Can any generic conditioner be used as wash off?

chk86chk86 Registered Users Posts: 15
Hi fellow curlies,
I've been a avid curly ever since I came across this site a year ago. Its has transformed my life. I travel a lot, and its rather annoying to check-in my suitcase every time only because I have this huge bottle of conditioner that I lug along wherever I go.(those 100 ml bottles get used up in half a wash!) I just wanted to know, can I purchase any run of the mill conditioner product for rinse off ? I can carry small bottles of my leave in as I don't consume much of it.
CG since 27th June 2012! loving it!

Co-wash: TBS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner, TBS Banana Conditioner
LI: TBS Banana conditioner, TBS Rainforest Moisture Butter
DT: Olive oil, Coconut Oil, TBS Rainforest Moisture butter
Styling: Organix Moroccan Styling Cream, TBS Cottonseed Curl Boost, Nature Republic Hair Gel:toothy10:

Why so many TBS in my list? Coz I live in a country where only TBS has english labels, wish I had access to more products!


  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    Hey there!

    I travel a lot too. I just check in my bag if I'm going for more than a weekend.

    To answer your question... sure any generic rinse-out (wash-off?) conditioner is fine... but are you CG? If you're cowashing exclusively you should stay away from conditioners with silicones. Otherwise any cone-free conditioner should be ok... or any conditioner in general if you low-poo. I'm assuming that hair isn't your priority when you travel; I know it's not mine! I just go for decent hair aka not a big bush hair.

    I lol'ed at the TBS explanation in your siggy. I knew instantly when I saw so many TBS products that you were either non-Europe/US and/or traveling frequently.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

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  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    I think you mean rinse out conditioner. IMHO, it all depends on your properties. If your hair is low porosity, your rinse out doesn't spend much time on your head, so isn't as critical as your styling products. If your hair needs moisture, you want something that will help supply that.

    Other then that, I agree with wavydaze.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix

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