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/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: no guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, gelatin gel

Recent findings: my hair likes Cure Care diluted with water as a cowash; does NOT like guar h.c.!

iherb discount code: CFN646

Last edited by wavydaze; 06-12-2013 at 06:41 PM.