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Light leave in?

Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
I'm kind of at a loss. I'm having a problem I never had before. My scalp and hair are demanding a leave in lighter then my Vo5. At one point that was a light leave in for me. This is a problem I haven't had before. But it is a happy one. So now I'm looking for a lighter leave in.

What does every one think of theDarcy spray leave ins or the CD leave ins? Do you have any sudgestions of your own.

My hair is 3c/4a, med text, low porosity, and on the lower side of thick but still thick.

Thank you all in advance!

x-posted to 3c & general
3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
DT- Still working on that
Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane

Comments

  • aubinaubin Posts: 286Registered Users
    Dilute the V05 with water.
    3c/4a OS curls
    Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
    Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
    DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
    Sealing: cocoa butter
    :clock:Natural since 1990, BC #3 September 2008:clock:
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    I will try that, thanks!
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    aubin wrote: »
    Dilute the V05 with water.
    i was just about to write that :)
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    I consider GDLI to be light (reason I stopped using it), but I'm sure you've tried that one already.
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    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    lisa6 wrote: »
    I consider GDLI to be light (reason I stopped using it), but I'm sure you've tried that one already.

    I'll have to revisit it. :toothy4: It was too light for me when my hair needed a heaveyer LI, but it might just be the ticket now.
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • NaturalfinallyNaturalfinally Posts: 516Registered Users
    Does anyone NOT use a leave in at all? Is there any chance of damage if you don't use a leave in? My hair feels great with a leave in but then I get no volume and my hair goes flat. I stopped using a leave in at the beginning of the summer and my hair seems to be thriving. I'm deep conditioning with protein and moisture, alternatly. I also Henna (:love3:) monthly. I know that the leave in protects the hair shafts so not using one.....? :sad11: TIA
    BC'ed - Jan 09
    Hair Type: 4A-3C Crown
    Hair Texture: Fine, Thin
    Hair Density: Medium - Thin Crown
    Porosity: Low
    Co-wash: Sauve Coconut and/or Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Leave-In: GDLI, YTCLI, KBB, KCNT
    Moisturizers: QBRBC, KBB, Glycerin, SMCS,SMDM
    DT: AOGPB, AOBGA, GEPT, TJNS, YTC, Henna, Alma, Brahmi, Maka, Tulsi, Kalpori
    Sealant: EVOO, Jojoba, Grapeseed, JBCO, Herbal Oil - Hesh Herbal Oils

    ** Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.*** :angel11:
  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    Does anyone NOT use a leave in at all? Is there any chance of damage if you don't use a leave in? My hair feels great with a leave in but then I get no volume and my hair goes flat. I stopped using a leave in at the beginning of the summer and my hair seems to be thriving. I'm deep conditioning with protein and moisture, alternatly. I also Henna (:love3:) monthly. I know that the leave in protects the hair shafts so not using one.....? :sad11: TIA

    Um I kinda dont. When Im conditioning, I only rinse some of it out and whats left seems to be enough for my hair.
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    Darcy's Botanicals Curl Detangling Milk
    Nature's Baby Organics
    Donna Marie MiraCurl Detangler & Conditioner
    Afro Detangler

    @NaturalFinally: I did in the beginning when I didn't know what I was doing...then I stopped...but I've recently started to again this summer b/c I have to wash my hair everday or almost every day and I don't use a comb. So I need the added detangling action lol. I will most likely stop when the weather cools down though.
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  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    Might I just say. MCC I love you! Why? Your feeding my growing need to try out Darcy's and possibly Carols. I've been eyeing the light leave ins and detangleing milk from Darcys. I'm convinced the spray leave ins would at least make great light moisturizers for when I want to put my hair up in a puff on day two and three.


    I would die of delight if her spray leave ins worked on my hair. :mrgreen:

    How is the DB hair milk? Is it good?
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    Might I just say. MCC I love you! Why? Your feeding my growing need to try out Darcy's and possibly Carols. I've been eyeing the light leave ins and detangleing milk from Darcys. I'm convinced the spray leave ins would at least make great light moisturizers for when I want to put my hair up in a puff on day two and three.


    I would die of delight if her spray leave ins worked on my hair. :mrgreen:

    How is the DB [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Carols-Daughter-Hair-Milk-p-1032.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Carol's-Daughter-Hair-Milk]hair milk[/buylink]? Is it good?

    lol well I'm not feeding your need to try CD. I'm NOT a fan! And to be honest, of all the condish I listed, I found Nature's Baby Organics to be the best...and yes, its "for babies" lol. DB's, DM's, and AD's were all about equal and all came in second to that...
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  • msjaimmsjaim Posts: 948Registered Users
    i like the sheamoisture yucca diluted with aloe vera juiace and avocado oil( was doing this waaay b4 kimmaytube got online)great light moisturization under a gel or butter
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    I swear that Darcy's leave in is calling my damn name. Call me a buding PJ:laughing7:
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    I swear that Darcy's leave in is calling my damn name. Call me a buding PJ:laughing7:
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I spent way to much money trying to do the tightly curly method to finally figure out my hair won't tolerate heavy leave-ins. I get a residue. My hair stays wet forever and when it does dry it's crunchy. I think it's because my hair is fine with low-porosity.

    I tried a mousse which worked just okay, but now I'm using Aussie's Hair Insurance and I love it.:notworthy:

    That said I do use heavy conditioners in the shower to detangle.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • sarina32sarina32 Posts: 200Registered Users
    I'm not a 4, but CURLS Quenched is a light spray leave-in :)
    Ontario, Canada
    3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
    CURRENT LINE-UP:
    experimenting....
    Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser