Natural oils are a great way to nurture hair and enhance softness, shine, strength, length and retention. Natural oils and natural conditioners are the best of both worlds. When in the right combination, they can be a blessing to even the driest of curls.
There are a wide variety of these types of conditioners on the market but the best five I’ve found in my experience are outlined below. All these conditioners are natural and contain no additives, parabens or other harmful chemicals. The oils are also high enough up the list to make a difference:
SheaMoisture is very popular on the market. They have a range of hair products for different problems and curl types. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk detangles curly hair and softens hair. It’s especially excellent for keeping frizzy hair under control. A small amount goes a long way and it creates excellent curl definition. It contains coconut oil, neem oil, carrot oil and vitamin E.
Another excellent variation of this product is SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, which is a thicker mousse like consistency.
This is a creamy conditioner created to reinvigorate and rejuvenate tired curls. Use on wet hair as a leave in prior to sealing for a moisturized end result. The texture is light creamy and does a good job with a little amount each time. It has a light pleasant smell and contains castor oil, olive oil and coconut oil. Another variation of this product is Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner.
This conditioner is lightweight and suitable for those with thinner hair. It creates soft curls and should be a staple product in your stash if you like wearing your hair in twists-outs and braid outs. You can use it as a conditioner as well as a leave in. It contains macadamia oil, shea oil, avocado oil & vitamin E. An excellent accompaniment to this conditioner is Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter.
From the folks that brought us Kinky Curl Curling Custard, this light, sweet smelling product doubles as both a conditioner and a leave in. It moisturizes the hair, smoothens out and detangles hair with ease. It works best if diluted before using. KCKT contains lemongrass.
A companion to this product is Kinky Curly Curling Custard although some people have complained of the film it leaves behind on the hair after application.
This conditioner is light enough for daily use and contains strengthening amino acids. It’s great for detangling hair and keeping frizz under control. Additionally, it provides great slip. It contains jojoba oil, olive oil and pumpkin seed oil. If your hair isn’t a big fan of protein, this could be a suitable and gentle way to strengthen your curls. Another suitable variation of this is Curl Junkie BeautiCurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner.
All these products are budget friendly and help you get the benefits of some great oils into your regimen for those days when you want to switch up your regimen.