Hair cream vs Hair conditioner

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Hello ladies , so I hv this question in my head since I don't use hair conditioners cuz the curly friendly products nearly don't exist where I live, I bought hair cream called First aid doctor of hair and it has no chemicals n it works fine as a detangler and conditioner , however I wanna know is there a difference between hair cream and a conditioner ? Not in term of cleansing cuz I use herbs to exfoliate my scalp, but in terms of hydration and making the hair happy
I searched everywhere but no answer but I know here I will get more than I want ^_^

Btw the cream ingredients are
Lanolin , mink oil, aromatherapy essential oils , natural vegetable oil, vitamin h.
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Last edited by Sayoon; 04-30-2013 at 02:58 AM.
Oh well -.- this thread should be deleted
I'm not sure but to me, it seems that the purpose of both products are different. A conditioner is designed - generally speaking - to moisturise and detangle your hair. A cream can be moisturising, but belongs to the category of styling products.

However, I must admit that I don't have any sources for this other than my own experiences.
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I'm not sure but to me, it seems that the purpose of both products are different. A conditioner is designed - generally speaking - to moisturise and detangle your hair. A cream can be moisturising, but belongs to the category of styling products.

However, I must admit that I don't have any sources for this other than my own experiences.
Originally Posted by Lauraimes
At least u responded thank u
I get confused too. I am fuzzy too on what's the difference between a curl enhancer and a curl creme. And of course, I think some people can use a conditioner as a styling creme and not need a gel. Frankly it seems like just try everything and see what works!
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I think we should use conditioner occasionally. It harm to hairs, also remove natural shining of hairs. If you want then use yoghurt with honey and Amla powder.
There is no scientific distinction between hair "cream" or "creme" and "conditioner." Generally speaking, I would imagine that a "cream/creme" is heavier and more moisturizing than a "conditioner" but any ingredients could be found in either category so the classification doesn't tell you anything.

There is no one product we can recommend. If there were one amazing product that worked for everyone under all conditions... this site wouldn't exist. Everyone would just buy that one product. So you'll have to figure out what works for you.

The best way is to read up on curly hair basics and figure out your hair properties. Here's a great informative website. Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Read up on the newbies section of the forum as well, and about "dew points and humectants" and "moisture/protein balance." You can use the search function to look up articles and threads on the topics.

After you've figured out your hair properties, you can try looking around this site for curlies w/ similar hair properties, and see what they are using.
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That 'cream' sounds more like a whipped butter than a cream - to someone with a pharmacy or formulation background a cream is an oil and water emulsion.

A conditioner would usually contain water or a humectant, plus an emulsifying agent, and would be able to 'reset' the hair's pH to acid after washing. Oils and butters don't have a pH and don't attract water so they can only coat the surface not close the cuticle or moisturise.

I struggle to believe curly girl friendly products don't exist, cheap basic light conditioners tend to be silicone free, you can add a little of your own oil if you want them richer.
That 'cream' sounds more like a whipped butter than a cream - to someone with a pharmacy or formulation background a cream is an oil and water emulsion.

A conditioner would usually contain water or a humectant, plus an emulsifying agent, and would be able to 'reset' the hair's pH to acid after washing. Oils and butters don't have a pH and don't attract water so they can only coat the surface not close the cuticle or moisturise.

I struggle to believe curly girl friendly products don't exist, cheap basic light conditioners tend to be silicone free, you can add a little of your own oil if you want them richer.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Very true this cream smells like butter and I feel it coats my hair and retain moisture only if my hair is wet.

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