Leaving Conditioner in hair?

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I am kind of new to natural hair and I am learning each day better ways to take care of my hair. I am having trouble moisterizing my hair so I started to experiment with my hair. I want to see if my hair would stay moisterized if I tired leaving conditioner in my hair and sealing with oil. I only did to the front just to test it and so far it feels good and my coil are popping out. Better than it has in a long time. But, I was just wondering if there were any bad effects to leaving conditioner in your hair? I've always rinsed it out since my the bottle said so. Also, is leaving only conditioner and oil enough moisture for my hair or does it depend on what it needs?
I think that it has to do with the conditioner. I only leave CG friendly conditioners in my hair such as Afroveda's Holy Basil Conditioner. There are no bad effects to leaving conditioner and sealing with oil. However, I would decrease the frequency in applying it after your hair has reached an acceptable moisture retention level. This method could prove to enough moisture for your hair, but your must monitor your hair. At some point it may or may not be enough, and thus you'd have to try something else. Learn to read your hair and you'll see it flourish. HTH!
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I used to use conditioners and even dc's as leave ins when I first started my hair journey and it definitely helped me overcome my dryness issues.

I did have some issues with build up and itchy scalp eventually because I was only cowashing and didn't clarify regularly. I started using a poo bar regularly and that helped out immensely.
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You should check out www.tightlycurly.com Teri only uses conditioner and oil in her hair and recommends several conditioners for leaving in even though they are technically rinse out conditioners.
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I only use conditioners and deep conditioners as leave ins. Although I'm not protein sensitve, I don't use protein conditioners as leave ins. I only use protein condditioners and DCs when I am rinsing them out. I've found that using conditioners as leave ins has made my hair very healthy, strong, and soft.
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You should check out www.tightlycurly.com Teri only uses conditioner and oil in her hair and recommends several conditioners for leaving in even though they are technically rinse out conditioners.
Originally Posted by newme
I've been to her site before. I don't know if it would work on my 4b hair. It just that my hair tends to knot up and tangle if I try to attempt a wash and go. I'll try to experiment with it though.

Last edited by queenj; 02-14-2010 at 06:26 PM.
queen I think what newme was trying to get at was there is a list on of recommended leave-in conditioners that are listed on the site. Those conditioners are also the ones that are universally used by many as leave ins, particularly HEHH. But pretty much any moisturizing rinse-out conditioner will work for a leave-in.
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queen I think what newme was trying to get at was there is a list on of recommended leave-in conditioners that are listed on the site. Those conditioners are also the ones that are universally used by many as leave ins, particularly HEHH. But pretty much any moisturizing rinse-out conditioner will work for a leave-in.
Originally Posted by Wild Curls Raquelle
Oh, ok. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I'll check out the list of conditioners on the site.
Has anyone ever used Dove Daily Moisture conditioner as a leave in? Would anyone recommend this one?
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does it matter what conditioner you use as a leave in? im new to this thing and iv been literally using the cheapest shampoo and condish, and since i have to save up for ages to get anything good, im wondering if leaving some of my condish in will fix dryness quickly, or cos its a bad brand, might it not?? :/
I used to leave in cheap rinse out conditioner all the time when I was relaxed. I still so it now as a natural but now I dilute it wiff some water. I am toooo cheap to buy real leave ins, lol. Never had a problem from doing it either way.

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queen I think what newme was trying to get at was there is a list on of recommended leave-in conditioners that are listed on the site. Those conditioners are also the ones that are universally used by many as leave ins, particularly HEHH. But pretty much any moisturizing rinse-out conditioner will work for a leave-in.
Originally Posted by Wild Curls Raquelle
Oh, ok. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I'll check out the list of conditioners on the site.
Originally Posted by queenj
Is HEHH CG?
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queen I think what newme was trying to get at was there is a list on of recommended leave-in conditioners that are listed on the site. Those conditioners are also the ones that are universally used by many as leave ins, particularly HEHH. But pretty much any moisturizing rinse-out conditioner will work for a leave-in.
Originally Posted by Wild Curls Raquelle
Oh, ok. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I'll check out the list of conditioners on the site.
Originally Posted by queenj
Is HEHH CG?
Originally Posted by fonki
Nope
No problem OP. For the majority of the time I use regular conditioner as leave in.

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