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Old 05-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
 
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I'm starting to get to grips with the cone-free method, and found a good website explaining which cones are water soluble and which are bad. I've had to get rid of most my hair styling products as they've got BAD cones in them, the only one I have left is Umberto Gianini Curl Friends Scrunching Gel but I've been told the Alcohol Denat (second ingredient) is bad too

So what styling products are there in Britian that are CG friendly? Am I correct in thinking Boots curl cream (the pink one) is good?
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Lots of people on these boards like the pink boots, but I dont. I find it makes my hair greasy looking and weighs it down quite alot, and thats just using a small bit. Stuuuupid fussy hair of mine!

If you have a sallys near you, try Aura Flax seed and alow sculpting gel (Its called Hairpothics now I think). I looove that stuff and really defines my curls if i use it right.

Ive tried sooo many different styling products its a surprise im not bankrupt! It was so easy to buy stuff before i found out about CG cuz I didnt know they were bad for me! It is very hard to find great products that are CG friendly over here, but, as always, trial and error!!
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I have the same problem Jennyfurrens.

I have quite liked the pink boots however, although like Kanne it can way down, so I've just started using less.

I'm desperate for a new CG gel, as I'm currently about to starting going CG but I've got loads of Umberto Curl gelle left, and the Andrew Collinge one too, so need to use those up first (they were on a buy one get one free in Superdrug). But I'm definitely going to check out the Aloe sculpting gel Kanne recommends.

I've also got a tube of the Body shop walnut curl defining creme to use, which i haven't tried yet, don't know if that's CG or not though.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
 
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id watch out for the body shop stuff. For a natural product company, they sure do put alot of crap in their products!!
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If you have a sallys near you, try Aura Flax seed and aloe sculpting gel (Its called Hairpothics now I think). I looove that stuff and really defines my curls if i use it right.
I bought some Hairpothics a few weeks ago in Sally's, I also bought the condish & they are both really good.
The condish has dimethicone but it's way down the list & as Im not strict CG I don't mind, the gel is CG friendly though & at 3.99 not too pricey either!
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I have the same problem Jennyfurrens.

I have quite liked the pink boots however, although like Kanne it can way down, so I've just started using less.

I'm desperate for a new CG gel, as I'm currently about to starting going CG but I've got loads of Umberto Curl gelle left, and the Andrew Collinge one too, so need to use those up first (they were on a buy one get one free in Superdrug). But I'm definitely going to check out the Aloe sculpting gel Kanne recommends.

I've also got a tube of the Body shop walnut curl defining creme to use, which i haven't tried yet, don't know if that's CG or not though.
I use the Umberto too and its pretty good! It only has alcohol denat. in it which is drying other than that its CG friendly. But the Bodyshop walnut oil is a NO NO! I used it and it worked relatively well (not any better than most) but it has the worst cone in it - cyclone and dimethicone too. I noticed it did dry my hair out after a while. HTH!
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Kanne, I agree! Before I found CG I bought the Body Shop stuff obliviously, but now I realise they put some nasties in their products!
And thanks for the tip about the Aloe Gel, I will try that, especially as it doesnt sound too pricey! I have been recommended Biosilk Rock Hard Gel but in Sallys it was 10 A little over my budget...

Let me know what you girls find works for you, as we are in the minority here in the UK and its hard to find CG friendly products!

I used the boots creme yesterday and it was quite heavy but my hair yesterday was good, although I found my second day hair very heavy and almost greasy looking which is usually never a problem for me. So might use it sparingly or alongside something else...

Thanks for the tips tho!
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Well......Im so angry!!

I just went to sallys to load up on hairpothics gel and guess what..Discontinued!! Its such a shame. So..if you want that gel, you better hurry up before they get rid of them all!
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Oh no, that's rubbish, thanks for the warning!
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Oh no! :x The Sallys in Glasgow has JUST opened up so maybe they didnt even stock it in the first place I'll go check tomorrow, but that is so awful! Why do they keep getting rid of all the good products, just to put more expensive, unCG products in their place?!
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:39 AM   #11
 
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I'm starting to get to grips with the cone-free method, and found a good website explaining which cones are water soluble and which are bad.
Can I be nosey and ask what website this is? I had a good list of things like this but then I lost it I also managed to lose my link to the article about ingredients on this site...

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http://www.naturallycurly2.com/curlc...les.php?id=326

there you go hope the link works, its a little tempramental.

thats got every type of ingredient and what it is, what its good/bad for. it also has the list of cones telling which is water soluble and which isn't.

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Wow! Thank you for the link jennyfurrens!

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I've been doing CG for 2 months now and my hair is better than it has ever been. It loves the CO washing! So does my scalp. No more dandruff!

I just got Tescos styling gel (the geen one in the jar) for super cheap and I love it. no crunch and great hold. Who'd have thought?!! And it is totally CG!

I use Aussi moist as well but this morning I tried Tescos cheap-o coconut conditioner to CO wash - so far so good.

I use the aloe vera clear gel for skin care (Holland and Barretts) in my hair when it's dry - I don't wet it everyday - and it always brings the curls right back. Add a lavender spritz and my 2nd day hair is great!
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #15
 
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hmmm i might try the tesco's gel lol. Thanks kurlypink
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Tesco's gel has one water soluable cone, but the rest is ok.
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KurlyPink, i bought the aloe vera gel today after your raves and was just wondering how much you use and how? do you put it straight onto dry hair? scrunch? smooth??
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Hello!

I've been on CG for about two weeks but unfortunatly today I impulse bought Tresemme Salom Silk conditioner (it was buy one get one free- how could I resist?) It contains some ingredients that CG reccommends such as Panthenol and almond oil but it also contains dimethicone. Does anyone know exactly how bad this will be for my hair? I really don't like throwing out conditioners so do you think I will have to start using shampoo again?

Thank you!

Also I love this thread!! It is so hard trying to find good products in the UK!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:46 PM   #19
 
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heyy FrizzBucket,
well i think the dimethicone will biuld up on your hair and you will have to shampoo, but how much you have to shampoo depends on your hair and how far up the ingredients list it is.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:56 PM   #20
 
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Thank you curly52!
Why does its position in the ingredients list effect how much shampoo I have to use?
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