Recommendation for good reconstructive conditioner?

texascurlytexascurly Posts: 1,967Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I'm going to transition from flat ironing my hair for 5 years back to my natural curly. I think I'll need a good reconstructive conditioner to get started...any recs??

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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment is a good one that a lot of people like.
    Also if you do a search in the recipes section, there's a lot of good recipes for homemade deep treatments.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just picked up Nexxus Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor based on feedback from NC.com, Also it's fast acting and you don't have to use heat. I'll try it out tomorrow
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    A protein-based DT would be best, since you probably have some damage. Joi K-Pac Reconstructor is a classic, or you can save some money and get the Generic version from Sally's -- it's just as good. Use it with heat if you can -- the MicroHeatCap is a worthy investment (Curl Mart has them). Or you can warm a damp towel in the microwave (watch carefully, it can scorch). Or use a hair dryer.

    Be sure to follow a protein DT with a moisturizing conditioner to keep the excess protein from making your hair feel rough.

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