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Can anyone recommend a lightweight conditioner that won't weigh down my hair?

Started 1296065251.67 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1296146707.65 by iachick

I Usually use a spray on conditioner but want to try one I can rinse out. I had a sample of Paula's and I was surprised at how much I liked it. I think it was starting to coat my hair so I'm not sure I want to order it. I would like to find one that will rinse pretty clean and not leave that coating. tia

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marky1296066000.897915 PostsRegistered 1/6/2007

I have baby fine hair and I don't think a conditioner exists that won't weigh my hair down. I have tried them all and they make my hair limp and greasy.



PinkyPetun­ia1296066184.6934519 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004NJ

Try conditioners that are called "clarifying" or "volumizing" as they rinse clean. Or look for the ones marked "for frequent use" or something similar. It's almost a trial and error thing to find what you like. What works on one person's hair may not be suitable for another.

Nadine1296066233.711429 PostsRegistered 6/17/2006

I have shoulder length hair that's not thin but I just can't stand something that weighs it down. I was wondering about the garnier conditioner, I use the shampoo sometimes and like it.

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Last edited on 1/26/2011

Nadine1296067093.3571429 PostsRegistered 6/17/2006

PinkyPetunia, what a cute name! Good suggestion, I'll look for that. Watching the news looks like you're in for a very bad snow storm.

PinkyPetun­ia1296068110.884519 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004NJ
On 1/26/2011 Nadine said:

PinkyPetunia, what a cute name! Good suggestion, I'll look for that. Watching the news looks like you're in for a very bad snow storm.

Nadine, One other suggestion, don't apply the conditioner to the scalp area as that area needs less conditioning. If you are washing in the shower, make a ponytail and apply conditioner to the hair in the ponytail, not the head/scalp.

Yes, we are getting snow yet again. It was not supposed to start until this evening, but it started around 8am and has been snowing all day with more expected into Thurs. morning accumulating 9-12 inches. My husband went to work around 9 and called me to say the roads were bad and he has 4 wheel drive. I stayed in today. Had a few minor errands to do but they can wait. This winter has been horrible so far. Stay safe, everyone.

GmaJewell1296068259.263201 PostsRegistered 12/10/2010NE of Seattle

I have very fine hair that is below shoulder length. I have been using a mixture of 1TBS of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1C of water. I pour about 3 oz thru the ends of my hair, from about ears down, and let it sit for maybe a minute or two. Then I rinse.

This makes my hair soft and shiny, no build-up, and very full! The vinegar in the shower is a bit potent, but the scent does NOT linger in your hair.

I have also been washing my hair with 1TBS of baking soda mixed with 1C of water. I pour it on my scalp and hair near my scalp (to my ears), rub it in and let sit while I wash. Then I add a little more and let it run the full length of my hair and rinse. I use maybe a total of 3-4 ozs. You won't believe how wonderfully this works!

Nadine1296068564.0171429 PostsRegistered 6/17/2006

I use a vinegar rinse when I have buildup but hadn't thought to use it as a daily rinse, thanks for that suggestion, Alos good suggestion to only condition pony tail area.

We moved from Iowa many years ago so had lots of snow but what you all have had to deal with this year has really been something. I live in Texas so I miss the snow in the winter. We get some once in awhile, just enough that the kids gets to expeirence it but within a day or so it's gone.

BaubblesAr­eGood1296073362.153205 PostsRegistered 12/18/2010
On 1/26/2011 Nadine said:

I Usually use a spray on conditioner but want to try one I can rinse out. I had a sample of Paula's and I was surprised at how much I liked it. I think it was starting to coat my hair so I'm not sure I want to order it. I would like to find one that will rinse pretty clean and not leave that coating. tia

Johnathon's worked well for me the volumizing conditioner.

HTH

amartinezf­an1296074348.8979627 PostsRegistered 12/1/2006Sunny San Diego

Mastey Frehair

tlynn1296074661.58134 PostsRegistered 6/9/2005Middle of the US

I have baby fine blonde highlighted hair. I had the same issue as you do. I tried professional as well as regular products. What I have found that works wonders for me is Dove Moisturizing conditioner. It is in a white and LIGHT blue bottle. NOT the intensive, I think that is too much for my hair. But this one works wonders. My hair is shiny soft and healthy. My beautician was sort of put out, because it was a brand you by at the store that was making my hair so healthy not a salon brand. It is light weight, rinses out and does not leave a build up at all.

CelticAngel1296097337.12263 PostsRegistered 5/3/2005

Aveda's Shampure line has a nice conditioner that is very lightweight.

OC FRESH1296098730.8771393 PostsRegistered 11/17/2009

I like Quidad




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LovemyBE1296099718.06325365 PostsRegistered 7/11/2008

Try Dove weighless conditioner. I recommend the matching shampoo too. There's several different types depending if you want volumizing, shine or color treated hair. I've used them all and get ALOT of volume without my hair being weighed down or feeling greasy, yet it does it's job at moisturizing.

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baby burns1296102170.9238793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

i have very blonde nautural, i do not care what people say, all conditioners weigh my hair down, i use a leave in conditioner, works well. good luck i have tried them all, all i get is floppy fly-a-way hair.

iachick1296146707.653100 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008

Aveda Color Conserve conditioner is very light. I have baby fine blonde hair and only use the conditioner 1-2 x per week.

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