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ericthegreat
August 31st, 2009, 08:08 PM
After I CO rinse my hair(or on the rare occasions that I will use shampoo to clarify), I will take the same bottle of conditioner that I had just rinsed out of my hair and pour out just a tiny dab maybe the size of a penny in my hand. I will then rub my hands together and spread that over the ends of my hair and leave it in. Doing this always ensures that I can easily run a comb thro my hair without any resistance.

I actually find this to be more effective than actual leave-in conditioners. I have several of them as well but they either (if its a cream) leave my hair feeling too greasy or in the case of the leave-in sprays simply don't do anything for my hair whatsoever. Leaving in a little bit of the conditioner I use to rinse my hair really helps in unraveling any tangles or knots that I do get.

Fairlight63
August 31st, 2009, 08:19 PM
Thanks for that tip! I will try that next time that I wash my hair. My hair is always a tangled mess & hard to comb, so maybe this will help.

pradabacon
August 31st, 2009, 08:20 PM
Well, I never have, but I certainly will try it. :thumbsup:

I hate having too many products around so I haven't used a leave-in for years. But my ends could definitely use a little extra detangling. I like the idea of just using a tiny bit of my regular conditioner.

JKRBeloved
August 31st, 2009, 08:24 PM
Yes, actually, I do that on occasion. And I also found out that conditioner makes an excellent body lotion. When I travel for a short flight and just take carry on luggage, I often will not bring lotion because hotels often supply it. But this weekend my hotel did not have any and my skin was super dry, so I tried my conditioner on my skin and it was great. Soaked right in and didn't feel at all greasy.

BlndeInDisguise
August 31st, 2009, 08:26 PM
I've tried something similar (mixing conditioner with a bit of water and spraying it on my hair). Unfortunately my hair rebels at anything that even resembles build up, and therefore is more tangly. :shrug:

pradabacon
August 31st, 2009, 08:26 PM
Yes, actually, I do that on occasion. And I also found out that conditioner makes an excellent body lotion. When I travel for a short flight and just take carry on luggage, I often will not bring lotion because hotels often supply it. But this weekend my hotel did not have any and my skin was super dry, so I tried my conditioner on my skin and it was great. Soaked right in and didn't feel at all greasy.


Oho! Another good idea! Thanks, JKR! :D It makes great 'shaving cream', too.

I wonder if I can just use conditioner for everything!!! :hmm: Okay, maybe not. :laugh:

ericthegreat
August 31st, 2009, 08:29 PM
Oho! Another good idea! Thanks, JKR! :D

I wonder if I just use conditioner for everything!!! :hmm: Okay, maybe not. :laugh:

Hootietoot, believe me you can indeed use conditioner for ANYTHING :eyebrows:! Trust me I know.

EtherealOde
August 31st, 2009, 08:36 PM
Hootietoot, believe me you can indeed use conditioner for ANYTHING :eyebrows:! Trust me I know.
LOL!

You can use it to remove label adhesives. And it really does work well for shaving, much better than any shaving cream foam type stuff for sure. My husband even uses it to shave with. If you shave your erm...personal bits...it is especially good for that, so you don't end up with tiny nicks and irritation that can lead to bumps and ingrown hairs.

Fox's Shea Butter cream makes an excellent moisturizer for nails and on rough places like heels and elbows. And I put it on the back of my hands at night before bed because my skin is super dry. In the morning they are nice and soft.

spidermom
August 31st, 2009, 08:39 PM
Absolutely. I work about a quarter size dollop of regular conditioner (currently Natures Gate Sunflower and Pomegranat) through my hair as a leave-in.

pradabacon
August 31st, 2009, 08:45 PM
Hootietoot, believe me you can indeed use conditioner for ANYTHING :eyebrows:! Trust me I know.

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You mean it makes great toothpaste, right? Nothing to see here, folks...move along.http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll23/hootietoot/police.gif

CavyQueen
August 31st, 2009, 08:50 PM
Yes, I do this often. I also sometimes do not rinse the conditioner completely out. This has been recommended to many hair specialists. However, you have to pick the right conditioner to do this with. I love L'anza's Healing Moisture, but it has cones. I know you do not use cones. You can always try this with a no cone conditioner. One way or another, your hair is beautiful!

ericthegreat
August 31st, 2009, 09:05 PM
Actually Cavyqueen, I think using a coneless conditioner as a leave-in is an even safer option, but especially for people who are purposely intending to avoid all 'cones. Coneless conditioners tend to have just the right amount of moisture and because they don't have any 'cones they should also leave less of a buildup in your hair I would think.

But your right, you have to experiment with which kinds of conditioners are also okay to use as a leave-in in your particular type of hair. I would think a super rich conditioner would not be a good choice as a leave-in as it would leave your hair too greasy/gunking feeling.

Jinx2234
August 31st, 2009, 09:27 PM
The last couple times I have washed my hair I have put a little bit of conditioner in after washing. It seems to work well for me at keeping the tangles away.

HappyHair87
August 31st, 2009, 09:33 PM
After I CO rinse my hair(or on the rare occasions that I will use shampoo to clarify), I will take the same bottle of conditioner that I had just rinsed out of my hair and pour out just a tiny dab maybe the size of a penny in my hand. I will then rub my hands together and spread that over the ends of my hair and leave it in. Doing this always ensures that I can easily run a comb thro my hair without any resistance.

I actually find this to be more effective than actual leave-in conditioners. I have several of them as well but they either (if its a cream) leave my hair feeling too greasy or in the case of the leave-in sprays simply don't do anything for my hair whatsoever. Leaving in a little bit of the conditioner I use to rinse my hair really helps in unraveling any tangles or knots that I do get.


Hey...try Mane n Tail Herbal detangler....its miraculous!! I LOVE how it melts my tangles away....just a suggestion:eyebrows:

ericthegreat
August 31st, 2009, 09:41 PM
Oh I tried the whole line of Mane & Tail way back years ago, both the shampoo and the leave-in treatment. In my humble opinion, it really has a funky smell to it that I just can't stand......I only used it for the first few washes and then I really just couldn't handle the smell so I stopped for good.

But thanks for the suggestion, I'm happy that it works for you personally!

wintersun99
August 31st, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Rhiannon7
August 31st, 2009, 09:53 PM
great idea! i will try it. used to do it before lhc but hair got worst tangles after a while. maybe because i used a cone condish? i'll try it with my suave vanilla. thanks for the tip.

ericthegreat
August 31st, 2009, 10:15 PM
Definitely give it a try Rhiannon! Yeah I agree, I think because you were using a cone filled conditioner before, it eventually did lead to you getting worse tangles because the cones really build up and if you don't clarify and remove them they will stick to your hair and make it stiffer and harder.

I personally use Suave Coconut(as coconut is my favorite scent!), but I'm sure the Vanilla will work just as well for you.