I've fallen in love with Aloeba. After using it 4 times in an row my hair is getting softer and shinier each time. I bought it originally as a treat for once a week washing, as it isn't cheap BUT my hair is getting in such good condition I might just keep using it for now.
So I'm now tempted to try her cleansers (or one of them.) Her stylers did NOT work for me - made my hair very dry and crispy (the mag. sulfate i think.)
my hair is fine and easily conditioned, and isn't dried out that easily (i use sulfates quite a lot and whilst they dry it out, using conditioner afterwards gets it back to normal.)
so would the Gentle Lather be best or the Cleansing Cream? GL is for finer hair yeh? Anyone have a good raves for it, or might it be bad news for my hair?
Their both too conditioning for me. I need it to take the oils and conditioner build out and for me it doesn't do that. But if I had to pick one to try it would be GLS since it's a bit more cleansing.
I notice people with non virgin hair tend to like these , colored etc so you might just adore them.
I have tried both and they were kinda too conditioning for me too. HCC very much so and the GL one a bit less. It actually seemed to work great for a while when I first started using it. I think I used it for about 2 months before I had to declair myself defeted. So it worked for longer than most but ended up being a bit too mild for me.
But I think it is well worth a try. All hairs are so different.
I love HCC. I use it all year and a little more so in the winter when I'm using heavier conditioners and cream styling products more frequently. I don't find it to be over conditioning. It leaves my scalp and hair nice and clean but not too dry.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
Thanks everyone, this is all really interesting! My main concern was the over conditioning element - I don't use any products that need to be removed with a cleanser and technically I could water or co-wash but I cleanse in order to stop my curls becoming over conditioned. Sulfates work well for this but if I do it every time with sulfates it does start to frizz. I may just stick to my Pure Nuff Stuff cleanser for now, as the Aloeba is doing a good enough job by itself as it is!
Jessicurl's GLS works well on my hair. It feels clean but not stripped. I do wonder if I'm getting it distributed throughout my scalp sometimes--it doesn't suds up much. I use other shampoos like Cream of Nature and Activate (love Activate shampoo!) in rotation with GLS. Haven't tried the HCC, but I have a sample that I'll try on a really bad hair day. Guess I'm not much help, am I?!
I use both, HCC everday and the GLS about once a week to week and a half. The GLS dried me out a bit too much to use everyday. Not sure why since everyone else thinks it overconditions. The HCC works well but since I also use hairspray, using the GLS once a week or so keeps me from getting buildup and the HCC keeps me moisturizing the rest of time. Good stuff for both of them!
Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
I love the HCC. I have fine hair and have never found it to be overconditioning. I use it a couple of times a week and use Suave Aloe to cowash the other days. I love the Aloba Conditioner also.
I also use Deva No-poo without any problem.
Hmmm. . .maybe my hair is dryer than I think.
"What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts