So, if you want to go cheap...Use the Garnier Fructis sleek and shine leave-in (green bottle) and Tresemme Heat Tamer.
I think I like Redkens refiner a little better and am willing to pay extra...but the GF sleek and shine one is really good in my book, too.

Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by Boomygrrl
Also- This helps me feel better about the Redken price...The Curl Refiner "tube" is huge...You get a lot of product for the price and it lasts awhile...Especially if you are rotating products.
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils