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CG Products in UK (updatable list)

oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
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:love5::
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... :study:

Comments

  • joeyEmmajoeyEmma Posts: 89Registered Users Curl Novice
    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.
    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
  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    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:love5::
    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... :study:
  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    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:love5::
    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... :study:
  • CurlyPolkaDotCurlyPolkaDot Posts: 1,174Registered Users
    Check out the Body Shop Website! Rainforest line!
    2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
    Countess DuckyDot :duckie: , 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: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwalkintowhispers.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • kimmiisankimmiisan Posts: 46Registered Users
    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. :(


  • curly*pixiecurly*pixie Posts: 23Registered Users
    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:love7:)
    German/American Curly Girl living in Germany

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2F29071981" class="Popup
  • CurlyPolkaDotCurlyPolkaDot Posts: 1,174Registered Users
    Bumpin'
    2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
    Countess DuckyDot :duckie: , 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: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwalkintowhispers.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • fonkifonki Posts: 353Registered Users
    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

    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

    :salut:
  • hahgiwoofahahgiwoofa Posts: 87Registered Users
    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?
    :afro: UK based curly bonce! (Lancs)
    :banghead: silicone, or not to silicone - that is the question!!!
    :wav:
    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!!!
  • AvalonianAvalonian Posts: 9Registered Users
    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?
    2B/2C Pourous, medium texture, low elasticity.

    Am currently auditioning the following:
    Poo/cowash: Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Shampoo and Boots brand conditioner
    Rinse Out: Naked Bounce: Curl Defining Conditioner
    Leave in: Diluted Faith In Nature pomegranate and roobois conditioner (50% conditioner, 50% water).
    Gel: Boots curl creme (Boots Pink)
    Creme: Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer

    Hair seems to be in some kind of transition. It used to be very curly and now is just wavy. :sad: