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

Sulfate-free shampoos:

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

DT

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

PT

MOP Extreme Protein / John Lewis / 200 ml £12 / can be difficult to rinse out for some; scent is off-putting

Styling Products

Gels

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


Curl Cremes

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


Other

James Brown Serum / Boots / unknown / nice replacement for Frizz-Ease
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...

Last edited by oddityofwings; 08-19-2010 at 01:19 PM.
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.
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...
Bump for anyone looking for this.
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...
Check out the Body Shop Website! Rainforest line!
2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
Countess DuckyDot , Keeper of the book of Vegetarianism and Arty Pants, Leader of the Curly Ducks in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Away and might not be back. See me at: http://walkintowhispers.blogspot.com/
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.
CG since June 2010.
3a, normal (edging on high) porosity, medium texture.
Still not settled on products.


Hi Oddityofwings,

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?

Thanks Wendy
3a/b, fine, medium porositiy
CG since February 2010

co-wash: suave, cj daily fix, cj smoothing conditioner
dt:mop top dc, cj curl rehab, spritz&condish
pt:cj curl fix
styler: KCCC+KCKT, Jessicurl, AG RE:Coil, CJ CCCC Lite,
Komaza Coconut Pudding... (and much more, I'm a pj)
German/American Curly Girl living in Germany

http://public.fotki.com/29071981
Bumpin'
2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
Countess DuckyDot , Keeper of the book of Vegetarianism and Arty Pants, Leader of the Curly Ducks in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Away and might not be back. See me at: http://walkintowhispers.blogspot.com/
Hi Oddityofwings,

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?

Thanks Wendy
Originally Posted by curly*pixie
Pretty sure you can order naked products online now
Natural Beauty Products from Body Care to Hair Care | Naked Body Care

Half price offer ended yday

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?
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!!!
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.

THANK YOU!

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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