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

Sulfate-free shampoos:

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

DT

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

PT

MOP Extreme Protein / John Lewis / 200 ml 12 / can be difficult to rinse out for some; scent is off-putting

Styling Products

Gels

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


Curl Cremes

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


Other

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.

Favourites:
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.