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

I don't know if BB is going to continue to make her smoothie conditioner, but the whole point of her creating it was to provide an equivalent of LVPNG.

She sent me a sample when I placed my first order a few months back and it's quite good (though not as cheap as LVPNG, natch, being homemade and all and customizable scent-wise).

This is what she said about it:

Smoothie - a nourishing and detangling conditioner that doubles as both a rinse out and a leave in. My goal when creating this was to replace LVPNG for those curlies who could no longer find it in their area, and then make it as close to all-natural as I possibly could. Silicone and sulfate free, protein and glycerine free, and completely CG as it won't build up on your hair. You choose the scent.

Maybe someone already posted this on this thread, and if so, SORRY for repeating.
3a3b
Natural since 11/25/09
Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

Curl Junkie Conditions!
Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
Has anyone else noticed that Walmart no longer carries the L'oreal Vive Pro line? I'm just wondering if it's just my Walmart or all Walmarts. I love that big fat bottle, and don't want to buy the little puny ones at rite-aid
Originally Posted by comebackcurlies
mine either. at lease they dont have the "
Curly hair" conditioner. I get mine at Ulta, which they tend to have on sale often for $2.99.
Hair type: Wavy- Colored Blonde - Thin - Long, almost to bra strap
Current products:
Jessicurl Low Poo or Sauve Coconut Co-wash-
Loreal Nutri-Gloss Curly Formula conditioner-
Honey (when dry)
Nexxus Emergencee 2x month
Curl:Re:Coil (New Holy Grail curl former...works great!)
Gel: Deva Arc Angell

"If you can conceive it, and believe it, you will achieve it"

Yeah, I think I'll try BB's Smoothie. I saw it a while ago and was interested but I could still get LVPNG at Ulta then, so I didn't try it.

Kinda sucks though, I loved LVPNG not only because it was a good condish but because it was cheap and no shipping :/ Luckily I just got the Yes to Cucumbers conditioner at Target and it's given me good results. Might be worth looking into if you need a new conditioner!
2C/3A, fine, normal-high porosity, medium texture

Low Poo
- Cristophe Beverly Hills Purely Natural Daily Shampoo
Co-Wash- Suave Naturals Coconut (sometimes used as a leave-in)
Condish- LVPNG
Leave-ins- KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, Garnier Sleek & Shine
Gels- Aldi Shique Gel, LA Looks Sport,
Enhancer- KCCC


Any LVNPG that you find anywhere is just unused stock that hasn't sold yet because L'Oreal has discontinued it - it's no longer on their own site at all. For a while when it started becoming hard to find locally, they still had it there but no more.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

www.fotki.com/auntnett
LVPNG, we hardly knew ye.

It's now gone the way of that Suave Aloe Gel...
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,718
I saw some today at Walgreens. I used it a year or two ago, i can't remember if I liked it or not. They had two different labels, same product though, cone free and all.
http://public.fotki.com/TLGuerrero/

password: curly

3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz

Last edited by marinacurlz; 04-28-2010 at 12:24 PM.
I saw LVPNG on the L'oreal web site today, but I'm having a horrible time finding it anywhere. I was at Ulta over the weekend, and they told me they weren't carrying it anymore in order to make space for the new L'oreal sulfate free stuff.

I'm not very good at reading ingredient lists. Some of what's on the sulfate-free conditioners look similar to the LVPNG ingredients. Can someone who's good at it take a look?


My hair loves LVPNG. It's a sad day.
3b
www.fotki.com/rmiro13 (PW: goodcurls)
CG since January 2006
Hmm, weird. It wasn't on the site any more when I checked the other day.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

www.fotki.com/auntnett
I bought a couple of bottles of the old cone-free one that were on clearance at the drugstore today. I'll have to try this out tonight.
3b/fine/normal porosity

Loo-poo: LiveClean Purple Jewel Shampoo (2-3 times a week)
Rinse Out Conditioner: GF Triple Nutrition
Leave-in: LiveClean Intense Moisturizing Leave In Conditioner
Styling: GF Pure Clean Smoothing Cream


Sulfate-free since November 2009!!
This stuff is AWOL. no way to find it anymore. Im a sad n mad curly today. anyone have any similar replacements? Besides BB's crazy expensive stuff?
Hair type: Wavy- Colored Blonde - Thin - Long, almost to bra strap
Current products:
Jessicurl Low Poo or Sauve Coconut Co-wash-
Loreal Nutri-Gloss Curly Formula conditioner-
Honey (when dry)
Nexxus Emergencee 2x month
Curl:Re:Coil (New Holy Grail curl former...works great!)
Gel: Deva Arc Angell

"If you can conceive it, and believe it, you will achieve it"

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com