So, I really am set in not having a set hair routine. My hair gets bored pretty easily, which tends to yield very sporadic results by using the same products and methods. Most days I can tell what my hair needs and I pacify it, whether it be a deep treatment, more moisture or oils, or just a low maintenance style.
Well, I was in Rite Aid the week before last and saw a few products on sale that I definitely wanted to try: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner and Suave Professionals Conditioner. Garnier Pure Clean was something that peeked my interest during a commercial since it contained no silicones, parabens, or sulfates, and does not cause build-up in the shower or on the hair. Although I'm not a big advocate of cheapy conditioners (because my hair is crazy thick and I can't get good slip with thin conditioners), a friend of mine with long, thick hair suggested Suave Professionals to me. Since I know her judgment is as critical as my own when it comes to conditioner, I decided to give Garnier and Suave conditioner a try.
Two weeks ago (the last time I deep treated my hair), I used all the products shown above to make a deep conditioner. Following an ACV rinse (for more info see this blog: A Curly Girl's: Thoughts on Shampooing & Washing), I added honey for shine and it's humectant properties (it was a rainy day in New York-in which I visited the following day), Garnier Pure Clean, olive oil and coconut oil for it's moisturizing properties, and Suave Humectant for its moisturizing and humectant properties. I added a dollop of everything and mixed in a bowl and applied it to clean hair and let it sit for an hour. I then rinsed it and added a little more of both conditioners as a leave-in and styled using my normal drying method.
When I released my hair it was very moisturized and stood up to the weekend rainy weather! Here are some pics below:
|At lunch with some friends, shortly after my hair was washed and dried in twists|
|The following day on my way to NYC...my hair didn't frizz, |
but it did curl up a little...it just can't help itself lol
I have not been compensated in any way to review these products. All responses are merely my opinion.