Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Best affordable leave ins for dry, damaged hair

I'm back with more of my damaged, dry hair care series and today I'm going to tell you guys about my favorite leave in conditioner type products that wont break the bank! Note that I use these before a shine serum to try and seal in the moisture.

Cholesterol (sounds gross, huh?)
First up is a product many people would never look at or think of. For 1.79!! (and cheaper with a sallys card!) this is one of the most versatile products for someone in a war with their very over processed hair.

From the site: Proclaim Cream Cholesterol reduces combing friction, brittleness and loss of damaged hair.
  • For really dull and lifeless hair.
  • Specially formulated with aloe vera.
  • Moisturizes with an extra rich formula.
  • Leaves hair soft and smooth.
This special formula contains Aloe Vera for extra moisture and shine. Strengthens hair to reduce breakage and treat split ends. This is an extra rich formula that will bathe your hair with essential moisture properties and leave you with soft, combable hair that shines.
Why it is an amazing product: This product is amazing because it puts back the moisture and things in your hair that a drugstore treatment never will. This is for severly damaged hair and when used out of the shower it can make hair greasy if you use too much. Keep in mind though, I had to use A LOT of this on my bangs when they were damaged and brittle beyond repair and I was happy to have something to weigh it down with!

How to use: I recommend using this in the shower for a few minuets before a conditioner with lots of silicone (like the ones I previously reviewed). That way you'll be getting instantly luscious hair and actually repairing it at the same time! It is also good to use a bit of this on your hair once you get out of the shower too eliminate fizz and keep hair moisturized. Lastly, you can also use this as a styling product when you need to weigh down your hair!

Pantene Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality Smoothing Creme

I purchased this product on sale for around $4.99. Although it claims to be a creme, I really look at it as more of a leave on conditioner. The reason I choose this as one of my favorite affordable leave in's is because it reminds me so much of my favorite more expensive leave in AG's Fastfood. This formula puts back the softness and smoothness you loose when washing conditioner out of your hair and is extremely light weight. This is definitely great for anyone who is looking for soft hair, not just for people with damaged hair!

Please tell me if these products work for you too in the comments!

1 comment:

Daituf said...

This "Cholestrol" sounds interesting, where did you buy yours from? I've never seen it before...