We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

Travelling to Europe in June and looking for product advice

RedDeliciousRedDelicious Posts: 22Registered Users
Hi curlies,
I am travelling to Europe (Slovenia and surrounds) from Australia in June and need some advice on products. Apparently you can only take liquid products on planes if they are less than 100mL in volume. That will never last me 3 weeks!
I was thinking of taking small supplies of my current products and then buying replacements once I get there. Any suggestions? Are Deva products available there, because they certainly aren't here!
Aussie curly

3a/3b strawberry blonde

New to the CG revelation!

Comments

  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    Hi curlies,
    I am travelling to Europe (Slovenia and surrounds) from Australia in June and need some advice on products. Apparently you can only take liquid products on planes if they are less than 100mL in volume. That will never last me 3 weeks!
    I was thinking of taking small supplies of my current products and then buying replacements once I get there. Any suggestions? Are Deva products available there, because they certainly aren't here!

    Hi RedDelicious - the 100ml limit only applies to products in hand luggage. You can still pack larger sizes in hold luggage. HTH!
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Posts: 22Registered Users
    I did not know that! Is it obvious I've never been overseas before? lol thanks
    Aussie curly

    3a/3b strawberry blonde

    New to the CG revelation!
  • crystal tipscrystal tips Posts: 240Registered Users
    I did not know that! Is it obvious I've never been overseas before? lol thanks

    You're welcome! Enjoy your trip! :icon_smile:
    UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
    Currently in my rotation:
    Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
    Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
    Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
    Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
    Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
    Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F41240927%40N03%2F" class="Popup
  • hollandcurlhollandcurl Posts: 47Registered Users
    I don't knwo about Deva products... I thougt there only availble in te USA.
    2nd time CG since May 11th, 2011

    Coarse hair, high porosity, normal elasticity, density thick

    cowash: kruitvat conditioning
    condish: inecto coconut Condis, de tuinen cocos, dr orgnics, JC Aloeba
    leave in: KCNT, JC Aloeba, Inecto, de tuinen cocos
    Curlcreme: JCRR, JCCC, Boots, nut sure of CJ CCC. Like: KCCC when I use it with the smasters technique , boots and loreal studio line gel. JCRR, JCCC.
    Gel: loreal invisigel, or BRHG

    Can only use KCCC with the smasters technique

    LOVE: honey
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    It is possible to get devacurl on amazon.co.UK

    Sent from my Desire HD using CurlTalk App
  • GermanCurlsGermanCurls Posts: 13Registered Users
    Hi I am from Europe (Germany). I would check if there is a "DM" market anywhere. It is kinda like a Walgreens.

    I recommend:

    ALVERDE Birke-Salbei Conditioner as co-wash
    and
    BALEA Aprikose Conditioner als Conditioner or leave in.

    Have fun in Europe!

    Oh and basically in Europe, the cheap stuff is without cones, the more expensive, the worse the ingredients...
  • fonkifonki Posts: 353Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi I am from Europe (Germany). I would check if there is a "DM" market anywhere. It is kinda like a Walgreens.

    I recommend:

    ALVERDE Birke-Salbei Conditioner as co-wash
    and
    BALEA Aprikose Conditioner als Conditioner or leave in.

    Have fun in Europe!

    Oh and basically in Europe, the cheap stuff is without cones, the more expensive, the worse the ingredients...

    What's DM stand for? Do they have an online shop?
  • fonkifonki Posts: 353Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You can get Tresemme naturals (good shampoo & conditioner) anywhere in UK & Ireland ... Just check out the chemist called Boots. There's 2 in heathrow now I think

    Have fun!
  • curlylici0uscurlylici0us Posts: 9Registered Users
    fonki wrote: »
    Hi I am from Europe (Germany). I would check if there is a "DM" market anywhere. It is kinda like a Walgreens.

    I recommend:

    ALVERDE Birke-Salbei Conditioner as co-wash
    and
    BALEA Aprikose Conditioner als Conditioner or leave in.

    Have fun in Europe!

    Oh and basically in Europe, the cheap stuff is without cones, the more expensive, the worse the ingredients...

    What's DM stand for? Do they have an online shop?

    I live in Budapest, Hungary, and we have DM (Rossmann too) over here too. It stands for Drogerie Markt by the way, and they do not have an online shop, but you can find them at pretty much every mall, etc. The Alverde & Balea stuff is pretty great, yes. Those are DM's own brands. It's all organic, as far as I know. As for styling products and such, I personally haven't had ANY luck yet ( I order my LA Looks Gels from amazon.co.uk marketplace), and I've tried basically every gel they have over here. IDK. But I agree with GermanCurls, the expensive stuff is always full of cones, and usually the cheap ones are free of them!

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask, as I know for a fact Hungary gets pretty much the same beauty/hair products as Germany, Austria, etc. :) Sometimes I wish I lived in the UK though, they have Boots and Superdrug and other great stores, and it's much easier to get hold of REAL good, curly-friendly organic products there. :( Have a great trip! :thumbup:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3b/3c, fine hair
    CG since dec 2009

    detangler: garnier naturals avocado & shea butter con.
    co-wash: MOP hydrating con. / CURLS coconut sublime con.
    leave-in: garnier fructis con. with avocado & olive oil
    styling: la looks mega mega gel (#9) or la looks sports gel (#10), both scrunched with fantasia IC hair polisher gel
    moisturizer: CURLS quenched curls, coconut oil
    deep treatment (protein DT): yogurt (or banana baby food), baking soda, olive oil, honey, liquid amino acids
  • damaris.gihadamaris.giha Posts: 1Registered Users
    To the people from Budapest:

    Are the products you mentioned (ALVERDE and Balea) good for corkscrew curls that need a lot of moisture? I'm looking into Devacurl right now for my hair (haven't tried it yet), but I am also considering alternatives. Do you think those DM brands will give my hair enough moisture? Are they made for curly hair? Thanks for your help,

    Damaris
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    Balea also has a curly hair line, but I personnaly don't like it very much (imo it smells bad). I prefer the oil repair line - it gives my hair the moisture it needs if i let it sit for 2-3 minutes while doing my other stuff in the shower and is great for detangling.
    I've been using it for 3 weeks now, and it is definitely a keeper *yaay*
    but since balea stuff is very cheap you can buy two or three different products and try which one you like best,and give away the others or keep them for DCs ;)

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using CurlTalk App
  • ninaZeraj1ninaZeraj1 Posts: 11Registered Users
    I'm from Serbia and I have also been having a hard time finding a good styling product and recently I bought from DM the Alverde gel, because it's organic it doesn't dry out your hair and it doesn't make it crunchy insted you get really nice definition, I'm loving it so far.. Also if your looking for good deep conditioners I recomend swiss'o'par (I'm not sure if i wrote it right) they have an argan oil mask and honey mask, and also Schwartzkopf Gliss oil nutritive mask.. :)
  • KikiLaBoucheKikiLaBouche Posts: 13Registered Users
    Yeah as mentioned, Swiss'o'Par is good, it also has a gel which I think is CG (I haven't got round to using it yet as I have around 3-4 tubs of other gels to go through!). Also the Garnier Naturals range is available in Germany (not Switzerland yet unfortunately :'( ) only the conditioners are cone-free but they work so well on my hair!

    garnier_ultimateblends_thesleekrestorer.jpg

    I've found if difficult to find styling products, I usually bring a huge supply back from the UK with me as the curl cream is to die for! And as said before, cheaper products tend to be CG...unless you're in Switzerland where it's cheaper to go to Germany and buy products there! :laughing6:
  • ninaZeraj1ninaZeraj1 Posts: 11Registered Users
    I also recomend this hair line it's called Insight HOME // Insight , and they have a special line for dry hair and also for damaged hair. I think they are from Italy, and you can't find their products in drugstores, but I think you can find them in shops that sell products for hair-dressers... :) They don't look appealing but they are really good, and cheap...

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file