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Cheap Deep Conditioners

Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
Times are rough and I'm on the market for a cheap (but decent quality) deep conditioner. The nearest Sally's is about 2 hours away so Lustrasilk anything isn't really an option. I've heard good things about Pantene's Relaxed and Natural deep conditioner but apparently it's been discontinued :(

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
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Last relaxer: August 2008
Big Chop: December 2008/January 2009
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  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    Now don't quote me on this, but I think Pantene's Time Renewal Replenishing Mask might be similar to the R&N mask which I hope isn't discontinued but I can't find anywhere either.

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  • FleurztyFleurzty Posts: 795Registered Users
    The time renewal works just as well for my hair. I can't find the R&N mask anywhere either for a few months now in my area. You can always add honey, olive oil and so on to help your conditioners go further.
  • jomar_hairjomar_hair Posts: 132Registered Users
    Some people use pure coconut oil as a deep treatment.
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Aussie deep 3 minute moisture miracle conditioner is awesome and its only 3 bucks.
    they sell it at walgreens, cvs, target, walmart and everhwhere else that sells commercial products.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    2 tbs of coconut cream concentrate (Tropical Traditions online - a 16-oz jar lasts forever)
    2 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
    1 container of plain yogurt
    1/2 to 1 container of banana baby food
    1 tbs of apple cider vinegar

    Melt the first 2 ingredients together in the microwave to soften, the mix in the rest. Apply to hair section by section (it's thick) with your fingers, cover and sit under a heatcap for 30 minutes. Rinse out and enjoy the softness.
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  • mzmillionmzmillion Posts: 874Registered Users
    I know that the Dollar General store near me sells Lustrasilk and Family Dollar. I don't know if you have a Big Lots but they may have it too....

    Rosemary/Sage boiled in water and then cooled. Mix with yogurt, honey or corn syrup, and some oils did good on my hair. A lot of people love coconute milk as a DT...

    I'm on a search for a deep conditioner too, one I don't have to make...and outside of LS. I really want to try some blended beauty products.
    4a/b hair that fro's more than curls!
    Co-Wash: Tressemme', HE, Avon
    Leave In: SM Shea Butter Conditioner. SMCH Smoothie
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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    2 tbs of coconut cream concentrate (Tropical Traditions online - a 16-oz jar lasts forever)
    2 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
    1 container of plain yogurt
    1/2 to 1 container of banana baby food
    1 tbs of apple cider vinegar

    Melt the first 2 ingredients together in the microwave to soften, the mix in the rest. Apply to hair section by section (it's thick) with your fingers, cover and sit under a heatcap for 30 minutes. Rinse out and enjoy the softness.

    how much does this make? Is it possible to store it?
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • TashaTashaTashaTasha Posts: 383Registered Users
    I've been using the Suave Naturals Coco Condish mixed with oils my hair likes as a deep condish.
  • KinkycoilylileeKinkycoilylilee Posts: 26Registered Users
    I freakin LOVE Pantene's Time Renewal Replenishing Mask!!! I leave it in while I cook dinner on Sundays (maybe for an hour or so) and then rinse with cool water. It makes my curls pop!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Aello wrote: »
    2 tbs of coconut cream concentrate (Tropical Traditions online - a 16-oz jar lasts forever)
    2 tbs of extra virgin coconut oil
    1 container of plain yogurt
    1/2 to 1 container of banana baby food
    1 tbs of apple cider vinegar

    Melt the first 2 ingredients together in the microwave to soften, the mix in the rest. Apply to hair section by section (it's thick) with your fingers, cover and sit under a heatcap for 30 minutes. Rinse out and enjoy the softness.

    how much does this make? Is it possible to store it?
    I make it fresh, it's quick and you don't need a blender. Makes a cup or so.
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    To date, my favorite DC comes from Dollar Tree, Herbal Infusions Hair Mayonnaise.
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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  • mzmillionmzmillion Posts: 874Registered Users
    Love the dollar tree, I got my protein and balsam condit from there. Now I'm going to go look for a deep condit...whew I'm cheap...lol.
    4a/b hair that fro's more than curls!
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    Deep Treat: Avon AT Masks, Henna, Amla, Avanti
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  • sweetsevensweetseven Posts: 409Registered Users
    My favourite dt:

    1 ripe banana
    1 ripe avocado
    1 can of cononut milk
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp honey

    Mix everything in blender. I fill about two ice cube trays with these amounts and freeze it. Each time I do a dt I'll thaw two or three cubes.
    3B/3C
    medium/coarse and porous

    wash: KC Come Clean, Flower Peddler Northern Lights soap bar
    conditioner: YTT, YTC, KCKT, Shescentit GT&H, Shescentit Avocado, DB Pumpkin Seed, Garnier Ultra Doux, Mop Top daily conditioner
    styler: KCCC, HEBE, homemade fsg, DM MCCG, AOMM
    dt: banana and avocado mask, nexxus emergencee, Shescentit TT&GH, ayurvedic powders, SS RPT
    butters: Jane Carter N&S, Afroveda Curly Custard, Afroveda Cocolatte, Shescentit Gillian, Shescentit Seyani
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    adding yogurt or coconut milk, oil (I like olive, soybean or hempseed) & honey turns any regular condish into a deep condish (for me anyway) :)

    Don't sleep on ayurvedic herbs either! I've been using these lately and OMG dos my hair feel wonderful :thumbright:
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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  • mochalatta408mochalatta408 Posts: 214Registered Users
    I agree with the other ladies. Homemade DTs are the best! I really doing these:
    Avacado+Olive Oil+ a cheap conditioner (Like Suave Naturals)
    Honey+Olive Oil (or coconut oil)+ Cheap Conditioner applied warm
    3c/4a, thick cottony/silky little spiral curls. Loves moisture, hates cones...www.beijaflornaturals.com
  • Legally NaturalLegally Natural Posts: 102Registered Users
    You should be able to get Lutrasilk at any hair shop. I got mine at my local hair shop down the street.
    Hair Type: 4a/3c on most, 3b nape, 4b very front
    Prepoo: Lustrasilk Cholesterol, Suave Humectant, Honey and Coconut or JBCO (mixed)
    Poo: Gio Smooth as Silk
    Co-Wash: Pantene Pro-V Curls Conditioner (BEST EVER!)
    Deep Conditioner: AOHSR, JBCO, Gio Smooth as Silk, and MT (mixed) OR Shescentit Conditioners
    Leave-Ins: V0-5 Moisture Milks Strawberries & Cream
    Moisturizers: Ultra Moisturizer, Oyin J&Bs, Cantu Shea Butter
    Oils: Coconut Oil & JBCO
    *True PJ over here, but these are my staples.*
  • GoddessLalaGoddessLala Posts: 351Registered Users
    mzmillion wrote: »
    Love the dollar tree, I got my protein and balsam condit from there. Now I'm going to go look for a deep condit...whew I'm cheap...lol.

    How did the Protein and Balsam work for you? Every time I go into Dollar Tree, I'm tempted to purchase this--after all, it's only a dollar!! :-)
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    im in love with mop extreme moisture as a DT. you can get it at ulta and its relatively cheap (under $18).

    i LOVE elucence for everything. a DT, a leave in, a co wash, etc. as a DT i usually add my basic "DT boost ingredients", which are honey, olive oil, veggie glycerine, and melted shea butter.

    and a tip for any other elucence users: check to see if you have a beauty alliance near you. they carry elucence products, but they only sell to licensed cosmetologists. so if you go to a salon (or even if you dont), a stylist can pick it up for you and you dont have to keep ordering online.