Why Is Slip So Important in Your Conditioner?

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro to the CG world, one of the first words you’ll hear thrown around is Slip. Product slip refers to how lubricated your hair feels after applying the product to your hair and its an important requirement in all conditioners for curly hair. There’s nothing more frustrating that not being able to detangle your curls easily during your wash day routine because the conditioner doesn’t have the necessary ingredients that adds that wonderfully slippery feel to your curls. Product slip makes it easy to run your fingers or your favourite comb through your hair to remove all the knots and tangles that gradually build up in your hair through the course of the week. So how do you know if the conditioners (we know you have more than one. Curlies are like dragons hoarding gold, we hoard curly hair products) you have, have great slip? Let’s dive in:

 

For a conditioner to effectively detangle your curls, it should contain emollients and cationic ingredients. Emollient ingredients commonly used in conditioners are Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol. Emollient ingredients create a layer over your curls that give it that slippery feel, making it easy to glide your fingers through to remove stubborn knots. The most commonly used cationic ingredients used in conditioners are Behetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Methosulfate and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride. Cationic surfactants are conditioning agents that boost hair softness, help in detangling and increase shine.

 

SugarBoo Curls’ Hydrating Conditioner has most of these ingredients that make it the ideal partner to detangle your curls. This conditioner makes detangling your hair a breeze, even on days when your hair is so knotted up, you want to cry. All you need is some of our conditioner, your trusty detangling brush and fighting with your tangled curls is a thing of the past.  

 

The best conditioner will help you detangle your curls while adding moisture to dry curls. Curly hair is naturally dry because of its structure and its important for you to find a conditioner that does its job well. So look for these ingredients in your conditioner or the next time you shop online or in a store and you’ll know if it’s a good one.