5 Signs That A Conditioner Isn’t Working For Your Hair

5 Signs That A Conditioner Isn't Working For Your Hair

So let me ask y’all a question: Have you ever been online, seen a conditioner that everyone is raving about, bought it, and even after not really digging it on the first, second and third use kept using it anyway?

I have, as ashamed as I am of admitting it, I have. Now I am not one of those type of people who follow the crowd, but when I heard of all of the major positive reviews on Silicon Mix Hair Treatment, I was like "This is the conditioner that is going to get me to waist length"!

This was a few years back when I first began my hair journey and I was desperate to find a truly moisturizing conditioner.

The day that I bought it , I went home to try it immediately. I washed my hair and applied the conditioner. I was like "Okay, this is not too bad", but wasn't truly impressed.

After I rinsed it out , I was like "I'm not getting that feeling like the other girls, but it has to work because it works for everyone else". So I kept using it.

Needless to say, I wasted a lot of time and hair with that conditioner. Ladies, when you are using a conditioner and this is happening it is simply NOT an effective conditioner for your hair.

Below we have listed the tell-tale signs of an non-effective conditioner and how to remedy things to make it more effective. Read on!


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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Melanie Bowen

Creme of Nature Argan Conditioner didn’t work for me but I love the shampoo.

Ave Petit Lmsw

I have not found a single conditioner that works for me. I use a combination with added ingredients to give my hair what it needs

Tammie Faulkner Taylor

Silicone Mix

melanie washington
melanie washington

I tried using the cashmere conditioner in the got2b line. My hair smelled great but was dry and crunchy

Lisa
Lisa

Oh No!

Shawnnita Larkins

Mainly Leave in conditioners

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

I have used the following for my and it is still not growing and it is still very dry. I have used a combonation of the following
1) Olive Oil
2) Clear Castor Oil
3) Honey
4) Eggs
5) Peppermint Oil
6) Cayene Pepper
I have been doing mixtures of the above for over a year and nothing has made a difference!!
HELP!!!

tasha buraimoh
tasha buraimoh

i have typical afro hair, i have been spraying my hair 2 to 3 times a day with water and rubbing in, it really keeps hair hydrated, then i use a few sprays morrocan argon oil into the damp hair, i do this twice a day and i have seen and felt the results in a week! good luck. also i use the aussie brand shampoo, and conditioner called miracle moist :)) good luck! xxx

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

Thank you so much! I will try this tonight and see how this works for me. Will keep you posted.

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

Hi:
So far I have done the spray in the morning and at night. Not seeing much change. I am still looking for the Aussie Shampoo & Conditioner. Will check out other stores this weekend. Will keep you posted.
Thanks

NThomas
NThomas

I use Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut Oil (virgin/unrefined) & cayenne pepper, works great for me.

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

Hi:
I just placed an order for all the items that you have suggested. Placed a 2-day air to get them I will keep you posted as to how it worked on my hair
Thanks so much.

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

Hi NThomas:
Just got all my items and now I need to know how to mix it? How long do I leave it in and how offten. Thanks for your help.

Lisa
Lisa

Hello Hydration is definitely not working for me. I bought it because many naturals sang its praises. It causes my hair to shrink and tangle even more. I don’t find this product to have enough slip for me.

Ja'Torien Jones

Neutrogena Triple Moisture leave in does nothing for my hair.

DLB
DLB

Thanks for this article Danni! This information is good to know. I am still looking for the right conditioner for my low porosity, cottony feel hair. My hair is growing, but it still isn’t soft after it dries completely, though I can feel the moisture on my hands, shrinkage, small knots…… But I am still learning. Again, thanks for the article.

Karletta Harvey

The silicone mix is kool but it messes up my ends but I like it so I put coconut oil in be I put the silicone on

Lovely Tee

Creme of nature leave in with argan oil… It works for me…

Lozette Clemons

My hair is extremely soft and it is growing fast and thick, but what do i do about my forever dry itchy scalp. I’ve tried argon and olive oil!

Nikita Peppa Seed Richards

Maybe try Jojoba

KJ
KJ

Try using castor oil. I had the same issue (the whole reason why I went natural, and I thought that might solve it), and nothing seemed to work until I started rubbing castor oil on my scalp.

Ladyjfb
Ladyjfb

Hey KJ;
I will add that also. I am trying to get my hair together for the summer and have been at this since November with nothing happening. I will keep you posted with any good news 🙂

Thanks so much…….

Prú Sashà

Try castor oil

Mauricette Dognon

Garnier didn’t work for me

Lozette Clemons

Will do thanks

Sahara Kristan Ware

Cyrene of natur Aegean leave in spray conditioner. Horrible for my hair ughh

Renee Thomas

Shea Moisture product line. My hair loves the conditioner. I did add olive oil to the masque.
Hair felt wonderful. Easy to comb and smelled great.

Shante Willnevasettle

Mane & Tail didn’t work. My fave conditioner is Humectress by Nexxus. So many think Nexxus isn’t made for “black” hair. But its the best conditioner I’ve ever tried . pricey, but worth it.

Brittany MissPriss Leggett

Good read Froncessca Curry

Alyssa Ali Philip-Rose

I love the Humectress too but I buy the generic brand from Sally’s instead

Eboni Bailey

Wht is the generic brand called please ?

Stacie Hart

Please tell me the name so I could buy it

Panama M America

amika and argan magic.

Shannell Pruitt

Cantu shea butter leave in

Aria Dragoa

I just add argon oil and honey makes my hair more moisturised

Ni-Ni Patterson

Shante Willnevasettle, I’m relaxed and can attest to how great Nexxus is. And their products smell amazing too! I’ve been using their products for right under 20 years.

Valerie Mayes

@Eboni Bailey…if you go to Sally’s they have a generic brand for Paul Mitchell, Nexus & Chi.

Jestina Campbell

Apghoee leave in conditioner sucks… but I use all the other products from the line…

Angel Park

As I am cowash….I shouldnt have believed the hype

Jenine Mathews

I didn’t like it either. I’m 4c. BUT I love shea moistures coconut and hibiscus one

Kenya Clark

It has too much alcohol

Patricia Lucky

Paul Mitchell products work for me never had a perm

Lashanda Mayberry

I just brought this go curly conditioner by dark and lovely, it is awful. Im gonna go get me some of that nexxus. Im natural and ive been having the hardest time finding a good conditioner.

Tiffani Whitsett

It’s not a natural product but it’s really good and a little pricey my beautician used it in my hair and I cont to use it. Alter ego Italy garlic mask! Smells good and does wonder to my hair ! I actually like most alter ego Italy products

Felicia Robinson

As I am word for me

Alyssa Ali Philip-Rose

Generic Value Products® Moisturizing Conditioner

Rhonda Lett-Miller

I love As I Am co-wash

Ashley Kelly

Trying cantu as we speak on my six year old, been using Shea moisture but on a tight budget

Maya Woodall

It’s called like PROGANIX OR SOMETHING ….hair hates it it’s like soooooo drying

Robin Bulluck

I am trying the Shea Moisture (pink label) and was not all that pleased with the conditioner…I will probably finish it but the best I have found is Tresseme Naturals and I did like Pantene when I was transitioning (bronze bottles) because my hair felt “moist” after it dried….4c hair…

Rosstay Fallinback

As I Am is thee best! Its for black hair.

La Shunrick Denise

As I am is terrible on my hair

Janet Eligio

I am using Organic’s cholesterol w/ tea tree and its pretty good

Kerlone T Merchant

cantu shea butter deep condition treatment, make ma hair feel dry and course but my hair loves the leave in conditioner

Amina Brooks

Elasta QP conditioner & leave in conditioner did not work for me it made my hair feel funny

Roberta Hosey

Love As I Am coconut co wash, Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle deep conditioner.

Allyson Wright

Joico moisture recovery conditioner; did nothing for me!

Allyson Wright

Shea moisture superfruit complex deep conditioner. I believed the hype! It did nothing for me compared to others and I HATE the smell! Yuck!

Nicole Williams

Shawnte Robinson

Sheila Klas Cairo Gambier Ligeon

Dit is zo slechte product zeker als de eigenaar vertelt dat het natuurlijk producten zijn. Wat ik zo raar vindt dat dit ons gezin veel problemen heeft veroorzaak.Sisay conditioner heeft op mijn dochters hoofdhuid en mezelf schimmel gegeven en de andere producten na een week ging ze stinken soort rottige geur. De Sisay spullen zijn niet goedkoop. De potjes en flessen zijn heel klein. Je betaald veel geld voor wat schimmels en stank. Dank aan tonka vet de echte tonka uit Suriname en Carol s daughter. Me dochters en mijn haar groeit goed en het stinkt niet. Ik gebruik nog steeds natuurlijke producten voor mijn haar. Maar hel no geen Sisay voor ons. : /

Missy Kilibibi

Intéressant !!!

Ilona Rasaada Lovinit

Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioner..