I need a good leave in!

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  • 1 Post By justdoingme
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My hair is fine but dense, normal porosity, 2b/3a mostly. The latest one I've tried has been goldwell rich repair, but I'm not loving it. My hair needs LOTS of moisture, especially in the winter.
2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
I'm really loving Oyin Hair Dew and CJ Beauticurls!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I use GVPCB or SM retention condish as a LI! Love them both!

Have used Tresemme nats as a LI, too, but I don't like it quite as well. I do still dilute it in a spray bottle and use it to refresh with, though.

Do you use any oils for moisture or sealing? That helps me a lot!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
GVPCB was too heavy for my very fine curls, although I use it for deep conditioning. I LOOOOOVE Tresemme' naturals Radiant Volume. I use a lot of it and it clumps beautifully, smells nice, and lets my curls be bouncy.

Bonus: It's not expensive, so if you don't like it, you're not out a ton of money.
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.
For a LI I like SM curl and style milk, Curly kinks Satin Roots, and lately I've been trying (and liking) As I Am leave in. These are light enough that they don't weigh down my fine hair, but still pack enough moisture. I've also tried leaving in some of my CJ curl assurance smoothing conditioner - very moisturizing as a LI but more expensive. I also agree that if you haven't already, you should try sealing with an oil - this is a must for me in the winter.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
I haven't tried that yet, I've always been afraid of using oils on my fine hair, but I'm definitely starting to think I should! Any particular oils? I don't like olive/coconut oil left in because the smell tends to linger, maybe sweet almond? Or are there pre-made oil blends that smell nice?
2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
I use a mineral oil leave-in - Curlesque by TiGi. But then I use cone products...I don't think the LI has cones, though. Jas76 just wrote a post on mineral oil, you might like to look at it? good luck! I am well aware that what works on my hair or other's hair won't necessarily work on yours...maybe some experimentation is in order!

ETA Coconut oil is a great weekly DT for fine hair, if not for a leave-in I use it once a week and it is awesome! I have 3 types (even 4 or 5 on a good day) in fine hair, and my hair drinks coconut oil and leaves massive curls in it's wake
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!

Last edited by Knotty_Maddy; 11-01-2012 at 11:13 PM.
CJ Beauticurls is the best I've come across. I even go to the expense of getting it shipped over here as I can't find anything here that even comes close. I did like KC Knot Today too but CJ is the only thing that plays nice with CIAB in my hair.
3b in South Australia.
The CurlJunkie leave in....Beauticurls? My hair feels best after using this. SO much more moisturized and soft compared other leave-ins I've tried.

I've also been trying out Paul Mitchell The Conditioner.....I don't hear a lot about it so maybe it's drying on others, but I've really been liking it. I've only used it twice but my hair came out great both times....more ringlet-y than usual and more shiny as well. The only thing I changed was using the PM (Sally has a generic that apparently works the same, I will probably get that next time).


4a?? Maybe 3c...some 4b??? No clue

tiny s-waves, coils, and spirals


- Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix or KC Come Clean
- Co-wash: Suave Naturals or V05
- RO: GVP Conditioning Balm or Tresemme Naturals
-Stylers: Garnier Pure Clean Gel, CJ Aloe Fix, KCCC


"I remember your childhood hair....flowin' wild at the county fair" - kelley stoltz

"and all the hours that you've been sitting at your vanity....may they carry you far from your misery" - conor oberst
I haven't tried that yet, I've always been afraid of using oils on my fine hair, but I'm definitely starting to think I should! Any particular oils? I don't like olive/coconut oil left in because the smell tends to linger, maybe sweet almond? Or are there pre-made oil blends that smell nice?
Originally Posted by seamelody14
I only use olive and coconut oil in my weekly DT; they are too heavy for me as a LI. For sealing, I like sweet almond or apricot kernel. I also like EO conditioning serum; this is a blend of oils. The scent is rose, but it doesn't linger. I only need a few drops of this to seal my hair.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
Giovanni Direct Leave In is always a favorite of mine. It's very light so it's great for finer hair and it's pretty inexpensive.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner as my leave in due to the fact the UK isn't so great at selling good, cheap leave ins, like there aren't many at all compared to the US Does anyone else use it? What's your opinions of it?
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I've really been liking SM Coconut Hibiscus Milk, using the Smoothie to seal. However, the other day I tried Oyin Handmade Hair Dew for the first time and I think I'm smitten!! We'll see.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

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With Argan oil, grape oil and marula oil, this is my favourite oil one so far.Stock up when on sale. I notice my curls are shinier and even highlights seem brighter using this( who knew?)
I use Tresemme Naturals conditioner as my leave in due to the fact the UK isn't so great at selling good, cheap leave ins, like there aren't many at all compared to the US Does anyone else use it? What's your opinions of it?
Originally Posted by justdoingme
I do! I love it! I use it as my RO/LI and seal with olive oil. I get soft, frizz-free curls every time!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
I've really been liking SM Coconut Hibiscus Milk, using the Smoothie to seal. However, the other day I tried Oyin Handmade Hair Dew for the first time and I think I'm smitten!! We'll see.
Originally Posted by poemaXX
PoemaXX, where did you get the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew?
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
I've really been liking SM Coconut Hibiscus Milk, using the Smoothie to seal. However, the other day I tried Oyin Handmade Hair Dew for the first time and I think I'm smitten!! We'll see.
Originally Posted by poemaXX
PoemaXX, where did you get the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
I got mine via the swap board. I think unless you live in Baltimore where they have a brick-and-mortar store, you have to order online. Their website is Oyin Handmade-Natural Hair and Body Care Products , but I know CurlMart and a few others carry the products as well. HTH!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Sage Naturalceuticals also sells it.

http://www.sagenaturalceuticals.com/shop/
poemaXX likes this.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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I've really been liking SM Coconut Hibiscus Milk, using the Smoothie to seal. However, the other day I tried Oyin Handmade Hair Dew for the first time and I think I'm smitten!! We'll see.
Originally Posted by poemaXX
PoemaXX, where did you get the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew?
Originally Posted by ElizabethFaith
I got mine via the swap board. I think unless you live in Baltimore where they have a brick-and-mortar store, you have to order online. Their website is Oyin Handmade-Natural Hair and Body Care Products , but I know CurlMart and a few others carry the products as well. HTH!
Originally Posted by poemaXX
Thanks!
Curly and PROUD!!!

My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

CG since Sept. 2011
Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
Originally Posted by juanab
You may have solved my Black Friday PJ dilemma! ...or enabled it. Either way, thank you!!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

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