Sunday, May 22, 2016

My Top 3 conditioners for Co-washing!

When I went natural I did a lot of searching for the right products (Even before I went natural, actually but going natural will be my excuse for accumulating so many products!) Mainly the right conditioner, one that would make my hair soft and manageable. I will admit that I was a little too dependant on conditioners for I what I wanted and less focused on what proper nutrition, vitamins, and water consumption could do for my hair. But these are the conditioners that I use for co-washing that do wonders for my hair, even if I do kind of slough off on the water drinking for a day or two.
 
1. Suave Professionals Rosemary Mint Conditioner, Invigorating Clean (natural collection, it's the one in the green bottle)
This is my absolute favorite conditioner for co-washing, the Rosemary and mint really makes it feel like it is cleansing your hair. As opposed to sitting on top of your scalp but it doesn't feel like your hair or scalp is being dried out. The bottle also says that it is "salon proven to invigorate as well as Aveda" I wouldn't know because I have only ever tried one Aveda hair care product and it was horrible. The scent is another thing I love, it isn't perfume like but rather boast the scent described in the title. The rosemary and mint blend beautifully and I think it would work well for those who can't stand scents that will make them smell like they were just chased down by the Macy's perfume counter spritzer girls... all at once. 
Pros
• The consistency - not too thin, not too thick
• The scent
• The effectiveness, it cleanses well and conditions well
Cons
• It doesn't come in a gallon size!
 
This product sells for $2.97 for 28 oz. and $2.00 for 12.6 oz at Walmart
 
Pantene PRO-V Smooth & Sleek Finishing Conditioner
First let me start off by saying if it's Pantene and I hate it that means it's probably just a bad product because I am in love with Pantene! I have tried about 10 Pantene products and have loved them all, this product is no exception. This is my go to conditioner when I am wearing a straight style in the Summer and I am worried about my hair getting frizzy. Because we all have those nights when the air is not up as high as it probably could be because we thought it would get too cold in the middle of the night and you wake up looking like something reminiscent of the bride of Frankenstein. If you haven't been there, you are very fortunate but for those of you who do have hair that is easily riddled by frizz, this may be the conditioner for you. I love the fact that it offers frizz protection for 72 hours but I have gone longer than that before I had to reach for a heat styling tool (something like 4 to 5 days). I also like that it is enriched with argan oil, the new thing in the beauty industry is marula oil but I am sticking with this, now, oldie but goodie.
 
Pros
  • Does what it says it will on the packaging
  • Nice Packaging
Cons
  • It provides okay moisturization but if you have super dry hair like me you will definitely have to follow it up with a deep conditioner.
This product sells for $6.42 for 29.2 oz at Walmart

Pantene Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner

Damn Erika, back at it with the Pantene! I just had to do that! Yes, another Pantene conditioner but the difference is this one is a proper co-wash, at least according to the label. This is Pantene's collection catered to black hair because it does seem like it does add a little weight to the hair, something that straight or thin hair probably could not handle.

Pros
  • Makes hair feel soft and moisturized

Cons
  • The scent, this product distinguishes itself as different from the other products in the Pantene line up, I think a different scent would be nice. Something different from the default Pantene scent, which is sort of perfumey and fruity.
This product sells for $5.97 for 20 oz at Walmart

All in all these condtioners are great but if you are reading this and trying to decide which one would suit you best I have listed hair problems/concerns below and what conditioner you might want based off of that.

You might want to try the Sauve Rosemary Mint Conditioner if...
you have an itchy/irritated scalp

it feels like most conditioners don't get your hair as clean as you would like

you prefer natural scents


You might want to try Pantene Smooth & Sleek Conditioner if...

you aren't looking for something deeply moisturizing

you just need something to control frizz

you would like a conditioner light in texture


You might want to try Pantene Truly Natural Co-Wash if...

you have dry coarse natural hair

you would like to try something that claims to be a proper co-wash

you like the idea of natural hair products without having to pay a lot of money

I hope you enjoyed this post and I also hope that you find something that can help you along your hair care journey!

Thank you for reading and be beautiful! (^_^)

  

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