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curlsofny 02-05-2013 08:55 AM

V05 or other less $ conditioners as leave in
 
I've been using the Deva One C as a leave in under the Deva ultra defining gel and love the results! However, as most of us know it is expensive especially since I use a TON of one C. I love my hair to be weighed down, so I was wondering if a cheaper conditioner would work for me, and since it's cheap I could go wild. I figured since I like weighed down hair? Any suggestions? Even something to rotate with the Deva to extend the life of the bottle! Thanks!!

Jas76 02-05-2013 09:18 AM

Best suggestion I've heard is GVP conditioning Balm from Sally's. it's around $5 for a decent sized bottle - 12oz at least. (If there's not a Sally's near you you can order it through their website.)

Vo5 condish I've used and loved is the Shea Cashmere, but I can't say it compares to OneC.

curlsofny 02-05-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Jas76 (Post 2114579)
Best suggestion I've heard is GVP conditioning Balm from Sally's. it's around $5 for a decent sized bottle - 12oz at least. (If there's not a Sally's near you you can order it through their website.)

Vo5 condish I've used and loved is the Shea Cashmere, but I can't say it compares to OneC.

Thanks! I know, I probably won't match the One C, I just love it!! I have the GVP and wasn't thrilled with it as a leave in but I don't think I used enough. I really like to weigh it down which is opposite of most.

mollym 02-05-2013 09:50 AM

I also like my hair to be a little weighed down, and I rotate with Tresemme Naturals and the GVPCB as leave-ins. The TN is so cheap (like $4 for a big bottle) that I find I can use a LOT and it works well in my hair. I've also heard that the Nourishing Moisture one is similar to One C.

Jas76 02-05-2013 10:38 AM

You might try adding a little oil.

Also, I am a huge SM fan. I've yet to try the smoothie, but I hear it can weigh some people down, so maybe you'd like it. A lot of people use it as a LI/curl cream, some even as a DT bc it's so rich!

curlsofny 02-05-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jas76 (Post 2114625)
You might try adding a little oil.

Also, I am a huge SM fan. I've yet to try the smoothie, but I hear it can weigh some people down, so maybe you'd like it. A lot of people use it as a LI/curl cream, some even as a DT bc it's so rich!

Is SM Shea Moisture? Thanks!

curlsofny 02-05-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mollym (Post 2114594)
I also like my hair to be a little weighed down, and I rotate with Tresemme Naturals and the GVPCB as leave-ins. The TN is so cheap (like $4 for a big bottle) that I find I can use a LOT and it works well in my hair. I've also heard that the Nourishing Moisture one is similar to One C.

Thanks, I think I'll give the GVPCB a shot again and use more since I have some. I do see the Tresemme everywhere in the stores!!

Calendula 02-05-2013 12:44 PM

I like GVPCB as a leave-in (typically I don't even use any product over it, just the conditioner) and I find it the perfect weight for my fine/medium hair, but if I want to weigh it down more, I use the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk. At $10, that might be more than you want to spend, but it's cheaper than Deva.

curlsofny 02-05-2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Calendula (Post 2114688)
I like GVPCB as a leave-in (typically I don't even use any product over it, just the conditioner) and I find it the perfect weight for my fine/medium hair, but if I want to weigh it down more, I use the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk. At $10, that might be more than you want to spend, but it's cheaper than Deva.

They sell the SM at Target, right?

Calendula 02-05-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by curlsofny (Post 2114759)
They sell the SM at Target, right?

Sorry--yes, at Target and Walgreens and online.

rmc2 02-05-2013 04:22 PM

Another cheap leave in and that also serves as a curl definer gel is aloe Vera gel mixed with jojoba oil. Proportion is 3 parts avg and 1 part jojoba. I use an entire 3 tbsp of avg mixed with 1 tbsp jojoba oil. You can also use other light oils like almond and grapeseed. I also like to add 11/2 tsp glycerin; it renders the gel 100% crunch free. Without it there is a minimal amount of crunch.

curlsofny 02-05-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rmc2 (Post 2114801)
Another cheap leave in and that also serves as a curl definer gel is aloe Vera gel mixed with jojoba oil. Proportion is 3 parts avg and 1 part jojoba. I use an entire 3 tbsp of avg mixed with 1 tbsp jojoba oil. You can also use other light oils like almond and grapeseed. I also like to add 11/2 tsp glycerin; it renders the gel 100% crunch free. Without it there is a minimal amount of crunch.

Nice...thank you for this

curlsofny 02-05-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Calendula (Post 2114771)
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Originally Posted by curlsofny (Post 2114759)
They sell the SM at Target, right?

Sorry--yes, at Target and Walgreens and online.

Yep I think I remember seeing it at Target, thanks!


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