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.
When you use glycerin-based products in the summertime, it will pull the excess moisture in the air and send it to 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 one of the reasons 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.
Ten Glycerin-Free Deep Conditioners To Try on Your 4c Hair
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1. Alikay Naturals Avocado Moisture Repairing Mask
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
Product Claim: Our 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
Product Claim: This mega deep conditioner is formulated to keep your 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 Blueberry Bliss Reparative Conditioner
Product Claim: Formulated with certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, and aloe leaf juice. Our Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner is clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage.
5 Star Review: “I absolutely love curls. Especially the blueberry bliss collection. My wash and go is always on point“
5. TRUE by Made beautiful Intense Treatment Masque
Product Claim: This rich deep treatment masque, restores and repairs dry, damaged hair. deeply moisturizes and repairs dry, damaged or over-processed hair. Free of sulfates and parabens, shea butter and coconut penetrates hair to nourish. A unique blend of honey and mango provide ultimate moisture to restore dry, dull hair.
5 Star Review: “AMAZING smell, and works great for me as a daily conditioner (my hair is non-porous and very dry, so I need intense conditioning)! You should definitely try this product, especially for the great price!”
6. MBIB Golden Milk Fortifying Conditioner
Product Claim:Washed and ready for another layer of moisture, My Black is Beautiful’s fortifying conditioner strengthens your locks, leaving them moisturized, softened and detangled for healthy, strong hair.
5 Star Review: “My Black is beautiful is a hydrating conditioner that has no sulfates, parabens and silicones. This conditioner contains goat milk with honey and coconut oil. It adds hydration and moisture to your hair, while leaving it soft, less frizz, and moisturized. I enjoyed this conditioner it’s a thick cream and is easy to apply to my 4 type hair. After applying the conditioner I comb through my hair with a wide tooth comb then rinse it out. It left my hair more manageable detangling wise and very hydrated. The smell was great too and mixed well with my other fragrant products that I applied. I highly recommend this brand and products.”
7. TGIN Miracle Repair Strengthening Conditioner
Product Claim: The Miracle RepaiRx Strengthening Conditioner works fast to replenish hair’s natural oils and promotes healthy growth with rich black castor oil to enhance shine, while nourishing with biotin. Repairs damaged, brittle hair, leaving it soft, smooth and manageable with every use. Free from parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, lanolin, artificial colors, or animal testing.
5 Star Review: “This product helped balance my hair. I had no idea that my hair needed protein. I thought it didn’t because hair is made of proteins. I used this maybe 3 times a month couple with the same name shampoo, and it helped moisturize my hair to the max. I used the curl food after S & C my hair, and sometimes I use the deep conditioner, but this line does wonders for my hair. I realized though, I was overusing this product because it is a slight protein treatment. I went from in the beginning to 3 times a month to now maybe once every 8 weeks. TGIN did not miss with this line! The ingredients are immaculate.“
8. Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner
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
Product Claim: Contains a special blend of natural ingredients for healthy hair growth and removes product build-up from your hair when washing. Adds great softness to super dry hair.
5 Star Review: “This product worked well for my dry hair. And very pleased that there is NO scent to aggravate my asthma. Wish it was a bigger bottle. May take out red color if your hair is colored red.”
10. Curls Coconut Curlada Conditioner
Product Claim: Effortless, frizz free curls for multi-ethnic women and girls. This conditioner softens, detangles, moisture and hydrates your dry curls in a snap. Coconut Curlada conditioner is the most moisturizing curl conditioner on the market.
5 Star Review: “This is the best curl shampoo and conditioner out there. Ever since using which has not been that long my hair seems so much softer and my curl pattern looks amazing. Shipping was fast and I love that their products are not expensive”
What glycerin-free deep conditioner have you tried? Which one will you be trying? Let me know in the comments section.