3 BUDGET FRIENDLY CONDITIONERS FOR NATURAL HAIR

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Is there such a thing as a co-wash-aholic?  If so, that’s me (raises hand).  I love conditioning my natural hair, and I am always thrilled when I can find a budget friendly conditioner that works well for my hair.  I have tried so many different products that it’s not even funny.  While I appreciate the more expensive brands, and I have quite a few of those in my stash, I appreciate the products that are easy on my wallet as well.

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair

 

The one major thing that I look for when it comes to a conditioner is how well it moisturizes.  That is a top priority for me.  I also like a conditioner that provides a nice slip and does a good job of detangling my hair. These three conditioners do an amazing job, and best of all, they are easy on your budget.

 

AUSSIE MOIST 3-MINUTE MIRACLE DEEP CONDITIONER

I absolutely love this Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.  It has a very nice smell to it and a thick consistency which I love.  I apply it and comb it through my hair when I first get into the shower.  I allow the conditioner to penetrate my hair while I am washing my body.  Afterward, I rinse it and it leaves my hair super soft and manageable. This stuff leaves my hair extremely moisturized. I keep this one in my shower and use it every other week as a quick deep conditioner. Did I mention that I love this conditioner!

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair

 

HERBAL ESSENCES HELLO HYDRATION MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER

I love the smell of coconut and orchid.  And this Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner is infused with coconut milk and orchid, which leaves your hair smelling divine.  I use this as a co-wash. It is actually one of my go-to conditioners for co-washing. This Herbal Essences conditioner has a nice consistency to it and it provides a great slip. It does a great job of detangling the hair.  After use, my hair is always soft, manageable and very moisturized.  

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair

GIOVANNI 50/50 BALANCED MOISTURIZING CONDITIONER

I use the Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Conditioner as a co-wash also.  It did a really good job of conditioning my hair.  It has a nice pleasant botanical smell.  It is a tad bit thin in consistency to me. Because my hair is thick, I had to use quite a bit of it.  Giovanni provides a good slip when co-washing your hair.  It did a really good job of moisturizing and left my hair really soft and manageable.

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair

Each of the products listed did a very nice job of detangling my hair and provided it with much-needed moisture. So, what’s your favorite budget friendly conditioner?  Leave me a comment.

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Sonia

MY NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY

I have been wearing my hair natural for 8 years now.  When I first went natural, I chose to big chop as opposed to transitioning. I wanted to feel that sense of immediate gratification.  There were a few times in the beginning of my journey that I considered going back to the “creamy crack,” but I am glad that I stuck it out.

I have been wearing my natural hair for 8 years now.  When I first went natural, I chose to big chop as opposed to transitioning. I wanted to feel that sense of immediate gratification.  There were a few times in the beginning of my journey that I considered going back to the “creamy crack,” but I am glad that I stuck it out.


I went through a long process of trying to find what actually works for my hair.  I consider myself a “reformed”’ product junkie.  At the beginning of my journey, I tried almost every product on the shelf hoping that it would work for my hair the same way it worked for another individual.  I eventually learned that we all have different textures of hair and that not all products work the same for each person.

I have gone through a big chop five times since originally going natural.  I am currently rocking a TWA now.  I consider myself a lazy natural.  Meaning that I don’t want to spend an excessive amount of time styling my hair.  I actually think I’m burned out from the days of perming my hair and spending so much time flat ironing and curling and what not. I also think the joys of motherhood and having to keep up with my son has a bit to do with that as well. Presently, short hair is just so much easier for me to maintain.  I will probably eventually let it grow back out, but I am enjoying this stage right now.

My Natural Hair Journey
My TWA

To care for my hair, I co-wash weekly.  I shampoo every other week unless I have product buildup, then I’ll shampoo more frequently using a clarifying shampoo. I always use a leave-in conditioner and I deep condition my hair every other week.  I follow the LCO (liquid, cream, oil) method after washing my hair.   This method works better for my hair.  I have used olive, coconut, grape seed and jojoba oils on my hair.  My hair seems to like grape seed oil best.  It’s very light and does a great job when it comes to sealing my hair.  When it comes to styling, I use either Care Free Curl Gold activator to add a bit of moisture and shine, at other times all I use is Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer. Yes, they are old-school, but they work great on my tiny fro. There are other products that I use to style my hair, but these tend to be my go- to products.

I love my hair and again, I am so thankful that I kept it natural instead of going back to the relaxer.  How is your natural hair journey going?  Have any of you fallen off the wagon and decided to go back to relaxing?Leave me a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sonia

 

 

EDEN BODYWORKS NATURAL PUDDING SOUFFLE REVIEW

I was excited to give this product a try because I’d heard so many great reviews on it.

I was excited to give this Eden BodyWorks Natural Pudding Souffle a try because I’d heard so many great reviews on it.  I decided that I would use this as a part of my wash and go routine.  I purchased this pudding souffle at my local Wal-Mart for about $8.

The description states that it “adds moisture to dry, thirsty tresses using an exotic blend of all natural ingredients formulated to reduce frizz, enhance textured styles and provide a soft, shiny finish.” Before applying the souffle, I shampooed my hair with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and  conditioned with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner.  I did not rinse out my conditioner.

While my hair was damp, I applied a small amount of coconut oil to my hair, and then I applied the Eden Body Works Natural Pudding Souffle. This product is very thick in consistency. It also has a nice, but very light coconut smell to it.  During the application process, the product felt very sticky to me.  I applied a good bit of the product to my hair completely from root to tip. I then allowed my hair to air dry.

After my hair was completely dry, I noticed white flakes on top of my hair.  My hair was also extremely dry.  The only pro was that my curls were nicely defined. It did not give me the results that I was expecting, so I was a bit disappointed.  The directions did state “for best results, use with Coconut Shea Leave in Conditioner.”  I don’t know if that would have made a difference, or not. I haven’t completely given up on this product.  I am going to try the full line of Eden Body Works products (shampoo and conditioner) along with the pudding souffle to see if I can achieve better results.

Have you tried this pudding souffle?  What was your experience?  Leave us a comment below.
Ingredient List: Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , Vegetable Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Steareth-20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol