Whats your best leave in Conditioner?

CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
IF you have less than 5 share

What makes a great leave in conditioner for you?

If you use conditioner consistency as your leave in conditioner thats ok as well


  • pjjosephgisspjjosephgiss Posts: 643Registered Users
    Shescentit avocado, tresseme naturals ( can't find the new one yet) Jane carter:love4:
    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!
  • ebonyrose31626ebonyrose31626 Posts: 253Registered Users
    The Dew & CJSL
    4c wiry thick nappy low porosity hair
    Poo: SM black soap
    Rise out/Detangler:
    DC/: Avocado+ oil + Honey
    Spritz: Oyin J&B :love10:
    Moisturizer: OH Dew
    Sealant:BSP/Bask tapioca cream
  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,748Registered Users Curl Novice
    My HG leave in is CJ Curl Rehab.

    This is great, plays well with all of my stylers, has awesome slip, protein and coconut free, helps keep my dry hair moisturized for days and smells delish.

    Other noteable mentions,

    Mozeke Grapeseed Condition (while I'm still miffed with her cs, this is a very good versatile product)

    CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil
    CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Lacio Lacio (this is my HG when I apply heat of any kind, the cones lock in the moisture and it plays well with all of my heat protectors without making my hair look stringy.

    ...tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor...
    vIa tHiS rAgEdY aSs pHoNe
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.

  • mimismommimismom Posts: 202Registered Users
    Tresemme Naturals moisture conditioner.
    I look for slip, moisture, detangling, works well with stylers and can also be used alone.

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  • FronomenalFronomenal Posts: 712Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner is my favorite leave-in conditioner.

    I :love10: it because it's moisturizing, super slippery (thanks in part to fenugreek seed extract and marshmallow leaf/root extract) and smooths my coils allowing them to separate beautifully when I do my braid-outs. It has awesome ingredients and is quite affordable when purchased online (iherb.com, etc). I wlsh Alba Botanica sold a large size of this stuff.

    Ingredients: water, cetearyl alcohol, coconut oil, vegetable glycerin, behentrimonium methosulfate, panthenol (vitamin B5), green tea leaf extract, moringa seed extract, sisal extract, fenugreek seed extract, marshmallow leaf/root extract, aloe vera juice, lavender extract, calendula flower extract, matricaria flower extract, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate
    Big Chop: 12/15/08

    Shampoo: As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
    Conditioner: As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner &
    Tresemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner
    Leave-In Conditioner: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner & Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    Moisturizer: As I Am DoubleButter Cream Rich Daily Moisturizer
    Oils/Butters: Coconut Oil & Castor Oil
    Gels: Eco Styler Krystal Gel

    ~ iHerb Discount Code: EFE310 ~
  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    CJ Smoothing Lotion is numero uno for me. It moisturizes my hair instantly, has great slip- which makes detangling a breeze, and smells great to boot. Also, a little goes a long way. I'm heavy handed and this is one of the few products that I actually use a little of.

    QBMTDG and B.A.S.K Silk & Honey Hair Milk are on the list too. I haven't been using them for long...less than a month actually, but they both keep my hair moisturized and help with detangling. I just need to use them a little more to officially add them to my HG list.
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  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    Naturigin moisture conditioner, makes my hair feel silky and soft, no obvious scent, fantastic ingredients and doesn't burn a hole in my pocket .

    Anatomicals conditioner, this stuff keeps my hair soft for days as a LI.

    Hawaiian silky 14 in 1 gives me soft and shiny hair .
  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    My most favorite leave in is Oyin Hair Dew

    I also like Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1...i use that on really humid days...my hair feels so soft when i do that bc of the glycerin:afro:

    I look for leave ins that are super moisturizing and creamy...thinner conditioners leave me with drier, frizzier curls and the creamier leave ins halp me fight ssk's

    I haven't tried the CJ Smoothing Lotion yet:disgust:...i do wanna try it tho.
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    Oyin Hair Dew
    Komaza Care Shea Butter Hair Lotion
    Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Curl Junkie Argan and Olive Oil Cond

    Excuse the GD auto correct on my EVO 3D. It's the debil!
  • eajiyemieajiyemi Posts: 57Registered Users
    Curl junkie smoothing lotion
    Reve essentials hair &body moisture
    Qhemet biologics Burdick butter cream
    Donna Marie super butter cream
    Darcys botanicals cocoa bean cream

    Gosh!! I love these, they're moisturising and last a very long time. 4bc hair loves 'em lol :)
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  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    DB's Curl styling cream
    SM'S Curl and style milk

    My hair is fine but LOVES thick leave ins. These get eaten right up and keeps my hair soft and moisturized.
    3c/4aish, high porosity, fine strands,medium density cottony curls.

    LOVES: (editing)

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  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    The very best is...
    *Soultanicals Knot Sauce🔨🔨🔨

    Followed by (in no particular order):
    *OyinHandMade Honey Hemp
    *Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    *PuraBody Naturals Moisture Milk

    Gotta be thick, creamy, moisturizing & have plenty slip slip slip!

    Yes....I am a "Goal Digger"🎓
    *Cleanse: BoBeam, Giovanni Tea-Tree
    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
    *Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • JoJoFreeJoJoFree Posts: 110Registered Users
    Oyin Hair Dew
    CJ Curl Rehab (after henna and clay treatments)
    Anita Grant Creamy Cafe Latte
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
  • curlyhersheygirlcurlyhersheygirl Posts: 475Registered Users
    DB's Daily leave in
    Oyin's hair dew
    CJ's smoothing lotion
    SSI coco cream leave in
  • botanika2botanika2 Posts: 71Registered Users
    oyin hair drew is my hg as a li
    tresemme naturals-rinse

    and as a PJ I'm always looking for new products. Lol !!!

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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    1. Shea Moisture Shea Butter Leave-in (the original in the white bottle). This is my HG leave-in and has been a staple in my routine for at LEAST the past 5 years or longer. Seriously its simple ingredient-wise, plays well with all stylers, is thick, and leaves my hair moisturized. This is my go to winter leave in or what I reach for when my hair is being funky and is dry or crispy. Cost: $8-10 for 8oz

    2. Alba Botanica Leave in Conditioner- I tried this a few years ago on a whim from vitacost because the ingredients looked good and it had rave reviews. I was not disappointed and was pleased to find that this is almost an EXACT dupe of the KBB Hair Milk (sweet ambrosia)...the old formula before she thinned it too much. This plays well with all stylers and leave my hair nice and soft. Where the shea moisture is my go to leave in in the winter or when my hair is feeling extra parched/dry, this is my go to summer/warm weather leave in. Cost: $5 for 7oz

    3. CJ Beauticurls Argan oil and Olive Conditioner and CJ Rehab Conditioner: These are a tie for me. I love them both and they both play well with stylers...although not ALL stylers likes these for some reason. I can use about a quarter size amount for my entire head and it just soaks right in. i mostly use these when I using CJ stylers. Cost: Beauticurls A&O $19 for 12oz, Curl Rehab $65 for 32oz (1L) or $20 for 8oz

    4. Oyin Hair Dew: This is a really LIGHT leave in/Refresher. I like to use this under creamy stylers that have a lot of moisture in them already but that are not enough alone. Plays well with just about everything I've tried it with smells devine, and a little goes a long way. I also add this to a spray bottel with distilled water, castor oil and grapseed oil and make a refresher spritz. Its a good multipurpose product. Cost: $13 for 8z, $20 for 16oz, or $34 for 32oz (1L)

    Those are my top 5 leave-ins. Honorable mention would be Koils by Nature Shea aloe leave in. I really like it, honestly it would be #2 on my list, but it retails for $22 for 12oz and I have to use too much of it so it doesn't last as long as the other items I've listed do.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users Curl Novice
    I see CJ Smoothing Lotion and Hair Dew are running neck and neck.

    I like the Alba Botanica LI and Original Sheamoisture leave in as well.
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I haven't tried the smoothie lotion. I keep trying to catch it on the swap board so I can try it, but I've got SO much stuff to use that I need to "use down" the stock pile before I potentially add a new product. I've heard good things about it so I'm curious. It's funny because I remember when Curl Junkie came out YEARS ago and I never tried her stuff because I just *knew* it wouldn't work for my hair. Fast forward to now and I could almost use CJ products exclusively. Crazy.
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    I like my men and my hair....KINKY!!!!
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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    Five, you say? Hmm...

    QB BRBC/MTCG/CTDG - For when my hair is especially dry
    CJ Smoothing Lotion - Great all rounder!
    BASK Silk Honey Latte - Refresher or under a thicker cream sealant
    KCKT - For detangling, but it's great as that. Not moisturizing enough for me, just about makes it when used Kimmaytube-esque
    KBN Shealoe Moisturizing Leave-in - Wonderful thick, creamy delicious smelling all rounder. Actually, I've never used it for detangling...

    Honorable mentions for AO HSR and DB Pumpkin Seed - prefer to use as DC and to half rinse out. Of the two, I prefer DB which smells great, detangles great, softens... wait, it should really be in the top 5, maybe instead of the KCKT. Ah well!

    *casually mentions spray leave-ins Juices & Berries and TW Protective Mist Bodifier and hopes no one charges me excess conditioner fees*

    I need to try some Oyin, Elucence Moisture balancing condish, DB Cocoa bean and Tresemme Naturals, because I haven't got enough conditioners you see...
    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:
  • crimsonpeachcrimsonpeach Posts: 50Registered Users
    DB Pumpkin Seed Conditioner and DevaCurl One Conditioner. Slip and softness all in one. Everything else pales in comparison.
  • KetchupKetchup Posts: 375Registered Users
    Andrew Barton SOS twice a week conditioner

    Castor oil & AVG.


    Coily, Kinky & Nappy.
  • lexcoupelexcoupe Posts: 100Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    WOW, PinkllSugar *stares at your sigy pic with lust*

    Curl Junkie Junkie
    - Lexcoupe

    Hair type 3C/4A
    Last Relaxer – 10/10
    BC – 5/1/11
    Porosity- Normal to High
    Co-Wash - TN, AM
    Poo - SM MR
    LI - Giovanni SAS; Almost anything Curl Junkie
    Styler – And even more Curl Junkie; Mixed Chicks
    Gelly - Umm, did I mention Curl Junkie?
  • runrunrunnerrunrunrunner Posts: 196Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i love

    shea moisture curl & style milk
    garnier fructis sleek & shine fortifying conditioner

    the garnier is very new. i bought small travel sizes because i went on a trip. i actually wasnt expecting to like it and planned on just using it for my trip and then not buying it again...but i love it! great moisture & smoothness for me.

    i also use these products with the LOC moisture method which has really helped me in retaining moisture

    tonight i'm trying out tresemme naturals nourishing moisture conditioner. i rinsed & conditioned with it and i added some into my hair as a leave-in. i didnt want to add any oils or other products to my hair because i wanted to see how it'd hold up on it's own. it detangled my hair really well. so that's a plus. i think i like it! hopefully it works out great as a leave-in, too.
  • kckinkykckinky Posts: 162Registered Users
    KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Oyin Honey Dew
    As I Am Leave-in

    All have great slip and provide good moisture for my hair.
    Dense Tight Coils.
    Last Relaxer: Sept 2011
    Loves :love7:
    Jessicurl, Karen's Body Beautiful, Hairveda, Oyin, She Scent It and Qhemet Biologics products
    ***Recovering PJ***:help:
  • naturakinksnaturakinks Posts: 12Registered Users
    Oyin dew
    Beautiful textures leave in
    Shea moisture curl and style milk
    Shea moisture smoothie

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  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    This thread is encouraging PJism. I need some Oyin Hair Dew now.
    3c/4aish, high porosity, fine strands,medium density cottony curls.

    LOVES: (editing)

    Save $10
    off your order at Vitacost by clicking here for a code.

    I'm not obsessed: I just LOVE my hair!!



  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    #1 elucence
    in no particular order after that...

    elasta qp intense (had the wrong name sry)
    oyin honey hemp
    tresemme natural (only tried old vers)
    tigi moisture maniac

    i love these because they all work great with ecostyler gel and smell great! lol
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users Curl Novice
    My fave is JC WDT. It's thick, creamy, smooths the cuticles and absorbs well...but not too well that my hair feels dry 12 hrs later.

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    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • msaviemsavie Posts: 66Registered Users
    Kinky Curly Knot Today

    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    Last Relaxer - 4/8/11 BC - 1/5/12
    Poos /Condit -
    Shea Moisture (SM) Moisture Retention, Tresemme Naturals, Terressentials
    DC - SM Deep Treatment Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB

    Leave ins - KCKT, Giovanni DLI
    Oils - Castor, Argan, Grapeseed, Shea Butter, Jojoba,
    Moisturizers - SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, SM Moisture Mist

    My Natural Hair Journey

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