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Old 03-26-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
 
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Exclamation Best Cheap Moisturizing products for 4b Hair?

what do you think is the best cheap:
conditoner giving most slip and detangling help?
moisturizer?
leave in?
oil?

for 4b hair..im gettin tired of just the conditoner and water routine and my hair dries out after about an hour of bieng mousturized.
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Have you checked out the haircare guide listed at the top of the 4b thread? I have found that the cheapest moisturizers are not often the best ones for our hair. If you want something local and reasonably priced, you can find 100% pure and unrefined shea butter at a local african/carribean shop and whip it with your favorite oils. If you happen to be in a major city like NY, Chicago, DC, VA area, ATL, Houston, let us know since we have members there who could probably give you information on local places to find staple products. Also, make sure you are sealing your moisturizers (conditioners etc.) with oil or shea butter so that the moisture will stay in your hair.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
 
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I've found that when I mix distilled water (.50 at your local store) and Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil (2.50 online or at local beauty supplies or Walgreens) in a spray bottle, my hair is really moisturized and sealed until I'm ready to shampoo.

Give it a try! HTH!

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Old 03-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #4
 
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I like the Vo5 Milk conditioners. For moisture I like Organic's Shea Butter Plus... But honestly my staple products are Kinky Curly and Oyins... I bought a jar of coconut oil and it seems to be keeping my hair moisturized so far. My hair doesn't really like oils so but I think this one might be a keeper...
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
 
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I would suggest you just try out different things and see what works, I big chopped in January and that's what I've been doing. Some things that were working for me in the beginning don't anymore... It can get frustrating though but I try to keep it as simple as I can. And if you have extra money I suggest buying an all natural line or going to a health food store and buying ingredients to make your own products...
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Try mixing a little oil and/or honey in your conditioner. Or shea butter and oil. Or scrunch a little shea butter on your ends before or after conditioning.
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what do you think is the best cheap:
conditoner giving most slip and detangling help?
moisturizer?
leave in?
oil?
If you live in a state that has Trader Joe's than you should try their [B]Nourish Spa conditioner[/B]. For extra moisture you could try adding honey, molasses, or conditioning ayurvedic powders.

for moisture i use raw shea butter and castor oil. castor oil is a humectant that attracts moisture so its good if you live in a humid area. its really thick and heavy so if you have fine hair i wouldn't use it.
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hmm thanks ladies
yall are realllyy helpful!
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I hate when my hair dries out too. Mixing a heavier oil with your leave in conditioner or regular conditioner and some glycerine is working well for me now.
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Lightbulb Glycerin and Water Spritz

For me oils do not "moisturize" my hair. They coat it and can help retain moisture but if my hair is dry then oils don't help at all. Water and glycerin have been my HG of moisturizers. A bottle of Africare 100% Vegetable Glycerin runs me about $4.00 at the local beauty supply store.

I mix it with equal parts water and add a couple of splashes of olive oil. I havenít suffered from dry hair since I started using it.

Note: Kinky Curly products do not mix with glycerin, it can leave white sticky stuff all over your hair.
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cayisha, glycerin and water are my HG, too, for moisturizing.
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cayisha, glycerin and water are my HG, too, for moisturizing.
I wish I could find a bigger bottle of it. One bottle lasts me two/three weeks depending on how much I'm spraying my hair.
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cayisha, glycerin and water are my HG, too, for moisturizing.
I wish I could find a bigger bottle of it. One bottle lasts me two/three weeks depending on how much I'm spraying my hair.
I found an 8 oz bottle locally. They had maybe a 16 oz size too but my limited funds could only handle the 8 oz one right now.
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cayisha, glycerin and water are my HG, too, for moisturizing.
I wish I could find a bigger bottle of it. One bottle lasts me two/three weeks depending on how much I'm spraying my hair.
I found an 8 oz bottle locally. They had maybe a 16 oz size too but my limited funds could only handle the 8 oz one right now.
My bottle is 8.5 oz and it was hard for me to find it. Only one out of 10 local beauty supply stores sell it. The website only shows that size. Oh well.
http://www.cococare.com/africare.php?hid=298
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My bottle is 8.5 oz and it was hard for me to find it. Only one out of 10 local beauty supply stores sell it. The website only shows that size. Oh well.
http://www.cococare.com/africare.php?hid=298
My first bottle, I got off eBay from a company that was in state and it was only 4 oz, so I was happy when I found the 8 ozer. The bottle I picked up locally, I got at a health food store. So, you might try a health food store in your area.

Almost forgot to add that texasnaturalsupply has it available in 1/2 gallon and up sizes. That's where I'm planning to get it the next time I need some.
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If you live near a Trader Joes the Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner are great and cheap at like $3.00 a bottle
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Through the boards I learned about HE Hydralicious. I'm not following CG so I'm not sure if there are offensive ingredients in there, but HE Hydralicious is really really good. The best cowash I've had thus far.
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Through the boards I learned about HE Hydralicious. I'm not following CG so I'm not sure if there are offensive ingredients in there, but HE Hydralicious is really really good. The best cowash I've had thus far.
HE Hydralicious Conditioner has been the truth for my 4b hair! Love it!!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #19
 
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I found a 16oz bottle of veggie glycerin really easy at Super Supplements (or any vitamin/heath store, that's what the one near me is called). Apparently it has other properties for internal use and the store clerk said it can also be used as a sweetener. I think I'll stick to sugar, but good to know.
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GVP conditioning balm from Sally's Beauty Supply..it is the generic version of the Biolage conditioning balm..i use this a leave in conditioner mixed with a little bit of castor oil and a squirt of coconut anti breakage serum this leaves my hair moisturized in the winter and spring ..in the summer i use jojoba gel (recipe found on youtube.com) for the summer.
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