We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 moisturising conditioners for Afro hair, here on Hair Popp. As I’m sure you know, the power of the conditioner is a must have when it comes to wash day. Therefore, bringing moisture and strength back into your hair, especially when it becomes a little dry is important for afro hair. So, to save you going out during these times, We’ve got you covered from deep conditioners to leave-in conditioners and everything in between and not forgetting black men’s beards.
Coconut Cream Deep Conditioner (silicone-free) by Bourn Beautiful Naturals
Firstly, start your self-care day right with this deep conditioning hair mask. No list of 10 moisturising conditioners for Afro hair is complete without a deep conditioner to lock in moisture, regain strength and revive your curls. It’s very thick, so you only need a little for it to work. It contains proteins, coconut milk full of fatty amino acids to repair and strengthen your afro and curly hair. It also has butters such as avocado and shea.
Kadian, the founder and chief mixologist recommends deep conditioning every other wash (7-10 days) and uses the avocado smoothie conditioner for regular wash days. Use this deep conditioner to revive your curls and ends of your dry hair.
The beautiful purple colour is a natural beetroot powder. The colour fades over time, especially if you’re storing under light but it doesn’t compromise the conditioner.
Hair tip. You don’t need to condition overnight. With this baby, you only need to leave it on for up to an hour. The results will be fully revived curls.
I love this deep conditioner because it's really thick so it doesn't evaporate straight away. It smells lovely!
Super Botanical’s Conditioner by Nylah Naturals (temporarily out of stock)
Next, you can treat your hair real good with this super, Super Botanical Conditioner. This moisterising conditioner is carefully formulated to help re-balance your hair cuticles. Therefore, this fast-acting formulation is loaded with essential amino acids and super botanicals which will soften your strands, lock in the moisture, and prevent breakage.
As the Super Botanicals Conditioner has very fatty oils, it’s really great for the hair and adds moisture. The natural conditioner contains pea protein for strength and moisture, therefore is a really good protein. Nylah Naturals believe that this is the most complex protein. This means that it’s able to add more restructuring to the hair than any other proteins such as soya.
In addition, the conditioner has shea butter. “Everybody knows and loves how moisturising and soft shea butter is”, says founder of Nylah Naturals.
Nylah Naturals is a vegan brand. Therefore, they only use plant-based proteins in their formulations.
Directions. After shampooing, split the hair into sections and apply the conditioner to all sections. This helps you to evenly spread the conditioner throughout the hair.
On standard wash day, leave on for at least 10 minutes. However, if its self-care day, use as a deep conditioner with a hair cap and leave for 30-60 minutes.
Tip from the founder. A lot of people like to leave their conditioner for hours or sometimes overnight which is really bad practice. Once it’s done its job, it’s really important that you do try and make sure that you’re not leaving your conditioner on for over an hour. If you don’t feel like it has worked, make sure you’re not using the right conditioner.
A firm favourite amongst relaxed sistas and naturalistas, Nylah is a multi-award winner in the Precious Lifestyle Awards ceremony. Nylah has also been awarded for the Best New Product award at CurlyTreats Festival. Here’s a tutorial on how mom washes daughters 4c hair.
Herbal Hair Tea Conditioners
Herbal hair tea grow
Try the Nylah Naturals Herbal Hair Tea Grow is enriched with super botanicals such as nettle, rosemary, peppermint and horsetail, the Herbal Hair Tea Grow is the reboot button to nourish and revive your hair – the perfect pick me up for a dry, flaky scalp!
Alternatively, the Nylah Naturals Herbal Hair Tea condition blend contains key herbs and super botanical. This helps to condition the hair and the scalp helping to reduce tangles and knots. The herbal hair tea smells amazing, when its brewing and in the hair, it left it feeling soft and is a perfect addition to a wash day.
Founder Kam and daughter Nylah
Avocado Smoothie Conditioner by Bourn Beautiful Naturals
I bought the Bourn Beautiful wash day kit for my toddler who has mixed hair. Tried all sorts before. Her hair was instantly soft straight after washing. The products didn't leave her hair feeling wet or hard and dry. Happy mommy. Beautiful products, left her curls looking hydrated and bouncy. Customer service is ace.
If you’d love a green smoothie for your body, then why not reap the benefits for your hair? This conditioner will make it effortless to detangle your hair and leave your hair feeling soft, smooth and strong. It contains slippery elm extract and fatty alcohols for slip, antioxidants, and hemp seed oil for barrier protection and anti-itch properties.
Bourn Beautiful Naturals Avocado Smoothie Conditioner is just what the hair doctor ordered. It’s a silicone-free green smoothie for your hair. Therefore, it does wonders for your curly natural hair. The Avocado Smoothie Conditioner will envelope your strands to effortlessly detangle and leave your hair feeling soft, smooth and strong. One of our happy customers describes as, the best conditioner I have ever come across. My hair loves it and it brings out my curls in my Afro hair. Leaves it shiny and smelling great Use this with the shampoo for a perfect result.
Other loyal customers of Bourn Beautiful Naturals say that Avocado Smoothie Conditioner complement the wonderful smell and moisture for the hair and they successfully experience that hair was soft after the shampoo and softer after conditioning.
The Rose & Honey Cream Conditioner by Flora & Curl
Rose & Honey Cream Conditioner by Flora & Curl
If you like botanical gardens, look no further. The Rose & Honey Cream Conditioner combines nature’s most moisture replenishing actives. This moisturising conditioner includes organic Rose Water and Aloe Vera Powder. Also, with a botanical combination of many beneficial & essential nutrients for dry and damaged hair, and it smells so good. Tend to your hair, it’s thirsty!
Organic Rose & Honey Milk Leave-In Detangler by Flora & Curl
You had me at rose and honey milk! Flora and Curl leave-in conditioner is not to be missed – perfect for restoring hair’s healthy moisture balance. Also, great to use for daily conditioning, the rose water adds moisture, slip and shine back into the hair without weight.
Botanically-rich, Flora & Curl Rose & Honey Milk Leave-In Detangler adds softness and slip to hair to release knots and tangles to make combing and styling manageability easier. It also serves as a leave-in moisturiser with a blend of coconut and Calendula Oils, perfect for restoring hair’s healthy moisture balance.
This moisturising leave-in conditioner is powerfully fortified with Organic Rose Damask Water, and infused with Honey, Sunflower, Oat, Marigold and Vitamin B to smoothen the cuticle, add shine, definition and ease manageability, whilst promoting hair softness. It helps the comb and fingers glide through hair, leaving it tangle-free and protected from breakage. A great detangling solution for all textures.
One shopper comment
Love this product! detangles great especially on day 3 or 4 between washes.
Deep conditioning clay wash by Flora & Curl
Deep conditioning clay wash
Say hello to our scalp soothing clay-based clarifying wash that is specially formulated for curls, kinks and coils. Cut the time you spend on washday in half with the Flora & Curl Coconut Mint Curl Refresh Clay Wash. unique 2-in-1 clarifying yet conditioning clay treatment. Nature’s most powerful earth clays purify the scalp and curls of build-up, while fruit powders of organic Coconut and Banana protect and condition overworked strands.
Rose, the founder of Flora & Curl
Leave-in conditioner by Bourn Beautiful Naturals
Use this as a nice protective base before styling. Once you’ve washed and conditioned, retain all that hard work and keep moisture in your afro and curly hair before styling. This light-weight conditioner utilises aloe vera and oat protein to add strength and embed moisture into your hair – making detangling a piece of cake. Angela says, ‘This will be now a staple in my hair regimen. Left my coils super moisturised (for days) and defined. Perfect for my twists and twist-outs’.
We’d recommend that you pair it with the Bourn Beautiful Naturals silky moisturising sulphate-free shampoo, and Hair Too Balm for the best results to cleanse, condition and seal in the moisture.
The Leave Me Be Leave-in Conditioner is silicone-free, glycerine-free and has aloe vera.
So, when styling, start with the Leave Me Be Leave-in Conditioner at the ends of your hair because they are the oldest and therefore the driest. Section your hair into four. Then, take a brush and brush the bottom of the hair. Split the hair into three twists. You can follow up with the styling kit which contains a balm, custard and a natural flaxseed gel.
Mango Butter & Black Seed Beard Conditioner for black men by Aaron Wallace
I've been using these products for the last four months and I've never looked back. I've been going beard gang strong.
Last but not least, let us not forget the black men’s grooming conditioner by Aaron Wallace. It’s not super common for men to use conditioner because they don’t know what it does. Conditioner improves the condition of the hair. Think of it as a rope. Imagine you have a big, thick rope and you drag that along the ground, and it gets wear and tear, the outer layers of the rope will begin to fray. What the conditioner does is smooths those outer layers down and makes it easier for you to comb through your beard, it detangles and improves the health of the hair.
The Aaron Wallace naturally derived hair and beard conditioner improves the look and feels of your hair and beard by repairing and strengthening from the inside of your strands to your outer hair cuticles, reducing the damage caused by daily grooming.
Designed to strengthen and reduce breakage in curly and coily hair the Aaron Wallace hair and beard conditioner nourishes, detangles and reduces flaking. Leaving your hair and beard smooth, glossy, soft and supple. This black men’s bead condition is infused with distinct notes of amber, leather and spices opening with baies rose, bergamot and lime.
This sulphate-free beard conditioner created for men of colour protects and repairs the hair and beard whilst replenishing lost oils. Step 2 of the Aaron Wallace 3 part black men’s grooming regime. Follow up with the hair and beard moisteriser.
Aaron, the founder of Aaron Wallace
Also, we’ve got hair tools for moisturising conditioners for Afro hair. Use the Magic Star Detangling Comb to detangle with the conditioner in your hair to even it out.
Benefits of this hair styling tool are that it’s great for using for when you’re shampooing or conditioning. It’s antistatic and also non-porous so it doesn’t harbour any mould like traditional combs that you buy in your local hair shop. Typically, the material they’re made with, they harbour a lot of bacteria and mould. Additionally, this comb has no spikes which mean it doesn’t pull and snap at the hair.
You can find all 6 moisturising conditioners for Afro hair and loose curls in our shop. Remember you don’t have to be a dry head during lockdown. Please share how they make your hair feel in the comments below, or on our Twitter and Instagram.
Which one of the moisturising conditioners for Afro hair will you try?