Is Herbal Essence a good choice?

A few months ago I switched to Aussie's miraculously shampoo because that's what my family bought. It did seem to calm my frizz a little (which I've had my whole life and my mother has), but my hair was still frizzy and was now falling flat and getting oily faster. I still use their conditioner right now until I can find something better, but I switched to Herbal Essence body envy volume shampoo (which seemed to actually clean my scalp more than Aussie)
However, I still have frizz and my hair is very wavy and curly when it's wet. I stopped using normal towels to dry my hair and I'm minimizing combing. That's helping with the frizz but my hair is still kinda frizzy and it loses waves and curls as it dries.
Many oils seem to weigh down my hair (ex. the jojoba oil in the Aussie), but I know I need some. I just don't know what
After looking on both Aussie's and Herbal Essence's websites, the products (specifically Aussie's) are meant for straight hair. The main thing I'm looking for is curl and wave definition. A little frizz doesn't bother me so much.
Herbal Essence has a variety of products for curly and wavy hair. Should I try their tousle me softly and totally twisted lines? What products and oils should I try?
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")

Last edited by Tigryonak; 04-07-2015 at 10:21 AM.
Are you CG?
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

Are you CG?
Originally Posted by asianrunner
I still don't really understand CG
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")
Typically that means you use no products with silicones or shampoos with sulfates (though some do use at least low poo cleansers with a surficant. ) minimal combing and no brushing. Air or diffuse dry. Following the Curly Girl method. That's a nutshell version but the main principles.
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I have been air drying my whole life (parents always told me blowdryers only cause frizz), and I've been minimizing combing recently which seems to make my hair thicker and give it more volume. I also stopped using towels and switched to microfiber towels (or cotton t-shirts). I just don't know what conditioners or shampoos to use. I usually have to wash my hair every 2-3 days because my scalp gets oily, but I'm looking for better products to combat frizz and promote curls/waves.
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")
You need to avoid silicones. For me at
Least it makes my hair look oilier (some do).
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I've been researching silicones for a few hours now and I now know there are water-soluble cones. Would using these (and a clarifying shampoo/low-poo not sure still reading about these ) make a difference?

I found a conditioner called "PlayCurl Curl Amplifying Conditioner" from Ouidad, but it has dimethicone PEG-8
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")
Water soluble should be fine. Everyone is different. For me I have had no trouble with them.
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
Thank you! ^_^
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")
Hey. First of all, I found personally that cutting sulfates out made the biggest difference for my hair. I'd really recommend looking for a good sulfate free shampoo or cleansing conditioner to start, there are tons mentioned on the boards if you do a search. We typically use sulfates to remove silicones, but a cleanser with the ingredient coco betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine will remove them just fine if you want to use silicone products. The second thing that made the biggest difference for me was using gel, which I'd never tried in my life till a couple years ago. That, combined with using a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer, will help your curls keep their definition without frizzing or poofing out. I never used a dryer before I tried gel, because it caused insane frizz, but the gel makes all the difference.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
I'm really considering using products completely without silicones (so then I won't be using sulfate shampoos), and from here on it's probably just gonna be a lot of experimentation until I find things that work for me. I also wanna try light gels or mousses but I don't know what to look for.
I've heard humectants are good for hair, but I live on the coast of Georgia which is a constantly humid place (except for maybe freezing winter days). Is it best to just avoid humectants altogether?
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")
I've never spent much time in high humidity, but I believe people living in those kinds of dews often use a hard hold gel like Biosilk rock hard gelee or LA sport. Also some research on anti-humectant products might help, those could help to prevent your curls from expanding and frizzing in all the moisture. Target usually has a whole section full of stylers"for curls, you could always take a look there and search for any you like the sound of on the boards. You're right that it takes a bit of work to learn what kind of things your hair likes. I'd also suggest some reading on hair properties, porosity and strand thickness in particular, since you can then keep a look out for the products loved by users with hair similar to your's.
2c/3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50, Live Clean green earth
Co-wash: down under naturals, tresume naturals
R O: Tresume Naturals
L I: KCKT
Stylers: cjccccl, cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Herbal Essences shampoos, no matter how they are marketed, usually contain drying sulfates, which I suspect is the main cause of your frizz. Try using a shampoo with a milder cleanser such as cocamidopropyl betaine. A good one available at the drugstore that I love is L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing shampoo.
2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

CG since 10/12
The only product from Herbal Essences that I've tried is the Hello Hydration conditioner (the blue one with coconut oil). It was pretty good but it does have dimethicone in it so I've stopped using that one.
Yeah I've just switched to Suave Naturals wild cherry blossom conditioner. It works pretty well to reduce static-type frizz in my hair but my hair still frizzes. It doesn't bother me so much, but it does feel better. I still need to find a good shampoo but one step at a time
Porosity: low/normal
Elasticity: normal/high
Density: medium
Width: mostly fine
Length: long (22"-24")

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