Since March of this year, I’ve only used conditioners and all natural butters for moisture and styling. In years past, I’ve used everything from Sebastian Potion 9 to Fantasia IC to ‘define’ my hair, but it seemed that I was sacrificing health for beauty. My hair never grew past shoulder length, and my ends were snapping and popping all over the place. After reading Teri’s blog– which is all about leaving in conditioner after detangling, I decided to give it a try.

All I can say is WOW. My hair has made a complete 360 since 2005. It stays hydrated and the shine is brilliant. I leave in one conditioner, one deep conditioner (yes, my hair is that dry), and shea butter. Below, you can find each of my current faves, along with ingredients and a pic, if available. Check out My Regimen for details on how I use each one.

Shampoo:
Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo– I purchase this at Target for 8 dollars and some change.
I’m loving this! I use it once a week for the most part, prior to detangling and DTing. It doesn’t contain sulfates, but it still gets my hair clean (removes the amodimethicone in my DevaCare). It leaves my hair soft, not stripped.

Ingredients:
Water, Extracts of Rosemary Oil, Nettle Oil, Thyme Oil, Birch Leaf Oil, Chamomile Oil, Clary, Lavender, Coltsfoot Leaf, Yarrow Oil, Mallow, Horssetail, Oil, Soybean Protein, C12-14 Oletin Sulfonate (coconut derived), Cocamiddopropyl Betaine,Vitamin E, Trace Minerals, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethdyl glycinate, Sodium Chloride (sea Salt) And Grapefruit seed * Certified Organic
Co-Wash Conditioner:
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration- You can find this at almost any grocery or drugstore.
Check out my description in this post.

I can’t find the re-formulated ingredients. Just know that this one doesn’t contain cyclopentasiloxane.
Leave-in Conditioners:
DevaCare One Condition– Get it here or ULTA
Words cannot express how much I love this conditioner. It is ultra moisturizing, provides great slip and smells great (if you don’t mind an orange-cream smell)! It has a slight hold, which is why it is the perfect leave-in. I highly rec’ this one ladies…you must try it 😀 I give it 11 stars out of 10.

Ingredients: Aqueos Extracts of: Achilea Millefolium, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus, Humulus Lupulus (Hops), Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel; Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Choloride, Amodimethicone, Centrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Orange Peel Wax, Olive Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Trideceth-12, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Fragrance, Red 40, Yellow 5.

Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment– Purchase here.
According to the Jessicurl site: “Weekly deep treatments with heat really moisturize and strengthen the hair, and they’re just plain fun to do. This treatment works best with a plastic cap and left on for 20 minutes. This thick conditioner uses cocoa butter and shea butter to add some serious moisture to your hair.” This stuff is simply amazing. I use it as a DT and a leave-in.

Ingredients: Water infused with Lemongrass, Nettle, Burdock, Kelp, Marshmallow Root, Horsetail, Basil, Bay Leaf, Oregano, Rosemary, Peppermint, Sage and Thyme, Aloe Vera Juice, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Glycerin, Lecithin, Fragrance,Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Un-refined Shea Butter– I use shea butter on my skin at night, my hands, my feet and everywhere else!!!! For my hair, I use it like a pomade. It holds my curls together really well and protects it without a greasy or gunky feel. I’m in love with shea butter and I’m contemplating leaving my husband for it 😀

Benefits of Shea Butter:
-Daily skin moisturizer (face and body)
-Dry skin relief
-Dry scalp
-Skin rash- including diaper rash
-Skin peeling, after tanning
-Blemishes and wrinkles
-Itching skin due to dryness
-Sunburn
-Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
-Sun and wind protection
-Even skin tone
-Reduce blemishes and scarring
-Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue
-Helps restore elasticity to skin
-Restores luster to hair

Occasionally, I still use DevaCurl Set it Free– purchase here or ULTA.
I use it to smooth frizzies on second and third day hair. It works like a charm every time, and also aids in locking in moisture. A little goes a looooong way. Shea butter has almost replaced the need for this product, but it still has its place.

Ingredients:Aqueous Extracts of: Achilea Millefolium, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus, Humulus Lupulus (Hops), Melissa Offcinalis (Balm Mint), Rosmarinus Offcinalis (Rosemary), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkylmethacrylate Copolymer, Ceteareth-20, PVP, Beeswax, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.