Curly Girl Method UK products from Drugstores and Supermarkets

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? 

For more help on the curly girl Method click here

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.

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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

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Shampoo 379ml

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.

 Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3 in 1 Mask 390ml

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Coconut 3 in 1 Mask 390ml

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya 3-in-1 Damaged

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Aloe Vera 3-In-1 Normal Hair Mask Treatment 390ml

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 )

VATIKA NATURALS Egg Protein Deep Conditioning Hair Mask 500g Tub red lid

Vatika Tropical coconut deep conditioning hair mask

Vatika Blackseed Hair Mask 500G

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 MaskArgan & Amla Hair MaskRaspberry & Acai Hair Mask, Coconut & Shea Hair Mask, Indian Jasmine Hair Mask, Greek Fig Hair Mask

Curly girl method deep treatment conditioners available in The UK in Superdrug and UK supermarkets

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 

Garnier Ultimate Blends Almond Milk & Agave Sap Normal Hair Conditioner 360ml

Also the following- Ultimate blends Shine revitaliser with lemon and green tea, Ultimate blends colour with cranberry, Ultimate blends Gloss reviver with cherry blossom.

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

curly girl conditioners from Superdrug and Boots and UK supermarkets

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.

Organic shop curly girl method approved conditioners in the UK

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

Tesco curly girl method conditioners

Wilkinson’s conditioners suitable for the curly girl method.

Wilco happy hair coconut and vanilla conditioner, apple and tea tree, and also passion fruit and green tea.

curly girl method approved conditioners from wilkinson supermarket UK

Superdrugs own conditioner Extracts only £1.99

Superdrug Extracts conditioner suitable for the curly girl method , cheap products and conditioners in the UK Drugstores

Superdrug Extracts conditioner in coconut and almond, grapefruit and papaya and aloe Vera and Mango.


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

Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Leave-In Conditioning Mist 237ml

Shea moisture extra moisture detangler

Noughty Intensive Care Leave-in Conditioner 150ml

Available from Superdrug online

AS I AM Naturally Leave-In Conditioner 237ml

curly girl method leave in conditioners uk drugstores

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

Cantu Coconut Oil Shine and Hold Mist 237ml

Cantu Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream 355ml

The Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Renewal Lotion 236ml

Shea Moisture Coconut Curl Enhancing Smoothie 326ml

Shea Moisture Coconut Curl Milk 254ml

Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Taming Cream

taming and anti frizz products that are curly girl approved in the UK from drugstores and supermarket

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

ECO Styler Krystal Styling Gel 473ml white lid

The ECO Styler Black Castor & Flax Seed Oil Styling Gel 473ml black lid

ECO Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel 473ml red lid

AS I AM Naturally Smoothing Styling Gel 227g

Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Styling Gel Cream 249ml

Cantu for Natural Hair Twist & Lock Gel 370g

Cantu Define and Shine Custard 340g

Twisted Sista Amazing Dream Curl Gel 354ml

Boots Essentials curl creme contains a small amount of drying alcohol

Umberto giannini curl jelly pink tube

VO5 Firm hold Styling Gel 200ml

VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel 200ml

Curly girl method gels from UK supermarkets and drugstores

Curly girl method approved mousse from Superdrug , Boots and supermarkets in the UK

Superdrug Mousse Extra Firm 300ml

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Volume Mousse 200ml

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Curl Creme Mousse 200ml

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Wave Whip Curling Mousse

Max hold purple mousse Tesco own

Pantene mousse defined curls hold 5

Got2b twisted anti frizz stying spray

Curly Girl method styling mousse and sprays in UK supermarkets and drugstores

Serums and oils

ORS Essentials – Nourish & Seal Coconut Oil

ORS Essentials – Nourish & Seal Black Castor Oil contains castor oil when can create a film read this post for help

Lube for scrunching out the crunch!

superdrug lube for scrunching out the crunch in the curly girl method

Gentle clarifyly shampoo

These shampoos contain gentle cleansers but are considered curly girl safe.

Cantu Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo 400ml

Shea Moisture Coconut Shampoo 379ml

Below contains sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate which may be fine in small amount for clarifying.

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Shampoo 384ml contains sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate which may be fine in small amount for clarifying.



Thank you for reading this curly girl method UK products list from drugstores and supermarkets. If you have found any great products in your local shop let me know.
D x
Disclaimer- This is my personal opinion based on research I can not be held responsible if companies change ingredients. Always check ingredients for changes. This post may contain affiliate links at no extra cost to the customer.


  1. Liz
    May 4, 2019 / 12:53 am

    This is amazing. I’ve been looking for a UK resource for months now. Thank you!

    • May 4, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Ahh thanks your welcome , this is quite new and I will add to it x

      • Lindsay
        June 11, 2019 / 8:23 am

        Hi, I am just researching CGM after 35 years as a curly girl! I am considering starting cowashing, but I already use low sulphate and parables free shampoo/conditioner. Is cowashing better?

        I currently use John Frieda dream curls mousse to style. Is this approved on the list? I didn’t see it in the article.

        • June 11, 2019 / 8:29 am

          Yes the mousse is, I wasn’t sure a whole back, it has a water soluble silicone in it so it’s ok.
          I was quite surprised when I started cowashing. My hair needs lots of moisture so worked for me. I use as I am or organic avocado. I co wash every 2nd or 3rd wash depending on how it feels.
          I’ll add the mousse to the list x

  2. Jenni Moore
    May 4, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Thank you for this. Really helpful in finding some new products to try on my curly girl. Her hair gets so dry and matted but she wants to keep it long!

    • May 4, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Fabulous I hope you find some that are suitable , yet organic shop range is lovely and reasonably priced x

  3. Jenni Moore
    May 4, 2019 / 8:38 am

    Thank you for this, just what I needed for my curly girl. She has such dry hair that mats easily, but really wants to keep it long.

  4. Ells
    May 8, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    Fab list, very helpful. Will clarifying shampoo fade coloured hair though? I am trying to protect any colour from being washed out of my hair (yes I know curly girls shouldn’t really have dyed hair!)

    • May 9, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      Yes it would if used too much , it may strip and colour molecules on the surface. X

    • May 12, 2019 / 9:51 am

      Yes it may remove and colour molecules on the outside hair shaft. It also depends how porous your hair is. If it’s porous your cuticles are open so will fade more. The clarifying shampoo will not be as strong as a regular one though x

  5. Sarah
    May 30, 2019 / 4:42 am

    Hi I love your list thank you so much for all your time and effort, I was wondering what your thoughts are on the soap n glory hair care range?

  6. Kay
    June 9, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Thanks for this, I’m here from Reddit. I think boots own mousse is CG too!

    • June 10, 2019 / 10:53 am

      Thank you ! I will
      Add that too x

  7. Raki
    June 15, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    You are an absolute legend.

    • June 16, 2019 / 10:04 am

      Ahh thank you 😂 x

  8. Theresa
    June 19, 2019 / 8:38 am

    A great resource. By the way, I think the Dr Organic range in Holland & Barrett is CG too. A great range of conditioners in particular.

    • June 19, 2019 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you! That’s lovely I’ll
      Check it out x

  9. Leigh Ward
    June 22, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Thank you so much for a really helpful list of products
    I wonder if you or anyone else has any recommendations for hair colour. I now know I really shouldn’t but having coloured before finding cg I now have roots and need to do something about them
    I’ve been trying to find a wash in wash out colour hoping it wouldn’t be so harsh but it’s really confusing and the only other option is having it cut from shoulder length to about an inch all over
    And while I’m asking does anyone have any suggestions for a hairdresser in South Yorkshire?
    Don’t want much do I!😉

    • June 23, 2019 / 1:10 pm

      Haha , no problem. Can’t help with hairdresser I’m
      Afraid. But I still colour my hair I tend to do just my roots. Just keep deep conditioning and looking after it. I use affinage which is a low ammonia colour. X

  10. Loz
    July 12, 2019 / 12:35 am

    Faith in Nature, Dragon Fruit conditioner in Holland & Barrett seems to pass the curly girl standards.

    • July 12, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you ! Not heard of the dragon fruit! X

  11. Louise orton
    July 29, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Hiii, so glad I’ve found your page, this is so helpful 😁.
    I’m looking for some advice if anyone could please help me out?? I’m only just looking into the CGM, as I was just looking for tips on YouTube for very thin very damaged very short hair😞. Always suffered with short thin hair so I’ve ruined it over the years with extensions and straightening. Nearly 40 so think it’s now time to stop and try best to embrace my little hair and make it as nice as I can naturally!! This new curly method has blown me away seems so confusing, but I’ve began with not using heat for three weeks, and I’m full of grey hair, massive roots, I’m going on holiday in two weeks and would be getting it cut coloured. But now I’m thinking can I get it coloured if trying this new method?? Also started using Redken extreme anti snap leave in treatment, is this curly friendly?? I’ve got the Boucleme travel starter kit on way which I’m so looking forward to using!!
    Sorry for this long winded text, am just a bit lost with what next haha🙈
    Ps I’ve been using women’s regain foam on front of scalp for a month now as I’m receding really bad.
    Thank you, any advice would be really appreciated
    Kind regards
    Louise xxx

    • July 29, 2019 / 6:10 pm

      Hi, I just had a look at the Redkin and it contains silicones and wax so would not be curly girl suitable as it would coat the hair and not let any moisture in. It may feel
      Better immediately but not in the long run. A really good protein builder to restructure would be olaplex 3 you can get it on amazon.
      Colouring can damage the hair but I doubt I would go grey so it can be a risk to take if yo think your hair is strong enough. Lorraine Massey is prompting going grey in her next book. I colour the roots only of mine and don’t use bleach or high lift tint.
      Anything you do will start to make it better. No heat tools and doing a deep conditioner whenever possible will greatly improve it. Other than that it is time x

  12. Louise orton
    July 29, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Thanks so much😊xx

  13. Angie
    July 30, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    This is so helpful! The CG method tends to be mostly American based products and sometimes overwhelming! Thanks for taking the time to do this! 💕

    • July 30, 2019 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you for your kind message !

  14. Olivia
    August 1, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    I am so happy to have discovered this blog and everything curl-related. I still can’t manage my curls properly so this is going to help so much! The UK product list is fab too, as almost everything I’ve seen on FB is all US. Thank you xx

    • August 2, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      So glad I can help! Just adding some more products so check again soon and good luck xx

  15. Emma
    August 13, 2019 / 9:26 am

    Thank you for this page! Life saver! Xxx

    • August 13, 2019 / 1:19 pm

      Aww thanks! Love messages like this !

  16. ThatLibraryMiss
    August 17, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    Sadly, it seems the Wilco’s conditioners have been discontinued.

    • August 17, 2019 / 6:04 pm

      Ahh thank you for letting me know ! X

  17. Jade Barton
    August 20, 2019 / 11:07 am

    Seems superdrugs extracts conditioner is being discontinued and changed to the fruity conditioner range. It seems to be CGM friendly but I’d double check to make sure.

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