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Old 06-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
 
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Default Cheap, moisturizing conditioner (not suave)?

Recently my hair has been super dry (I recently started Acutane and that's not helping) and I can't seem to get it moisturized.I've been trying to fix it but nothing seems to be working. I've been using Tresseme Naturals because its budget friendly but it's actually making my hair feel more dry.

I'm looking for a cheap, super moisturizing conditioner. It doesn't have a be cg- as long as it works. My main issue is that my hair is really long... So I can go trough products in a week or two (why do they even sell conditioner in those tiny jars?) so anything in a small container won't work because of cost issues.

They don't sell suave in my part of Canada. I'm tempted to stop cg and switch to Hello Hydration just because its so cost efficient.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
 
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I would concentrate on firstly treating your scalp with ingredients like ceramides, aloe vera inner leaf gel, panthenol and allantoin all of which are beneficial for hair too. Secondly using oils on your hair since you will be producing less and less sebum as time goes by. Limit or avoid oils rich in oleic acid because it can be comedogenic and irritating, silicones do not moisturise BTW.

You could make or 'doctor' some of your own products to save money? SMT's are a common deep treatment - a cheap conditioner plus honey plus aloe vera plus a natural oil or butter if you wish. Here in the UK sugar syrup is cheaper than honey and has much the same humectant effect.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
 
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Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
 
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I don't know if this is cost effective enough for you, but Nature's Gate has some good conditioners and I've seen them for around $6.50 USD for 18 fl oz/ 532 ml. If it's a really well formulated conditioner, you actually need to use much less product so the cost can often be the same as buying a cheaper conditioner but the results much better. I am currently using Nature's Gate Jojoba conditioner and I find it very moisturizing.

Another thing you can do to increase the amount of moisture in your hair is homemade treatments such as olive oil + honey. This will greatly increase the moisture in your hair and be cost effective as well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
 
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Personally, I find the Deva NoPoo very drying. It also has a polyquat. While they aren't supposed to build up, I have issues with them coating my hair and needing a strong surfactant to remove them.

I'd try clarifying with a strong surfactant, change to a different cleanser--and see if your YT Carrots works. You could also add some of the other YT Conditioners and rotate them for something a little different.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
 
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GVP Conditioning balm is awesome! 16oz for $7 I think. Tresseme dried my hair out big time. So did v05. This is great, great slip, great moisture, but its not natural at all. My hair is SUPER thick 3c, VERY dense & a quarter size of this for 1/4 of my hair works just fine. Just put it in wet hair, add more water if needed, & bam. Awesome hair
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I don't know if this is cost effective enough for you, but Nature's Gate has some good conditioners and I've seen them for around $6.50 USD for 18 fl oz/ 532 ml. If it's a really well formulated conditioner, you actually need to use much less product so the cost can often be the same as buying a cheaper conditioner but the results much better. I am currently using Nature's Gate Jojoba conditioner and I find it very moisturizing.

Another thing you can do to increase the amount of moisture in your hair is homemade treatments such as olive oil + honey. This will greatly increase the moisture in your hair and be cost effective as well.
Where do you buy these? What are the ingredients like?
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:09 AM   #8
 
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Aussie is super moisturizing. I backed away from it because I thought it was thinning my hair but I'm not so sure now.

It is very moisturizing and a DREAM detangler
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #9
 
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I second GVP conditioning balm from Sally's. That stuff is amazing!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #10
 
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Where do you buy these? What are the ingredients like?
I've seen them on the ground in health stores or big organic-leaning grocery stores like Whole Foods in the US. Don't know if they're available on the ground in Canada, but you should check in health food stores.

I also don't know if Amazon ships to Canada, but I found the Jojoba one I use for even cheaper: Amazon.com: Natures Gate Conditioner Revitalizing Jojoba 18 oz: Beauty

Nature`s Gate Jojoba Revitalizing Conditioner for Damaged Hair - NaturallyCurly.com
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Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
LI: sometimes TN Radiant Care
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control*, Ogx BKT serum*
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

*have cones
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iherb discount code: CFN646
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Where do you buy these? What are the ingredients like?
I've seen them on the ground in health stores or big organic-leaning grocery stores like Whole Foods in the US. Don't know if they're available on the ground in Canada, but you should check in health food stores.

I also don't know if Amazon ships to Canada, but I found the Jojoba one I use for even cheaper: Amazon.com: Natures Gate Conditioner Revitalizing Jojoba 18 oz: Beauty

Nature`s Gate Jojoba Revitalizing Conditioner for Damaged Hair - NaturallyCurly.com
Cool, thanks. I'm in the US, So no problem there(:
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