Help me find a styler / leave-in conditioner

...I have 3a hair that hates glycerin and gets weighed down easily. I have been on the hunt for a styler for a few weeks and not really getting anywhere (just finding lots of products that probably don't suit me), so some recommendations could really help me out. Pretty please! a:happy11:


  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Registered Users Posts: 1,033
    My leave in of choice in Giovanni Direct Leave In. No glycerin and doesn't weigh me down at all.
    Have you ever made flaxseed gel? It's pretty popular. It's very lightweight and doesn't build up. If you need a lot of hold it probably won't be enough, though. Lots of people top it with a harder hold gel.

    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!

  • LadylandLadyland Registered Users Posts: 27
    I've seen that people make their own but I don't know how and I'm not sure I'd be very good at it! (to be honest, don't know if I've ever seen flax seed!! wouldn't know what it was!) but I#ll have a look at giovanni leave in. Thank you for the tip!
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Registered Users Posts: 1,583 Curl Neophyte
    I like Giovanni Direct Leave In as well.

    I also like As I Am Leave In and Kinky Curly Knot Today Detangler as a Leave In.

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!

  • curlicious13curlicious13 Registered Users Posts: 1,632 Curl Neophyte
    For me as I am leave in & LA looks wet look gel work amazingly together.

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