What Makes a Deep Conditioner Good?


In your search for a good deep conditioner, you’ll come across a ton of different products with lofty claims. But if you want to choose the right one, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. In this article, we’ll share helpful information you can use to sift through your choices and find a good deep conditioner.

It Suits Your Hair Type

This is a really big one - a deep conditioner will not be good for you if it doesn’t suit your hair type. Not all deep conditioners are good for people with curls, for example. “Bad” conditioners for curls will often be too light to make a difference and may even leave your hair worse off than it started.

In the case of straighter hair types, a deep conditioner that’s too heavy and goopy will likely leave the hair slick, greasy, and lifeless. Straighter-haired folks will need a deep conditioner that’s on the lighter side.

It’s Formulated for Your Hair Issues

What hair issues are you dealing with? Dryness? Unmanageability? Breakage? A good deep conditioner will address those issues for you.

Imagine a situation where your hair doesn’t stretch much without snapping. That’s an elasticity issue that can be remedied with the right deep conditioner. In this case, you’ll look for a deep conditioner that targets this specific hair issue.

And the same goes for dryness, dullness, breakage, split ends, and more.

It Has High Quality Ingredients

Deep conditioner formulas run the gamut from low quality to high quality. High-quality deep conditioners have natural ingredients in concentrations that make a difference. On the other side of the spectrum are those that contain more fillers than active ingredients.

And then there’s the issue of questionable ingredients. Some of the main ingredients you don’t want in a deep conditioner include harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Good deep conditioners will be free of these ingredients and other ingredients like them.

It’s Easy to Apply

Deep conditioners are typically pretty easy to use. But if you’ve used several of them, you know they have different consistencies and packaging, which can make or break the application process.

For instance, the best deep conditioners will have a creamy consistency that makes application easy. Others are a little more difficult to spread, leading to arm pain and exasperation. 

In addition to that, some conditioners are impossible to rinse out and leave your hair feeling like something awful is coating your hair strands. This is an unpleasant issue you may encounter with lower-quality deep conditioners.

Lastly, there’s the issue of packaging. Good deep conditioners are packaged in containers with wide openings. They also have an airtight seal you break right before your first use. If your deep conditioner comes with a small pump, the application will be frustrating, as getting the product out will be difficult. Moreover, some deep conditioners don’t come with a proper seal, which means that your product could spoil before it gets to you. You’ll want to avoid deep conditioners with these issues. 

So, there you have it - several things that make a deep conditioner good. We hope the information in this article has been helpful. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to check out Daily Dose. It’s a high-performance leave-in conditioner that helps lock in the goodness from your deep conditioning sessions, boost manageability, promote moisture, and much more. Best of luck on your hair care journey! 



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.