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Greencurls 01-25-2007 01:00 PM

Need help with conditioners!
 
My hair is type 2b/3a, I think. It seems healthy and doesn't seem to be dry. I have tried the following products, with the following results:

DevaCare One C

Cons--Flaking! I've never had a product flake on me before. Also a build-up feeling.

Pros--Nice chunky curls.


Elucence MBC

Cons--Made my hair poofy and a bit frizzy.

Pros--Nice chunky curls.


Jessicurl Too Shea

Cons--Thin, piecey curls. Seems to weigh hair down. Surface frizz.

Pros--I get the seaweedy feeling.


Aveda Be Curly Conditioner

Cons--Made my hair fluffy/frizzy on the ends.

Pros--Nice chunky curls.


Aveda Sap Moss Conditioner

Cons--Has a bad cone in it.

Pros--Nice chunky curls. Seems to work the best of all so far.


Has anyone had similar results with these products? Based on how my hair has reacted to these products, does anyone have suggestions for a conditioner I should try?

Thank you very much!

Darby 01-25-2007 01:43 PM

Re: Need help with conditioners!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greencurls
My hair is type 2b/3a, I think. It seems healthy and doesn't seem to be dry. I have tried the following products, with the following results:

DevaCare One C

Cons--Flaking! I've never had a product flake on me before. Also a build-up feeling.

Pros--Nice chunky curls.
This weighed my hair down and I got greasy looking hair.

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Jessicurl Too Shea

Cons--Thin, piecey curls. Seems to weigh hair down. Surface frizz.

Pros--I get the seaweedy feeling.

This used to work for me and I also got the seaweedy feel but it stopped working and made my hair dry after it was dry.


Aveda Sap Moss Conditioner

Cons--Has a bad cone in it.

Pros--Nice chunky curls. Seems to work the best of all so far.

This one I got the longest use out of but it stopped working. My hair got drier and drier with it. I think it has wheat protein in it (I don't remember) and I can't use anything with that in it.


Has anyone had similar results with these products? Based on how my hair has reacted to these products, does anyone have suggestions for a conditioner I should try?

I didn't like any of the drugstore ones like vo5 or suave. I do like aussie 3 min. original formula. It does have the simethicone in it and I can't recall if that is easily washed out or not but I never had a problem with it. I'm currently also using the jojoba condish by nature's gate and awaupuhi by nature's gate for co-washing.
So far, so good.

Thank you very much!


Greencurls 01-25-2007 02:22 PM

Thank you Darby! I haven't heard of Nature's Gate before. I will definitely check it out! The ones you mentioned, are they CG-friendly and protein-free?

How can you tell your hair doesn't like wheat protein? I am wondering if protein is what made my hair fluffy/poofy/frizzy with some of these products, namely the Be Curly and Elucence (and maybe the DevaCare too)? Yes the Sap Moss does have the wheat protein too, and I guess I could say my hair sometimes feels a little dry on the ends when I use it.

SuZen 01-25-2007 02:24 PM

Excess protein usually makes the hair dry and rough feeling, and it may be poofy.

Have you read the Conditioner Chronicles yet? This may help.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ic.php?t=91196

Greencurls 01-25-2007 02:51 PM

Thanks SuZen! I suppose I've been using products with protein for many years without paying attention. So I am just now figuring out how my hair responds to different products. This is a real learning process! (And it may be an expensive one, too, LOL!) I have read the Conditioner Chronicles, but maybe I need to take another look.

DMarie 01-25-2007 02:58 PM

I received my Mop Top products on Monday and had great results with their conditioner. You might want to give it a shot. Kelly, the owner of the company, is so nice. If you have any questions, she'll quickly and thoroughly answer them. I had the same results with Jessicurl, by the way. The products weighed my hair down, as well. It was not pretty.

Greencurls 01-26-2007 10:10 AM

Thanks DMarie, I will check out the Mop Top products too!


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