Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

So I’m back from Boston. I had a lovely stay and enjoyed every moment that I spent with family and friends. Now it’s back to the daily grind (i.e. running too and fro with a toddler and working). Oh it really does take a village to raise a child. I’m so grateful for every moment I had back home with my family and friends. Hubs and I got a lot of quality time on this trip and everyone was ever so happy to “take Peanut off our hands”.

Per usual, I did a little shopping on this trip for hair products.

I bought:

  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Treatment. My verdict is still out. I only used it once and it wasn’t at home, so I couldn’t do my usual deep treatment. So I’ll do a review at a later time.
  • I can’t remember the name of one conditioner that I bought, but it was a very inexpensive Suave Conditioner.
  • Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox. Again, I only used this once. However, I did really like how my hair felt after one use, so am really excited to give it another go.
  • Aveda Be Brilliant Conditioner and Styling Creme. I used to love this stuff during my relaxed days. It’s on the pricey side, but I plan on doctoring it up and adding my own ingredients to it sometimes, to stretch it out. I wasn’t crazy about their Be Curly Line, it did wonders for my relaxed hair, when I wore a wash-n-go, but absolutely nothing for my curly hair. The sales clerk at the store had beautifully, tightly coiled hair and praised this product. I’m hoping it won’t disappoint.
  • Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In. I didn’t like this after using once, but I bought so am going to make it work. I might try using it as a conditioner instead of a leave-in and of course adding some moisturizing ingredients to it. I just feel it sits on my head. Maybe diluting it in water would help… I’ll of course, give it another try, before reviewing it.

At the moment, my hair is straight. I went to my old stylist to get my hair blown out and get a much-needed trim. I’m going on week two *hides in shame* of straight hair at this point. I’ll probably wash it this weekend. I do miss my curls, but pin curling or wrapping at night and heading to bead without any additional work has been so heavenly.

Let’s Make a List: Cheap Effective Drug Store Conditioners

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday and wonderful Mother’s Day with your little ones or with your Mommies! I thought it would be fun to start a group list of wonderful drug store conditioners that work well on your low porosity hair. I’ll start by reviewing a couple and would love for you to shout out your suggestions in the comments section. Remember, I don’t live in the US, so to help your fellow readers, your comments would be greatly appreciated. The conditioners shouldn’t cost more than 8 dollars.

Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner – less than $3

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I bought this on the spur of moment, on a trip back home. So happy with that choice. This conditioner has AMAZING slip. A little goes a long way and it actually works quite nicely as a co-wash, detangler and deep conditioner. Detangling is a breeze with this conditioner, I apply it to my hair in four sections and watch in amazement as my wide tooth comb glides through my hair. At less than three dollars a bottle, it’s worth a try! I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

Aussie Moist Conditioner – less than $5

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I’m never gonna quit you Aussie Moist. I’ve never tried their shampoos, but this conditioner is amazing! I use it for everything from detangling to deep conditioning and sometimes I use a little on my ends for moisture. I love this stuff, the smell, the consistency and the fact that it always yields remarkable results. Definitely a product that will stay in my rotation. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

Cantu Shea Butter Rinse Out Conditioner – less than $5

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I love this conditioner as a deep conditioner. It’s very moisturizing and smells great! It doesn’t have an insane amount of slip, so you might have to detangle with a conditioner that offers more slip. However, after sitting under the dryer with this in my hair, it feels soft and supple. I give it 4 out of 5 starts!

Tressem̩ Naturals with aloe and avocado Рless than $6

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First of all, you get bang for your buck with this conditioner. It’s huge, 25 fl. oz and less than six dollars is a steal! This conditioner smells great. I think it is a perfect co-wash, detangler and styler in the summer. Sometimes I dilute it with a little water and use is as a leave-in (in the summer). I rarely use it as a deep conditioner, unless I doctor it up with olive oil and honey. I give this conditioner 4 out of 5 stars for its versatility!

Have you tried any of the above? Now on to you, please share your favorite cheap drug store conditioners that you can’t live without!