CG friendly styling products in UK?!

i bought a marieclaire mag yesterday cos i found it had a freebie and it was james brown intensive hair mask and just couldn't resist. I didn't quite remember if it was cone free but when i checked it out it seems cone free, has anyone ever tried it? is it rally CG friendly?
Originally Posted by princessy_ringlets
I tried it, but it has a sulphates in it which seems a bit weird, for an intensive mask...
but yeah, it made my hair quite dry and frizzy.
oh well. at least i didn't have to pay for it haha.
English curly 2c, with annoying straight ends
Loves to dance more than anything...

CG since june 2009.
i bought a marieclaire mag yesterday cos i found it had a freebie and it was james brown intensive hair mask and just couldn't resist. I didn't quite remember if it was cone free but when i checked it out it seems cone free, has anyone ever tried it? is it rally CG friendly?
Originally Posted by princessy_ringlets
I tried it, but it has a sulphates in it which seems a bit weird, for an intensive mask...
but yeah, it made my hair quite dry and frizzy.
oh well. at least i didn't have to pay for it haha.
Originally Posted by melissa92
I carefully read the ingredients all over again and i think you mean the one called " Behentrimonium methosulfate". However, according to this article on this link i'll provide, that is not related to the harsh sulfates we avoid. It's actually used for conditioning and detangling.

http://www.curlynikki.com/2009/04/co...trimonium.html

Mod CG, 3a/3bish Mix of medium textured big curls, spirals and ringlets Low Poo: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque sulfate-free
Condish Naked Hydrating Condish
DT: Naked Glossing deep treatment
Leave-in: Same as condish
Styling: Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam, Boots pink, Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Defining serum, MOP Glisten High Shine pomade, Paul Mitchell sculpting gel,Original Sprout Curl tamer creme
Sorry it didn't suit you Melissa. At least it was free as you say. Not got around to trying mine yet as I've got a couple of other intensive conditioners open.
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
Hi

I am a newcomer on the boards. How about Joico's K-PAK deep reconstructor and intense hydrator? You cna buy a 1l bottle for 25 on ebay.

I am also using Herbal Essence Coconut Hydrating Conditioner for untangling my hair in the morning. The Boots Coconut and Almond Oil deep penetrating mask is also quite good.

I use the Original Source Tea Tree for cowash, though I have found that mixing a few drops of teatree oil into my usual untangling conditioner seems to really soothe my itchy/patchy scalp for a week.

For leave in, I have been mixing Jojoba oil with Aloe Vera gel and adding a few drops of Tea Tree and Lavender oil.

Be good to hear from other UK girlies: seems like the marke tis not that great for us atm.
I don't know, I think there are quite a few good products out there! For the last few months I've been getting consistently good results using Pink boots followed by Tesco firm hold gel (bright green, about 50p!) and then diffusing if I have time, scrunching when it's almost dry. But if I want a change, I really like the Trevor Sorbie curl cream, and also there is a new range of Naked styling products at Boots which I really like. They have a good heat protection spray and a shine serum which I use on the days when I decide to flat iron (once a month or so) and a good curl cream which I sometimes use. All their products are CG friendly.
They have sally's in the UK? What is it any way????
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They do. It's a beauty supply store - they've got a list of UK stores on their website. http://stores.sallybeauty.com/ There's quite a few in London and plenty elsewhere.
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

American literature PhD student in the UK...
Okay! Can anyone give me a list of products that can be bought in boots/superdrug ???????? (Shampoos/condish/leave in/ curl cremes) i have nothingggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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and what is boots curl creme?
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It's a styling product from Boots which you use on wet hair to encourage curls. You only need to use a little bit, like a small scoop on the tip of your finger. I then rub my hands together until i get a kind of white paste, then rake it through wet hair and then use a comb or brush to distribute it evenly. Then I use some gel over the top to scrunch the curls.

You should definitely get some of the curl creme. It's super cheap (like, just over a pound for the tub) and it lasts for ages. If you look for the Boots own brand hair styling products, they have a couple of different types of gel, mousse, hairspray etc and the curl creme which is pale pink and slightly slimy looking. It comes in a round tub about 3-4 inches high, maybe a bit smaller all round than an average sized mug? Anyway, get some of that and a gel with no silicones in (there are quite a lot of CG friendly gels about) and see how you get on.
Okay! Can anyone give me a list of products that can be bought in boots/superdrug ???????? (Shampoos/condish/leave in/ curl cremes) i have nothingggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by CurlyPolkaDot
There's loads of stuff, actually - you'll have to read back through old posts on this particular thread, though, as there's no definitive list. I keep meaning to make an edit-able list on here of UK products, but real life keeps getting in the way.
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

American literature PhD student in the UK...
Hi!
I would like to know if a product found in UK is really cg friendly:
Lavera Rose milk hair mask
It has grain alcohol as a 2nd ingredient
GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010
3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek
Hi!
I would like to know if a product found in UK is really cg friendly:
Lavera Rose milk hair mask
It has grain alcohol as a 2nd ingredient
Originally Posted by Skia
cg refers to whether a product has silicones in it or things that you may not be able to co wash out. Looking at the ingredients of this I would say it would be considered cg HTH
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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Hi!
I would like to know if a product found in UK is really cg friendly:
Lavera Rose milk hair mask
It has grain alcohol as a 2nd ingredient
Originally Posted by Skia
cg refers to whether a product has silicones in it or things that you may not be able to co wash out. Looking at the ingredients of this I would say it would be considered cg HTH
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
Thank you very much for your quick reply!
I read an article here , which mentions that alcohols can dry curly hair and I got a little confused
It is so difficult to find products without cones or sulfates here in Greece, so I make my orders from UK, Germany or Italy. Not to mention that it is almost impossible to avoid alcohols
GCG (Greek Curly Girl) since May 2010
3a/3b (although I have some really annoying straight pieces underneath), medium texture, normal porosity, medium to low elasticity

Condish: Korres Acacia Milk Conditioner
Styling: Korres Bamboo Styling Cream for Curly Hair
Currently experimenting with lots of organic cone-free & sulfate-free products

Skia ..means "The Shadow" in Greek
you're welcome Skia - it is hard to find a product that only has things you want in it.
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
http://public.fotki.com/curlyhairmichuk/
new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
Duchess of Alba, Keeper of the Tartan Curls in The Order of the Curly Crusaders

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