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Old 04-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
 
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I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.
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I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.
if tresemme naturals wasnt drying your hair then i think you should stick with it. Still, there are other cowashes. If you were using the suave coconut, then maybe your hair doesnt like protein and you might try a different type. If you hair does like protein, you might want to try Vo5. Another recommended cowash here is cure cared. It isnt available at drugstores but it is at Sallys and a great price. Its about 4 dollars for 20 ounces or a gallon for 9 dollars i think. So if you have a Sally's by your house its worth a try
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
 
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I do have a sally's and am going there anyways to buy some more GVBCB.
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Oyin Honey Hemp is my HG for co-wash and detangle. I also like Trader Joes Tea Tree Tangle and Nourish Spa condishes.
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That's Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle.
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I've been using Yes to Cucumbers and like it so far. No protein, no glycerin, nice slip. I initially liked tresemme naturals but found it drying over time.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:48 PM   #8
 
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If you haven't tried the Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine, you could try that. It is glycerin free (and protein free), unlike the Coconut, and glycerin is drying for some of us.
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What about VO5 moisture milks? Your siggie says you have fine hair, so the protein in those might be a good thing for your hair type. And a bottle is $1 or less in most stores...
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
 
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I've never seen the moisture milks. That could be a possibility. I have tried Tresemme naturals and suave naturals but was not extremely impressed.
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I've not used any of these specifically to co-wash so I have no way to compare between these 3 but here are the ingredients for the strawberry scented one (per drugstore.com)

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200), Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Soy Milk, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Leaf Extract (Strawberry), Niacinamide, Biotin (Vitamin H)

I think it has more cationic surfactants and moisturizers than TN or SN. I've seen it for sale in my area at Rite-aid, CVS, etc.
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If you haven't tried the Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine, you could try that. It is glycerin free (and protein free), unlike the Coconut, and glycerin is drying for some of us.
The only Suave Naturals i have tried is the coconut. Not a good experience. I know now my hair isnt crazy about most shampoos and conditioners with coconut. I will have to try this one.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #13
 
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you may want to look into SM Moisture Retention Shampoo even. I hear it's more moisturizing than the conditioner. I just bought a bottle today to try out and I'm confident it'll be a keeper.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
 
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I have been using the sm moisture retention shampoo and it is not drying me out. With my fine hair, it helps to not weigh me down.
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If you don't mind parabens Trader Joes moisturizing conditioner not the tea tree but the other one is excellent. Great slip, okay ingredients, and only like 2.99.
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I originally used tresemme naturals conditioner, but it has drying alcohols. I am now using suave naturals, but it has left me with a dry scalp. I want a drugstore conditioner because I go through it extremely fast.
Sorry this is a little late...If I'm not mistaken, I think the Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol in Tresemme Naturals are not drying alcohols.
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Sorry this is a little late...If I'm not mistaken, I think the Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol in Tresemme Naturals are not drying alcohols.
Cetyl-Stearyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohols which are produced from saturated fats in nuts and plants. The word alcohol usually brings to mind rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol, both are very drying on the skin. Unlike alcohol, Cetyl-Stearyl Alcohol is a very effective moisturizer, emollient and thickening agent.
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Natures gate conditioners are cone free, cheap, and pretty easy to find. I bought mine at the supermarket.
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Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Creme Fortifying Conditioner.

Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine

Suave Naturals Mountain Strawberry

All Cheap. Drugstore. Curly Girl Friendly
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I have seen recommendations for the "Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine" conditioner. I bought it today but when I got home I noticed the second ingredient is "Cetyl Alcohol". I am trying to follow the Curly Girl method and not sure if this is something I should be avoiding. Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thank you and God bless!
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