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Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner

Who has tried this conditioner and what did you think of it?

Personally, I've tried Aubrey Organics, Nature's Gate, and a few other conditioners against this product and I keep coming back! I use it as a LI and I just love.

Any lovers/haters out there?
3b/c :: Fine :: Porous

I:love5: My Hair

Comments

  • FairlyCurlyFairlyCurly Posts: 839Registered Users
    It made my hair extremely dry and hard, as did the poo. I think it was the soy protein. It smells really nice, though.
    3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
  • AquarianWavesAquarianWaves Posts: 238Registered Users
    Its alright...I definitely cannot use it as a LI bc it will make my hair dry. I just recently tried out the Direct LI and I'm in love with it.
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I totally love it too, and am really happy when I can score one of those giant pump bottles at TJ Maxx for $11.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I like it. It's very thick and moisturizing for my hair. I only use my conditioners for a week and then rotate to another one in my collection. For 3 CO washes in an average week, it does a good job and I'm onto another one before it gets too heavy for my hair. I have repurchased this several times.

    I get a bit aggravated with the bottle. The product is so thick that I want to turn the bottle upside down in the shower to help the conditioner out quickly. But the bottle won't stand up on its own.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • deena.bailardeena.bailar Posts: 5Registered Users
    I'm getting to this thread a bit late, but just in case people stumble upon it... I LOVE the Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner! Definitely an under-appreciated, diamond in the rough!!

    I use either Deva low poo or no poo (depending on the day) to wash, then this as my in-shower conditioner. It leaves my hair so soft and easy to detangle while in the shower. I've never tried it as a leave-in though. (I use tresemme naturals (the one with aloe) as a leave-in.) I love that the Giovanni conditioner is so affordable too (not as cheap as tresemme, but still...). I just got a buy-one-get-one-free deal at Ulta which wasn't even advertised and was quite a nice surprise (so of course I had to pick up four bottles - the last 4 they had in stock!)! Vitacost also has them for $5, so that's a good deal too. Definitely in a price range that it's worth trying if you never have!!!

    ps: One little side note...the first time I tried this conditioner, I was still using silicones on my hair (though trying to co-wash - you can imagine how gross my hair got!!). That first week I tried this conditioner, I had to use a ton and it didn't work as well. I guess it couldn't penetrate past all the gooky silicone build-up. Now that I don't use any silicones though, I've never had that problem again (it's been over 6 months).

    I have thick, 3c curly hair. When I casually twirl it (sopping wet), it makes perfect spirals and dries very soft, but it dries out easily, so constant conditioning is my mantra.
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    jlpmom23 wrote: »
    I totally love it too, and am really happy when I can score one of those giant pump bottles at TJ Maxx for $11.

    Yeah, just scooped up one from my local TJMaxx...but it was $12.99 though. Nonetheless a great find.
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I LOVE it. Its my #1 favorite conditioner. If I could use it daily, I would but it kind of works best every few days. I agree about it being a diamond in the rough! I dont use a separate LI. If I leave any conditioner in my hair, it is just a touch of what ever RO I have used - including the Giovanni. I have the Giovanni LI, and I dont like it.