The Best Conditioner for Dry African American Hair

The right conditioner can restore your dry hair to its lustrous glory days.

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Whether you press it, perm it, lock it, braid it, weave it or let it fro, there is one thing that rings true -- African-American hair needs moisture. Chemicals and heat can rob your hair of essential oils. The result is hair that looks and feels dry. Replenish your precious locks with moisture. Lucky for you there is a nourishing conditioner that can help your hair get back to its beautiful self.

The Quest For Nourishment

Coarse and curly hair has a challenge. It doesn't get as much moisture as other types of hair. This type of hair doesn't produce as much oil. The little oil that is produced has to work harder to get down a curly shaft as opposed to a straight smooth surface. You have also added more drying elements to the mix. You bought a relaxer. You decided your hair needed highlights. You can't stop flat ironing that relaxed and colored hair. Now you have a dry, damaged, hot mess.

The Right Stuff

When buying a conditioner, look for ingredients that are going to strengthen and repair. When your hair is dry, it is more prone to breakage. Look for ingredients like pro B vitamins that repair the hair cuticle, antioxidants that strengthen and repair, fatty acids that nourish and protect the hair, and essential oils that moisturize and condition. Also look for ingredients that coat the cuticle and keep it shinning.

Get Thee To The Monoi

"Essence" has fallen in love with this line of natural hair care. The magazine especially loves the new conditioner. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner uses Monoi oil from Tiare flower of Tahiti. This is designed to treat dry and damaged hair. The conditioner contains coconut oil. The coconut oil and monoi oil provide moisture. Bamboo water restores your hair to its healthy roots. It is designed to soften and detangle.

Don't Let History Repeat

Once you have restored your hair to its original shiny, moist self, keep it that way. Make sure you use a daily cream oil moisturizer like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed and Natural Daily Cream Moisturizer. It can be applied on wet or dry hair. Daily Cream Moisturizers help your hair and scalp maintain the moisture it needs to withstand chemicals and heat.

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