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laurabeth33 11-24-2006 04:25 PM

Conditioner Chronicles comments thread
 
Please comment on The Conditioner Chronicles on this thread (or in the Product Reviews section rather than on the review thread. TIA! :D

redcelticcurls 11-24-2006 04:53 PM

I'm having fun reading this as it's posted.

It also makes me more interested in playing around with making my own conditioner. I'd love to put in the items that work for me and keep out the items I don't. I do see that few items are made this way for me though. I'd get all excited reading a review and then run into "hydrolized" in there somewhere. I wonder why proteins are so prevalent.

I was glad to see a mention of "low-protein" especially with conditioners such as Too Shea! that have a protein that isn't used a protein normally is used. It's a nice category between protein and no protein.

Insomnicole 11-24-2006 08:07 PM

I love that thread and your reviews, but I can already tell that it's going to be torture for my inner Product Junkie. Before I even hit the second page I was saying "I want that ... and that ... and that ..."

Fermunney 11-24-2006 08:34 PM

OH MY GOD! You tested that many conditioners? Thats just insane! But my hair (and my PJ) thank you very, very much!

laurabeth33 11-24-2006 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Fermunney
OH MY GOD! You tested that many conditioners? Thats just insane! But my hair (and my PJ) thank you very, very much!

It's taken almost a year to complete! To get a decent rating, a conditioner had to perform consistantly well days in a row, so that's even more testing. There are a lot of duds out there that would be much better for those with oily hair or fine, stick-straight hair. I'm just glad I found so many really, really amazing ones!

Suburbanbushbabe 11-24-2006 09:37 PM

This is fabulous, a labor of love. Thank you. Wish I had read it before I bought (and used) the Bumble and bumble Creme de Coco. I might return anyway.

tinabcurly 11-24-2006 09:48 PM

Kudos to laurabeth!!! How incredibly selfless to be a giunea pig and then document every detail. Very well done & much appreciated. You're the next "Paula Begoun" sans the biotchy 'tude!!

wild_sasparilla 11-24-2006 11:15 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

And now I lust after that Umberto Gianni Curl & Twirl condish...where have people found this one? If you've used it, how is the shampoo with it? CURIOSITY!!!!!

banjocurl 11-24-2006 11:28 PM

laurabeth, thanks so much! some of these CO's i never heard of. i love that robt craig CO also, i use it after coloring but cannot use it daily $$$$
good work!!! i think you should get the "curly of the year" award!!

Fermunney 11-25-2006 12:59 AM

Can I ask what styling products you used? And also, did you use the test conditioner as your leave in?

Wiggilyhair 11-25-2006 03:54 AM

I've seen the UG Curl and Twirl at Rite Aid drug stores.

Thanks Laurabeth! :D

icequeen 11-25-2006 06:41 AM

A job well done, Laurabeth! Thank you for your dedication to this site!

I've been eyeing the Robert Craig Cond. for a year and I think you put me over the edge :)

one way street 11-25-2006 06:52 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH LAURABETH! Your so sweet to go through all that testing!

PS-I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that you did this!

medusahair 11-25-2006 07:05 AM

hehe my fav conditioner was on the love hate list, somehow that's appropriate :lol:

I'm still processing it all whew that's a big list!
Thanks for all your hair work!

one way street 11-25-2006 07:16 AM

Is this going to be a sticky?

embudini 11-25-2006 08:40 AM

Laurabth, thanks for all of the wonderful reviews!

I have one question, if you can answer it. Do you think the CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Daily Conditioner would be ok with a sulfate and coco betaine free poo? Or would it need something stronger? TIA :D

laurabeth33 11-25-2006 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

And now I lust after that Umberto Gianni Curl & Twirl condish...where have people found this one? If you've used it, how is the shampoo with it? CURIOSITY!!!!!

Rite Aid, Amazon.com, and CosmeticMall.com have it. Drugstore.com occasionally has it, but it comes and goes. I didn't try the poo, but I've heard it's on the drying side.

laurabeth33 11-25-2006 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fermunney
Can I ask what styling products you used? And also, did you use the test conditioner as your leave in?

I used CK and gel. Usually, I rinse all of my conditioner out so, unless noted otherwise (like with Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner or Devacurl OCs), I didn't use it as a leave-in. I actually don't use a leave-in daily. The CK gives me a lot of moisture.

laurabeth33 11-25-2006 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by medusahair
hehe my fav conditioner was on the love hate list, somehow that's appropriate :lol:

It's because of wonderful, thoughtful curlies like you, medusahair, who communicated your love for certain products that necessitated the love-hate list. :wink: :D

Being on the love-hate list doesn't mean they aren't good conditioners. If I were reading the list for the first time, I'd think "I should get this at Walmart and keep my receipt, just in case. I may just be in the love group." but that's me!

laurabeth33 11-25-2006 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by embudini
I have one question, if you can answer it. Do you think the CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Daily Conditioner would be ok with a sulfate and coco betaine free poo? Or would it need something stronger? TIA :D

I would recommend at least a coco betaine poo. Even decyl polyglucose (a non-ionic surfactant) by itself (without coco betaine or another ionic surfactant) probably wouldn't be enough.

This conditioner has a lot of protein (but I never got protein buildup like I did with the TRESemme Anti-Breakage if I used multiple days in a row), dimethicone, and amodimethicone. Depending on your buildup tendancies, you may be able to use a coco betaine or sulfate-containing poo once a week or every other week and get off fine. Porousity and buildup potential is so individual!


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