4 of the Best Detangling Conditioners for 4B/4C Natural Hair


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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

Major shrinkage and little to no curl clumping are typical characteristics of 4B/4C natural hair that can make detangling a challenge.  Here are four great conditioners that can help to ease the process for our hair type:

1. Avocado Detangling Mixture

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This is my favorite conditioner when it comes to my 4B/4C strands.  This homemade mixture consists of an avocado, olive oil, melted shea butter, and apple cider vinegar, which together provide amazing slip and hang for detangling. Check out the recipe for the detangler in this previous post.

2. Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus


This conditioner is very inexpensive yet very effective at providing slip and hang for 4B/4C strands.  Because of the addition of cholesterol in combination with other ingredients, it is very thick, heavy, and lubricating – all of which are great for easing the detangling process.

3. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration



This conditioner is really popular among 4B/4C naturals, especially those with fine hair.  It provides great slip, which can aid in detangling. The product does contain silicones, so be sure to monitor for buildup or use a shampoo that will adequately prevent such buildup.

4. Lekair Cholesterol Plus


Like Lustrasilk, Lekair is very thick, heavy, and lubricating making it a great option for detangling 4B/4C hair.  Unlike Lustrasilk, it also contains a bit of protein (hydrolyzed collagen) that provides a little strengthening.  For those who do not mind mineral oil in their conditioners, you may like Lekair (which contains mineral oil) a little better than Lustrasilk.

Ladies, what conditioners do you use for detangling 4B/4C strands?



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67 thoughts on “4 of the Best Detangling Conditioners for 4B/4C Natural Hair

  1. Liesssss…. any list that i see have Herbal Essences on it’s list for naturalists, i automatically disregard every other recommendation from them

  2. Try to use natural conditioners instead of chemically filled ones. In my experience, argan oil is best, it’s non-greasy and full of vitamins to make your hair smooth, soft and healthy again. Use one called Pro Naturals moroccan argan oil conditioner, that’s the one I use and it’s the best at getting damaged hair back together.

  3. Herbal essence did nothing for my hair. Cholesterol conditioners are amazing!!!!!! I bought the Olive oil cholesterol conditioner and it helped detangle after taking marley twists out.

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