Leave-in Ingredient Check--Please Vote

My favorite leave-in caused build-up (contained lanolin). I am looking for a good drugstore leave-in moisturizing lotion. Can you help me out?

Any suggestions for a light, non-greasy, non-heavy silicone, non-lanolin, non-petrochemical, and easily absorbed product are welcomed (and no Elucence....it just sits on my hair and does nothing LOL).

My hair thanks you!

Product 1:
Olus Oil Blend , Beta Carotene Blend , Water , Emulsifying Wax NF , Cetyl Alcohol , PEG Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Castor Oil , Safflower Oil , Isopropyl Myristate , Horsetail Grass , Chaparral , Coltsfoot , Horse Chestnut , Meadow Sweet , Red Clover , Allantoin , Vitamin A , Panthenol , Niacin , Propylene Glycol, Fragrance , DMDM Hydantoin , D&C No. 33

Product 2:
Water Aqua , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Cetyl Alcohol , Polyquaternium-11 , Stearalkonium Chloride , Dimethicone , Methylparaben , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Fragrance Parfum , Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride , Simethicone , Red 40 CI 16035
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would have said Product 1 except for the emulsifying wax at #3 in the list that suggests future build-up. Product 2 has a non-water soluble silicone.

    As far as suggestions, I just tried Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana leave-in (fine) and have been raving about it ever since. Also [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl Too shea[/buylink], but haven't used it as a leave-in as yet.
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  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    Emulsifying Wax NF doesn't buildup. Ironically, it isn't a wax when it has the NF but a combination of cetearyl alcohol and polysorbate 60 already in a stable emulsion without the need for secondary emulsifiers. Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty (moisturizing alcohol).

    But the castor oil and isopropyl myristate do concern me for buildup in the first one, as does the dimethicone in the 2nd (but less so).

    I'd vote for the 2nd one unless you know your hair *loves* oils a lot.
    2b w/ some 3a
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  • SYBSYB Posts: 305Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would have to say neither. Curl Junkie's Hibiscus and Banana Leave-Ins are the most popular one's going.
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    Products in my current regime: Nioxin Scalp Therapy Shampoo, ORS Replenishing Pak, Curls Whipped Cream, Curls Souffle, Curls Spiral Curls Cream, Curls Milkshake, Curls Quenched, BB(Bonner Brothers) Growth Lotion
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    Thanks curlies.

    I tried the CJ products but they "sit" on my hair and do not sink in at all. My strands are fine and not very porous so it needs a light liquid/clear lotion type of product that can penetrate my strands. Even Giovanni which is a lotion type did not penetrate my hair. And Curls dried my hair awfully.

    I am not sure that I am even going to try the above. Now that I think about it, they may be too heavy. I am trying to find the original JML Cactus leave-in. That may work for my hair. The newer version did nothing because it was too creamy.

    I just have weird hair…..

    Thanks for the tip about the emulsifying wax, LB. I did not know that.
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