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Need deep conditioner recommendations!!

RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
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!! :toothy10:
21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

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Comments

  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    I'm not a 4a but my dt is Sally's knockoff of biolage conditioning balm and it's 16 oz for under 7 bucks


    3A/B mix with flat roots dark blonde (refusing to call it brunette I miss my blonde baby hair) lovin my curls
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • wavymomwavymom Posts: 292Registered Users
    I second the GVP conditioning balm (Sally's) / Biolage conditioning balm (if you don't have a Sally's nearby). Also - I recently discovered a new love - L'Oreal Eversleek Deep Conditioner. It was only $9 and you can find it at grocery stores, drug stores, Ulta, etc. I find this to be more moisturizing than the Biolage conditioning balm, which is saying a lot because that is quite moisturizing too!
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Bump
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I have 3b/3c hair. And the GVPCB wasn't moisturizing enough to be a deep conditioner. Go buy Proclaim Argan Oil masque from sallys. It's legit. And very moisturizing. Especially if you add an oil. It comes in a tub.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Idk the ingredients though! :/

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    I have 3b/3c hair. And the GVPCB wasn't moisturizing enough to be a deep conditioner. Go buy Proclaim Argan Oil masque from sallys. It's legit. And very moisturizing. Especially if you add an oil. It comes in a tub.

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    Thanks so for the suggestion, but that contains dimethicone! :/
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Ugh man..I haven't used it since going CG so I couldn't remember. Maybe your best bet is to make a deep conditioner. Instead of purchasing one.

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Bump
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Posts: 227Registered Users
    IMO the best deep conditioner is Jessicurl deep treatment. I know that line tends to be pretty natural and they definitely do not use cones.

    Curl Junkie curl rehab is a close second for me - also cone and protein free and generally amazing.

    HTH :)
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1:
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Posts: 227Registered Users
    Sorry, just saw your price requirements! I know the Jessicurl and CJ are on the expensive end, but they last me forever because a little goes a long way and I only use them 1x per week or less. I know there are some recipes for homemade conditioner but I've never tried them - the curly girl handbook might have some ideas!
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1: