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Giovanni Smooth as Silk deep conditioner question

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I think I have asked this before. I LOVE Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner, I get great hair when I use it. But, can I use it every day? should I dilute it? the other conditioners in the Giovanni line have glycerin - I dont think my hair likes glycerin.

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  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Hi Myrna! I found the Smooth as Silk to be too rich for my hair but I'm glad that it's working well for you. The only way to know if you can use it everyday is to try. I think I would get overconditioned if I did that - I'm prone to overconditioning and easily get build-up. It certainly isn't going to harm your hair. Do some experimenting - maybe try every other day at first. Let us know how it works!
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I wonder if I can get overconditioned if I low poo every day....which I do...anyone know?
  • pianogirlpianogirl Posts: 59Registered Users
    I remember you saying that you like the Coconut Hibiscus Styling Milk. Seems like we might have similar hair. I like the Smooth As Silk. I would think you could use it every day if you like the style milk. I actually had to switch to the style milk because the Smooth As Silk was not enough for my hair in the winter weather. I guess it depends on where you live and what the weather is like but I consider the style milk to be more conditioning than Giovanni. I don't really know anything about how glycerin factors into all of this.
    2C, low porosity, high density, coarse, shoulder length No sulfates, no parabens, no silicones
    Shampoo- Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva No Poo, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Conditioner- Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva One Condition, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Styler- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Shine & Hold Mist, Yes to Carrots Leave In and Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glycerin, as I understand it, is a humectant. In theory, it should pull moisture from the air. But, I think - I am not certain, but I think - it just gives me frizz. I am going to try using the Giovanni daily for a while, and see how it works or not; I will use less. It really is a great conditioner for my hair.
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I use the Giovanni Deep moisture conditioner, it says deep moisture not deep conditioner so I am not sure if it is the same thing because I don't use it as a deep treatment. I find that it isnt as rich and thick but it makes my hair easy to de tangle and feel really soft. It is light enough for me to use every day.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :happy7:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I've been itching to try Giovanni... How's the slip??
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is pretty good, depending on how much you need to use. I just think it is a great conditioner.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Well, it's a good price, available in drugstores, and I keep hearing good things. As long as it will moisturize and detangle, I'm all for it!

    Must go look at the ingredients now! ;)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Let me know what you think of the ingredients, Jas. And if you like it.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Ingredients look good! I'll have to give it a try sometime soon!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing