Unlike my experience with leave-in conditioners, I have actually tried several different conditioning products. Despite my tendency for experimentation, I seem to always return to Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner. In my most recent Product Junkie pursuit of a new daily conditioner, my goal was to find a conditioner under $10 and that would give my curls the moisture they need. I also wanted to find something with ingredients that were specialized for giving naturally dry, curly hair more shine and help to detangle easily.

Then I came across Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner in Curlmart and noticed it was only $8.

This conditioner is currently quite popular as my research found it popping up all over the internet, its amazing Curlmart reviews put me over the edge. I added it to my shopping cart because I wanted to see what all the commotion was about. I can honestly say that I was pleasantly pleased by this conditioner.

I wanted to find something that was under $10 and that would give my curls the moisture they need. I also needed something that gave my hair more shine and detangle knots easily.

It is not only a great daily and cleansing conditioner, but I was able to use it as a moisturizing leave-in, too. I found the product works well for me both ways. It is incredibly moisturizing and I love the olive oil and coconut derived ingredients that this product is made with.

While it did wonders for my Type 3a hair, I must say, I was a bit disappointed by the scent. This conditioner smells like a sickly sweet chemical mixture. I really had wished for the scent to be more appealing and natural. While I was not a fan with the product’s scent, there are 245 reviewers of this product, many of which state that they enjoyed scent.

That was the only con that I noticed while using this product. However, I ended up liking this product despite the scent in the end simply because the scent is actually quite weak and makes it all the more easier to cover up with scents from my styling cream and oil. I give it a 4 out of 5 curl rating. This product is fantastic overall and does more than just condition hair. This product is the best dual-purpose conditioner I have used thus far.

The bottom line

Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner is inexpensive, it has ingredients targeted to providing your curls with the ultimate moisture they need, and eases the detangling process. This moisture balancing conditioner really is a dual-purpose product–it is great as both a conditioner and leave in. It has a smooth consistency that is easy to apply and distribute, and finally it gives your curls the desired shine, softness, and silkiness we all crave.

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I’m eager for suggestions on what you use next, and what you think I should try. Let me know in the comments section!


Nina Sultan

As a monthly content contributor of NaturallyCurly, Nina is a passionate mixed media artist from Illinois. She has a deep love for curly hair and helping to empower curly folks everywhere to embrace their natural hair and beauty. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Art Therapy in New York where she is working towards becoming a licensed, certified, and registered Mixed Media Art Therapist. She guides people through art and the creative process to help restore and improve their mental health.

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