fell off the CG wagon and i'm a big fuzzball

in the past year or so, i've really fallen off the CG wagon - started using biosilk again, which is fine, but i had to start using shampoo with it, and now i feel like my hair is getting frizzy again.

trying to get back into CG (i've been away from this board for ages!), and i just ordered curl keeper and too shea! condish so i can do some heat treatments.

can i get some recommendations for a good deep conditioner/deep treatment? i'm a 2c. i've been reading through posts and i'm not clear about the difference between a deep treatment that requires conditioning after, and just a heavy conditioner. which do i need?

also, can i get some recs for a good daily condish that i can get at the drugstore? i saw some mentions of aussie conditioners somewhere.

thanks!
3A with some bits of 3B; fairly porous, I think (bumpy strands!), growing out old dye damage. No chemical treatments/color since 06/2010.

Claim to fame - Inventor of plopping when it was called "the towel trick"!!

Back on CG as of 02/09/2013
Cleanser: Deva No Poo
Rinse-out/LI: Deva OneC, homemade protein conditioner/detangler
Styler: Krystal Ecostyler, LALSG, trying Biolage Gelee

Growing my hair as far as it'll go - approaching hip stretched, waist curly!
My favorite DT currently is TooShea + 2T of honey. As far as a DT you need to condition after, I think you're thinking of protein treatments. Is your hair damaged enough to warrant a protein treatment (color, heat styling, etc) or are you just looking for moisture?

Aussie Moist is a really good daily co. It has one water soluble cone in it that should be any problem. If you can find it, Activate is an awesome conditioner too. (The shampoo is awesome as well.)
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thanks for replying! i picked up some aussie moist and aussie cleanse & something (i can't remember the name, it's condish for greasy scalp) that i figured might be a good COwash conditioner. also got some LA looks gel.

so you add honey to your too shea? does that just add more moisture?

thanks again!
3A with some bits of 3B; fairly porous, I think (bumpy strands!), growing out old dye damage. No chemical treatments/color since 06/2010.

Claim to fame - Inventor of plopping when it was called "the towel trick"!!

Back on CG as of 02/09/2013
Cleanser: Deva No Poo
Rinse-out/LI: Deva OneC, homemade protein conditioner/detangler
Styler: Krystal Ecostyler, LALSG, trying Biolage Gelee

Growing my hair as far as it'll go - approaching hip stretched, waist curly!
forgot to add - i don't think my hair is particularly damaged, so i probalby don't need protein if that's what it's for. i heat-style from time to time, but i don't fry it and i use ceramic tools that (i hope) are slightly less damaging. maybe a protein treatment once a month or so would be good to keep it strong?
3A with some bits of 3B; fairly porous, I think (bumpy strands!), growing out old dye damage. No chemical treatments/color since 06/2010.

Claim to fame - Inventor of plopping when it was called "the towel trick"!!

Back on CG as of 02/09/2013
Cleanser: Deva No Poo
Rinse-out/LI: Deva OneC, homemade protein conditioner/detangler
Styler: Krystal Ecostyler, LALSG, trying Biolage Gelee

Growing my hair as far as it'll go - approaching hip stretched, waist curly!
Yeah, it wouldn't hurt to try a protein treatment and if it goes well you could do it every now and then. Sally's generic Kpak is a good choice because it's cheap, quick, and easy. You just do your COwash, apply the KPak, leave it on for 3-5min depending on your damage level but no more than 5), rinse WELL, then DT. When I was growing my chemically treated and heat damaged ends off I did this every other week or so (and a regular DT on the off weeks). It really helped. Now I don't need it. If you do the treatment and a really good protein free-DT and your hair ends up feeling kinda dry, crispy/crunchy or generally unhappy, you may be protein sensitive or your hair just may not need it. Don't worry, it won't do any damage. You just clarify (I like apple cider vinegar) and moisturize and avoid the protein in the future.

The honey is good for moisture and slip and AWESOME for shine. Really amps up my DTs and makes my hair super shiny. I'm a sucker for shine and it's awesome to find silicone-free ways to attain it.

That other Aussie CO also contains the same water soluble silicone so I'd be careful. It could make a good lighter overall conditioner and maybe occasional COwash but I wouldn't use it as a sole COwash. One really good, dirt cheap and easy to find washing conditioner is VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze Co. I'm not a big fan of the VO5 stuff in general but this one is a really good and really affordable COwash.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

http://public.fotki.com/thekittenavenger
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~a wave in a sea of curls

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