Your help: pH list - conditioners, leave ins, styling products

The shampoo pH list was hugely popular and you requested another set for conditioners and leave ins. Please list any products that you have used in the last 2 years in the folllowing categories. Please do not include oils as they have no pH.

1. Conditioners (Rinse out conditioners, Protein and Deep Conditioners - NOT leave ins)
2. Styling Products ( Leave in Conditioners, Moisturisers, Styling aids eg gel/mousse/setting lotions )

I will start

1. Conditioners - Herbal Essences mask and jar ( hello hydration, beautiful ends, smooth and wavy, long term relationship, soft and smooth), aphogee, komaza care protein,  organix shea butter, l'occitane shea butter, aveda rosemary, tresseme naturals...........eek did not realise how many products i used
2. Styling products - Giovanni direct leave in, herbal essences split end cream, lush r&b, flax seed gel

If you are interested I narrowed my favourites to herbal essesnces mask soft and smooth and the split end cream.


  1. Yay! Thank you my biggest concern with it comes to ph are leave in conditioners. I don't want to mix the kimmaytube recipe any longer. I am hoping to find one with a almost neutral ph (not too acid, or alkaline).

    The styling products (leave in conditioner) I used are:
    Giovanni Direct Line In
    Garnier Sleek and shine
    Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Infusium 23 liquid leave in
    jessicurl deep conditioner is sometimes used as a leave

    1. you can always add apple cider vinegar to the conditioners to bring the ph, I hope that stops you from throwing any of your conditioners out :)

  2. Thanks again for the shampoo list! It was fab!

    1. Conditioners:
    Aussie Moist, Luster's You Pro Ultra Reparative Conditioner, Aphogee Keratin 2 minute, Tresseme Vitamin E moisture, Naked intensive care conditioner, Naked Smooth Silky conditioner, Faith in Nature Jojoba conditioner, Faith in Nature Rosemary conditioner, Aphogee's Balancing moisturizing conditioner.

    Aphogee leave-in, Elasta QP H2O and setting foam, Hawaii 14-in-1, Herbal essences beautiful ends leave-in, Mane n' tail detangler.

    Bear with me I'm a recovering PJ.

  3. Cool
    Giovanni Cosmetics Conditioner Smooth As Silk
    Coppola Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (Protein conditioner)
    Macadamia Deep Repair Masque
    Giovanni, 50:50 Balanced Conditioner
    Giovanni, Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner
    Live Clean, Fresh Water moisturizing conditioner
    Aveda, dry remedy™ moisturizing treatment masque
    Aveda, damage remedy™ intensive restructuring treatment

    Joico Daily Leave-In Detangler, Integrity Leave -in Conditioner
    Silk Elements Mixed Silk Leave-In Conditoner
    Eco Styler with olive oil.
    Curls, Curl Souffle
    Giovanni, L.A. Hold Hair Spritz

  4. I'd like to know for those conditionners from Garnier I don't know if you can find it in anglo-saxons countries but it's the "Garnier Ultra doux" (maybe Garnier super soft :s) there's the one with avocado and shea butter and the other one with vanilla and papaya. I hope you can tell me more about it.

    Thanks from France for your very informative blog (even if you can't find for those ^-^).

    1. A year later and those two exact conditioners are now my staples - how weird is that??

  5. Conditioners
    - Suave Naturals Conditioner, Tropical Coconut
    - L'Oreal EverSleek Intense Smooth Conditioner
    - Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
    - Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
    - Nutrine Garlic Conditioner
    - Aussie Moist Conditioner
    - Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner
    - Alberto VO5 Tea Therapy Conditoner
    - Palmers Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack
    - Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Pak Deep Penetrating Conditioner
    - Carols's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Conditioner

    Styling Products
    - Lush R&B
    - Shea butter
    - Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel
    - Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer
    - Elasta QP Feels Like Silk Design Gel
    - Cantu Shea Butter Conditioning Leave-In
    - NuNaat Karite Combing Cream
    - Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner
    - Carols's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
    - Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Split End Protector Treatment

    (Slap me in the face. I didn't know that I had tried this many products until I made myself write them down, and I know I'm forgetting some of them. This search for the perfect regimen products must end... Soon.)

  6. Hi JC, I use Dove Daily Moisture conditioner (rinse out), Olive Oil Rplenishing Conditioner (deep conditioning) and Suave Naturals Coconut conditioner as well as Infusium23 for leave-ins. I also use Ecostyler Olive oil gel for styling. Again, I have type 4a/b hair. Michelle.

  7. GVP Conditioning Balm

  8. Conditioners: Shea Moisture Black Soap Purification Masque, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Miss Jessie's Super Sweetback, LeKair Cholesterol, Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil Cholesterol, Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner, Aphogee 2 min Reconstructor

    Styling Products: Kinky Curly Knot Today (in KimmayTube Leave-In), Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries, Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Hold & Shine Spray, Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel.

  9. 1. Conditioners: Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Replenishing Conditioner
    Nexxus Therappe Conditioner
    2. Leave-ins: Aveeno Nourish+Condition treatment
    Skala Shea Butter Leave-in
    Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer
    Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk

  10. Conditioners: Giovanni 50/50 Hydrating Calming Conditioner, L'Oreal EverStrong Hydrate Conditioner, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette conditioner,

    Styling Products: Cantu She Butter Smooth as Silk styling serum, L'Oreal EverStrong Overnight Repair Treatment, Pantene Relaxed & Natural Oil Moisturizer, Oyin Whipped Shea Butter, Oyin Hair Dew moisturizing hair lotion, L'Oreal EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise

  11. Sharon Marie Haskins9 February 2012 at 19:42

    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose,
    Millcreek Botanicals Biotin Conditioner,
    Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Tresemme Moisturizing (before the "naturals")
    Pantene Curly Conditioner
    Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine with argon oil Conditioner
    Kinky Curly Knot Today

    Styling Products: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Souffle
    Nature's Blessing Hair Pomade
    Le Kair Styling Gel
    Liv Hair Cream/Grease
    Murray's Hair "Pomade" (men's hairstyling product for waves orange can)
    Sportin Waves (another men's hair product for waves)
    Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle Worker
    Garnier Fructis Leave in Conditioner
    Pantene Curly Detangler
    Kinky Curly Curling Custard

  12. These lists are very helpful.

    1. Conditioners
    Shea Moisture Deep Masque Conditioner
    Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

    2. Leave-In
    Giovanni 50/50

    Eco Styler Gel with olive oil
    Shea Moisture Curling Enhancing Smoothie
    SheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Aloe Thickening Growth Milk

  13. JC: Thanks again for this series. I've been telling everyone I know to take a peek at the site. Many thanks for the hard work you do for us.

    -Suave shea butter and almond
    -Pantene Color Preserve Shine
    -Pantene Color Preserve Volume
    -Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Thickening Conditioner
    -Organix Moroccan Argan oil
    -Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner
    -Herbal Essences Hydralicious
    -Giovanni Smooth as Silk Xtreme Protein Hair Infusion
    -Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor

    Styling Products:
    -Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    -Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk

  14. Yay!

    -Tresemmé Naturals silicon and paraben free
    -Giovanni Root 66
    -Alberto VO5 Moisture Milk
    -Alberto VO5 Clarifying Conditioner Lime and Kiwi

    Styling products:

    -Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.
    -Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask.

  15. Conditioners:
    - Trader Joe's Nourishing Spa Conditioner
    - Alaffia's Shea and Honey Conditioner
    - 365 Everyday Lavender Conditioner for Normal to Oily Hair
    - Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner
    - Lily of the Desert Aloe 80 Daily conditioner

    Styling Products:
    - Kinky Curly Leave-in (Kimmaytube Version)
    - Carol's Daughter Margurite's Magic
    - Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
    - Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-in Spray
    - Jane Carter's Leave-in Spray
    - Giovanni Direct Leave-in (Kimmaytube Version)
    - Oyin Handmade's Whipped Pudding
    - Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel

    In my PJ defense, I don't use all these products at the same time. I'm focusing on a just 1 or 2 products at a time.

  16. 1. Alberto Balsam Mandarin or Coconut&Lychee (I do add EVOO/Honey for extra moisture).

    2. Homemade Flaxseed Gel (cheap and simple).

  17. Conditioners:
    - Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
    - Herbal Essences (Long term relationship, Hello hydration)
    - The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
    - Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
    - Aussie Moist Conditoner
    - Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner
    - L'Oreal Reconstruct Hair Mask
    - Aussie Sydney Smooth 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
    - Ion Repair Solutions Effective Hair Treatment

    Styling Products:
    Aloe vera juice
    Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Down Under Naturals Hair Gel (extra hold, ultimate hold)
    Lush R & B

  18. Conditioners
    -Garnier Fructics Triple Nutrition Conditioner
    -Shea Moisture Purification Masque
    -Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

    Styling Products
    -Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
    -Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner
    -Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel

  19. Conditioners:
    Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner
    Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Conditioner
    Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Pantene Curly Dry to Moisturized conditioner

  20. Aussie Moist
    Aussie Moist 3 minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
    Pantene Curly Dry to Moisturized conditioner
    Pantene Frizzy to Smooth

    Leave in-Elasta QP Recovery Anti- Breakage Oil Moisturizer
    Eco Styler Gel Olive Oil and Clear Version

  21. Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration and Totally Twisted, Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat, Yes to Carrots, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask, and Aussie Moist

    Leave In: Shea Moisture Hibiscus Hair Smoothie, Cantu Shea Leave In, Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Moisture Mist

  22. This is awesome, Jc! I BC'd two years ago next month and experimented with a lot of different products, which is why this list is so long.

    Conditioners: Hello Hydration, Totally Twisted, None of Your Frizzness (Herbal Essences); Free Me Freesia, Strawberries and Creme, Almond and Shea Butter (Suave); Smooth as Silk (Giovanni); GPB (Aubrey Organics); K-Pak (Joico); KeraPhix (Nexxus)

    Stylers: Direct Leave-In (Giovanni); Sleek and Shine (Garnier Fructis); Knot Today, Curling Custard (Kinky-Curly); Curly Pudding, Stretch Silkening Creme (Miss Jessie's); Olive Oil Styling Gel (ECO Styler); R&B (Lush); Moisture Lock (Ouidad); Totally Twisted mousse (Herbal Essences)

  23. Thanks for all the contributions! I will be compiling the list this week

  24. Conditioner: nuNAAT deep conditioning hair cream. JC if you love HE you will adore this, its blows the HE jar slip out of the water. The second igredient is cetearyl alcohol and there must be loads of it in there, the next is corn starch which i find a bit random, maybe its a thickner. I got it from pakcosmetics

    Stylers: Leave in (Tresemme Naturals and Joico Moisture recovery treatment balm), ORS smooth and hold pudding.

  25. Conditioner: Suave humectant conditioner, Shea Moisture restorative mask, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, ORS replenishing pak, Ellin Lavar Textures reconstructing mask, Bee Mine deep conditioner

    Stylers: Darcy's Botanicals Leave in Curl Styling Cream, Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade, Oyin Whipped Pudding

  26. Thank you so much for the ph info!!!

    Conditioner: Alberto VO5 Herbal Escapes Free Me Freesia, Generic Value Products Conditioning BalmThank you so much for the ph info!!!


    I'm thinking of using Aubrey Organics HoneySuckle Rose Conditioner, and wanted to know the PH level of it.Also Im thinking of possibly trying out Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries.

    Thank you soo much in advance, I really enjoy reading your older posts. I def bookmarked your blog and told friends about you :) Keep it up and THANK YOU.

  28. Thanks so very much. I have used many of the others listed and as well Carols Daughter Black Vanilla
    Carols Daughter Moroccan
    TreSemme naturals

  29. I've had success with Fruitopia Total Volume Shampoo & Condition

  30. Hi, I'm confused, where is the PH list of the conditioners and leave-ins?

    1. she is asking what conditioner and etc you use to compile the list

  31. Glad u had the nerve to ask - I was wondering too. Bit ambiguous :-)
    Can't wait to see the ph list that follows tho'



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