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Conditioner only styling

I live in Las Vegas where it's super dry year round. The dew point lately has been in the 40's and that's higher than normal.
I have very fine, thin, colored, 3a-ish hair. I've tried more hair products than I can possibly name. I can't strictly co wash because my hair is too fine. Lately I've been washing once a week with Giovanni TTTT and conditioning with VO5 shea cashmere consist. The other days I've simply been using the VO5 condish only. I don't really use a LI because my hair is so fine.
Yesterday I tried using natures gate biotin condish to try conditioner only styling. I emulsified a pea size amount and raked it into pretty wet hair. I did that three times. Then I pixie diffused until 70 percent dry. My hair was fabulous. Awesome curls. The only problem was there was more frizz than I normally have.
So my question is, for those of you who do "conditioner only" styling do you ever use a gel or gelly over it to control the frizz? Then it's not necessarily "conditioner only" but I think it might have helped.

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  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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  • JhtdrtJhtdrt Posts: 56Registered Users
    Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.

    I never get second day hair but my curls still looked pretty good today,softer, but definitely more frizzy.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Jhtdrt wrote: »
    I live in Las Vegas where it's super dry year round. The dew point lately has been in the 40's and that's higher than normal.
    I have very fine, thin, colored, 3a-ish hair. I've tried more hair products than I can possibly name. I can't strictly co wash because my hair is too fine. Lately I've been washing once a week with Giovanni TTTT and conditioning with VO5 shea cashmere consist. The other days I've simply been using the VO5 condish only. I don't really use a LI because my hair is so fine.
    Yesterday I tried using natures gate biotin condish to try conditioner only styling. I emulsified a pea size amount and raked it into pretty wet hair. I did that three times. Then I pixie diffused until 70 percent dry. My hair was fabulous. Awesome curls. The only problem was there was more frizz than I normally have.
    So my question is, for those of you who do "conditioner only" styling do you ever use a gel or gelly over it to control the frizz? Then it's not necessarily "conditioner only" but I think it might have helped.

    You could try emulsifying a wee bit of condish once your hair is dry and smooth it over the frizz areas lightly. Other people use like CIAB or SSCEJ a real thin jel/serum to lightly smooth it down.
  • JhtdrtJhtdrt Posts: 56Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »
    Jhtdrt wrote: »
    You could try emulsifying a wee bit of condish once your hair is dry and smooth it over the frizz areas lightly. Other people use like CIAB or SSCEJ a real thin jel/serum to lightly smooth it down.

    Chupie your video is why I tried it in the first place. I love the way your hair turned out. I did try using more conditioner but it didn't seem to help. I have KCCC and curl keeper. I thought I might try one of those instead of my usual LALSP.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Jhtdrt wrote: »
    Yeah I use a gel over my conditioner. It really helps with not just hold, but for sometimes second day hair.

    I never get second day hair but my curls still looked pretty good today,softer, but definitely more frizzy.

    It's hard to get second day hair. Very very hard...lol.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't use gel, but if I get frizz I use a little Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I tend to get frizz if my hair dries too much while I'm still styling it. I've been styling with wet hands as of late, and it's helping.
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • JhtdrtJhtdrt Posts: 56Registered Users
    It's hard to get second day hair. Very very hard...lol.

    I've never been able to accomplish it. Not without putting it up somehow.
  • JhtdrtJhtdrt Posts: 56Registered Users
    I don't use gel, but if I get frizz I use a little Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I tend to get frizz if my hair dries too much while I'm still styling it. I've been styling with wet hands as of late, and it's helping.

    I wet my hands if I have to touch my hair to fix it somehow. Always have. I tried just using wet hands yesterday and it didn't work. I usually don't have bad frizz.
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Jhtdrt wrote: »
    I've never been able to accomplish it. Not without putting it up somehow.

    For myself, it definitely depends on how my wash days go. For example, last week I didn't detangle that well for some reason, in the shower. I got out, did my same out of the shower routine, and my second day hair was horrid. I have learned to make sure I start well in the shower.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls