Back to Basics: Natural hair 101 Part 2 Conditioning

October 12, 2017

A good conditioner will change the game, every. single. wash. When you find a good conditioner it will make detangling much easier and you will shed less hair each wash day.

As I mentioned in the first installment of this series where I discussed cleansers, a major factor to consider when selecting a conditioner is silicone usage. Conditioners which contain silicones are usually praised for having more "slip" meaning they make detangling flow much more easily through tangled hair. I was hesitant to transition out of using silicone conditioners for this very reason. What I found however was after clarifying and having a long, thorough detangle and deep condition session, silicone free conditioner proved to work perfectly. Silicones cause hair buildup over time which prevents new moisture from entering the hair strand and lowers the performance of your hair styling products. This leads to dull unmanageable hair that gets oily and weighed down when remoisturizing.

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Here are some recommended silicone free conditioners

Deva Curl Devacurl One Condition Decadence- This is the first silicone free conditioner I ever got along with and definitely a favorite. I got a 32 ounce salon size bottle and used it up in only three months! It's rich, creamy, smells amazing and can be massaged into your scalp without causing buildup. If you are having a tough time choosing which DevaCurl product to splurge on for your first tryout of the brand this is by far the best place to start. It also happens to have a few light proteins making this conditioner strengthening while still being extremely moisturizing.

Camille Rose Naturals Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard- It only takes a little bit of product to noticeably soften your hair from the first use. This conditioner has a unique fruity scent, probably because pear oil and cherry kernel oil are at the top of the ingredient list.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner - This conditioner is light, moisturizing and has good slip. The tea tree oil makes it great on its own as an unofficial co wash as well.

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