What is the best conditioner for 3C's?

shrinkstershrinkster Posts: 99Registered Users
Just wondering what rinse out conditioner seems to work for 3C hair since nothing works for my hair. It might work at first but after a few tries it turns my hair frizzy. Right now I'm using Devachan's One condition. What is everybody else using?
Hair: Medium Texture, Normal Porosity, Low elasticity
Curl Pattern:3C

Poo: KC Come Clean (once/wk)
Clarify: Ouidad Water Works (once/month)
RO: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
LI: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
Gels: HETT and FSG
DT: CJCR (once/wk)
PT: Yogurt with coconut oil and avocado oil (once/month)

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  • princessai16princessai16 Posts: 125Registered Users
    Just wondering what rinse out conditioner seems to work for 3C hair since nothing works for my hair. It might work at first but after a few tries it turns my hair frizzy. Right now I'm using Devachan's One condition. What is everybody else using?

    I think hairtyping has nothing to do with conditioners. I thought it was more on, whether your hair has fine strands (which calls for proteins), medium strands which works with both proteins and moistures and thick strands which usually needs more moisture than the rest.
    I use WhiteRain, VO5, Lutrasilk cholesterol shea butter plus for deep condish, long term relationship for leave in.
    You should find out what type of hair strands you have also. That would probably help.
    I have a mix of medium/thin/thick strands so my hair can take protein.
    If your hair is frizzy, have you tried a deep protein treatment or protein based condish lately?
    OR maybe you should try the cherry lola treatment. There is a thread labled "magic" frizz reducer treatment and is one down from this thread.
    Medium/thick/thin strands
    medium fine front thick back
    deep condish lutrasilk herbal
    moisturize with softn nfree milk protein and olive oil[
    3c/4a half and half ♥
    Love my curls, kinks, coils, napps, corkscrews.
    styler is ORS smooth n hold pudding♥
    Transitioning ended--> forced into relaxer
    If all goes well, will transition in 2012 :)
  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    I absolutely love Tresemme Naturals. I think I have found a staple product. I hope they never discontinue it.
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • giegie Posts: 62Registered Users Curl Novice
    The porosity of your hair (internal) and ambient dew points in your area (external) should be considered when choosing conditioners.
    I am sure I have left something out, but you have come to the right site to learn.
    Searches of this site will help you to find your answer.
    That being said, I am a devotee of Teri LaFlesh's method.
    She has done the research behind chemical composition of conditioners for rinsing and combing.
    I am an VO5 conditioner (rinsing) milk variety, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (combing), and Jamilla Henna (dt) [I am a Curly Nikki devotee as well].
    HTH
    3c or OS, fine, spongy,SL
    ________________________________
    Routine and Products:
    Henna (mo.) under steamer
    Jessicurl WDT (wk.) under steamer
    Granier Fructis Shampoo (mo. post henna)
    Vo5 Vanilla Tea Rinsing Conditioner,
    Jessicurl Too Shea, and Confident Coils (post WDT)
    KCCC styler only on wet hair
    Banding with silk scrunchies (nightly)
    JBCO Sealer

    My goodness, I just realized I am a PJ
    ________________________________
    Still learning in the mile high and dry CO,USA



  • curlycookiecurlycookie Posts: 106Registered Users
    I LOVE GVP Conditioning Balm...it's a Matrix Biolage knockoff that you can get at Sally's (16oz for $6). I often have a hard time getting conditioner to go thru my hair without having to use a handful. The GVP is really thick and I only need a small amount and it glides like butta thru my hair. I use it as a leave-in but you can rinse it out if you so desire. This stuff is the BOMB!!!:thumbup:
    3c fine and frizzy
    Last relaxer Oct 08
    Sham: Say Yes to Carrots, Eluence MB
    Co Wash: Tresemme Naturals, Say yes to Cukes, Elucence moisture balancing Cond
    Leave In: AOHR, Elucence
    DC: MC DeepCond, Aussie 3-minute miracle, CJ Curl Rehab
    Style with: Curl Keeper/AG Re:coil; KCCC, Jane Carter's Nourish & Shine, KC Gloss Pomade, Coconut Oil

    Saved by Grace...I'm a child of the KING!!
  • VersaceCrazyVersaceCrazy Posts: 662Registered Users
    Just wondering what rinse out conditioner seems to work for 3C hair since nothing works for my hair. It might work at first but after a few tries it turns my hair frizzy. Right now I'm using Devachan's One condition. What is everybody else using?

    I think hairtyping has nothing to do with conditioners. I thought it was more on, whether your hair has fine strands (which calls for proteins), medium strands which works with both proteins and moistures and thick strands which usually needs more moisture than the rest.
    I use WhiteRain, VO5, Lutrasilk cholesterol shea butter plus for deep condish, long term relationship for leave in.
    You should find out what type of hair strands you have also. That would probably help.
    I have a mix of medium/thin/thick strands so my hair can take protein.
    If your hair is frizzy, have you tried a deep protein treatment or protein based condish lately?
    OR maybe you should try the cherry lola treatment. There is a thread labled "magic" frizz reducer treatment and is one down from this thread.


    My hair likes KBB's Deep Conditioner for a rinse out. It detangles really well...makes it easier to comb through (which is normally a task for my tangly hair).

    You also might wanna try CJ's Curl Rehab..does the same.
    http://members.fotki.com/Versacecrazy/



    CURL JUNKIE ZOMBIE !!!:tshirt:
  • coshun2003coshun2003 Posts: 199Registered Users
    :love1:3c/4a Hair
    Last Relaxer: April 25, 2009
    BC: December 20, 2009
    5yrs Natural
    2nd BC planned for 6yr Naturalversary
  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    I personally love SheaMoisture Black soap balancing conditione and their Deep Treatment Masque, both work great on my hair.



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    Still loving my curls and kinks!
    Products I love:
    Ion Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis Tar Shampoo
    Suave Shea Butter Conditioner
    Biolage Scalp Therapy Shampoo
    Biolage Fortify Therapy Shampoo
    Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
    Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner
    Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil
  • jenny curljenny curl Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Giovanni Deeper Moisture Conditioner rocks. I use it as a rinse out and LI
    3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

    I:love5: My Hair
  • dc05dc05 Posts: 275Registered Users
    v05 definitely
    :blob8:24 Months Post Relaxer :blob8:

    *Length : BSB (Below Shoulder Blade)/ Brastrap Length
    *Long term goal: TB length (stretched of course)
    *Short tern goal: Mid-back length (stretched -- by June 2011) / Shoulder length (FULL) curly:glasses2:
  • ChAoTiCbLiSsChAoTiCbLiSs Posts: 127Registered Users
    3b/2b/3c mix
    ~no heat, sulfates, silicones, mineral oil or petrolatum~
    CURLS, My Honey Child , KCKT, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic, & Elasta QP Feels Like Silk
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    I think hairtyping has nothing to do with conditioners. I thought it was more on, whether your hair has fine strands (which calls for proteins), medium strands which works with both proteins and moistures and thick strands which usually needs more moisture than the rest.

    agree with the above.. all conditioners i use ive recommended to others with different hairtypes and theyve worked for them..

    some great ones ive tried are:

    tresemme naturals moisturizing
    trader joes tea tree tingle
    yes to cucumbers
    trader joes nourish spa
    darcys botanicals pumpkin seed
    garnier triple nutrition
    aubrey organics honeysuckle rose

    i currently have all of these in my rotation (junkie maybe?) my fav is tresemme, i cowash with it and have been using the darcys after i shampoo!
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • shrinkstershrinkster Posts: 99Registered Users
    Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I might try the tresemme conditioner. In regards to the type of hair strand I have, I have no idea. How do you find out?
    Hair: Medium Texture, Normal Porosity, Low elasticity
    Curl Pattern:3C

    Poo: KC Come Clean (once/wk)
    Clarify: Ouidad Water Works (once/month)
    RO: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
    LI: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
    Gels: HETT and FSG
    DT: CJCR (once/wk)
    PT: Yogurt with coconut oil and avocado oil (once/month)
  • CSICSI Posts: 140Registered Users
    I love:
    • Tresseme Moisture
    • Aussie Moist
    • Suave Naturals Milk and Honey
    • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hair typing doesn't determine what products you use.

    Texture and porosity does though. I have med coarse and porous hair.. so I need a balance of protein and moisture...but my hair leans more to needing moisture.

    So I just alternate between Tresemme Naturals Conditioner (for protein) and Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Cream Fortifying Conditioner (for moisture).

    I actually leave in the Garnier Fructis though because it keeps my hair more moisturized than anything I've ever used! Love it!

    I just co-wash with cheap stuff though. Suave Naturals or VO5. I only use certain kinds though in each of these lines.
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  • sarina32sarina32 Posts: 200Registered Users
    I actually leave in the Garnier Fructis though because it keeps my hair more moisturized than anything I've ever used! Love it!

    wooo! i agree :hello1:
    Ontario, Canada
    3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
    CURRENT LINE-UP:
    experimenting....
    Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    In no particular order:

    Yes to Carrots
    SheScentIt Avocado
    Aussie Moist
    Hairveda Moist 24-7 (just ordered a gallon)
    Tresemme Naturals moisturizing (the one with avocado)
    Tresemme Naturals Flawless Curls
    Suave Mountain Strawberry

    a good 'cleansing' conditioner is V05 Clarifying Mint Tea (LOVE THIS STUFF)
  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    I absolutely love Tresemme Naturals. I think I have found a staple product. I hope they never discontinue it.
    Although this conditioner didn't seem to detangle my 3C/4A curlinkies very well when I used it as a co-wash, it makes for a great leave-in (and you can find it at a great price!).

    For co-washing / detangling I like:
    - Renpure "my pretty hair is parched" Moisturizing Conditioner (BEST!)
    - Mill Creek Jojoba Conditioner
    - Suave Naturals Coconut

    Besides the Tresemme Naturals, my favorite leave-ins are:
    - Dr. Bronner's Lavender Leave-In (BEST!)
    - Desert Essence Coconut Conditioner (A very close 2nd)
    - [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl Too Shea[/buylink]!

    Of course, not all curls are alike, not even all 3C curls, so experimenting is key!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' "
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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    OH!...
    Almost forgot...
    I also use Teri LaFlesh's curl-by-curl smoothing method. It can be a little time-consuming, but it's the only way to keep my hair from turning into a big, frizzy puffball.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    "Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' "
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  • Whitney BWhitney B Posts: 1Registered Users
    Reeky wrote: »
    I think hairtyping has nothing to do with conditioners. I thought it was more on, whether your hair has fine strands (which calls for proteins), medium strands which works with both proteins and moistures and thick strands which usually needs more moisture than the rest.

    agree with the above.. all conditioners i use ive recommended to others with different hairtypes and theyve worked for them..

    some great ones ive tried are:

    tresemme naturals moisturizing
    trader joes tea tree tingle
    yes to cucumbers
    trader joes nourish spa
    darcys botanicals pumpkin seed
    garnier triple nutrition
    aubrey organics honeysuckle rose

    i currently have all of these in my rotation (junkie maybe?) my fav is tresemme, i cowash with it and have been using the darcys after i shampoo!

    I second the Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose. This is the one product I have stuck with over time.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hair typing doesn't determine what products you use.

    Texture and porosity does though. I have med coarse and porous hair.. so I need a balance of protein and moisture...but my hair leans more to needing moisture.

    So I just alternate between Tresemme Naturals Conditioner (for protein) and Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Cream Fortifying Conditioner (for moisture).

    I actually leave in the Garnier Fructis though because it keeps my hair more moisturized than anything I've ever used! Love it!

    I just co-wash with cheap stuff though. Suave Naturals or VO5. I only use certain kinds though in each of these lines.

    I just got some Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Cream Fortifying Conditioner (wth is up with all these long azz conditioner names?? jeez lol) and despite the long azz name, I am finding that I like this one a lot too. There are some good ingredients in there if you have really dry hair like I do..

    "water,Cetearyl Alcohol,Palm Oil,Behentrimonium Chloride,Apple Fruit Extract,Glycerin,Parfum/Fragrance,Stearamidopropyl Dimethlamine,Niacinamide,Pyridoxine HCI,Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter,Citric Acid,Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil,Sugar Cane Extract,Benzyl Alcohol,Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride,Avocado Oil,Black Currant Seed Oil,Lemon Peel Extract,Linalool"
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    My hair is fine/medium and porous, my hair likes protein in conditioners. I advise you to add to your conditioners whatever you feel their missing.
    It makes things easier for me

    AOGBP topped with HEHH, for protien w/ added moisture

    Trader Joes with aloe vera + safflower oil, extra slip
    & all around conditioning

    I also really like:
    Nate Gate Hemp( protein)
    HEHH(moisture)
    Treseme Naturals Moisture(slip)
    Yes to Cumubers( moisture)
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix

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