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can't find leave in conditioners?!

twistedgirltwistedgirl Posts: 87Registered Users
i recently moved to canada, but for the life of me i can't seem to find leave in conditioners/cremes ANYWHERE! all i find is mousse or gels.. i've looked in shoppers drug mart countless times, and in different grocery stores to no avail. where do you guys find leave in conditioners?!


  • Ropin' CurlRopin' Curl Posts: 41Registered Users
    Hey twistedgirl,
    I had a problem finding them, I use Giovanni Leave in, It was sold at Zellers and WalMart but since they do not carry it. Where do you live? My local health store is carrying the Giovanni line, it might be worth going to your health store near by and asking them to carry the line you're looking for. I know a lot of people use the leave in conditioner Biotera from Sally Beauty. It's a liquid though and didn't work in my hair. Giovanni is creamy and works good for me.
    This isn't much help but it's a couple suggestions. Good luck!
    Mod CG 3a/3b bsl (highlights) since March 2009
    cowash- suave coconut,
    rinse out- tigi MM and trying some new
    Leave in- Giovanni
    Curl cream- AG re:coil, Boots (pink) CJCC, about to make my own FSG, can't wait to see how it works
    Gels- Crystal Ecostyler, Sally's Gel, Biosilk RHG
    Deep conditioner- Sally's but looking for a new one.
    Finishing- JC Nourish and Shine, sometimes some jojoba oil
    Dry, med por.
    my hair loves honey, I do regular ACV rinses and about to try baking soda scrub.
  • jp_squaredjp_squared Posts: 28Registered Users
    You can sometimes find Giovanni at Winners. Last time I was there they only had shampoo/conditioner but other locations might have more of the line.

    I use L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme from Shopper's Drug Mart (orange pump bottle). It was really inexpensive and it has a really nice consistency.
    Ontario, Canada curly following CG since March 2013 (I'm new!)

    Hair Type: 2C/3A
    Porosity: High (??)
    Density: Medium
    Width: Mixed

    Trying something new:
    Low-Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    CO: Suave Naturals Strawberry Conditioner
    RO: TN Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
    LI: President's Choice Hydrating Conditioner (protein-rich); Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling: HETT Curl Gel; AVG; Biotera firm-hold styling gel
  • damsel_flydamsel_fly Posts: 457Registered Users
    Superstore and Vita Health also carry Giovannis.

    I can only get Aubrey products at a couple local organic grocery stores.
  • amccoyamccoy Posts: 1Registered Users
    I know it might be too heavy for a lot of people with curly hair, but I use Paul Mitchell's "The Conditioner". It's a nice leave in conditioner that you can find in many salons. It is not too expensive and is well worth the money. When I was in the Bahamas, it was the only product I used during my entire visit.
  • Monkey_Monkey_ Posts: 71Registered Users
    I am also looking for a moisturizing leave-in that is fairly affordable. I tried using a gel, but gels have never worked too well for me. So I'm wondering if a nice leave-in might do the trick.

    Any other suggestions for cone free leave ins? :)
    2b/c, fine, low-med porosity
    Co-Wash: Live Clean Fresh Water Conditioner
    Leave-In: Yes To Carrots Leave-in Conditioner
    Styler: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse, FSG, GF Pure Clean Gel
  • LibrijenneLibrijenne Posts: 16Registered Users
    I use my RO as a leave in (Suave Naturals.) My hair is very porous and dry, so it works well.
    2b/c, coarse, highly porous, low elasticity
    Classic-length, henna gloss over natural red

    Clean: Deva Low-Poo
    Condition: Deva One Condition, Suave Naturals
    Oil: Camellia oil, Coconut Oil, or Castor Oil
    Style: FSG

    CG-ish since Fall 2012, Getting serious Feb 2013
  • StrandalousStrandalous Posts: 5Registered Users
    Superstore (not the beauty section but the organic section)

    Vita health
    Optimum health
    And if all else fails, well.ca
  • mell_152mell_152 Posts: 90Registered Users
    anyone try the live clean argan oil leave in conditioner spray? saw it at walmart today...it has a conditioner too...both appear to the CG friendly, but im new to CG.
    Just starting CG (04/18/13)
    2C/3A hair, medium texture, normal porosity (I think!)
    Trying out: Suave Naturals wild strawberry (co-wash) Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean fortifying conditioner, Redken crystal curls 6, Live Clean Argan Oil Treatment, Pantene curl shaping gel
    Thinking of trying: Live Clean Argan oil conditioner or Live Clean Bali Oil conditioner....who recommends them?
  • curlyandnerdycurlyandnerdy Posts: 6Registered Users
    I used to use a Live Clean leave-in conditioner but I think they discontinued it for some reason! I now use an Aveeno leave-in treatment that's more of a spray than a conditioner, but still works pretty well. You should be able to find some at Shopper's Drug Mart, Walmart, or Superstore!
    3A & 3B

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