One day I was on Twitter minding my business when someone retweeted a natural haired chica in my timeline. She was recommending the Every Strand Deep Conditioner with rave reviews. I decided to click through to see more of what was being said. Particularly because the reviewer’s hair type I remember was similar to mine. I had gotten lazy to continue making my usual homemade deep conditioner which lead to my hair being dry and thirsty from neglect. Therefore I decided it may be well to check out a product to add to my arsenal and hopefully it would bring my curls to life.
Every Strand deep Conditioner: Shea and Coconut Oil
Purchase link here. So you see here that it contains coconut oil which is the bane of my existence because it causes me to break out but because it’s really good to 98% of everybody else, it’s in 98% of all natural hair products. I didn’t mind that it was in this product however since it is a washout product, i.e. won’t be staying in my hair as any type of leave in. I could therefore stand to benefit from coconut oil’s good properties and then wash it out and style with my favourite sans coconut oil products. This was my hair the first time I used the product. Granted, I was also washing out a blowout and flat iron so you can see my hair at the front is a little more stretched than usual.
Looks good and healthy right? This product is rich and creamy, thick enough to be applied without a lot of slippery dripping messes. When using, I apply to my dry hair, cover with a plastic bag and then a warm towel for 15-30 minutes before I hop into the shower to cowash or shampoo depending on how dirty my hair is and when my last shampoo was. I try to only use shampoo once per month. This product I loved so much that I decided to see what else was available in the line. Partly because I didn’t want my hair to get used to my new every strand deep conditioner too soon! Then my hair may start to not respond to the product as well as it has! Here’s where I’m at now:
My Every Strand Deep Conditioner Family
You know I love a good aloe vera product but I’m not a fan of the consistency of this product. The thickness makes it a little difficult to apply to dry hair. You could say this is totally end user related since all the directions say to apply to shampooed hair. However, I think deep conditioners are best applied to dry hair similar to a dry sponge absorbing liquid much better than a wet one. You feel me? Get the aloe masque here. The argan oil masque I love just as much as the shea and coconut oil product and will be repurchasing them both. They both help my hair to snap back after bouts of mistreatment which usually leaves it so parched. A recent wash and go following the argan oil masque:
Hydrated, soft, bouncy, fluffy curls. I do love the Every Strand Deep Conditioner products and they’ll be added as permanent fixtures in my hair cupboard, similar to my Kinky Curly Knot Today and Cantu Leave In, even though I’m thinking of returning to Jane Carter or Miss Jessies in replace of the Cantu!
Have you ever tried this product? Do you like it? What’s your favourite deep conditioner of the moment?
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