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    Default What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Like above. It's too thick for my hairtype, even for a deep threatment. Maybe I could dilute it with water? What do you think?
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Yes, I would just dilute it with water. Or use it for some DIY hairmasks, if it's a cheap one you could use it for other things too, like shaving (hair conditioners make great shaving creams).

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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Quote Originally Posted by CuteCrow View Post
    Yes, I would just dilute it with water. Or use it for some DIY hairmasks, if it's a cheap one you could use it for other things too, like shaving (hair conditioners make great shaving creams).
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Yep, dilute it with water. Maybe a little bit at a time though, otherwise it might go off - the preservatives in the original conditioner probably won't be enough for the extra water.

    Edit: I meant a small amount of conditioner at a time, as in not the whole bottle.
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Yep, dilute it with water. I second the other posts.

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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Or, you could dilute it with a thinner conditioner (especially something really light/thin like V05 and similar, if those work for your hair), or, add a small amount of it to your regular conditioner for "extra" conditioning.
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    I have a very thick conditioner that I put on sopping wet hair, then pin it up to just sit for 20 mins. That might be an option, I basically apply like a mask, coated on fairly thick and allowed to soak.
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    If you worry that it could go bad, dilute it with distilled water. That should keep it fresh for a lot longer.

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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    You can also use honey, aloe, panthenol, humectants in general. You just can't overdo it.
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    Default Re: What to do with a conditioner that's too thick?

    Sometimes I do CWC with a conditioner that's too heavy. It can end up quite nice if I put it on the length or ends, shampoo and make sure it reached the conditioned areas to get off the excess and then condition again with something lighter.
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