ciao! is there any italian curly girls like me? :)

perapera Registered Users Posts: 2
As long as finding good product in Italy is so difficult, it could be usefull if we (italian girls) could tell us information and advice...:flower:


  • BimbijaNeBimbijaNe Registered Users Posts: 18
    Just moved to Italy one month ago. No success finding products so far. But let's keep trying hey!! I'm 3a/b
  • perapera Registered Users Posts: 2
    :cheers: welcome in Italy!!!
    I'll tell you what I'm using...
    shampoo: Kiehl's amino acid shampoo
    Occitane sulfate free
    conditioner: splend'or balsamo addolcente al cocco (you can find it in the costs 2 euro)
    gel: gel fissante al miglio e alla soja from L'erbolario.

    Where do you live?
  • xAnitaxAnita Registered Users Posts: 24
    Interesting list! I came to live in the north recently (for half a year or so). Found splend d or nothing special... Do like the l' oreal studio gel still :) where can i find a sulph. Free shampoo? In any drugstore?
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Registered Users Posts: 1,419 Curl Neophyte
    There's a newbie called ItalianSinger here. Not sure if she's in Italy or not. :)
  • BimbijaNeBimbijaNe Registered Users Posts: 18
    Had success using restivoil shampoo. No lather at all. But I really like it.
  • BimbijaNeBimbijaNe Registered Users Posts: 18
    I used to use tigi curlesque curl cream (love it) but can't seem to find it here in Italy. I tried to buy some from the uk but customs wouldn't let me have it!! I need to find a similar alternative here. Any ideas girls???
  • Patatina13Patatina13 Registered Users Posts: 18
    I just moved from Sicily about five years ago.
  • naturalfishnaturalfish Registered Users Posts: 2
    I have been in Italy for 2 out of 12 days and I must say that I stumbled upon some natural products at affordable prices such as Argan Oil Volume and Shine Spray and Maschera di Ricostruzione (Reconstruction Mask). I bought both of this at OVS ( to find the nearest store. I went to the one between Fountana di Trevi and the Spanish Steps. If you go on the Sightseeing Store get off at the Fountana di Trevi.

    Any problems email me [email protected]

    Hope this helps
  • HtBlackHtBlack Registered Users Posts: 292
    But I just made an account. >.>

    Restiv'oil is a great oil-shampoo, as they describe it. I use it sometimes when my scalp goes crazy and thinks it can scale itself like a fish, usually out of stress and so on. Does wonders to my hair, it's a bit pricey in my opinion and the ingredient list leaves me a bit puzzled. It has a lot of PEGs, like every oil shampoo does and I think it might end up drying up the hair unless you alternate its use with something else like I usually do.

    I like the Garnier Ultra Dolce line, as conditioner I use Garnier Ultra Dolce al Mango e Fiori di Tiaré. Unexpensive, no SLS, no cones, no paraben, lots of nice oils in it. I just started the CG method a few days ago, but I have some L'Oreal sulfate-free shampoo left from when I went to the States if I need it so I have no idea about sls-free shampoos in Italy yet.
    Another thing, the Hennè e Aceto di Mora line from Garnier Ultra Dolce is amazing, I have dark brown hair and the henna in it gave me GREAT reddish highlights when I used it. Now I use henna+indigo as a hair dye so I don't need it, but if any of you Italians want a subtle highlight go for that and stick with it!

    I like Splend'Or also, it's cheap so don't expect wonders from it, but I love the smell and it's a good product in general. I'll be back when I test more, hair products are an obsession for me.

    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • TheBlondieDreamTheBlondieDream Registered Users Posts: 19
    Here!! Here!!
    I'm from Italy too and...really, desperate.
    Tried all the products they sell here (in a reasonable price range) and nothing works for my curls. Nothing.
    I think i might have to order something from abroad...anyway, welcome to Italy!!
  • frcklsfrckls Registered Users Posts: 528 Curl Neophyte
    I thought one would fine local Italian brands that would be leaning towards "natural". Garnier isn't so bad for a cheap supermarket brand.

    iHerb and Vitacost have good selections of CG-safe products with low shipping cost to Europe. And if all else fail, you can make your own concoction, if you know what your hair likes and needs. Yes, it does require some investment upfront, but the expense per use would be much cheaper. Aroma-Zone (French webshop) sells amazing arrays of ingredients, tools and packagings with cheap price and shipping cost, and professional looking packaging.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile

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