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okyouwin 06-15-2013 05:45 PM

deep conditioner for wavies
 
Ok wavy ladies-could you please give me some recommendations for a deep conditioner? I'd like to get one to use about once or twice a month because I color my hair, Thanks!

wavyone 06-21-2013 09:59 AM

CJ
 
I like Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (strawberry).

Firefox7275 06-22-2013 09:22 AM

If you colour your hair is likely porous, coconut oil is amazing for porous or damaged hair as is hydrolysed protein. You can make your own deep conditioner from your regular conditioner, coconut oil, honey and/ or aloe vera gel.

Purplecurls17 06-23-2013 12:49 PM

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I use this stuff after straightening my hair. Attachment 36706
Little goes a long way for my hair. It has almond, coconut, and olive oil it and it makes my hair so soft!

okyouwin 06-23-2013 12:52 PM

Thanks for the ideas, ladies! Purplecurls, where did you find that dt?

Purplecurls17 06-23-2013 01:54 PM

I found it at Walgreens in the " multicultural" section. It has an A cone though,I wasn't sure If you were CG

okyouwin 06-23-2013 03:11 PM

I think since I've now been using a low sulphate shampoo I'm officially a modified CGer....

Purplecurls17 06-23-2013 05:38 PM

Then do it up :) I think it was two bucks for a packet and i used it three times before it was gone

gdmom5 06-28-2013 09:13 AM

I was advised by some other curlies here to use my fave com dish and just add some coconut oil, honey or veg glycerin. Honestly, that has worked for me and its cheap if you already have the stuff at home.

okyouwin 06-28-2013 11:57 AM

I WAS considering picking up some coconut oil and trying
some in conditioner for a dt. I'm even thinking of switching out my body lotion for coconut oil since it seems to have so many cones in it-that can't be good for my skin either. Thanks!

wavydaze 06-30-2013 11:13 PM

A popular conditioner is Generic Value P (ermmm I forget what the P stands for... Products?) Conditioning Balm (GVP CB in siggies) from Sally's. It's a Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm knockoff. You could certainly DT with it by adding olive and/or coconut oil and/or honey. Some even DT with it alone... depending on how much conditioning your hair needs. I tend to do pure extra virgin coconut oil DTs.

Firefox7275 07-01-2013 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by okyouwin (Post 2185437)
I WAS considering picking up some coconut oil and trying
some in conditioner for a dt. I'm even thinking of switching out my body lotion for coconut oil since it seems to have so many cones in it-that can't be good for my skin either. Thanks!

A product containing medical grade lanolin is the best lipid mix for the skin's horny layer, skin doesn't need the lauric acid in coconut oil, it can utilise the saturated fatty acids and cholesterol in lanolin and does well with the same emollients as hair (fatty alcohols, cationic surfactants). Any occlusives including silicones can have some benefit for skin simply by forming a barrier against harsh sulphate or other anionic surfactants in shower gel.

I went fully sulphate free a couple of years ago, my cuticles and lips are way happier without commercial toothpaste and commercial hand wash respectively.

SusieQin 07-01-2013 04:02 PM

Honey, Olive Oil, & Coconut Oil. My hair likes Honey over Glycerin.

A note about Coconut Oil.....

Coconut Oil has several properties to make it useful for just about everything (Hair, Skin, Medicinal Use, and Cooking). It is Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal, and offer free-radical-fighting antioxidants.

It helps other oils work more effectively like Vitamin E.

Quick Tip, Coconut Oil makes a great eye make up remove, it's also anti-inflammatory helping cark and puffy circles around the eyes.

I use a mix if Coconut Oil, Vit E, Olive Oil, & Lavender Essential Oil as my moisturizer whenever I wash my face. I also have unbelievably hard water.

In the shower I use a mix of Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Sugar, and Lemon Essential Oil as an exfoliant, shaving mix, and skin brightener. I don't have to use lotion on my legs after shaving or any added moisturizer.

It also makes a really awesome *magic* hard shell chocolate coating for ice cream and chocolate covered strawberries.... lol Just Sayin!

IAgal 07-03-2013 10:36 PM

i SOOO want to try coconut oil but it breaks me out badly where ever it gets a chance to touch my skin :( sigh...
no one else ever has this problem? must just be me!grr.

wavydaze 07-03-2013 11:53 PM

Yes coconut oil is comedogenic.

I keep it away from my face for this reason but have had no problems doing DTs (and using it on my legs!)

Firefox7275 07-04-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by IAgal (Post 2187218)
i SOOO want to try coconut oil but it breaks me out badly where ever it gets a chance to touch my skin :( sigh...
no one else ever has this problem? must just be me!grr.

Any small molecule fatty acid can be comedogenic, otherwise if you are using virgin coconut oil it might be 'contaminating' proteins that are causing the issue so a refined oil might be better. Otherwise you could try a different source of lauric acid - babassu oil, palm kernel oil, tucuma butter.

Try cutting sulphate surfactants out of your skincare routine because these are proven to thin and dehydrate the skin at concentrations as low as 1%. Instead use a shower gel that respects the skin's protective acid mantle/ beneficial skin flora (pH 4.5 to 5.5) and perhaps moisturise with a product containing medical grade lanolin.

Also review your diet so that it is as anti inflammatory and nutrient dense as possible (esp. oily fish). You'd be surprised how much you can strengthen your skin's barrier function with lifestyle modification. You need to be patient with this, it may well take a few weeks for product changes and nutrition combined to make a difference.

If the coconut oil doesn't break out your scalp and hands just keep your hair away from your skin. Do EVERYTHING upside down, cover your neck with saran wrap and shoulders with a hairstyling cape, apply the oil to the ends of the hair only and secure, pop on a shower cap, wash out the excess upside down.

IAgal 07-04-2013 02:14 PM

thanks, maybe if i'm more careful I could give coconut oil a go.

Purplecurls17 07-05-2013 11:13 PM

If you have good reactions to protein, I recommend the Shea Moisture Anti-Breakage Masque. It made my hair come back to life and wicked soft.I do have fine hair so if your hair is thick and course this might not work for you. Just wanted to add :D

Pookarina 07-06-2013 12:09 PM

I love coconut oil.
You can buy a jar of pure virgin coconut oil at trader joe's and it will cost you $6.
You can get the same thing at the market for $11-12

My hair loves it and so far my skin does too.
I also have gone totally off SLS things.
I do my face as I do my hair- I no poo and condish it with my deva stuff or whatever I am using. My facialist thinks it's fine and hasn't tried to make me buy her products, though I would if she recommended to.

My husband and I are both happy that we. Have kept our septic system balanced after a crisis last year which could have cost up to $15K

No SLS here.
I even use condish to launder my fragiles.
You get the knack after awhile and make friction and agitation do the real work.
People are WAY too hooked on suds, lather, and deodorizers.
I especially hate how scented products have to be to cover up the ingredients.
Laundry detergent, ugh! Use some VO5 or Suave, just as cheap.

And better for the environment.
If its bad for air or water would you put it on your hair and skin?
I don't want my skin or curls overly warmed or polluted.

okyouwin 07-06-2013 02:46 PM

OOOOH....I think I need to try that on my legs...and my ice cream!:happy7:


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