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conditioner as a curl creme alternative

lodylody Posts: 334Registered Users
I have a big issue finding CG styling products here in france. I've found a gel, but the ... "least bad" curl creme I've found has amodimethicone. I just thought of something though--I have found CG conditioners (we have the jar version of l'oreal vive pro nutri gloss or whatever that pink bottle you all are crazy about is, and this garnier ultra doux avocado and shea butter one). Would using one of these as a leave in be able to replace a curl creme in my styling routine? Or is it a very different kind of effect?
3a in Paris
I use:
Garnier Ultra Doux conditioners
High in glycerin conditioners
As much gel as possible
Testing out flax seed gel
Plopping, for around 30 minutes
Pixiecurl drying
Pineappling

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  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've had great results using my conditioner that way. I just use my regular conditioner and use it as a leave-in/curl cream. Then I put a dab of gel on top. I use about a tablespoon or more for my short not so thick hair. I love it.
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    lody wrote: »
    I have a big issue finding CG styling products here in france. I've found a gel, but the ... "least bad" curl creme I've found has amodimethicone. I just thought of something though--I have found CG conditioners (we have the jar version of l'oreal vive pro nutri gloss or whatever that pink bottle you all are crazy about is, and this garnier ultra doux avocado and shea butter one). Would using one of these as a leave in be able to replace a curl creme in my styling routine? Or is it a very different kind of effect?

    If you go to www.youtube.com and search under lazycurls, banjocurl has videos showing exactly this -- she uses Garnier Fructis conditioners as a leave-in and no other product and she has fabulous hair!
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  • lodylody Posts: 334Registered Users
    awesome! I might be able to go CG then :o well, if it works for me.
    slightly off (my own) topic :P she doesn't seem to be using the CG version of that fructis conditioner? I realllly wish fructis was CG, I used to use it fairly religiously and I would get SO many comments on how good my hair smelled, crazy stuff. Now I get pretty hair, and my boyfriend goes "eek, your hair doesn't smell so great" XD
    3a in Paris
    I use:
    Garnier Ultra Doux conditioners
    High in glycerin conditioners
    As much gel as possible
    Testing out flax seed gel
    Plopping, for around 30 minutes
    Pixiecurl drying
    Pineappling

  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    lody wrote: »
    awesome! I might be able to go CG then :o well, if it works for me.
    slightly off (my own) topic :P she doesn't seem to be using the CG version of that fructis conditioner? I realllly wish fructis was CG, I used to use it fairly religiously and I would get SO many comments on how good my hair smelled, crazy stuff. Now I get pretty hair, and my boyfriend goes "eek, your hair doesn't smell so great" XD

    This happens to me. I just spray my hair with either a body spray or perfume. Works like a charm.

    I occasionally use a conditioner as a curl cream. Mainly my GVP Conditioning Balm. You might be able to find Biolage Conditioning Balm over there...at least, I know mumofcurlygirl can find it in the UK...I assume it might be readily available in France, but you know what they say about assuming...

    Anyhow. I really like using a thicker conditioner as a curl cream. It's great stuff. It gives me a totally different look.

  • mom in francemom in france Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hey there!! I'm in France too and just starting out. I had a really hard time trying to find product. I'm using the nutri gloss stuff as a leave in. Where in France are you?