new improved Nature's gate shampoo & conditioner

BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
I picked up a new improved version of the Nature's gate sunflower pomgrante shampoo & conditioner at Target today and the shampoo is now sulfate free and the conditioner is much thicker than the old versions. It seemed to moisturize well and I used some conditioner as a leave in and my hair seemed less frizzy than normal. We'll see if it continues. Anyone else try it yet, I didn't notice the new versions when I was at Whole foods last. It's also cheaper than what I have been using and easier to find.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just went to compare consistencies since I just bought an Aloe Vera condish via Vitacost and I have an old Hemp Condish here and you're right the consistencies have thickened. I sampled them all a while back when I was deciding which one and they all had the same consistency so I just chose based on whatever I felt I needed. Hmm

    I will have to try the new one ASAP.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
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  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    Thanks for letting us know.

    I used NG a while ago but wasn't happy with the thin conditioner. But now I'll give them another shot as I've been thinking about revisiting some brands I haven't used in years.

    Do the bottles look any different?
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yes I remember the conditioner running right out of my hands when I tried them before...I'm so glad it's thicker now! And at that time the matching shampoo had sulfates...Not anymore!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm glad the shampoo is sulfate free. I'd love to hear how it works, how you like it, etc.
    How's the conditioner work? Its nice to hear its thicker because the old condish was super thin, but I really disliked it as a condish. Not just because it was thin but because it didn't moisturize, it had no slip, and wasn't rich at all. So did they just thicken it up, or did they actually improve the formula, and how it performs as a conditioner for curlies?
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    I've only used it once so far since I tried something else today but it definately worked better on moisturizing my hair because my frizz is back today. I'm usually one to love having a lot of slip in my conditioner and I noticed this doesn't have a ton but then I was told by my curly hair dresser that the slip in conditioner isn't always a good thing. I don't know what she meant by that but this one seemed to prove her right this time since my hair really looked great and had no frizz and nice curls. I'll try it next time I wash and get back to you on that. I'm also going to have my little girl try it tonight and she usually has a lot of frizz, so we'll see...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Interesting!! Thanks. I would love to know what your hairdresser meant about slip not always being a good thing. That's an interesting thing, its too bad she didn't explain it. Maybe because the moisture in the conditioner doesn't penetrate the hair? That's the only thing I can think of.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I vaguely remember trying the Hemp conditioner last summer and not being impressed. Last week I tried the Aloe Vera and love it so maybe I'll give the Hemp another try.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Well I tried it again today and the shampoo seems very moisturizing and the conditioner was nice too...and once again very little frizz! Seems to moisturize my hair great. My daughter slept on wet hair last night after using it and said she had less frizz today too ( I didn't see it because I had to be at work at 6:30 this a.m. ). So it may be a new keeper for us. The shampoo has the consistency of other natural organic shampoos like a jelly-like consistency but very thick and smooth feeling in the hair. I wonder if my stylist was thinking if a conditioner has too much slip that it might have a "Cone" in it and that's what she was talking about.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    By the way...I went to my local health food store today and they still have the old formulas of the Nature's gate shampoos and conditioners, so If you don't find it a Target I would try Sprout's or Whole foods or on line if you tend to order, just make sure they send you the new improved version.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • mesuemesue Posts: 244Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I emailed Swanson to ask about the new formulas. Will report back if I learn anything.

    Edit: I guess there are 2 threads about this and I wrote about Swanson previously in the other one.
    Sue

    Axed the perpetual ponytail and went curly on 1/6/2011.
    Hair Properties: 3a/b, fine-medium texture, thick density, normal porosity.
    Location: FL
    Still experimenting with products and routine.
    So far, I like: FSG, GTTTT, V05 Conditioners, protein treatments, this towel.

    "Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general." - Ulysses Everett McGill
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    No problem, I hope they have it for you at a good price!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Sorry Nanabanana I didn't see the rest of your post...the bottles look the same it just says new improved on the bottle now.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • mesuemesue Posts: 244Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    X-post from the other thread...

    Well, they didn't really answer the question as to whether they had the new formulas, but here is the response from Swanson:
    [FONT=&quot]Dear Sue,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Thank you for contacting Swanson Health Products![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We are happy to help you! I reviewed your email with one of our Product Specialists. We had the Nature’s Gate shampoo and conditioner pulled from our warehouse to review the ingredients. What may have happened is Nature’s Gate changed the formulation and did not notify us. Please be assured we will forward this to the appropriate member of our Marketing Team so that it is updated on our website. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Our quality, value and customer service have made Swanson Health Products a trusted source of nutritional supplements since 1969. To help us build this privileged relationship with you, we welcome your comments and suggestions, as it is our pleasure to serve you at any time.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Sincerely,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Janet C.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot][email protected][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]www.swansonvitamins.com[/FONT]
    Sue

    Axed the perpetual ponytail and went curly on 1/6/2011.
    Hair Properties: 3a/b, fine-medium texture, thick density, normal porosity.
    Location: FL
    Still experimenting with products and routine.
    So far, I like: FSG, GTTTT, V05 Conditioners, protein treatments, this towel.

    "Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general." - Ulysses Everett McGill
  • CurlsanewCurlsanew Posts: 40Registered Users
    I was out at a local health store and bought the old formula then stopped over at Target to compare it to the new formula. You can tell the difference just by shaking both bottle!

    I've never tried this product line but I like the fragrance and I went with the old formula because I prefer products that aren't dense.

    I'm going off of memory here but the new formula has glycerin as the second ingredient. It seems like the alcohols and non-plant ingredients that were lower in content for the old formula have been increased in the new formula.

    I'll give it a go this weekend and report back.
    Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
    Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
    Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
    Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
    Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
    Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
    Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
    SOTC: Jojoba oil
  • lovelovelovelovelovelove Posts: 257Registered Users
    Awesome! I'll check my supermarket, though they ususally don't carry the NG Hemp or Aloe Conditioner...
    Beebop I think I understand what your stylist meant. Many conditioners have silicones in them to provide good slip, which is why some curlies on here find it hard to find a good natural conditioner with enough slip for their preference. Maybe your stylist associated slip with silicones, which is sometimes the case.
    Ca m'a fait de la pé-peine!:love7:
  • mesuemesue Posts: 244Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Clarification from Swanson is that they ARE selling the new formulas, although they are still working on getting the corrected ingredients list up on the website.
    mesue wrote: »
    Well, they didn't really answer the question as to whether they had the new formulas, but here is the response from Swanson:
    [FONT=&quot]Dear Sue,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Thank you for contacting Swanson Health Products![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We are happy to help you! I reviewed your email with one of our Product Specialists. We had the Nature’s Gate shampoo and conditioner pulled from our warehouse to review the ingredients. What may have happened is Nature’s Gate changed the formulation and did not notify us. Please be assured we will forward this to the appropriate member of our Marketing Team so that it is updated on our website. [/FONT]
    Sue

    Axed the perpetual ponytail and went curly on 1/6/2011.
    Hair Properties: 3a/b, fine-medium texture, thick density, normal porosity.
    Location: FL
    Still experimenting with products and routine.
    So far, I like: FSG, GTTTT, V05 Conditioners, protein treatments, this towel.

    "Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general." - Ulysses Everett McGill
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    lovelovelove-I think you are right about the slip in the conditioner thing....I took mine to show her and she said it looked fine. I get more slip with the Sonoma Soap company conditioner but it's harder to find and a couple dollars more expensive. I also seem to be getting less frizz with the NG conditioner and I love the smell!

    Sue- I'm glad they carry it for you and hopefully you can get it at a great price!

    Curlsanew-that is funny that you had both in your hand at the same time to compare! They are definately thicker now, I remember having trouble with the jojoba conditioner running out of my hand all over the shower! I only found the sunflower pomgranate at Target, but I love and use the same scent lotion and have used the shower gel and really like both of them too.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Found the new improved versions of NG shampoo & conditioners behind the old ones at Whole Foods today if anyone is interested.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 938Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hey Beebop - I'm in AZ too! Which Whole Foods were you shopping at?

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yea ASU! I'm an ASU Nursing grad. way back in 1988! So of course I love your avi. name! I actually work in an outpatient surgical center near the Tempe WF and went there after work today...But I love the newer one on my way home in Chandler at Ray and the 101, my favorite store.
    I see you have used Jessicurl products? How do you like them? I'm a fine to med. porous 2b-3a or cherub curl, and I just recently made the flaxseed gel and saw that the Rocking Ringlets has almost the exact same ingredients and would keep me out of the kitchen!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 938Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hey fellow Sun Devil - I'm an old grad too, first time Communication degree in '84, last time graduate degree in Mass Communications from Walter Cronkite school in '90, before it moved downtown! I live in NE Phoenix so my WFs are at Tatum and Shea & Scottsdale and the 101. Haven't seen the new NG at Tatum store yet, but I'll keep watching. Actually, some Walmarts, Targets, and Fry's carry NG, my Fry's had one bottle of new formula. I've been using NG for a long time and I like it. Vitacost.com has the best prices but don't know when they will get the new stuff.
    I used to like Jessicurl, but the magnesium sulfate dries out my hair. Be careful with that stuff here, especially when there's little humidity, it can dry out your hair something special. Btw, I am a huge Sun Devil fan. Go Devils!

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    ASUgirl-Nice to chat with you! I started at ASU in 82' and my family and I are still big fans, my Mom and brother I would call fanatics! They have season tickets to all the football games and they beat out any other important event!
    I only put 1 tsp. of the Mag. sulf. in my homemade FSG yesterday because I was a little nervous about that too. I read someone else say that the JC stuff has a lot of Mag. Sulf. in it so it dried out their hair too much. Wonder if it's worth the try to get the travel size samples. What type of hair do you have? Are you porous?

    I actually got my NG at Target with the new formula.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • CurlsanewCurlsanew Posts: 40Registered Users
    I've tried the old version twice this week. It's the most watery condish I've ever tried and I thought VO5 was watery...

    The softness of my wet hair after using it feels different than other conditioners I've used. I'm not convinced it's a good different. As the day went on, I've noticed my hair didn't feel as moisturized as I'm accustomed to. I used different LI's and gels on both days so it be something with the combination. Tomorrow I'm switching back to Tresseme to see if there's a change.

    Later in the week I'll revisit NG and pair it with other products to see what happens. The fragrance is like sunshine in a bottle.
    Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
    Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
    Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
    Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
    Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
    Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
    Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
    SOTC: Jojoba oil
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Curlsanew-You may want to try the new conditioner if you like the natural ingredients in NG...the new version is much thicker and my hair which always has halo frizz has been much less frizzy with all my regular stylers and thats the only thing I changed. I use the sunflower pomgranate and I leave a large pea size in as a leave in then use my stylers. It doesn't have as much slip in the shower which I use to judge all conditioners buy, but I'm able to run a wide tooth comb through mine without any problem and the moisture must be lasting due to decreased frizz. I know what you mean about how it feels in your hair when it's wet because mine doesn't feel slippery or slimy at all and I always wonder if I put enough in, HTH!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    O.K. Guys, maybe you all can help me out....after using this shampoo and cond. for the past week, I noticed yesterday and today that my curls look stringy and almost greasy! Is it the glycerin that is the #2 ingredient or too many oils, or the protein that might be doing this. I've use it with my regular stylers and noticed this as of yesterday. last night I didn't leave any in my hair as a leave in but that didn't seem to change anything, so this afternoon I low pooed an used my other conditioner and it seemed to help some on popping my curls back up a little but still a little stringy. What could be causing this? Maybe it's more moisturizing that I thought and it's actually too much for my hair? I initially noticed how much it helped with my frizz, but then I guess it was too much.

    I'll continue with my old shampoo and cond. and see if it helps, do you all think I need to do a sulfate cleanse? Thanks for your help everyone!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • CurlsanewCurlsanew Posts: 40Registered Users
    Update: I think my lackluster results with the old formula could be a sign that I need a protein treatment.
    Med-fine texture, med/high porosity. BC 9/22/11. Hard H2O
    Pre-poo: Coconut oil (sometimes)
    Weekly Shampoo: QH Royal Curl Shampoo, Shea Moisture, Dessert Essence
    Condish: Sauve Naturals Coconut, Vo5, CJ BS, CJ CAS.
    Leave In: Knot Today, CJ CCCC Lite,
    Gel: Kinky Curly CC, CJ Pattern Pusha
    Treament: CJ DF Banana Hibiscus, CJ Repair Me
    SOTC: Jojoba oil
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 938Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Beebop wrote: »
    ASUgirl-Nice to chat with you! I started at ASU in 82' and my family and I are still big fans, my Mom and brother I would call fanatics! They have season tickets to all the football games and they beat out any other important event!
    I only put 1 tsp. of the Mag. sulf. in my homemade FSG yesterday because I was a little nervous about that too. I read someone else say that the JC stuff has a lot of Mag. Sulf. in it so it dried out their hair too much. Wonder if it's worth the try to get the travel size samples. What type of hair do you have? Are you porous?

    I actually got my NG at Target with the new formula.

    I think I am porous, and my hair is alot like yours. I rate mine 2a/3a, thin, fine, and highlighted. My hair dries out easily. I have had to train myself to use conditioner. I used to shy from conditioner because my hair is so fine and thin it would weigh it down. Now I know it needs the moisture badly. Fresh & Easy has a line that I like called Retreat, no obvious sulfates or silicone and good for color treated hair. Works well for me and moisturizing!

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Yea, I think unfortunately the glycerin is too high on their list for us fine curlies with a weaker wave pattern, So I believe I had glycerin overload! It seems much better now that I've stopped using it as far as my curls go, not stringy/greasy looking but of course I have a little more frizz, argh! There is no happy medium!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:
  • hockeyruleshockeyrules Posts: 95Registered Users
    could you try alternating it with other condishioners? thats what i do. also NG has some that dont have protein-- did you check out the other ones. The aloe vera one and the jojoba one dont have glycerin. and in the hemp one it is way down at the bottom. i got the ingred right from their web site so i would HOPE they are the new ones. I was checking them all out to check the very same thing!!
    CG since the book came out!!

    Products
    -Shampoo: - Edens co-wash
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks curl renew, CJ Argan oil, Mop Top daily conditioner
    Leave-in's: above
    DT: GVC
    Curl Cream: SMS
    Stylers: Curly Kinks Coil Jam, Mop Top
  • BeebopBeebop Posts: 457Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hockeyrules-I looked at the website when I got mine and they still had the old ingred. on there and had not updated it yet. I've also looked at most of the new ones in stores I've been in and so far it looks like they put glycerin as the second or third ingred. in all of them for some odd reason. I'll keep checking though because I liked it. Unfortunately I was so bummed about my hair at the time and I returned it and got something else.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
    Wash-Desert essence frizz be gone/ Shea Moosture curl & shine/Biolage keratin dose
    Cond-Desert essence frizz be gone/Shea Moosture curl & Shine/ Biolage ultra hydrasource
    Leave In- Conditioner large pea size
    Stylers- Condition 3-in-1 mousse, Biologe mousse, Shea Moosture silicone free miracle styler leave in treatment, Shaper hairspray for extra hold.:coffee2::coffee:

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