What is the HEAVIEST (most moisturising) conditioner you've ever used?

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I've realised that despite being quite fine, my hair really likes heavy conditioners. They give me shiny, bouncy, relatively frizz-free curls. I can use AOHR daily and as a leave-in as well without any problems. The thing is, I can never quite find a conditioner heavy enough to be a true DT for me. I seem incapable of getting over-conditioned.

So here's my question - what's the heaviest (most moisturising) conditioner you've ever used?

For me, I think AOHR is the heaviest I've used, though I rarely use it as a DT.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
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I've realised that despite being quite fine, my hair really likes heavy conditioners. They give me shiny, bouncy, relatively frizz-free curls. I can use AOHR daily and as a leave-in as well without any problems. The thing is, I can never quite find a conditioner heavy enough to be a true DT for me. I seem incapable of getting over-conditioned.

So here's my question - what's the heaviest (most moisturising) conditioner you've ever used?

For me, I think AOHR is the heaviest I've used, though I rarely use it as a DT.
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
OC (DevaCurl.. not care) is my HG and it fulfills everything. Cowash, LI/styler (very small amt), DT (just did that with it yesterday with a little coconut milk).

I have very thick hair that's coarse and its like taking a moisture bath. I love it!
Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
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I think I'm in a similar position -- nothing really heavy enough. I've been using AOHR mixed with about 1/4c. olive oil and 1-2TB coconut oil as a DT. I pack it on to the extent that it's more like a mask. I think I could use most other peoples' DTs for spritz and condish
I think I'm in a similar position -- nothing really heavy enough. I've been using AOHR mixed with about 1/4c. olive oil and 1-2TB coconut oil as a DT. I pack it on to the extent that it's more like a mask. I think I could use most other peoples' DTs for spritz and condish
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
YES. What I don't get is that instead of weighing my very (very) fine hair down, these heavy conditioners just make it happier. That goes against just about everything I know about hair - what gives? (The only thing that seems to weigh it down is too much extra oil).
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
Me too. I have fine hair. I don't seem to ever get over conditioned and a DT as a rinse out seems like a great idea.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I think I'm in a similar position -- nothing really heavy enough. I've been using AOHR mixed with about 1/4c. olive oil and 1-2TB coconut oil as a DT. I pack it on to the extent that it's more like a mask. I think I could use most other peoples' DTs for spritz and condish
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
YES. What I don't get is that instead of weighing my very (very) fine hair down, these heavy conditioners just make it happier. That goes against just about everything I know about hair - what gives? (The only thing that seems to weigh it down is too much extra oil).
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
Double YES! I get my biggest, awesomest hair as a result of super heavy condishes. And every time I have ever tried to use a light / volumizing condish, I wind up stringy. I'm-a so confused!

As an experiment this morning, I used my CO-wash White Rain Citrus condish as a leave in and I have the saddest, hangiest curls. Yesterday I used olive oil and my hair was enormous and bouncy.
I think I'm in a similar position -- nothing really heavy enough. I've been using AOHR mixed with about 1/4c. olive oil and 1-2TB coconut oil as a DT. I pack it on to the extent that it's more like a mask. I think I could use most other peoples' DTs for spritz and condish
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
YES. What I don't get is that instead of weighing my very (very) fine hair down, these heavy conditioners just make it happier. That goes against just about everything I know about hair - what gives? (The only thing that seems to weigh it down is too much extra oil).
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
Double YES! I get my biggest, awesomest hair as a result of super heavy condishes. And every time I have ever tried to use a light / volumizing condish, I wind up stringy. I'm-a so confused!

As an experiment this morning, I used my CO-wash White Rain Citrus condish as a leave in and I have the saddest, hangiest curls. Yesterday I used olive oil and my hair was enormous and bouncy.
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
I've done the same thing before with the same results. I can only get away with light conditioners if they're glycerin or honey heavy and it's really humid out.

Actually - this sounds crazy - but I find that going from lightest to heaviest product actually works best. Like, use Suave to co-wash, a light conditoner to rinse-out, and then use a super-heavy leave in and use my stylers from light to heavy as well and that'll give me massively awesome curls. Do it the other way around (heavy to light, aside from co-wash), and they'll be weird. Go figure.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
Freeman smoothing conditioner. Its probably the thickest, heaviest cone free conditioner I have ever used.
co-wash: exact vanilla
rinse out: tresseme naturals
leave-in: giovanni direct leave-in
stylers: kccc + he totally twisted mousse + coconut oil to sotc
Omg finally, I have the same issues you do hairwise, my hair is fine in the front and a little less fine in the back but this over-moisturizing thing seems to be a myth for my head. What people consider deep treatments seem too light for my hair.
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I had a lot of difficulty finding conditioners that I feel are moisturizing enough for my fine hair, too. I always thought if was because I'm low porosity.

I agree, the AO conditioners are pretty heavy. Others that I'd put in that range are: CJ jar conditioners, Komaza Califia Conditioner, Spiral Solutions Caitlin's Conditioner, Jasmine's Shea Butter Conditioner and Shescentit Green Tea & Hibiscus.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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I had a lot of difficulty finding conditioners that I feel are moisturizing enough for my fine hair, too. I always thought if was because I'm low porosity.

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Originally Posted by kathymack
+1 till I found OC. I dont find the AO conditioners heavy though. Hmm... maybe its just the AOHR thats not heavy?
Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
Routine: No rules, just happy hair

Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
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As a conditioner and a leave in I use EO Rose Chamomile. My favorite DT is Mop Top Deep Conditioner. It's amazing. I'd leave it in too, but it has mint or peppermint and while it gives a nice tingle, you gotta wash it out.
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CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner, Mop Top Deep Conditioner, Aquage Healing Conditioner, Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner, MyHoneyChild Honey and Horsetail Reconstructor are heavy for me.
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Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

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Last edited by Greatcurls; 03-22-2010 at 06:06 AM.
Most moisturizing to me are the Komaza Califia Conditioners, the BellaCurl Conditioner, DT, and Leave In and the Spiral Solution DT and Caitlin's Condish.

We also find the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition to have a good amount of moisture and the Mop C Hydrating Condish is also heavier and more moisturizing.
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Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

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Good, I thought I was the weird one around here. I got CJ Daily Fix recently, and read a lot of posters saying they can only use it once a week or so because it leaves their hair over-conditoned... I think I could use that stuff every day and never be over conditioned.

I just bought AOHR recently and, as a conditioner, it didn't feel heavy at all to me. Just like a regular conditioner. Not overly-conditioning to my hair at all...

Now, being over-proteined? Yes. I can be that. I found that out after using a conditioner that had protein in it and found my hair felt very dry and brittle. Then I switched to the AOHR, which has no protein, and my hair feels muuuuch better...
Ooh, all sorts of new conditioners to try! You people are such PJ enablers. I've recently ordered the CJ Deep Fix; we'll see how that one goes first.


Now, being over-proteined? Yes. I can be that. I found that out after using a conditioner that had protein in it and found my hair felt very dry and brittle. Then I switched to the AOHR, which has no protein, and my hair feels muuuuch better...
Originally Posted by tinymandolin
Funny - in addition to my hair's inability to get over-conditioned, I've never noticed any tendency towards over-proteining, either. Apparently my head is insatiable.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
I use Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent moisturizing conditioner mixed with 2tbsp olive oil and 2tbsp honey (heated). Its the most moisturizing treatment I've ever used. Also, I leave in on for at least an hour with some heat it works great!
3a/M/F/ii very porous highlighted. Loves lots and lots of Protein

Poo: DC NoPoo, DC lowpoo, KC come clean
cowash:V05 moisture milks
Condish: GVPCB, GF Triple Nutrition, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner,Elucence MB condish, TIGI O&H, MM
Leave in- GF TN
Stylers: fsg, re:coil, LALSG, G2B spike it, HE mousse
My hair is loving Coconut oil and FSG!!!
DT: CJCR, SSDD

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Definitely Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent. I love it!
Hair type: 3a/2c, fine/medium texture, medium porosity(?), normal elasticity, medium density

Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
Conditioners: KCKT, CJ Curl Rehab
Stylers: AOMM, AG Re:Coil, Donna Marie MCG, KCCC,
FSG, BRHG, Biotera Styling Gel, ACV & honey
oddityofwings, like you I can never seem to over-condition or over-protein my hair. It drinks up everything. None of the conditioners most people find heavy seem heavy to me at all. My hair is very fine and is porous.

I just ordered Spiral Solutions Caitlin's Conditioner because it seems to be heavier than Deeply Decadent based on the ingredients. My order should be here before the end of the week (which also includes Deeply Decadent), so I will let you know!
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I like Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner and Mop Top Deep and Daily Conditioners
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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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