I’m a picky eater. I don’t like cer­tain foods because of how they look, oth­ers because of how they smell. Oth­er still (and even per­haps more ridicu­lous­ly) because of the tex­ture. I real­ly thought food would be the thing I’d be most metic­u­lous about — until I met my cri­te­ria for a good deep con­di­tion­er.

When it comes to deep con­di­tion­ers, I want them to do it ALL. Like, as in hydrate, strength­en, improve elas­tic­i­ty, ban­ish frizz, elim­i­nate my stu­dent loan debt, and make my hair feel silky and smooth — all while hav­ing enough slip to detan­gle with the best of them. In oth­er words, it bet­ter WERK!


So, exact­ly whic­ch deep con­di­tion­ers do all of the above? Here are my 6 picks (there may be oth­ers, but at the­se are the top of the top of my list):


1. Eden­Body­works Jojoba Monoi Deep Con­di­tion­er

Cost: $9.99/16oz

The 411: This super thick and creamy con­di­tion­er is load­ed with good-for-hair good­ies like monoi (coconut oil + tiare/gardenia flow­er), jojoba, car­rot oil, and tea tree. It soft­ens, detan­gles, and adds shine and smooth­ness with­out weigh­ing the hair down. Also curly girl-friend­ly, arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um, paraben, and fra­grance-free.


2. Eva NYC Ther­a­py Ses­sion Hair Mask

Cost: $14.99/16.9oz

The 411: Enriched with ker­av­is pro­tein, sea buck­thorn oil, and argan oil, this deep con­di­tion­er will hydrate, strength­en, nour­ish, and pro­tect even the dri­est strands. It acts in as quick­ly as 5 min­utes, but can be left on the hair for much longer. After one use, expect soft, shiny, smooth, but­tery-feel­ing strands. For the full review, click here. Arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um, and paraben-free. Read the review here.


3. Shea Mois­ture African Black Soap Purifi­ca­tion Masque

Cost: $11.99/12oz

The 411: A unique blend of but­ters, oils, clay, african black soap, plan­tain, and wil­low­bark extract make this deep con­di­tion­er the best friend of any­one bat­tling again­st dan­druff, eczema, or pso­ri­a­sis. It helps detox­i­fy the strands while leav­ing hair soft, con­di­tioned, and smooth. Curly girl-friend­ly, arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um, and fra­grance-free.


Cost: $14.99/12oz

The 411: Although it is not labeled a deep con­di­tion­er, it most cer­tain­ly acts like one. Thanks to sweet almond oil, shea but­ter, jojoba, and aloe vera, this con­di­tion­er hydrates, soft­ens, detan­gles, and imparts shine. When used alongside the Mois­ture Rich Sul­fate Free Sham­poo, this duo becomes a one-two knock­out! Arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um, and paraben-free. Review here.


5. U R Curly Quinoa Con­di­tion­er

Cost: $8.99/10oz

The 411: If you love a good scalp tin­gle, this con­di­tion­er is a win­ner. Although not list­ed as a deep con­di­tion­er, it is anoth­er one that is ver­sa­tile enough to be a DC or dai­ly use. Cas­tor oil, quinoa pro­tein, and abyssini­an oil soft­en, nour­ish, and strength­en the hair while men­thol pro­vides a cool tin­gling and spa-like refresh­ing expe­ri­ence. Curly girl-friend­ly, arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um, and paraben-free.


6. Hydrather­ma Nat­u­rals Amino Plus Pro­tein Deep Con­di­tion­er

Cost: $16.99/8oz

The 411: A unique com­plex of aminos and pro­teins make this con­di­tion­er great for res­cu­ing hair in need of a strength­en­ing treat­ment. Even though it is load­ed with pro­tein, it makes the hair incred­i­bly soft, shiny, and smooth. Arti­fi­cial col­or, min­er­al oil, petro­le­um and paraben-free. Review here.


Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and liv­ing in Los Ange­les, Christi­na is BGLH’s res­i­dent tran­si­tion­ing expert and pro­duct junkie. In addi­tion to lov­ing all things hair, she is a fit­ness novice and advo­cate of wear­ing san­dals year-round. For more infor­ma­tion on tran­si­tion­ing, nat­u­ral hair, and her own hair jour­ney, vis­it maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pic­tures fol­low Christi­na on Insta­gram @maneobjective.

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48 Comments on "6 Deep Conditioners That Do it All"

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Would you believe that this shea mois­ture pro­duct does noth­ing for my hair. My hair felt the same after use!


Same here!!!

Lydia Shoto

That goes for any Shea Mois­ture pro­duct for me. I tried the Raw Shea But­ter Deep Treat­ment Mask and it felt like I didn’t put ANY deep con­di­tion­er in my hair. I had to use anoth­er pro­duct. My hair reg­i­men takes long enough. Ever since then, I give Shea Mois­ture the side eye.


Aww, that sucks. I think that their prod­ucts work if you use more than one pro­duct from their line. I used their babaob and Yuu­ca masque, as a deep treat­ment mask, but I know that they par­tic­u­lar­ly not meant to add “hydra­tion” but they do strenght­en my hair.


It’s not well known but Komazahaircare.com is pret­ty great. I love the Moku line and the Cal­i­fa line. I keeps my hair shiny and mois­tur­ized.

delcean coke

What is deep con­di­tion­er do to ur hair and when do u do deep con­di­tion­ing

delcean coke

What does deep con­di­ton­er do to ur hair and when do u deep con­di­tion­ing

Miss Mo

It helps mois­ture pen­e­trate the hair shaft there­by con­di­tion­ing and soft­en­ing it too. Most peo­ple do it week­ly, or every oth­er week. Some month­ly.

You typ­i­cal­ly place a show­er cap over your hair and use heat for 10–30 min­utes or no heat for a longer time depend­ing on how long you wish.

Hope this helps. :)


Alikay Sage and Hon­ey works won­ders for me. I use it with a hood­ed dry­er for my low porous hair


Does any­one else any Live Clean Pro­fes­sion­al prod­ucts?? I nev­er see any­thing about them but I picked up the split end repair­ing treat­ment at Win­ners for like $5 and I was actu­al­ly amazed how strong and smooth my end felt after using it. Unfor­tu­nate­ly I base my pro­duct deci­sions on price.


The Jojoba one makes my hair hard and dry every time. I have the one jar and it’s almost gone and then I won’t use it again.


I agree. I had heard rave reviews about it but the first time I used it, i left my hair dry and not mois­tur­ized or man­age­able at all.


its pro­l­ly cuz it has the tea tree in it also. tea tree makes mine n many oth­er girls’hair hard aftee use. try a deep con­di­tion­er with­out tea tree oil nor any shea but­ter

Daniella Desewu

no deep con­di­tion­er works for me :(


So what do you do for your hair?


the only prod­ucts that work for my nat­u­ral hair, are Ms. Jessie. very expen­sive prod­ucts

Rena' Nelson Hart

I use the Hydrather­ma Nat­u­ral prod­ucts and my hair has got­ten soft­er and more man­age­able. I haven’t done the amino plus pro­tein deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ment as often as I should, but I will get back on a reg­u­lar reg­i­men. Thank you for the post!


great web­site for us nat­u­rals!! can not wait to go buy two of those DC prod­ucts the UR curly Quinoa and the Eden body­works those speaks to more of what im look­ing for and in my price range.


Best I have ever used is Pro Nat­u­rals!!

Dalila M. Lujan

Pro Nat­u­rals makes the best con­di­tion­er in my opin­ion ???