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Old 08-01-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
 
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Default Are Suave and VO5 bad for your hair?

I see a lot of curlies using them

don't they have silicones and parabens and sulfates in them?

Or am I just judging cause they're cheap?

If you guys use them, which ones do you prefer and why?
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:38 AM   #2
 
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I've used Suave conditioners and love them. They are indeed CG, and cheap. Great for co-washing. I find I need a couple of big palmfuls or more for my BSL hair so I don't want to be using something expensive - I save those (expensive ones) for the conditioning phase.

Never tried VO5 so don't know about them.

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Old 08-02-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
 
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I think they make a good alternative that's cheap for CO washing. They don't have cones, but they do have parabens, and the shampoos have sulfates. That said, while I do occasionally use them for a CO wash, I wouldn't use them for my RO conditioner, they're too light for that.
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They're far too light to be of any use to me.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
 
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I love V05 Repair and Protect as a co-wash, summer rinse-out, and leave-in. It's CG, and there are no parabens. I also like the White Rain Energizing Ocean, though I think there *are* parabens in that one.

My hair is stupidly coarse, thirsty and prone to frizz and I'm routinely amazed by how great it feels using these ubercheap condishes.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:21 AM   #6
 
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The regular Suave conditioners do have cones. The Suave Naturals don't. They are NOT the same thing, so you have to read the labels carefully. I can say for sure that the V05 Moisture Milks conditioners don't have cones either. The V05 is too light for me, but I like the Suave Naturals, as it's thicker.
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I think they make a good alternative that's cheap for CO washing. They don't have cones, but they do have parabens, and the shampoos have sulfates. That said, while I do occasionally use them for a CO wash, I wouldn't use them for my RO conditioner, they're too light for that.
What does RO stand for? Sorry, I don' tknow
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I think they make a good alternative that's cheap for CO washing. They don't have cones, but they do have parabens, and the shampoos have sulfates. That said, while I do occasionally use them for a CO wash, I wouldn't use them for my RO conditioner, they're too light for that.
What does RO stand for? Sorry, I don' tknow
It's short for rinse-out conditioner.

People like Suave Naturals and V05 because they're cheap and silicone free. And personally, I've never seen any with parabens in the ingredients list...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
 
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The Suave naturals conditioners do not have parabens or silicones in them - unless they've changed the formula since I last bought a bottle (they use the 'zones as preservatives, usually). The VO5 conditioners (the moisture milks and the two protein ones) do not have silicones or parabens. I can't speak for the other sub-lines - but those are the ones that most people here use and they're completely CG.
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Suave naturals doesn't have cones it's CG friendly. Personally, it didn't make my hair feel soft/moisturized and it was in a small bottle for my thick hair.
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I use VO5 conditioners as a rinsing conditioner only as suggested by Laflesh.
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Suave and VO5 are the only conditioners I use (for washing and for conditioning). Have been using them just about every day for the last 6 years or so. Love them.
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I've been using Suave for the last few months, its surprisingly good for its price.
I use the suave professional almond shampoo once a week and the suave naturals coconut conditioner, it works wonders when its time to comb the curls

What do you guys think about Pantene Curls conditioner? It leaves my hair dry after a few uses, at least mine
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I've been using Suave for the last few months, its surprisingly good for its price.
I use the suave professional almond shampoo once a week and the suave naturals coconut conditioner, it works wonders when its time to comb the curls

What do you guys think about Pantene Curls conditioner? It leaves my hair dry after a few uses, at least mine

I thought it had silicones in it? Or did I check something else? As a general rule I think pantene just sucks
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