My Hair Loves Conditioner-Only Styling

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My hair is growing like crazy!!!! Not sure if its a phase, or the conditioner only, or the grapeseed sealer, or the castor in my no poo...but I'VE ARRIVED! My hair feels fantastic!!!! My regimen has been working consistently for months...
Originally Posted by NvmbrCurlss
Good for you!!!!! Sounds wonderful!

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
I finally found success with conditioner-only styling, and wanted to bump this thread to inspire others to keep trying until you find what works for you.

I've tried conditioner-only over the years, with little to no success. I've tried many, many, many different conditioners, and have always turned back to my tried and true KCCC/KCKT combo for styling.

I'm 3B, medium porosity, live in a high humidity/dew climate.

I recently picked up Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Conditioner from my local health food store, and it is ah-mah-zing! I simply load my hair up, then add a little bit of the KCKT until I'm sure my hair is saturated, plop with a tee shirt for just a couple of minutes (just long enough til I'm no longer drippy) and my hair comes out super soft and shiny and remains frizz-free the entire day. I have tried it without the KCKT, and the results were basically the same. My hair is maybe a touch softer with KCKT also.

Keep trying, ladies (and gents!), you'll find your HG

Ingredients: Deionized Water, hydrolyzed keratin, cottonseed oil, panthenol, balsam peru, olive oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, rosemary extract, barley extract, stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, octyl dimethyl PABA, PEG-100 stearate, sodium caseinate, sodium hydroxide, corn oil, organic aloe vera gel, citric acid, organic essential oil, caramel, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, botanical fragrance
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
I finally found success with conditioner-only styling, and wanted to bump this thread to inspire others to keep trying until you find what works for you.

I've tried conditioner-only over the years, with little to no success. I've tried many, many, many different conditioners, and have always turned back to my tried and true KCCC/KCKT combo for styling.

I'm 3B, medium porosity, live in a high humidity/dew climate.

I recently picked up Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Conditioner from my local health food store, and it is ah-mah-zing! I simply load my hair up, then add a little bit of the KCKT until I'm sure my hair is saturated, plop with a tee shirt for just a couple of minutes (just long enough til I'm no longer drippy) and my hair comes out super soft and shiny and remains frizz-free the entire day. I have tried it without the KCKT, and the results were basically the same. My hair is maybe a touch softer with KCKT also.

Keep trying, ladies (and gents!), you'll find your HG

Ingredients: Deionized Water, hydrolyzed keratin, cottonseed oil, panthenol, balsam peru, olive oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, rosemary extract, barley extract, stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, octyl dimethyl PABA, PEG-100 stearate, sodium caseinate, sodium hydroxide, corn oil, organic aloe vera gel, citric acid, organic essential oil, caramel, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, botanical fragrance
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Rubber Biscuit, how much conditioner are you leaving in? I pretty much just use conditioner in my hair, but I'm playing around with the amounts and sometimes mixing them.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
has anyone had any problems with conditoner only styling as their hair grows? my hairs been growing pretty good and lately my routine hasnt been working that good. it does still work, but not as good even though i acv my hair yesterday.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
has anyone had any problems with conditoner only styling as their hair grows? my hairs been growing pretty good and lately my routine hasnt been working that good. it does still work, but not as good even though i acv my hair yesterday.
Originally Posted by Fmasuhr
I'm finding as my hair grows I'm losing volume, so I've started using less oil to seal (3-4 drops per quarter size dollop of LI), to allow for some...vavoom! Needing less oil may also b my hairs reaction to getting healthier... But I may experiment with a jelly or mouse?

I'm such a traitor
3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


"To much is given, much is expected"
This past week, I have used GVPCB as a leave in, scrunched from ends up and have had great waves. Here is a pic from last night, co washed with VO5 MM S&C, applied GVP CB as LI and air dried.
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I finally found success with conditioner-only styling, and wanted to bump this thread to inspire others to keep trying until you find what works for you.

I've tried conditioner-only over the years, with little to no success. I've tried many, many, many different conditioners, and have always turned back to my tried and true KCCC/KCKT combo for styling.

I'm 3B, medium porosity, live in a high humidity/dew climate.

I recently picked up Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Conditioner from my local health food store, and it is ah-mah-zing! I simply load my hair up, then add a little bit of the KCKT until I'm sure my hair is saturated, plop with a tee shirt for just a couple of minutes (just long enough til I'm no longer drippy) and my hair comes out super soft and shiny and remains frizz-free the entire day. I have tried it without the KCKT, and the results were basically the same. My hair is maybe a touch softer with KCKT also.

Keep trying, ladies (and gents!), you'll find your HG

Ingredients: Deionized Water, hydrolyzed keratin, cottonseed oil, panthenol, balsam peru, olive oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, rosemary extract, barley extract, stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, octyl dimethyl PABA, PEG-100 stearate, sodium caseinate, sodium hydroxide, corn oil, organic aloe vera gel, citric acid, organic essential oil, caramel, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, botanical fragrance
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Rubber Biscuit, how much conditioner are you leaving in? I pretty much just use conditioner in my hair, but I'm playing around with the amounts and sometimes mixing them.
Originally Posted by curry curls
Ooops! Haven't checked this thread in a while!

I'm not sure how to quantify... My hair is in a bob, so it's fairly short. To saturate my hair completely, I use a generous palm-full.

Maybe I can snap a quick pic tomorrow.

ETA: It's been about a month, and I've been having consistent results. So much so, that I recently purchased 2 more bottles of each conditioner.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
I finally found success with conditioner-only styling, and wanted to bump this thread to inspire others to keep trying until you find what works for you.

I've tried conditioner-only over the years, with little to no success. I've tried many, many, many different conditioners, and have always turned back to my tried and true KCCC/KCKT combo for styling.

I'm 3B, medium porosity, live in a high humidity/dew climate.

I recently picked up Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Conditioner from my local health food store, and it is ah-mah-zing! I simply load my hair up, then add a little bit of the KCKT until I'm sure my hair is saturated, plop with a tee shirt for just a couple of minutes (just long enough til I'm no longer drippy) and my hair comes out super soft and shiny and remains frizz-free the entire day. I have tried it without the KCKT, and the results were basically the same. My hair is maybe a touch softer with KCKT also.

Keep trying, ladies (and gents!), you'll find your HG

Ingredients: Deionized Water, hydrolyzed keratin, cottonseed oil, panthenol, balsam peru, olive oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, rosemary extract, barley extract, stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, octyl dimethyl PABA, PEG-100 stearate, sodium caseinate, sodium hydroxide, corn oil, organic aloe vera gel, citric acid, organic essential oil, caramel, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, botanical fragrance
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Rubber Biscuit, how much conditioner are you leaving in? I pretty much just use conditioner in my hair, but I'm playing around with the amounts and sometimes mixing them.
Originally Posted by curry curls
Ooops! Haven't checked this thread in a while!

I'm not sure how to quantify... My hair is in a bob, so it's fairly short. To saturate my hair completely, I use a generous palm-full.

Maybe I can snap a quick pic tomorrow.

ETA: It's been about a month, and I've been having consistent results. So much so, that I recently purchased 2 more bottles of each conditioner.
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
NO problem. Thanks. :-) I think I've figured out what my hair likes. I've only done it once, but I had great results. I substituted the Shea moisture curl and style milk for the spray that I use over the Kenra I leave in. I like it better, but I'll have to make sure it wasn't a fluke. :-) I've been meaning to try this over the Kenra as it has very similar ingredients to the spray. I figured out a while back that I get better results if I do that baptismal rinse with the Kenra. I've been just spraying the Shea moisture on top of that or most recently putting the milk over it.

Pics would be great. :-)
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Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Question for you guys who successfully style with just conditioner: do you have/like volume? my fear with conditioner-only styling is that it'll weigh my hair down, and I'm desperate for big, mane-like hair. Conversely, less products = opportunity for bigger hair, right?

I dunno.
Depends on the condish. I get tons of volume with certain conditioners. My style conditioners tend to always be light ones like I'd use for cowash.
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3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Question for you guys who successfully style with just conditioner: do you have/like volume? my fear with conditioner-only styling is that it'll weigh my hair down, and I'm desperate for big, mane-like hair. Conversely, less products = opportunity for bigger hair, right?

I dunno.
Originally Posted by jetset
I have a lot of natural volume, because my hair is so dense, but I have good volume with conditioner-only styling. My hair is like a short, thick mane of curls....

It definitely depends on the conditioner you use though. I've used both TNNM and KCKT, and the former needs the exact amount or else it gets crunchy and weighed down (though conversely, too little delivers an insane amount of frizz), but Knot Today has been wonderful.
Hair Type: 3c, Med-High Density, Low Porosity
Low Poo: KC Come Clean
Condish: AOHR, TN (Avocado), TJ Balancing Moisture
Leave in: GDL, KBB
Curl Lotion/Gel: CHS/CK
Others: CJ Curl Rehab, Jojoba Oil


CG since '09
Question for you guys who successfully style with just conditioner: do you have/like volume? my fear with conditioner-only styling is that it'll weigh my hair down, and I'm desperate for big, mane-like hair. Conversely, less products = opportunity for bigger hair, right?

I dunno.
Originally Posted by jetset
In my experience with CO only, my hair is neither weighed down nor voluminous. It's simply moisturized, frizz free, with well defined clumps. It's just the right amount of volume that I like.

When my hair gets voluminous, it's usually coupled with soft, fluffy frizz and non-defined clumps. When it's flat, it's usually stringy and full of fly-aways.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
I'm partly in the same boat. Just for laziness' sake I took a bath last night with one condition in my hair (so probably in for 20 minutes or so), rinsed it out completely, then put a wee bit in my ends. Then I just scrunched out the extra water and went to bed. no gel, no diffuser, and it was still rather wet.
Now this morning, I'm half thinking that if I'd done that then actually let it dry without squashing it into my pillow that it'd look fabulous. Despite my curl pattern itself being kinda limp from sleeping on them wet, my hair has more volume this morning that when I gel and diffuse, it feels more soft and light and bouncy than it has in YEARS. Hell, probably since I was a kid with virgin hair! I never knew how badly my hair wanted moisture till I found this place.

Last edited by kibs; 01-21-2013 at 07:42 AM.
So I can't seem to push myself to try a mouse or gel for volume, (in the past they've dried out my hair), but I have added some bis-aminopropyl dimethicone by way of HETT and HENOYF, (build is not so much an issue). I get great volume with a smidge of coneyness! I have also started applying my LI/oil upside down in the shower and my curls are loving me for it. My hair feels so light with some volume
3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


"To much is given, much is expected"
Ok curry curls -- here's a pic of how much condish I use:



In my palm is the Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner and on my fingers is the Kinky-Curly Knot today. It looks like a lot, but it's about 1/3 the amount of the Mill Creek.

This might actually be a tiny bit more than I usually use.

Heh, I've got the flu and am boooored, so this was a fun distraction for me!

This about how long my hair is:

- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
Ok curry curls -- here's a pic of how much condish I use:



In my palm is the Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner and on my fingers is the Kinky-Curly Knot today. It looks like a lot, but it's about 1/3 the amount of the Mill Creek.

This might actually be a tiny bit more than I usually use.

Heh, I've got the flu and am boooored, so this was a fun distraction for me!

This about how long my hair is:

Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Aww, thanks. that is quite helpful. I think I use about that much. I use less of my second conditioner. My hair is shorter than yours I think.

I hope you feel better soon.

Nice pic. Very tropical looking.
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Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top

Last edited by curry curls; 01-23-2013 at 08:37 AM.
So, after reading this thread, I was curious, so I have tried it with two different conditioners: GVPCB and Suave naturals Coconut.

GVPCB: Loved how soft it was, but there was some crown frizziness. My curls were a little droopy. Definition was okay.

Suave: Loved the curl definition, but by the time my hair was dried, it was kind of coarse feeling? Not sure how to describe it. Not as soft. Not quite like straw. I wonder if it has just a tad too much protein in it for an effective styler (atleast by itself). Also a bit for frizz through out, though it could be from handling. Here is a pic:



Next time I will try a blend of the two and then I will try TNNM.
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3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



my hair love conditioner only styling, though i can never truly get my rounded big hair with just conditioner or air drying.

i find that i need condish all the way from my roots to my ends to get the defined 'look'. i start off with tresssme naturals in the shower. about three silver dollar size amounts focusing on my roots (try to avoid direct contact with my scalp). followed up by GVPCB about three quarter sized amounts. and then finally two quarter sized amounts of cantu naturals deep treatment mask. my first layer of hair always needs extra protein so i dab some of my protein treatment.
mod-cj, 3b/3c (spring factor of 5inches), high density, medium thickness and porosity.

the usual / hg: tressme naturals, pm the conditioner, sm smoothie, sm souffle, kccc, aussie freeze.

I tried a modified version of this technique.

I co-washed with Vo5 clarifying conditioner, then added some more to my hair as a leave-in, added a few drops of coconut oil, then brushed a very small amount of curl gel through my still-wet hair.

My hair was half-dry by the time I went to bed. I woke up with my hair very full and curly; I then gently scrunched in a bit of climate-control gel and spritzed on some hairspray.

I have some fuzz, but it doesn't distract much from the rest of my curls =) I think next time I may put in more coconut oil....I'm getting the impression that the more conditioner I leave in, the more curl I'm going to get, and that adding styling product when my hair is dry or mostly-dry might be better than adding it when it's soaking wet.


Conditioner only styling on Christmas Day (GVPCB)
3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
Embracing my curls.

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