Whats the best kind of leave-in conditioner fot 4b/4c hair?
I have been natural for going on 3 years next month and I still haven't completely figured out my hair,I'm still on a trail and error part of my journey. I've recently bought Creme of nature Lemongrass and rosemary Leave-in And I'm not impressed,the not so pleasent smell was the first strike but I'm still using it and going to stop because I just found out the ingredients. I have to get into habit at looking at ingredients more before I buy.Anyways,I'm not wowed by it,I don't have much thoughts on it and I don't think its helping my hair.It's like a hair lotion which I never really was a fan of, I think they just sit on my hair strands and not moisturize, greasy like.So any recommendations, tips?
Try using any water-based leave-in/moisturizer (water is the first ingredient) on damp hair. A lot of people (including me) like SheaMoisture products so that might be a good place to start. I specifically like the Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk as a moisturizer. I also like these:Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, on the lighter side: Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, and Obia Natural Hair Care Curl Moisture Cream. I also use Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle and Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioners as leave-ins. Even though they are regular rinse-out conditioners, I just don't rinse them out because they are silicone-free and they get the job done!I hope that helps!
Water based leave-in conditioners work best for me. When I tried to make my own (following a youtubers recipe) that wasn't water based it worked great until the second or third day when I realized it just kind of sits in my hair. So yeah, stay away from those kinds. Also, Shea Moisture leave ins are amazing. As I Am also has a very effective leave in (unlike SM, I'm pretty sure AIA only has one kind of leave in). Since you have 4b AND 4c hair, you might want to try Cantu as well. Best of luck!