Ladies in canada, what cond. do you use

L'oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss for curly/wavy hair, from SDM. I'm going to try Live Clean or Garnier Fructis next.
2b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, high density

Low Poo: Giovanni 50:50
Co-Wash: No Poo, Suave Naturals Coconut
Condish: One C, LVPNG
Leave in: KCKT
Protein Treatment: K-Pac
DT: Heavin in Hair
Stylers: KCCC, HESMU

CG since Aug 09, I love my hair when I take the time to style it, I hate taking the time to do it.
Hey there, glad to find this group of curlies!!!

I`m in Quebec and have been trying out the CG method for a couple of months now. I`m really liking how my curls are looking, I have much better hair days now!

My concern though is winter!! I`m open to any of your suggestions of what I might use to help me get thru the really cold, wintery days!!

Take care...
Type: 2B & C
Wash: Live Clean Pink Fire
Co-wash: AB Moisture Milks Strawberries & Creme
Leave-in: GFSS (for now, till I finish the bottle)
Styling products: Biotera: curl creme & styling gel, Herbal Essences: TT & SMU Gel
Deep Treatment: LOOC (not sure if I like it yet)


Tried: spritz with water for 2nd & 3rd day hair, SS method (didn`t really work for me) Icequeen: works well for me..Yeah!
Want to try: different DT, spritz and condish, and just about anything that curly girls suggest!!
My hair is EXTREMELY picky with conditioner. It wants more moisture then anything can give haha. So far the conditioners I have liked the best are Biolage Conditioning Balm and Aura Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner.
Ontario, Canada
3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
CURRENT LINE-UP:
experimenting....
Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser
I really like Kenra moisturising cond and Live clean conds.

shoulder length long layered 2b/3a lots of it
wash: Live Clean shampoo Abba pure curl Mop c hydrating
cond: suave coconut Goldwell curly twist
Protein: Redken Extreme Cat
style: Ag:recoil Deva Mist-er right
Sarina, my hair is also in need of more moisture all of the time. For me, the best two conditioners readily available on the West Coast are the Biolage Conditioning Balm, and Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose. I have yet to find anything that's CG, and has no protein that works any better, but I continue looking.
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.
I'd love to try the Lustrasilk OOC and Mango-Shea, but we just can't get them in Canada.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
Actually, I recently found Lustrasilk Shea and Mango in Ottawa. It is at the Grace on Bank St. (Caribbean grocery downstairs, huge beauty supply space upstairs).

If I can find it here, it must be available there somewhere in MTL, Van or TO. Not sure if they had the olive oil one, because I wasn't looking for it, but it wouldn't surprise me.
I'd love to try the Lustrasilk OOC and Mango-Shea, but we just can't get them in Canada.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
Actually, I recently found Lustrasilk Shea and Mango in Ottawa. It is at the Grace on Bank St. (Caribbean grocery downstairs, huge beauty supply space upstairs).

If I can find it here, it must be available there somewhere in MTL, Van or TO. Not sure if they had the olive oil one, because I wasn't looking for it, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Originally Posted by umeshu
Thanks for posting that. I live on Vancouver Island and the one Sally's here doesn't have it. I tried the Vancouver stores too. However, I did find a solution. I ordered in from Sally's on line, had it sent to a friend in California, and she's taking it to another friend who will drive it down to Mexico and I will pick it up when I go to Mexico later this month. What a gal's got to do to get her hair product!! lol
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.
I'd love to try the Lustrasilk OOC and Mango-Shea, but we just can't get them in Canada.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
Actually, I recently found Lustrasilk Shea and Mango in Ottawa. It is at the Grace on Bank St. (Caribbean grocery downstairs, huge beauty supply space upstairs).

If I can find it here, it must be available there somewhere in MTL, Van or TO. Not sure if they had the olive oil one, because I wasn't looking for it, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Originally Posted by umeshu
Thanks for posting that. I live on Vancouver Island and the one Sally's here doesn't have it. I tried the Vancouver stores too. However, I did find a solution. I ordered in from Sally's on line, had it sent to a friend in California, and she's taking it to another friend who will drive it down to Mexico and I will pick it up when I go to Mexico later this month. What a gal's got to do to get her hair product!! lol
Originally Posted by nandiknits
That will be some well-travelled Lustrasilk! At least it should last you a good long time. I've only tried mine a couple of times, so I'm still experimenting. First time as a leave-in -- really soft and curly -- next time as a DT, but I think it was too much for my hair in one week and I got over-conditioned -- terrible. Have fun with it.
Sarina, my hair is also in need of more moisture all of the time. For me, the best two conditioners readily available on the West Coast are the Biolage Conditioning Balm, and Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose. I have yet to find anything that's CG, and has no protein that works any better, but I continue looking.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
For some reason when I tried AOHR it super dried out my hair. I could barely spread it and my hair felt rough instantly. Had frizz I didn't know was even possible for a couple days afterwards. Very upsetting, since there are so few protein-free super moisturizin CG conditioners available to us.

Also...I don't think any of the Sally's in Canada carry Lustrasilk. I've called a few and one of them said that the stuff they don't carry that the American Sally's carries is because it isn't approved here in Canada, either because of ingredients or because they can't get it sent here or something. But if umeshu found it at a different store - i don't know..weird!
Ontario, Canada
3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
CURRENT LINE-UP:
experimenting....
Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser
Sarina, my hair is also in need of more moisture all of the time. For me, the best two conditioners readily available on the West Coast are the Biolage Conditioning Balm, and Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose. I have yet to find anything that's CG, and has no protein that works any better, but I continue looking.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
For some reason when I tried AOHR it super dried out my hair. I could barely spread it and my hair felt rough instantly. Had frizz I didn't know was even possible for a couple days afterwards. Very upsetting, since there are so few protein-free super moisturizin CG conditioners available to us.

Also...I don't think any of the Sally's in Canada carry Lustrasilk. I've called a few and one of them said that the stuff they don't carry that the American Sally's carries is because it isn't approved here in Canada, either because of ingredients or because they can't get it sent here or something. But if umeshu found it at a different store - i don't know..weird!
Originally Posted by sarina32
Sarina -- the store where I found Lustrasilk in Ottawa is an ethnic beauty supply store, so you may have better luck looking in some of those. Maybe they have different suppliers or Sally's just markets differently in Canada --or else maybe I have just blown it and disclosed a secret Lustrasilk smuggling operation, which will now dry up my supply
I have yet to go to the Ottawa Sally's to check out what their selection is.
I've been trying to find a conditioner I'm happy with, with no luck so far.

A lot of people have mentioned Live Clean, how moisturising is it, and how much slip? (I need something good for detangling... which is in part why I haven't like the ones I've tried as much, but it also needs to be light because my hair gets weighed down really easily)

So far I've tried One C, curls sublime coconut, oyin honey hemp, and giovanni tttt and 50/50. I used to use Aubreys over a year ago, but it makes my scalp break out in painful bumps within hours (I'm not exaggerating) and it takes weeks for it to go back to normal after I've stopped using it. I'm not sure which ingredient does it, but I'm thinking maybe the preservative, since all of their products do it, even the styling products.
TIA
I've been trying to find a conditioner I'm happy with, with no luck so far.

A lot of people have mentioned Live Clean, how moisturising is it, and how much slip? (I need something good for detangling... which is in part why I haven't like the ones I've tried as much, but it also needs to be light because my hair gets weighed down really easily)

So far I've tried One C, curls sublime coconut, oyin honey hemp, and giovanni tttt and 50/50. I used to use Aubreys over a year ago, but it makes my scalp break out in painful bumps within hours (I'm not exaggerating) and it takes weeks for it to go back to normal after I've stopped using it. I'm not sure which ingredient does it, but I'm thinking maybe the preservative, since all of their products do it, even the styling products.
TIA
Originally Posted by kayesbe
Live Clean Moisturizing condish is moderately light. I don't find it heavy at all, but bear in mind that my hair can take heavy conditioners so my definition of light may vary from yours. I do find it does moisturize nicely and I am able to detangle easily with it using a shower comb. In comparison to the 50/50 and TTTT which I use as well, I find that detangling is easier with the Live Clean. Another one you might want to try if you haven't already, is Suave Naturals Coconut. It has a good amount of slip for an inexpensive co-wash. Another is Biolage Conditioning Balm. Some find the BCB heavy while others don't. HTH
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!
Thanks!
I'll give them a try. I'd seen SN coconut, but decided against it, because it seemed like most people were using it for co washing rather than as a conditioner after washing, but its definitely worth a shot. I'll also keep an eye out for live clean.
I wash with Suave coconut and then condition with Freeman smoothing conditioner.
co-wash: exact vanilla
rinse out: tresseme naturals
leave-in: giovanni direct leave-in
stylers: kccc + he totally twisted mousse + coconut oil to sotc
I cowash and condition with Suave Naturals Coconut - I love this stuff. Has a good amount of slip for a cheap conditioner and I find it really moisturizing!
I tried Live Clean lavender conditioner, which I really liked, but the scent is very strong and lingering.
CG since 02/10
Fine, thick, 3a/2c mix, medium porosity
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Condish/LI: Suave Naturals Coconut, GFTN
Stylers:
HESMU, LOOB, BRHG, FSG

Like: protein, protein, protein!!
Dislike: mineral oil, eco-styler,



Here's what I have used for conditioners:
Live Clean moisturizing conditioner - good every day conditioner
Suave Naturals - I didn't find it heavy enough
Loreal NutriGloss treatment NOT conditioner - CG, smells great
Biolage Conditioning Balm - nice heavier conditioner

I just ordered Desert Essence's coconut conditioner from iherb.com and am looking forward to trying it out. It supposedly smells good and is nice and moisturizing. I bought AOMM from them a while ago and paid next to nothing with someone's $5 off code (my code is DEY827, if you want a discounted rate). I was pretty impressed as the shipping is a flat $4 rate for Canada which is rare - usually it is so much more expensive!

This is a great thread so we can see what is available here in Canada ...
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ!
For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this code: DEY827
Here's a list of the conditioners I've tried (I put a "*" beside the ones I would or have repurchased):

-Live Clean
-Biolage Conditioning Balm*
-Kenra Moisturizing*(maybe)
-GFTN*
-LVPNG cond.or treatment*
-Aura Cherry Almond Bark*
-Jessicurl WDT
-CJ Curl Rehab
-Giovanni 50:50/TTTT
-AO White Camellia
-Suave Coconut
Ontario, Canada
3a/3b - fine texture/high porosity
CURRENT LINE-UP:
experimenting....
Others: CLU towel, Mebco comb, occasional diffuser
I'd love to try the Lustrasilk OOC and Mango-Shea, but we just can't get them in Canada.
Originally Posted by nandiknits
Actually, I recently found Lustrasilk Shea and Mango in Ottawa. It is at the Grace on Bank St. (Caribbean grocery downstairs, huge beauty supply space upstairs).

If I can find it here, it must be available there somewhere in MTL, Van or TO. Not sure if they had the olive oil one, because I wasn't looking for it, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Originally Posted by umeshu
Thanks for posting that. I live on Vancouver Island and the one Sally's here doesn't have it. I tried the Vancouver stores too. However, I did find a solution. I ordered in from Sally's on line, had it sent to a friend in California, and she's taking it to another friend who will drive it down to Mexico and I will pick it up when I go to Mexico later this month. What a gal's got to do to get her hair product!! lol
Originally Posted by nandiknits
I'm in Victoria, where are you??


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

I was using Lush hair stuff before, but they're not totally CG to my dismay. Why there are sulfates in the conditioners and hair treatments is beyond me.

I do have some Loreal Vive Pro Hydra-Gloss for Dry Hair, though it does have the a-cone. I've had good luck with it so far despite the a-cone, but I have only used it a few times so far. I still have some sulfate poos, but coco-betaine is supposed to remove it, and I will see how the lo poos I have now handle it.

I have Lloyd's Saltspring Organics shampoo and conditioner, and I just received some Prairie Naturals shampoo and conditioner from someone locally who said it was too heavy for their hair. I think they'll be ok, but I'm wondering about the scent...seems a bit strong.

I haven't been using any particular thing for a while and I am still experimenting. I'm washing once or twice a week in transition, but have done some conditioner only washes in between. In the meantime, I try to stretch my hair in between with refreshers, since I don't care to have wet hair for 6 hours a day, every day or even every other day. I try to go 3-4 days after a wash even if it isn't looking perfect. It's the lazy way, but at least it is looking better than when I did no styling at all before.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Hi Plunkybug:

I'm in Qualicum Beach, not exactly a mecca for finding hair product. Thank god for Honey Fig!
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.

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