all that you can try today. First, the Brigeo Do not Despair Repair conditioner, a higher-end conditioner for all hair types, strengthens the hair. We also have the Silk Elements Megasilk Intense Conditioning Mayonnaise, an excellent moisturizing conditioner made by Sally beauty. This conditioner smells amazing, by the way.
Then we have the Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Conditioner, a salon-quality conditioner designed to moisturize the hair. I also went over the ORS Hair Mayonnaise and the ORS replenishing conditioner. All of these are great conditioners that you can experiment with and deep condition relaxed hair and natural hair. Next, I plan to test the raved-about and viral TGIN repair conditioners. I have heard so many great things about these conditioners, and I have got to try them out. Thanks for reading this article.