Product Reviews: Battle of the Natural Hair Conditioners!

Hey ladies, do you remember the Free Conditioners GIVEAWAY Contest hold on our Instagram? Here comes the first review tested by winner Alexandria. Check her reviews below:

product reviews on natural hair conditioners

I recently had the opportunity to test out not one, not two, but THREE conditioners thanks to the lovely folks at HerGivenHair. Yup you read that right… The company with those super cute natural textured extensions recently hosted a summer conditioner giveaway and my lucky butt got to pick three conditioners I’ve been dying to try. Each of the products I tried are from different companies so if you’re in the market for a new conditioner, keep reading because this just may help you save some money or pick the best product for your particular hair type.

Mielle Organics’ Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

Mielle Organics’ Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner

First up is the Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner from Mielle Organics which aims to restore dry and damaged hair. This stuff is super popular and keeps selling out at Sally Beauty Supply stores so I just had to see if it lived up to the hype.  I honestly don’t know what “babassu oil” is but apparently my type 4 hair likes it…

Remember when I posted right after using this conditioner? I’m still quite pleased and have used this conditioner three times already.

The conditioner has a pleasant scent with a hint of mint and if left on for the instructed amount of time, you’ll begin to feel your scalp breathing. My hair was super dry before applying the conditioner and was beyond soft immediately after use. It’s important to note that this conditioner has protein so if your hair is protein sensitive, this may not be for you. If you check out Mielle Organics’ Instagram page, you’ll see that so many people are pleased with this product as well. It leaves people’s curls very defined, but if you have a more coarse texture (like me) you can’t expect the exact same results that you see on other people. I didn’t have the most “poppin” curl pattern, but the softness of my hair was undeniable.

The major con of this conditioner is the size, I feel like the most I’ll get is 6-8 uses out of the 8oz jar because I apply it so generously to coat my hair.

I’d definitely recommend this product to those of you with dry hair that needs protein.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner

Next up, we’ve got this Design Essentials delight… I believe I’ve seen several professional hairstylists using DE products in their salons so I assumed it was a pretty cool line of products if its good enough for the pros. I’ve also read that avocado oil is great for moisturizing dry hair so I felt like this product was a win-win. This conditioner promises to cut detangling time along with nourishing and replenishing hair’s moisture. It has no parabens, parrafin or mineral oil but it has ingredients like Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Adomethicone (and) Cetrimonium  Chloride. I’m no scientist but it’s definitely not an “all natural/organic” type of product.

I’ve only used this once so far so I’m no expert on it yet. However, this conditioner has excellent slip and did make my hair easy to detangle as it is said to do. I did not have to use too much to coat my hair and was able to finger detangle with ease. The product is also 8oz, but I feel like it’d last much longer than the Mielle Organics deep conditioner above simply because you don’t have to use as much. This product doesn’t strike me as a “deep conditioner” but it seems like it can be used as such by covering your hair with a cap and sitting under a hooded dryer.  See below for a photo of my hair after rinsing out the conditioner.

natural hair after rinsing out design essentials almond avocado moisturizing & detangling conditioner

I haven’t discovered any cons with this product yet and I’ve since gotten the Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion from Design Essentials to use after using the conditioner next time. It’ll be nice to see how their products pair up and complement one another so stay tuned to hear all about that. I’m also interested in their Rosemary Mint Stimulating Super Moisturizing Conditioner so when I run out of what I have, I may want to venture to that next since it has benefits for my easily irritated scalp.

If you’re not afraid of the ingredients, this may be perfect for you especially if it takes you forever to detangle your hair.

Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee

Have you ever heard of Qhemet Biologics? I first tried a small sample of one of their products from my CurlKit and my hair loved it. I looked up the price and knew my broke butt wouldn’t be purchasing a full size one anytime soon. Their Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee seemed like the perfect way to continue my love affair with Qhemet Biologics because it seemed like the best one of only two conditioning treatments listed on their website. The Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee contains cocoa butter, nettle, barley and a host of other ingredients. It’s a thick cream that helps detangle and nourish dry hair.

I’ve used this product a couple times so far and I absolutely love it. It’s very important to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS because this is not a conditioner that you rinse out. I repeat, you do not rinse this out. There’s no need to over saturate your hair with this stuff either because a little goes a long way. I found my self applying too much during the first half of my application process and squeezed the excess product out of the twists in the back and used it on the front of my head. The instructions for this ghee basically call for a twist out but you could also do a braidout if that’s your preference. Leave the twists/braids in until the hair is completely dry for best results.

After immediate use I was scared because I saw that the product left what looked like white buildup (see photos below) but after my hair air dried it all went away. I guess my strands drank all the product up. The second photo shows how my hair looked two days after I unraveled the twists. The back of my hair gets soooo dry so quick so I was pleasantly surprised that with this product I didn’t have to retwist or reapply product for several days and my hair still felt moisturized. That’s a first for me!

Qhemet Biologics conditioner review on natural hair

Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee reviews

The main cons about this product are the price ($22 for 8oz or $35 for 16oz) and the scent (for some people). If you don’t like the smell of chocolate, it’ll bother you. I actually hate chocolate and vanilla type scents but the benefits of the product outweigh the scent for me so I’ll definitely keep using it. Another con to consider is the fact that Qhemet Biologics products aren’t easily found in stores. You can purchase online or at some Sephora locations.

Yes. Just yes, I totally recommend this product especially for those of you with type 4 hair that seems impossible to moisturize.

Overall each of these conditioners are great so I’m happy I picked them. They are also completely different and can each become staples in my natural hair regimen (if my product junkie self can stick to one). If I had to get rid of one, I guess I’d pick the Design Essentials one due to the questionable ingredients. Be sure to follow @HerGivenHair on Instagram to find out when they have other giveaways.

Thanks for reading,


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One thought on “Product Reviews: Battle of the Natural Hair Conditioners!”

  1. Thank you for such an awesome article dear and from my experience with sheamoisture I want to share that i am using curl & shine conditioner for my hair Because this moisturizing shine conditioner ensures you have no more knots, snarls or tangles – just soft, shining, easy to style hair wash after wash!

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