“I don’t recommend conditioning natural hair; instead of conditioner, add oils," suggests Smith. "Conditioner is not as beneficial to natural hair because conditioner contains a lot of waxy type substances that can cover and clog the hair cuticle, preventing it from receiving moisture. Oil goes straight into the cuticle and nourishes the strands.”
If your natural hair needs additional conditioning, try using Hair Treatment Conditioner by Earth Science, $5.20, evitamins.com. Pour a small amount of product into the palm of your hand, then apply to hair. Leave in for two minutes, then rinse.