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Curly Girl Method UK products from Drugstores and 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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Walking 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. That is once you have worked what to do with your hair using my handy curly girl guides and tutorials.

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.

Whats In This Post? Click Here

A guide to curly girl method approved products you can pick up in Superdrug Boots and UK supermarkets

See my guide to alcohols to avoid here!

Use this handy guide to check for Silicones 

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!

Take a look at the ultimate Vegan and cruelty free curly girl method product guide

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
  • Approvedcurly girl method deep conditioning treatment
  • Curly girl method conditioner
  • curly girl method leave in conditioner
  • CG method curl creams
  • curly girl method mousse or
  • curly girl method gel
  • Approved 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.

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

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

My favourite is the Aloe Vera one its so hydrating!

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

For more help on the curly girl Method click here

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 approved Hairsprays Here!

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.

New The Garnier Ultimate blends Hair food conditioners in Banana, Papaya, Coconut and Aloe vera are CG approved!

Hair food conditioner for the curly girl method

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

Umberto Giannini

Umberto Giannini are widely available in many supermarkets as well as drugstores. They are cruelty free and vegan approved. They produce a wide range of curly hair products of which the Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly is a number on bestseller. You can purchase these products from their website direct. You can also find them in Boots, Superdrug and other online stores such as Amazon.

Umberto Gianni vegan UK Curly Girl products

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 Note check ingredients as only this packaging is approved! the new packaging is no longer Curly girl friendly.

Tesco curly girl method conditioners

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.

Superdrugs Own

Fruity Coconut Conditioner 535ml £2.49

Fruity Cherry & Almond Conditioner 535ml £2.49

Products found in Savers, B&M store, Poundstretchers, Poundland include the XHC range.

To see the full range available in Savers click here!

XHC Conditioners from Savers

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

New Brand Imbue Curl !

Discover Imbue Curl that are available in Superdrug They offer a range of products to cleanse, condition, and style all whilst locking in moisture. Imbue Curl are on a mission to celebrate curls and look after your curly hair beautifully.

Imbue is a curly girl friendly vegan haircare brand dedicated to curls and coils. All of the Imbue Curls products are sustainably sourced ingredients like Coconut Oil and Cupuaçu Butter and formulations do not contain oil based silicones, parabens, sulphates, drying alcohols, mineral oils or waxes.

You can purchase Imbue curl direct or from Amazon or Superdrug. these are the curl friendly vegan Imbue products on offer;

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 From Amazon or Superdrug

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! from Superdrug

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 Amazon or Superdrug

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo 379ml

Shea moisture 100% virgin oil shampoo from Superdrug, Boots or Amazon

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.

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Shampoo 384ml

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.
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Friday 21st of May 2021

Fab article and list of products. Thank you. Have you managed to find any eco friendly products with less/no plastic. I’ve been using shampoo bars and very loathe to go back to plastic!!


Thursday 20th of May 2021

Can you really use superdrug lube for scrunching?? What method would you recommend for doing that?

Claire Wilders

Friday 5th of February 2021

Fantastic website and source of information. Which is just what I need to help but daughter but unfortunately your pop up adds just kept popping up everytime I scrolled so I couldn’t see anything.


Sunday 7th of February 2021

Thank you I will look in to it was it a video?


Sunday 27th of September 2020

Such a handy list - exactly what I was looking for - thank you for taking the time to create this :)


Monday 28th of September 2020

Thanks for taking the time to message x

Lou C

Friday 28th of August 2020

Hi there, I'm about to begin my cg journey but I'm not sure where to begin! I've got the garnier hair food 3 in 1 banana and the coconut one. Is the Palmers coconut shampoo cgm friendly and also is the body shop banana cgm friendly? I've tried the cantu curl activator cream but I don't like it. Where do I begin? I've got really fine hair that's lost its curl. I would usually be a 3a xx


Monday 28th of September 2020

Hi sorry for the late reply. The palmers contains sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate which is considered ok for clarifying intermittently but considered cgm. However I do shampoo occasionally. It sounds like the products are too heavy for you. Some hair types especially fine do not do well with coconut. Do a clarifying treatment with apple cider vinegar or a coconut free shampoo. Maybe try something lightweight like a mousse to style and deep condition with the banana or the aloe vera conditioner. x

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