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gdmom5 05-08-2013 06:09 PM

Deep conditioning products
 
Hi there,

I know this has probably been asked quite a few times but I could not find specific threads so please forgive me for any duplicate questions.

I'm looking for an inexpensive deep conditioning product. I've looked at the signatures of many but some of the products are a bit much right now for me especially me being on a tight budget. A thread with this info would be helpful or any suggestions as well. Thanks in advance for your help.

Firefox7275 05-08-2013 07:15 PM

Why don't you make your own? Have you managed to identify any CG friendly conditioners that are too light or too heavy, or any ingredients or families of ingredients you think work for you?

I made a lovely deep treatment for the first time in ages the other day: two tablespoons of my cheap CO-wash conditioner, one tablespoon of sugar syrup (humectant so helps moisturise) and one tablespoon of coconut oil (can be absorbed into hair reducing porosity). One came from my bathroom two from my kitchen so no financial outlay and I know my hair likes these three simple ingredients.

Not suggesting you copy that exactly since you have different hair properties, it's just an example. Alternative beneficial ingredients you might have lying around include white vinegar, any light food oils, rosewater and glycerin, aloe vera gel, gelatin, honey, coconut milk, lemon juice.

rainboe 05-08-2013 07:29 PM

I mix my conditioner with olive oil and honey. It works well for me. I leave it on in the steamy shower, then sometimes just leave it on for longer if my hair is dry.

asianrunner 05-08-2013 09:05 PM

What's your budget? I find GVP conditioning balm at Sally's and Yes to Cucumbers to be moisturizing, with GVP more so.

gdmom5 05-09-2013 05:39 AM

Thank you ladies for the help..I have thought of making my own but wasn't sure what to use..my budget is about $6-10 for a product. I do have coconut oil, glycerin and honey plus some other oils sitting in my house so I will certainly try my own. Thanks again.

Firefox7275 05-09-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by gdmom5 (Post 2168457)
Thank you ladies for the help..I have thought of making my own but wasn't sure what to use..my budget is about $6-10 for a product. I do have coconut oil, glycerin and honey plus some other oils sitting in my house so I will certainly try my own. Thanks again.

Either olive or coconut oil plus honey or another sugar source is a classic combination that is raved about, check out YouTube. But if you have a conditioner base with a lot of oil you could just add the honey, if you have one with a lot of humectants you could just add the oil. Let us know how you get on!

Be aware not all oils will penetrate the hair, anything polyunsaturated will likely not. Coconut can if left long enough, probably also olive and avocado, you might not get much penetration tho being low porosity. There is a series of excellent articles by 'curl chemist' Tonya McKay where she explains the function of different ingredients.
Tonya McKay | NaturallyCurly.com


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