[FemaleHairProductFilter] Suggest replacement for my discontinued Jon Frieda staple.
February 23, 2009 12:02 PM   Subscribe

[female hair product filter] I've been using John Frieda's Wind Down Relaxing Cream on my hair after I shower, whether I flat iron straight or leave it curly. I've been using it for like 7 years. I think it's been discontinued. What should I use instead?

I have normal hair. Not particularly dry or grease-prone or thick or thin. I'm South Asian. Any good replacement suggestions?
posted by anthropomorphic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Many people love the Chi Silk Infusion. Use a pea-sized amount, or less, distribute and comb through towel dried hair, style as usual. It does help with frizz. I tend to use it more as a finishing serum but it is intended for damp hair. I don't use it as much because it is silicone based and I find that silicone makes my hair look dull over time. It smells amazing. It reminds me of men's cologne. I use it for nights out or other special occasions, but not every day.

I love Sebastian Potion 9 as a styling creme. I've been going back to this one for years and years. You can now buy it at CVS and other drug stores. Check this one out if you haven't already.

At the moment I'm using Garnier's leave-in conditioning creme. I comb it through as soon as I get out of the shower. It's not a styling creme per se, but I do find it cuts way back on the frizz and my hair feels soft. looks shiny, and is non-greasy. The price is right, the scent is fruity but not overpowering, and I like how the product is dispensed. It's worth a try because it's so affordable. I paid less than three dollars.
posted by Fairchild at 12:39 PM on February 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

This stuff is amazing.
posted by bondgirl53001 at 4:47 PM on February 23, 2009

The Farouk BioSilk Therapy that Fairchild mentioned is great. It's a little pricey but you only need a little bit. I use it before blowdrying or as a finisher. I'm trying the generic knock-off from Sally and that seems to work well also.
posted by radioamy at 7:44 PM on February 23, 2009

The Aveda smoothing fluid, Kerastase Oleo Relax range and Redken Smooth Down range are all excellent.
posted by tokidoki at 10:46 AM on February 24, 2009

I'm also South Asian, so we may have similar hair. I use Pureology Instant Repair. Technically it's for color treated hair, but my hair is not color treated and my stylist recommended it as something light that would keep my hair soft and non-frizzy. My hair is also curly/wavy and I use it both when I straighten my hair and also when I let it air dry. I think it does a good job in both scenarios.
posted by echo0720 at 3:28 PM on February 24, 2009

Response by poster: @bondgirl53001: my mother actually bought that for me on accident, thinking it was what i normally use. i'll give it my first shot, since i already have it.

thanks for your suggestions everyone!
posted by anthropomorphic at 12:32 PM on February 26, 2009

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