white residue

i love the way my hair feels leaving the conditioner in, but i always get a wierd white residue after i plop and put in my gel. its not like...globs, its more like little white flakes of conditioner coating. is there any way to avoid this?
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hair type: 3c/4a, naturally super soft, and really prone to frizz.


i heart naturally curly hair!
dilute with water or get another conditioner
4a hair. MOD CG routine.

Present Loves
-Back on the (rajasthani) henna train! My hair is so much better now.
-KBB hair butter mixed with Hairveda Cocasta oil
-Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent
yeah, some gels and conditioners dont mix well and will either leave white residue or white hair boogers. what conditioner do you use?
i was using suave naturals in ocean breeze, but i'm switching back to v05 fresia; suave wasn't moisturizing enough for me. i havent tried plopping or leaving v05 on, so i'll see how it goes in the morning...
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hair type: 3c/4a, naturally super soft, and really prone to frizz.


i heart naturally curly hair!
This is the most frustrating thing ever. I love the weight that it gives, but I look like Fredrick Douglas (or any grey-haired person you may know) for hours! I end up putting the product in at night(sometimes lighly wetting, adding product, then putting on shower cap), then reweting with a spray bottle and adding gel in the morning. Eluence works pretty well, and when my hair is cleaner the grayness seems to disapear faster.
I have a similar issue. Could it be the build up from cones in the products, maybe?
Confusion in the front/4a in the back and around the sides
Transitioning Natural since March 2005
Complete natural (Last of permed hair trimmed out) May 2008 (1 1/2 inches left)

Regimen:
Co-Wash: (Anything on hand atm)
Leave ins: Aussie Moist
Shampoo: Aussie Moist (only if I end up using gel or something out of the ordinary)
Keeping it krazy simple

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Pw: krazyk
It sounds like the two products are clashing. One of them has to be replaced.

Before applying any product combo to your hair, test it in your hand. If the mixture looks like cottage cheese, it will do the same thing in your hair.

HTH
Classic Type 4A
Coarse Texture
Cone, Aloe, and Glycerin Sensitive
Recovering Product Junkie

PRE SHAMPOO TREATMENT– Coconut Oil + Magick Botanicals Oil-Free Conditioner
SHAMPOO – Sof’nFree GroHealthy Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo (Monthly)
CONDITIONER – Magick Botanicals Oil-Free Conditioner CoWash
LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER – Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Shea Butter Leave-in (Curly to Kinky)
SEALANT– Homemade Natural Butter Mix

Last edited by Jip; 08-29-2008 at 09:06 AM. Reason: added more info
yeah i tried replacing my conditioner and it didn't work! i have a feeling i just need to start rinsing out conditioner so it doesn't create flakes after i plop. thanks!
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hair type: 3c/4a, naturally super soft, and really prone to frizz.


i heart naturally curly hair!
yeah i tried replacing my conditioner and it didn't work! i have a feeling i just need to start rinsing out conditioner so it doesn't create flakes after i plop. thanks!
Originally Posted by dancerxot
Not necessarily. My hair also has a sort of film on it if I leave in a V05 or Suave conditioner (but not flakes), but it loves having Elucence conditioner left in it. Go figure. When was the last time you clarified your hair? What type of gel are you using? Like others have said, some conditioners just don't pair well with certian gels, and vice versa.
4A - dense, medium strands - APL/BSL - 3+ years natural!

YAY!: GF Triple Nutrition Conditioner, YTCu Color Care Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, LOTD AV Gel, EVCO, JCN&S, KCCC, buns and updos!
I had this happen to me this week and I didn't know what to do! I had just clarified and deep conditioned so I don't think it was product build up. And I used the same products in the same sequence so...WTH?? I tried to pick the white specks out but they were everywhere.

So should I switch up products?
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Leave-in: Sheamoisture or Giovanni
Gel: Fantasia and Aloe vera gel
Then I plop
I need and want help to take proper care of my curls.
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i clarified like a week or two ago and here are my products.

condish: V05 free me fresia
gel: fantasia IC gel with sparklites.
leave in: hollywood beauty olive oil creme hairdress.

i apply my leave in at night; so most of it is rinsed out before i even cowash in the morning. i do a thorough rinse of my hair, almost washing it with water, then add conditioner and such.
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hair type: 3c/4a, naturally super soft, and really prone to frizz.


i heart naturally curly hair!
i clarified like a week or two ago and here are my products.

condish: V05 free me fresia
gel: fantasia IC gel with sparklites.
leave in: hollywood beauty olive oil creme hairdress.

i apply my leave in at night; so most of it is rinsed out before i even cowash in the morning. i do a thorough rinse of my hair, almost washing it with water, then add conditioner and such.
Originally Posted by dancerxot
I've never tried the Hollywood Beauty products, but maybe the leave-in just doesn't react well with the gel. Fantasia gel is pretty compatible with most products I've used, though. You might just have to keep experimenting to find a product combo that works for you.
4A - dense, medium strands - APL/BSL - 3+ years natural!

YAY!: GF Triple Nutrition Conditioner, YTCu Color Care Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, LOTD AV Gel, EVCO, JCN&S, KCCC, buns and updos!
I'm having this same issue...as far as finding white flakes after leaving NON leave-in conditioner in your hair after washing. I see SO many YouTube videos of girls doing wash and go's using such conditioners as Suave Naturals, Aussie Moist, etc., as their leave-in and they never have ANY white residue. Boggles my mind!
I diffuse my hair on warm for 5 minutes than on cool and no more white boogers


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I seem to get the same problem while using Shea Moisture products. Last night i twisted my hair before bed with Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner and their curl and style milk and the next morning I had white stuff in my hair. This isn't the first time i've had this experience with their products, the first time it was the curl enhancing smoothie and every time i used it I was left with curls and white flakes.
4b/4c, low porosity
Products I use & love:
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Cream
Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Moisturizing Conditioner
Alberto Vo5 Moisture Milks Conditioner: Passion Fruit Smoothie
Alberto Vo5 Tea Therapy Chamomile Tea Nourishing Conditioner
Curls Unleashed Sulfate Free Shampoo & Leave-In Conditioner
Oils: Coconut

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