5. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner

Where to purchase: TargetWalmart

This is a nice thick deep conditioner that is really budget-friendly. Personally, I think it’s perfect for taking on trips or using when you need to wash your hair away from home because it only needs to be on your hair for 3 minutes.

6. Eden BodyWorks BodyWorks Almond Marshmallow Split End Repair Masque

Where to purchase: Eden BodyWorks siteAmazon

I have used several deep conditioners over the years but this is one of the few that really, really sinks into my hair and gives it life! It has a ton of slip for me most likely due to the Marshmallow Root Extract. After using this my hair feels strong and hydrated at the same time, not something you find often in one product.

7. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream

Where to purchase: Target, Walmart

This leave-in conditioner from Cantu was my go-to leave-in conditioner for a few years. I’ve moved on to something a little more expensive which is why I’m not listing that one on this list. That being said if budget was an issue, I would start using this leave-in again. It's nice and thick, worked on my damp and dry hair, and would leave my hair feeling soft and moisturized.

8. S-Curl "No Drip" Activator & Moisturizer

Where to purchase: Walmart, Target 

If you’re looking for a liquid moisturizer I would recommend this one. After seeing several other relaxed hair influencers swear by this I decided to give it a try. I’ve used it as part of a nightly moisturizing and sealing routine and have woken up to soft, moisturized hair. 

A fair warning to those who have a lot of texture in their relaxed hair like me. This tends to bring out that texture when I’d rather have my hair looking smooth so I haven’t made this a regular part of my hair regimen.

9. Sunny Isle Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Where to purchase: Target, Sally Beauty

Jamaican Black Castor Oil has a lot of benefits for relaxed hair. Benefits such as treating dandruff, promoting hair growth, and masking split ends.

I use this on my scalp as part of my daily, yes daily, moisturizing and sealing routine. It helped me get my scalp to a place where it doesn’t flake or feel dry like it used to.

10. ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

Where to purchase: Sally Beauty, Walmart

Let me start by saying this is a treatment and not a conditioner. It is meant to “restore strength and softness to hair that requires a deep, penetrating treatment. It is recommended on tinted, bleached or relaxed hair.” It also claims to help “repair damage caused by chlorine and hard water.” Hmm….I may need to give this try since I live in an area with hard water.

Updated 3.25.2020
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  1. A lot of your top tens are some of my faves. The keracare detangling shampoo looks good though. I haven't tried that line before. Great post, Leah!

    1. Thanks! I haven't tried Keracare yet either, but have seen several other bloggers rave about it. The detangling shampoo is on my wishlist.