Canadians: Where to buy products while living in Canada

hi, does anyone know a good place to find products in the calgary area? i know of a pretty good ethnic beauth supply store fairly close to my house but they dont have the curls brand that i was looking for...
I'm pretty sure that they don't sell denman brushes. You can pick one up at Sally's. I purchased the Goody version from Shopper's (it's exactly the same and a fraction of the price).

*If you have fine hair, do not use the denman brush. It will pull your hair out; I learned the hard way *
Originally Posted by KinkyPJ
So....I saw a denman brush at a hair salon in First Canadian Place.....$35.00 WTF!!!

So I picked the Shopper's Drug Mart brand, works just fine.
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I find it hard to find places that have good shipping policies. I wanted to buy some stuff from Honey Fig but it's quite pricey (from the American price) and the shipping doesn't make things any better.

I just ordered the Mandarin Jelly on iherb.com and used a $5.00 off coupon. You can use mine: DEY827 The coupon was great but what was also fabulous was the $2.50 shipping to Canada. Wow!! $2.50 for up to $80 of products. That's pretty amazing!
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Hi Everyone...

I have 2A coloured treated hair, that is also causasian and fine textured with a fair amount of hair.

I'm having a very hard time finding shampoos, conditioner, mousse, gels and other styling products!

There's alot of junk out here in Canada, and I would really prefer to order here as well - no offence out to those in the USA, due to duty-fees, and so on!

Can someone also recommend a good hairstylist as well!

Please help...
So glad to have this thread to refer to ...

some good Vancouver (BC) sources:

Whole Foods
their own generic 365+ brand shampoos and conditioners, very reasonable
Aubrey Organics
Avalon Organics

Urban Fare
Giovanni
Aubrey + Avalon Organics
Kiss my face
Naked Naturals

London Drugs
Live Clean shampoos and conditioners, now styling products as well
Burts Bees
Avalon Organics
Giovanni

Rexall
Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
Biolage Gelee
Loreal NutriGloss

Choices
many organic brands plus
Beauty without Cruelty

Online, I would LOVE to buy from honeyfig.com but with shipping etc, it is too expensive. I did buy the Mandarin Magic Jelly online at iherb.com (see my $5 off code in my sig). I mix it with Biolage Gelee and love it!!
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG

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For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this code: DEY827

Last edited by curlsAbound; 01-06-2010 at 09:44 PM. Reason: updated list
I've placed an order with HoneyFig online May 21st (canada), some of the items were on back order and so the delay is understandable. However the product has been on line back in stock for a while. When I have e-mailed (twice) regarding my order, there has been NO response. I find that frustrating as there is no way to track your order until it's actually put into the post. I have just received an e-mail from Canada post today saying it will arrive next week but I've yet to actually hear back from HoneyFig. I have heard good things about this company and so I will see how this order arrives but so far I can only base my opinion on my experience this far. Customer service is everything to me, I hope this is just a one off.
Anyone know where to get expeller-compressed Coconut Oil? I love this stuff! I usually get it at Whole Foods downtown Toronto but would like some place closer to Brampton.
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I was getting to the bottom of mine so I put it in a smaller container. I don't know whether it was expeller-compressed but I got it in the Natural Foods section of Superstore think that's Loblaws for you.
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Cantu Shea Butter - has anyone found out where to buy it? I've been calling around a couple of places and no one has it. Help? I'm a PJ and I really want to get my hands on this.
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Hi does john coutu or pharmacy carry matrix biolage ultra conditioning balm? I remember seeing matrix products in the green bottle but it isn't the same thing.
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Cantu Shea Butter - has anyone found out where to buy it? I've been calling around a couple of places and no one has it. Help? I'm a PJ and I really want to get my hands on this.
Originally Posted by curlistablog
I saw it on ebay but shipping is expensive.It is 20$ something.
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....


Blendedbeauty has cheaper shipping now.One poduct that is 8 oz starts at 7.80$ for shipping.
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....


I just found this site.I'm happy that canada has an online drugstore.It says that shipping is free anywhere in Canada.It seems that they have the whole line for each product.I'll post it in case you never seen it before:

http://well.ca/brand/index.html?well...21d84dccf4bda3

Edit: they charge %5 GST tax when you get the bill.They don't charge GST on some products.....
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....



Last edited by holly8; 07-13-2009 at 03:15 PM.
Hopefully everyone is aware of the Toronto NC gathering tonight! I am sooo looking forward to it and I'll be bringing some of my products in my bag too!
BC Feb 2008
3c, 4a. HE, castor and jojoba oil, acv rinse

Last edited by Curly_Diva; 07-18-2009 at 11:41 AM.
I know this was asked last year but I'm reviving the question because I can't find a CDN retailer or CDN online store that sells this...I'm desperate to get this so if anyone knows anywhere in Toronto that sells it, I'd be really grateful...
I can't find it either....does anyone know?
I'm not having much luck finding it in Calgary either. I might have to start looking for an alternative
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AOMM

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I'm pretty sure that they don't sell denman brushes. You can pick one up at Sally's. I purchased the Goody version from Shopper's (it's exactly the same and a fraction of the price).

*If you have fine hair, do not use the denman brush. It will pull your hair out; I learned the hard way *
Originally Posted by KinkyPJ
So....I saw a denman brush at a hair salon in First Canadian Place.....$35.00 WTF!!!

So I picked the Shopper's Drug Mart brand, works just fine.
Originally Posted by KindredsTwin1983
I have both. They are not the same. Denman has wider teeth and gives me nice curls. Shoppers Drug Mart brush has teeth that are much closer together and pulls out your hair easily. I got it on sale for about $4. You get what you pay for.

ETA: I realize now that there are different Denman brushes. Don't remember where I got mine from but it has much wider than the regular.
BC Feb 2008
3c, 4a. HE, castor and jojoba oil, acv rinse

Last edited by Curly_Diva; 03-04-2010 at 03:22 PM.
Black Jamaican castor oil is sooo hard to find. Please let me know if anyone finds it.
BC Feb 2008
3c, 4a. HE, castor and jojoba oil, acv rinse
Honeyfig's got Jamaican Black Castor Oil. iherb.com also carries cold pressed castor oil.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.

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