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.
CG April 16, 2013
2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
Low poo - Dr. Miracles
Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
RO- DCOC, TJ TT
LI - KCKT
PT - IAGirl's recipe
DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
What's your budget? I find GVP conditioning balm at Sally's and Yes to Cucumbers to be moisturizing, with GVP more so.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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.
CG April 16, 2013
2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
Low poo - Dr. Miracles
Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
RO- DCOC, TJ TT
LI - KCKT
PT - IAGirl's recipe
DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/gdmomof5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gdmomof5

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.
Originally Posted by gdmom5
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
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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