(Last Updated On: October 13, 2020)

Due to the environment, you’re living in, your need for certain hair products and ingredients will vary from what you see in hair videos. That is why I’ve compiled this list of 10 recommended Glycerin-free deep conditioners you can use in your 4c hair.  

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin is a water-soluble ingredient that is used in many hair and skincare products for moisture boosting purposes. I sometimes buy a bottle of glycerin to add to my hair and skincare products whenever I need a moisture boost. Due to 4c hair always feeling dry and hard, it’s no surprise that lots of hair products come with it. 

Now you may be wondering, “if glycerin is so good for our hair, why am I recommending glycerin-free hair products and why would a 4c naturalista want to stay away from glycerin?”

Glycerin Behaves Differently in the Winter vs. Summer

During the summertime, it can get pretty humid where you live. This means that there will be lots of moisture in the air. This is why you might sweat a lot in the summertime, even if you’re not engaging in any physical activity, aside from walking. However, in the wintertime, you will find that your skin feels dry because the air is dry and lacks moisture. 

Therefore, when you use glycerin-based products in the summertime, it will pull the excess moisture in the air and straight into your hair, so that your hair will stay moisturized while outdoors. However, when you use glycerin-based products in the wintertime, you may experience drier hair than normal, even though the same product worked wonders for you just a few months ago. This is why it’s important to rotate your hair products to adjust to climate changes. 

Now, the reason why you may experience drier hair in the winter is that the glycerin will try to pull some moisture away from your hair and into the air, in order to create a balance. This might sound ridiculous because who buys a hair product, only to “moisturize the environment”? I bet NO ONE! 

This is why you might want to opt for glycerin-free hair products in the wintertime, and if you live in a dry environment all year round. 

Below, I’ve compiled a list of ten popular glycerin-free deep conditioners you can start with. Please let me know about additional products that didn’t make it on this list in the comment section below.

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I’d also like to let you know that brands change their product packaging from time to time, which means that the product picture in this post might look a bit different from the retailer’s website at the time you decide to make a purchase. It’s also possible that the ingredient list on the product might have changed over time. Should you come across any discrepancies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me so I can update the post. 

1. Alikay Naturals Avocado Moisture Repairing Mask 
glycerin free conditioner for natural hair

Product Claim: Avocado cream fills each strand of hair with nourishment from root to tip. The result is moisturized hair that feels soft and is more elastic. Increased elasticity means less hair breakage, more length retention and stronger healthier hair.
5 Star Review:Really improved my detangling experience and made my hair feel soft!

2. Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment
glycerin free natural hair products

Product Claim: Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment combines super hydrating, thirst-quenching coconut water, aloe vera juice, tropical butters and oils to deeply penetrate and provide maximum moisture and shine.
5 Star Review: “So moisturizing, my hair was so soft and shiny! It’s just everything!” 

3. Soultanicals Fro Despair Vitamin Hair Repair

glycerin free deep conditioner

Product Claim:  This MEGA Deep Conditioner is formulated to keeping hair follicles healthy by rejuvenating & repairing on a cellular level!
5 Star Review: “This is a great moisture/protein balance conditioner. I have low porosity hair. But even before I apply heat, my hair feels moisturized and I can detangle.”

4. CURLS Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner 

glycerin free natural hair products

Product Claim: Certified organic extracts and exotic emollients with vitamin-packed botanicals to moisturize, condition, strengthen and protect your overworked curls. Transform dry, damaged, chemically processed or overly stressed hair within minutes!
5 Star Review: “Love it! Very rich and moisturizing. Left my hair much softer and conditioned.”

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5. Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner 
glycerin free deep conditioner

 

Product Claim: A protein/moisture replenisher that will restore dry and damaged hair. helping to restore the function and moisture to damaged and dry hair. Safe to use on color-treated hair.
5 Star Review: “This stuff is amazing. It detangled my hair so well!”

6. As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner

glycerin free deep conditioners for curly hair

 

Product Claim: Immerse your coils and curls in moisture and emollients. Scheduled maintenance with this deep-down hydrating and fortifying treatment is a must for strong, shiny, soft, springy coils and curls. This rich penetrating conditioner is an exceptional formula that moisturizes the dry places, smoothes the rough areas, strengthens the weak spots and gives shine.
5 Star Review: “I have had at least 3 jars, it makes your hair soft, and you are able to detangle your hair easily once you rinse out the product. It gives the hair lots of moisture, and does not make the hair hard or dry.”

7. Qhemet Biologics Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee

glycerin free deep conditioner

Product Claim: Our Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee is a light, creamy conditioner and detangler that keeps moderately dry hair soft, supple and manageable throughout the day without weighing it down!
5 Star Review:My hair is soft, bouncy and shiny for days.”

8. Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner

glycerin free natural hair products

Product Claim: A detangling, moisturizing daily conditioner infused with hydrating aloe vera and emollient and healing argan, olive, jojoba and virgin coconut oils!
5 Star Review: “It leaves my hair feeling so moisturized and soft.”

9. Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
glycerin free deep conditioner

 

Product Claim: Contains a special blend of natural ingredients for healthy hair growth and removing product build-up from your hair between regular washing. Adds great softness to super dry hair
5 Star Review: “The shea is perfect as it pulls moisture into my hair without adding any weight.”

10. Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner

glycerin free deep conditioner for natural hair

Product Claim: Designed to replenish damaged, dry, and overprocessed hair and to restore its natural beauty. Monoi Conditioner. It is formulated with coconut, jojoba and monoi and is designed to balance your hair’s moisture level. 
5 Star Review:It helps my hair grow and treats my scalp. It is one of the only things I can use; because I have Discoid Lupus on my scalp.

What glycerin-free deep conditioner have you tried? Which one will you be trying? Let me know in the comments section.