Deep Conditioners for Relaxed hair

by Tara Smith
[ Hair Stylist ]

We all know that relaxed hair benefits greatly from a consistent and healthy-hair-friendly routine full of T.L.C. Though every step of your hair care regimen is important, the deep conditioning aspect, we must say, can really make or break your routine!

Often, I see that people either don’t deep condition their hair at all or they haven’t incorporated the right balance of moisture and strength in their deep conditioners, something imperative for relaxed hair. Deep conditioning is so vital because it infuses the hair with strength, moisture, hydration, and more!

By deep conditioning on a routine basis, your hair will be healthy, manageable, and strong. In addition, because your hair is healthy, your hair will look and feel incredible no matter what the style is! Let’s look at the top 5 deep conditioners for relaxed hair.

Trust me, there are HUNDREDS of affordable to high-end, quality products so reducing this list to just five was hard but here we go!

Top 5 Deep Conditioners for Relaxed Hair

Organic Root Stimulator Strengthen & Nourish Replenishing Conditioner

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This is, personally, one of my favorite deep conditioners. It has incredible light, citrusy scent that lingers on the hair, and of course, it is deeply moisturizing! This oil-infused conditioner is light in density but strong on the hair.

As always, Organic Root Stimulator uses the power of olive oil to intensely moisturize the hair while adding sweet orange oil to refresh the hair, hence, “replenishing” conditioner.

Individuals in need of a deep conditioner for relaxed hair will find this conditioner as a perfect balance between moisturizing and strengthening, making our relaxed strands happy and healthy. A great product for treating hair that has been damaged by chemicals or styling tools, this is a great weekly deep conditioner to have on rotation.

Manen’ Tail Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

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I know what you’re thinking! Isn’t this brand for horses?! Well, the answer is yes, they do have some products specifically geared toward horses. However, this conditioner specifically is formulated for tending to human tresses. Enriched with natural proteins and vitamins that will tend to the hair structure from the inside out, this conditioner promotes strong, manageable hair that is easy to style and silky smooth.

Though this conditioner may not be marketed as a deep conditioner it can definitely be used in the same way. Simply apply this conditioner to your hair after shampooing and leave it on for around 20 minutes with a plastic cap and heat or 45 minutes to an hour with a plastic cap and no heat. Remember, heat can be applied by simply wetting a towel with water, heating it up in the microwave, and wrapping it over the plastic cap. The heat from the towel will most definitely warm up the plastic cap. There ya go! Easy deep conditioner!

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment Masque

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SheaMoisture never disappoints. I mean never! This time we’re bringing you another good mixture of protein and moisture in the form of a deeply nourishing hair mask. SheaMoisture combines the strengthening agents of Black Castor Oil with the conditioning

and moisturizing qualities of shea butter to deliver an incredible concentration of strength and hydration to the hair.

We love this deep conditioner for relaxed and chemically processed hair because it helps in repairing any damage that the hair has been through. Promoting growth, growth retention, and manageability.

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

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This is one of my favourite protein-focused deep conditioners! Not your average deep conditioner, this product says to leave on for only two minutes and then follow with rinsing. Some would say this wouldn’t be enough to have any type of effect but, with this product, that’s just not true.

This product contains ApHogee’s PropHytamine Complex formulated with emollients, humectants, and proteins to nourish the hair from root to tip from the inside out.

This reconstructor is great for both relaxed and natural hair and its effects are amazing on both.

What I love to do is start my shower by washing my hair and then I apply the conditioner. I wash my body, shave, exfoliate, whatever I need to do, then rinse. Of course, it’s on my head longer than two minutes but that's simply by choice. I can also confirm this product doing wonders for my hair when left on for the directed two minutes.

Design Essentials Milk & Honey 6N1 Reconstructive Conditioner

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One thing that I appreciate about Design Essentials is its commitment to providing salon-quality products to everyone. This goes for all of their products. I have seen Design Essentials in high-end salons and in my friend’s bathrooms, a true testament to the quality of their products.

This deep conditioner is truly fantastic for relaxed hair. In fact, I have worked in a salon where this was the specific deep conditioning treatment used after a client received a relaxer. This product contains Design Essential’s HydraStrength Vitamin & Protein Complex which helps to stop hair breakage, fill in hair fibers, and balance the hair’s pH. Use this weekly or when you’ve been putting your hair to the test for a nice pick-me-up!

As you can see, the benefits that come from deep conditioners are virtually endless! They can improve the look and feel of your hair almost instantly. If done correctly and routinely, your deep conditioner could honestly be your saving grace for your relaxed hair.

You’ll often find that deep conditioners for relaxed hair are either super moisturizing or have some strengthening aspect or protein inclusion. This is so good for relaxed hair because it helps the hair balance between being moisturized and being strong.

Too much moisture and the hair will be weak, literally, it will be mushy. With too much protein, the hair will be hard and brittle, a clear indicator of dehydration. Keep your relaxed hair balanced and beautiful with the best deep conditioners you can find!

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