Favorite All-Natural/Organic Leave Ins

russianprncssrussianprncss Registered Users Posts: 450 Curl Neophyte

So I've been using Alaffia's Hair Lotion for a while now but thinking I might want something thicker for the colder weather. I was gonna try Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite but then I looked at the ingredients and I definitely don't want propylene glycol on my hair and scalp (among other things).

What I wanted to ask you all is if you have some favorite brands? How thick are the products you use? Etc? I was thinking about trying Giovanni but I know there's protein in it and protein's kinda looked down upon in the colder months...

Thanks for the help!
2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran


  • lisa_jlisa_j Registered Users Posts: 153
    New to this forum and, as someone who is specifically looking for an all natural conditioner, I was hoping to see some answers to your post!

    3A curls
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    Sevi Pumpkin Seed conditioner. It's thick like Shea Moisture products and is totally amazing! It has patchouli in it, so if you have an aversion to it, you may not like the smell. I'm not a fan, but I don't mind the smell, because it works wonderfully. She also has another conditioner that smells different (lemony, kind of), but I haven't tried it.

    Why is protein looked down upon in the colder months??
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    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
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    A bunch of people here are using Jason. Although it has 'cones they're lower down on the list and people aren't reporting buildup with them. I started using a bit of the fragrance free diluted with water as a leave in.
    As for protein, I personally haven't had a problem with it as an ingredient in colder months…. I just can't use straight up continuous gelatin PTs in the winter. But protein seems fine for most who normally do well with it, at least in moderation.

    Lisa _J, if you want chemical free-ish conditioners, there is John Masters, Aubrey Organics, Mineral Fusion Volumizing. There's KCKT but it has a chemical preservative.

    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    I love Kinky Curly Knot Today. Also, Beauty Without Cruelty. These 2 have been HG for me for years. However, I want to give Curl Junkie leave-in a try (I just can't decide yet which of the many conditioners is the leave-in that is best liked by most NC.com members.)
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • wavycurlyria_87wavycurlyria_87 Registered Users Posts: 78
    Giovanni Leave-In condtioner, Kinky Curly leave-in conditioner, Jane Carter's leave-in spray.. I like Curls Lavish Curls Moisturizer/Leave-in

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