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please help - need a leave-in conditioner!

I am losing my mind... I need to find a new leave-in conditioner that will work for my thick, 3B hair. I'm kind of done with DevaCurl (for now) & would love to find a conditioner I can buy in the store. It just needs to be cone-free & CG friendly...any suggestions? I have Activate & like it, but am not in love with it yet. Thanks.

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  • didi Posts: 8Registered Users
    i love bumble and bumble leave-in, rinse-out . . . not sure if it's cg or not . . .
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    If you're not wheat protein sensitive, then there's several you could try. [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Jessicurl Aloeba[/buylink] is a nice one, Elucence is my favorite leave-in (great clumping), I can imagine the Regis Olive Oil one would be a good leave-in even though it's green (I'm going to try it as a leave-in anyway). Some people really like the Garnier Fructis Curl & Shine or Sleek & Shine leave-in, but I didn't get good results from the C&S, which made me too iffy on trying the S&S. I have tried the Bumble & Bumble leave-in/rinse-out as well, and think it was pretty good, but it was more pricey than the others so I didn't repurchase when I ran out of the first bottle.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Beauty without cruelty is one you can probably get at whole foods or wild oats or that type of store. That one is sort of medium moisture but Giovanni direct leave in is more moisture intense, at least in my hair. They have that at some of the stores. REally nice stuff.

    Now if you're getting one online, that Curl Junkie hibiscus and banana for fine hair is real rich and creamy.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Grrr, WHY can't they have the BWC leave-in at any of the stores I've been to so far?! It's just not fair carrying the other BWC stuff and not that one. :evil:
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I'm currently using and liking the Garnier Fructis Curl & Shine leave-in... it does have amodimethicone, which is the same 'cone as in Deva One so I don't really worry about it. I also tried a sample of Giovanni Direct leave-in before and that was really nice as well.
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,021Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i tried the garnier fructis sleek'n'shine which was ok in my 3b hair too.
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
    CG since 11/11/04
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    PW: banjo
    HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Flazycurls" class="Popup
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! Where can I buy the Giovanni, at health food stores?
  • rushirb55rushirb55 Posts: 146Registered Users
    You can buy it from drugstore.com.
    2C-3A??? Currently using Curly Q Milkshake, 3-minute Aussie Miracle, using non-sulphate shampoos, MopTop Pomade, Boots curl creme, always looking for that next miracle product for my hair! My PJ is never satisfied.
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    And health food stores too - or the health food/organic section of a good grocery store.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Thanks - I see it on Vitamin Shoppe's website, so maybe their stores have it. I'll try today....thanks
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    ahhhh I can't find this anywhere locally - I reeeeally did not want to order online. There is a local health store near my job that can order it for me.
  • toosweet118toosweet118 Posts: 108Registered Users
    I second or maybe third :wink: GArnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Conditioning Cream it works really well on my hair. It's cheap too so it's worth a try.
    3B-C - Trader Joe Nourish CO, BB Soft Curls & Swirls ,Honey, FOTE, Jessicurl WDT.....+ Good weather = Great hair! :flower:
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    I second or maybe third :wink: GArnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Conditioning Cream it works really well on my hair. It's cheap too so it's worth a try.


    I'm just afraid of the build-up from the cones. I don't shampoo, so that could be an issue. I would LOVE to be able to use GF, nice & convenient & cheap.
  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,021Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    garnier does not build up on me--neither does deva stuff. you might want to try it before a clarifying session to see what happens
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
    CG since 11/11/04
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    PW: banjo
    HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Flazycurls" class="Popup
  • MigsMigs Posts: 29Registered Users
    I use Redken Smooth Down Butter Treat which is a rinse-out conditioner but I use it as a leave-in and it makes my hair nice and soft. Don't know about cones or CG. I have super-thich 3b/c hair. I have used the Deva Be-leave in (sp?) but have not loved it.
    3b/3c. Thick thick thick coarse curls. Current routine: OneC, beleave in, arc angell or sometimes Suave smoothing gel w/aloe.
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I too recommend [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner[/buylink].

    There's also ABBA Nourishing that's just as good.

    I haven't used The Body Shop's Amlika in a while, but it's very nice.

    Those are my top three.

    I haven't tried any of the other leave-ins mentioned.
    Yet. :wink:
    D@mn I'm such a conditioner ho. :roll:
    lushaholic wrote:
    Grrr, WHY can't they have the BWC leave-in at any of the stores I've been to so far?! It's just not fair carrying the other BWC stuff and not that one.

    I can't find anything other than their shampoos, so you're not alone!
  • jcejce Posts: 507Registered Users
    I second the ABBA Nourishing Leave-in! It's my favorite! I find it a little easier to distribute than the Elucence, which would probably be my second choice.

    In desperation (running low on ABBA), I've even used Suave Coconut as a leave-in. Not as good as the ABBA, though, but it worked for a few days.
    3b/c normally, 3a/b in the winter

  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Thanks everyone - I never knew Abba made a good leave-in.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    I second or maybe third :wink: GArnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Conditioning Cream it works really well on my hair. It's cheap too so it's worth a try.

    Me too! I was surprised how well this worked. It's very moisturizing and in my budget! I think it's worth a try too
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