Leave In and Rinse Out Suggestions?

I've been putting off this post for too long. I am in need of LI and RO suggestions.

Right now I used GVP CB as a RO and kind of LI, in that I don't always rinse it complete out. Then I add AG Re:coil Curl Cream, which I like for definition, but it leaves my hair fairly dry and sometimes brittle at the end of the day. I use Biotera gel to finish, which gets the job done.

In the past I've used these LIs:
KCKT -- Not enough slip, feels drying
CJ Coffee Coco Creme (not Lite) -- Hated it, felt like it did nothing for my hair, not moisturizing, not drying. It just sat there.
Loreal Out of Bed -- not bad, but the 'cones were a bit havoc-wreaking.

ROs I've used:
GVP CB -- The only thing that works, but it doesn't feel as moisturizing as it used to.
Trader Joe's Refresh Citrus Conditioner -- not enough slip
Garnier Triple Nutrition -- too heavy, not enough slip
CJ Curl Rehab -- drying, zero slip
Yes To Carrots -- love it, but not moisturizing enough to tame my frizz.

Based on what hasn't worked, what can you recommend?

Money isn't a problem, so drugstore or salon brands are welcome. I'd like to give another CJ product a shot, but haven't had great luck with them. I've had Deva products on my hair when I've gotten Deva Cuts and they've been hit or miss.

In case you can't see my siggie, my hair is fine, with normal porosity and elasticity.

Thanks curlies!
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
We use all the same products (with the exception of me loving CJ). I am just interested to see what other people say.

Have you tried the DevaCurl OneC? Personally it was not moisturizing enough for me, but it has good slip. One drugstore I love for detangling is L'oreal hydra gloss for dry/damaged hair. Great slip, does have amodimethicone.

Also I like adding honey to all my rinseouts. Adds slip and moisture.

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
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Blog: Curls and Blossoms

Remember you can always get samples from kathymack!

Leave-ins:
CJ Beauticurls leave-in
Oyin Hair Dew
Shea Moisture Smoothie

ROs:
Regis Olive Oil conditioner
Sevi Pumpkin Seed
CJ Smoothing conditioner
CJ Deep Fix (feels like more protein than moisture though)

Some of my suggestions have protein, others don't. I don't know how much you like protein in your conditioners. Another thought is to try out Marie Dean products. I found most of what I tried to be pretty heavy but really moisturizing. You could consult with kathymack or perhaps try emailing the web site for suggestions.

I've emailed Marsha at Curl Junkie and consulted with her about my hair properties to see about product suggestions. She was very friendly and helpful in suggesting products and combos! I think the email is info@curljunkie.com. HTH!

ETA: I just thought of something else. Have you tried pre-pooing with coconut oil for extra moisture?
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


Last edited by asianrunner; 12-09-2012 at 09:29 PM.
We use all the same products (with the exception of me loving CJ). I am just interested to see what other people say.

Have you tried the DevaCurl OneC? Personally it was not moisturizing enough for me, but it has good slip. One drugstore I love for detangling is L'oreal hydra gloss for dry/damaged hair. Great slip, does have amodimethicone.

Also I like adding honey to all my rinseouts. Adds slip and moisture.
Originally Posted by waterlily716
Thanks for the honey suggestion, I'll try that. I think my stylist used OneC when I got my haircuts, and it did seem to have good slip. I was also watching your drugstore conditioner video from the summer, so I might try some of those.


ETA: I just thought of something else. Have you tried pre-pooing with coconut oil for extra moisture?
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Thanks for the suggestions, I think my hair is not a fan of protein because the Shea Moisture products were a disaster. I have prepood with coconut oil, but it just left my hair greasy.
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

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