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A list of some of the best conditioners for natural black hair. Continually updated, so bookmark this post or Follow by Email using the link to the right!  #TeamNatural

Whether you're transitioning or a veteran naturalista, you're probably constantly on the hunt for a creamy, effective conditioner for natural black hair. A good conditioner moisturizes, leaving your hair feeling soft, shiny, nourished and detangled. It should also have all-natural ingredients and be paraben-free whenever possible. Here are a few of my personal favorites -- the list will be continually updated as I have more finds.

Aussie Moist Conditioner



This is a favorite among many ladies with natural black hair because it makes your hair very easy to comb through and detangle after washing. I've tried it personally and like the results very much. Natural ingredients include ecklonia radiata extract, jojoba seed oil and aloe leaf juice


Pros: Works nicely -- makes your hair easy to comb through both while it's in your hair and after you wash it out. Smells good. Inexpensive and easy to find at any pharmacy's beauty section.


Cons: Alcohol (stearyl, cetyl, benzyl) as well as a number of other long chemical names listed under the ingredients.




Pantene Relaxed & Natural Conditioner





Some may disagree with me for this choice, but I still like it, it's still hanging on in the bathroom. I used this when my hair was relaxed and it still does the trick for my natural black hair. It gives your hair a nice consistency and shine after washing it out. Pantene Relaxed & Natural conditioner contains coconut oil and jojoba seed extract. It's also fairly inexpensive.


Pros: Inexpensive, easy to find and works OK. Also has some natural ingredients.


Cons: A lot of alcohol and some other chemical ingredients.






Miss Jessie's Creme De La Creme Conditioner





Haven't tried this one yet as of this first posting, but I've had a bottle in my bathroom for some time now. Will try it out and update the list accordingly, but from what I've heard and read it's a very good choice for natural black hair (5 stars on Amazon). Miss Jessie's also has a number of leave-in products to help you manipulate and style your hair, like the curl pudding.

Update: Tried Miss Jessie's Creme De La Creme conditioner for the first time today. It is very effective for detangling -- moments after adding the creme to my wet naturally kinky hair I was able to pull a comb right through from root to tip. Hair was soft and fluffy after air drying. Good stuff.


Pros: Many natural extracts listed. Very good for detangling. Also, a black owned hair care business made and distributed in Brooklyn, NY!


Cons: A bit pricey and a few chemical ingredients/alcohol, but not too many.






Do you have any suggestions for this list of the best conditioners for natural black hair? Post it in the comments below. I'd like to give #TeamNatural as complete a list as possible.


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