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    Lightbulb hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    hiya!
    i was in one of my "what if" modes yesterday. and after my shower i grabbed the "intensive care"hand lotion, and worked a glob thru my hair, rinsed out it worked good, left my hair a little greasy looking. today i tried it before shampooing. it worked great.
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    Default Re: hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    I've done that in a pinch at work when my ends felt dry- it was great- I try to look for lotions with no cones in them that way it doesn't mess up my hair.
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    Default Re: hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    Hand lotion is great to curb static in your hair. Rub it in over your hands and run your hands over the hair.
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    Default Re: hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    I did this two days ago.... accidentally. I was out of town over Thanksgiving and took those free hotel shampoo/conditioner bottles with me. When I put conditioner in my hair, it felt really strange.

    I checked the bottle. It said HAND LOTION.

    I just washed out and realized it was OK. Whew.

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    I find that hand lotion helps somewhat with staticy hair. And it leaves a nice smell in my hair.
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    Default Re: hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    If you read the ingredient lists they can be virtually the same as conditioners, in some cases.

    It is the same with some liquid soaps and shampoo.

    That is why there are so many shower gels and body washes that can be used as shampoo.

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    I guess that's how they can promote some products as 3 in 1.
    Shampoo, bubble bath, and shower gel.

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    Whatever you do, don't use the Olay Winter Retreat shower gel. It leaves the hair feeling very gross..in my experience.

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    Default Re: hand lotion, or hair conditioner?

    Some hand lotions can be too heavy or greasy. A good way to tell IMO, is to try your conditioner on your hands and then the hand lotion, to compare the two.

    If they are similar, both should work on your hair equally well. Ingredient lists can be deceptive, in terms of results.

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    I've wondered if I could use my cetaphil lotion on my ends, but it's all 'cones. It'd be nice if it moisturized my hair like it does my face, though.
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