Conditioner too mousterizing??

*haha, oops... MOISTURIZING... wasn't paying attention =P*

Sooo.... I think my conditioner (use the Whole Foods brand 365 Conditioner) is too heavy for my hair. I know that my hair likes the "creamy" products to form curls, but don't want to pay a lot of $$ for a good hair cream. Any thoughts on relatively in-expensive curl defining cremes or better yet -- a homemade recipe?? =D

Thanks so much, all!!

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Type 2C

Last edited by livingbcof316; 07-28-2014 at 08:34 PM.
Tresseme naturals? And don't forget you can always mix the overcreamy conditioner with water to dilute and water it down a bit.
Hope this helps
Pearl 😄
You may also try adding somethings to your conditioner- like protein or dissolved epsom salts to keep the curl but not overmoisturize. Proteins that may work are unflavored gelatin or Colorful Neutral protein filler, which are both hydrolyzed.

The curl cream I make has flaxseed gel, conditioner, and a hard hold gel from Science-y Hair Blog. I usually use honey for my hard hold gel, but the original recipe has honey or agave syrup as an extra ingredient.
3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity?
CG since November 2013.

Pre-Poo: Coconut Oil overnight, or a greek yogurt mixture
Shampoo: Curls Cleanser and/or clarifier
Conditioner: trying out different Suave Naturals conditioners and GVP's leave-in conditioner at the moment
Styler: iagirl's super smooth flax curl cream. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month
DT: conditioner or yogurt base with honey and oil if the conditioner has none.
Ah! You make a curl cream using your FSG?? I do make FSG quite a bit, but haven't made a cream out of it before... how do you make yours? How do you store it/how long does it usually last for you?

How would I add the gelatin to conditioner? Dissolve it in some water before mixing it with the cond.?

Last edited by livingbcof316; 07-28-2014 at 03:13 PM.
Thanks, PearlRowell! I might have to check into the Tresseme Naturals...
Oh sorry would you describe your hair as thin thick or in between and is your hair kinky curly or thick and curly or just thin curls
I'm 2C... Haven't had a "Pro's" input, but I think I have fine, full hair. =)
If you already make fsg, you can add gelatin during that process instead of to your conditioner. I do gelatin treatments almost weekly but not that. I have seen (and had forgotten) recently about making gelatin hair gel- I think the thread name was "root curl?" in the general discussion section.

My hair is 3C/4A, low porosity, lower density, and fine textured. I like the tresemme naturals bc it doesnt have a lot of oils. I also like the Suave naturals. Most of those have no oil so I have to add some though.

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3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity?
CG since November 2013.

Pre-Poo: Coconut Oil overnight, or a greek yogurt mixture
Shampoo: Curls Cleanser and/or clarifier
Conditioner: trying out different Suave Naturals conditioners and GVP's leave-in conditioner at the moment
Styler: iagirl's super smooth flax curl cream. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month
DT: conditioner or yogurt base with honey and oil if the conditioner has none.
It's better to go for a thinner more water based conditioner like a leave in almost, I cannot recommend any to you as I don't use thin CO's but if it's first ingredient is water then it would be water based co and I think that's a thinner but still moisturising co.
Hope this helped
Pearl 😄
Are you experiencing build up? If so clarify and look for a product lower in butters, polyquats, waxes including cetyl esters and lanolin, petrolatum, silicones.

If you do mean too moisturising (adds or increases water) look for a product lower in the more potent humectants: glycerin, aloe vera, honey etc. If the product is too thick or richly conditioning either dilute or look for a lighter product with more cationic surfactants and fewer fatty alcohols.

Hydrolysed protein has humectant properties so IS moisturising in the right dew points/ humidities, however it can also boost curl and body/ volume if used in moderation. DO NOT add gelatin to your bottle of conditioner, you risk bacteria growth, only do very small batches.
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

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