A guide to curly girl method approved products you can pick up in Superdrug Boots and UK supermarkets
So you have decided to embrace your curls and you pop in to your local supermarket or drugstore to look for curly girl method UK products and are confronted by 101 different hair products! Where do you start?
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UPDATED February 2020
Waking in to your local supermarket looking for curly girl method products can be daunting and also time consuming! So here I am going to help you with a guide to buying curly girl method products from Superdrug or your local British supermarket.
So what curly girl method products can I buy in Superdrug? Are there curly girl method products in boots? Yes there are! You can also get curly girl method approved products in Tesco, Wilkinson’s, Sainsburys, ASDA and almost any UK supermarket or store. You can often pick up products in Superdrug on 3 for 2 and grab yourself a bargain.
The ultimate product list!
In this post I will be adding to this ultimate Curly Girl method hair products UK post regulary. This list is aimed at recognising those products and will be updated as I research and find more curly girl approved stuff. This includes approved conditioners, curly girl gels, curly girl method mousses and shampoos available in Superdrug, Boots stores and Uk supermarkets.
Over the counter curly girl products that you do not need to buy online. You can of course buy them online in the Uk if you wish to do so and I will provide some links where appropriate (some links will be to amazon which can sometimes be cheaper for one off purchases) check Amazon prices though as they can fluctuate. I purchased Hair food for £2.50 the other day!
I have broken this post down in to the order you should use the products see my guide here.
- Curly girl method lo poo shampoo
- curly girl method deep conditioning treatment
- Curly girl method conditioner
- curly girl method leave in conditioner
- curly girl method curl creams
- curly girl method mousse or
- curly girl method gel
- curly girl method clarifying shampoo once a month
- curly girl method serums and oils.
If its not listed it has either not been checked or is not CG friendly. Not all products in one brand may be CG, sometimes only a few are and others in that brands are not, so always check.
There are not photos of all listed so read though!
Supermarket Lo Poo shampoo with gentle cleansers for the Curly Girl method
Johnson’s Top to Toe wash
Deep treatment conditioners from Superdrug, Boots and some supermarkets
Curly girl method UK products for Deep treating and conditioning. Deep treatments are to be used around once a week or after shampooing or colouring your hair. Leave on for 30 mins preferably with a shower cap to keep in the heat and open the cuticle.
Ultimate blends deep treatment conditioners
These are cheaper on Amazon at the moment some are £1.46! always check for price fluctuation.
My favourite is the Aloe Vera one its so hydrating!
Curly girl uk deep conditioning treatments from Superdrug or Boots
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Masque 354mlshould be around £12 always check price
Shea Moisture Shea deep treatment Masque, Contains water soluble silicone which may be ok for some people but not recommended by Lorraine Massey. ( personally works for me )
As I am hydration elation intensive conditioner online at Superdrug
Great value Organic shop masks available in Tesco, and some drugstores you shouldn’t have to pay more than £2.50 each
Organic shop masks in- Honey and avocado hair mask, Pomegranate & Patchouli Hair Mask, Argan & Amla Hair Mask, Raspberry & Acai Hair Mask, Coconut & Shea Hair Mask, Indian Jasmine Hair Mask, Greek Fig Hair Mask
Curly girl method approved conditioners in the UK
CGM approved conditioners in supermarkets and most drugstores
Curly Girl method UK products Conditioner can be used for co-washing, as conditioner and as a leave in conditioner.
Ultimate blends conditioner
Also the following- Ultimate blends Shine revitaliser with lemon and green tea, Ultimate blends colour with cranberry, Ultimate blends Gloss reviver with cherry blossom.
New The Garnier Ultimate blends Hair food conditioners in Banana, Papaya, Coconut and Aloe vera are CG approved!
TRESemmé, Perfectly undone, Expert Botanique
Asda Apple conditioner
The Shea Moisture Superfruit Conditioner 379ml
Shea moisture coconut & hibiscus curl and shine conditioner.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Conditioner 379ml
Noughty range full list of conditioners can be seen here
Yes to blueberries conditioner plus, Yes to cucumber, Yes to coconut, Yes to carrots.
Kind & natured love curls smoothing conditioner, Argan & Fukui oil, Coconut and shea
Pro voke touch of silver colour care conditioner for blonde hair
Organic shop conditioners in Argan and Amla nourishing, Avocado and honey Repair, Olive and orange repair, Borago and Sandal, Raspberry & acai , Coconut and shea moisturising and pomegranate and patchouli, Jojoba and orchid for colour and Grape and Honey.
Tesco conditioners suitable for the curly girl method
Tesco pro vitamin B5 conditioner Care and protect and volume and shine conditioner
Tesco’s extracts conditioners in Blueberry and coconut Note check ingredients as only this packaging is approved! the new packaging is no longer Curly girl friendly.
Wilkinson’s conditioners suitable for the curly girl method. Discontinued!!
Wilco happy hair coconut and vanilla conditioner, apple and tea tree, and also passion fruit and green tea.
Fruity Coconut Conditioner 535ml £2.49 now on offer for £1.23
Fruity Cherry & Almond Conditioner 535ml £2.49 now on offer for £1.23
Products found in Savers, B&M store, Poundstretchers, Poundland include the XHC range.
Leave in conditioners for the curly girl method from Superdrug and supermarkets
Leave-in conditioner should be used after your wash cycle and before styling products. Experiment with how much you use starting small. You can also use any normal conditioner as a curly girl method leave-in as well. See more leave in conditioners here.
Uk Curly girl method leave in conditioners from most drug stores
Shea Moisture Shea Detangler 236ml
Available from Superdrug online
Styling products anti frizz creams and moisturisers.
These products do not usually have hold, they are more for promoting curl and hydrating some have a small level of hold.
Curly Girl method products from UK drugstores for styling, anti frizz and conditioning.
For refreshing Cantu Comeback Curl Next Day Curl Revitalizer 355ml
The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Renewal Lotion 236ml
Shea Moisture Coconut Curl Milk 254ml
Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Taming Cream
CGM Styling products for hold and creating a cast such as gels and mousses
Gel and mousse will give your curl hold and keep the shape. Mousse is generally a bit softer than gel but that is not always the case. Custard is similar to a gel and has the same qualities.
Curly Girl Method styling products from Tesco
Max hold purple mousse Tesco own
Tesco Extreme styling gel green tub weather defense
Tesco everyday value styling gel blue tub
Curly girl method Gel in UK from supermarkets and drugstores
ECO Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel 473ml Green lid
The ECO Styler Black Castor & Flax Seed Oil Styling Gel 473ml black lid
ECO Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel 473ml red lid
Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Styling Gel Cream 249ml From Amazon or Superdrug
Cantu Define and Shine Custard 340g
Umberto giannini curl jelly pink tube
VO5 Firm hold Styling Gel 200ml
Curly girl method approved mousse from Superdrug , Boots and supermarkets in the UK
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Volume Mousse 200ml
Max hold purple mousse Tesco own
Pantene mousse defined curls hold 5
Got2b twisted anti frizz stying spray
Serums and oils
ORS Essentials – Nourish & Seal Coconut Oil
Lube for scrunching out the crunch! from Superdrug
Gentle clarifyly shampoo
These shampoos contain gentle cleansers but are considered curly girl safe.
Cantu Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo 400ml Amazon or Superdrug
Below contains sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate which may be fine in small amount for clarifying.
contains sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate which may be fine in small amount for clarifying.