I'm quite new around here, been lurking for a couple of weeks

I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

I live in the UK and am keen to discover as many CG-friendly products as possible. Currently, ACV and Boots pink curl creme are my best friends!

I was in Boots today and got very excited to see that the brand 'Naked' have expanded their silicone-free range to include lots of excellent looking/smelling/feeling (from what I could gather by playing with them at the store!) styling products.

I've read enough of this site to realise that silicones aren't the only things to worry about on ingredients lists, so could a kind and knowledgable CG-er cast an eye over the following?

Gorgeous Curls - curl taming cream
Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl ether, Sucrose laurate, Alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Stearalkonium chloride, Corn starch modified, Mangifera indica (mango) butter, Parfum, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Citric acid, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl benzoate, Limonene.

Take Control - firm-hold styling gel
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol denat, Dehydroxanthan gum, Aloe barbadensis, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Parfum, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl benzoate, Limonene.

Curl Tamer - curl styling mousse
Ingredients: Aqua, Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed corn starch, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Corn starch modified, Aloe barbadensis extract, Parfum, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol.

Keep In Shape - flexi-hold putty
Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Glyceryl stearate SE, Cetyl alcohol, Corn starch modified, Dehydroxanthan gum, Copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba wax), Cera alba (beeswax), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter, Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) oil, Parfum, Sodium stearoyl glutamate , Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl benzoate, Limonene.

Fix It Fast - pump hairspray
Ingredients: Aqua, Alcohol denat, Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed corn starch, Aloe barbadensis extract, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl benzoate.


I notice that there's beeswax in the putty and alcohol in a couple of their products (I was expecting it in the hairspray) but can you give me any info regards any of the other ingredients?

Also would ACV or lo-poo get rid of beeswax (or any other dodgy ingredients you can find in the above!)?

Many thanks in advance, apologies for the long post

Amy x
Originally Posted by PreRaphaeliteAmy
Yay! Another UK curly!

The Naked range is generally fine to use - though some of the conditioners have PEG-cones in them, some of the shampoos are somewhat drying (despite no sulfates) and the beeswax and alcohol, as you noted. But otherwise, they should be fine unless you have other sensitivites. (My mother, for example, can't use Stearalkonium chloride, and my hair doesn't like anything related to corn.)
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

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CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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