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Deep conditioning products

gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
Hi there,

I know this has probably been asked quite a few times but I could not find specific threads so please forgive me for any duplicate questions.

I'm looking for an inexpensive deep conditioning product. I've looked at the signatures of many but some of the products are a bit much right now for me especially me being on a tight budget. A thread with this info would be helpful or any suggestions as well. Thanks in advance for your help.
CG April 16, 2013
2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
Low poo - Dr. Miracles
Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
RO- DCOC, TJ TT
LI - KCKT
PT - IAGirl's recipe
DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Why don't you make your own? Have you managed to identify any CG friendly conditioners that are too light or too heavy, or any ingredients or families of ingredients you think work for you?

    I made a lovely deep treatment for the first time in ages the other day: two tablespoons of my cheap CO-wash conditioner, one tablespoon of sugar syrup (humectant so helps moisturise) and one tablespoon of coconut oil (can be absorbed into hair reducing porosity). One came from my bathroom two from my kitchen so no financial outlay and I know my hair likes these three simple ingredients.

    Not suggesting you copy that exactly since you have different hair properties, it's just an example. Alternative beneficial ingredients you might have lying around include white vinegar, any light food oils, rosewater and glycerin, aloe vera gel, gelatin, honey, coconut milk, lemon juice.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users
    I mix my conditioner with olive oil and honey. It works well for me. I leave it on in the steamy shower, then sometimes just leave it on for longer if my hair is dry.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    What's your budget? I find GVP conditioning balm at Sally's and Yes to Cucumbers to be moisturizing, with GVP more so.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
    Thank you ladies for the help..I have thought of making my own but wasn't sure what to use..my budget is about $6-10 for a product. I do have coconut oil, glycerin and honey plus some other oils sitting in my house so I will certainly try my own. Thanks again.
    CG April 16, 2013
    2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
    No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
    Low poo - Dr. Miracles
    Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
    RO- DCOC, TJ TT
    LI - KCKT
    PT - IAGirl's recipe
    DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
    Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    gdmom5 wrote: »
    Thank you ladies for the help..I have thought of making my own but wasn't sure what to use..my budget is about $6-10 for a product. I do have coconut oil, glycerin and honey plus some other oils sitting in my house so I will certainly try my own. Thanks again.

    Either olive or coconut oil plus honey or another sugar source is a classic combination that is raved about, check out YouTube. But if you have a conditioner base with a lot of oil you could just add the honey, if you have one with a lot of humectants you could just add the oil. Let us know how you get on!

    Be aware not all oils will penetrate the hair, anything polyunsaturated will likely not. Coconut can if left long enough, probably also olive and avocado, you might not get much penetration tho being low porosity. There is a series of excellent articles by 'curl chemist' Tonya McKay where she explains the function of different ingredients.
    Tonya McKay | NaturallyCurly.com
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect