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Best Deep Conditioner for Fine hair?

Hi, my properties are fine/normal/normal and I am looking for a good deep conditioner that won't weigh my hair down. So far I've been using GVP CB, but it seems not conditioning enough (even mixed with Honey & oil, wrapped in a towel, heat 20 min., no heat 20 more min).
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels

Comments

  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    I get the best results from coconut oil. I leave it over night and co wash out in am. Sometimes I mix olive oil w honey and the GVP CB and leave on w a heated cap for 30-40 min and I like that too. Coconut oil is my fav, however. I can't use leave ins or I get weighed down. The coconut oil really penetrates into the hair, so the benefit remains even after rinsing it out. You could try a little just from the mid shaft down and see how you like it. I don't have trouble rinsing it out but I've seen posts from others that do so you need to experiment with it.
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

    Current rotation:
    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    stefflg79 wrote: »
    Hi, my properties are fine/normal/normal and I am looking for a good deep conditioner that won't weigh my hair down. So far I've been using GVP CB, but it seems not conditioning enough (even mixed with Honey & oil, wrapped in a towel, heat 20 min., no heat 20 more min).

    What do you need from a deep conditioner that is not found elsewhere in your routine? What do you mean by 'not conditioning enough'? What about the results are you are unhappy with?

    Too much oil/ butter or too much humectants will weigh almost any hair down regardless of their hair type, how much is 'too much' is a personal thing. Some do well with just hydrolysed protein in an emollient (conditioner) base.

    What you are using an present is two major humectants (honey and propylene glycol), in the wrong dew points/ humidity this could dry hair out and cause the cuticle to swell too much leading to frizz.

    You don't say which oil so don't know if it is capable of penetrating: if not then arguably you are not truly deep treating anyway. If you are using a penetrating oil like coconut aim for an overnight treatment on dry hair as supported by the research. Overal la heavily doctored version of GVP conditioning balm probably no longer has much in the way of conditioning agents (cationic sirfactants and fatty alcohols) since it's not an overly rich source to begin with.

    HTH.
    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
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Repair Me. It is really well balanced for fine hair that needs protein plus moisture imo. It would cut out the two steps you have there with the ion and gvp products.
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
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  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Can you get results by using the coconut oil on damp hair? I've done it on dry hair and had fabulous results. But I also get good results when I baggy my damp hair with coconut & olive oil with a plastic cap overnight.