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Old 02-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
 
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Default Cone free Leave In Conditioner and Deep Conditioner

So I've decided to revisit the CG method, but I'm having an extremely hard time finding cone free leave in conditioners and cone free deep conditioners. Can someone recommend either of these for me that are located in a physical store (Walgreens, CVS, etc.)?
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
 
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Besides using the basic Suave Naturals/V05 conditioners as leave-ins, I've had the most luck at Sally's for CG-friendly leave-ins and deep treatments. Hopefully there is one near you! Biotera has a nice leave-in. It is rather watery like Infusium23. If you prefer something more like regular rinse-out conditioner this may not be for you. For deep conditioner, I've had good results with the Ion Effective Care. Many people here like it. I just picked up some Ion Moisturizing Treatment at Sally's too but I haven't tried it yet.

Some drugstore/big box store conditioners that are cone-free and good for curlies are Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing conditioner and Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition. I've used both of these as a rinse-out and as a leave-in.

ETA: some other good ones I use regularly but forgot to list (both found at Sally's)
SalonCare Sparkling Apples and Pears Conditioner - comes in a giant gallon jug, has protein which my hair loves, and it's cheap. They have other scents if you don't like the apple/pear one. Great as a leave-in for me.

GVP Conditioning Balm - it's a knock off of Biolage Conditioning Balm. Nice scent and a great deep conditioner.
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Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
 
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Thanks so much for the tips! I literally LIVE in Sally's so I'm definitely going to check these items out!
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
 
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Sally's has a great cleansing conditioner, Hair One w/ Olive Oil, that's GREAT as a leave-in! it's CG i'm pretty sure. They also came out with a new one for curly hair that has Argan Oil in it (:

as for a deep-conditioner, i'd suggest Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition 3-minute undo dryness reversal. AMAZING <3 (:

Hope I helped! good luck!
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Thanks for the suggestions Alia_Lara !!!!
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Just a note, the Garnier 3-minute undo dryness has mineral oil in it, unless they have changed the formula. Some people who are CG don't have a problem with it, but it can be hard to remove if you're not using regular shampoo. It is a nice product otherwise, and I guess if you're not using it every day it wouldn't build up too much.

Also, the Hair One (Wen knock-off) has amodimenthicone. I think it is accepted as "modified CG" because it prevents further build up, but it is a silicone.
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Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim
Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere
Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately.
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment
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Just a note, the Garnier 3-minute undo dryness has mineral oil in it, unless they have changed the formula. Some people who are CG don't have a problem with it, but it can be hard to remove if you're not using regular shampoo. It is a nice product otherwise, and I guess if you're not using it every day it wouldn't build up too much.

Also, the Hair One (Wen knock-off) has amodimenthicone. I think it is accepted as "modified CG" because it prevents further build up, but it is a silicone.
LOL i thought Hair One was totally CG...looked at the ingredients again..you're right..hmm.. I think I need new glasses
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Just a note, the Garnier 3-minute undo dryness has mineral oil in it, unless they have changed the formula. Some people who are CG don't have a problem with it, but it can be hard to remove if you're not using regular shampoo. It is a nice product otherwise, and I guess if you're not using it every day it wouldn't build up too much.

Also, the Hair One (Wen knock-off) has amodimenthicone. I think it is accepted as "modified CG" because it prevents further build up, but it is a silicone.
LOL i thought Hair One was totally CG...looked at the ingredients again..you're right..hmm.. I think I need new glasses
I wish it was! Except for that 'cone it looks like a great product. Why oh why must there be 'cones in nearly everything? It does help control the PJ in me... as soon as I see a 'cone I put the product back on the shelf!
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Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim
Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere
Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment
Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately.
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment
http://beautifulraincurls.blogspot.com/
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