I don't know if this is cost effective enough for you, but Nature's Gate has some good conditioners and I've seen them for around $6.50 USD for 18 fl oz/ 532 ml. If it's a really well formulated conditioner, you actually need to use much less product so the cost can often be the same as buying a cheaper conditioner but the results much better. I am currently using Nature's Gate Jojoba conditioner and I find it very moisturizing.
Another thing you can do to increase the amount of moisture in your hair is homemade treatments such as olive oil + honey. This will greatly increase the moisture in your hair and be cost effective as well.
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity
Tropical climate: rain, rain, hot and humid, very high dews
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: JMO Bare detangler, Giovanni SaS, SheScentit Okra
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me
Experimenting with: CJ haul!
iherb discount code: CFN646
Last edited by wavydaze; 06-12-2013 at 07:41 PM.