5 Ways To Deal With A Rubbish Conditioner

acme conditionerYou know what I hate? Getting sucked in by fancy packaging! This is the oldest marketing trick in the book and it is still being used by major corporations to this day because it works.

Product not selling? Change the packaging, re-market the same junk and voila, profits are soaring again and another sucker is born.

Since conditioners are the most common things in our product arsenal we are bound to run into one or two that are a little lack luster to say the least.

So what do you do when faced with a jumbo bottle of conditioner that didn’t float your boat the first time you used it? Throw it away? No way girl, even the most dire of conditioners can be saved.

Keep reading we will give you a few options for turning your drab conditioner into fab!

1. No slip?

Slip is the number one priority for us girls especially for those with natural hair because we want to feel the conditioner literally melt the tangles away so we can comb less and preserve more length.

If your conditioner is a slip free zone add oil to it to get it going and watch your hair detangle on command. You can use any oil but we would suggest something simple, like olive oil or grape seed oil that is usually purchased in larger quantities.

Add 2-3 tablespoons per portion of conditioner but you can adjust this depending on the length and thickness of your hair.

2. Too thin?

Not only can slip be a problem but some of us like our conditioner to have a little weight to it. Thin conditioners are so 1988 so if you want to add a little fluff to your thin stuff, (corny right? smh) just melt some Shea butter and mix well into the conditioner.

The Shea butter will thicken the conditioner as the mixture cools giving you a little more substance to work with. If your conditioner lacks umph and slip, then shea butter might do the trick by itself or you can add a little oil as discussed earlier.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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