Join Date: May 2009
CG Products in UK (updatable list)
Hi UK Curlies - I know we have two separate threads on this already, but it'd be nice to have a single thread to direct people to. I've made a quick list of things I know of off the top of my head and gone through the current threads and added those I know to still be CG. If anyone wants to add things, let me know - particularly in the comments area, and under DT and PT. I've left these as categories, but if you all would prefer to know which ones have protein/glycerin/etc. in them, let me know and I can edit accordingly.
ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THE INGREDIENTS
CG Products available in the UK
websites: store.britishcurlies.co.uk (Curl Junkie, Crown Pride, Miss Jessies, Darcy’s Botanicals, Kinky Curly); Curl Mart ships internationally as do Curl Junkie and Jessicurl.
Product / availablility / price range and size / comments
Naked shampoos / Boots / 250 ml £3.50 / some have protein and peg-mod cones (check ingredient lists)
Burt’s Bees shampoos / Debenhams, John Lewis / 354 ml (12 fl. oz) £8-£10 / some have protein, also can leave soap residue behind in hard water areas
Duchy Organic shampoos / Waitrose / 200ml £5 / no known issues
Aubrey Organics shampoos / online / 354 ml (12 fl. oz) £8-10 / soap-based, which may cause problems for some
The Body Shop Rainforest Range / The Body Shop / 60, 200, 400 ml £2 £4 £6 / no known issues
Co-wash conditioners (can also be used for rinse-out)
most own-brand conditioners are CG (known: Boots, Tesco) and suitable for co-washing.
Original Source / Boots, Superdrug, Sainsburys, Tesco, Savers, etc. / 250 ml ´£1.50 -£2 / some have protein
Faith in Nature / online, health food stores / 400 ml £4-£6 / interesting scents (some describe them as ‘floor cleaner smells’), protein free
Rinse-out conditioners (can also be used for co-wash)
Austrailian Organics / Holland and Barrets, John Lewis, Waitrose / 250-400 ml £8 / no known issues
Avalon Organics / Waitrose, various health food stores / 250 ml, price unknown / Grapeseed and olive oil conditioner is CG and fragrance free
Burt’s Bees conditioners / Debenhams, John Lewis / 354 ml £8-10/ some have protein
Aubrey Organics conditioners / online, some health food stores / 354 ml £8-10 / some have protein
Naked conditioners / Boots / 250 ml £3.50 / some have protein, some have PEG modified cones and/or polyquats
Garnier Fructis Repair and Shine / Boots, Superdrug / 400 ml £4 / no known issues
Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Conditioner / Savers / 400 ml £2 / no known issues
Neal’s Yard conditioners / Neal’s Yard, John Lewis, Debenham’s, some Boots / unknown / no known issues
Louise Galvin conditioners / John Lewis, online (TK Maxx occasionally) / 250 ml £8-24 / hard to find, can be expensive; some have protein/glycerin
Biolage Conditioning Balm / salons / 400 ml unknown / n/a
Dr Organic’s conditioners / Holland and Barret / 250 ml £4.99 / some have protein
Waitrose White Cranberry and Coconut / Waitrose, John Lewis / 400 ml >£1 / mineral oil
The Body Shop Rainforest Range / The Body Shop / 60 ml £2 200 ml £4 400 ml £6 / no known issues
Louise Galvin deep treatment / John Lewis, online (TK Maxx occasionally) / 300 ml £8-48 (not a typo) / hard to find, can be expensive, some have protein/glycerin
MOP Extreme Protein / John Lewis / 200 ml £12 / can be difficult to rinse out for some; scent is off-putting
Boots Gel (“Boots Purple”) / Boots / 250 ml >£1 / no real issues
Aloe Vera Gel / Holland and Barrets / 100 – 500 ml £3-£11 / no additives
Dr. Organics Aloe Vera Gel / Holland and Barrets / 250 ml £4.99 / no additives
Boots Curl Creme (“Pink Boots”) / Boots / 250 ml £1.30 / some quats
Body Shop Curl Boost / The Body Shop / 150 ml £9 / has protein
Naked curl creams / Boots / varying / some have protein
James Brown Serum / Boots / unknown / nice replacement for Frizz-Ease
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.
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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Last edited by oddityofwings; 08-19-2010 at 02:19 PM.