6 Deep Conditioners That Do it All

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

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.

48 thoughts on “6 Deep Conditioners That Do it All

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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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. :)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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