Lightweight leave in conditioner for fine wavy hair?

KatelizaKateliza Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
Hi! So I started the curly girl method recently and I’m struggling to find a good leave in conditioner. I have fine type 2c wavy hair that gets weighed down easily by products. I tried Shea moisture leave in but it was way too heavy for my hair, so right now the only styling product I use is gel, but I have a lot of frizz/poofiness. Any suggestions for a good lightweight leave in conditioner? (Also preferably an affordable one, I’m a student on a budget) Thanks!


  • curlyprincess8curlyprincess8 Registered Users Posts: 42 Curl Connoisseur
    What's your rinse-out conditioner? You could try using that.  I use Kinky Curly Knot Today and it's pretty light. It's $11 at Target.  
    Probably 3A. Fine. Normal Porosity. Medium or High Density
    Current Products I Use:
    Suave Essentials Tropical Coconut Conditioner
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Cantu Curl Activating Cream
    Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    LA Looks Nutra Curl Gel

  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    I am not a fan of Shea Moisture stylers. I like the Kinky Curly Knot Today alot too. It's my holy grail. I also love the As I Am Leave In Conditioner. It is a few bucks cheaper than KCKT, but if your hair tangles easily get the KCKT definitely. You can find both at Target's to compare.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    If you can find it, Giovanni Direct Leave In is really good too, and not expensive.  Or you can use a regular but light conditioner - Suave Essentials or VO5.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • KatelizaKateliza Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
    @curlyprincess8 @BrittanyM @Guide 65 Thanks so much! Those all sound like great options!
  • KestrelMKestrelM Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 15 Curl Novice
    Mielle White Peony. That stuff in the bottle is almost water like but very moisturizing
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    +1 to Kinky Curly 

    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel

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