Robert Craig Conditioner Users...Raise Your Hands

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There have been several threads about the for this conditioner.

Does your hair look/feel better since using it?

Do you use it as a leave-in, rinse out or both?

How many times did you have to use to love it?


I this conditioner!
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Loved at first contact. Been using for about a year. Mostly as a rinseout but occasionally as a leavein.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Is this condish cone-free? I'm currently using One C, but I'm thinking of switching to entirely CG products to curb recent build up issues. How do the two products compare. My favorite aspects of the One C are its richness and how smoothing it is. The two together seem hard to come by in most other conditioners, so I've yet to find a replacement.
Love, love, LOVE this conditioner!! I use it both as a rinse-out and a leave-in--and every once in a while, I'll even use it as a deep treatment, though I find it's limited for that use.

I love the feel of my hair when I use this, especially when I use it as a leave-in. It's oil-free, so my hair's not greasy (unlike when I use Jessicurl), but it's still soft and moisturized.

I really wish it weren't so pricey, but in this case, you get what you pay for!
2A or 3A, depending on the day...
Always experimenting! Current go-to routine: Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, Pantene Curls Conditioner, Bumble & Bumble Holding Foam, Aussie Aussome Volume Gel
It's CG:
INGREDIENTS: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate , Glycerin, Panthenol, Phytantriol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Hair Keratin Amino Acids, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Red 33, Yellow 5.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Quote:
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Is this condish cone-free? I'm currently using One C, but I'm thinking of switching to entirely CG products to curb recent build up issues. How do the two products compare. My favorite aspects of the One C are its richness and how smoothing it is. The two together seem hard to come by in most other conditioners, so I've yet to find a replacement.
Originally Posted by jeamaria
no cones...i didn't care for One C. made my hair frizzy. i like that RC can be used as a rinse out and as a leave in. I don't have to use a lot, yet get great, consistent results. Also appreciate the fact that it has a very very light fragrance that does not linger. My hair is better conditioned than it was before i started using it. i wish i had know about this conditioner before i had my hair butchered in july 2006.

here is the description:
The perfect complement to my salon formulated shampoo. A delightfully rich formula that gently detangles while restoring optimum moisture balance to hair. Use as a cream rinse for fine hair or a leave-in 'hand cream for hair' to combat dry, frizzy hair. Works as a straightening balm as well. A special blend of panthenol, human hair keratin amino acids and natural botanical extracts (orange flower, peppermint, juniper, chamomile, rosemary, geranium, coriander and sage) improve hair texture with each use.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate , Glycerin, Panthenol, Phytantriol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Hair Keratin Amino Acids, Polyquaternium-7, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Red 33, Yellow 5.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Is this condish cone-free? I'm currently using One C, but I'm thinking of switching to entirely CG products to curb recent build up issues. How do the two products compare. My favorite aspects of the One C are its richness and how smoothing it is. The two together seem hard to come by in most other conditioners, so I've yet to find a replacement.
Originally Posted by jeamaria
RC is heads and shoulders above OneC in terms of richness, smoothing and slip. I had to use a ton of OneC for it to work, I use only a tbs or 2 of RC. Also doesn't smell like a kitchen cleanser
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Quote:
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
preach it SBBB! She said it a lot better than I could have...i really disliked One C. i only used when i was wearing my hair pulled back into a bun.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Thanks for the ingredients and reviews, Suburbanbushbabe and Windflower.

I'm really surprised that the One C made your hair frizzy, Windflower. Was this when using it as a rinse out only or as a leave in?

SBB, I'm on my 2nd bottle of One C and only recently did I start noticing that 'kitchen cleanser' scent. I like this condish more than almost every one I've tried (nothing beats the old formula of Aveda Brilliant for emolliency and slip, though the cones were just too much for my hair in the end), but I have to use way too much- it's not economical for me to buy the 12 oz version.
my hair just didn't like it...the same thing happened with Eleunce(?). At first it seemed to work, but after using half a bottle, my hair started to rebel. With One C, i had to use too much and the frizz didn't help me love it.

I took a trip a month ago, and only took 3 oz of RC with me. the 3 oz bottle lasted the whole week, and i still had some in the bottle after daily use. I was so afraid that 3 oz wasn't going to be enough for the week.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin

I looove it. Rich yummy silkiness. I use it as a regular conditioner and I leave a good deal of it in my hair. I used it once and I was in love.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
-Henry David Thoreau
Me me me!!! I've loved it from the first time I used it, over 10 years ago! It is perfect for CG (meets and exceeds the requirements)--totally has the seaweed feel to it. I use it as a rinse out and leave in as needed. Smells fresh and clean, leaves my hair in perfect condition. I rarely DT and then only because I got some in a swap and feel I need to use it up some year. :P

It's concentrated, so I don't need much. Ounce per ounce, it is actually cheaper than most good conditioners (OneC, Jessicurl...). My hair hates OneC. I'm going to bring my RC Conditioner to my next devacut and insist she use it instead of the OneC that gunks up my hair.

SBB and the others have said it well -- it's great stuff! My only true HG hair product (besides his Color).
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Can i find this at Ulta?
3A; I have HG products!
Curl enhancer: Mop-C curl cream
DT: Deva Heaven in Hair; JC WDT
Gel: B&A; Arc Angel
Conditioner: Deva OneC; JC too shea
Frizz fighters: CK, JCS C&S
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It has protein, it has protein, I can't use it, I can't use it...

*covers ears* NANANANANA
Location: North NJ or NYC
So you can't get it at CurlMart?
I think only at the robert craig website. and shipping for any amount of products is $5 or $6...and it arrives within 3 to 4 days...

http://www.merchantamerica.com/robertcraig/
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Cool. Thanks! I'll have to buy myself some one of these days.
It has protein, it has protein, I can't use it, I can't use it...

*covers ears* NANANANANA
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
The amount of protein is really low.

I love this conditioner. It's the only conditioner I know of that said it was concentrated and then behaved that way so I could actually use less and work it thru all of my hair and feel like I had conditioner in my hair. It really is an awesome choice (and its fragrance isn't kitchen cleanser-ish, like Suburbanbushbabe said...so true).
It has protein, it has protein, I can't use it, I can't use it...

*covers ears* NANANANANA
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
The amount of protein is really low.

I love this conditioner. It's the only conditioner I know of that said it was concentrated and then behaved that way so I could actually use less and work it thru all of my hair and feel like I had conditioner in my hair. It really is an awesome choice (and its fragrance isn't kitchen cleanser-ish, like Suburbanbushbabe said...so true).
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
You're not helping. ):

At the same time, I don't know how my hair responds to keratin amino acids... I know the protein in Elucence gives me major issues, but silk doesn't seem to be an enormous problem. Can anyone compare keratin to other proteins..?
Location: North NJ or NYC
It has protein, it has protein, I can't use it, I can't use it...

*covers ears* NANANANANA

The amount of protein is really low.
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored
I love this conditioner. It's the only conditioner I know of that said it was concentrated and then behaved that way so I could actually use less and work it thru all of my hair and feel like I had conditioner in my hair. It really is an awesome choice (and its fragrance isn't kitchen cleanser-ish, like Suburbanbushbabe said...so true).
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
You're not helping. ):

At the same time, I don't know how my hair responds to keratin amino acids... I know the protein in Elucence gives me major issues, but silk doesn't seem to be an enormous problem. Can anyone compare keratin to other proteins..?
Originally Posted by mysteryflavored

Although, the keratin amino acids is low on the list this conditioner caused much havoc on my protein sensitive curlies. Some of the extracts does contain some protein also, in addition to the keratin. I so love this conditioner and wished it could've been a staple for me. Great moisturizing properties. Not the best I've tried but is competitive. You'll have to try it for yourself to see how your hair reacts to it. Everyones hair reacts differently to proteins. It would be difficult to compare. My hair doesn't like keratin or brewers yeast, obviously. Some coconut in the form of (palm, triglycerides) and wheat proteins (glycerides, germs) are also unlikable. My hair sometimes shows sensitivity to soy protein more so than the milk protein.

ETA-
I had exactly the same experience w/Elucence, another one everyone raves about. Dried my hair out something fierce!
3c-4a; Protein Sensitive(forms of wheat, keratin, soy and anything "hydrolyzed"). My hair hates coconut oil and jojoba oil(sometimes).
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