Show me someone who finishes their shampoo and conditioner at the same time… I know I don’t. The ratio is about 1:500 when it comes to conditioner because I have what we call a Monica from friends hair situation at the best of time. Hence the need for a lot of conditioner every time I wash my hair. I’ve tried so many in my frizzy years, and now I steer away from silicones and sulphates in my haircare as well as using as little shampoo as possible. Yup, instead I use intensive conditioners to do their best at minimising the frizz and leaving things a lot more manageable.
When in doubt, add more conditioner…
One For Lovers Of Organic – John Masters Organics Repair Conditioner
My hair is currently definitely erring on the side of damaged, thanks to the bleach I’m still growing out… Balayage is great and all, but it leaves your hair feeling a little worse for wear. The JMO Repair Conditioner (via LoveLula) is specially designed to use organic ingredients of natural origin to strengthen the hair and leave it feeling stronger. It makes a huge different immediately, and helped to leave my waves softer and with less breakage.
One For Seriously Thirsty Hair – Rahua Hydration Conditioner
When hair is in need of a serious SOS situation, this Hydration Conditioner (via LoveLula) from Rahua is a miracle worker. It’s almost like a mask in terms of texture, which helps to instantly leave hair with less frizz and tangles. Mango is the hero ingredient when it comes to leaving behind a shine and leaving the hair more manageable. The shine is a really nice finish for the hair, and something I very rarely manage to achieve. Points to the bottle for being deliciously boujee as well.
One For Curls – Boucleme Curl Conditioner
In my pursuit for curly hair, Boucleme was the most effective brand I came across – their curl cleanser is the perfect shampoo for clarifying without stripping the hair of moisture, and their curl cream is an absolute dream (I use it pretty much every day). The Curl Conditioner is especially good for defining curls, as it really manages to hydrate hair within the cuticle which magically leaves curls looking and feeling softer and more defined. It has a blend of coconut oil, argan oil, linseed and honey which all work to intensively hydrate hair.
An Affordable Option – Noughty To The Rescue Conditioner
The best budget option? Look no further than Noughty’s To The Rescue offering, which does a fantastic job at smoothing hair and is often on offer for a fiver. I’d really recommend the entire brand – it’s all 97% natural, gorgeous packaging and they have an option for pretty much every hair type. This conditioner in particular is seriously thick, and works really well to squish into hair to condition curls or dry ends. Ingredients wise, it has sweet almond extract and shea butter to seal in moisture – it smells delicious, and the scent lingers nicely in the hair post wash, too.