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Old 10-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #21
 
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I was not impressed either. And god i hate the bottle. I will definitely not buy it again
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #22
 
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The matrix version did not penetrate my hair for some reason...I wanted to retry this winter but if they changed the formula, I'm not so sure anymore.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 AM   #23
 
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I like it as a DT with some heat


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Old 10-10-2012, 04:45 AM   #24
 
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I like it but not for daily use because like you said it's sooo thick, it's just impractical. That being said it works great if you leave it in for 5+ minutes, the slip doesn't happen right away but if you wait a few minutes it's great. It's good for DTing.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #25
 
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I love it! I use it as both a RO and a LI. I only use GVP and gel, no other stylers, BUT my hair is thick and coarse and sucks up moisture so I can see how it might weigh some people's hair down. My hair doesn't get very tangled so I don't have an issue with that. As far as the bottle...I keep it upside down in the shower so it doesn't have to make its way to the top each time.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #26
 
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It works for me as a DT and sometimes as a leave-in. I usually use a much lighter conditioner, but when my hair starts getting 'big' near when I need but don't have time for a DT, it's great. I used to use it daily when I first started CG, which helped me get a lot of moisture, but it also weighed down my hair a ton.

I solved the impossible bottle-wranging problem though! I wanted to save the rest of the bottle I had at home to take with me to college so I washed out the empty tub from some KCCC I had just finished, cut off the top half of the GVPCB bottle, and scooped the conditioner into the tub. It's worked really well so far!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #27
 
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Yepp, I finally bought some last week as well as that sorry a$$ As I Am Hydration Elation....I was so UNimpressed that I wrote a review in curlmart. Both were mediocre. I use the GVP as a moisturizer for my ends at night but nothing to detangle with.....I'm just trying too use it up.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #28
 
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Just bought this because of the good reviews I have been hearing. I used it as a rinse out and detangler and I added a bit to my deep conditioner. The roots of my hair weren't very moisturized, the rest of my hair felt okay but no better than usual when I use my Giovanni deep moisture, Aussie, Tresemme naturals or Suave. It actually feels a tad less moisturized which was surprising because the product is so thick. I think ill have to give it a try for a couple more weeks before I make a final decision on whether I like it or not. I did not like the smell at all, it smells like a salon to me but not in a good way.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #29
 
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I wasn't impressed when I tried it, AOHSR is thick too, but I like it much better. GVPCB felt weird going on and detangling was not any easier because there was no slip. It did seem to "melt" tangles, but that took a lot of smoothing and my hair didn't feel especially moisturized.

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #30
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I like it as a DT with some heat


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Yeahhhhhh, I like it this way also. My daughter is 4a and it REALLY worked as a DT for her.....the results were even more noticeable on her.

Lately I've been rinsing, putting on the GVP CB, sealing with oil, then braiding in 4-5 braids and sitting under my bonnet until dry.

It's been working so awesomely so far, especially with these cold mornings. In the mornings I just unbraid and refresh with my water/oil mix....instead of having to immerse my entire head. Or smooth sections with wet hands and scrunch lightly. I rebraid, or pineapple, at night and sleep in my satin bonnet.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #31
 
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I was thinking I was the only one. I bought it because of all the good reviews but it didn't work for me. For some reason my hair felt dry after using it and it made my scalp itchy. I only used it twice I couldn't deal with the itch. As soon as I stopped using it my scalp went back to normal. The bottle is frustrating as well. It's hard to get the product out. I am planning on giving it to my sister and see if it works for her since its practically full. Now I am using DermOrganics masque as a RO/LI/DT (depending on the day). So far I love it. It leaves my hair soft and helps with the frizz.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #32
 
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i love it as a leave in but i use the sally's one
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #33
 
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Wow its crazy that Im seeing this thread I just seen this product on youtube that many were happy with and I was considering purchasing I have dry hair and Im really trying to work on hydrating it
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #34
 
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I used to LOVE it, but now my hair is liking light conditioners better.

After fighting that stupid bottle for far too long, I ended up buying a cheap (dollar store) wide-mouth tub container with a twist on lid to empty the conditioner into before I use it. After squeezing as much conditioner out of the bottle as I can, I take a box cutter and cut off the top of the bottle to scoop the rest out. Such a pain, but it's better than fighting the bottle.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #35
 
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I want to try it because I think my hair type would like a super thick moisturizing conditioner but until they reformulate it to be sans parabens I won't. It's okay though. I like conditioners, but I'm more concerned about leave ins and oils and things I can do and put in my hair in between washes to keep it hydrated. Anybody else feel that way? I found my co-wash holy grail early so. . .
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #36
 
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I recently began using GVP conditioning balm again, and I find I like it very much. Maybe it is just the right combo of products. My stylist on Thursday remarked that my hair felt really good. : )
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I don't use this for detangling just not enough slip and way to thick. t is moisturizing tho. Recently, I poured some into another bottle, added some water and protein filler. Shake shake shake and used it as a detangler. Worked great.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #38
 
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I was out for a couple weeks and finally got some more - I had forgotten just how fabulous it is! Such an HG for me!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #39
 
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It's a great cowash and it works well with oils for a pre-poo. It's not a good leave-in for me b/c of the minimal slip.

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #40
 
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It's a great cowash and it works well with oils for a pre-poo. It's not a good leave-in for me b/c of the minimal slip.

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Really?? I get GREAT slip with it! And my fine, dense, long, porous hair needs a lot of slip! In fact I'm kinda a slip snob!

It also gives me great clumps!
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