By Erma W.
Conditioners are a vital part of all haircare regimens. They help to give our hair structure and strength, and they make our hair look and feel good. There are several types of conditioners on the market, including:
1. Cleansing conditioners: Thanks to cleansing conditioners, we no longer have to choose between clean and soft hair. What's even better is that many cleansing conditioners are formulated to specifically address the needs of curly hair (dryness, breakage, lack of moisture retention, etc.). Scan the aisles to see which ones are best for you. Some cleansing conditioners to consider are Curl Junkie's Daily Fix, Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream, and Curly Q's Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream.
2. Protein Conditioners: I like to think of protein conditioners as the strengtheners and structure-givers. They help the hair to be its best and withstand environmental, mechanical, and thermal harshness. Our hair needs to be strong to maintain its elasticity and pliability. If you're in need of a great protein conditioner, check out Aphogee's Keratin Two-Minute Reconstructor, Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner, and Curl Junkie's Curl Fix Intensive Hair Treatment.
3. Volumizing Conditioners: Limp hair can be the bane of a naturalista's existence. We want fullness...fast! If your hair is not naturally full, you can still have voluminous hair: just pick up a volumizing conditioner. Try out Ouidad's Playcurl Volumizing Conditioner and Shea Moisture's Yucca and Baobab Volumizing Conditioner.
4. Moisturizing Conditioners: Perhaps the most utilized type of hair product among naturals is a moisturizing conditioner. It's the ultimate go-to fix for banishing dryness and restoring softness. The creamier, the better. Get your moisture dosage with JessiCurl Deep Conditioning Treatment and Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner.
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