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Best in Show- Natural Hair Conditioners

By January 27th, 202132 Comments

Best in Show- Natural Hair Conditioners
Continuing our Best in Show from yesterday, let’s look at Instant and Deep Conditioners!

Which conditioner, in your opinion, wins the award for:

(1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner

(2) Best in Moisture

(3) Best in Strengthening/Protein

(4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in

(5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner

CN Responds:

(1) Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
(2) Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
(3) N/A :)
(4) Aussie Moist Conditioner
(5) MyHoneyChild Olive You Deep Conditioner


  • Anonymous says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner: Giovanni Smooth as Silk

    (2) Best in Moisture: Giovanni Smooth as Silk

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein: Aubrey Organics GPB

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in: Giovanni Smooth as Silk

    (5) Hands-Down Best Deep Conditioner: Aubrey Organics GPB

  • CoCoTT says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner:Suave shea butter and almond condish

    (2) Best in Moisture: aussie moist

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein: Lustrasilk shea and mango cholesterol

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in: shea moisture suave shea butter and almonds condish

    (5) Hands-Down Best Deep Conditioner: ors replenishing conditioner

  • Anonymous says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner: Keracare Humetco

    (2) Best in Moisture: Keracare Humetco

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein: Kerastase Resistance Forcintense Treatment – this stuff *transforms* hair. Unfortunately, the company has discontinued it. :(. However, they still make Kerastase Ciment Anti-Usure. It's expensive, but worth it, IMO.

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Conditioning Milk

    (5) Hands-Down Best Deep Conditioner: Keracare Humetco

  • DawnieMich says:

    I just have 1 go to conditioner. Impac Ego Moisturizing Conditioner with Garlic by Alter Ego. Let me tell you, it leaves my hair feeling like BUTTER. The slip is ridiculous, it smells great and a little goes a LONG way! I used to use this product when I was relaxed and loved it. I decided to give it another try after not being able to find a conditioner that my natural hair loved. Here's the link;

  • mimismom says:

    I'm only 5 mos. post BC with about 4-5 inches of hair and still trying to experiment with natural products; so far the best includes
    1. detangler – Kinky Curly Knot Today
    2. moisturizer – Yes to Carrots
    3. protein – I don't really focus on protein, but I do use Henna
    4. Multi-use/Leave-in – still looking but for the last couple of days I've been using Qhemet Biologics AOHC as a leave-in/moisturizer
    and my hair has been very soft
    5. Deep Conditioner – don't know if it's the best yet, but I just used Mozeke Moisturizing Hair Masque and I like it so far

  • Anonymous says:

    Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner & The Great Detangler

    If u haven't tried them you should!

  • Shea Butter says:

    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner – I really like the way it smells and it works really well. My one gripe is that the company tests on animals, so I will not be buying it again until the ban takes effect. This product is also nice for traveling b/c it's a pretty small bottle to begin with, but it also nests well with the shampoo and is a flat shape.

  • Smooth Jazz Luvr says:

    Ditto Anon @ 4:33PM
    LOVE – LOVE – LUUVVVVV Jessicurl Weekly DT!

  • Anonymous says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner
    Oyin's Honey Hemp Conditioner
    (2) Best in Moisture
    Oyin's Honey Hemp Condition or Darcy Botantical Deep Conditioner
    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein
    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in
    – Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner
    (5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner
    – Oyin's Honey Hemp Condition and Darcy's Botanticals

  • Shakirah says:

    1. Trader joe's tea tree tingle
    2. Kinky curly knot today/aussie moist
    3. Henna
    4. Aussie moist/ kckt
    5. For now, yes to carrots moisturizing hair and scalp mud mask

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Aubrey Organices Honeysuckle Rose
    2. Aubrey Organices Honeysuckle Rose/ Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment
    3. None
    4. Aubrey Organices Honeysuckle Rose/ Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment
    5. Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment

  • RUCreole says:

    How could I forget my baby, my boo, my one true love that never dissappoints:

    …..Deva Curl – Set it Free (BEST DARN MOISTURIZER ON THE PLANET)

  • RUCreole says:

    (1)Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner
    ~ Suave Natural Coconut Conditioner or Suave Humectant, or Suave Sleek

    (2) Best in Moisture
    ~ Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (HHHH)

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein
    ~ Henna Mixed w:Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Honey, HHHH Conditioner

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Leave-in
    ~ Kinky Curly Knot Today (leave in) or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Leave-In

    (5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner
    ~ My own mixes :) [Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or Milk, Honey, HHHH Conditioner]

  • Naptural_ray1 says:

    1. Best Detangler: Yes to Cucumber
    2.Best in moisture: Yes to Cucumber
    4.Best leave in/rinse out: Yes to Cucumber!!! lol
    5. Hands down the best deep conditoner is AUBREY ORGANICS HONEY SUCKLE ROSE!!!!

  • Persimmon says:

    I don't do silicones, not because i don't like them (they tend to hold my curls well) but i don't like having to use sulfate-based shampoos that are required to rinse silicones out. These shampoos give me dry scalp, etc. and basically make my hair feel very needy in terms of moisture. It took me years to figure this out, however.

    So here is my list (silicone free):

    1. best detangler: Sante Brilliant Care Conditioner… great quality stuff without the steep price. And a little goes a long way.
    2. best in moisture: Yes to Carrots
    3. best strengthening: Wella SP Hydration Expensive but worth it. It does have a very light silicone product in it though (I think)
    4. best rinse-out/leave-in: Natures Gate Hemp for dry/frizzy hair
    5. BEST IN SHOW: Sante Brilliant Care!!! This is the holy grail for my 3b/3c curls. I discovered it while living in Germany and went lengths to order it now that I'm back in the USA. It's available to order at

  • juicesNberriez says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner- Aussie Moist

    (2) Best in Moisture- Aussie Moist

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein- Giovanni Extreme Protein Treatment

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in- Yes to Cucumbers

    (5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner- Darcy's Botanicals DT

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki wouldn't the best Strengthening/Protein conditioner be the Henna gloss?

  • Anonymous says:

    1) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    2) Mane N Tail
    3) Henna N Placenta
    4) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    5) Hollywood Beauty's Olive Conditioner

  • Anonymous says:

    1)Kinky Curly Knot Today /Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (tie)
    2) Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment
    3) ????
    4) Aussie Moist
    5) Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment

  • myblueskiez says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner
    –Aussie Moist

    (2) Best in Moisture
    –Aussie Moist

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in
    –Aussie Moist

    (5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner
    –Aubrey Organices Honeysuckle Rose

  • Anonymous says:

    (1) Cheapie: HE Hello Hydration; Non-Cheapie: DevaCare One Conditioner for color treated hair
    (2) Kimmaytube Leave-in
    (3) Henna (if we can count it=). I'm protein sensitive too.
    (4) N/A
    (5) Olive oil, JBCO and honey (seems to make any deep conditioner work miracles)! I've been adding these ingredients to JessiCurl Deep Conditioner lately and have added it to CD's Tui Smoothie in the past. I'll try it with CN's pick as I wasn't impressed with MyHoneyChild Olive You when I used it alone.


  • honeybrown1976 says:

    1. HE Hello Hydration
    2. Suave Almond and Shea Butter
    3. Henna
    4. N/A
    5. Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment

  • NaturalNique says:

    1. Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner
    ~Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    2. Best in Moisture
    3. Best in Strengthening/Protein
    ~Palmers Coconut Deep Conditioning protein pack
    4. Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in
    ~Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus
    5. Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner
    ~Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus w/castor, Jojoba and honey added

  • crissyq says:

    LMAO at CN number 3 response.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Slip- VO5 Strawberries & Cream Moisture Milks
    2. Moisture- Aussie Moist
    3. Protein- 2+1 by Sebastian
    4. Multi-Purpose- Aussie Moist
    5. DT- Pantene Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask w/ EVOO & honey

    **The Pantene mask has been repackaged as Beautiful Lengths with the pink label. It was formerly called Time Renewal mask and had a pearl and green label. Same conditioner!!


  • Michelle Odrama says:

    (1) Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    (2) Ausie Moist
    (3) Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Instant Repair Treatment
    (4) Yes to Cucumbers
    (5) Yes t Cucumbers

  • Anonymous says:

    1)Herbal Essence -HH
    2)Ojon Moisturizing Conditioner
    4)Curls Milkshake (leave-in),Wen conditioning shampoo (best rinse out/leave in- this product triples as a hair shampoo,rinse out and leave-in conditioner)
    5)Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Smoothing Masque for Dry, Rebellious Hair (Deep Conditioner- very expensive, but worth it, although I don't see my hair as rebellious)**

    ** Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask and Palmer's Coconut deep conditioning pak are my other favs for DC. I DC all the time!

  • aubin says:

    1) Kinky Curly Knot Today
    2) Aubrey Organics White Camellia
    3) Jane Carter Replenishing Conditioner (for the protein sensitive out there!)
    4) V05 Tea Therapy
    5) Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose

    And I'd like to add a category (to be bold!):

    6) Best Smoothing Conditioner: Aussie Moist

  • Anonymous says:

    1) N/A
    2) Yes to Carrots Conditioner (old formula)
    3) N/A
    4) Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
    5) AO HSR Conditioner

  • TheBlessedWestbeauty says:

    Oragnic Root Stimulator Replenishing pack
    Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Giovanni Deep Moisture

  • WMH says:

    1) Aussie Moist (best drugstore brand) and KC Knot Today (best natural brand)
    2) Kinky Curly Knot Today
    3) Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
    4) Kinky Curly Knot Today
    5) Kinky Curly Knot Today mixed with Castor Oil and Olive Oil (steam treatment).

  • Anonymous says:

    (1) Best Slippery Detangling Conditioner
    – cheepie Vo5

    (2) Best in Moisture
    – suave naturals almond n shea

    (3) Best in Strengthening/Protein
    – Giovanni NutraFix Reconstructor

    (4) Best Multi-Purpose Rinse-out/Leave-in
    – Oyin Honey Hemp (per grapevine)

    (5) Hands Down Best Deep Conditioner
    – Giovanni NutraFix Reconstructor

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