Last week, I took my twists out and I wanted to pamper my hair with a nice deep conditioning treatment before I styled. But guess what? I had run out.
Gasp! I had been using QP Elasta’s DPR-11 or Ms. Key’s 10 en 1.
Thankfully, great bloggers and commenters have shared a secret with me: mix some oil with a regular conditioner to make a deep conditioning treatment. So, I mixed my oil mixture with some Aussie Moist and EO Rose & Chamomile conditioner, slapped on a plastic cap and my Heat Therapy Wrap and called it a day.
But, as I think about it, I want a DC treatment. The day before I realized a had run out of deep conditioner, I was caressing a $3.99 Pantene Pro-V Medium-Thick Hair Solutions Intensive Restoration Treatment at Shoppers that I thought long and hard about buying. I could have went up the street to my local beauty supply and get some more QP Elasta DPR-11… but I am trying to use more organic products.
Luckily for me, Honey Fig is having their Anniversary Sale! (You know I was looking for an excuse to buy something!). Here are some of the front runners:
- Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner, $24
- Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie, $26
- Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment, $24
On an aside, last week, the natural hair blogs were all beside themselves because it seems that one of the more popular hair product manufacturers, Afroveda, increased their prices. I can’t use their products (chocked full of coconut and nuts), but I can understand people’s annoyance. These products — including the ones I just listed — aren’t cheap. I don’t expect to spend $4 on an all-natural product, but really, the prices are getting out of control. I know getting all-natural or organic products is important, but that doesn’t mean that I can break the bank! Deep conditioners with good ingredients have no business being in the mid-$20 range — it’s ridiculous and unnecessary.
So, because of that rant, I checked out well.ca to see what green deep conditioners I can try without breaking the bank. I’m thinking of trying out these (even if I have to add some oil to the mixture):
- Alaffia Neem & Shea Butter Scalp Recovery Conditioner, $16.69
- Avalon Organics Peppermint Revitalizing Conditioner with Babassu Oil, $8.69
- Hugo Naturals Red Tea & Ylang Ylang Conditioner, $17.59
- North American Hemp Co. Omega Deep Conditioning Treatment, $10.25
A lot more financially manageable, n’est pas?
What are your recommendations? The only request I have is that your recommendations for me don’t have any coconut-based ingredients or nut oils. Lemme know!