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.
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 )
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 Mask, Argan & Amla Hair Mask, Raspberry & Acai Hair Mask, Coconut & Shea Hair Mask, Indian Jasmine Hair Mask, Greek Fig Hair Mask
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!
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
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.
- Flowerology Bergamot + Lemon Oil Vegan Super Serum
- Boho Beach Jelly Coconut Oil Vegan Scrunching Jelly
- Coily Curls Moisture Moisture Recovery Vegan Conditioner
- Curl Whip Curl Activating Vegan Mousse( contains water soluble silicone)
- Flowerology Orange + Rosemary Vegan Foaming Volume Mousse
- Mermaid Hair Volume Mousse by Umberto Giannini
- Curl Jelly Vegan Scrunching Jelly
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
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!
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
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;
- The Imbue Curl respecting conditioner
- Imbue Curl Empowering creme Gel
- Imbue Curl Inspiring conditioning leave in spray
- Conditioning Imbue Curl Restoring intensive mask protein rich
- Try the Imbue Curl energising hydration serum
- Imbue Curl worshipping shine oil
- Imbue Curl liberating shampoo sulphate free
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
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 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
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
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
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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?
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
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