using conditioner AND leave-in conditioner?

amy215amy215 Posts: 16Registered Users
after shampooing, is it enough only to use leave-in conditioner(LI) or do I also have to use conditioner before the LI?? If yes, how long do you allow your rinse-out conditioner to penetrate your hair?


  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I think the vast majority of us use rinse-outs, much less I would say use a leave-in. I use both and leave my rinse out in long enough to do all my shower stuff - so a few minutes I guess.
    3b in South Australia.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I don't think a leave-in alone would be enough for my hair. I use a RO every time I'm in the shower, regardless of if I "wash" or not...

    I leave it on while I do my shower routine in a clip, then rinse at the very end with cold water. Then I put leave-in on (Unless I'm using a very moisturizing product that day, then I'll just seal with oil).
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I am too lazy to use both plus my hair is dyed therefore I limit water contact, so I skip wash out and only use leave in. Slowly coming round to the idea maybe my hair would be better with both because basically I am applying styling products to naked hair in the top half (only use leave in on the lower half). Maybe it depends how dry/ porous/ damaged your hair is?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect