Top 10 Holy Grail Deep Conditioners

Hi, Curls!

I decided to give you a new post on my all time favorite deep conditioners. I had a hard time figuring out which deep conditioners to put on this list. I am the pickiest when it comes to deep conditioners. If I am able to remember them out of the many I have tried, I know it has to be special. These factors that go into becoming a holy grail: no matter the hair state, length of application, hair type, etc. the product remains consistent in its ability to do its job, the price must be worth it, the product is able to be applied easily, and the hair is soft and moisturized for an extended period after application, and it actually helps the hair.

Below shows my 10 ten holy grails. If you click the product name, you will be sent to my full review of that product and where you can purchase it.

Although they are in order for my most favorite to least favorite, they are all holy grails! (And I quite honestly couldn’t put them in order without some hesitation, so some may be tied. But for your sake, I put them in order.)




1. ORS Hair Masque

This was one of the first deep conditioners I tried when deciding to go natural. It was in the old packaging (if you click the link, you will see what I mean). After falling in love with it, I couldn’t get it at my local Walmart because it was discontinued. I loved this conditioner so much I was willing to buy it from Amazon in bulk. I was able to get this conditioner my first time for just $5, but the original price is $10. I believe it performs like a $30 conditioner.This conditioner slips through the hair like butter. It penetrates the hair so well. I love the way my hair feels very moisturized after use. This conditioner also is great for rough tangled hair; it makes my hair manageable every time.

2. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strength, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque

I first tried this conditioner and hated it, but I think it was because I didn’t get it a chance. Every time after my first experience, I have absolutely loved this conditioner. The price is pretty normal for deep conditioners for naturals, so I expected it to hold up to the price point. The deep conditioner definitely glides through the hair very well, giving a great slip. Since this conditioner contains keratin, the aftercare is amazing. My hair felt soft but strong and rejuvenated.

3. Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Masque

I got this deep conditioner when I purchased the shampoo and regular conditioner. Pleasantly surprised with the entire line, they are all really moisturizing products. I especially love the deep conditioner because it’s very intensive. It really does a good job of penetrating the hair shaft and restoring any damage. It really makes the hair manageable. The price is the same as all of SheaMoisture’s deep conditioners, which isn’t expensive for a natural hair product. The slip and glide of this conditioner are wonderful. It has a creamy consistency, but a watery feel to the touch. This is what makes it penetrate and moisturize so well. Although it has claims of “frizz defense”, I think it does a better job of moisturizing and I didn’t see any real differences to the frizziness of my hair.

4. Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner

Mixed Chick’s Deep Conditioner is one that caught me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting to love it so much.  This deep conditioner continues to deliver every time I use it. The consistency of it is on the watery side. I tend to be fond of more “watery” side conditioners because they penetrate my hair faster and better, but there are some exceptions. The price now is $10.99, and I totally think that’s the perfect price point. The slip of this conditioner is one of my favorites. It glides so well through the hair and coats the hair well in order to penetrate evenly. The conditioner manages to make the hair feel soft, moisturized, and manageable. I also felt I didn’t need to apply oil when styling, but I only used the Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner to style.

5. Jane Carter Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner

Jane Carter Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner is one of the best “rinse-out” conditioners I have tried. This conditioner is very intensive and great for penetrating the hair shaft. It is the perfect creamy, but a light consistency that doesn’t break the bank. The consistency also allows it to glide and slip through the hair with ease. The hair becomes very manageable and moisturized after use. I would totally recommend this to someone who is becoming natural and needs a few products to start out. It is the perfect conditioner and can be used as a deep conditioner.

6. Nth Degree True Repair Helichrysum & Grapeseed Hair Mask

This Nth Degree conditioner is very intensive. The consistency is watery, which is a plus because it glides and coats each hair strand with ease. I got this deep conditioner on sale for about $5, but its original price is $14.99. I think that is a little higher than regular hair conditioners, but it still is worth it in my eyes. I love how easily my hair transforms from dry and rough to soft and moisturized after using this conditioner. The slip was great, it became easy to manage opposed to before. The aftercare of this conditioner could be better, but it does live the hair a noticeable difference in the overall health of the hair.

7. Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque

This deep conditioner really does what it says it will do. The ultra-richness in moisture doesn’t fail to please! The consistency is really creamy and thick, which helps coat each cuticle well and intensely. I would say it is one of the more expensive deep conditioners on this list, which is why it is further down the list. I do think its really worth the price because of its ability to execute so well. The conditioner glides very easily through the hair and detangles the hair as you apply. I think my hair was the most moisturized with this deep conditioner. It really gave it manageability and moisture like I never seen before.

8. It’s A 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

I got this deep conditioner while really cheap at Walmart. I was super excited to try it since It’s A 10 is a pricier brand. I really liked this deep conditioner. The consistency isn’t too creamy, but more like regular wash-out conditioner in texture. Since I believe I got lucky with the price, I don’t believe everyone will have access to it with that price. The price is one reason why it’s on the lower end of this list. Although, I love this conditioner and it gives an intensive repair to the hair while moisturizing it. The slip is great as well; it glides through the hair with ease and manages to detangle while you apply. The aftermath is great. I noticed my hair was moisturized longer and visibly less frizz.

9. TIGI Bed Head Moisture Maniac Moisturizing Conditioner

I got this conditioner when I was working at Ulta Beauty, and there were several on clearance. We had a 50% clearance sale, and I just felt I needed to buy something so I got this along with other hair products. I got it for $5. I think it originally is $20+ roughly. This conditioner sat on my shelf for awhile. I didn’t immediately try it because I had other products I was more interested in trying on my shelves. When I eventually did try it, I was pleasantly surprised by the slip. The conditioner glides through the hair like butter, and it is extremely intensive. The name of the conditioner couldn’t be more accurate. It has extremely long-lasting moisturizing effects. Although originally this is a regular wash-out conditioner, I would recommend trying it as a deep conditioner.

10. Pure Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is just God’s gift to naturalistas. This oil is amazing for so many things, and I especially love it for my hair. I do use coconut oil as a deep conditioner in itself, but mostly I pair it with my deep conditioners. I love how the coconut oil serves as a sealant and provides the oil that my hair always needs.


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