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Old 08-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
 
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Default Protein-free replacement for LVPNG?

I apologize if this has been posted before, I did a search and didn't come up with anything but it seems like something other people would be asking.

I like what LVPNG does for my hair for exactly 1 day after I've been using something else for a few days (usually lustrasilk, sometimes AOWC and sometimes that new Garnier in the darker green bottle). If I use it a second day in a row the protein starts getting to my hair and it gets crunchy and gross. I would like to find something of similar thickness/moisturizing-ness without protein. The AOWC is the closest but if I use it for more than 2 or 3 days my hair gets super greasy, I think from all the oils? I don't really know why, no one else seems to have this problem and my hair is NEVER greasy, I didn't even have a greasy transition period when starting CG. Lustrasilk is kind of just meh...better as a leave-in and kind of a pain to deal with in the shower since it's a tub, and the Garnier is not moisturizing enough at all. I'd like to find something I can use every day and be happy with since I will soon be sharing a bathroom with 5 other people and the shower products will probably be out of hand as it is without me contributing 394,294 different conditioners to the mix.

Is the GVP CB similar? Sally's is a good hour subway ride away right now, but I'm going back to school where there is one closer soon. Would AOHR cause less of a grease problem than AOWC maybe? Does anyone have any other suggestions? My hair is 2c, coarse, I think with normal porosity. It's also ridiculously thick, meaning I use a TON of conditioner even though it's short so cheaper would be better.

Thanks!
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2C, coarse, normally porous (I think?), obscenely thick, protein sensitive

currently using:

co-wash: Suave Naturals Waterfall Mist
rinse out: AOHR
leave in: KCKT
styling: Super-soaker, HESMU, flour-sack towel plop, air dry
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
 
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according to your hair description, it sounds like we have very similar hair. i have been having really good luck with sally's gvp balm as a rinse out. i normally have to use palms full of conditioner to get slip, but the gvp balm is SO thick i can use much less. i would suggest giving it a try when you get a chance.

good luck. maybe someone more experienced will chime in with more advice.
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