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Do you alternate your conditioners?

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Use different ones or the same one all the time, and why?

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I dig my main squeeze (TJ's Tea Tree Tingle) most of the time because it always works. But I think alternating conditioners can be good for keeping our hair on its toes. I got some of SM's Yucca Baobab for a shot of protein once a week. . . This is a really interesting topic. I'd like to know how often people rotate conditioners too.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I use suave coconut mostly. That's my favorite, but i also use devacurl conditioner one, and kcnt.
    Just like to switch it up.

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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    you use Suave Coconut as a rinse out and not as a co-wash, kaj? I thought most curlies here use it as a co-wash - I dont co-wash.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I mix 'em up all the time.
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Why?
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I have been using the same co wash and rinse out since I started, I guess it just works fro me right now and I am a bit too lazy trying to decide what to use early in the morning :-)
    Now my daughter (13) is a whole different story, right now she is rotating at least 6 different conditioners. When I ask her why ( the shower looks like the shampoo isle at target lol ) , she says she can tell which conditioner her hair needs when its wet. Beats me, her hair looks great though whatever she's using.
    2b/c
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Nope, I don't need to and I prefer to keep it simple.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
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  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    80% of the time as my leave in I use AOWC and the other 20% I use Natures Gate pomegranate....Shea Moisture restorative.....YTC. My DT is AOIN.

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    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I use Tresemme Naturals nearly all the time but I do use Aubrey's GPB once a week or so for the protein hit and I have some Giovanni stuff that I use if I straighten. Now and then I'll get the urge to try something new but not so much these days.
    3b in South Australia.
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Nope, I don't need to and I prefer to keep it simple.

    Jessiebanana, I see from some of your other posts that you have allergies and fine easily weighed down hair like me. Are you still liking the DB products in your siggy? Have you tried the creme gel styler?

    Sorry for the guano post, DB reviews are great but not necessarily from people with issues so similar to mine. I'm gonna start a dedicated thread.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I co-wash and use 4 or 5 different Suave and VO5 conditioners. The only reason I use more than 1 is because I like the different scents.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    I use pretty much the same conditioners year round - Tresemme to detangle/cowash, because its cheap and I use a lot of it; CJAO for my RO in winter, CJ Daily Smoothing for summer; CJ Curl Rehab for DTs, Repair Me for the (very occasional) shot of protein. These conditioners are consistently reliable for me, so I don't switch. Where I do find myself experimenting a lot is stylers (particularly for winter, as Spiral Solutions CEJ and FHG are extremely reliable for me in summer, but if I could find a good winter combo that gave me consistent results, I'd stop looking). I don't like to have a jillion opened and partially used bottles of stuff lying around.
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    I have been rotating conditioners depending on if I need protein or not (and how much I need). I use Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner as a rinse-out when I need protein, but I found I can only use it three days in a row before my hair goes a little crazy. I don't get the straw-like sensation from protein overload, it's just that I have some strands that go into tight corkscrews with a lot of protein. The rest of my hair is wavy, so I just end up with a bunch of random hairs sticking out of the top of my head in tight kork screws and it ends up looking like a ton of frizz. I don't know why some strands are such over achievers.

    So yeah, I rotate a protein heavy conditioner (Aubrey Organics GPB or sometimes Nature's Gate Tea Tree calming conditioner) with a protein-free conditioner. Right now I'm loving Yes To Carrots Pampering conditioner for that.

    I am still experimenting though. I had a $100 WalMart gift card as part of a promotion, and I kind of used it to buy just about every CG conditioner WalMart sells online... :blob3: Perhaps someday I'll find a single conditioner that has the right balance for everyday usage!
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users

    So yeah, I rotate a protein heavy conditioner (Aubrey Organics GPB or sometimes Nature's Gate Tea Tree calming conditioner) with a protein-free conditioner. Right now I'm loving Yes To Carrots Pampering conditioner for that.

    We use the same brands.....natural user eh?



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    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users
    All the time. I have several different conditioners that I use. I've actually narrowed down my favorites but still experiment occasionally. For my rinse out conditioners and DT conditioners I love, Tresemme naturals (moisturizing), Darcy's botanicals pumpkin seed conditioner, GVP conditioning balm, CJ curl rehab, Kenra moisturizing, suave and Vo5.
    As far as a leave-in, I alternate between using the above mentioned or CK satin roots, MD red clover, Oyin HH/HD (don't know if I will reorder), and SM hair milk. It just depends on how my hair feels that day, what the weather is doing, and what scent I prefer. :)
    I'm also testing out Giovanni direct leave in and KC knot today. I'm thinking of ordering a liter of the Giovanni smooth as silk conditioner, I used to love it when I first went CG.

    As to why? My hair sometimes needs more or less conditioning and the various conditioners meet the different moods of my hair. I like to have conditioners from light to heavy for that reason. I also like having at least 2 conditioners that I can pick up locally just in case I'm ever in a pinch. I've tested a ton of conditioners and have found that I love these, they never let me down. One thing that I look for, other than performance, is the option to purchase bottles in larger amounts. Also, a good conditioner that is multi-purpose...as a RO, LI, DT, and for co-washing.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Good response. I love Giovanni Smooth as Silk also but I wash and condition daily and that conditioner seems to not work great for me for everyday.
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Yes, I rotate conditioners. 1) I'm anxious about the possibility that TN NM will stop working for me & 2) I'm always looking for that perfect product (for me, that would be the one with TN's price and results but with a Curl Rehab coconut-gardenia scent). I'm really hoping to narrow the field down, as I hate wasting money and space on extra stuff.

    The SAS was wonderful in every respect, but it was just too much protein for my hair :sad: I haven't given up on Giovanni though - I've just started using the Avocado and Olive Oil conditioner, which I'm hoping will knock off TN for the top spot in my shower. So far so good.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Whats's TN and NM?
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Myrna wrote: »
    Whats's TN and NM?

    Sorry, I lapsed into NCspeak : )

    TN NM = Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak