need conditioner suggestions

bliss611bliss611 Posts: 238Registered Users
So I've officially established that my hair loves protein. It's also very dry - esp now that I'm past the 3 month mark from my last haircut (trying to grow it out so aiming to go 6 months without one)

My current RO which I use on wash days is good - detangles, gives my hair a decent protein boost, softens - but isn't moisturizing enough lately. I need another RO that has protein but is also moisturizing.

I'm looking at AO GPB but nervous because AOHR was too heavy for regular use for me. How does GPB compare to AOHR in terms of richness/weighing hair down? Is it a good shot of protein?

Any other conditioners that you would suggest? I prefer natural brands that aren't too expensive.

TIA!!
3B curls
Medium texture
Normal elasticity
High porosity

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  • NancyV908NancyV908 Posts: 108Registered Users
    bliss611 wrote: »
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    I'm looking at AO GPB but nervous because AOHR was too heavy for regular use for me. How does GPB compare to AOHR in terms of richness/weighing hair down? Is it a good shot of protein?

    Any other conditioners that you would suggest? I prefer natural brands that aren't too expensive.

    TIA!!

    I've never used the AOHR but just read somewhere else on these boards that it was the most moisturizing conditioner the poster had ever used. So maybe that's why it felt too heavy for you.

    I use the GPB and love it. My hair always has a better curl when I use it. I came to it via my Curl Genie analysis, which said not to use it too often b/c it was a heavy dose. So, at least according to that, it is a big shot of protein. I've been using it pretty frequently, though, & my hair hasn't turned to straw. :-)

    I do wish my hair looked less dry though. I have been experimenting with more moisture/less protein (although my recommendation in the Curl Genie was not to go heavy on the moisture but to stress protein more) & that hasn't seemed to help. I don't have the patience many of my fellow CGers seem to have in experimenting, however, so perhaps there's a solution out there. I'm just too lazy to keep trying new things.

    Anyway, I love love love the GPB & think you should try it!
    My properties
    Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

    Leave-in Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut; looking for a replacement for the no-longer-CG Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Gel Looking for a replacement for the discontinued LAL blue gel. Also thinking I need a low- or no-humectant gel for high-dew days, but haven't figured that one out.
  • bliss611bliss611 Posts: 238Registered Users
    Thanks! AOGPB will be on my next order from vitacost.

    Funny - my curlgenie profile said I was medium texture, normal porosity and normal elasticity so I should focus on moisture and not protein.

    But my hair can't seem to get enough protein. I mean I'm doing weekly PTs, using a protein RO after every wash and using protein LI daily. And my hair is not damaged - even before CG, I probably used heat on my hair 2-3x in two years and did a semi-permanent color 3x in that time. But it's sucking up proteins!

    So - go with what works for your hair and not what they told you :)
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some people use Ion effective care as a rinse out. Or you could mix it with a rinse out conditioner.
    http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

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