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L`Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-In Cream

Feb 26, 2015 - I kept looking for this leave- in conditioner,( I use the L'Oreal EverCurl (no sulfate) Shampoo) but, to my dismay, the third ingredient is a form of *silicone*! I did read a review in which the reviewer says this silicone is one that is easy to wash out- which I'm not sure is true....(?) However, even if it is, my hair dried out more and more by my late 30s and was *always* delicate. I used to use serums with silicones and they worked wonderfully--at first. Then after several years my hair looked like straw and broke off even more. I've stopped all silicones and sulfates in the last 3-4 years and am happy to say that my hair feels and looks great, has grown several inches and is even less dry. I suspect some women may be able to use this conditioner especially younger women. But I'm disappointed that a line *for curly hair* which was even introduced on a "curly-girl" website, has darn drying silicone in it! I actually often use another L'Oreal leave- in conditioner which has *no* silicones, parabens or sulfates, and I love it! Its label says it's "smoothing" - but it doesn't detract from my curls at all, by the way! if it "smoothes", it smoothes the cuticle on my hair so there's less of a frizzy look. Again, that's why I had hoped to find the L'Oreal Ever Curl leave- in.. I had thought it might even be better for my hair but- not so!

Trader Joe`s Nourish Conditioner

May 24, 2014 - Er...this no longer has parabens, but does have *silicone*! Boo! :-(

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream

May 07, 2013 - I have used this product for a while. What is odd: my bottle says it has argan oil in it (among other things,) and that is not listed *here*. BTW Before assuming that any chemical-looking word means it is a no-no..some words with "_fate" or "_cone" don't mean they're sulfates parabens, and not all alcohols are drying alcohols. We have to read the list of ingredients on Curly-Nikkis that are ok and not ok. Some words are *very* similar so don't assume. Anyway, my hair itself is a mixed chick. It's sorta 3B but not thick, some 3A even a little 2C and 3C. It can look like L'il Orphan Annie on one day, and another look long and bushy and another smooth and curly. My hair is to my shoulders, but It shrinks up to my chin after washing and is *very* dry. Now--my experience with Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-In This conditioner works very very well. I can use it after I wash and condition in the shower, and I can use it when my hair is dry and getting even drier..;-) It softens and it does smooth, (though not so that my curls are straightened!). It curls up nicely and feels good and soft and is manageable afterward and I'm also glad it helps with frizz...though it doesn't do a great job iwth frizz, it does help. I didn't get any waxy coating and, even while I later bought the Garnier's "Frizz- Calm- Down" and L'Oreal's "Ever-Sleek smoothing leave-in" with lots of great oils in it, too.. *This* "Garnier Smooth and Shine Leave-In" works best. I figured it was the argan oil, which may or may not be in it anymore. If it does have silicones in it, then I won't buy it again.. I *didn't* see it listed, but some companies use ingredients that simply have different names.