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Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
I need leave-in conditioner, my hair is prone to dryness, and feels its healthiest when I apply a leave-in least at every few days.

What's working for You?
What consistancy does your hair like?
Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein?
Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers?

I notice my hair loves a light cream consistancy

Cantu Shea-butter leave in
-Protein& Moisture
-Plays well with Aloe vera Gel

Kimmaytube's LI with (Yes to Carrots, coconut oil, castro oil, & aloe vera juice)
-Moisture for days
-Plays well with Aloe vera Gel

how about you?
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

Comments

  • steph35steph35 Posts: 176Registered Users
    Great post~
    I've been using GF TNutri as a rinse-some-of-it-out...then shea moisture deep treatment mask as a leave in, sealed with coconut oil, then gel if i want to stretch it out (braids).
    I too have yet to use a product that is designed as a leave in conditioner that has worked...I will tell you that the Cantu Shea Butter Leave In was good for a couple weeks but it dried my hair out...and I was very upset as it was the first product I'd used AS a leave-in to give me good results. Also tried the Garnier S+S leave in and it didn't do anything worth mentioning.
    The best leave in so far for me has been Mixed Silk Deep Conditioner. I'm trying to go cone free (and it helps that i love shea moisture) but it just has the consistency and the moisture that can't be beat....for now.

    So..I too am looking for a legit (cheap) leave in. I was thinking Elasta QP feels like silk..
    french/black american 3b/3c/4a hair; fine n crrrrrrly
    'poo~ SheaMoisture C 'n' H (pink label)
    rinse out/leave in conditioner~ Tresemme Moisture,GVP Balm, Suave Shea and Almond
    Deep Con and Detangling~ Mixed Silk,Elasta QP (now with olive oil!)
    Stylers/Oils~ SheaMoisture DTM, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, ,Grapeseed oil/Tresemme Thermal Spray (great for diffusing/heat) all shea oils
  • curlysue801curlysue801 Posts: 12Registered Users
    I use Aussie hair insurance. And I absolutely love it. It not only smells amazing it also makes my hair very soft.

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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    My siggie has my leave in listed. I just mix it with oil and apply to plopped hair, and comb through.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • RainyDaysRainyDays Posts: 49Registered Users
    What's working for You?
    Regular conditioners work best. Most "leave-in conditioners" aren't moisturizing enough for my hair. Usually they're too thin.

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    Thicker consistancies, creamy I'd say

    Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein?
    The thicker the conditioner the better the curl definition ,usually. My hair has never felt more soft and healthy. I really don't look out for protein, I just don't care that much about it I guess.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers?
    My experience tells me that conditioner and gel don't like each other very well. It goes with creamy styling lotions, but maybe it was just my product choice.
    I cut my long hair in a short bob :bunny:
    Shampoo & Conditioner. Period.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    ive made my own simple leave in that is AMAZING! adds so much shine n softness sooooo easy to detangle, doesnt weigh my curls down, gets rid of that dreaded fizz and gives me same sort of definition.
    how i did it:
    marshmallow root,
    a natural condish
    and EVOO infused with rosemary and peppermints

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    ive made my own simple leave in that is AMAZING! adds so much shine n softness sooooo easy to detangle, doesnt weigh my curls down, gets rid of that dreaded fizz and gives me same sort of definition.
    how i did it:
    marshmallow root,
    a natural condish
    and EVOO infused with rosemary and peppermints

    Where did you get the Marshmallow Root???
    I have read it impart maaaad slip!
    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
  • SanaxRadianceSanaxRadiance Posts: 95Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    ive made my own simple leave in that is AMAZING! adds so much shine n softness sooooo easy to detangle, doesnt weigh my curls down, gets rid of that dreaded fizz and gives me same sort of definition.
    how i did it:
    marshmallow root,
    a natural condish
    and EVOO infused with rosemary and peppermints

    Where did you get the Marshmallow Root???
    I have read it impart maaaad slip!

    I LOVE marshmallow root!
    I got mine from butters-n-bars.com
  • steph35steph35 Posts: 176Registered Users
    @Bekka Poo

    Hmmm. Mixing the s and s leave in with oil...(i don't want to throw it away)
    french/black american 3b/3c/4a hair; fine n crrrrrrly
    'poo~ SheaMoisture C 'n' H (pink label)
    rinse out/leave in conditioner~ Tresemme Moisture,GVP Balm, Suave Shea and Almond
    Deep Con and Detangling~ Mixed Silk,Elasta QP (now with olive oil!)
    Stylers/Oils~ SheaMoisture DTM, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, ,Grapeseed oil/Tresemme Thermal Spray (great for diffusing/heat) all shea oils
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    well im in germany, but i got it at a herb shop..... i would say ask at a health food shop. yea it does give AMAZING slip :) n you dont need alot thats th best thing bout it :)

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • steph35steph35 Posts: 176Registered Users
    ~off topic, but where in Germany are you? I was born in Heidelberg, down by Mannheim, Frankfurt..
    french/black american 3b/3c/4a hair; fine n crrrrrrly
    'poo~ SheaMoisture C 'n' H (pink label)
    rinse out/leave in conditioner~ Tresemme Moisture,GVP Balm, Suave Shea and Almond
    Deep Con and Detangling~ Mixed Silk,Elasta QP (now with olive oil!)
    Stylers/Oils~ SheaMoisture DTM, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, ,Grapeseed oil/Tresemme Thermal Spray (great for diffusing/heat) all shea oils
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    steph35 wrote: »
    ~off topic, but where in Germany are you? I was born in Heidelberg, down by Mannheim, Frankfurt..

    hahaha north germany, near kiel :)

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • LeeMayhemLeeMayhem Posts: 98Registered Users
    I use Kinky Curly Knot Today. It's a detangler/leave-in. I like it because it's organic, concentrated so a little goes a long way, makes my hair soft smooth shiny and moisturized. Not to mention my curls pop after every application : ). You can buy it from the curl mart or from whole foods or target. I usually use it before I use curly custard, but I don't like the ramen noodle look my curls have when I use the custard or any gel. So I'm about to keep using the knot today but with miss jessies curly meringue.
    3c Hair
    Wash:Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse
    Condition/Leave In:Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Styler:Kinky Curly Custard
    Moisture/Shine:Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade
    Deep Treatment:Kinky Curly Midnight Miracle
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    What's working for You?
    Right now thicker conditioners (like Aussie Moist). I am using KimmayTube's leave-in recipe and Nexxus Humectress.

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    I err more on the watery leave-in's with an aloe vera base.

    Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein? YES! I like the lighter leave-in's because I get more curl definition as opposed to heavier products. But I need the heavier products now for the winter months.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers? Yes it does. I use a homemade Eco Styler Custard on top of all my leave-in's. Its is so AWESOME!
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC, Eco Styler
    Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • NaturallyNikéNaturallyNiké Posts: 364Registered Users


    What's working for You?

    Giovanni Direct Leave In

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    For moisture it seems to love light creams

    Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein?
    It does it all, but mainly moisture

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers?
    Yep
    Niké (Nee-Kay):nike:

    My world of curls
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    Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
    DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
    Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
    Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
  • LeeMayhemLeeMayhem Posts: 98Registered Users
    pinkwolf wrote: »
    What's working for You?
    Right now thicker conditioners (like Aussie Moist). I am using KimmayTube's leave-in recipe and Nexxus Humectress.

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    I err more on the watery leave-in's with an aloe vera base.

    Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein? YES! I like the lighter leave-in's because I get more curl definition as opposed to heavier products. But I need the heavier products now for the winter months.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers? Yes it does. I use a homemade Eco Styler Custard on top of all my leave-in's. Its is so AWESOME!

    I just noticed your icon pic. I love Kelis and idolized her curly hair.
    3c Hair
    Wash:Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse
    Condition/Leave In:Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Styler:Kinky Curly Custard
    Moisture/Shine:Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade
    Deep Treatment:Kinky Curly Midnight Miracle
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I'm loving my Aussie rinse out as a leave in. My hair likes thick products, as lighter ones do nothing. My curls seem more defined and moisturized. My hair is really soft. No proteins, as I'm sensitive. My Aussie is just the best for me. :)

    Jen :D


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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    What's working for You?
    My hair seems to like Tresemme Naturals Best. (My hair also loves Dr. Bronner's Lavender Leave-In, but it's much more expensive and I need to use A LOT for my big hair.)

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    Lighter conditioners in the 3C hair in the back. A little heavier for the 4A in the front.

    Does it provide curl definition? Moisture? Protein?
    Yes, curl definition and moisture, especially the 3C curls .
    My local Walgreens finally brought the SheaMoisture line. I found that adding the Curl Enhancing Smoothie (which is pretty thick) gives the frizzier, more unruly 4A curls a little better definition and elongation.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers?
    Yes, but the gel I use, Biotera Styling Gel, gets along well with any conditioner I've used.
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  • vanillatoffeevanillatoffee Posts: 105Registered Users
    What's working for You? KCKT and KCCC! Nothing detangles my hair like it, or leaves my hair moisturized for days…and nothing keeps my style in tact. It's my holy grail :) i also like Garnier Fructis' Pure Clean conditioner to detangle before i apply & leave KCKT in…it's heavy and that makes it easier for me to detangle.

    What consistancy does your hair like? It depends. when I had less hair, my hair liked lighter conditioners b/c the creamy ones made it frizzy. now that i have more hair, i use creamy conditioners because my hair is easier to manage when it's weighed down.

    Does it provide curl defintion?, Moisture?, Protein? I only use protein every once in awhile. But KCKT definitely gives me the moisture I need. still need to find a clean protein conditioner… maybe I'll try a Giovanni product.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers? i only use it with KCCC and it usually works beautifully
    :icescream: last relaxer: june 2010. bc: october 2010. :happy10:
    properties: mix of 3 & 4, high density!!, medium-coarse, protein sensitive, low-normal porosity, cottony, daughter S
    hair likes: garnier pure clean conditioner, v05, water & olive oil...that's literally it. so far...
    four fat braids every night; moisturize or spray w/ water, seal w/ EVOO every other night.



  • wovensilkwovensilk Posts: 2Registered Users
    What's working for You?
    Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In

    What consistancy does your hair like?
    Creamy and water-based.

    Does it provide curl definition?, Moisture?, Protein?
    Yes! My hair benefits from the moisturizing properties of this leave-in plus it contains protein which my fragile hair needs.

    Does it pair well with Gel or Stylers?
    Most definately. I personally pair the leave-in with Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel and I get awesome results!

    3C Natural in the military and proud to serve. :)

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