Conditioner Wishlist

Having very thick, very dense hair is both a blessing and a curse. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my hair. It’s coily, kinky, thick, huge, and all mine. Over the years, I have been on a constant hunt for the perfect conditioner and deep conditioner but I cannot seem to find one that fit all of the criteria. Because my hair is so thick and dense, I’m starting to feel like the perfect conditioner (in one bottle) doesn’t exist. I refuse to lose faith so I need you help with suggestions. Here are some of the things I look for in a good deep conditioner and rinse-out conditioner.


My dream conditioner definitely has a lot of slip to help me glide through my knots and tangles with ease because my coils like to hug, a lot. I can get a little impatient sometimes with my hair and a conditioner with good slip makes life easy for me. I’ve also recently started using the “finger detangle” only method on my hair and a conditioner with a lot of slip would help a lot with that.


Moisture is a major key *Khaled voice*. Moisture makes handling my hair so much easier and definitely a must have in my conditioners. Another thing I’ve noticed (and I’m sure you have too) is that the more moisturized my hair, the better is acts. My styles come out so much more poppin’ when I’ve thoroughly moisturized my hair. I must admit that I can get a little lazy sometimes when it comes to moisturizing my hair between washes so I like to get as much in as possible as I am washing.


Remember when I said my hair was dense and thick? I meant it. I absolutely hate to buy 8 oz. of product for $24.99. I cannot. I refuse to. My pockets are not that deep. Eight ounces isn’t going to last me very long. For $25, I expect no less than 12 oz.; 16 would be ideal. I know, I know, better ingredients cost more but is there a brand that’s not so bad but still good and not expensive? Ayuda me!

A conditioner that I’ve tried that does deserve a shout out is the Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner. This conditioner is pretty darn good. It comes in a 16.9 oz bottle and costs about $4. Yes. Along with the bang for your buck it has amazing slip. However, I feel as though it doesn’t do much on the moisture front. The first ingredient is water which probably explains the loose consistency. I wish it were a little thicker, like a cream or butter. Either way I still continue to use it simply because of the slip.

What are some of your best conditioners and deep conditioners? How can you tell when you’ve found the right one?


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