Cheapie conditioners don’t really work well on my hair. And when I say cheapie I mean the 1-2 dollar bottles like suave and vo5. They do okay, but it’s surely not anything to write home about or leave me impressed. Some naturals love these conditioners off the shelf, but they don’t really work that great for me out of the box so I have to amp them up to get the best punch. as a base however, these conditioners work great and can often be a great replacement for more expensive products that work at the same level once you mix in some goodies.
If you ever find yourself in a bind and need to grab a bottle of conditioner on the cheap though they don’t play friendly with your hair, go for suave humectant line or anything with moisture in the title or even conditioners designed for “dry and damaged hair” which means that they will more than likely have more moisture properties like shea and aloe.
To amp up your cheapie conditioner simply add two tablespoons of castor, coconut or sweet almond oil – or any other natural oil you prefer (though these are the most popular choices I’ve found and the ones that actually mix in with the conditioner the best!) and 1-2 tablespoons of honey to 8 oz of your conditioner and mix well. Apply as normal and rinse your hair clean. Doing this will give your conditioner a punch and will leave your hair less tangled and shiny.
Note: Be careful with your mix while applying as the oils can make your shower very slippery!
How do you amp up your cheapie conditioners and what is your favorite all time conditioner for 3 bucks or less?