This series is far from over as we embark on one of the biggest products in natural hair hair. Deep conditioners (DC) are nothing to take lightly. Skip them, and your hair misbehave. Don’t use the right one and your hair will act out. Find the right one, and your hair will love you forever. There are a plethora of black owned deep conditioners on the market as we have taken over in that area.
Our tresses NEED that extra protection, moisture and to keep our hair’s elasticity in tact. That’s why a good DC is crucial in a natural hair regimen.
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Before I share the best ones, let’s do a refresher on what a DC is, why you need it and how to use the properly.
What Is a deep conditioner?
A deep conditioner is a penetrating conditioner that adds moisture, maintains elasticity, and strength the hair through the hair shaft. They actually penetrate the hair shaft and not all conditioners can do that. That’s the magic behind a deep conditioner. Deep conditioning also fills the holes in the hair cuticle (which is a cause of poor porosity) from the damage and manipulation that occurred in the week and the parts that the conditioner may have missed. Deep conditioning on a regular basis adds shine, prevents dryness and damage and improves the overall look, feel and health of your natural hair.
How To Deep Condition
Many people think they know how to deep condition their hair but there is a process for effective deep conditioning. Now that you’ve bought the right conditioner or made it, how do we apply it to our hair? You should apply it from your roots down to the ends, mainly focusing on the ends of your hair.
HEAT is our best friend when deep conditioning. You can use a steamer, hot towel, thermal deep conditioning cap or a plastic bag. The heat allows for better penetration because the hair shaft swells open so that the nutrients from the deep conditioner bond to the hair cuticles. This keep the hair ends fully moisturized in the days after styling. Also, the heat allows for better elasticity as well.
Favorite black owned deep conditioners
True by Made Beautiful Intense Treatment Masque
This rich deep treatment masque, restores and repairs dry, damaged hair. deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. Free of sulfates and parabens, shea butter and coconut penetrates hair to nourish. A unique blend of honey and mango provide ultimate moisture to restore dry, dull hair. The TRUE Intense Treatment Masque is great for all hair types.
Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment
Hydratherma Naturals Moisture boosting deep conditioning treatment, Contains a combination of natural ingredients including Lavender oil, caramel, orange oil, seaweed, algae and sea kelp extracts which work to replace natural oils lost and increase moisture levels in the hair and scalp. Penetrates the hair shaft with moisture Prevents breakage, restores elasticity and seals in moisture. Returns the hair to its optimal 8% moisture level. Strengthens and detangles the hair from root to tip without weighing it down.
Jane Carter Solutions Revive Repair Hair Masque
Jane Carter Solution Healthy Hair Revive and Repair Hair Masque is infused with lush maracuja and coconut oils. This nourishing deep conditioning intensive treatment is designed to restore shine, rehydrate, revive and repair damaged hair.
Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner
Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner is a premium, humectant-based deep treatment for delivering maximum moisture to dry, damaged hair. The honey pulls moisture from the air into your hair and locks it into each strand for ultimate hydration replenishment and retention. Babassu, Sage and Extra Virgin Olive Oil were specifically added to enhance this process. As the conditioner penetrates deep into the follicle, you immediately feel it begin to work its magic.
Curls Dynasty Pumpkin Mint Deep Treatment Deep Conditioning Masque
Repair dry, damaged curls with Pumpkin Mint Deep Treatment Masque. This restorative deep conditioner is designed to penetrate the hair shaft delivering natural vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants for strong, healthy hair. This DC repair dry, damaged curls and designed to penetrate the hair shaft delivering natural vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants for strong, healthy hair.
Camille Rose Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment
I cannot share this amazing DC without mentioning that this has been my staple since I’ve been doing Aqua Zumba twice a week for months. Camille Rose Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment combines super hydrating, thirst quenching coconut water, aloe vera juice, tropical butters and oils to deeply penetrate and provide maximum moisture and shine.
TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask With Raw Honey + Olive Oil Deep Conditioner
tgin Honey Miracle Hair Mask is like an instant make over for dry, damaged or colored treated hair. This luxurious deep conditioner contains raw honey for softer, shinier tresses and jojoba and olive oils, which nourish and heal strands in need of repair. Restores life to dry, damaged, or color treated hair. Improves shine and manageability and locks in moisture and repairs damage and reduces shedding and breakage. No parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, lanolin, artificial colors, or animal testing.
OBIA Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner
Immerse your curls and kinks in this deeply penetrating, fortifying protein-free treatment that repairs and reconstructs all hair textures and hair types. Strand-strengthening Babassu oil will nourish, repair elasticity, soften and add shine to your hair. OBIA Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner has a moisturizing blend of Avocado Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Panthenol will repair damage and hydrate your hair.
Rosemary & Mint Stimulating Super Moisturizing Conditioner is a stimulating conditioner that quickly penetrates and revitalizes the hair the scalp. Mint calms and relaxes the senses with its aromatherapeutic peppermint scent, while rosemary purifies and restores hair, leaving it soft and manageable. Quickly softens, detangles, and smooths hair cuticles, deeply conditions and moisturizes the hair. Calms inflammation while nourishing hair follicles and ideal for especially dry hair.
Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner
Derived from an Amazonian palm fruit, babassu oil contains high concentrations of sterols and tocopherols, which can improve hair and scalp health. That’s why it’s one of the main ingredients of this organic hair conditioner. The Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner is enriched with fatty acids and natural oils, as well as complex amino acids from wheat, soy, and other all-natural ingredients, to help hydrate and replenish your hair.
Our list is stellar and these Black owned deep conditioners are faves for naturals around the globe. I’ve tried quite a few, hear such amazing things about all of them and had a hard time picking just 10 that you would love. Share below which one you’ve tried or ready to give a go.