conditioner help. my hair be DRY, gals.

Okay, so I have been stupidly using HEHH condish, thinking it had a water soluble cone in it. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeellll...upon further investigation, it seems 'tis not the case.

I loathe LVPNG, okay? I just don't like it. It does weird things in my hair and like...foams...and stuff. I just plain won't use the stuff. I love BB's smoothie, but can't afford it right now.

I need a good, deep, rich condish to help my poor dry hair out (been swimming a lot, going to do struttswife's chlorine buster tomorrow as well). I doused it in coconut oil last night. Small help, but not much.

In a nutshell, I need something I can lay hands on and buy (as in no internet ordering 'cause this is a hair EMERGENCY and I won't wait for shipping. ) right away, and that doesn't cost a ridiculous amount...like over $20 is too much right now.

Help?
Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. My hair hates protein, apparently.

Sounding like a broken record, but, if you can get it, I'd rec the AOHR.
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
That was actually my first thought, RCC. Funny you should mention it. AO also makes a line of swimmer's shampoo/condish that I may have to get until I can find a decent swim cap.

I can grab the AOHR in a snap at WF.
Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. My hair hates protein, apparently.

If you have a Sally's get the GVP conditioning balm it's about five bucks. Garnier Fructis has a Sleek n shine fortifying conditioner that is CG. No cones at all. It's pretty thick and lots of oils in it. Personally I think the GVP is better but the GF will work in a pinch.
I too am a broken record, and I'll second the rec for Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm (knockoff of Matrix Biolage conditioner). Fabulous stuff and $5.99 for 16 ounces. If you don't have a Sally's nearby, you can look for the original Matrix, or Walgreens also has a version of it, I think it's called Bioinfusion, and it comes in a tub, I think (if someone knows the 411 on this, please correct me). Sally's is the cheapest, but I think even the Matrix is under your $20 cap.

Of course, it all depends on your hair -- my hair LOVES the GVP balm, but AOHR, much as I wanted to love it, did very little for my hair and seemed to make it feel dry & tangly (but it's been a long time since I've used it). Don't forget to do some DTs, with heat, if you can!
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
Of course, it all depends on your hair -- my hair LOVES the GVP balm, but AOHR, much as I wanted to love it, did very little for my hair and seemed to make it feel dry & tangly (but it's been a long time since I've used it). Don't forget to do some DTs, with heat, if you can!
Originally Posted by RozettaStone
I'm exactly the same way with these two. Love GVP condish, not AOHR. If your hair is that bad though I'd try them both.

ps. update us on Tiffany's chlorine buster...the pool is killing my hair right now
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

What is struttswife's chlorine buster?
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Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC
What is struttswife's chlorine buster?
Originally Posted by madhuri_dixit_fan
She has a site called Live Curly, Live Free that has home remedies and tons of other great info. You can find it there.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Another vote for the Aubrey Organics conditioners. I use the Island Naturals and GPB (if you have fine hair and like protein.) GVP didn't do much for my hair. AO is so rich, I can only use it twice a week--I wet and do a rinse out everyday.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
As someone who doesn't always have access to Whole Foods and is stuck with drugstore in a pinch, I would recommend Giovanni Smooth as Silk or Triple Tea Tree Treatment -- I love them, and they're cheaper than Aubrey! You could probably find them at a Rite Aid or CVS.


Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
Gels: BRHG (my one and only)


CG since 03/28/09
You might also hit the "ethnic section" of the store. A lot of times you can find straight cocoa butter sticks. Some times you get lucky and you can find the tubs of pure raw shea butter.

These will melt easily (usually about a dollar each) in the microwave. Add a bit of oil - grapeseed, walnut, canola, olive - also from the cooking section of the grocery store. While you're at the store, if you hair likes dairy (which mine does), pick yourself up some heavy cream and add that to the mix. You can also toss in some baby food banana and/or avocado. My personal favorite is banana and coconut oil.

I tend to dump everything in the bowl of my KitchenAid mixer and just let 'er rip while I'm tossing stuff into the bowl.


Apply liberally. Pop on a shower cap. Wrap you head in a warm towel out of the dryer. Add one of those back ache heating packs or lay on a heating pad. 30 minutes later you should be in much better shape.
TIA,

Morrignu

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Tiffany's chlorine buster:

http://livecurlylivefree.com/home%20...hlorine_Buster

Okay, thanks for the suggestions. My poor hair. I did a modified DT by leaving on condish for like 45 minutes last night, and my hair seems somewhat happier. I'm going to give it a day or two with no styling products except CK and see if that helps, too.
Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. My hair hates protein, apparently.

One thing that has helped me a lot with chronic dry hair to using KCCC instead of gel. I think it really does help you retain moisture. It is one splurge I think we all deserve!
2B/2C wavy
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