5 Ways To Make Use Of Your Cheap Conditioners

Organix Nourishing Coconut MilkTraditionally prepooing is just the use of oils applied to the hair for a while before washing but many have found that they can cause an runny oily mess, especially if you are too generous with the oil. One way to combat that is to add your cheap conditioner to your prepoo mix.

Your conditioner will be thicker than your oil and help keep it in place…on your hair and not on your floor, bed, sink or on you. The cheap conditioner will also also aid in detangling so let your oils and your conditioner make your washday more positive and productive.

4. Cowashes in between your regular washes – I cowash to cleanse about once a week but I condition wash (rewetting hair and applying conditioner) a few times during the week.

There’s no need to use your cleansing conditioner each time you are just re-wetting your hair as that is wasteful and if you are like me, my cleansing conditioner (As I Am Coconut Cowash) is not cheap. I love it so I buy it but at $12 for a jar I’m not trying to waste it.

On the other hand my recent condition wash favorite (Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner by Organix) only costs me $4 at Walgreens so I can be as generous with it as I please!

It’s a no-brainer to see why I use my cleansing conditioner sparingly and my cheap ones as often as I please. They do serve different purposes so it’s not necessary to use them for both routines. Having just expensive products in your shower will become too costly over time so start thinking about finding a cheap one for the times you don’t absolutely need the pricey one.

If you don’t cowash then rotate one wash day with your expensive conditioner and another wash day with your cheap one to help save a few bucks without harming your hair.


5. Detangling before DC’ing – Detangling is a mother of a headache for most naturals across the board. If you’ve been lazy and allowed your hair to knot up by neglect (hey, we ALL do it sometimes so don’t hang you’re your head in shame) then you already know the problem you will face after cleansing your hair and having to work the tangles out of your tresses.

I use tons of conditioner when I’m being good and washing regularly but when I wait too long to get in that shower and wash my hair…I can go through almost an entire bottle.

Don’t waste your detangling sessions on expensive conditioners. You can use them for the DC’ing (deep conditioning) process, instead use this opportunity to make use of your cheap conditioner instead. It’s cheap so slather it on to make your detangling session much easier and you won’t be worried about how much of it you are using.

In Closing…

Cheap conditioners have a purpose for naturals and although they may not work as great as your favorite or more expensive ones they can still be lifesavers. Keep your expensive products for the heavy-duty projects and use your cheap ones for the small stuff.

What is your favorite cheap conditioner?

Originally posted 2014-04-09 17:00:04.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Comments

  1. Lisa

    Great article, great information! I will definitely be trying the nourishing coconut milk, especially since it can be purchased for $4. I’m surprised you pay $12 for the AS I Am Coconut Cowash. Its sold here, down south for $9.99. Thanks for the info, good stuff!

    1. Lucky

      Same here. In my area (the South) it’s $9.99

    1. JojoFree

      VO5, Tresseme Naturals Avocado and Aloe condish, Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle

  2. Dee-Dee

    My favorite cheap condition is Tea Tree from Trader Joe’s , $3.99. Leaves my type 4a & b , soft and moisturized. I also use it as a cowash some days.

  3. Nisha

    Hi Sabrina! Love your website! It has become my natural hair Bible… Lol. My favorite cheap conditioner is Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition for Dry, Damaged hair. It’s about $3.

  4. Vivian Chandler
    Vivian Chandler

    Suave’s coconut conditioner is my “go to” cheap conditioner and it mixes well with everything else I use! I’m a bona fide WEN Girl (Fig) for cleansing. I also absolutely LOVE TRESemme`Naturals conditioner.

  5. Michelle F.

    Tresemme conditioners work best and sometimes I do add oil when I pre-poo.

  6. emelia

    good afternoon.
    I’ve got a five year old that I am growing natural hair, its so difficult to detangle, any best products that I can fine in south Africa to
    detangle her hair, she’s got a 4c hair type any product to make it softer.

    regards
    emelia

  7. 1stLadyCee

    Great article. Thank you for the great tips. I will definitely refer to this article on my next wash day. Oh yeah, by the way, here in the DMV As I Am Coconut Co-Wash is about $8.99 a jar.

  8. LaToya Wells
    LaToya Wells

    Tresemme Naturals is not cheap and it works very well for my hair. It’s about $7 at rite aid.

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