Suave Naturals vs VO5 Moisture Milk

Which do you prefer? I am trying to give up Aussie Moist due to the silicone but I have yet to find anything to melt the tangles better for me. I cannot use the HE products either.

I felt that the VO5 was thicker and more moisturizing, but I disliked the propylene glycol in it.

Does anyone ever leave any of these conditioners in or do you always rinse them out?
4A, extremely fine, delicate and porous
Shampoo - Suave Naturals (only as needed)
Co-Wash - V05, Suave
DT - AO: WC, GPB, Swimmers, Blue Green Algae, HSR
Leave In - Giovanni 50/50
Moisturizer - conditioner, glycerin, H20, oils
Styler - not sure yet how or why? maybe Aussie Moist?
Ayurveda Staples - Amla, Brahmi, Nupur Henna
Whats wrong with propylene glycol?

I use the Vo5 conditioners because they have scents that I like and I find them more moisturizing than the suave. I may try that new shea butter one though. But what are the negatives of propylene glycol?
there are a lot of scare tactics surrounding propylene glycol. i think there are some post here from ncc who is an actual chemist.

i like both conditioners for cowashing
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I use to luv Vo5 Hair Milks as a co-wash but I switched & purchased the Suave Naturals one day (sale @ Rite-Aid) & I find I'm liking it much better than the Vo5...leaves my hair softer & much easier to detangle (so far so good)
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
I love Moisture Milks way better, especially as a leave in....
Niké (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
There is a silicone free Aussie Moist. I think it has a white cap and the one with silicone has a purple top...or it could be the other way.

Which do you prefer? I am trying to give up Aussie Moist due to the silicone but I have yet to find anything to melt the tangles better for me. I cannot use the HE products either.

I felt that the VO5 was thicker and more moisturizing, but I disliked the propylene glycol in it.

Does anyone ever leave any of these conditioners in or do you always rinse them out?
Originally Posted by Curly2day
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
There is a silicone free Aussie Moist. I think it has a white cap and the one with silicone has a purple top...or it could be the other way.

Which do you prefer? I am trying to give up Aussie Moist due to the silicone but I have yet to find anything to melt the tangles better for me. I cannot use the HE products either.

I felt that the VO5 was thicker and more moisturizing, but I disliked the propylene glycol in it.

Does anyone ever leave any of these conditioners in or do you always rinse them out?
Originally Posted by Curly2day
Originally Posted by Windflower
The purple pump/cap is a shampoo and the white one is a conditioner.
Vo5>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Suave.
Suave did NOTHING for me. Except for the Apple one, which I havent seen on the stores forever


Last relaxer: August 2008
Big Chop: December 2008/January 2009

Blog: Alice in Nappyland
I love the Suave Coconut Conditioner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3c/4a Hair
Last Relaxer: April 25, 2009
BC: December 20, 2009 right at almost 8 months!
Getting 2nd BC for my 5 yr anniversary
That is odd...oh...oops...maybe I am thinking of 3 Minute Miracle. There are two versions of that one because I almost bought the silicone free one.

There is a silicone free Aussie Moist. I think it has a white cap and the one with silicone has a purple top...or it could be the other way.

Which do you prefer? I am trying to give up Aussie Moist due to the silicone but I have yet to find anything to melt the tangles better for me. I cannot use the HE products either.

I felt that the VO5 was thicker and more moisturizing, but I disliked the propylene glycol in it.

Does anyone ever leave any of these conditioners in or do you always rinse them out?
Originally Posted by Curly2day
Originally Posted by Windflower
The purple pump/cap is a shampoo and the white one is a conditioner.
Originally Posted by beetle87
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Suave did nothing for my hair. Love VO5!
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
http://public.fotki.com/QVCDiva/
Whats wrong with propylene glycol?

I use the Vo5 conditioners because they have scents that I like and I find them more moisturizing than the suave. I may try that new shea butter one though. But what are the negatives of propylene glycol?
Originally Posted by CocoT
I have been trying to use more so called, 'natural' products but actually, PG in low concentrations within cosmetics, hair products etc. should be okay. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/propy...l-dangers.html There are many, many more articles regarding pros/cons of propylene glycol use.

Propylene glycol serves as humectant within hair care products such as conditioners. I have noticed over the years that my hair 'grows' ( I guess retains) like nobody's business when I use products that include this ingredient. The VO5 was definitely more moisturizing for me than the Suave also. Guess I just made my case for VO5. I tried it yesterday and it still doesn't detangle like Aussie Moist but it did a better job than Suave which I usually have to still follow with an Aussie Moist wash/rinse. I need to reduce the number of products that I use. Simplify!

Now, VO5 just doesn't seem rich enough to leave in alone though . . . I will try this next and report back.

Thanks!
4A, extremely fine, delicate and porous
Shampoo - Suave Naturals (only as needed)
Co-Wash - V05, Suave
DT - AO: WC, GPB, Swimmers, Blue Green Algae, HSR
Leave In - Giovanni 50/50
Moisturizer - conditioner, glycerin, H20, oils
Styler - not sure yet how or why? maybe Aussie Moist?
Ayurveda Staples - Amla, Brahmi, Nupur Henna
I used Vo5 passion fruit smoothie as a leave in a few days ago when I installed my micro twists and it made my hair feel nice underneath my gel. Not bad.
I use both for cowashing. Don't make me choose...LOL






I use VO5. I'm another that Suave did nothing for my hair. I always had to follow it with something else.
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
http://public.fotki.com/QVCDiva/
i like them both, but i only use them for co-washing.. and ive used other more moisturizing conditioners instead but this just is the best. Not too fond of the coconut scent everyone loves by Suave so i got strawberry. Suave is my favorite right now.

I dont feel like i can use them alone as my regular conditioner but as a cowash its loosens up my knots enough so that when i actually condition after they comb right out. & its light enough to cleanse with.. this is the reason i havent gone with fully natural products because as long as i co-wash this is the best bet.

A great cheap & moisturizing conditioner i like though is Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle.. i bought this for a co-wash but its TOO moisturizing, makes a great regular conditioner & its silicone free of course. I find that its texture is similar to that of Kinky Curly Knot Today & Tresemme Naturals (which is also a great cheap alternative)


I dont leave in any of these conditioners anymore because i dont like how they coat and sit on my hair instead of actually sinking in like oils and moisturizers do. I was leaving in the tresemme naturals for a minute though with great results. Id mix it w. a lil evoo..
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

I live in a dry area and try to avoid humectants, I prefer Sauve Coconut, I think its thicker as well, but both are $1 so you cant go wrong trying them both out.
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
Which do you prefer? I am trying to give up Aussie Moist due to the silicone but I have yet to find anything to melt the tangles better for me. I cannot use the HE products either.

I felt that the VO5 was thicker and more moisturizing, but I disliked the propylene glycol in it.

Does anyone ever leave any of these conditioners in or do you always rinse them out?
Originally Posted by Curly2day
Have you tried Tresemme Naturals or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Cream Conditioner ? Both are silicone free and are good detanglers..provide good slip. And I find the GF to be richer than Suave or VO5. The Tresemme... it's not super thick but it's a good consistency..not to thick or thin..and I don't know the stuff just works amazingly in my hair. People say it's almost as good as the Kinky Curly Knot Today stuff that is so popular and around the same consistency.

I have left both Suave Naturals and VO5 in my hair as leave ins before..they weren't horrible..but I just find they are better for rinse outs..to use as a co-wash basically and they work good as "combing conditoners" in the shower..just to work out tangles then rinse out.

But I will say the Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut is pretty awesome as a leave in and so is Suave Mountain Strawberry and the Wild Cherry.. I just don't use them that way anymore since I found GF and TN that I mentioned above.

Last edited by Marah Mizrahi; 06-02-2010 at 11:49 PM.
Have you tried Tresemme Naturals or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Cream Conditioner ? Both are silicone free and are good detanglers..provide good slip. And I find the GF to be richer than Suave or VO5. The Tresemme... it's not super thick but it's a good consistency..not to thick or thin..and I don't know the stuff just works amazingly in my hair. People say it's almost as good as the Kinky Curly Knot Today stuff that is so popular and around the same consistency.

I have left both Suave Naturals and VO5 in my hair as leave ins before..they weren't horrible..but I just find they are better for rinse outs..to use as a co-wash basically and they work good as "combing conditoners" in the shower..just to work out tangles then rinse out.

But I will say the Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut is pretty awesome as a leave in and so is Suave Mountain Strawberry and the Wild Cherry.. I just don't use them that way anymore since I found GF and TN that I mentioned above.
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
That tresemme naturals is amazingly awesome for some reason.. i bought it as a leave in, liked it better as a rinse out and randomly used it as a DT last time i straightened. O.M.G. my hair was SO soft and shiny! Idk what it is abt that stuff..

I agree about the suave, they arent really good as stand alone conditioners, better as combing conditioners & cowashes. I have the strawberry, Ive tried the tresemme as a cowash but im finding that i dont like more moisturizing or "better quality" conditioners as cowashes because my hair dosent feel "clean" so like it better as a regular conditioner. Its niceeeee
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

I like V05 over suave. I think it was the consistency of the suave that I didn't like. I also like the scents of the V05 better.

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