It's summer and your hair is doing its best to handle the weather. But with that heat and humidity, your hair might as well ask you -- what have you done for me lately?
If you aren't taking the time out to show your hair love with weekly deep conditioning treatments, I gotta ask why not?
Make it a Sunday thing, your Sunday beauty ritual, if you will. And your hair will be happy, healthy looking and good to you.
There are great deep0conditioning hair treatments available for every texture, at every price point. Allow us to break down some of our favorites and restore life to your tresses.
We're talking $5 and less, and, yes, you can actually find deep-conditioning treatments that work for this kind of money. Where do you look? In the aisles at Sally Beauty or your local drug store. Not all foil-packet conditioner treatments are made equal! My personal favorites are Palmer's Coconut Oil Protein Pack and the Beyond the Zone Last Call Hair Mask, and I have a thing for individually sized hot-oil treatments. V05 has always done well in this arena, and Proclaim also has some great hot-oil treatments that can easily be found at the counter of your beauty supply store.
Between $5 and $15, you can find lots of effective deep-conditioning treatments, many of which are enhanced by adding olive oil or coconut oil. Take for example, classic stand by Queen Helene Super Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream. For $7, you get a giant tub of hair-slathering goodness. Creme of Nature's Moisture Extreme Conditioner is available for $5.99 and includes ingredients such as organic chamomile and comfrey. Elasta QP's DPR is also excellent, and costs less than $10.
A Little Pricey
If a conditioner is more than $15, I tend to check the ingredients. I'm willing to pay more for products made with all-natural and organic ingredients. But if I'm seeing the same old SLS and cetearyl alcohol in there, then I probably won't be purchasing. That being said, there are some great conditioners at this price range!
If you're into kitchen experimentation for your beauty needs, you should invest in a tub of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Hair Treatment . A little goes a long way, and you can add it to your existing hair treatments. The benefits to your hair are immediately apparent. It's $19.95, pure as it gets and will last ages. I'm a fan of Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie; it retails for $20 and is made with essential oils. My natural hair responds well to it.
There are some deep conditioners on the market that will blow you away by the cost. Are they always the best and most effective? Not necessarily. I've tried three deep conditioners that are over $40 that I'd say are truly worth the money. Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment is one of the best products on the market for kinky, curly hair. And I know $55 is expensive, but I think it's worth every penny. Miss Jessie's Rapid Recovery Treatment is $48 for a 16 oz tub. Luckily you can get the 2 oz for $9 and try it out first. I love the way this product makes me feel, but $48 isn't for everyone. The deep conditioner by Lawrence Ray Concepts -- called simply The Potion -- is incredible, and costs $42.67. Formulated to bring the best out of relaxed or natural hair, it isn't cheap but it definitely works!
What's your usual range when it comes to buying deep conditioner? How often do you deep condition?