I recently decided to search for a new leave in condtioner. I was using Tresemme Naturals conditioner as my leave in for quite awhile. That conditioner has been amaznig as a leave in :) It provides excellent slip for detangling. It also leaves the hair moisturized when being used as a leave in or a rinse out conditioner. When used as a styler, it provides a nice hold without the crunch of a strong gel. So yeah, this stuff is awesome lol. So why was I looking for something else? The fragrance lol. I wanted a better scent left on my hair LOL . The tresemme doesn't smell bad at all but it doesn't leave my hair smelling fresh for very long either. So enter VO5 Strawberries and Cream moisture milks conditioner!
I immediately knew that my hair would love this conditioner as a leave in when I was doing my normal twistout routine. when twisting my hair, it gave a nice slip and worked well with my aloe vera gel. When I removed my twists, my hair was shiny, soft, and smelled much better :) My twistout definition was "poppin" and the hold was awesome just like the Tresemme! I thought I had found my replacement leave in conditioner...until i started getting the itchies :( . Since I use "rinse out" conditioners as leave ins, I try to avoid getting a lot on my scalp because it can cause my scalp to itch. Even though I completely avoided my scalp each time when using the Vo5, my scalp still itched a lot. I tried using the Vo5 as a leave in several more times to make sure it wasn't a one time thing, and the same thing happened. (I went back to the Tresemme for the" final test," lol, and I did not have an itchy scalp...)
Needless to say I was pretty bummed :( But I know that stopping the use of a product that clearly was going to cause problems if I left it in my hair as a leave in, was best. Besides, the Vo5 is a staple of mine for cowashing so all was not lost LOL. Remember to stick to techniques and products that WORK for your hair. It's fine to venture out and try new stuff...besides there's soo many tempting options out there... but just know that sometimes you hair will be like,
"What is this? What happened to the tried and true products you were using? And how are you expecting me to act with this new stuff? LOL" If your hair catches an "attitude" with a product don't feel bad, your not alone! LOL So, it looks like the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner has won! I will continue using it as my leave in conditioner for the time being :)
I hope this helps!
Natural Hair 4C- Tresemme vs Vo5 conditioners as a "leave in" :)
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
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Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012