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I'm curious about them. They're readily available in store here and not that expensive so I'd love to hear your opinion. Below are all the products available that I believe are CG. Curious to see what you think about the ingredients and whether you regard them as natural because I'm not quite sure (I'm getting better and better at identifying ingredients but I'm not quite there yet).

As for my specific hair needs, no SLS, no silicones, preferably no polyquats (and I know that they are in there so hope to hear about other people's experiences) and it should not be too heavy as my hair gets weighed down easily. Proteins are preferred.

Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Aqua, Sucrose, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, Mel, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Laurate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

Rainforest Moisture Conditioner

Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Cetyl Esters, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Salicylic Acid, Mel, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

Rainforest Shine Shampoo

Aqua, Sucrose, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Laurate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Geraniol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

Rainforest Shine Conditioner

Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Salicylic Acid, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.

Rainforest Radiance Shampoo

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sucrose (Depilatory Agent), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (Surfactant), Lauryl Betaine (Surfactant), Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid (Surfactant - Cleansing Agent), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate (Surfactant), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Parfum (Fragrance), Sucrose Laurate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Isopropyl Alcohol (Solvent), Polyquaternium-6 (Conditioner), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).

Rainforest Radiance Condtioner

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate (Antistatic Agent), Glycine Soja Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Sucrose Laurate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Hydroxypropyl Guar (Emulsion stabilizer, Viscocity increasing agent), Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).

Rainforest Balance Shampoo

Aqua, Sucrose, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, Propylene Glycol, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Parfum, Sucrose Laurate, Sodium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Lamium Album Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

Rainforest Balance Conditioner

Aqua, Kaolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Parfum, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Propylene Glycol, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Lamium Album Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

Purely based on the ingredients, I think I'd prefer the Rainforest Balance line. However, seeing that I cannot identify so many ingredients makes me think it's perhaps not as natural as I'd like.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number
oooh The Body Shop! I LOVE the Rainforest Moisture conditioner. It might even be one of my top products. Though, I think it's too heavy for you!

I also have the Rainforest Moisture hair butter! Which is totally great too! And I have a mini of the Rainforest Moisture shampoo, which I haven't tried out yet but will.

(Btw, why do you want ingredients to be natural..? There are natural ingredients that are bad for the hair (like isopropyl alcohol), and non-natural ingredients that are good for the hair...)

At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
I guess there's not even really a rational idea behind me wanting to use natural products... I've been all natural for quite a few years now. Maybe it's coming from my food philosophy: I want to eat real food, so no additives etc.

However, natural products are so expensive and difficult to get that I'm looking for alternatives like Dr. Organic and the Body Shop.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number
Body Shop haven't been natural for many years, that's just marketing.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I like the Rainforest Radiance Shampoo.
It gives a lot of lather and you can do a looong time with just one bottle (I used to use a bottle of shampoo every 3 weeks or so... now I'm using that shampoo almost every wash since the beginning of March and the bottle is almost empty and it was the small bottle of 6,5€ not the big bottle)

I personally do not like the rainforest radiance conditioner since it was too thick and I had problems squeezing it out of the bottle.
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume


iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
There is salt in a few of those products. I thought salt was drying to hair.
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
There is salt in a few of those products. I thought salt was drying to hair.
Originally Posted by kleinehexe
It is for me. A lot of wavies like salt for the curl enhancing properties.
So if my hair is not dry and is low porosity (that's my guess) will salt harm it? Is this one of those things I just need to try?
Firefox, I figured it would me marketing. Would you use the Body Shop products?

Neleke, question for you: what do you think about the cottonseed curl booster? I checked our shop yesterday and saw they had it in stock whereas it's not on the website.

With regards to the salt: I think it's something you have to try. It probably depends on both your hair and routine whether you like it or not.
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F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number
Hi there!

I've tried the Rainforest Moisture line:

Shampoo:
hated.

Conditioner:
liked

Hair Butter:
liked

Rainforest Radiance Condish:
liked


The conditioners were nice and gave me a good amount of clumpage, I don't know what ingredients contribute to clumpage. If I'm traveling somewhere and I happen to run out of my usual products I would buy these (Body Shop seems ubiquitous). The shampoo was drying on me though.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
I tried the cottonseed curl booster before ever hearing about CG. I did not like it then, it just sat on my highly porous hair and never soaked in.
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
Oh yeah, also I don't like the smell of the Moisture line (the Radiance is better) but performance trumps smell for me in hair products (unless the smell is just awful and/or lingers).
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
There's a groupon $20 for $10

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Firefox, I figured it would me marketing. Would you use the Body Shop products?

Neleke, question for you: what do you think about the cottonseed curl booster? I checked our shop yesterday and saw they had it in stock whereas it's not on the website.

With regards to the salt: I think it's something you have to try. It probably depends on both your hair and routine whether you like it or not.
Originally Posted by Lauraimes
I actually would use certain items: I bought the Cottonseed Curl Booster after my hair guru Neleke mentioned it but haven't used it much yet. I would try the Rainforest Moisture conditioner if I didn't already have a MAHOOSIVE stash of conditioners! Might be a bit rich for you tho, I have high porosity. Not anti the shampoos, I just don't use them.

The salt is quite possibly just there as a thickener not in sufficient quantities to be drying. It is used for that purpose in shampoos.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
That banana conditioner smells wonderful. I almost bought it on the spot.

The moisture conditioner is the only one that's aloe free, so it's the only rainforest one I could be tempted to try.
There's a Body Shop in my mall - guess where I'm going today! PJ wins again...
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2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!
AND a groupon! OMG. Rapture.
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2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
I guess there's not even really a rational idea behind me wanting to use natural products... I've been all natural for quite a few years now. Maybe it's coming from my food philosophy: I want to eat real food, so no additives etc.

However, natural products are so expensive and difficult to get that I'm looking for alternatives like Dr. Organic and the Body Shop.
Originally Posted by Lauraimes
I think you have to be really careful about only using natural ingredients topically. When people think of natural ingredients I think they're most referring to whole ingredients.

I am the hugest whole/real food person, in terms of what I consume, because I our bodies were designed to pull out and break down food into usable proteins, vitamins, sugars, etc. and I think processed foods interfere with that and can give us a "high" on things we don't need.

With that said hair and skin are very different. Our hair doesn't have the ability to break down proteins, extract glycerin, and oils. These ingredients are derived from natural products (well glycerin can be synthetic), but they are listed by their chemical component name and it took some unnatural processes to make it happen. We have to make whole ingredients useful to our skin and hair, if we don't we'd be better off eating it.

I think it's one thing to avoid harmful ingredients and opt for gentler ones. Processed or synthetic ingredients can be a lot more concentrated, making them more harmful, but we shouldn't be afraid of them as a whole. Also, not all natural things are the bees knees. You wouldn't go swim in a sulfur lake, or a lava flow, or rub a toxin excreting frog or poison oak on your face and they're all naturally occurring. Many botanical ingredients are very potent and irritating to the skin.
Jessiebanana, thank you so much. You have given me some food for thought, and I really appreciate that! I definitely share your views with regards to food and I'm curious to hear more about the products you choose for hair/skin care, and more specifically, why. Getting insights in someone else's considerations may help me to review my own views. I'm open to change my current ideas and learn new things/approach it from a different angle.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Looking for a new one
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC
Experimenting with: Inecto Pure Coconut Conditioner

Beauty Is Not a Number
There's a Body Shop in my mall - guess where I'm going today! PJ wins again...
Originally Posted by WavyRoo
DITTO!!! I posted in the other Body Shop thread....but this is what i got today...i rarely shop in the Body Shop but i HAD to go especially with a groupon!:

-Wooden Comb that i hear so many rave about
-Banana Conditioner bc i love everything bananas!
-2 mini body scrubs

I can't wait to try my comb on my hair in the morning!!
2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

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