Good conditioners that DON'T smell sweet?

I dislike sweet scents and am sick of overly sweet, coconut-y smelling conditioners.

I like scents like that of SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner, which I use as a leave-in. I like Nature's Gate Herbal Shampoo, too.

Are there other rinse-out or leave-in conditioners with good, non-sweet smells?

Thanks!
*3B, medium/fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, shoulder-length when dry.

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  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Very good question!
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,308Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Tresemme naturals?
    Ummm... this isn't a conditioner but Curl junkie pattern pusha smells like melons (I was trying to think of any non sweet smells). If there's one thing I dislike about curl junkie is that the scents are too sweet. But I sucked it up lol

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using CurlTalk App
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,308Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    But this is interesting... I mean why the hell should I have to get over the smells
    -_-

    I'm moving on :)

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using CurlTalk App
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Spiral Solutions Caitlin's Conditioner is really herb-y smelling. The smell was way too strong for me to deal with in fact! Elucence conditioner was very citrusy, not bad. Darcy's Pumpkin conditioner makes me think of fall!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • JessiiLeighhJessiiLeighh Posts: 195Registered Users
    Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner is very highly rated on their website, though haven't personally tried it. Their scents are almost always herbally, and not sweet at all. They also have quality ingredients, however, the price is pretty high.

    Living proof conditioners are great and definitely my favorite. The scent is strong, but not sweet. Almost cologne-y. They are expensive, but ulta has 2oz bottles to sample.

    I have heard great reviews on Mop Top daily conditioner, and I believe the scent is lemon sage or something else citrus/herbal.
    :wav:
    3a, fine/med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
    CG since April 2012
    BC October 2012
    Cleanser: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey or CJ Daily Fix
    RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: Either Raw Curls Spray Gel, Raw Curls Medium Hold Gel, or MopTop Curly Custard, and always topped with Curlisto Control II Gel
    Sealer: Pure Argan Oil
  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aveda products always smell like licorice to me, in a good way.
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sorry, double post
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes To Carrots conditioner doesn't smell sweet at all. It smells kind of like baby powder to me. I like it; it's light and pleasant. I also think the Aubrey's Organic conditioners tend to have really nice, earthy smells.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    I know what you mean! Yes to Blueberries Restorative condish smells fruity/spicy. I use as leave in.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Sweet Curls Elixir has conditioner and she has a mile long list of frangrence oils she can use to tailor it to what you like. That might be an option.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I love Caitlin's Conditioner, but I HATE the smell. I'm not a stickler on smells, but this one's pretty nasty lol

    I like the YTBbs, it's kinda fruity. Darcy's Pumpkin Seed conditioner smells lovely.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sixelamy wrote: »
    I love Caitlin's Conditioner, but I HATE the smell. I'm not a stickler on smells, but this one's pretty nasty lol

    I like the YTBbs, it's kinda fruity. Darcy's Pumpkin Seed conditioner smells lovely.

    I feel exactly that way too. I won't reorder when this batch is gone because of the smell. The effect is GREAT.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sixelamy wrote: »
    I love Caitlin's Conditioner, but I HATE the smell. I'm not a stickler on smells, but this one's pretty nasty lol

    I like the YTBbs, it's kinda fruity. Darcy's Pumpkin Seed conditioner smells lovely.

    Good to know that I'm not the only one that disliked the CC scent! I had ordered it a few years ago when it was a light, sweet scent and loved it. I sold mine after only using it a couple times.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    I've been using Yes to Cucumbers. Not smelly at all.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I really want to try Darcy's pumpkin.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Tonight I used Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle conditioner and it's sort of a minty scent. Giovanni's TTTT shampoo and conditioner have a similar scent.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    chupie wrote: »
    I really want to try Darcy's pumpkin.

    I'm wary of them; the leave-in made my hair like straw and really greasy :(
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    chupie wrote: »
    I really want to try Darcy's pumpkin.



    I've only used it once, but I liked it! It has the most excellent slip imaginable, if that's important for you. I had to leave it on my hair for like 5 mins to feel the effects of it though.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    chupie wrote: »
    I really want to try Darcy's pumpkin.

    I'm wary of them; the leave-in made my hair like straw and really greasy :(

    I can't ever decide if I like the Pumpkin conditioner or not. I never get slip from it but seems to moisturize my hair decently. The one time I tried to do a PT with it, it left my hair like straw! It was terrible.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • CuteKinksCuteKinks Posts: 76Registered Users
    Trader Joes Nourish Spa. It has a fresh, clean scent. I love it.

    C U T E K I N K S
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    CuteKinks... I agree!!!

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