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"cheap" CG conditioners for CO washes

Aside from getting some Devacurl stuff when I win lotto :lol: I'm thinking picking up some of the "cheaper" co's from ebay would be a good idea. I'm also hoping someone mentions a product they sell over here.. :oops:

What are people's favourites?

I've heard:
White rain - which ones are CG, which work for people?
VO5 - Kiwi and Lime, is that the only one that's good?
Natures Gate - Again, which one?

Any others?

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  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    I love vo5 Kiwi Lime for co-wash and if you have it where you are, all of the Suave "naturals" line of conditioners are CG-friendly and are widely used for co-washes. I like the Aloe, Toasted Vanilla and some of the others.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Nature's gate jojoba is good for winter co wash
    Beauty without cruelty daily benefits cleans well, I think that's probably a winter product since it does condition nicely too though.
    Suave citrus smoothie, Suave totasted vanilla and sugar, pretty much any of the suave naturals
    V05 kiwi and lime or V05 passion fruit smoothie
    White rain energizing citrus
    freeman's papaya and lime overboard shine
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    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I love VO5 Passion Fruit smoothie. I heard the NG Aloe Vera is good, but I have not tried that one myself.
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  • blueberriblueberri Posts: 49Registered Users
    Cool! None of those products are available here, but ebay is definitely looking to be an option.

    Keep the reccy's coming :D
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    Ok my faves are V05 Kiwi Lime; and Strawberries and Cream
    Suave Coconut, and Milk n Honey
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  • blueberriblueberri Posts: 49Registered Users
    Oooooh I have just found some that should be CG:

    Natures gate organics (can't find the jojoba one though)
    Giovanni
    Ecostore
    Emma's organics (never heard of it!)
    No ordinary moments (ditto!)

    Anyone tried these?
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Nature's gate jojoba is nice, is that the line that has the asian pear tea or some such? Lush will know she used it and liked it.
    The aloe one is popular too.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • blackbird668blackbird668 Posts: 22Registered Users
    Suave Coconut
    Suave Milk & Honey
    V05 Strawberries & Cream

    these are my favorites! :wink:
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Yep, MH is right, the one I liked from NG is from their Organics Fruit Blend, called Asian Pear and Red Tea, it was on LB's Conditioner Chronicles list. :) The Aloe did nothing for me, neither did the jojoba to be honest. But I'm a snob for slip. :wink: I didn't use any of them for co-washing though. My faves in that category would be Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut, Mango & Peach, and Mixed Berry Smothie.
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  • curls101curls101 Posts: 334Registered Users
    alot of people seem to like VO5, how is it for dry hair?
  • blueberriblueberri Posts: 49Registered Users
    Conditioner chronicles list? what's that?

    Cool I can get the asian pear and red tea one.

    If you don't use it for co-washing, what do you use it for?
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    blueberri wrote:
    Conditioner chronicles list? what's that?

    Cool I can get the asian pear and red tea one.

    If you don't use it for co-washing, what do you use it for?

    The Conditioner Chronicles is a giant post by laurabeth33 reviewing oodles and gobs of conditioners.

    You use it as a conditioner, of course.
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  • blueberriblueberri Posts: 49Registered Users
    Ok, grabbed some lavender & aloe natures gate organics, and some giovanni smooth as silk and direct leave-in.

    So the trick with co-washing is using heaps and leaving it on a fair while... hopefully I'll have some success with this tomorrow :D
  • tooj68tooj68 Posts: 471Registered Users
    Hi Blueberri,
    Actually the trick to cowashing is using a Cg friendly condish (preferably a cheap one!) and applying it as you would a shampoo. Focus mostly on scrubbing your scalp with your fingertips, not nails. Cleansing the scalp is what your main objective is. At least that's what I do.

    BTW--I loooove VO5 Strawberries and Cream--it's very moisturizing and leaves hair smelling delicious and feeling really clean. Plus it only costs $1.00, sometimes less if it's on sale!

    It lasts me about a month.

    HTH! :D
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