Quick post before I get back to unpacking!
I’ve been using Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose conditioner as a deep conditioner for about a month now, and in short, it has won a place in my hair pantry!
Straight to the point
Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose conditioner felt thicker in my hands than it did on my hair. When I squeezed into my hands, I was concerned it would just sit on my hair and not penetrate the hair shaft, but that was not the case. It did not overwhelm my hair strands as I applied it and, yet it was thick enough to allow my strands to easily slide by each other as I detangled (aka it gave good “slip”). Plus it smells like heaven! It left my hair feeling soft and smelling amazing!
The only downer is that I had to find this organic pharmacy-like store just to buy it (I really hate buying online, waiting for shipping, tracking my order, etc.). It’s not as accessible as my Walgreens products, haha (Shea Moisture), but now that I live in Chicago it should be easier to find.
How I use it
I deep condition on wash days after I wash with my sulfate-free shampoo (currently Shea Moisture Moisture Retention). I shampoo with my hair in 8-9 twists/sections (sealed with small clips at the ends since I’m still transitioning from relaxed to natural). After shampooing, for each section I take out the clip, apply a generous amount of conditioner, re-twist, then pin up. On a good day (when I have patience and time), I sit under the hair dryer for 45 minutes – 1 hour. However, lately I’ve just put on a shower cap and finished my shower ritual. I then rinse out the conditioner then proceed with my leave-ins and styling.
What I look for in a conditioner
I’m not going to get scientific here, but I look for enough slip to detangle my hair with ease without it weighing my hair down and feeling product-y. When a product weighs my hair down I find that my hair breaks more easily during a detangling session. And I’m all for seeing less strands on my shower floor. For a more scientific description of what you should look for in a conditioner, you may want to read The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy.
That’s all she wrote! Back to work 🙂
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