My hair product staples : Deep conditioners

I love trying out deep conditioners (which also sometimes are marketed as hair mask) even more than that, I love the idea of deep conditioning and I have my fair share of trying out different types. So it’s fair to say that I also have good knowledge when it comes to deep conditioners and what I need them to offer.

In every natural hair community ‘rule book’ there are clear instructions of what you must do for your natural hair to thrive and deep conditioning is one of the gazillion of them.

Without further ado, here are the ones that made the cut in my book:

  1. The Shea Moisture Manuka honey and Mafura oil intensive hydration hair mask (well that’s a mouthful).

SM Manuka honey and Mafura hair mask


This mask has been a ride or die product of mine for so many years now, ever since the day I discovered it and here are the best bits:

  • It has a very thick buttery in consistency but it glides so smoothly and melts into my hair easily.
  • Makes detangling for me a breeze.
  • Smells so good, can’t describe its distinctive scent, but it smells heavenly, nothing overpowering at all.
  • It lasts for ages (p.s. I have used it about 8 times and I  still have about half remaining)
  • Hair feels so soft and fluffy after deep conditioning with it for 30mins
  • I absolutely love it!
  • Comes in a 12 ounce container


2. Going with the honey theme, next on my staple list is this honey and sage deep conditioner by Alikay Naturals.

Alikay Naturals honey and sage deep conditioner

Actually this deep conditioner right here has taken the place of my Manuka honey hair mask by Shea moisture, it is that good!

The best bits:

  • It’s made with honey,  that’s always good in my book
  • It contains a ton of natural ingredients
  • Conditions my hair like nothing before
  • Has a ton of slip and moisture
  • Loose consistency like honey but without the stickiness, looks like a very creamy oatmeal (if that makes sense)
  • Goes on very easily
  • Hair looks and feels absolutely and thoroughly moisturised. It is amazing
  • Has a scent familiar to that of honey and vanilla.
  • Melts my tangles away
  • My hair feels instantly super soft and moisturised after deep conditioning.  Can you tell that I love this mask yet?


Unlike the deep conditioners/ hair masks listed above, this next hair mask offers both moisture and proteins for that perfect balance. I use this once a month as a protein treatment because I have low porosity hair and prone to protein sensitivity, I can’t use this mask once a week as I use the others so it works great for me as a monthly treatment.

SM Jamaican Black Castor oil hair mask

3. This is the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor oil strengthen and restore treatment masque and here are its best bits:

  • As mentioned before, it offers a perfect balance of moisture and proteins
  • My hair feels really strengthened after deep conditioning and very moisturised
  • Has a scent of vanilla and mint but some people say it smells like play dough, it kind of does but I don’t mind it.
  • Has a thick creamy consistency but it glides on smoothly on the hair
  • Does exactly  what it says on the container
  • Comes in a 12 ounce container



If you are in the UK and would like to purchase any of the products mentioned above and more natural hair products head over to beautybyzara, they also offer free delivery when you spend over £50 and their regular delivery prices are very affordable at £2.99 or £3.99. They occasionally offer discounts if you frequently shop at their website. Their deliveries are very quick and customer service is brilliant; any issues with your order is promptly resolved.  (No this is not sponsored in any way, just passing on useful information to anyone looking for UK online stores to order products from).


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