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CG Conditioners $10.00 or under

Most of the following conditioners can be purchased at a drugstore or a beauty supply store like Ulta. However, those that can only be purchased at a healthfood store have been marked. Please note that I haven't tried all of the conditioners. This list was especially made for newbies who are looking for cheap CG products. If I have missed a conditioner or made a mistake, please tell me!


Key:
C= available at Curlmart
~= modified CG (water soluble cones, amodimethicone, BIS aminopropyl dimethicone)
/=protein
=can be used as a rinse out also
H=available at a health food store

Activate Hydrating *
Alagio Silk Obsession Silk Smoothing Leave-In Detangler
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose H
Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner ~
Aussie Catch The Wave Conditioner ~
Aussie Cleanse & Mend ~
Aussie Hair Insurance Conditioner ~
Aussie Moist ~
Aussie Three Minute Miracle Original ~ (has simethicone at the bottom of ingredient list)
Aussie Sun Touched Shine Conditioner ~
Aussie Sydney Smooth Conditioner ~
Back To Basics Pommegranate **
Burt's Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Conditioner / H
Burt's Bees Avocado Butter Hair Treatment H
Burt's Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner H
Burt's Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Conditioner / H
Burt's Bees Color Keeper Green Tea & Fennel Seed Conditioner H
Burt's Bees Hair Repair Shea & Grapefruit Deep Conditioner H
Charles Worthington Nourish Rebalancing Conditioner /
Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Super Conditioner
Desert Essence Organics Italian Red Grape Conditioner H
Desert Essence Shea Butter Conditioner / H
Elucence Moisture Balancing / C
Freeman Papaya & Awapuhi High Tide Volume Conditioner
Freeman Papaya & Lime Overboard Shine Conditioner
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Conditioner (for Fine Hair)
Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream
Garnier Fructis Curl and Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream
Giovanni 50/50 Remoisturizer / H
Giovanni Smooth as Silk / H
Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner / H
Giovanni Tea Tree Tripple Treat Conditioner H
LaCoupe Shine & Smooth Silky Smoothing Conditioner / ~
LaCoupe Color Rescue Color Quench Conditioner / ~
L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri gloss for medium to long hair that's wavy/curly /
L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Conditioning Treatment /
L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Conditioner for Medium-Long Hair that's Damaged / ~
Nature's Gate Organics Grapefruit & Wild Ginger / H
Nature's Gate Organics Persimmon Rose Geranium / H
Nature's Gate Organics Mandarin Orange Patchouli / H
Nature's Gate Organics Asian Pear & Red Tea / H
Nature's Gate Organics Lemongrass & Clary Sage H
Nature's Gate Organics Chamomile and Lemon Verbenda / H
Nature's Gate Organics Tea Tree & Blue Cypress / H
Nature's Gate Organics Lavender & Aloe / H
Nature's Gate Chamomile / H
Nature's Gate Jojoba Conditioner / H
Nature's Gate Herbal Original H
Nature's Gate Hemp / H
Nature's Gate Awapuhi H
Nature's Gate Tea Tree Oil H
Nature's Gate Aloe Vera H
Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner C
Regis Olive Oil Conditioner
Suave Naturals Waterfall Mist
Suave Naturals Lavender Lilac
Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze
Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple
Suave Naturals Fresh Mountain Strawberry
Suave Naturals Aloe & Waterlilly
Suave Naturals Citrus Smoothie /
Suave Naturals Cucumber Melon
Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying
Suave Naturals Fresh Berry /
Suave Naturals Toasted Vanilla & Sugar
Suave Naturals Coconut /
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Trader Joe's Refresh
Trader Joe's Essential Herbal
VO5 Sun Kissed Raspberry
VO5 Tangerine Tickle
VO5 Tea Therapy Calming
VO5 Vanilla Mint
VO5 Tea Therapy Healthful Green Tea
VO5 Passion Fruit Smoothie /
VO5 Strawberries and Cream /
VO5 Honeydew Smoothie /
VO5 Vitaburst Grapefruit Mandarin Splash
VO5 Vitaburst Nectarine Orange Surge
VO5 Free Me Freesia
VO5 Creamy Peaches
VO5 Champange Kiss
VO5 Lavender Luster
VO5 Kiwi and Lime Squeeze
White Rain Extra Body
White Rain Lavender
White Rain Energizing Citrus
White Rain Tropical Coconut
White Rain Ocean Mist
White Rain Apple Blossom
White Rain Fruit Fortifying ~
Zerran Moisture Pak

*-Activate recently announced that it is having a price hike. However, you can still find it for $7.00 at Walgreens. Unfortunately, it will now sell for $20.00

**-Although this conditioner sells for over $10.00, you can get it at many places for less, and Ulta offers many coupons.

Other Conditioner Links:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ic.php?t=91196
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ic.php?t=97077
http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/index.html
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
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Thank you for that wonderful list! I'm lucky. I purchased three items so far and they are on the list. I'm sure that will give many of us newbies a place to start.

BTW -- how long did it take you to compose that list and then type it?
Wow, Angie (oops! I mean, one way street)! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile that list!


CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


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Ooh, and you can add Aussie 3MM - it's about $4, so it definitely fits here.

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
Thanks for making this list. It will help a lot of curly girls!
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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Wow, Angie (oops! I mean, one way street)! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile that list!

Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha, it's fine. I just changed my username so it was a little more original. I needed to make that list for myself too, I'm always forgetting what drugstore conditioners are CG!

Oh yeah and it actually took maybe 40 minutes make that list. Most of them I knew about, and many brands have all CG conditioners, like Suave Naturals. I just had to get the names of each conditioner and read the ingredient lists to make sure they didn't have protein. I'm a fast reader, which helps too!
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Wow, Angie (oops! I mean, one way street)! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile that list!

Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha, it's fine. I just changed my username so it was a little more original. I needed to make that list for myself too, I'm always forgetting what drugstore conditioners are CG!

Oh yeah and it actually took maybe 40 minutes make that list. Most of them I knew about, and many brands have all CG conditioners, like Suave Naturals. I just had to get the names of each conditioner and read the ingredient lists to make sure they didn't have protein. I'm a fast reader, which helps too!
Originally Posted by one way street
Wow, you MUST be a very fast reader, that's really quick! Oh, and I do like your new username, though. Although I will still call you Angie, at least for the timebeing.

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
Wow, Angie (oops! I mean, one way street)! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile that list!

Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha, it's fine. I just changed my username so it was a little more original. I needed to make that list for myself too, I'm always forgetting what drugstore conditioners are CG!

Oh yeah and it actually took maybe 40 minutes make that list. Most of them I knew about, and many brands have all CG conditioners, like Suave Naturals. I just had to get the names of each conditioner and read the ingredient lists to make sure they didn't have protein. I'm a fast reader, which helps too!
Originally Posted by one way street
Wow, you MUST be a very fast reader, that's really quick! Oh, and I do like your new username, though. Although I will still call you Angie, at least for the timebeing.
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha okay. Although with some of the conditioners I didn't need to check if it had protein or not, like Suave Aloe and Waterlilly because I already knew it didn't.
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Wow, Angie (oops! I mean, one way street)! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile that list!

Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha, it's fine. I just changed my username so it was a little more original. I needed to make that list for myself too, I'm always forgetting what drugstore conditioners are CG!

Oh yeah and it actually took maybe 40 minutes make that list. Most of them I knew about, and many brands have all CG conditioners, like Suave Naturals. I just had to get the names of each conditioner and read the ingredient lists to make sure they didn't have protein. I'm a fast reader, which helps too!
Originally Posted by one way street
Wow, you MUST be a very fast reader, that's really quick! Oh, and I do like your new username, though. Although I will still call you Angie, at least for the timebeing.
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Haha okay. Although with some of the conditioners I didn't need to check if it had protein or not, like Suave Aloe and Waterlilly because I already knew it didn't.
Originally Posted by one way street
Then, I'm sure that made it easier.

Oh, & I have a q. So bis-amodimethicone IS water soluble? Or is it like amodimethicone in that it's not water-soluble, but comes out easily? I've been wondering.
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CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
I'll add a couple more to this list --

Activate -- I really like this. It's still on the shelves at Rite-Aid and Target for $7 in my town, although we keep hearing that they're hiking the price up to something like $20 !!!

Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose CO. It's available at health food stores and I paid $9.95 for it last week, so it's right on the cusp, but it's so rich and concentrated (and smells so good) that I think it'll last a long time & is worth the $.
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
Back to Basics Pommegranate Peach is about $10. But I've found it at flea markets for $7, and Ulta frequently has coupons so you can get it for liek $6.50 with coupons.
3b (I think!)
HGs - Suave Nexxus Knockoff, Jessicurl Weekly DT, L'Oreal Out of Bed, HESMU.
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mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
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I went to the drugstore today, as I want to try to be CG again, and I have, well two questions.

I purchased the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor (Original) to use as a leave-in from reading the threads. I see the list that one way street so thoughtfully put together for us states that this product has simethicone in it, which I do see now that I have the product and a magnifying glass in my hand.

The ~ after it on the list indicates that this is "modified CG," and is a water soluble cone. I did try reading the thread on quats and -cones and was totally confused.

My question is, is this product CG friendly? How do you get a water soluble cone out of your hair? I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I've had some hair-raising experiences lately, so I'm trying to be really careful.

Thanks in advance, once again, to the chemically inclined!
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Ingredient update (I think....)

Today I picked up VO5 Silky Experiences Champagne Kiss with silk protein Moisturizing Conditioner. I noticed V05 has recently re-designed their bottles, so maybe the ingredients also? I will list them:

Water, Cetyl Alchol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Biotin, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 20, Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 10 (CI 47005)

I guess if I have a sensitivity to Protein, I picked the wrong one, huh?
Thanks for any input.
Wow! One way street thanks so much for this list. All of these are protein free? I would love to try that Back To Basics Pommegranate. I'm adding this one to my wish list.
3c-4a; Protein Sensitive(forms of wheat, keratin, soy and anything "hydrolyzed"). My hair hates coconut oil and jojoba oil(sometimes).
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The ones with a / after them have protein.
Into The Mystic
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I went to the drugstore today, as I want to try to be CG again, and I have, well two questions.

I purchased the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor (Original) to use as a leave-in from reading the threads. I see the list that one way street so thoughtfully put together for us states that this product has simethicone in it, which I do see now that I have the product and a magnifying glass in my hand.

The ~ after it on the list indicates that this is "modified CG," and is a water soluble cone. I did try reading the thread on quats and -cones and was totally confused.

My question is, is this product CG friendly? How do you get a water soluble cone out of your hair? I know this sounds like a dumb question, but I've had some hair-raising experiences lately, so I'm trying to be really careful.

Thanks in advance, once again, to the chemically inclined!
Originally Posted by unpoof
OOOPS! I just read (in a thread about Aussie 3MM) a post by Yismet that said simethicone is not a -cone, but a preservative, and that it is completely CG. Sorry to have been redundant.
now i'm confused- are water soluble cones cg? which cones are water soluble and which aren't? tia
Lustrasilk Cholesterol's in the Olive Oil and Shea Butter versions are CG (other versions have mineral oil). They come in a 20 oz container and cost $1.50 -$4:

Shea Butter

Ingredients: Water, Stearamidopropyl, Dimethylamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, Shea butter MangoSeed Butter, Cholesterol, Soybean Oil, Safflower Oil,Wheat GermOil, aloe VeraExtract, Fragrance, Vitamin E, Methyl Paraben Propyl Paraben, Phosphoric Acid Sodium Chloride DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Yellow #5, Yellow #6


Also Elasta QP Intense Conditioner. I don't personally like it, but a few people on here were comparing it to Elucence. It's got protein also. It should be a little over $3.

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Quaternium-18, Hydrolyzed Silk protien, Squalene, Centrimonium Bromide, Stearyl Alcohol, Extracts of chamomile, nettle, birch, rosemary, coltsfoot, horsetail, lemon balm, sage, horse chestnut, guar hydropropyltrimonium chloride, methylparaben, imidazolidinyl urea, benzophenone 4, fragrance, fd&c yellow #5

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