My Deep Conditioner

25 Sep

During the majority of my transition, my go to deep conditioner was Pantene Relaxed and Natural Breakage Defense Deep Conditioning Mask. It provides excellent slip for detangling, smells heavenly, is extremely affordable @ $6 for a 7.6 ounce jar & made Giovanni feel like BUTTAH. The only problem is that I could NEVER find it in stock ūüė¶ Pantene was trippin when they discontinued it. Google it to see for yourself; the natural hair community was both horrified & outraged *insert TEARS*After that I searched frantically for a replacement DC. I found ones that smelled good, but had minimal slip… or ones that conditioned well, but they smelled like broccoli & cabbage puree or they cost $18 a jar. So I decided to “make” my own, which I playfully refer to¬† as my “hair crack” after Queen Latifah’s mystery concoction on the movie Beauty Shop ūüôā

After reading CurlyNikki’s review of Lustrasilk Shea Butter & Mango Cholesterol Plus, I bought a 20 ounce jar @ my local BSS for under $5. It was to be the base product for my DC. To it I added an entire bottle of VO5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner to the mix ($1 for a 15 ounce bottle @ my local Dollar Tree). During a Sally’s PJ run, someone recommended Wild Growth Hair Oil, so I bought a 6 ounce bottle for $7.99. The stuff is amazing, but it smells like 47-year-old bacon grease *GAGS* So I added about 3 ounces of this oil to my DC, cuz I knew I’d probably never use it otherwise. That wasn’t enough oil for this massive quantity of conditioner, so I added a couple of tablespoons of organic virgin coconut oil & about 3 ounces of Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal oil. I also added the leavins of whatever bottles of conditioner were in my cabinet at the time (Herbal Essence Hello Hydration & Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Fortifying Cream Conditioner, to name a few). To make it smell pretty, I added a couple drops of Monkey Farts fragrance oil. YES, that’s the real name of this oil! I bought a 2 ounce bottle for $3 at It has a wonderful tropical smell, but it’s VERY concentrated, so use it sparingly. Finally I bought plastic jars from the Dollar Tree & filled them with my DC.

I know what you’re thinking “you spent over $30 Shamicka!!!” True, but I ended up with about 50 ounces of product. When you do the math, that’s 60 cents per ounce of DC! I’ve been using it off & on since March 2011 & I had enough excess to share with some friends.


What do you use to DC?


9 Responses to “My Deep Conditioner”

  1. fabo September 25, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Sounds like sum amazing hair crack lmbo….well while I’m 8 mths in transition, I still using Pantene Replenishing Mask works gr8t on my hair due to thickness & dryness…while at Walmart last week ran across Softee Milk & Protein Really DC Treatment, hate tha menthol smell but gr8t wit a tingling feeling to reverse breakage & guarantee to give amazing growth…oh I 4got I bought 3 packs for my hair & mix it in a bowl w/ a perm brush…this packs cost $.97 a pack !!!

    • Sham September 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

      I found Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask back in May during a PJ run to Ulta… I used the last of it a month or 2 ago. Once I use up my hair crack, I’ll probably buy another jar of that… unless something new catches my eye between now & then, LOL!

    • Sham September 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

      Crystal: I found a review of the Protein Milk & Olive Oil product line you mentioned… Have you tried any other products in that line?

      • fab October 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

        Hey Sham….havnt been getting my SIAG emails after comments…ugh….but I have tried their hair moisturizer which is very light weight,gives u soft hair/detangles too, helps with frizziness & breakage,smells gr8t….only thing bout it my hair looks dry to me lol…luv the products that’s in it with no mineral oil….

      • Sham October 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

        Yeah, light-weight moisturizers are great, but sometimes you have to reapply them to maintain the effect.

        BTW I tried Aussie 3 Minute Miracle DC… it is THE BUSINESS!

  2. fab October 15, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I gotta check out Aussie….I’m tryin not to turn into a PJ lol but I’m def in love with Elasta Creme Condition Shampoo & My Mane N Tails DC….I may try tha Deep Moisturizer Shampoo soon …..Sham, look up Kiss My Face products(organic shampoo & condition like $3.50 each) u may look this products cause its about 75% natural ingrediants


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