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    Default is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    Or are there some ingredients that should be avoided?

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    I know that this works for some people, but it doesn't work for me. I think it's probably because my conditioner that I use is so thick and moisturizing that leaving on my hair would just make it goopy and gross if not rinsed out. I seriously love my conditioner, though! I leave it on for two minutes and my hair feels like heaven after I rinse.

    I don't know anything about ingredients, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    Some regular conditioners are too thick to be absorbed into the hair and can leave a coating, but a lot of people here find that it works miracles for them. My hair isn't coarse enough to use this method, so I just use oil.
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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    I've done it for years. I'm currently using something meant to be a leave-in, but regular conditioner works well if I combine it with a product for hold. Of course, I am a curly.

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    This is interesting because I have just started doing this , it's kind of been the only thing to make my wave pattern more uniform.
    I have been a little worried about buildup , but my ends feel great and for some reason my hair seems to like a fairly strong shampoo and a truck load of oil or condish.
    Maybe it won't work for winter , but I will continue and see how it goes. I am not using a super thick conditioner though. Just garnier coconut tiare ultra doux.
    You can actually see a delineation line on my hair ,it's like a LHC line where it goes from mildly wavy to an extremely short curly type pattern it's wild.
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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    I have wavy hair and I smooth a little bit of coconut oil into my ends as a leave-in. I also avoid products with 'cones in them because it leads to buildup and makes my hair a little crunchier. Coconut oil keeps it smooth and soft and un-frizzy.

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    I used to worry about using 'normal' conditioner as a leave in, but for the last year I've just used it, with a load of coconut oil on top. I do it when I wear my hair up, but it all seems okay.

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    I think u can always take a small amount of your conditioner and mix it with water in a spray bottle, then u have a leave in

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    Everything you put on your hair leaves a trace..and those traces can build up quickly depending on how rich the product is.

    If you use conditioner, diluting it a bit might be a better option.

    Even better, use a few drops of mineral oil instead of conditioner.

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    Default Re: is any regular conditioner suitable to use as a leave-in?

    Hmm im not sure i use my suave conditioner for co washing and then as a leave in and i haven't had much problems with it actually leaves in my smooth, been doing it for a year. but sometimes leftover product causes flakes as ive found out.

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