I'm constantly on the look out for good conditioners that are budget friendly. Since I co-wash, deep condition and detangle my hair on a weekly basis, I end up going through a lot of conditoner. Thing is, it also has to be something that my husband feels comfortable using as well. Let's face it, his hair is way longer than mine and he is just as concerned about his tresses as I am (well maybe not that much). This rules out anything that will leave him smelling like pina colada when he leaves the house. We're also picky about the ingredients so, no silicones.
I was glad to find that Tresemme has a new Naturals line where the conditioners are silicone free. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid to use silicones. I just prefer to co-wash with something that is silicone free for a nice clean rinse that doesn't leave anything behind. I picked up a 25 oz. bottle of the Tresemme Naturals Aloe Vera and Avocado conditioner for just under $5 USD. I was surprised to see that it had a thick and creamy texture; not watery. This has proven to work really well as creamy base for my moisturizing deep conditioning treatments. It has a mellow citrus scent that doesn't offend (I'm sensitive to scents that are overpowering). Co-washing with it is similar to using a VO5 Moisture Milks in that I can feel it defining my curls while adding slip to each strand. I would say that detangling with it is about what you would expect from any conditioner in this price range (i.e. Aussie Moist, Sauve Naturals etc.)
Overall, I consider this an excellent value for the amount of product you get. The fact that it doesn't have a bad reaction when I use it as a leave-in under Eco Styler gel has put this on my staples list. The Naturals line can be found at Target, Walgreens and Walmart. We are currently workin' on our second bottle of the Aloe and Avocado conditioner. It's a winner in my opinion and is definitely worth a try.