Leave in condish or not?

curlyfrancurlyfran Registered Users Posts: 25
I have been CG for about 6 weeks but have only been using VO5 and BRHG. I do not have defined curls and the ends are fuzzy so I ordered CK and CJ deep treatment but I may need a leave in conditioner. Do most of you use a leave in?
I have 3B hair and it is extremely thick.


  • Aries_jbAries_jb Registered Users Posts: 1,556
    My hair is 3b also and not very thick at all, and I do use a leave-in. I stopped using a leave-in when I first when on CG and found that my hair just wasn't looking as good.
    3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.
  • one way streetone way street Registered Users Posts: 772
    I use a leave in, I just use my reg conditioner. VO5 is not that moisturizing, so you would want to leave some in, that helps me with fuzzy ends.
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
    Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • jcejce Registered Users Posts: 512 Curl Connoisseur
    I get fuzzy all over without a leave-in! Right now I'm using Abba Nourishing leave-in and sometimes I use Suave Coconut cond. as a leave-in. And I use one every day, no matter what sort of rinse out I use.
    3b/c normally, 3a/b in the winter

  • Gemini13Gemini13 Registered Users Posts: 5,000
    My hair doesn't normally respond well to leave-ins, but lots of the women here use one.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • curlyfrancurlyfran Registered Users Posts: 25
    Thank you for the help. I will try a leave in and let you know how it works.
  • LadyCurlyLocksLadyCurlyLocks Registered Users Posts: 341
    Let us know! I was going to add that if I don't use a leave-in (usually just a pea-size drop of my normal condish) under my BRHG, I get less defined curls and even a bit of frizz sometimes. Curls are also crunchy and I can't get the crunch to scrunch out. Found that out one day when I was in a hurry and forgot to do the leave-in :? HTH
    3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
  • BrioBrio Registered Users Posts: 1,432
    I normally don't use a leave-in, either, and I usually rinse the majority of my conditioner out.
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Registered Users Posts: 2,369
    I don't know why I don't leave in my conditioner. I leave in coconut oil. I think it's because I read on a long hair site that she believes the only thing after washing that the hair needs is oil. So I just naturally rinse out my conditioner.
    3b-3c CG
  • KurlyPinkKurlyPink Registered Users Posts: 38
    I have been having some bad hair days so I tried something different - honey! i put a few drops in my conditioner and then a drop in my leave in which is Jessicurls [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]aloeba[/buylink]. Then I didn't use any gel, just boots curl creme and I'm having the best hair day that I've had in a long time. I think the gel was really weighing down my hair.

    So yay for honey in my leave in!

    I found that a leave in - even a tiny bit, makes a big difference to lessen the scrunchiness as well.
    2c/mostly 3a/some 3b, strawberry blonde, long
    Aussi moist conditioner, John Freida Frizz-ease curl gel, Boots curl creme, solid coconut oil, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls aloeba conditioner, lavender oil spritz

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