Slip??? What is Slip?

Deep Conditioner SlipWith the increased length of my relaxer stretches a few things have increased in importance to me and one of them has been slip.  I always heard people get excited about a product (particularly deep conditioners) when they had slip.  But as a relaxed head I didn’t get what all the fuss was about.  However, after having several long detangling sessions due to having two textures and a fragile line of demarcation, I am all about some slip.  I started looking at my deep conditioning stash with a whole new lens.  All of sudden I needed slip and I needed it immediately!


So, what exactly is slip?  Well, it is exactly what it sounds like.  It’s when you put a hair product/deep conditioner on your hair and it makes your hair slippery.  It allows your fingers and/or your detangling comb to slip right through your hair strands with a lot less resistance.  It allows your shed hairs to slip right out of your hair.  It is just one of those things that you really don’t care about one way or the other when you can detangle with relative ease.I know what you’re thinking, this is great!  How do I get my hands on a hair product with more slip?   Well the easiest way is to buy a detangling product, they are meant to give us the slip we’re looking for.  But if you are like me and want slip/detangled hair before you get to the end of your wash day, then you’re going to want slip in your deep conditioner as well.  Sadly, I haven’t been able to find a particular element or ingredient in deep conditioners that let me know whether it will have slip (but if you have, please let me know down below).   It has mostly been trial, error and comparison.  But I do know that if I see that a product is touted as great for detangling or is marketed as smoothing, then I know there’s hope for it to have slip.   So far my hands down best deep conditioner with slip has been Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner and my fave detangler (well really its the only detangled that I’ve tried, lol) has been ORS Kids Detangler.  But like a true hair product junky, I want more! lol.Matrix Biology Hydrasource Detangling Solution Slip fancyflairlady Detangling solution

Here’s my most recent purchase on my quest for more slip (I haven’t tried it yet).

Which hair products have you used that have amazing slip?

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10 Comments


  1. Love Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner but my all time favorites are Aussie Moist 3 minute conditioner, ORS Replenishing Conditioner, Silk Elements Moisture Treatment and Triple Moisture Mask by Neutrogena. I heard great things about the Biolage detangling solution. Please let me know how it works for you.

    Great Blog.


    1. It’s so funny because I used to use the NTM Moisture Mask all the time and I had no idea it had slip, lol. But I will definitely let you know how I feel about this new detangling product.


  2. I always reach for my Mane n Tail detangler after 10-12 weeks post relaxer or depending on how much new growth i have. I hardly need to detangle post wash day. I also add EVCO and EVOO to my DC as well.


    1. Thanks, Tomes. That’s where my hair is right now too. So slip is especially on my mind.


    1. KeraCare Humecto is one of those products that I always hear about and really need to try at some point. Thanks for commenting, Dessy!


  3. Try a product with the ingredient Behentrimonium Chloride. This ingredient provides slip.

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