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Old 06-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
 
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Arrow Calling all PJs: Need deep conditioner recommendations!!

I've seen a few threads like this before and I've looked through most of them, but most of the DCs weren't exactly what I was looking for...

I have thick, porous 4a hair with coarse strands, right at APL, that tends to be dry. I currently use AOHSR, and it's pretty good, but I still feel like i can get more out of my DTs. I've also tried SM DT Masque and it didn't do anything for me.

If any of you would be willing to help, here's what I'm looking for:

-at least 8 oz. of product and no more than $16. I'm pretty tight with my money, and I don't like having to re-purchase products every three weeks

-very moisturizing, NOT protein-rich. It can have some protein (i know aohsr does), but it cannot be protein rich. Also, no coconut oil.

-available in stores; no 'online-only' or homemade, please!

-no 'cones or parabens.


Thanks!! I know a ton of you PJs hang out on this board, so y'all must know something that I don't!
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SheaMoisture Purification masque
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
 
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I was all ready to say that, but then I saw the 'no coconut oil' bit... I actually can't think of one! Although maybe I'd know of more if I lived in the US and knew what was available in your drugstores/BSSs.
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I'm protein sensitive and cant take coconut oil high in the list, this stuff is so good that I didnt even know it had coconut oil in it.


Sorry OP , try another one of AO conditioners. The Rosa Mosqueta (sp) is pretty good as well.
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Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Karen Body Beautiful Mask, and Darcy's Botanical Pumpkin Seed Conditioner ( I mix with honey).
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
 
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thanks, ladies...i guess my search continues!
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
 
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I make my own. With tresemme naturals conditioner, honey, castor oil or olive oil! :-)
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Shea Moisture*Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Masque | Walgreens $9.99
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Best deep conditioner you can use is one that you can make honestly
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
 
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Best deep conditioner you can use is one that you can make honestly
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But OP doesn't want one that's homemade. But with all those requirements it may be best to do so.
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Haha yes, I know my requirements may seem lofty.

I just don't like spending a whole bunch of money on products. And I like being able to find products on the ground.

Any suggestions for moisturizers or regular conditioners meeting those requirements? I have no issue doctoring those with honey, oils, etc.

I currently use Tresemme naturals condish and AOHSR for moisture.

Thanks for all the help, ladies!
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Most of the great ones I only found online, and the few I found in stores don't meet your requirements, but check out Nubian Heritage conditioners and dc's, I haven't tried any yet myself, but ingredients, sizes and prices look good (plus, no cones and parabens), and they can be purchased at Walgreens and Target; I don't know what Target return policy on hair stuff is, but at Walgreens you can return whatever doesn't work for sure. Evoo & Moringa Conditioner might be good, it does list vegetable protein, but maybe there's not much of it, and you can add stuff to it to make it better. I only looked at NH products/ingredients on walgreens.com, but stores, depending on where you are, might carry more of them, and there might be more options. If they have strengthening products in their line I figure there must be purely moisturizing ones too. Good luck!
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Most of the great ones I only found online, and the few I found in stores don't meet your requirements, but check out Nubian Heritage conditioners and dc's, I haven't tried any yet myself, but ingredients, sizes and prices look good (plus, no cones and parabens), and they can be purchased at Walgreens and Target; I don't know what Target return policy on hair stuff is, but at Walgreens you can return whatever doesn't work for sure. Evoo & Moringa Conditioner might be good, it does list vegetable protein, but maybe there's not much of it, and you can add stuff to it to make it better. I only looked at NH products/ingredients on walgreens.com, but stores, depending on where you are, might carry more of them, and there might be more options. If they have strengthening products in their line I figure there must be purely moisturizing ones too. Good luck!
Thanks so much! I'll check those out!
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Haha yes, I know my requirements may seem lofty.

I just don't like spending a whole bunch of money on products. And I like being able to find products on the ground.

Any suggestions for moisturizers or regular conditioners meeting those requirements? I have no issue doctoring those with honey, oils, etc.

I currently use Tresemme naturals condish and AOHSR for moisture.

Thanks for all the help, ladies!
I think you're over thinking it. For me ALL of my homemade DC's are souped up versions of my fave conditioners, you just need to add what you need. When I need protein I add mayo, eggs, and baking soda. For something more moisturizing I just use honey and oils. It really depends on you. The ladies here gave you good ideas for ready made stuff on the ground, but for your specific needs you may need to mix stuff up.

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #15
 
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I adore Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor. You can find it Walmart for about $8. It's kinda small (6.8oz) but since your hair isn't super long it'll last a while--it's very rich and creamy. It gives my curls life after heat styling, and on a regular week just leaves them very defined and almost bouncy. Soybean protein is listed in the ingredients, but it's towards the bottom of the list. It smells similar to Kinky Curly Knot Today and has some of the same ingredients, so if you like that product you're gonna love this one!
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
 
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@soleil, I think you're right...honey and oils added to my TN or AOHSR seems like my best bet for now.

On a somewhat different note, any suggestions for glycerine free moisturizers or conditioners?
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