Cowash and leave in ideas

CurlyCitaCurlyCita Registered Users Posts: 152
Hey everyone. I have been having trouble with trying to pick a reg conditioner that does the job of being a cowash and also a leave in. I LOVE vo5 conditioner as a cowash but never really tried leaving it in. I also liked Tresemme naturals but havent been able to find it anywhere anymore :-/. And i dont have time lookig all over town for just one product. Has anyone ever used vo5 for both cowash and leave in? How did it work or not work for you? Also, has anyone ever used suave naturals as both? Both of them are incredibly cheap so either one would be great. Oh i have 3c/4a curls, med porous depending on the amount of product in my hair (having conditioner, gel, and oil in my hair takes all day to dry; no product will and my hair will dry in under 30mins), and my hair is dense with med frizz factor and about 80% shrinkage :-/) thanks so much in advance.
Hair type: 3c/4a, high shrinkage :/, high density,medium porosity. ~1inch to APL stretched. Big Chopped: Oct. 2012
Routine & Products: Sundays- DC on dry hair w/Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream & Olive Oil. Wash w/As I am Coconut Cowash. Condtion&detangle w/any VO5 conditoner. Braid in 5-8 braids w/Shea Moisture Smoothie.
Wear braidout rest of week. Rebraid every night.

MAYcowash w/VO5 conditioner mid-week and rebraid again. I always unbraid w/Coconut oil on hands.

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  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    Suave Naturals worked well for me for both. It's a great conditioner on it's own. I wasn't too fond of V05 as a leave in.
    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 Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Recently Giovanni 2Chic Ultra Moist is amazeballs for me. You can get it at Whole Foods.
    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
  • xarielxariel Registered Users Posts: 31
    I tried Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze as both co-wash and leave-in. Great as a co-wash, but left my hair dry and tangly as a leave-in (probably because of the potassium chloride + low dews).
    Mod CG since '09. CG as of 02/27/14.
    Medium texture, normal-low porosity, normal elasticity and density
    Products: VO5 KL (co-wash), GVPCB (RO/DT), SN (RO/LI), KCCC/BRHG/AVG (stylers)
    Techniques: Mod-IceQueen, Plopping (FST), Octopus clip roots, SOTC; Double pineapple
  • ReekyReeky Registered Users Posts: 1,323
    Trader Joes Nourish spa if u have a TJ in your city. Otherwise Yes To Carrots (not the new scalp therapy one) makes a good ro, cowash, dc & leave in. Giovanni 50/50 makes a good cowash & ro but ive never left it in, seems similar to their direct leave in just thicker so it may be nice.
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • KynnibKynnib Registered Users Posts: 999
    trader joes nourish spa if you don't mind paragons
    4a hair. MOD CG routine.

    Present Loves
    -Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
    -KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
    -Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
  • ashlyndmarieashlyndmarie Registered Users Posts: 211
    I have used v05 as both cowash and leave in and it worked fine for me. Soft curls. Not super defined, but I didn't mind

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  • SweetRellieSweetRellie Registered Users Posts: 468 Curl Neophyte
    Shea Moisture ' s Restorative Conditioner

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using CurlTalk App
    Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
    Modified Curly Girl Method

    Current Staples
    Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
    Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
    DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
    Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
    Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
    Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
    Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil
  • CurlyCitaCurlyCita Registered Users Posts: 152
    Thanks so much ladies!!
    Hair type: 3c/4a, high shrinkage :/, high density,medium porosity. ~1inch to APL stretched. Big Chopped: Oct. 2012
    Routine & Products: Sundays- DC on dry hair w/Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream & Olive Oil. Wash w/As I am Coconut Cowash. Condtion&detangle w/any VO5 conditoner. Braid in 5-8 braids w/Shea Moisture Smoothie.
    Wear braidout rest of week. Rebraid every night.

    MAYcowash w/VO5 conditioner mid-week and rebraid again. I always unbraid w/Coconut oil on hands.

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