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Old 03-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #21
 
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I emailed Garnier and they already responded with a " thanks for your response and we'll pass it on to others in our company" so I doubt anything will come of it but we all need to email them if we want to make a point, hint hint.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:21 AM   #22
 
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I sent my email this morning. In the meantime, I've decided to no longer purchase ANY of their products. I'm even tempted to return my 2 extra bottles of GFTN. Might as well find a replacement sooner rather than later.

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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
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RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #23
 
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Yeah, I used to love Garnier Fructis but I think I'm over that, lol. They're just so unpredictable, because they change products constantly, and impersonal. I actually greatly prefer the Renpure company. Hopefully the argan oil conditioner will be around more frequently, I was looking forward to buying it!
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LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #24
 
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Used the Brazilian Keratin conditioner again today! I still love it. My hair feels great, very soft and detangled. Also, it smells pretty phenomenal!
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RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #25
 
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At least you got a response, Corrina. I called Garnier up 2 weeks ago to comment, and they said they would call back or email. They've done neither! I don't think I'll be purchasing their products again.

As for Renpure, my hair is loving the Brazilian Keratin, and I'm realizing it needed more protein than just occasional LALSG or IAGirl's pt every 2 weeks. Maybe it's also due to the "optimal" dewpoints lately, but my hair is looking better than it did with GFTN. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with some new scalp itch, but I have a few possibilities to eliminate before I assume it's the new Renpure.
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Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, Cure Care
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #26
 
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Used the Brazilian Keratin conditioner again today! I still love it. My hair feels great, very soft and detangled. Also, it smells pretty phenomenal!
Where did you find your Renpure, I still haven't seen it anywhere and the old bottles are missing as well, so maybe they are getting ready to restock the new ones.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:28 AM   #27
 
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I found mine at Rite-Aid, if that helps any. They had the Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner but not the Argan Oil Luxurious conditioner.
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RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:30 AM   #28
 
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If any of you have a Harmon's nearby, they are not only carrying the new Renpure, but it's on sale for$2 off this month.

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RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #29
 
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We have Walgreens and CVS here in Arizona, not sure if the company's are the same or not but I looked at Walgreens and didn't find it, so I'll try CVS. Thanks for letting me know!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #30
 
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Harmons is probably the strangest store I have ever shopped. There's one down the road from my office and it was so strange that I though it was just a little cheesy locally owned thing. It was almost like a cross between a dollar store and a drugstore, but with more salon brands (I found Deva Curl there). Then I started seeing it listed on product websites as a retailer. I almost fell off my chair.

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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #31
 
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Believe it or not, Bed Bath & Beyond has a wide range of hair products, including Renpure. I don't know offhand if they carry the Baobab or Keratin formulas, but I was really impressed by their selection.

As an extra bonus, if you join their mailing list, they send all kinds of coupons.

A curly here tipped me off to BB&B when I was looking for Lisa Rachel's Argan Oil cleansing conditioner. So I'm paying it forward!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #32
 
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After I posted, I went to the Renpure website and checked out the Argan Oil and Brazilian Keratin lines. I am almost 100% certain that I saw both at BB&B (and distinctly recall coming within inches of buying one or both!).

So there's hope for you PJs on a quest : )
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #33
 
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Do they have protein?
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #34
 
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The Brazilian Keratin Straightening conditioner has hydrolyzed pea protein. The Argan Oil Luxurious conditioner is protein free.
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Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, Cure Care
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #35
 
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My hair is medium/coarse and LOVES the keratin protein for some reason! Who'd have guessed. Just when I thought I understood my stupid hair. :P I'm going to have to check out BB&B, thanks for the tip! I still can't find the argan one anywhere near me.
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LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #36
 
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Maybe it's because there's more coconut oil than there is protein? Or because keratin protein is what hair is made of and thus easily processed? I think it's Redcelticcurls whose hair only tolerates keratin protein (hers is med /coarse).
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Spring Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, Cure Care
Stylers: HESMU, LALSG
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:54 AM   #37
 
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The BB&B's with the large hair and makeup selections are Harmon's Beauty Supply within the larger BB&B store. I discovered this last year at a local one and have enjoyed the low drugstore prices since. I'm going on a hunt for the Renpure argan condish tonight!
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #38
 
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SUCCESS!!! I just walked out of Harmon's with 2 bottles of the Argan oil conditioner that I got for $3.99 each! Can't wait to try it tomorrow.

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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:26 PM   #39
 
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Corrina, how did you like it?

Also -- my hair gets better every time I use the keratin conditioner. I am in love! Don't miss GFSAS one bit.
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LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #40
 
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Corrina, how did you like it?

Also -- my hair gets better every time I use the keratin conditioner. I am in love! Don't miss GFSAS one bit.

My thought was "Ha! Who needs GFTN?" My hair has been acting weird since I colored it, but I definitely don't miss GFTN any more. Tried the keratin formula today. I ended up buying the low-poos about 15 minutes ago.

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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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