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10 of the Best Deep Conditioners for High Porosity Hair

May 30, 2020
10 deep conditioners for high porosity natural hair.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of deep conditioning since starting your natural hair journey. When I was relaxed, my stylists never put a deep conditioner in my hair. Now I see why my hair ended up becoming damaged and thinned out over time.

It wasn’t until I started my transitioning journey and deep conditioned every wash day that I noticed the benefits doing this step provides.

Here are some benefits of deep conditioning:

  • It restores moisture
  • Provides better manageability
  • Strengthens your hair
  • Reduces breakage + shedding
  • Promotes elasticity

Deep conditioning high porosity hair regularly is important. Since it’s more prone to dryness, you want to keep a good moisture-protein balance by alternating between using moisturizing and protein deep conditioners.

In this post, I want to share 10 deep conditioners for high porosity hair that I love. I’ll be sharing 5 moisturizing deep conditioners and 5 you can use for protein:

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Deep Conditioners for High Porosity Hair

Moisturizing Deep Conditioners

OBIA Naturals Babassu DC

One of the best deep conditioners for high porosity hair is the Babassu Deep Conditioner from OBIA Naturals.

The first deep conditioner for high porosity hair that I love for the moisture is the Babassu Deep Conditioner from a brand called OBIA Naturals. This product will restore the moisture balance of your hair and leave you with soft curls! One thing I love about this deep conditioner is the amount of slip it has.

If you aren’t sure what slip is, it’s when a product easily glides through your hair and helps you detangle. Choosing products with plenty of slip will help you apply them faster and you won’t have a difficult time running your fingers through each section.

Some other beneficial ingredients in this product:

  • Babassu Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Panthenol

All of their products are vegan and contain all-natural ingredients that’ll help your curls flourish. Whenever my hair needs an extra boost of moisture, I know I can reach for this and achieve that.

Pardo Naturals Deep Conditioner

Pardo Naturals launched a hair care line last year and I haven’t been disappointed with anything I tried. Every product she offers is formulated with high-quality, natural ingredients. The Deep Moisturizing Conditioner is perfect for high porosity hair and also has a ton of slip.

Some ingredients in this product are Olive Oil, Babassu Oil, Cocoa Butter, and an essential oil blend. I leave this on for about 30 minutes and my curls always feel hydrated and soft once I rinse it out. If you haven’t tried her products, make sure you check out her website here.

She Scent It Marula Mallow Masque

She Scent It Marula Mallow Miracle Melt Masque

Another amazing deep conditioner for high porosity hair is the Marula Mallow Masque from She Scent It. They create products that are handmade with the highest grade of raw materials to ensure we benefit from the best. A company that keeps its ingredients as a priority is one I’ll continue to support!

This masque melts tangles + knots, restores and hydrates damaged hair, and provides intensive moisture. After using this, you can expect long-lasting hydration and increased elasticity. I also love the smell of this product!

More beneficial ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Marula Seed Oil
  • Murumuru Butter
  • Raw Honey
  • Marshmallow Root

Maui Moisture Shea Butter Mask

Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate Shea Butter Hair Mask

Maui Moisture is one brand I slept on for the longest. They have a variety of collections for diverse hair types and textures. Their products are affordable and I’m glad I had the chance to finally try them.

The Heal & Hydrate Shea Butter Mask is a multipurpose product— it can be used as a deep conditioner or a leave-in treatment. I’ve tried it both ways and wasn’t disappointed with my results!

It’s formulated with Shea Butter + rich Coconut and Macadamia oils that help quench, nourish, and soften the hair.

Tangles & Beyond Perfect Moisture

Tangles & Beyond Perfect Moisture Deep Conditioner

Tangles & Beyond is a brand I had my eyes on for an entire year before I was able to put my first order in. Their products are handmade and I’ve always heard nothing but positive reviews from others.

I was able to snatch up the Perfect Moisture Deep Conditioner and all I can say is the name of this describes it best! The ingredients are simple and straight to the point: Water, Aloe Vera, and Shea Butter.

Using this will help detangle easier and faster and will also leave your curls moisturized.

Related Post: 6 Ways to Care for High Porosity Hair

Protein Deep Conditioners

Nature’s Little Secret Deep Conditioner

Nature's Little Secret Milk Strengthening Deep Conditioner

If you love the smell of Goat Milk, then you’ll enjoy using this protein-based deep conditioner from Nature’s Little Secret. I’ve talked about this brand frequently because that’s how much I love their products! Everything from them has worked wonders for my high porosity hair.

Now, let’s get into this Milk Strengthening Deep Conditioner! Two ingredients in this product are Coconut Milk + Goat Milk which is packed with vitamins and minerals that are useful for keeping our hair healthy. Both of these kinds of milk are full of protein and have the following benefits:

  • Repairs + strengthens dry hair
  • Prevents protein loss
  • Promotes a healthy scalp
  • Provides moisture
  • Softens hair

This deep conditioner also has amazing slip and I love how strong my curls feel after using this. Some other ingredients that work well for high porosity hair in this product are:

  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Green Tea
  • Mango Butter
  • ProVitamin B5
  • Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein

OBIA Naturals Babassu Hair Mask

OBIA Naturals Babassu Therapy Hair Mask

We talked about one of OBIA Naturals’ deep conditioners in the previous section. Thankfully, they also offer a protein-based mask that’s perfect for high porosity hair.

This mask repairs + reconstructs all hair textures and types. Using this will help strengthen, nourish, repair elasticity, soften, and add luster to your curls. It also helps to reduce breakage and shedding by restoring your moisture balance.

On their website, it states that you can use this as needed without worrying about protein buildup or sensitivity. As you know, high porosity hair craves protein and we need it more often.

Depending on how your hair feels, you may want to increase how often you use protein treatments in your regimen.

Other ingredients:

  • Babassu Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic

Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic is a great deep conditioner for high porosity hair.

Soultanicals has a variety of great quality products to choose from. What makes them unique is the names they have for their products— I love them!

Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic has been one of my favorite deep conditioners since the beginning of my journey. Not only does it smell delicious, but it also has slip and moisture for days! It’s also packed with nutrients that help to rehydrate and penetrate the hair cuticles.

Here are a few of the ingredients in this product:

  • Amla
  • Chamomile
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein
  • Shea Butter

Kennedi’s Essentials Deep Conditioner

Kennedi's Essentials Moisturize & Restore Deep Conditioning Masque

Kennedi’s Essentials is a small, black-owned brand I recently tried. They create products that provide the hair with the moisture, hydration, vitamins, and nutrients it needs to maintain its overall health.

I won her products in a giveaway and one that I was excited to try is the Moisturize & Restore Deep Conditioning Masque.

This deep conditioner is beneficial for high porosity hair because it provides a great balance of moisture and protein. Using this will help strengthen your hair, reduce breakage + shedding, provide moisture, increase elasticity, and add shine to your curls.

Other ingredients:

  • Banana Juice
  • Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
  • ProVitamin B5
  • Aloe Powder

Natural Beautiii Babassu & Honey Treatment

Natural Beautiii Babassu & Honey Deep Treatment

The last deep conditioner for high porosity hair that I recommend is from another small, black-owned brand called Natural Beautiii.

They create handmade, all-natural beauty products that’ll help your curls flourish. The Babassu & Honey Deep Treatment will always be the number one product I recommend from her store, and for a good reason!

This moisturizing and conditioning treatment is used to add hydration to dry curls, protect the hair from split ends, and reduce breakage

I love how good this smells and the amount of slip it has. Whenever I use this, my curls are always poppin’ once I rinse it out.

Here are some ingredients in this product:

  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Hibiscus Flower
  • Babassu Oil
  • Honey
  • Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein

These 10 deep conditioners for high porosity hair will help you not only manage your curls better but also provide you with the moisture and strength your hair needs to thrive.

High porosity hair doesn’t have to be difficult to take care of. As long as you have a consistent regimen with good-quality products, your curls will continue to flourish.

Have you used any of these deep conditioners before? If so, let me know your thoughts down in the comments! What other deep conditioners would you recommend for high porosity hair?

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  • Reply Ana starr May 30, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Great post Maddy! Yes deep conditioning is a must for me💖

    • Reply Madisen May 30, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you so much for reading sis! I love deep conditioning. It’s one step I can’t ever skip on wash day.

      • Reply Lydia Ojuka May 30, 2020 at 3:06 pm

        Thanks for this info! Really helpful!

        • Reply Madisen May 30, 2020 at 4:14 pm

          No problem! I’m glad it’s helpful.

  • Reply Katricia May 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome post. I love the Maui lines.

    • Reply Madisen May 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much. I do too! I love their shampoos the most!

  • Reply Demi May 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Hi! Great post! I’ve been reading up a lot on deep conditioning as I’m currently transitioning to natural. However, I’d like to ask, do you deep condition every week? I’ve read that deep conditioning is recommended once or twice per month using protein or moisture treatments, depending on what the hair needs. But there are so many naturalistas who recommend deep conditioning every week. What’s your take on this?

    • Reply Madisen May 31, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      Hi, thank you so much for reading! I have a couple of posts for tips on transitioning because I transitioned for over one year before I did my big chop, so make sure to check those out as well! I’ve been deep conditioning weekly ever since starting my transition and it has been beneficial for the health of my hair. Some people who wash their hair every two weeks only deep condition biweekly, so it depends on your regimen. But I’d recommend doing it whenever you wash your hair!

      • Reply Demi May 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm

        I’ve already read those posts on transitioning. And I recently started following you on IG. You’re one of my new inspos. I’m excited about my new journey.

        • Reply Madisen May 31, 2020 at 11:11 pm

          What is your IG so I can follow you back? And thank you so much. ❤️

  • Reply Denesha August 17, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I have never seen most of those deep conditioner to be honest maybe because where I’m from most people have relax hair and even if they have natural hair they don’t care it like that.

    • Reply Madisen August 18, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Most of these are from smaller black-owned brands that can’t be found in stores, so that could be another reason too! You should check them out for sure ❤️

  • Reply Lisa September 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    I would love to try the Babassu Honey Deep treatment by Natural Beautiii, but I can’t seem to locate the product, can you assist?

  • Reply Lisa September 14, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Excuse the ring, I found it. Thanks for all your info.

  • Reply Treasure November 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Am in Nigeria, i would love for you to give me a specific product i could use

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