I've basically used quite a few of the conditioners she's used: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
, Pantene Relaxed and Natural
, Finesse Moisturizing
, Aveda Brilliant
. The ones that worked the best(for me) were the Hello Hydration
, and Aveda
I've also used Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine
and Curl & Shine
, Aussie Moist
, and other conditioners that were cone free. I found the Garnier and Aussie to have too soft a hold and the conditioners without cones had virtually no hold and left my hair dull and dry looking. It seems like the cones add hold and shine. Also, I don't do it exactly how she does it.
If I were to put conditioner in my hair like she does while it's soaking wet, even though it's not that long, it would take forever
to dry. So I let it dry most of the way, then
add the conditioner mixed with a tiny bit of water as a leave-in/styler. And yes, it does dry with a little bit of crunch, but once I move it a little it softens up and isn't DRY how it is with gels.
Gels dry my hair out something horrible no matter what leave-ins or conditioners I use. This technique lets me have some hold without damaging my hair.
Hope that helps.