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?

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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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Lisa
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!

Lucky
Lucky

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

Bridget D. Webb

Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner & Suave Coconut Shampoo! 🙂

Beverly Hull-Meadows

VO5 and Treseeme naturals

JojoFree
JojoFree

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

Dee-Dee
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.

Parrish Bonner-Bush

Treseme Naturals

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I need to try this one.

Sabrina Richmond Perkins

I have got to get my hands on that Suave coconut conditioner!

Carrolina Rep

Suave

Carrolina Rep

And those I find at Ross or marshalls for 5$:) follow Facebook.com/carrolinahaircare pls

Leticia 'Choc' Joshua

V05

Nisha
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.

Iris Brock

VO5 Blackberry Sage Tea conditioner.

McKinney Gam

VO5 is the best for me.

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.

KESH
KESH

Tresemme Vibrantly Smooth.

KESH
KESH

TRESEMME VIBRANTLY SMOOTH!

Michelle F.
Michelle F.

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

emelia
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

1stLadyCee
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.

Isha Walker

Here in Barbados that tresemme isn’t cheap.

Taiesha Atkinson

Roughly about $10 the least at that :/

Kirra Bryant

I love Tresemme but it is not that cheap

Terri Poindexter Patterson

I love the VO5 conditioner. I get it for 84 cents at Wal-Mart.

Cristen Moore

My favorite too

Angie Jackson

That Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is awesome. Cheap doesn’t mean it’s not good

Mayia Barnes

Tresemme is my thang right now but if I find VO5 for less than a dollar I stock up

LaToya Wells

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

Isha Walker

$7 is cheap I get it for $14.99

Dave-Ann Bigford

I prefer Tresemme, it wrks great. The Vo5 don’t wrk 4 me plus I’ve never used Aussie.

Alisa Renee Green

Suave from walgreens! Super cheap (even the jumbo conditioner)

Cecille Taylor

Vo5 works just find for me.

Tiki Triplett

Austin 3 minute miracle!!!!

Nonie Oboli

VO5 works every time.

Neka Parms

V05

Malakah Angellia Gladston

For the life of me, I cannot find this tresemmé natutals anywhere!

Rosie Overton

VO5

Cristen Moore

Vo5 and herbal essence ..hello hydration

Mwila Kamombo-Williams

Tresemme` is $4.79 at Wal-Mart.

Maya Dennies

TRESemmè naturals. I pay $1.50 for mine lol.

Caroline Maria Sawyer-Anderson

Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner for co-washings great!

Richards Tanisha

Aussie 3min miracle

Dana Wilson

Tresseme curl hydration gets u right!

Michelle Belle-Villa

All 3!

Carmella McCoy

Tresseme Naturals

Linda PennyRed Gales

Traylaunda Smith

Patti Broome

I love aussie