I think it is quite insulting for me to drive all the way to Target because I cannot find ‘the brand name’ conditioner any where else, then I finally find it, I run home to re-wash my clean hair and ruin it because the conditioner has no slip!
What!? Le Sigh – Or you finally purchase that supposedly “good good” conditioner on line for the first time in years, breaking your rules, ruining your ‘no buy’ promise. Finally it arrives at your door late then you try it and it literally sucks.
Like many of us I am sure you have been fooled by an over hyped product that probably wasn’t all that it was cut out to be. Most of us need our conditioners to have slip so that we can detangle our hair. It needs to keep our hair soft and it needs to give the hair sustained moisture.
To be quite honest, with the market as flooded as it is with hair products that is not too much to ask; is it? If you happen to have a conditioner that is a dud chances are you’ve spent good money for it even if it was just 75 cents.
Money is money so before you throw away a perfectly good bottle of conditioner that doesn’t work, why not fix it? This post suggests 6 ways you can ‘fix’ your no slip, no detangle, non softening conditioners.
1. Add oil
If you want slip, then oil is your guy! Choose your favorite oil, olive oil* is mine because it is always available but you might like coconut oil* or jojoba oil* both of which are very healthy for your hair and scalp.
Add enough oil to create the feel you want. This means adding a little at a time until the mix is just perfect and your strands start to separate on their own.
2. Add honey*
Honey makes your conditioner oh so moisturizing and you do not need a lot for it to start to work. I would suggest pouring your conditioner into an empty jar before mixing in your honey because of how thick honey can get. You just want to make things easier for you to mix.
Two table spoons can make for a great moisture based solution so get in there and mix it up.
If you want even more moisture add 2 teaspoons of glycerin to your jar of honey conditioner as well. Glycerine* and honey* are humectants so they attract moisture and are perfect for a conditioner that might need a boost in the moisture department.
If you hair does not like glycerine*, or if you do not like that ingredient then stick with just honey for your mix.