L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss conditioner - I might be in love!

BotticelliBabe -- You can now count me in as a convert to this condish! I got it last week and I loooooooooove it!
2B on top/3A on bottom w/ a little 3B mixed in.... Medium w/ med porosity

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Cleanse: V05 or Suave Clarifying Condish

Moisturize: AOHR, GVP Balm, TooShea, Kenra

Stylers: CJ CCCC & Smoothing Gellie, BRHG

Other: ACV rinse when needed, Jessicurl WDT weekly

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Just discovered Curl Junkie products!
*Ahem* About the stalker thing...um...didn't mean to sound weird..lol...but these two threads have been real informative.... Thank you for sharing your discoveries and for keeping us informed!
Originally Posted by curlykey
*lol* Don't worry - I'm not offended if you stalk me. In fact, I'm flattered! Just think - Halloween 2007 my hair was stringy and cone laden, barely a wave in sight. Today, I'm sporting 5th day hair that I would PROUDLY wear outside the house (now if only I had someplace to go *lol*). If it weren't for this place and all of the sweet and kind curlies who took me under their wing from time to time, held my hand and walked me through, and answered all of my questions along the way, I'd probably still be slathering on the serums and all kinds of other junk, wishing my hair would look like I wanted and totally oblivious to the fact that my dream curls were in hiding and dying to get out.

Sorry to ramble, but if anyone had told me a year ago that I could have the hair I always wanted without using six cone laden products in adition to the sulfate shampoo and cone laden conditioner, I would have laughed in their face. I now need only three things, and my hair turns out perfect (well, perfect for me!) every time. Unheard of!

Initial purchase price for my HG hair: $3.35 for the SoF bar, $3.47 for LVPNG, $2.50 for a pound of organic flax seeds, and $1.35 for a pound of epsom salts.

Actual price for my HG hair? PRICELESS.

BotticelliBabe -- You can now count me in as a convert to this condish! I got it last week and I loooooooooove it!
Originally Posted by Kelly512
Yay!! Isn't it great?? I have four bottles on hand plus one in my shower, just in case the formula does change. I hope L'oreal listens when we speak! They'd be fools not to!!
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
Hey BB! Where do you buy your SoF bars? These are something I had never heard of until the other day, when someone at work was telling me this was the only soap she ever uses, she said it has does wonders for her skin. Now I am guessing it must make a pretty darn good 'poo bar too!
Hey BB! Where do you buy your SoF bars? These are something I had never heard of until the other day, when someone at work was telling me this was the only soap she ever uses, she said it has does wonders for her skin. Now I am guessing it must make a pretty darn good 'poo bar too!
Originally Posted by jlpmom23
It does - I love it! I keep forgetting to do a vinegar rinse (it's been probably three weeks now), because it rinses so nice and clean and doesn't leave any buildup behind. I get them at my teeny tiny local heath food store, but you can get them online if you can't find them locally. http://www.goodhealthnaturalfoods.co...bar-soaps.html
They are an amazing value, too - they are triple-milled which makes the bar cure very hard, so it lasts a long time, plus they are 8.8 oz. They're huge!! I've been using mine every time I wash my hair for the last three weeks to a month, and I barely have the stamping on the bar rubbed away! *lol*

Oh - and I wanted to let you all know that I strayed tonight to try another Vive Pro conditioner, and I was sorely disappointed. I tried the glossy volume formula for normal hair, and right away I knew it wasn't going to be as good as the NG. It's not nearly as thick and rich, and doesn't detangle half as well, IMO. The smell is nice, and may be its only saving grace - it's more fruity with notes of apples and pears, whereas I smell a light but distinct floral in NG. I will update tomorrow after my hair has dried, but I don't hold out much hope for it. I'll probably return it and get even more of my beloved NG next weekend.
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter

Last edited by BotticelliBabe; 12-02-2008 at 02:18 AM.
Ok, verdict time on the glossy volume.

Meh.

Like I said, it isn't as thick and rich and doesn't detangle as well. Today my hair was still very bouncy, uber soft, and nicely curled, but there was a breeze today, and while running errands it got flyaways really quickly and developed quite a bit of surface frizz. It might be okay in the summer months when I don't need as much moisture, but I seriously doubt I'll buy it again, and I'm going to exchange the one I bought for nutri gloss next weekend.

So there you go - NG is definately a big part of my HG routine!
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
Ok so I want to get this Loreal Nutri gloss, but Im not sure about the protein, if this is the only conditioner I use would it build up?


Ok so I want to get this Loreal Nutri gloss, but Im not sure about the protein, if this is the only conditioner I use would it build up?
Originally Posted by sransomxdazzles
It's been almost the only condish I've used since I started posting about it, and so far it hasn't built up on me. I guess as with everything, it all depends on the individual's hair though. All you can do it try it and see!
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
Ok so I want to get this Loreal Nutri gloss, but Im not sure about the protein, if this is the only conditioner I use would it build up?

If you're an every day washer I wouldn't use this every day. It's always a good idea to rotate products to avoid over-doing it.

BTW-This condish is VERY VERY NICE I had some really nice clumps with this!!!! If I could just find a way to FREEZE those clumps and have it dry that way!!But that's another story.....Overall a very nice conditioner.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
I only condition about twice a week so it shouldn't build up hopefully, Im gonna give it a try.


Hey BB, I was just wondering if you ever received a response from your letter to L'Oreal??

I've been using this condish for a while now (even before you started the post), and I get dream curls with this stuff, especially when I use it with my KCCC.

I'm hoping they don't reformulate, and I'm really hoping your letter convinces them.

Keep us updated!!
Somewhere between a 2c & 3a
Liking:
-Suave Naturals or VO5 (co-wash)
-GVP Conditioning Balm (conditioner)
-L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss (conditioner)
-Giovanni Direct Leave-in or GVP Conditioning Balm as leave-in
-Flax seed gel (my favorite right now)
-KCCC
-Biotera Gel
-HETT mousse
I have bangs now, and I love 'em!
Hm, maybe I should try this stuff again now that I have better stylers. I used it once and didn't really notice much of a difference. My hair is protein sensitive so I couldn't use it everyday, but maybe once a week..
3A
Modified CG since 11/14/08!
Low poo: Trader Joe's Tea Tree
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea
Rinse out: Tigi MM, Tigi O&H, Tresemme Naturals Volumizing
DT: Jessicurl WDT
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Komaza CLI
Styling: Komaza Coconut Pudding, HE BE gel, KBB Cream to SOTC
Hey BB, I was just wondering if you ever received a response from your letter to L'Oreal??

I've been using this condish for a while now (even before you started the post), and I get dream curls with this stuff, especially when I use it with my KCCC.

I'm hoping they don't reformulate, and I'm really hoping your letter convinces them.

Keep us updated!!
Originally Posted by coxplus2
*sigh* No, I haven't heard anything yet. Being such a huge company, I seriously doubt that they would write me back, and if they do I'll be flabbergasted. All I can do is keep watching the labels and hoping they listen! So far, so good - in my area, at least. Of course, the more curlies that write in, the more likely they will take our advice...

If you want to write them but don't know what to say, feel free to use or change parts of my letter to them! I just want a couple hundred emails to flood in about it, and hopefully that should make them sit up and take notice.
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
Ok I will update for my area.

Here in Maine, I have yet to see this reformulated. There is however a "new" nutri gloss with silicone and the bottle is pink BUT it isn't the same pink and its for fine hair I believe.
Currently Loving:
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
I sent an email 2 weeks ago and got a reply with the week. They said they were happy that I enjoy their products and to continue providing feedback on their products to make them better.

It was real short but I'm glad I got a response.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL
I still have the unreformulated (is this a word??) version in my area. Although at my Shopko store the condish was $1.99! The poo was normal price, I thought that was a little strange. But I bought two more to be on the safe side. I think that brings me up to 4 bottles in the closet and one in the shower. I am outta control! But I love it, my hair is finally doing ok with the cold winter weather since finding this condish.
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The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be- Konrad Lorenz
I bought some today at my Wal-Mart with no cones and can't wait to try it. Sure beats the price of my other conditioners...
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

So funny how hair varies. I tried this again for the first time in a month or so and it did nothing for me. Hair is feeling a little oily and overconditioned today. Protein in it has made my ends feel not so good. I did get some decent clumps, though.

I'm glad you guys all found something you love, though!
3A
Modified CG since 11/14/08!
Low poo: Trader Joe's Tea Tree
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea
Rinse out: Tigi MM, Tigi O&H, Tresemme Naturals Volumizing
DT: Jessicurl WDT
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Komaza CLI
Styling: Komaza Coconut Pudding, HE BE gel, KBB Cream to SOTC
I picked this up today and I can't wait to use it tomorrow.
3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture


Shampoo - GTTTT
Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
I use (and love!) the Hydra Gloss version of the conditioner, which is thicker and has the a-cone in it. Its good too! I used the Nutri Gloss in the spring, and I found the smell really strong and chemically so I threw it out! But i really like the Hydra Gloss
2c/3a
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

I picked this up and used it tonight. I was a little weary about the protein, even though it's way close to the end of the ingredients. I had no problems at all! My hair was so soft! I'll use it again tomorrow with stylers and see how that goes, but I'm loving it so far! Thanks BB!

ETA: Just read through this and thought I would mention that my Target had all three versions: two with the a-cone (or one that had a peg-cone, can't remember. my sis has it upstairs so I'll double-check later), and the one without 'cones. There wasn't anything about them disappearing and I don't even think they were on sale.
CG since 6/15/08!
Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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Last edited by curlyjenn10; 12-17-2008 at 01:34 AM.

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