Shampoo / Conditioner Suggestions Please!

- Kira - - Kira -
Random topic, but I figured I'd get a decent amount of feedback here, so why not ask?

I have thick, frizzy, wavy hair that's very hard to manage. I've tried a gazillion shampoos and conditioners and most of them leave my hair poofy and frizzy. I had been using Living Proof for years, but they recently stopped making the really big bottles of it. Since I have so much hair, I go through them quick and it's just too expensive to use the small bottles.

Now I need to find a new combo that will work and comes in large sized bottles. I'm trialing out Moroccan Oil brand right now since I use their styling products. On the chance that I end up not liking these, does anyone with similar style hair have any suggestions?

Much appreciated!
12/17/2012
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(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
I have really thick hair down to the middle of my back, so I know your pain!
Garnier Fructisse (spelling?) Smooth and Sleek is nice, and so is pretty much any kind of Pantene.
12/17/2012
Lickable Lollie Lickable Lollie
This is weird, but I use Mane 'n' Tail shampoo...it's for horses AND people. they come in HUGE bottles for like 6 bucks
12/17/2012
Voir Voir
You could try Biolage they have various mixes for hair types or Catwalk. I have thick, super curly hair and it kept the frizz out when I used Catwalk. It's kind of expensive though but you can buy huge containers of it and it only takes a dime to quarter sized amount in the palm to work effectively.
12/17/2012
Gracie Gracie
I have tried the moroccan oil. I liked it alot at first. It made my hair softer and less frizzy, but then it just didn't seem to get clean when I washed it. I have been using the lanza for color treated hair and I am loving it. It helps with tangles and frizz, but doesnt seem to build up like others do. It is sulphate free if that matters to you.
12/17/2012
married with children married with children
I have used pantene for years with no issues.
12/18/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Random topic, but I figured I'd get a decent amount of feedback here, so why not ask?

I have thick, frizzy, wavy hair that's very hard to manage. I've tried a gazillion shampoos and conditioners and most of them leave my hair ... More
Hmm... I have similar hair qualities only mine are kind of moderate, but I feel ya on the wild poof thing. Mine is weird. It's really poofy, but more airy and light than thick, if that makes sense.

Anyways, I recently started using this new Aveeno shampoo and holy chickens! I have fell in love with it. I started using it almost 2 weeks ago, and really it's incredible for my hair. It makes it about 5x's more manageable, so if you have to flat iron daily like me, you might love it too!

I've been using a lot of different natural shampoos and sadly, I ain't diggin' em. They just are not making my hair manageable and actually, out of all 6 that I've tried lately, they're making my hair either feel funny, look funny or harder to iron and deal with. Ugh! I'd love to keep with the natural, but I pretty much gave it up a couple weeks ago when I tried the Aveeno.

I've tried the entire Herbal Essence line, especially those that claim to help with the frizz, poof and for flat ironing made easy. They suck and one of the "straight" shampoos from them actually left my hair with a really thick residue that made it feel rubbery and greasy!

I think olive oil helps some, but it's a bitch to deal with since it makes it greasy and you have to really wash good to get it out, but it does do nice things for my hair.

Let's see. I don't like Pantene. It really doesn't help my mess. I have never tried living proof though. I also despise Garnier Fructis in the green bottle. It also gives my hair residue that makes it feel really strange and un-hair like when I touch it, and it's like the hair is glued together when I'm trying to flat iron! WHAT?!

I really can't say I've ever liked a shampoo as much as I'm liking this Pantene. Also, you might find that Dark & Lovely brand to be a God-send if your hair is really tough to manage. I've never used their shampoos, but I use their serums for speeding up flat ironing time and that stuff is incredible! I imagine their shampoos would be really helpful, but I've yet to go out and try them. I really, really want to though!
12/18/2012
SecretToyMan SecretToyMan
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Random topic, but I figured I'd get a decent amount of feedback here, so why not ask?

I have thick, frizzy, wavy hair that's very hard to manage. I've tried a gazillion shampoos and conditioners and most of them leave my hair ... More
My wife has thick but flat and straight hair. It's an odd combo. But she uses Aussie and loves it. Me... I'm bald!
12/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Thanks so much everyone! You guys are awesome!

Gracie - I'm sad to hear that the Moroccan Oil stops cleaning the hair after a while. I'm liking it so far.

Kendra - I have the same problems you do with the Garnier and Pantene. I didn't know Aveeno made shampoo. I'll have to try that out.
12/18/2012
amplified to rock amplified to rock
I've had good luck with RenPure Organics argan oil shampoo and conditioner, as well as Kiehl's Formula 133 conditioner.
12/18/2012
Beck Beck
I have thick horse hair too. The only Shampoo that works for me is Herbal Essence in the Orange bottle called Body Envy. The scent is awesome too. "Fused with passion flower sunrise and pearl"
12/18/2012
indiglo indiglo
I have lots of naturally curly hair.

I use the Tresseme "Curl Hydration" shampoo and conditioner. It comes in BIG bottles and is pretty cost-effective. Then, I use Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner while my hair is still damp. Then I put the Tresseme mousse on it for curly hair. That combo works well for me. I really think the Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner is the key for me. It hydrates my hair so well that it just really looks good, doesn't frizz, all that jazz.

I can't use the Herbal Essences stuff for curly hair, because it leaves my hair all frizzy and funky looking. I never liked what Pantene did to my hair after long-term use either.
12/18/2012
Pink Lily Pink Lily
I've used Dove extra moisture conditioner for a while and it really seems to help. I also use this balm, I think it's made by Paul Mitchel, and it seems to relax my hair so it doesn't get so poofy. I've also tried putting finishing creams on it after my shower, and that seems to weigh it down.
12/18/2012
MommaJo MommaJo
Loreal eversleek i think. Orange containers. Lenient side of "natural." Make my hair manageable with just enough product without feeling greasy and it feels super healthy. I won't use anything else.
12/18/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I really like the line by Shea Moisture.
12/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I have lots of naturally curly hair.

I use the Tresseme "Curl Hydration" shampoo and conditioner. It comes in BIG bottles and is pretty cost-effective. Then, I use Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner while my hair is still damp. Then ... More
I've used that Infusium stuff before and if I recall it worked pretty well. Don't know why I stopped using it. I'll have to pick up some more.

Thanks SO much everyone!!
12/18/2012
EmuLove EmuLove
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Anything from lush is amazing! They have public reviews just like here lol
As for shampoo I would recommend Rehab or Curly Wurly.
Conditioner I would say Retread or American Dream Cream.

The prices may be scary but I get 1 pot of my shampoo a year!! $25 for a years worth of shampoo that actually works!!!
12/30/2012
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I have super thick (my hair stylist refers to it as "an astronomical amount of hair") curly hair. I've tried everything listed on this page so far. Usually I find that after about a month or two of using something it doesn't seem to work as well as it used to and I have to change it up.

My current system has been working great for about six months though.

I use Diva Curl No-poo and One-condition as my "every day" shampoo and conditioner, noting I only have to wash my hair every three days or so. I could actually go about a week in terms of my hair actually getting mildly greasy and not smelling beautifully fresh, but by then my curls are frizzed out from sleeping and every day wears.

I occasionally use some Moroccan oil when I'm going to straighten my hair. The wash after using this I use a color safe detoxifying shampoo that can properly remove the silicone from my hair. I also have a strong conditioner to use after the detox shampoo and then I'm back to my normal diva curl routine. Right now I'm using Dove Style n Care for my curls. I haven't really looked into what's in it but it works amazingly and gives me perfect soft curls that last days with no crunch and little frizz.
01/03/2013
Kodie Kodie
I have thick wavy hair and I use Aussie shampoo and love it. I have also heard good things about main and tail- horse shampoo for thick hair.
06/20/2013
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