No hunt is tough like a search for a good deep conditioner. Because aside from moisture, you want a product that can give you slip, improve elasticity, and most importantly address your hair issues. Check out what to consider when finding the right regimen for your natural hair
My hair is natural. Type 4C high porosity hair. In other terms, when I am looking for a deep conditioner, I tend to pick the ones with hydrolysed protein penetrating oils like olive, coconut or avocado oil and humectants like panthenol. Read on to find out ingredients you should watch out for in beauty products.
As you may have guessed by now it is imperative that you understand your hair before choosing a deep conditioner. Sure, it takes a lot of trial and errors but that’s the journey of a naturalista. More on how my 4C hair has embarrassed me.
That said, if you have any recommendations for effective curling butters, leave me a suggestion in the comment section. Now back to the review.
Before I discovered Marini Naturals Deep Treatment Masque, I was using the Shea moisture intensive hair masque. No complaints here but I guess my hair loved Marini Naturals Deep treatment Masque more. Besides that, isn’t variety the spice to life?
The Marini Naturals Deep Treatment Masque comes in a 400gms orange jar with a black lid. The size of it is enticing and what you want to consider when picking a deep conditioner for reasons I will explain below.
Marini Natural’s 2 in 1 (moisture and protein) deep treatment masque is said to nourish, strengthen and infuse loads of moisture into the hair.
How to use
After shampooing your hair, divide it into four sections. While the hair is still moist apply the deep treatment masque generously coating the hair from roots to end. (This is why I mentioned having a deep treatment masque come in a large jar is quite an advantage). Because the manufacturer is evidently not lying when they recommend that you use a generous amount. You will use a lot of product.
Leave the deep treatment masque on for 25 minutes, then rinse off with cool water and pat dry with a cotton T-shirt.
This was my first time to use Marini Naturals deep treatment masque. For the price point, I had high expectation, though I didn’t know exactly how my hair would react to the product. After using my favourite shampoo, I followed with the deep treatment and let me say I was wowed.
Immediately the masque touched my hair, the hair texture started to change which was quite impressive since I have never had a deep conditioner that did that instantly.
The treatment masque glides on the hair shaft smoothly providing you slip and manageability. I didn’t use heat, but after the wait time, I was convinced that it did absorb well from how my hair felt moisturised, bouncy and very manageable.
I won’t say much here since Marini Natural makes a point to note that their products are not edible, but just know this deep treatment masque smells like something you’d like to chew or drink.
I call this 2 in 1 deep treatment masque money for the hair, particularly because of the following ingredients.
- Milk protein – this is good for damaged hair. It heals and restructures the hair shaft, promotes hair growth while preventing hair loss.
- Bentonite clay – if you have stayed away from surfactants, bentonite clay is good for clarifying the hair since it detoxifies, conditions the hair and defines the curl pattern.
- Coconut oil – the benefits of coconut oil are not unknown. It is good for penetrating the hair shaft, conditioning the hair, curbing split ends and nourishing the hair.
- Aloe vera extract – provides slip, manageability, soothes an itchy scalp and reduces dandruff.
- Flaxseed gel – this is good for promoting hair growth and improving the quality of your hair.
- Shea butter & castor – these are staples for naturalistas with high porosity hair. Both ingredients fortify the hair with moisture, soften the hair and enrich the scalp.
I am mostly amazed to find a deep conditioner that keeps its ingredients juicy and to the bare minimum.
Moisturising power: 5/5
The Marini Naturals 2 in 1 Deep Treatment Masque goes for Ksh 1500. This is a bit pricy considering the product is made in Kenya. However, as most naturalistas do, performance supersedes price. Hence, as long as it does what it says it’s worth the price.
This product is readily available on both local stores and online shops. I bought mine at Sasa mall, but you can also get it at Jumia for the same price of Ksh 1500.
Still looking for a deep conditioner, check out Dr Miracle’s deep conditioner review