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    Default Who here is not a fan of using conditioner?

    I decided to experiment for two months on not using traditional hair conditioner. After I shampoo my hair with a soap bar and use a tea rinse, I "condition" my hair with either a hot oil treatment (grape seed oil heated) or just let castor w/avocado oils stay on my hair for an hour and then rinse my hair completely clean. I either wash my hair every week or every other week, just depends if I'm in the mood to do my hair.

    The only real differences I noticed are that my hair actually stays moisturized for days and it feels really soft for days as well. I remember when I used natural or commercial conditioner, my hair would only stay moist for a day or two and I had to re-wet my hair. Now, I could go on for four or five days without wetting my hair. Also, I don't need to put much oil (I didn't put any in last weekend) on my hair while detangling and styling after washing my hair.

    I just find this interesting and it tickles me. I guess traditional conditioner is redundant for me. Anyone else not a fan of conditioner? Honestly, if my lazy-behind-super-low-key-stuck-up hair is fine without conditioner and not buying it saves me a few bucks a month, more power to my semi-saving/simple living self
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    i think my hair would lock up after shampooing if i didn't put conditioner in it!

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    I must use conditioner, or my hair would dry up and break off and be completely unmanageable! But I do have a question:

    Do you dc everytime you wash, or do you sometimes just use a leave in?

    Today I feel lazy and I just washed my hair. I don't want to dc...I just want to spray a leave-in inabd just keep it moving!
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    I love using conditioners; I love what they do for my hair.

    I could detangle with evoo/aloe vera gel, but condish is preferable.

    If I washed my hair in plaits, I could do an acv rinse and be ok. (That's if I use shampoo or baking soda).

    But I co-wash...so yeah. Matter fact, I've been using shampoo more than I normally do, so I'm going to try to use more condish
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    Every time I buy a bottle of condish I feel like I'm wasting money. And I used to LOVE the whole conditioner process: buying them, the smells, the package, finding that awesome slip . But now that I discovered that I can make amazing DC's with bananas, eggs, molasses, and coconut oil, I just can't spend the money on "all natural" products, and I buy cheap condishes because they're cheap but the ingredients usually suck.

    OP, I'm not a fan of condishes anymore either. But after 5 years straight of living off of conditioners, it's a hard habit to break . Also, what tea do you use for your rinses? I've been playing with teas and haven't had much luck so far.
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    I co-wash and don't really use conditioners to condition. I twist my hair while it's wet with castor oil and do a Aphogee protein treatment every six week (although I've been inconsistent with that for the last few months.)

    So I've basically given up conditioners too as a way to moisturize my hair. I use cheap ones to detangle and shampoo.
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    I haven't used conditioner in probably five years or so. It's a waste of money and a wasted step. After cleansing, I go right to my moisturizer. My hair has no complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monappy28 View Post
    But I do have a question:

    Do you dc everytime you wash, or do you sometimes just use a leave in?
    I think I DC every wash day since I haven't tried just leaving the oil in after I shampoo. I might try skipping the hot oil treatment, go straight to a tea rinse, and then use bit of oil before detangling & styling. If I do decide to use a leave in next time, it has to be just grape seed oil.
    Since I've been finger detangling before using a seamless comb and lightly trimming my ends, detangling and styling my hair is a really smooth process for me

    Quote Originally Posted by AfroIsland View Post
    Every time I buy a bottle of condish I feel like I'm wasting money. And I used to LOVE the whole conditioner process: buying them, the smells, the package, finding that awesome slip I did too! lol . But now that I discovered that I can make amazing DC's with bananas, eggs, molasses, and coconut oil, I just can't spend the money on "all natural" products, and I buy cheap condishes because they're cheap but the ingredients usually suck. ITA

    OP, I'm not a fan of condishes anymore either. But after 5 years straight of living off of conditioners, it's a hard habit to break . Also, what tea do you use for your rinses? I've been playing with teas and haven't had much luck so far.
    I use spearmint tea. I also use peppermint tea if I run out of or can't find spearmint tea. Both are caffeine free, don't change my hair color, and the smell is very light and lovely. The smell goes away after a short while if you're not a fan of mints.
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    You have me wanting to try it too Kurliez! Especially the refreshing tea rinses
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    Update: This evening, I decided to shampoo, rinse, then put on oil as a leave-in. I know I stated before that I would only use grape seed oil, but I decided to mix a little tiny bit of castor oil and avocado oil. I guess I'm still use to having my hair feeling a bit coated/weighted down, and that's how my hair usually feels after I wash out my oil conditioning treatments. My hair did very well with detangling and styling. It took me about two hours to completely do my hair: Poo, rinse, oil as leave in, detangle, small twists. I saved about an hour or so from my usual wash routine. Nice

    I must state that I always wash my hair in either plaits/braids or twists to avoid tangles/matting. While styling, I comb and twist my hair in small sections at a time.

    Next week, I'm doing an egg treatment. In two weeks, I'll go back to trying out skipping the oil conditioning and just use oil as a leave-in and see how my hair reacts. I'm tempted on the next time around to heat the oil ever so slightly before using it as a leave-in. Old habits are hard to get rid off
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