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Flippin' cones! Any UK girls know any nice products?

Well, I went to my supermarket today, and, much to my hubby and kids dismay, spent a long time looking that the conditioners, to find a cone-free one I can switch to. I honestly didn't find even one. Its all dimethicone and dimethiconols. Is this something I will have to spend lots of money on, maybe buy online? I'm feeling a bit disheartened by this, because I'm on a tight budget and really can't justify big slurges on cosmetic products.

Does anyone know of a nice cone free condish I can get here in the UK without making my family starve for a week? :lol: I can probably go to a fiver maybe a little more if its a really good product. I have been known to spent £7 when I've been feeling flush! 8) While were at it, can anyone recommend a good UK brand shampoo I can use to cleanse out the cone buildup before i start on the CG regime?

This is starting to seem like a LOT of upheaval, but I'm sure my curls will love me for it eventually.

Thanks guys

Liz x

Thanks

Liz x
Here are my curly pics, password is fuzz

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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    You should check out the products JennyFurrens uses she's in the UK
    She lists a sulfate poo and a no sulfate one . She has been using Aussie 3 minute miracle to condition. No cones in that one and you can get it local.
    I'm in podunk usa and I can't find anything local for a regular condish, I can just find the co wash light kind. I have to order everything off ebay or other places so don't feel like the lone stranger in this endeavor
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • lunarisinglunarising Posts: 71Registered Users
    Hi Liz,

    Try this for starters, and don't fear there are CG conditioners out there!

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=76572
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    Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.
  • zeldagoblinzeldagoblin Posts: 575Registered Users
    Aw thats great, thankyou so much you guys, thats a great help! Some nicely priced ones on that list too, I'll drag the lads shopping again after school tomorrow :lol:

    Hugs

    Liz xx
    Here are my curly pics, password is fuzz

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  • lunarisinglunarising Posts: 71Registered Users
    And this..

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=72492

    In fact slip across to the Swap board for Eurocurlies there's quite a bit of info there :)

    Good hunting!
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    Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.
  • curly52curly52 Posts: 350Registered Users
    hi zeldagoblin!!
    i too live in the U.K and am currently using original source mint and tea tree for CO wash from tescos as its cheaper than boots :) and boots coconut and almond oil intensive conditioner!! both are very cheap and do the job. just wondering what CG styling products you're using?
    uk curly - 3a :toothy7:
  • curly52curly52 Posts: 350Registered Users
    hi zeldagoblin!!
    i too live in the U.K and am currently using original source mint and tea tree for CO wash from tescos as its cheaper than boots :) and boots coconut and almond oil intensive conditioner!! both are very cheap and do the job. just wondering what CG styling products you're using?
    uk curly - 3a :toothy7:
  • zeldagoblinzeldagoblin Posts: 575Registered Users
    Hi curly,

    I'm actually not on CG yet, still waiting for my book :x I'm just trying to build up an arsenal for when I start, so that I'm not frustratedly looking for products when I've read the book. And I did want to sort of prep my hair in readiness for the start of the regime. Do you recommend anything cool? I'm looking forward to trying the honey, from what I read it might work well with my head.

    Thanks for the replies :wink:

    Liz x
    Here are my curly pics, password is fuzz

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  • curly52curly52 Posts: 350Registered Users
    i just started using honey again. I used to mix it in the my condish n rinse it all out, but that was in the summer so i think it was too much moisture and my hair was looking abit dry so i tought i'd try it again. it's helping, i think!! right now i'm using boots curl creme and still experimenting with gels as i can't seem to find the right one! but i would definately reccomend boots curl creme
    HTH
    uk curly - 3a :toothy7:
  • JoeyEmmaJoeyEmma Posts: 88Registered Users
    UK curly.

    3a-ish, with bits of 3b ringlets underneath and 2b/c waves on canopy. Medium coarse, normal elasticity, normal porosity (now know thanks to Curl Wizard analysis).

    No poo- Palmers conditioning cleanser
    DT- Jessicurl WDT or Darcy's Pumpkin
    Styling- John Frieda curl controller gel
    Don’t like- Deva NoPoo, JC CC, JC CQ, KCCC, plopping.
    Loves air drying gentle scrunching with microfibre towels
    Don't like plopping, pixie method diffusing
  • zeldagoblinzeldagoblin Posts: 575Registered Users
    Ahhh you people are my lifesavers. I think my current little issues are probably down to my lack of preparation, getting enough decent products stocked up. My stash at the moment isnt exactly CG friendly, more a remainder of the "slap-it-down-and-tie-it-up" days. No wonder I'm struggling.

    Thanks for the help gurls, this newbie has felt so welcome, this is one of the best online communities I've come across yet!

    Hugs

    Liz x
    Here are my curly pics, password is fuzz

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    But then again, too few to mention...