Let’s be honest, wash day can be a struggle at times, but understanding your hair needs and having the right products on hand is a game changer. During the colder months, it’s even more necessary to keep your hair moisturized by implementing a deep conditioner in your wash day routine to make your hair softer, stronger, and less prone to breakage. When choosing a deep conditioner be sure to check the ingredients list to steer clear of any harmful ingredients such as phthalates, parabens, or silicones. If your hair is brittle, then you will want ingredients that improve elasticity, like coconut oil, olive oil and hydrolyzed protein. If you have high porosity hair, or your hair is damaged or chemically treated then you will want ingredients that can penetrate the hair like amino acids, and hydrolyzed palm oil. If your hair is low porosity you will likely want to use heat to help penetrate the cuticle to retain moisture. To help take the guesswork out of choosing what’s best for your kinks and curls, here are the best deep conditioners on the market that are sure to bring your curls back to life in no time.

Camille Rose Natural Algae Deep Conditioner

Hand-mixed with amazing Blue Green Algae, which is rich in Vitamin B, and helps to improve hair cell regrowth, resulting in thicker, stronger, longer hair. Plus, it will soften and moisturize dry, moisture-craving hair giving it the care and love it needs to have body and shine, naturally!

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grown & Restore Treatment Masque

This product is a hair-superhero because it will save you from bad hair days and whip kinky hair into shape! Use only after shampooing. Apply evenly throughout hair paying attention to ends. It can be worn on hair for 10-15 minutes plastic-wrapped under a warm dryer or without heat for up to an hour.

EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Deep Conditioner If you’re looking for a thick and creamy deep conditioner that has an amazing slip, a calming scent and focuses on repairing dry and damaged coils, this will be great for you!

Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Flaxseed Recipes Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque Not all deep conditioners require 30 minutes to make magic. This hair masque will make your hair feel like butter in 5 minutes. For an intensive repair treatment: cover your hair with a plastic cap and sit under a warm hooded dryer for 10 minutes.

Sashapure Restorative Conditioning Masque On the hunt for a deep conditioner to repair heat damage and color treatment? This intensively hydrating, deep conditioning, strengthening formula is blended with Sacha Inchi Oil which is rich in protein, omegas 3, 6, and 9 and vitamins E and A.

TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask A holy grail for naturals, this luxurious deep conditioner contains raw honey for softer, shinier curls and jojoba and olive oils, which nourish and heal strands in need of repair.

Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner That tingling feeling you feel when you apply this deep conditioner just means it’s really working. Packed with natural ingredients and protein it’s sure to restore moisture to dry, damaged or color treated hair.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Marufa oil This intense conditioning deep treatment infuses hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended with antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig to restore and lock in moisture. Named a holy grail for many naturalistas, this hair masque will melt away your tangles and keep your hair moisturized for days.

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque Are you a new natural that is currently transitioning? This deep treatment masque is formulated with sea kelp for mineral-rich nutrition that seals and smoothes hair cuticles. Argan oil to restore shine while helping promote hair elasticity. Shea butter to deeply moisturize while conditioning hair and scalp to bring your curls back to life.

As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner A rich, penetrating conditioner that is an exceptional blend of hair softeners and fortifiers, including coconut, sugar cane, green tea, apple and lemon, shea butter and vitamin E to make your hair feel softer and shinier than before.

The Mane Choice Green Tea & Carrot Deep Strengthening & Restorative Mask Enriched with biotin, green tea, and carrot oil, this product will immediately begin to repair and restore dry and damaged curls. This is a healthy hair essential to promote hair growth, minimize shedding and breakage and improve elasticity for poppin’ curls.

Obia Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner If you’re protein sensitive, add this deep conditioner to your routine. Formulated with Babassu Oil to repair elasticity, soften, and add shine to your hair. Mixed with Avocado Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Pro-Vitamin B5 to repair damage and moisturize your hair. This protein-free formula restores your hair’s natural moisture balance.