GVP Conditioning Balm during the Spring?

This condish detangled awesomely, gave me clumps, and tons of moisture and shine............the first time I used it.

After that it was all downhill. It stills detangles, but now it isn't moisturizing at all. Infact, I think it might be drying my hair out!

I'm jealous of you all.
Originally Posted by CurlayGirlay
Are you rotating it with another condish? I have to rotate with condish with protein.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
No, I'm not rotating. I could try it, but not with a protein condish. (protein sensitive)
Originally Posted by CurlayGirlay
I'm protein sensitive too but I find if I rotate the GVP with AOHR or Trader Joe's Nourish I'm fine. They have such little protein that once or twice a week or so they give me the boost I need and keep me from getting overconditioned by the GVP.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Just got this at Sally's and i can't wait to try it!!! Took me like, 20 minutes to find it! Something about the bottle was just not sticking out.
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I keep hearing these rave reviews about the GVP Conditioning Balm. For me, it just hasn't worked that well -- okay, but not great results. I finally just gave up on it and have been experimenting with other conditioners. It's currently at the back of my hair product shelf.

I wonder if it's because Propylene Glycol (a humectant) is the second ingredient, right after water. Where I live the dew points have typically been in the twenties, and in the low thirties on a good day! But then I see other dry climate curlies (like Reddish Rocks) who love this stuff. Any idea why it's not working for me?

Hmmmm....maybe I'll break it out and give it another chance tomorrow.
Dry climate
2C/3A, fine texture, high porosity, medium-low density

For me, desert climate+porous hair+CG=inconsistent results!
I bought the GVP Condish Balm and tried it for the first time this week. It was amazing! No conditioner has made my hair feel that way, right away, in the shower, in ages. It felt immediately smooth and very slippery, the tangles fell right out, and I had a really good hair day using it. I also bought and used a Denman brush (Sally's shopping day, what can I say, and it was only $7). I think I need practice but I got curling (well, waves for me) almost to my roots, which is unheard of.
I'm wondering if the GVP will continue to work so well for me and I'm about to go in the shower soon to see. If it keeps working, it's going to be my favorite CO. --I didn't use it for washing, I used my VO5, but used it for detangling and as a leave-in with LA Sports/blue gel. I had very good hold even in horrid wind, hair was soft after SOTC. But last night (second day hair), my ends seemed very tangly.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color

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