Cone free drugstore conditioners?

I recently switched back to Dove conditioner, an old favorite of mine, because I couldn't afford the nicer, no cone conditioners anymore (I'm in college - money got really tight towards the end of the semester). After experiencing one disappointment when I opened it up to find they had changed the smell, I got another when my hair started feeling, for lack of a better word, waxy. It felt coated in some kind of waxy gunk. I may be making cones my scapegoat for some other problem, but dimethicone is the third ingredient on the Dove Intensive Repair conditioner.

Anyone know of any relatively inexpensive no-cone conditioners? I didn't notice any on the Garnier Triple Nutrition label, but I absolutely loathe the smell of Garnier, so I'd prefer to not use it unless I have no other choices.

Thanks so much!
Have you tried Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture?
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Last edited by Suburbanbushbabe; 12-05-2010 at 08:45 PM.
You can try Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut conditioner. It's under $2.
I recently switched back to Dove conditioner, an old favorite of mine, because I couldn't afford the nicer, no cone conditioners anymore (I'm in college - money got really tight towards the end of the semester). After experiencing one disappointment when I opened it up to find they had changed the smell, I got another when my hair started feeling, for lack of a better word, waxy. It felt coated in some kind of waxy gunk. I may be making cones my scapegoat for some other problem, but dimethicone is the third ingredient on the Dove Intensive Repair conditioner.

Anyone know of any relatively inexpensive no-cone conditioners? I didn't notice any on the Garnier Triple Nutrition label, but I absolutely loathe the smell of Garnier, so I'd prefer to not use it unless I have no other choices.

Thanks so much!
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TRESEMME NATURALS MOISTURE!!!! I get a HUGE bottle that's like 30 oz (I think), for like $5! And it moisturizes SO well!
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Rotation:

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Cond. (any)
Rinse Out: Tresemee Naturals Moisture
DC: GVP Cond. Balm, SM DC, & EVOO
Leave in: SM Conditioning Milk
Sealant: EVOO Or Whipped Shea
Gel: SM Curl Souffle

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I'm also a college student! I'm actually supposed to be studying for my chem final right now but... You know how that goes.

I highly recommend conditioners from Suave Naturals and VO5 Naturals. They're under $2 and work perfectly for a co-wash. If you're looking for a 'cone free gel, try LA Looks. It's $3 for a 10 years supply.

I'm sure you already know this, but be sure to clarify really well to get the 'cones out before co-washing.

Good luck! Let me know what you end up using.

Last edited by Saila; 12-12-2010 at 10:12 PM.
-Nature's Gate
-Sally's generic value Matrix biolage conditioning balm
-Yes to Cucumbers/Tomatoes
-Sally's Salon Care (1 gallon for under $10)**I've used this as a co-wash, leave-in, rinse out and a deep treatment (by adding oil, aloe vera gel and honey)-I use the honey almond one and it works great.
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V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing condish is cone-free.
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Poo: Mehandi Zizyphus Spina Christi and Juniper Shampoo Bar
Co-wash/Detangler/Leave-in: V05, Giovanni SAS, Tresemme Naturals, Suave Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Aussie Moist
DC: henna, AOHR, AOWC, Yes to Carrots, DevaOne
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum, and have been devouring all the info I can before attempting to go CG!

Are any of the Suave Naturals conditioners OK to use, or does it have to be the Coconut one? I just got back from Target, and all they had was the Strawberry one.

Thanks!
Strawberry is fine! I am not sure about all of them, but aloe is good too.

I usually look up product ingredients on drugstore.com.
Thanks so much, Saila! What a great idea, too, to look up product ingredients on drugstore.com.

I've learned so much just from the past few days of obsessively reading posts here! What a wealth of great info!
Suave humectant (old formulation in white bottle) is GREAT! For a rinse out you should definitely try Garnier Fructis' Triple Nutrition (~$5 at wally world) . I have the TreSemmes mentioned above but after time they started drying my hair out. Right now I use Lustrasilk's Shea Butter/Mango Cholesterol as my DT and Leave-in---that's around two bucks for 20oz. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship and None of Your Frizzness are great but have bis-aminopropyl-dimethicone. I'm modified cg and have found these do NOT build up at all on my hair. They're also around $5 bucks. Happy hunting!
Low-Poo: Hairveda's Shampoo Bar
Co- Wash: Suave Professionals
Rinse-out Conditioners: HE LTR , GF Triple Nutrition, Lustrasilk Shea/Mango Cholesterol
Deep Conditioner: Lustrasilk S/M Cholesterol + honey, EVOO, coconut oil

Moisturizers:
Hairveda's 3-n-1 Creme & Blended Beauty's Curl Styling Lotion


Suave Humectant Is Magic!!!!
Thanks for the great suggestions!
Make sure to get the old formulation of humectant because the new one has dimethicone in it
Low-Poo: Hairveda's Shampoo Bar
Co- Wash: Suave Professionals
Rinse-out Conditioners: HE LTR , GF Triple Nutrition, Lustrasilk Shea/Mango Cholesterol
Deep Conditioner: Lustrasilk S/M Cholesterol + honey, EVOO, coconut oil

Moisturizers:
Hairveda's 3-n-1 Creme & Blended Beauty's Curl Styling Lotion


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