CG Products in UK (updatable list)
Hi UK Curlies - I know we have two separate threads on this already, but it'd be nice to have a single thread to direct people to. I've made a quick list of things I know of off the top of my head and gone through the current threads and added those I know to still be CG. If anyone wants to add things, let me know - particularly in the comments area, and under DT and PT. I've left these as categories, but if you all would prefer to know which ones have protein/glycerin/etc. in them, let me know and I can edit accordingly.
ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THE INGREDIENTS
CG Products available in the UK
websites: store.britishcurlies.co.uk (Curl Junkie, Crown Pride, Miss Jessies, Darcy’s Botanicals, Kinky Curly); Curl Mart ships internationally as do Curl Junkie and Jessicurl.
Product / availablility / price range and size / comments
Naked shampoos / Boots / 250 ml £3.50 / some have protein and peg-mod cones (check ingredient lists)
Burt’s Bees shampoos / Debenhams, John Lewis / 354 ml (12 fl. oz) £8-£10 / some have protein, also can leave soap residue behind in hard water areas
Duchy Organic shampoos / Waitrose / 200ml £5 / no known issues
Aubrey Organics shampoos / online / 354 ml (12 fl. oz) £8-10 / soap-based, which may cause problems for some
The Body Shop Rainforest Range / The Body Shop / 60, 200, 400 ml £2 £4 £6 / no known issues
Co-wash conditioners (can also be used for rinse-out)
most own-brand conditioners are CG (known: Boots, Tesco) and suitable for co-washing.
Original Source / Boots, Superdrug, Sainsburys, Tesco, Savers, etc. / 250 ml ´£1.50 -£2 / some have protein
Faith in Nature / online, health food stores / 400 ml £4-£6 / interesting scents (some describe them as ‘floor cleaner smells’), protein free
Rinse-out conditioners (can also be used for co-wash)
Austrailian Organics / Holland and Barrets, John Lewis, Waitrose / 250-400 ml £8 / no known issues
Avalon Organics / Waitrose, various health food stores / 250 ml, price unknown / Grapeseed and olive oil conditioner is CG and fragrance free
Burt’s Bees conditioners / Debenhams, John Lewis / 354 ml £8-10/ some have protein
Aubrey Organics conditioners / online, some health food stores / 354 ml £8-10 / some have protein
Naked conditioners / Boots / 250 ml £3.50 / some have protein, some have PEG modified cones and/or polyquats
Garnier Fructis Repair and Shine / Boots, Superdrug / 400 ml £4 / no known issues
Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Conditioner / Savers / 400 ml £2 / no known issues
Neal’s Yard conditioners / Neal’s Yard, John Lewis, Debenham’s, some Boots / unknown / no known issues
Louise Galvin conditioners / John Lewis, online (TK Maxx occasionally) / 250 ml £8-24 / hard to find, can be expensive; some have protein/glycerin
Biolage Conditioning Balm / salons / 400 ml unknown / n/a
Dr Organic’s conditioners / Holland and Barret / 250 ml £4.99 / some have protein
Waitrose White Cranberry and Coconut / Waitrose, John Lewis / 400 ml >£1 / mineral oil
The Body Shop Rainforest Range / The Body Shop / 60 ml £2 200 ml £4 400 ml £6 / no known issues
Louise Galvin deep treatment / John Lewis, online (TK Maxx occasionally) / 300 ml £8-48 (not a typo) / hard to find, can be expensive, some have protein/glycerin
MOP Extreme Protein / John Lewis / 200 ml £12 / can be difficult to rinse out for some; scent is off-putting
Boots Gel (“Boots Purple”) / Boots / 250 ml >£1 / no real issues
Aloe Vera Gel / Holland and Barrets / 100 – 500 ml £3-£11 / no additives
Dr. Organics Aloe Vera Gel / Holland and Barrets / 250 ml £4.99 / no additives
Boots Curl Creme (“Pink Boots”) / Boots / 250 ml £1.30 / some quats
Body Shop Curl Boost / The Body Shop / 150 ml £9 / has protein
Naked curl creams / Boots / varying / some have protein
James Brown Serum / Boots / unknown / nice replacement for Frizz-Ease
Hi- I don't think most Sainsbury's own brand conditioners are CG safe. Most of them contain cones. I also know that Superdrug have stopped selling most of their cheap conditioners that were cone free (the ones that came in 500ml bottles).
My advice would be to check the bottles thoroughly as they are constantly being reformulated.
Absolutely, always check the formulations. I was going off one of the other threads here which said basically most of the own-brand supermarket brands were CG.
Bump for anyone looking for this.
Check out the Body Shop Website! Rainforest line!
I've looked at a lot of the supermarket own conditioners. I know at Sainsbury's the only cone free one is the apple - same with Morrisons.
are you selling to Germany? If yes, I'm interested in:
Boots Curl Creme (“Pink Boots”),Naked curl creams, James Brown Serum. How much would it all sum up to?
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I'm so fed up with trying to find good products in UK!! Plus I think my hair likes some cones (if that's possible?!)
does anyone know of good products that are not 100% CG but not really bad?
This list is super helpful. I was getting mildly frustrated with the lack of options in Glasgow and spent FAR too long staring at bottles in Whole Foods while my boyfriend impatiently ate free samples.
Also I'm looking to try a light protein treatment on my hair and see how it takes. Someone recommended Ion Effective Care Treatment but I can't find it in Scotland/UK!!
Anyone know if any alternatives?
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