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Old 02-05-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
 
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Default Flippin' cones! Any UK girls know any nice products?

Well, I went to my supermarket today, and, much to my hubby and kids dismay, spent a long time looking that the conditioners, to find a cone-free one I can switch to. I honestly didn't find even one. Its all dimethicone and dimethiconols. Is this something I will have to spend lots of money on, maybe buy online? I'm feeling a bit disheartened by this, because I'm on a tight budget and really can't justify big slurges on cosmetic products.

Does anyone know of a nice cone free condish I can get here in the UK without making my family starve for a week? I can probably go to a fiver maybe a little more if its a really good product. I have been known to spent 7 when I've been feeling flush! While were at it, can anyone recommend a good UK brand shampoo I can use to cleanse out the cone buildup before i start on the CG regime?

This is starting to seem like a LOT of upheaval, but I'm sure my curls will love me for it eventually.

Thanks guys

Liz x

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Old 02-05-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
 
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You should check out the products JennyFurrens uses she's in the UK
She lists a sulfate poo and a no sulfate one . She has been using Aussie 3 minute miracle to condition. No cones in that one and you can get it local.
I'm in podunk usa and I can't find anything local for a regular condish, I can just find the co wash light kind. I have to order everything off ebay or other places so don't feel like the lone stranger in this endeavor
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
 
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Hi Liz,

Try this for starters, and don't fear there are CG conditioners out there!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ic.php?t=76572
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
 
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Aw thats great, thankyou so much you guys, thats a great help! Some nicely priced ones on that list too, I'll drag the lads shopping again after school tomorrow

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Old 02-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #5
 
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And this..

http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ic.php?t=72492

In fact slip across to the Swap board for Eurocurlies there's quite a bit of info there

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Old 02-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
 
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hi zeldagoblin!!
i too live in the U.K and am currently using original source mint and tea tree for CO wash from tescos as its cheaper than boots and boots coconut and almond oil intensive conditioner!! both are very cheap and do the job. just wondering what CG styling products you're using?
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hi zeldagoblin!!
i too live in the U.K and am currently using original source mint and tea tree for CO wash from tescos as its cheaper than boots and boots coconut and almond oil intensive conditioner!! both are very cheap and do the job. just wondering what CG styling products you're using?
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:14 PM   #8
 
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Hi curly,

I'm actually not on CG yet, still waiting for my book :x I'm just trying to build up an arsenal for when I start, so that I'm not frustratedly looking for products when I've read the book. And I did want to sort of prep my hair in readiness for the start of the regime. Do you recommend anything cool? I'm looking forward to trying the honey, from what I read it might work well with my head.

Thanks for the replies

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Old 02-07-2007, 11:44 AM   #9
 
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i just started using honey again. I used to mix it in the my condish n rinse it all out, but that was in the summer so i think it was too much moisture and my hair was looking abit dry so i tought i'd try it again. it's helping, i think!! right now i'm using boots curl creme and still experimenting with gels as i can't seem to find the right one! but i would definately reccomend boots curl creme
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Really long post in UK CO here
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ad.php?t=44650
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:24 PM   #11
 
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Ahhh you people are my lifesavers. I think my current little issues are probably down to my lack of preparation, getting enough decent products stocked up. My stash at the moment isnt exactly CG friendly, more a remainder of the "slap-it-down-and-tie-it-up" days. No wonder I'm struggling.

Thanks for the help gurls, this newbie has felt so welcome, this is one of the best online communities I've come across yet!

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