What are the best "cleansing conditioners" ?

i was/am considering Wen cleansing conditioner, but it has a cone in it and im not a fan. i might try it anyway, but until then what are some vegan friendly cleansing conditioners?

(if you dont know if theyre vegan just list em anyway, ill research it)

also, is there a way to MAKE your favorite conditioner a cleansing conditioner? i read a comment one user posted saying "add a bit of peppermint oil to conditioner" for the same effect Wen gives. Any knowledge about that?

help me out. i do shampoo occasionally but i hate shampooing. i just bought nourish spa shampoo from Trader Joe's. havent tried it, but i predict the same tangling issues that i usually get from shampoos. i will probably still shampoo every now and then, but a cleansing conditioner would be handy and better for my hair.

would mixing the shampoo and conditioner be a recipe for disaster? lol idk...
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Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.
The best I've used is Curl Junkie Daily Fix...actually cleans my scalp and hair and conditions at the same time. I can do it all in one step, no mixing or anything required.

Wen: Too expensive; had to use wayyyyy too much for it to only kind of work; hated the cough medicine smell (all three flavors I tried smelled like it); didn't really clean my hair; the pumps in the bottles didn't go all the way to the bottom (which makes it really difficult to get the product out at the end).

Conditioner w/baking soda: Works really good just don't use too much; in fact, it's best to dissolve the baking soda in water and then mix that with some conditioner...but that's too much work so I don't do it anymore; of course, there could be ph issues

Conditioner mixed with shampoo: I find that this works best when you use a a regular shampoo that isn't meant to be conditioning (for example, a clarifying shampoo like the clear suave clarifying). In this case you only need like a dime size amount of shampoo mixed into the amount of conditioner you use. I don't like mixing stuff so that's why I don't do this one either.

I would suggest adding an oil like peppermint or rosemary or tea tree, or mixing shampoo and conditioner like the other ladies mentioned, but about three weeks ago I was playing mixtress like i normally do, doctoring up the cleansing process and SOMETHING I added made my hair shed like crazy. It looked like i had five weeks worth of hair come out. Scared me straight, so I would say whatever you add to your mix, add ONE thing to it, not a few like i did. I also mixed conditioners that day. Probably shouldnt have done that either.
Hello fellow vegan!

Totally came out of lurking to recommend deva no-poo, so far it has been playing well with my 4a/b hair. It can buildup for me so I don't use it super frequently (twice a week tops) but it's still pretty good.

It has glycerin in it so if you're sensitive you may want to keep that in mind.
I alternate between DevaCurl No Poo and Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner. Those are my top two and staples. They are not drying. I can tell that my hair feels cleansed. Pleasent smell.

I got my DevaCurlf rom Target on clearance, I don't think they carry it anymore. But you can get both from Aveyou.com and they have coupon codes, and cheap FAST shipping.
I just use cheap regular conditioner on Julia.. White Rain. It works well in her hair.

I want to get a "low poo"for myself though..
I recommend DevaCurl No-Poo also.. I didn't experience build up but I only used it once a week.
Another vote for CJ Daily Fix. It cleanses your hair and leaves it conditioned. No biuldup or tacky feeling. Just soft, clean hair.
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HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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CJ Daily Fix.
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Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.
Originally Posted by PinkllSugar
The big 32 bottle is normally out of stock on the CJ site and its $46 plus shipping.

You can go to AveYou.com and get three 12oz bottles for a total of 36oz, for $57, plus a 15% discount, $1 shipping. You can google for coupon codes. I tried it and the total was $49 INCLUDING shipping, for 4oz more product. YEP!

Absolute holy grail, I WON'T be without it!!! And I dont even need conditioner afterwards. Also, you get the most benefit when you apply some, work it through, then run your hair under the water, then work it through some more-- this 'lathers' it. Lather isnt the right word... but work it through after you add water to it. Excellent!!!
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Last edited by AllieCat0817; 06-21-2011 at 09:31 AM.
I have never tried CJ daily fix, but it seems like I may have too. I like Darcy Botanical Curl Cleansing Cream
Hair type-BC: 2/2011-mix of kinks+ coils
Wash-Bobeam Poo bars, As I Am Cleansing Pudding and Coconut Cowash cleansing condish
LI/RO-Curl Junkie rehab, Shescentit Avocado condish, Oyin Hair dew
DT-KBB Luscious Locks, Curl Junkie ANYthing, Shescentit Avocado condish
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Sealant- Castor, sweet almond oil,Hairveda Vegetal soya oil KBB hair cream
Will try any CG product at least once.
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Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner
Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner | Curl Junkie | Curly Hair Products | Styling Products

I really LOVE this stuff! I plan on buying the big bottle as soon as they have another sale.
Originally Posted by PinkllSugar
The big 32 bottle is normally out of stock on the CJ site and its $46 plus shipping.

You can go to AveYou.com and get three 12oz bottles for a total of 36oz, for $57, plus a 15% discount, $1 shipping. You can google for coupon codes. I tried it and the total was $49 INCLUDING shipping, for 4oz more product. YEP!

Absolute holy grail, I WON'T be without it!!! And I dont even need conditioner afterwards. Also, you get the most benefit when you apply some, work it through, then run your hair under the water, then work it through some more-- this 'lathers' it. Lather isnt the right word... but work it through after you add water to it. Excellent!!!
Originally Posted by AllieCat0817

I love you so much for this!
Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread ). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?
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My Arsenal:
Shampoo: Waiting on SM African Black soap shampoo to makes its way to me...
Conditioner(s): CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
Treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me!
Oil: Apricot Kernel Oil
Stylers: CD Loc Butter for twists, CJAF, CJCQ (haven't figured out how to work this though...)
Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread ). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?
Originally Posted by Tuchie09
I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL
Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread ). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?
Originally Posted by Tuchie09
I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?
Curly in Okinawa, Japan where only the toughest curls can stand up to this heat and humidity.

My Arsenal:
Shampoo: Waiting on SM African Black soap shampoo to makes its way to me...
Conditioner(s): CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
Treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me!
Oil: Apricot Kernel Oil
Stylers: CD Loc Butter for twists, CJAF, CJCQ (haven't figured out how to work this though...)
Question for the ladies who use Curl Fix (since seems to have turned into a CJCF thread ). Is it efficient enough to use as your only shampoo, or do you still need to incorporate a regular shampoo in your routine?
Originally Posted by Tuchie09
I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?
Originally Posted by Tuchie09

Yes, I could probably get away without it but my hair still feels a bit rough after I rinse it out. Not tangly and dry but just not smooth if you know what I mean.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL

I assume you mean the Daily Fix right? Curl Fix is something different.

I found this shampoo to clean well but even more: it helped me scale back on my use of cones or condishes/leave-ins/moisturizers with heavy butters to make up for the shampoo like I did before.

Conditioners I considered "light" before are now more than enough on the rinse out when I shampoo with DF.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
lol Yes I do mean Daily Fix. So you still use a RO conditioner with the DF?
Originally Posted by Tuchie09

Yes, I could probably get away without it but my hair still feels a bit rough after I rinse it out. Not tangly and dry but just not smooth if you know what I mean.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
+1 That's why I prefer Blended beauty cleansing conditioner. Leaves my hair feeling like silk. It's just too darn expensive!
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Sometimes I make my own cleansing conditioner using 5% btms 5% coconut oil, 90% water

Other times I use Kinky Curly Knot Today

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