Our 7 Favorite Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair

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There’s nothing I love more on the weekend than a nice deep conditioning treatment for my hair. And while that may not sound like as much fun as a day at the beach or a bottomless brunch, it’s an important part of your hair care routine. Regular deep conditioning can keep your hair looking healthy, repairing damage from breakage and split ends.

Every two weeks, you should apply the deep conditioner of your choice to freshly washed hair from root to tip. Be generous (none of that less is more stuff here!). Then work through the tangles with your favorite detangling comb or brush and let the conditioner sit on your hair for the time suggested on the package instructions. And if you really want to treat yourself, sit under a hood dryer for an even deeper treatment. Then rinse and style as usual.

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If you’re looking for a way to show your hair some love, check out some of my favorite deep conditioners.

Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

Fatty acids from South American babassu oil are one of the key ingredients in Mielle Organics’ Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner. Great for all hair types, including color treated hair, it helps keep your ends smooth and controls that pesky unwanted frizz.

SheaMoisture Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

Manuka honey, mafura oil and shea butter work well together in SheaMoisture’s Intensive Hydration Hair Masque. Your dry, damaged ends will be no more after a few minutes with this masque that does not come to play. And with no silicones, sulfates or parabens, you can feel good about using this cruelty free product as part of your deep conditioning treatment.

Aunt Jackie’s Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

Aunt Jackie’s Fix My Hair is a deep conditioning masque that will do just that. It sounds fancier when you spell it “masque,” doesn’t it? With a list of ingredients that includes flaxseed, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and coconut oil, it’s made for dry, damaged hair. Trust me, your hair can’t help but feel softer and smoother after a treatment.

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask & Deep Conditioner

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

The Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask & Deep Conditioner from Arvazallia is the perfect treatment for dry, damaged hair. The key ingredient, argan oil, moisturizes the hair and scalp and helps reduce the damage caused by breakage and split ends, leaving you with a healthy head of hair. In just five minutes, you’ll be left looking like you just stepped out of the salon.

CURLS Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

Don’t let damaged ends interfere with your growth. The Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask from CURLS will condition your curls, help repair damage and encourage your hair to grow. That is, until you see a cute short hair cut you want to show your stylist.

As I Am Hydration Elation Conditioner

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Photo: Screen shot - Amazon.com

Your dry, split ends will do a happy dance when you treat them to a little As I AM Hydration Elation. It’s made with natural ingredients like coconut, sugar cane and green tea, and smells great. And you won’t believe how soft and manageable your hair feels afterwards.

MADAM by Madam C.J. Walker Instant Repair Deep Conditioner

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Photo: Screen shot - Madambymcjw.com

If you’re looking for a good quality deep conditioner, look no further than MADAM by Madam C.J. Walker. Curly, straight and protective styles can all benefit from the Instant Repair Deep Conditioner, part of their Scalp to Strand system of products designed to make your hair look great from root to tip. And the best part? It’s made without alcohol, parabens, silicones or sulfates. A thirty minute treatment will leave your hair feeling stronger and more manageable.