Are the Superdrug Cleansing Conditioner and the Palmers Co-Wash Curly girl friendly?

So I've just discovered the Curly Girl Method, but I'm having trouble.  I tried co-washing and my scalp got really itchy and had build up.  So I tried L'Oreal EverSleek sulfate free Shampoo and it stripped my hair bad.  The top looked like a crows nest, whilst the ends were in perfect Botticelli ringlets.  So I figure my hair hates shampoo.  I figured a co-wash or cleaning conditioner might be a good middle ground.  I live in the country side in the UK, so I have a choice of Boots, Superdrug or Holland & Barrett.  I found 2 products but can't tell if they're curly girl friendly.Superdrug Hair Therapy Cleansing Conditioner (Colored Hair) -IngredientsAqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Dipropylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysilicone-19, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Panthenol, Parfum, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Menthol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Linolenic Acidor Palmers Olive Oil Co-Wash -Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyquaternium-7, Behentrimonium Chloride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Laureth-4, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarius Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cocamidopropyl Bentaine, Panthenol, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylene Glycol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 4 (CI 14700), Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Saalicylate, Linalool.I don't have a huge budget to work with.  For Reference - I finger comb whilst the conditioner is in & never use a brush or comb.  After I wash my hair I smooth a pea-sized amount of Shea Moisture Curl Milk downwards through it, then plop it with a t-shirt whilst I get dry.  I then take the t-shirt off with my head upside down.  I finger comb it through then split it into 2 halves down my parting and twirl each half around my finger to make 2 big clumps that end up in 2 big perfect ringlets.  I then defuse these 2 curl clumps using the PixieCurl Method but with my head still upside down.  I use the coldest setting and only use it till it's about 3/4 of the way dry then gently shake it out and let the last bit air dry.  It's frustrating because the ends curl very well, but the top of my head frizzes up. I wouldn't mind if the top didn't take a curl if it would go smooth, but I'd prefer it if it did curl.  My hair is long to the bottom of my ribs, pretty porous as far as I can tell, and dyed once a month using Naturtint.  So even if these options aren't any good, any suggestions would be very helpful.

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