Best/cheapest conditioners?

I want to start CG today. Someone else that's CG advised me to get Tresseme conditioner. I didn't read the bottle when I bought it because I figured she uses it, why not? But last night I checked it out and saw that there are cones in it. I might try and send hubby out for some conditioner today. Which ones to you recommend?

Thanks!
CG since 6/18/09

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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users Curl Novice
    I really like the Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose. It's not too expensive and it gives just enough moisture. You can find it in most health food stores or Vitamin Shoppe.

    If you're looking for a straight drugstore find, Loreal nutrivive in the pink bottle is very good, too.
    2 b/c :: slight protein sensitivity :: med/coarse texture :: normal porosity

    Location: SoCal
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  • msjananimsjanani Posts: 624Registered Users
    VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea is really nice and I just picked up two bottles from CVS for just 77 cents each!
    3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

    Current products:
    Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
    Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
    Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

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  • KynnibKynnib Posts: 999Registered Users
    For a cheap conditioner i use loreal nutri gloss for curly wavy hair. It is a great detangler in the shower
    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
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,709Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    My favorite conditioners, regardless of price, are still Suave Coconut and VO5 Kiwi Lime & others. And like msjanani said, you can get them on sale for less than $1.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • RachCurlzRachCurlz Posts: 60Registered Users
    This past week I have purchased 4 different condtioners for under $3 each.

    Activate Hydrating Conditioner is $1.50 for 12 oz. if you have a Big Lots near by.
    If you have a Trader Joes near you, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner is $2.99 for 16 oz. , and their Refresh Condtioner is $1.99.
    Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol is $2.49 for 20 oz. (Got that at Sallys, can be found at drugstores and other Beauty Supply Stores in the "ethnic" hair section) Read the label though because many of the other Cholesterols are not CG, and you don't want to pick up a different formula or brand by accident.

    All of these are CG, and come in good sized bottles.

    These are inexpensive thick moisturizing conditioners, as my curls are very thirsty, and I find that although suave and VO5 condtioners are excellent for co-washing, they don't give me enough moisture as a rinse-out by themselves. However if you want to add a little extra moisturizing oomph to any of your cheapy conditioners, you can mix them with a bit of oil (you can even use Olive Oil from the kitchen) and honey. HTH
    3b with 3a & 3c shoulder length curls.
    Mostly CG.
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

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    Live Simply. Use Soap
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use VO5 Strawberries & Cream or Suave Toasted Vanilla & Sugar as co-washes; Trader Joe Nourish and Lustrasilk Sheabutter Cholesterol as conditioners.
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Suave Ocean Breeze.
  • linda_mlinda_m Posts: 211Registered Users
    Suave Ocean Breeze.
    I agree! You can check out all of the "Suave Naturals", but this one is my all time fav.
    Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
  • blasiancurlieblasiancurlie Posts: 99Registered Users
    Hi,

    I also want to go CG today and I checked out that wonderful list of CG conditioners, however I was wondering what shampoo to use to strip my hair of all the cones and build up that's in it now before I start just doing co-washes? Any suggestions?
    I found my HG's: HEHH, DB's Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme
    Runner-up: Aussie Moist
  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hi,

    I also want to go CG today and I checked out that wonderful list of CG conditioners, however I was wondering what shampoo to use to strip my hair of all the cones and build up that's in it now before I start just doing co-washes? Any suggestions?

    I picked up Suave clarifying shampoo when I decided to go CG. It's cheap and it does the job. Nowadays, I just use Trader Joe's Refresh shampoo (a low poo) whenever I feel the need to clarify.
    2 b/c :: slight protein sensitivity :: med/coarse texture :: normal porosity

    Location: SoCal
    http://public.fotki.com/Helloitsio/
    http://skinandhairjunkie.wordpress.com/
  • blasiancurlieblasiancurlie Posts: 99Registered Users
    Thanks helloitsio! I'll check it out... I ended up buying Nexxus Aloe Rid which I read about in another thread...but it was rather pricey for a small bottle!
    I found my HG's: HEHH, DB's Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme
    Runner-up: Aussie Moist
  • CurlyMom73CurlyMom73 Posts: 123Registered Users
    I've had good results with Suave Coconut and Vo5 Champange Kiss in the past. Both very inexpensive and can be found just about anywhere. I am using up the last of my Deva Curl right now and then going back to the cheaper stuff. I just can't afford the salon stuff anymore. LOL!
    Corkicelli Now! YAY! Now all I have to do is update my avy pic. :)

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