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What are the best "cleansing conditioners" ?

CoaCoaBean08CoaCoaBean08 Posts: 734Registered Users
i was/am considering Wen cleansing conditioner, but it has a cone in it and im not a fan. i might try it anyway, but until then what are some vegan friendly cleansing conditioners?

(if you dont know if theyre vegan just list em anyway, ill research it)

also, is there a way to MAKE your favorite conditioner a cleansing conditioner? i read a comment one user posted saying "add a bit of peppermint oil to conditioner" for the same effect Wen gives. Any knowledge about that?

help me out. i do shampoo occasionally but i hate shampooing. i just bought nourish spa shampoo from Trader Joe's. havent tried it, but i predict the same tangling issues that i usually get from shampoos. i will probably still shampoo every now and then, but a cleansing conditioner would be handy and better for my hair.

would mixing the shampoo and conditioner be a recipe for disaster? lol idk...
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  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
    Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

    I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.
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  • maysaymaysay Posts: 218Registered Users
    The best I've used is Curl Junkie Daily Fix...actually cleans my scalp and hair and conditions at the same time. I can do it all in one step, no mixing or anything required.

    Wen: Too expensive; had to use wayyyyy too much for it to only kind of work; hated the cough medicine smell (all three flavors I tried smelled like it); didn't really clean my hair; the pumps in the bottles didn't go all the way to the bottom (which makes it really difficult to get the product out at the end).

    Conditioner w/baking soda: Works really good just don't use too much; in fact, it's best to dissolve the baking soda in water and then mix that with some conditioner...but that's too much work so I don't do it anymore; of course, there could be ph issues

    Conditioner mixed with shampoo: I find that this works best when you use a a regular shampoo that isn't meant to be conditioning (for example, a clarifying shampoo like the clear suave clarifying). In this case you only need like a dime size amount of shampoo mixed into the amount of conditioner you use. I don't like mixing stuff so that's why I don't do this one either.

  • LanishaLanisha Posts: 467Registered Users
    I would suggest adding an oil like peppermint or rosemary or tea tree, or mixing shampoo and conditioner like the other ladies mentioned, but about three weeks ago I was playing mixtress like i normally do, doctoring up the cleansing process and SOMETHING I added made my hair shed like crazy. It looked like i had five weeks worth of hair come out. Scared me straight, so I would say whatever you add to your mix, add ONE thing to it, not a few like i did. I also mixed conditioners that day. Probably shouldnt have done that either.
  • redxalertredxalert Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hello fellow vegan! :hello2:

    Totally came out of lurking to recommend deva no-poo, so far it has been playing well with my 4a/b hair. It can buildup for me so I don't use it super frequently (twice a week tops) but it's still pretty good.

    It has glycerin in it so if you're sensitive you may want to keep that in mind.
  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    I alternate between DevaCurl No Poo and Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner. Those are my top two and staples. They are not drying. I can tell that my hair feels cleansed. Pleasent smell.

    I got my DevaCurlf rom Target on clearance, I don't think they carry it anymore. But you can get both from Aveyou.com and they have coupon codes, and cheap FAST shipping.
  • itsnikkiitsnikki Posts: 14Registered Users
    I just use cheap regular conditioner on Julia.. White Rain. It works well in her hair. :)

    I want to get a "low poo"for myself though..
  • MiiSS kECiiaMiiSS kECiia Posts: 6Registered Users
    I recommend DevaCurl No-Poo also.. I didn't experience build up but I only used it once a week.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Another vote for CJ Daily Fix. It cleanses your hair and leaves it conditioned. No biuldup or tacky feeling. Just soft, clean hair.
    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
  • KynnibKynnib Posts: 999Registered Users
    CJ Daily Fix.
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
    Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

    I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.

    The big 32 bottle is normally out of stock on the CJ site and its $46 plus shipping.

    You can go to AveYou.com and get three 12oz bottles for a total of 36oz, for $57, plus a 15% discount, $1 shipping. You can google for coupon codes. I tried it and the total was $49 INCLUDING shipping, for 4oz more product. YEP!

    Absolute holy grail, I WON'T be without it!!! And I dont even need conditioner afterwards. Also, you get the most benefit when you apply some, work it through, then run your hair under the water, then work it through some more-- this 'lathers' it. Lather isnt the right word... but work it through after you add water to it. Excellent!!!
  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    I have never tried CJ daily fix, but it seems like I may have too. I like Darcy Botanical Curl Cleansing Cream:laughing6:
    Hair type-BC: 2/2011-mix of kinks+ coils
    Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
    LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
    DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
    Style- UFD, Camille Rose, Hello Curly, Kinky Curly
    Sealant- Jamaican Black Castor and Avocado oils, Qhemet Biologics Honey & Olive Hydrating Balm
    Will try any CG product at least once.
    Proud to be a PJ!
    :happy7::wave:
  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
    Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

    I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.

    The big 32 bottle is normally out of stock on the CJ site and its $46 plus shipping.

    You can go to AveYou.com and get three 12oz bottles for a total of 36oz, for $57, plus a 15% discount, $1 shipping. You can google for coupon codes. I tried it and the total was $49 INCLUDING shipping, for 4oz more product. YEP!

    Absolute holy grail, I WON'T be without it!!! And I dont even need conditioner afterwards. Also, you get the most benefit when you apply some, work it through, then run your hair under the water, then work it through some more-- this 'lathers' it. Lather isnt the right word... but work it through after you add water to it. Excellent!!!


    I love you so much for this!
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  • Tuchie09Tuchie09 Posts: 388Registered Users
    Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread :)). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?
    Curly in Okinawa, Japan where only the toughest curls can stand up to this heat and humidity.

    My Arsenal:
    Shampoo: Waiting on SM African Black soap shampoo to makes its way to me...
    Conditioner(s): CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me!
    Oil: Apricot Kernel Oil
    Stylers: CD Loc Butter for twists, CJAF, CJCQ (haven't figured out how to work this though...)
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Tuchie09 wrote: »
    Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread :)). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?

    I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

    I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

    Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.
    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
  • Tuchie09Tuchie09 Posts: 388Registered Users
    Tuchie09 wrote: »
    Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread :)). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?

    I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

    I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

    Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.

    lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?
    Curly in Okinawa, Japan where only the toughest curls can stand up to this heat and humidity.

    My Arsenal:
    Shampoo: Waiting on SM African Black soap shampoo to makes its way to me...
    Conditioner(s): CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me!
    Oil: Apricot Kernel Oil
    Stylers: CD Loc Butter for twists, CJAF, CJCQ (haven't figured out how to work this though...)
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Tuchie09 wrote: »
    Tuchie09 wrote: »
    Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread :)). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?

    I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

    I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

    Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.

    lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?


    Yes, I could probably get away without it but my hair still feels a bit rough after I rinse it out. Not tangly and dry but just not smooth if you know what I mean.
    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
  • sassywillowsassywillow Posts: 829Registered Users
    Tuchie09 wrote: »

    I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

    I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

    Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.

    lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?


    Yes, I could probably get away without it but my hair still feels a bit rough after I rinse it out. Not tangly and dry but just not smooth if you know what I mean.
    +1 That's why I prefer Blended beauty cleansing conditioner. Leaves my hair feeling like silk. It's just too darn expensive!
    Ah...to be a well pampered pootiecat. I can sleep on my owner's lap. Roll over on my back when I want my stomach rubbed. Purr with delight. Suddenly jump off and walk away for no reason. Not respond when I am called. Throw my leg up and lick with intense abandon. Sleep 85% of the time. Hang my head off the couch and view the world upside down.:laughing5:
  • AlikaIssaAlikaIssa Banned Posts: 339Banned Users
    Sometimes I make my own cleansing conditioner using 5% btms 5% coconut oil, 90% water

    Other times I use Kinky Curly Knot Today
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    I often will not use a rinse out after Daily Fix.

    And YES YES YES Blended Beauty-- the only 'cleanser' of theirs I've tried is Soy Cream Shampoo and it's another staple.
  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    I use the Daily Fix to cleanse and then Argan Oil Conditioner (also from Curl Junkie) to detangle. I don't think I've ever used the Daily Fix alone.
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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    It seems like the CJ Daily Fix has won, but I'll make a late shout for the Darcy Botanicals Cleansing Cream! I really like it and certainly don't need a rinse out conditioner with it. I haven't tested its cleansing power though as I shapoo once a week still, so it never has to deal with a lot of build up.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    Giovanni's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
    Or the Trade Joe Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

    Both work the same IMHO

    Also I have just added 1tsp of Castile soap, to a bottle of sauve coconut conditioner that was maybe 3/4 full, so far so good
    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
  • brownsugar1516brownsugar1516 Posts: 60Registered Users
    I would have to agree that CJ Daily Fix Conditioner is a must have for cowashing that actually gets the hair clean. Nothing worse then stepping out of the shower and you have product buildup lurking in your hair :(