Life nowadays always seems so hectic, but when it comes to curly hair there’s nothing more important than a good, deep conditioning. Now we’re not talking about the leave-ins here, but the all important weekly, bi-weekly, or daily conditioner that you use after shampoo. Even better if it gets the job done on a budget, right?

1. Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Conditioner

Don’t let the “For Dry, Damaged Hair” label fool you, this silicone free budget friendly conditioner will leave your hair feeling soft as silk, no matter how it started. While it pairs well with the Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate Shampoo, you can use it after your favorite shampoo as well.

2. OGX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner

With the powerfully moisturizing and protecting properties of argan oil, this conditioner focuses on strengthening and improving your hair’s elasticity. And of course, the fresh citrus and floral scent will leave your hair smelling amazing. Plus, it works wonders as a heat styling protectant.

3. Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

Highly moisturizing and reparative, the Olaplex Maintenance Conditioner helps rejuvenate and strengthen your hair with each use. Made for all hair types and perfect for color treated hair, this conditioner can add moisture to your locks without weighing them down.

4. Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner

As all Shea Moisture products are, this silicone free conditioner is designed to infuse your curls with the moisture they so desperately need. And the perfect solution to treat transitioning curls, especially from chemical and/or heat damage.

5. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Conditioner

For those with a protein sensitivity, this protein-free daily conditioner might be just what you need. Safe for color, keratin, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair, Briogeo also decreases your rate of hair breakage after just two uses.

6. Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Moisturizing Conditioner

Designed to prevent breakage and strengthen your hair, this conditioner provides a powerfully superior slip, making it the obvious choice for anyone who let life, and the tangles in their hair, get away from them.

7. Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Conditioner

Easily one of the best budget conditioners, Maui Moisture Curl Quench focuses on defining and enhancing thick curly hair. Rich in coconut oil and papaya butter, this conditioner all but fuses moisture right into your curls. Plus it is silicone-free and safe for color treated hair.

8. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Conditioner

This lightweight, silicone-free conditioner is perfect for anyone with fine hair who wants to hydrate their locks without weighing them down. Providing naturally derived ingredients with just the right amount of slip, this budget friendly conditioner helps enhance and define your curls.

9. OUAI Thick Hair Conditioner

A bit on the pricier side, this ultra luxurious conditioner is especially designed for thick, curly hair. With marshmallow root, avocado oil, and shea butter, and hydrolyzed keratin, your tangles will slip right out as if they were never there. Plus, with hydrolyzed keratin, OUAI may be a great daily conditioner for anyone who wants to pack some extra protein in their hair.

10. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner

Made with silk protein and neem oil, this conditioner provides intense hydration and works wonders on thick, curly hair. It is lightweight enough that it won’t weigh your hair down but thick enough to moisturize, detangle, and help keep your hair frizz-free.

11. Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Fortifying Conditioner

Packed with castor oil and black seed oil, this fortifying conditioner excels at restoring strength and moisture to weak, brittle hair. Delivering 94% less breakage and 15 times stronger hair in just one use, this might be the conditioner for those struggling to recover from chemical and heat damage.

12. Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Shea Conditioner

A little pricier than some of the other conditioners on this list, Briogeo Curl Charisma makes up for it by packing their conditioner with rice amino acids to keep you frizz free and a variety of extracts to keep the moisture right where it belongs: in your cuticle. Add in the powerfully hydrating properties of shea butter and you have one powerhouse conditioner.

13. Camille Rose Jansyn’s Moisture Max Conditioner

Just as the name suggests, this conditioner focuses solely on moisturizing your hair by using coconut milk, aloe vera juices, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and nine different oils to leave it feeling soft and silky. This conditioner is also a great choice for anyone with protein sensitivity, as it doesn’t include any protein rich ingredients.

14. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner

Falling somewhere in the middle pricewise, this moisturizing conditioner helps detangle and define your curls while creating a uniform curl formation. Your daily fight with tangled hair will be a thing of the past thanks to the slip this hydrating formula provides.

15. Curlsmith Shine Conditioner

Perfect for anyone with a fragrance sensitivity, this fragrance-free super gentle conditioner has a lightweight smoothing and detangling formula. Plus as the name suggests, it creates an intense amount of shine.

16. Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner

Rosemary oil, organic Valencia orange citrus, mango, lemongrass, ginko biloba, enhinacea, willow bark, and other amazing ingredients make this ultra-nourishing and super cheap conditioner a hit among curlies. Dry hair is replenished and given all the moisture it needs to stay healthy.

17. Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner

Infused with coconut oil and vitamin E, this tropical coconut conditioner will restore moisture to your dry, brittle hair while filling the air with a lush coconut scent.

18. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Revitalizing Conditioner 

Get revitalized strands with this ultra-moisturizing botanical conditioner that will penetrate your hair from root to tip. Gain silkier hair that’s full of body without breaking the bank.

19. TRESemme Flawless Curls Moisturizing Conditioner

Get optimal curl hydration, softness, and a frizz reduction from this hard-working moisturizing conditioner. Feel softer strands and see the movement all for a super perfect price of just $6.89 for 28oz.

20. tgin Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner

Curlies love tgin (Thank God It’s Natural”> for its quality ingredients at an affordable price. This conditioner smoothes hair after cleansing, leaving even dry or damaged hair feeling easier to manage for styling.

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