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Skibies 03-03-2007 11:26 AM

Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
 
I have read that Trader Joes's Conditioner is really good. I have to travel an hour to get it, I can not find it online. I might see if the store nearest me will ship it to me. Anyway, I know it is a good price 2.50 per bottle(what I have read), but I want to know how big is the bottle and is the Shampoo just as good. I do not shampoo very often but I want to know is it moisturing or not. Do people use it for conditioning washes because if it is a big enough bottle I want to start using it for CW. :)

Skibies 03-03-2007 01:05 PM

I called trader joe's and they said each bottle is 16oz and may be less than the $2.50 price I have seen on the on the internet. When I go I am going to stock up on the conditioner, I am so excited. I am thinking about going poo free entonces I am not that worried about the poo. Sorry for the post, I found out the info. But, I will let you know the results for my 3a/b hair.

Max 03-16-2007 09:32 PM

Hi. I use Trader Joe's Nourish shampoo on occasion. I bought it for my husband because it's cheap and he doesn't care what he uses. i had to use it a couple of times and realized that i liked it quite a bit. i bought the conditioner but haven't had the nerve to try it yet. I'd love to know what you think.

tooj68 03-16-2007 10:43 PM

Yes, do tell, because based on all the reviews, I am dying to try it too!

TY! :D

banjocurl 03-16-2007 11:57 PM

i've been using it and like it a lot, tho it does dry crunchy--it holds really well. i put up 2 new pics in my product experiment album. i use and like so many products now.

hockeymomof3 03-17-2007 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by banjocurl
i've been using it and like it a lot, tho it does dry crunchy--it holds really well. i put up 2 new pics in my product experiment album. i use and like so many products now.

Your hair looks awesome with the Trader Joe's condish! Full of definition and body! :) Beautiful!

Suburbanbushbabe 03-17-2007 01:36 PM

Re: Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skibies
I have read that Trader Joes's Conditioner is really good. I have to travel an hour to get it, I can not find it online. I might see if the store nearest me will ship it to me. Anyway, I know it is a good price 2.50 per bottle(what I have read), but I want to know how big is the bottle and is the Shampoo just as good. I do not shampoo very often but I want to know is it moisturing or not. Do people use it for conditioning washes because if it is a big enough bottle I want to start using it for CW. :)

I do. At first I didn't -- but I just love this stuff for a co-wash. My hair is 4a and begs for moisture and conditioning, especially during winter. I sometimes add a smidge of castor oil and honey to the TJ during the winter. I no longer use it for a rinseout, just co-wash. My rinse out conditioner (and leave in) is Robert Craig. The bottle is 16 oz. I'm not fond of the shampoo but I rarely shampoo

Max 03-17-2007 02:16 PM

I'm sorry not to know this, but what's a co-wash?

LizaMarz 03-17-2007 02:19 PM

I am so loving the TJ's Nourish poo and condish! It doesn't make me crunchy at all. the shampoo is gentle and the conditioner gives me great slip and clumping! plus the smell is so subtle and fresh. love it!!

wild~hair 03-17-2007 02:33 PM

I've used it to condition wash and I really like it.

I don't use it as a conditioner because it's not powerful enough for my hair, I need something really rich and conditioning. But it's a great lightweight conditioner.

The only drawback to it [and I don't know about the shampoo, just the conditioner] is that it has citrus in it, so it could strip haircolor. I know that it has done this for me. I still use it, though, because it's not too severe.

Skibies 03-17-2007 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Max
I'm sorry not to know this, but what's a co-wash?

A co-wash or cw is a conditioning wash. This means you right you wet your hair and apply a little conditioner(not a deep) and you use it the same way you would use shampoo. This is excellent for curly hair and some people do it every day, every other day or every three days it depends on your hair. Most curlies see a difference in their curls after doing this for a while. Some curlies opt not to use shampoo every only do CW's. Hope this helps.

Max 03-18-2007 08:03 AM

so i get it: people use a conditioner instead of a shampoo and then sometimes use a second conditioner to condition? i knew the CG routine included using conditioner only - but i didn't realize that some people used a second one also. is that common? why not just the second one instead of the first one if the first one isn't moisturizing enough?
thanks.

Fearnotsomuch 03-18-2007 12:20 PM

A lot of us use a thinner, more "clairifying" conditioner for out co-wash which helps distribute the oils, cleanse the scalp, and prevent some build-up. The second conditioner is generally more moisturizing. My second conditioner just happens to be a leave-in.

Max 03-18-2007 01:58 PM

got it. thanks.

wild~hair 03-18-2007 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Max
why not just the second one instead of the first one if the first one isn't moisturizing enough?
thanks.

Ditto the above from Fearnotsomuch.

For the co-wash conditioner I use a much thinner condish, one that's easily distributed through the hair. I use a TON of it. It's usually a cheap conditioner, like TJ's Nourish. And I rinse it out really thoroughly. I use this maybe 2 weeks in a row, then I use a non-sulfate 'poo on the third week. [I wash my hair once a week, as it's very thick and takes forever to dry. It also doesn't ever really get oily.]

For the regular conditioner, I use something many, many times thicker than TJ's, more moisturizing and usually with protein [because my hair loves protein certainly not for everyone]. I also leave a little bit of this in when I rinse.

Curlygoddess 03-21-2007 12:38 AM

I use both on a regular basis and like them alot
shampoo is very mild and still cleanses well

Max 03-21-2007 07:23 AM

i wanted to report that i tried the TJ conditioner the day before yesterday.
i was surprised that it did provide a lot more hold than i've had before and it also dried crunchy (this was after my graham webb Making Waves gel - so it could have been the interaction?).
those two things weren't bad, but i feel that it also dried my hair out a bit - and i can't afford that. i may try it again - but i'm not sure.
i still love the shampoo - and will continue to use that a couple of times a week.

laurabeth33 03-21-2007 07:24 AM

Maybe I can save you some time and money. :D

The TJ Nourish Conditioner seems to be a knockoff of Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hair Remoisturizer Conditioner. Therefore, if you like the Giovanni 50:50 condish, the TJ one is much, much cheaper. The Giovanni one is easier to find (at VitaminShoppe, GNC, etc). Then you can try it and do the cheaper one if you like it.

Both condishes are what I consider love-hate products. Either your hair will adore them or hate them. Most who love them are in drier climates, I've noticed, and many prefer them in cooler temps to warmer ones.

The citrus oils/extracts did lift my RC color, even a few weeks after coloring, so if you have resistant grays, I would pass on this one.

As for the poo, it was found to be too drying by way too many people for me to have tried.


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