The 5 Best Conditioners For Natural Hair

The 5 best conditioners for natural hair.

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Women with natural hair have a deep relationship with their conditioners. And for good reason. Because of the thickness of our hair, conditioners are a huge part of what keeps it thriving, healthy and beautiful. Being a 4C texture girlie myself, I can’t even take on a wash day without my trusty Giovanni detangler. It’s just not going to happen. No, literally my hair will not detangle. Send help. 

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Conditioners give natural hair the ability to hydrate our curls while penetrating the hair shaft to strengthen and improve hair’s health. Different conditioners target various hair concerns like: dryness, breakage, detangling and heat damage. Every girl’s got her fave but it’s always fun to see what others are loving and switch things up a bit. Here are five natural hair conditioners I recently came across that I think you may love.

Best For Detangling 

Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner

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Remember when I mentioned above that I wouldn’t even think of tackling a wash day without my detangler? Well, this is the magical conditioner I was referring to. It’s just amazing. I’ve been using Giovanni for years and this has been the only conditioner that can burst through my thick 4C hair, detangling and conditioning each section with ease. I love it so much that when I’m running low, I make sure to pick up another on my next run to the store. What makes it so great, you may ask? It feels silky smooth to the touch which is essential for adding the necessary slip when detangling. Also this conditioner contains vegetable protein to soothe dry and damaged hair, control frizz and add shine. Basically, it’s a lifesaver. 

Best Overall Awesomeness

Mielle Organics Babassu Mint Deep Conditioner

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This is another conditioner that stays in heavy rotation in my beauty cabinet. Mielle Organics’ deep conditioner contains babassu which strengthens my hair’s elasticity and reduces breakage while smoothing the ends. Plus, it smells just wonderful. This product is a winner for sure. It has a perfect 5-star rating with over 4,000 reviews on Target’s website alone. One 5-star reviewer had this to say: “I love this. I love the feeling of it on my hair. It makes my scalp tingle and feel clean. And once I wash it out, my hair is so soft.”  

Best New Formula

Carol’s Daughter Repairing Cocoon Mask

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It’s not often that we come across a new and exciting formulation for deep conditioners and it looks like Carol’s Daughter has us covered. With ingredients like castor oil, ginger and wheat protein, this Repairing Cocoon Mask is designed for weak, breakage-prone hair. On the brand’s website, Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price gave a quick run down on why this conditioner is one to watch. “It has a unique fibrous texture that wraps your hair in a cocoon of moisture and softness. You only need five minutes and your hair is repaired, transformed, silky-soft and visibly healthier looking. Most importantly, your hair will not only be strong, it will be goddess strong.” We’re interested!  

Best For Hair Growth 

The Mane Choice Green Tea + Carrot Deep Strengthening + Restore Mask

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This Mane Choice conditioner contains biotin which is amazing for growing hair. It’s also formulated to penetrate the hair shaft and infuse hair with high quality vitamins and nutrients. One 5-star reviewer had this to say: “This is the GOAT conditioner. I love the way it makes my hair feel.” Sounds like an add-to-cart situation to us. 

Best Hydrating 

Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisturizing Mask

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This conditioner from Mizani packs a major moisturizing punch if you couldn’t tell from the name. Chock full of hydrating cupuacu butter, argan oil and honey, this hair mask helps to add moisture, control frizz, increase bounce and leave hair feeling rich. We’ll take two please! 

Which deep conditioner has caught your eye? Let us know in the comment section!