The leaves have gone from gold to red, now they’re brown and dead. All around me are signs that the seasons are a-changing. And my hair hasn’t been dealing with it well at all. It’s a dry, frizzy nest of knots on top of my head. Of course the fact that I traveled to California recently (I don’t have the time to fully detangle when traveling) and then came home and immediately succumbed to the nastiest head cold I’ve experienced in years. Ugh.
Needless to say, I haven’t been taking the time to truly give my hair the R-E-S-P-E-C-T it deserves. Fall weather and roughshod living have given me a whole new appreciation of the conditioners in my life. Allow me to share five of my latest favorites, that have given me detangling power when I needed it most.
Although I know many natural haired bellas who say they love Pantene, it’s taken me a while to find a formulation that truly works for me. And this deep moisturizing treatment DOES. When my hair was at its most tangled, I saturated my hair with it, and let it marinate for 10 minutes or so. After that I was able to comb my hair out from tip to root, without being in the shower or even having running water touch my hair. Amazing slip, incredible detangling power, and my curls are light, defined, fluffy and ON POINT two days later! Don’t sleep on this square tub of fabulousness!
One reason I really, really love fall – the flavors of the season! In my cocktails, desserts, dinners, and beauty products – right now I’m loving the flavor and fragrance of pumpkin. And this Darcy’s Botanicals condish is so delicious to the scent and so extremely effective to my tresses…I can’t get enough. I am in love! I use this as more of an everyday co-wash, and a little does go a long way. $12 for an 8 oz bottle is a great deal, especially for those of you who are concerned about ingredients. One complaint. It makes me want to eat my hair.
If you’re seeking a high tech hair conditioning treatment, this is it. Liqwd’s Intensive Hair Repair is a feather light formulation that contains “thousands of microscopic Nano-Hydraspheres” to rehydrate thirsty tresses. What are Nano-Hydraspheres? I have no idea, but this stuff worked to restore my hair when it was dry and frazzled beyond belief. And it plays REALLY well with my Huetiful steamer.
I’ve been sleeping on Peter Lamas, but now I am a believer! This whole hair system worked to give my hair LIFE when it was at its dullest and dryest. The avocado and olive ultra smoothing conditioner is a regular conditioner that acts like a decadent hair treatment. Incredible detangling power, and when I follow up with the Repair Me detangling mist afterwards, it results in a touchable softness that I adore.
There’s a reason the ladies of Naturally Curly RAVE over this stuff! For a deep conditioning treatment (especially with heat or steam), Jessicurl ROCKS for kinks and curls of a variety of textured. Tightly coiled afrobellas who like weight to their hair products will find the shea butter irresistable (especially as the weather outside becomes increasingly frightful).
Those are my top 5 for now! Have you tried any conditioners that rocked your world recently? Share with me in the comments!