I have mentioned in the empties and haul posts that my hair product stash is filled to the brim with instant conditioner and I am running low on deep conditioners. However, I am not ready to commit yet on my staple deep conditioners for this natural journey that I have now embarked on. Enter…..sachets! I am a fan of sachets because they give me a chance to trial a product out without the commitment of buying the full size product. They are such a win-win item.
I went on a sachet buying spree lately, I was looking for the deep conditioners that I in the market for which are moisturising and balanced/light protein deep conditioners. I already have my staple protein conditioner which is the Afrobotanics Repairing & Strengthening Treatment. I love balanced/light protein conditioners because they help to give my hair moisture and protein at the same damn time!
So I scoured the aisles of my favourite hair shop and at the nearby Clicks and bought all the sachets that were available and that fit into my categories. This is what I found.
Moisturising deep conditioners
I have been using the Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Replenishing Hair Mask for a few wash days, and I can definitely say that it is going on my list of staples – my hair loves it. As with the Soft & Beautiful Botanicals one, I am still on the fence though with this one, I wasn’t wowed when I first used it, I will give it a second shot. I have never used any conditioners from Dr Miracle’s before, I am keen on trying this one out, I nearly didn’t buy it because it has mineral oil and petrolatum very high up in the ingredient list. I am excited for the Hask one, the words ‘Nourishing Deep Conditioner’ are what sold it to me.
Balanced/light protein deep conditioners
With the light protein conditioners, I have used both the ORS ones, the Replenishing Pak works so well with heat, I found that with no heat it was just bleh on my hair. I can’t remember what I felt about the Nourishing Conditioner the one time I used it, all I remember is that it had a very strong banana smell which put me off. I love these types of conditioners because they give you all that your hair needs in one swoop – saving you time. Saving you money. Putting you first (that ad just popped into my mind).
Price wise, it ranged from R10 to R50, but on average you will pay around R22 for a sachet of conditioner. Depending on the length of your hair, you might need 2 packs. So in some cases they aren’t the most cost effective option. Hopefully by the end of this trial period I would have picked my favourites to remain in my stash.