I’m always on the hunt for deep conditioners. I can never have enough! They, in my humble opinion are the “difference maker” in a hair care routine so when I choose one, they have to stand up to some pretty heavy standards.
- Works on my finicky low porosity hair
- Softens and detangles
- Moisturizes for days
- Smells great
You may or may not have noticed that I left out price and that’s because I’ll pay good money for a bomb deep conditioner. So with all these factors in mind, I headed to my mega beauty supply store and scoured brands and ingredients, pretty packaging and paused. I spotted Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner in its hot pink packaging and remembered all the insta posts I’ve seen of women happily going through their Mielle regimen. I snagged an 8 oz jar and proceeded to the register. Unfortunately, this little 8 oz jar was 15.99. WHY HAIR HEAVENS!? WHY!? I bought it anyways.
On wash day, I used my Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar staple Shea Moisture shampoo and whipped out my new deep conditioner. Here are some details on Mielle Organics Deep Conditoner:
Our new Babassu oil and Mint Deep conditioning protein/moisture replenisher will restore dry and damaged hair. This native Amazonian palm fruit is high in sterols and tocopherols which are healthy for the hair and scalp.
Enriched with fatty acids that provide a rich softness to the hair. Derived from natural oils and cetearyl alcohol which helps reduce frizz and fly-aways. This deep conditioner is filled with two complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural sources that actually mimic the function of hair amino acids helping to restore the function and moisture to damaged and dry hair.
Safe to use on color treated hair.
Babassu Oil is an oil similar to coconut oil in that its an oil loaded with fatty acids. It’s light and heals scalp inflammation so for those with scalp issues. This baby will do the trick. Its also highly moisturizing and restorative which is great for dry skin as well.
Mint is always a refreshing addition to any hair product leaving a cool tingling sensation on the scalp thats just euphoric. Mint is also known to stimulate hair growth. That in tandem with babassu oil should lead you on your way to great growth and retention.
Back to wash day.
- I scoop a good amount out and put in a measuring cup then microwave for about 20 seconds. I always warm my conditioner because as a low porosity natural, products tend to sit on top of my closed cuticles. Warmth opens them open making the strands better receptive to receiving more of the products ingredients and benefits.
- Apply to hair in 4 sections. I like to make sure everywhere gets product especially my crown where its more fragile and susceptible to breakage. I instantly notice how slippery the conditioner was.
I didn’t need a lot because it spread so well. It was amazing! Also, to me, it smells incredible. Its such a unique earthy scent unlike the flooded hair care scent of coconuts and fruit cocktails. Its like a nice earthy perfume with mint undertones coming through and it lingers. I love that!
- Put on my plastic cap for 30 minutes or so then went to detangle and rinse.
It was such a great detangling session. The slip of the Mielle Organics deep conditioner is one to beat. Paired with running water and my paddle brush, tangles knew better than to be in the way. And then my hair…My hair was so soft and fluffy. I can tell the medium consistency of the conditioner was perfect for penetration my strands. The label also states that its a protein/moisture replenisher which means it also delivers a shot of strength to damaged hair.
I am beyond impressed with this product. Its not often I find mind-blowing products for my picky hair but when I do, oh baby, do I stock up. Super happy I tried out this product and will be trying out the rest of the line. Staple for sure.