The Best Conditioners for Curly Hair (Prt. 1)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hey there Curlies!

When I started my hair journey I did the same thing many curly girls do.  I ran out and bought every conditioner advertised for curly hair because I knew my curls needed moisture and LOTS of it. Some products worked and some didn't.  It was all trial and error. I quickly realized I had to condition (see what I did there) my hair to return to its natural state. Some products that were my holy grail when I started this journey are no longer in my shower with my must haves and that is perfectly fine because my hair is changing and reacts to certain products now better than others. Here are two conditioners I have been using steadily for the better half of this process. 

1. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Leave-In Conditioner

This product was a total game changer.  Not only was I able to use it to detangle my curls in the shower but I was also able to leave it in for styling afterwards leaving the softest & bounciest curls possible behind. 

 This Leave-In contains Organic Shea Butter which moisturizes and conditions the hair and scalp, the Jamaican Black Castor Oil is loaded with omegas that promote hair growth and Peppermint which stimulates the scalp.  

I love to use this leave in product when styling my hair because it truly does work and my curls love it.  I especially like to use it after having my hair straight for a week while I transition back to my curls. The scent was not my favorite at first but it grows on you and the effects of the product absolutely outweigh the smell.  This 16oz bottle retails at most locations for $10.99.

2. Silicon Mix

This little baby is a Dominican staple which makes me a bit proud of my heritage.  My mom used this in my hair when I was a little girl.  The scent brings back such fun memories.  I know there is a lot of controversy as to wether you should use silicone products in curly hair but it works wonders for me and truly helped speed up the restoration process.  

It's an intense hair treatment that I like to leave in my hair for about 30 minutes wrapped in a towel to retain heat.  I like to use this treatment once a month. When I rinse my hair it's left smelling wonderful, feeling soft and silky.  

If used as a styler you might have some product buildup left behind because of how intense this treatment is. I don't usually use it to style other than what's left in my hair after my shower. I am able to just add water on second and third day hair and easily revive my curls. I purchased this 8 oz. trip down memory lane for $5.39 at Target. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a few products to look into.
What conditioners do you find help restore and keep your curls?  Any product recommendations?

Come back next week for two more conditioners I've also been loving!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I am definitely interested in trying the Shea conditioner! I don't have curly hair but I do dye my hair and after a while my hair can start to feel a bit dry. Do you think it would work well as a leave-in conditioner for dyed hair? I never tried doing conditioner on dry hair and putting a cap on but a friend suggested it to me recently! Any ideas on that would be great! Thanks for the great product review!
    XX Jen from :)

  2. Jen....

    Can you believe Im only now seeing your comment...smh I'm so sorry It would be really good to do a deep treatment for any kind of chemically treated hair. All you need is a deep conditioner and a shower cap. I like to do them normally on Saturday morning when I'm taking a long shower or during the week while taking a bubble bath. I would recommend washing your hair first if you don't already that way the deep conditioner can work while finish your shower and then rinse with cool water.

    Hope that helps!

    Again sorry I'm seeing this now... such a newbie :(

    xx Mia

  3. Hi again! Thanks for the response Mia :) It's ok if it was weeks later haha! I wanted to circle back to this conditioning thing- I will def try it with a conditioner- normally I do shampoo and do conditioner (have it sit for a little) but without a cap, so maybe that will make a difference. How about conditioning outside of the shower on dry hair with a cap? Do people do that? Is that a thing? I'm basic about conditioning so all tips are appreciated lol. Thanks!
    XX Jen

  4. haha people absolutely do that and then they jump in the shower and rinse it off! i would try not to use any extra moisturizing conditioners on your hair though so that it doesn't weigh your hair down if that makes sense. Is your hair normally dry in the winter?


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