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Old 11-05-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
 
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I tried co-washing with this for the first time today and what a mess it was. I don't think I can use any of the VO5 Conditioners at all. I can't use the smoothies(soy milk), the freeia(Hydrolyzed Keratin), and check out the ingredients of this one:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Biotin, Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

That is a wax! My hair felt so coated and I always get that poofy, dry patch of hair in the middle of my head when I use these. It's like my protein/wax radar. lol. I wasted perfectly good SheaM. and had to get back in the shower and start over again. I was so peeved!

Here's a link I found just in case anyone is interested.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
 
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My hair also hated all the VO5 I tried for cowashes due this coated feeling.

Suave didn't have enough slip for me.

Finally I tried White Rain Energizing Citrus . Thick and creamy, with great slip that my hair loves.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:24 PM   #3
 
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My hair also hated all the VO5 I tried for cowashes due this coated feeling.

Suave didn't have enough slip for me.

Finally I tried White Rain Energizing Citrus . Thick and creamy, with great slip that my hair loves.
Well, I'll have to read up on those then. Thanks! Same thing for me on the Suave. I'm looking for a cheapie backup for my TIGI MM. It's working the best for me right now.
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I never would have guessed that was a wax. Thanks so much for posting!
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
 
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Which tea therapy one is this? I have the vanilla mint one and while I haven't had any problems with it, I haven't had spectacular results either. I'm going to poke around the drug store a bit for other flavors just for the heck of it.
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I've used the Vanilla Mint, too. It didn't do anything bad to my hair, and from what I remember it cleansed decently. I absolutely love how it smells!
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I've used the Vanilla Mint, too. It didn't do anything bad to my hair, and from what I remember it cleansed decently. I absolutely love how it smells!
If I co-wash rigorously enough, I can still smell it on my fingers throughout the day. !!!
I'm thinking either VO5 Calming Chamomile or Suave Coconut is next on my list.
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Suave Coconut is a good choice, I've used it as a regular condish. I've never used it as a co-wash though.
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I've used the Vanilla Mint, too. It didn't do anything bad to my hair, and from what I remember it cleansed decently. I absolutely love how it smells!
If I co-wash rigorously enough, I can still smell it on my fingers throughout the day. !!!
I'm thinking either VO5 Calming Chamomile or Suave Coconut is next on my list.
I really like the VO5 Calming Chamomile Conditioner, I've been using it for a little over a month now, and it detangles better than Suave Cos. Also, I felt like the Suave Cos stripped my hair a bit, but this VO5 is moisturizing.
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I've used the Vanilla Mint, too. It didn't do anything bad to my hair, and from what I remember it cleansed decently. I absolutely love how it smells!
If I co-wash rigorously enough, I can still smell it on my fingers throughout the day. !!!
I'm thinking either VO5 Calming Chamomile or Suave Coconut is next on my list.
I really like the VO5 Calming Chamomile Conditioner, I've been using it for a little over a month now, and it detangles better than Suave Cos. Also, I felt like the Suave Cos stripped my hair a bit, but this VO5 is moisturizing.
I agree, and while I don't use it every day, it is a cheap alternative for me that produces consistent results. It has great slip, better than average detangling and the smell doesn't oog me out like the Vanilla Mint. SO SO cheap, that I don't feel bad for using a boatload of it.
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Yeah, I don't feel bad about using a lot of it either. It's only $1! I was apprehensive about trying vO5, but I'm glad this was the my first pick of their line.
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Which tea therapy one is this? I have the vanilla mint one and while I haven't had any problems with it, I haven't had spectacular results either. I'm going to poke around the drug store a bit for other flavors just for the heck of it.
This is the Vanilla Mint Clarifying Conditioner. Seems like you girls are liking the Calming Chamomile one. Can someone post the ingredients? I haven't had the best of luck with these. VO5 is more moisturizing, IMO, compared to Suave. I'm thinking of trying the White Rain to see how that works.
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It has Biotin, panthenol and niacinamide low on the list but they are B-complex vitamins not proteins. I started using this after suspecting protein buildup probs and have had great results. Plus, and a big plus...it's cheap.
Here are the ingred for Calming Chamomile:
Water, cetyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), centrimonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearalkonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), stearyth-21(humectant), glyceryl stearate(emolliant ester), camellia sinesis leaf(green tea) extract, sorbitol, sambucas negra flower(cultivated elderberry) extract, primula veris (cowslip)extract, chamomillia recuitita (matriarcia-chamomile) flower extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, tocopheryl acetate(vitamin E), biotin(vitamin H or B7), niacinamide(B3), polysorbate 20, ascorbic acid, panthenol (B5), propylene glycol(humectant), dmdm hydantoin(preservative), disodium edta, fragrance.

Sorry for all of the ( )...I just wanted to explain what the ingred role is in the co.
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I also like the calming chamomile better. Tried the Vanilla and didn't like it. Like Echo, I agree that the chamomile has really good slip and detangles very well. I use it occ. though because for some reason it makes my hair very soft which can sometimes cause my curls to become less defined esp. if it's humid out.
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It has Biotin, panthenol and niacinamide low on the list but they are B-complex vitamins not proteins. I started using this after suspecting protein buildup probs and have had great results. Plus, and a big plus...it's cheap.
Here are the ingred for Calming Chamomile:
Water, cetyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), centrimonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearalkonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), stearyth-21(humectant), glyceryl stearate(emolliant ester), camellia sinesis leaf(green tea) extract, sorbitol, sambucas negra flower(cultivated elderberry) extract, primula veris (cowslip)extract, chamomillia recuitita (matriarcia-chamomile) flower extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, tocopheryl acetate(vitamin E), biotin(vitamin H or B7), niacinamide(B3), polysorbate 20, ascorbic acid, panthenol (B5), propylene glycol(humectant), dmdm hydantoin(preservative), disodium edta, fragrance.

Sorry for all of the ( )...I just wanted to explain what the ingred role is in the co.
Echo, thanks for posting the ingredients and all the extra info. I'll have to pick this one up and give it a try. If this one doesn't work then that will probably conclude the VO5 product line for me.
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The Vanilla Mint Tea Therapy has always been very clarifying and never built up on my hair. Left my hair light and clean....
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It has Biotin, panthenol and niacinamide low on the list but they are B-complex vitamins not proteins. I started using this after suspecting protein buildup probs and have had great results. Plus, and a big plus...it's cheap.
Here are the ingred for Calming Chamomile:
Water, cetyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), centrimonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearalkonium chloride(cationic surfactant), stearyl alcohol(fatty alcohol), stearyth-21(humectant), glyceryl stearate(emolliant ester), camellia sinesis leaf(green tea) extract, sorbitol, sambucas negra flower(cultivated elderberry) extract, primula veris (cowslip)extract, chamomillia recuitita (matriarcia-chamomile) flower extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) extract, tocopheryl acetate(vitamin E), biotin(vitamin H or B7), niacinamide(B3), polysorbate 20, ascorbic acid, panthenol (B5), propylene glycol(humectant), dmdm hydantoin(preservative), disodium edta, fragrance.

Sorry for all of the ( )...I just wanted to explain what the ingred role is in the co.
Hi, no need to apologize. I really appreciate that you went to the trouble of doing that. Actually, you have helped me tons. I have been on the hunt for a good co condish and detangling condish that I can find at a drugstore. Thanks.
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My hair also hated all the VO5 I tried for cowashes due this coated feeling.

Suave didn't have enough slip for me.

Finally I tried White Rain Energizing Citrus . Thick and creamy, with great slip that my hair loves.
Thanks girly! I decided not to repurchase anymore VO5 and went with your suggestion. I think I had already given that line my best shot. I co-washed with this today and it worked great. I also picked up the Pearberry Boost. Loved the smell of this one! The ingredients in this line was friendly to my protein sensitivity. No guess work! I could've picked up any fragrance. It was like using Suave but more moisturizing. Looks like I finally found my cheapie backup to TIGI MM. I already had a liter of TIGI so I'm a little overloaded w/conditioners right now. :laughing9 I shouldn't have to worry about that for a while, but the PJ in me won't let me rest. lol.
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I have no problems with the Suaves or the VO5 as long as I don't use the ones that have proteins in them. I do find that VO5 is a little more moisturizing than the Suave Naturals. VO5 does have a coated feeling to it when left in too long. I went to bed with it one night and my hair had a waxy coated feeling in the morning and it left my hair pretty dry on the ends. But as for cowashing and a rinse out, it does well and it does not seem to coat my hair. And if it is, it does not seem to bother my hair at all.

As winter settles in, I am cowashing fewer days now. So, I am thinking of just using a really nice hydrating conditioner all the time. I am able to go three days before my hair looks terrible.

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My hair also hated all the VO5 I tried for cowashes due this coated feeling.

Suave didn't have enough slip for me.

Finally I tried White Rain Energizing Citrus . Thick and creamy, with great slip that my hair loves.
Thanks girly! I decided not to repurchase anymore VO5 and went with your suggestion. I think I had already given that line my best shot. I co-washed with this today and it worked great. I also picked up the Pearberry Boost. Loved the smell of this one! The ingredients in this line was friendly to my protein sensitivity. No guess work! I could've picked up any fragrance. It was like using Suave but more moisturizing. Looks like I finally found my cheapie backup to TIGI MM. I already had a liter of TIGI so I'm a little overloaded w/conditioners right now. :laughing9 I shouldn't have to worry about that for a while, but the PJ in me won't let me rest. lol.
I'm happy it worked for you.
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