Anyone have a favorite leave in conditioner?
Oil isn't an option - I've tried it and it just doesn't work for us. I need something that will condition and detangle without weighing hair down.
What oil were you using? Anything other than a tiny bit of jojoba will be too much, im my exp.
I actually would say skip conditioner and do a vinegar rinse instead. It smoothes the cuticle or something, and my hair loves it. Take a bit of apple cider vinegar, dilute with water, and dump over your hair. Rinse out or not, your choice. The smell goes away when it's dry.
I have fine hair that used to tangle easily as a child and teen.
I use dilute vinegar rinse as the final rinse every time I wash my hair. One part vinegar to 7 - 9 parts water (less water if my hair has been more oily lately).
It really works! Leaves hair shiny and soft. The cuticles (aka imbrications) are shut tight, which means tangles come apart more easily, the hair is shinier and less prone to damage, and more moisture is kept inside the hair shaft.
(My teen DD skipped the vinegar rinse once, a couple of months ago. She complained that her hair felt dry and like straw. I said, "Did you forget the vinegar rinse?" and she said that she had. I told her to go pour some over her hair right away, even without washing. She did, and told me later that she would never skip the vinegar rinse again, it made such a difference in her hair. Ah, to be validated by a teen, ha ha.)
I found something at Whole Foods like I like and it smells so nice. I think it's called ShiKai ...or at least that is the name brand. Sorry not more help....
There's also another one that is supposedly natural, "It's a 10" I like the Shi Kai better though.
I love Giovanni's conditioners too, just a little does miracles for my long thick curls. I also use Hair One, you can get it at Sally's Beauty Supply, you can wash your hair with it instead of shampoo, or just use a little as leave-in conditioner. Both do wonders for my hair :)