Oh, you're welcome.
I've never used any TreSemme or Boots products so I can't give you any feedback on them, but I know that lots of other curlies have used them and like them. (Hate to sound like a broken record, but as soon as you determine your hair properties, that will help you make choices on products.
Have you checked out Live Curly Live Free - Home
yet?) For convenience sake, I often check the Product Reviews under the "Products" link in the menu bar at the top of the page to read reviews of products I'm thinking of trying and to check the icons listed with each one to see if there are sulfates or silicones in them (I make a point to not use products with them). To be honest, I still read ingredients lists myself to keep educating myself on what's working and what's not.
As far as home recipes that I use, about every 2 weeks I mix baking soda (BaSo) in with some conditioner and thoroughly wash my scalp with that and then follow up with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) diluted with water to rinse. That all is my regular clarifying wash. Although I often use Curl Junkie (CJ) deep conditioners, I also often make a DC by mixing 1 tablespoon each of Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), and DevaCurl OneCondition (DC OneC). I also make my own Flax Seed Gel (FSG) and use that as a styling gel. I like that it has a light hold, and although it's tricky to get the hang of making it, it's dirt cheap!
By the way, Lorraine Massey is from Leicester, England (Although as far as I know, she's now based here in New York). She's of course well-known in the naturally curly world. If you're thinking of doing the CG method of curly haircare, you might be interested in reading her book, The Curly Girl Handbook MyDevaCurl - Home
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*] Cleansers:
DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV
CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* /
Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses
, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
*DM Super Buttercreme
Goal: APL Hair