UK CGers - start our own CG friendly product list!

Hey! I've found some more conditioners that are CG friendly

Boots ingredients Henna and horse chestnut
Boot ingredients Rosemary and Mint

I haven't tried them out yet but I will let you know the verdict once I have.
Originally Posted by Grainne
I've tried the henna and horse chestnut - dried my hair out BIG time (normal conditioner, not the intensive care one, mind you).
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
totally agree with you! I tried it last night at my hair was all dry and quite frizzy and the curls had very little definition
2c
My hair loves: pixiecurl diffusing
My hair hates: pineappleing

My fotki
http://public.fotki.com/cg-curlz/curlz/

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I've had similar problems with colour-specific shampoos/conditioners. I think that part of the colour-intensifying process (whether it leaves colour behind or not) strips your hair of moisture. The only sort that seemed not to do that was the JF Brilliant Brunette conditioner, but it didn't do a thing for my curls and I'm relatively sure it's not CG.

Henna has always been quite drying for me, as well. Shoulda known better before I bought the stuff - at least I got halfway through the bottle before I got fed up with it!
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...
Just a message to all you UK curlies: I (an American) am sitting in Heathrow reading through all your posts so I can go to the Boots in the terminal and buy CG products before my plane flies off Talk about addiction......
"There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination"
Edmund Burke


Co-Wash/Lo-Poo: V05 Calming Chamomile,Elucence MB
Condish:AOHR, One-C, Suave Coconut
Stylers: Re:coil, HE SMU, and CK

Indulged the PJ and am trying out: KCCC, Jane Carter, SS PRT, Pantene Curly Gel, Tweek, and many amazing techniques
Anyone found a really good DT in the UK? What I'm using currently has a 'cone in it (which is okay, cause I lo poo most days, and have been using a sulfate poo once every few weeks because of the cyclo'xane in my one styling product), but I'd like to try going full CG at some point here once I've worked through the stuff I've got that's non-CG or only usable as modified CG. I want to get some AOHR to try as a DT at some point, but only once I've smelled it, so no online ordering for me. Is there anything more readily available that people like?

Also - what's everyone's favourite value/results for money CG conditioner available here? I currently have a bit of cash to play with but it won't always be that way and I'd like to get a good routine down with widely available things that don't cost too much. Anything costing more than 4/250ml works out to too much if I'm going to be cowashing with it as well and therefore going through it pretty quickly. I'm willing to go above that, especially if it means I can go more than 36 hours between washes, but not massively.

(have read the rest of the thread, obviously, just wondering what everyone's fav's are)
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...
Anyone found a really good DT in the UK? What I'm using currently has a 'cone in it (which is okay, cause I lo poo most days, and have been using a sulfate poo once every few weeks because of the cyclo'xane in my one styling product), but I'd like to try going full CG at some point here once I've worked through the stuff I've got that's non-CG or only usable as modified CG. I want to get some AOHR to try as a DT at some point, but only once I've smelled it, so no online ordering for me. Is there anything more readily available that people like?

Also - what's everyone's favourite value/results for money CG conditioner available here? I currently have a bit of cash to play with but it won't always be that way and I'd like to get a good routine down with widely available things that don't cost too much. Anything costing more than 4/250ml works out to too much if I'm going to be cowashing with it as well and therefore going through it pretty quickly. I'm willing to go above that, especially if it means I can go more than 36 hours between washes, but not massively.

(have read the rest of the thread, obviously, just wondering what everyone's fav's are)
Originally Posted by oddityofwings
It's hard to find a cone-free DT, i hard a hard time finding one. I am currently using Louise Galvin Natural Locks DT...I bought it at tesco and it was 7 or so, though it was on a discount day :P so it's normally 10 but i think it was worth because it is SLS, silicone, paraben-free so it's great if you want to avoid all that rubbish. I wish it was cheaper though but oh well :P The other one i have tried is the naked vitamin boost DT, i can't remember how much it was but it's also good, though in terms of scent, i choose louise galvin's. I could see you're using Dr. Organics condish...what are they like? I would like to try them at some point

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
My closest big Tesco is about an hour's bus ride away so that's a no-go for the moment... might have to give the Naked stuff a try, though.

I adore the Dr. Organics stuff - the Aloe Vera is practically a hole in one HG for me. The only real problem is it's constantly out of stock, and it's a bit pricey for an everyday/wash conditioner. It'd be nice to keep it as something I use every few days, but I need something cheapish for constant use and/or cowashing. I've heard of people raving about Australian Organics, but I can't quite get past the sweet-herbal smell of them, and others say that Original source is quite good, but I have much the same problem with them (though I haven't taken a sniff of the Almond and Coconut one for a while).

I think when I'm home in the US at Christmas I'm going to bring back GIANT bottles of Suave. Seriously.
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...
So, anyone had a try of the Naked Bodycare styling stuff yet?
I'm stuck at home today, waiting for a delivery, but I'll have a look around in Boots tomorrow to see whether I can get my hands on it!
Curling it in Scotland the modCG way since September 2008.
Long suffering wavy - 2a/b.

Low-poo:
  • Naked Rescue or Care
Conditioners:
  • Original Source (any variety)
  • Naked Care and Naked Rescue DT
  • ASDA Essential Care Mango&Passionfruit or Coconut&Tiare
Stylers:
  • Boots Essentials Curl Creme
  • Boots Essentials Strong Hold Gel (purple)
Not tried it - not in stores here yet!

Anyone ever try the Coconut and White Cranberry conditioner from Waitrose? I ran across it today in John Lewis and thought 'huh... only a PEG-modified 'cone... wonder if it's worth trying'. I thought I'd wait and see if anyone had an experience with it before buying any.
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...
I was in morrisons the other day and picked up a sachet their own brand deep conditioner vitamin e and shea butter, it is cg but has a PEG cone, i am using it tonight......

will let you know the results!!
Trying to work out my 5 year olds 2c fine frizzy/curly hair

http://public.fotki.com/angel6901/
Password; curlygirl

Loving KBB and Kinky Curly!!
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Tried Faith in Nature's Aloe conditioner this weekend: seems to work okayish. Smell is a bit offputting (one of those that smells like floor-cleaner because of all the citrus), but detangles instantly. Hair felt clean but not stripped when rinsed (not moisturised, either, but that's my hair's problem, not the conditioner's, I think). I think it might work as a co-wash if you pair it with a richer conditioner (but the jury's still out on what makes a good co-wash).

Other stuff I've tried recently:

Original Source Almond and Coconut: Smells very strong. Does appear to moisturise and detangles well. Made my scalp feel oddly... er, tingly... when using. Funny feeling went away when I rinsed. Will be interesting to see if that repeats.

Louise Galvin Natural Locks Deep Conditioner: Very nice. Very, very nice. I don't think I left it in quite long enough (or didn't use enough) but it got my protein-treatment-stressed hair back to fighting strength again. Smell is a bit blah - sort of the natural chemical smell you get with a lot of natural products, but it's not strong so that's okay.

Naked Rescue Intensive Care - Smells. Of. Bananas. How I did I miss this in the store? (fyi, I hate bananas, so YMMV). If you can get past the smell, it does moisturise rather well, though de-tangling seems beyond it unless my hair is not very tangled at the time of use. Probably good as a follow-up conditioner, but a bit rich as a co-wash (I tried, to see what might happen, and I had massive amounts of sebum/oil buildup on my scalp by midday).
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...
I just posted a very positive review about the Aloe Conditioner:

http://www.drorganic.co.uk/

At your local Holland and Barrett.

xx
Originally Posted by twistedcoil
I bought some of this but am still not sure about it. I also bought from boots and condish that is -cone free for Afrohair in a big purple bottle, I think it's called dark and beautiful. That seems to work well
UK based curly bonce! (Lancs)
silicone, or not to silicone - that is the question!!!

Uses:
CG - australian organics (Holland and Barratt) poo & condish, Louise Galvin Deep condish treatment, boots pink curl creme
non CG - Umberto Gianni pink range, L'Oreal Studio Line Curl Power Controlling Creme
Still searching for the winning combination!!!
I finally gave in to my PJ impulses and got some of the Waitrose White Cranberry and Almond conditioner. It. Is. Fan. Tas. Tic. It moisturises just the right amount for me, has a very mild surficant so it works as a co-wash, and smells fantastic. A great find for 95p a bottle. :-) (It does have a PEG-mod cone in it, but it doesn't appear to build up on me at all... for some reason I just don't trust this idea of water-solulable cones, don't mind me.)
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 all , I'm new here but am glad to have found some UK suggestions....can see a new addiction starting.
I only started CG today so this is early days for me, but I found a conditioner in Sainsbury's that I think is CG...It's Gum Double Cream super moisturising conditioner....no cones as far as I can tell....smells lovely and has left my hair fairly soft ( although it is current;y in a REALLY bad way so hard to judge just yet!) Anyone else tried this?
Also have been browsing some of the products on this site:https://anitagrant.com/index.php?pag...shop&Itemid=36
They have some wonderful looking stuff on there, and all with no nasty stuff and totally CG ( I'm pretty sure but please correct me if I'm wrong!) Anyone tried any of the stuff...all looks so yummy! Need to decide what to try first!
Would love any feedack if anyones tried any of it.
2c coarse,very dense hair, average porousity.
Currently using:
Original Source conditioners
Boots intensive Honey and Jojoba hair mask
Boots pink curl creme
Loreal InvisiGel mineral gel
Also now experimenting with Anita Grant products Yay!
Also mom to 6 little curlies of various types!
Avi:My cute baby boy's super soft baby curls!
Gum Double Cream - that just sounds like it'd smell delicious ;P

errm, i use the original source tea tree + mint conditioner - oh my god, its devineeee. i love it, its kind of... tingly? but in a good way. i've tried a ton of others, (i really wanted to like Twisted Sista de Frizz conditioner. mainly because it smelled like those tiny hard fruit shaped candies, and had a cute bottle, but... it just weighed my hair down. and not in a good way, it made it dull)

and i used a 'Naked' conditioner from Boots, but that made it dull over time too, plus i never worked out whether it had a cone in it or not...
Quote:
Originally Posted by hahgiwoofa

To help spot it!

You can't miss it, the whole range is this unimpressive black and white - going for sophistication I guess!!!




Sorry I've not been around for a while!!! I posted this on a different chatboard, but may be of help to you all.

I remember someone asking about the curl conditioner in this range but can't find the post now! There was a dilemma because boots did all the range except the curl condish, I contacted salon directly and asked why not at boots, they wouldn't tell me, but said they haven't discontinued it and would be happy to supply it direct. If you want it send them an email from their website. I've ordered from it twice now and it always arrive quickly.

hope this helps!
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p.s the purple condish from boots is actually called dark and Lovely! it's designed for afro hair but I've been using it on my red hair and it's really nice.
UK based curly bonce! (Lancs)
silicone, or not to silicone - that is the question!!!

Uses:
CG - australian organics (Holland and Barratt) poo & condish, Louise Galvin Deep condish treatment, boots pink curl creme
non CG - Umberto Gianni pink range, L'Oreal Studio Line Curl Power Controlling Creme
Still searching for the winning combination!!!
original source for me at least untill my hair gets used to it then i will have to try some of the other conditioners out there.this thread is a good benchmark for me thankx.
Brunette 2c/3a Fine To Medium, ii / iii volume ,normal to medium porocity,low elasticity.
O>co washing : original source conditioners (all varieties) ,
O>experimenting: shampoo bars and acv,
O:leave in dr bronners aloe vera
O>styling:boots pink curl creme ,clear gel,
loose curls and waves around the front some coils underneath and around my nape


haven't found my holy grail or perfect combo yet but come close.



my hair loves acv and honey
i had always been a fan of mousse (using a CG one at the mo) but i've been thinking of trying gel, so i was wondering what cg gels seem to be the best... and if they're cheap that can always help i've tried AVG and it seems ok but i want to try other options. i tried FSG but i find it too heavy for my hair...well in fact that's why i hardly ever use gel because most tend to be heavy and they don't get on well with my curls which aren't thick, they are more of a fine-medium texture

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

Last edited by princessy_ringlets; 07-26-2009 at 03:12 PM. Reason: more info needed
Just discovered the Naked Gorgeous Curl Cream, which I haven't seen before but spotted in Boots the other day. Tried it yesterday in combination with Shockwave Gel, and it was actually really good...

Not sticky, easy to distribute, didn't weigh my fine hair down, gave good definition and good curl and it was only 3.99. Not bad at all! It will definitely be a part of my routine from now on.

My contribution:

ASDA apple condish, lemon condish etc. Dirt cheap and good for co-wash!
Inecto Coconut Oil Condish (in The Factory Shop)
Giovanni, Nature's Gate, some JASON, and Desert Essence products (from well-stocked health stores or online)
Nature Knows Best Honey & Cider Vinegar Condish (health store)
TIGI Moisture Maniac

Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Shockwaves Gels
Naked Gorgeous Curls cream
MopC Curl Defining Cream (online)

I make gel spray out of Shockwaves Gel and water, mixed in a spray bottle.
2c babyfine high porosity UK curly, CG for two years 2008-2010, now back for a second round! Hair loves protein, hates any kind of oil! Conditioners: ASDA Apple or similar for co-wash. AOHR, Aubrey GBP, Giovanni Root 66, Giovanni DLI. Styling: a mix of equal parts Shockwaves Gel and a curl cream (LOOB, MopC, Naked or Boots Pink) Plop, products, 80% pixiecurl diffuse, air dry the rest, STC, a little gel spray for hold.
i had always been a fan of mousse (using a CG one at the mo) but i've been thinking of trying gel, so i was wondering what cg gels seem to be the best... and if they're cheap that can always help i've tried AVG and it seems ok but i want to try other options. i tried FSG but i find it too heavy for my hair...well in fact that's why i hardly ever use gel because most tend to be heavy and they don't get on well with my curls which aren't thick, they are more of a fine-medium texture
Originally Posted by princessy_ringlets
I know this hasn't got anything to do with anything lol but I'm just soooo in love with your hair!
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

i had always been a fan of mousse (using a CG one at the mo) but i've been thinking of trying gel, so i was wondering what cg gels seem to be the best... and if they're cheap that can always help i've tried AVG and it seems ok but i want to try other options. i tried FSG but i find it too heavy for my hair...well in fact that's why i hardly ever use gel because most tend to be heavy and they don't get on well with my curls which aren't thick, they are more of a fine-medium texture
Originally Posted by princessy_ringlets
I know this hasn't got anything to do with anything lol but I'm just soooo in love with your hair!
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
hehe thank you!

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

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