Anyone with curly hair knows that deep conditioning is a must. Although some of us may skip the step altogether, to get your best looking and feeling curls, it’s best to add the deep conditioning process into your hair care regimen at least twice a month.
Finding the right deep conditioner for curly hair isn’t rocket science, and there are plenty of options on the market that are effective and cost-friendly. Yes, curl-friend, deep conditioners for curly hair do not have to break the bank. Read on as we explore some of our favorite deep conditioners that work their magic on every curl type.
Editor’s Picks: Our Top Deep Conditioners for Curly Hair
1. Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Deep Moisture Conditioner: Yes, this is a conditioner that provides deep conditioning. Don’t run from a normal conditioner. Here’s the thing: You can use your regular conditioner as a deep conditioner simply by changing the way you use it. Instead of rinsing it right out after you apply and comb it through your hair, opt for leaving it on for an additional 5-10 minutes. This conditioning system deeply moisturizes leaving parched curls a thing of the past.
2. Dove Quench Absolute Intensive Restoration Mask: If you have curls that are dry and damaged, it’s best to look for a deep conditioner that’ll help nourish your strands. Not only does this mask moisturize your curls without the heavy, weighed-down feeling; it also helps prevent frizz and leaves you with defined curls. All you need is to slather some of this stuff through your curls after shampooing, allow it to sit for five minutes, and rinse. For deeper conditioning, cover your hair with a shower cap and apply a heating cap on top. The heat will allow the mask to penetrate deeply into your curls.
3. Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Ultimate Moisture Masque: This masque has a richly concentrated formula that deeply penetrates hair with moisture. What’s more? After using this only your curls you’ll notice a healthy shine, a soft feel, and weightless body. This is a great choice for the cold winter months, or even during the summer if the air is dry and sucking the life out of your ringlets.
You can’t deep condition without shampooing first! Here’s a list of curly hair shampoo options to try on your curlicues.