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Another great conditioner!

eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
I ran out of my Elucence, and needed a conditioner I could buy right away. One of my local BSS sells salon brand products, and I stumbled upon Tigi Moisture Maniac conditioner.

LOVE THIS STUFF! :)

As soon as I put it on my hair, there was excellent slip(instant detangling). Detangled my hair very well, and left it nice and soft after rinsing. And the longer I left it in, the better my hair felt. I could probably do without the cotton candy-like scent, but it's an excellent alternative to Elucence. I don't know about using it as a leave in, but it works well for CO rinses.

I remember Amneris saying that she uses this(or maybe used this in the past), which was one of the reasons I tried it out. So here's a big shout-out to you, Amneris! :)
A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Holla back!

    Yeah, this is in my rotation. I think Bunny uses it too and also vivasmom on her daughter.

    I love the slip it gives and I actually don't mind the scent though it's not my favourite. It's a good non-internet order choice! Glad you like it!
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  • UCurlGirlUCurlGirl Posts: 97Registered Users
    Okay, you knew it was coming so here it is:

    Is it CG-friendly? :twisted:
    3C, fine corkscrew. Carlos at Devachan devotee. "I don't poo, do you?" No Pooing for a year and a half. Holy grail products include: Kenra Moisturizing Treatment, Nioxin Scalp Therapy,Devacurl No-Poo Ouidad Botanical Boost alternated with Bumble and Bumble Leave-In, Ouidad Deep Treatment, and Biolage Gellee Gel. I HAVE FOUND ALL MY HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTS FOR CONSISTENT, RELIABLE GOOD HAIR DAYS!!!

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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Here are the ingredients, UcurlGirl:

    Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Acetamide MEA, Cetrimonium Bromide, Stearyl Alcohol, Parfum(Fragrance), DMDM Hydantoin, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silk Amino Acids, D&C Orange 4,

    As far as I can tell, it's CG friendly.

    ETA: Realized I copied and pasted the old ingredient list. Updated with ingredients from my bottle.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • vivasmomvivasmom Posts: 312Registered Users
    LOVE this! and I do use it as a leave -in sometimes, just a pea size or so. I actually prefer it to elucense MBC. Look for is in sale, I found a liter for 14 bucks at a hair salon in the mall. I Love a bargain!!

    Bunny turned me on to this in a PM when I first came to the site. Thanks!
    Barely wavy mommy to a fine, silky with thready corkscrew 4 1/2yr old girl. HG's Moisture Maniac, PM The Conditioner, Cactus leave-in (original formula)"Mommy I want to look like a lion!" = hair loose and flowin'.
  • pizazzpizazz Posts: 239Registered Users
    I love this, too. I was using it for a while, and loved the way it felt in my hair-I was also using it as a leave-in. I actually love the smell! My mother stole mine over Christmas and I've been using my Bumble and Bumble ever since....When that liter runs out, I think I'm sold on buying a liter size of M.maniac when it goes on sale again at T. Secret.
  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    I just bought two liters because i had a gift card and because of the recommendations from you curlies. 8)

    I am going to use it this weekend for my detangling section...will update with results.
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  • KindredGhost1983KindredGhost1983 Posts: 1,187Registered Users
    I wish I could use it :( But its in a small bottle and my hair is so porous and soaks up loads of water and conditioner. The bottle would be empty in 1 week.
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  • KindredGhost1983KindredGhost1983 Posts: 1,187Registered Users
    I just bought two liters because i had a gift card and because of the recommendations from you curlies. 8)

    I am going to use it this weekend for my detangling section...will update with results.

    Tradesecret has it on sale for 2 liters for $25!!

    You got it in liters? :shock: I remember finding only an 8 oz bottle of it at the salon
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I wish I could use it :( But its in a small bottle and my hair is so porous and soaks up loads of water and conditioner. The bottle would be empty in 1 week.

    They have bigger bottles in the salon - the little bottle I use for travelling.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    kindredspirit1983,
    Yes, Trade Secret has the smaller bottles and the liter bottles. I almost bought the smaller, but decided to give the liter bottles a try. So glad i did.

    Shygirl:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Shygirl for posting about this conditioner!

    This conditioner is the best!

    I couldn’t wait until Saturday to try the conditioner, so…

    I shampooed, did a vinegar rinse and put in conditioner. The fragrance to me is more of a sweet melon, but it doesn’t linger.

    I am finger combed in a bit before I put on the plastic cap and let it set for 30 minutes. Finger combing was not too difficult. Okay, it has been 30 minutes. De-tangling was a breeze! And the best part – I didn’t apply a lot of conditioner. It also helped that I had a spray bottle with water to dampen my hair. Spraying helped to “reactivate” the conditioner. I am sold! I am tempted to return to buy 2 more bottles while it is on sale.

    This stuff is great!

    This is now my favorite conditioner.
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  • BraziliancurlsBraziliancurls Posts: 231Registered Users
    ok...if all of you LOVE this conditioner, then I MUST try it!

    Here I go again BACK ON THE BANDWAGON. Trade Secret HERE I COME!!!! :D
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  • susususu Posts: 767Registered Users
    *sigh* - now i'm going to have to run out and buy this... even though i have a whole row of conditioners sitting unopened on my bathroom floor. :oops: i've always been curious about MM - the only tigi product i've tried is control freak.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    I'm glad you like it, Curlybound06!

    And you're right, it does have a melon-like smell. It's not a bad scent, maybe just a tad bit sweeter than I'm use to. It's not as light as Elucence is(scent wise).

    To everyone who hasn't tried it , don't feel like you HAVE to try it because we've had good results. :wink:
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • atlantisrisingatlantisrising Posts: 263Registered Users
    susu wrote:
    *sigh* - now i'm going to have to run out and buy this... even though i have a whole row of conditioners sitting unopened on my bathroom floor. :oops: i've always been curious about MM - the only tigi product i've tried is control freak.

    I am going to get in trouble! :cry:

    :plotting my strategy to get new product :twisted: :
  • BraziliancurlsBraziliancurls Posts: 231Registered Users
    susu wrote:
    *sigh* - now i'm going to have to run out and buy this... even though i have a whole row of conditioners sitting unopened on my bathroom floor. :oops: i've always been curious about MM - the only tigi product i've tried is control freak.

    I am going to get in trouble! :cry:

    :plotting my strategy to get new product :twisted: :

    EXACTLY!!
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  • BunnyBunny Posts: 93Registered Users
    Amneris wrote:
    Holla back!

    Yeah, this is in my rotation. I think Bunny uses it too and also vivasmom on her daughter.

    I love the slip it gives and I actually don't mind the scent though it's not my favourite. It's a good non-internet order choice! Glad you like it!


    I SURE DO! I've been using this for five years now! This is one of the few conditioners that has NEVER left my rotation! I wouldn't have known about it if my stylist hadn't recommended it... I rarely buy things that stylists try to sell to me, but I had just gotten my first curly cut, so I figured I should try some new things. Thank goodness -- I would have still been in a Pantene rut!!!!

    P.S. Hi to Vivasmom! Glad the conditioner is working so well on your daughter!

    P.P.S. If any of you have a store called Mastercuts near you, occassionally they'll have the liter on sale for $10 :shock: Also. Trade Secret's 2 for $24 Tigi liter sales are always in February and August!!!
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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    A new conditioner! Thanks Shygirl!
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  • curlycovrgirlcurlycovrgirl Posts: 153Registered Users
    Ok, I jumped on the bandwagon and went and bought this conditioner and I also love it. I like the smell too.
    There was a mastercuts in the mall that had the liter on sale for $12!

    thanks for posting about this! :D :D :D
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  • BunnyBunny Posts: 93Registered Users
    YES! Join the Moisture Maniac Revolution!!!!! :lol:
    My hair type: 3C in the lower back, 3C/4A everywhere else... tons of coils from pencil diameter to watchspring

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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    why did i even open the thread? the conditioner junkie strikes again! those ladies at ulta 3 need to give me stuff for free by now :!:

    update: so much for willpower...and i really like it!

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  • scksck Posts: 39Registered Users
    I used to LOVE this conditioner but they changed the formulation on me. It didn't work the same.

    Water (Aqua), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Acetamide MEA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetrimonium Bromide, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Stearyl Alcohol, Silk Amino Acids, D&C Orange 4, Fragrance (Parfum)



    This is the formulation that I like. I wonder if I can find it somewhere else.
  • ladykejladykej Posts: 54Registered Users
    I went out and bought some from Ulta, and so far so good! I conditioned with it and used it as a leave-in under the Curls lotion (no extra oil just to see how moisturizing it really is). So far I love the results...I'll see how 2nd and 3rd day hair looks in comparison to my regular Abba Nourishing + oil.

    And I love the scent! I'm really particular about smells on my head, but this one is nice and not too strong to me.

    Give it a try!!!
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  • ILuvCurlzILuvCurlz Posts: 169Registered Users
    Uh Oh.....I will be getting this ASAP!
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  • ILuvCurlzILuvCurlz Posts: 169Registered Users
    I am in serious need of moisture. I dont know what's going on with my hair lately.

    Anyway, has anyone tried the shampoo? Is it very moisturizing too?
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  • scksck Posts: 39Registered Users
    I found the shampoo very drying.
  • BunnyBunny Posts: 93Registered Users
    sck wrote:
    I found the shampoo very drying.

    Same here. I did like the BedHead Self Absorbed shampoo though. Very moisturizing.
    My hair type: 3C in the lower back, 3C/4A everywhere else... tons of coils from pencil diameter to watchspring

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  • ILuvCurlzILuvCurlz Posts: 169Registered Users
    Bunny wrote:
    sck wrote:
    I found the shampoo very drying.

    Same here. I did like the BedHead Self Absorbed shampoo though. Very moisturizing.

    Was the BedHead kind moisturizing enough for you to keep buying?
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  • BunnyBunny Posts: 93Registered Users
    ILuvCurlz wrote:
    Bunny wrote:
    sck wrote:
    I found the shampoo very drying.

    Same here. I did like the BedHead Self Absorbed shampoo though. Very moisturizing.

    Was the BedHead kind moisturizing enough for you to keep buying?

    You know, I did buy it more than once, but I've since switched to a non-sulfate shampoo. But now that you mention it... I wouldn't be opposed to buying it again!
    My hair type: 3C in the lower back, 3C/4A everywhere else... tons of coils from pencil diameter to watchspring

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  • ILuvCurlzILuvCurlz Posts: 169Registered Users
    Thanks! I think I'll be trying it soon!
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