Curly Girl Method: Approved haircare products you can buy in the UK

All ingredients checked via Curlsbot Ingredients Analyzer.
100% Curly Girl approved*. Yay!

*doesn’t contain silicones, oils, waxes, harsh sulfates or alcohols that need to be avoided when having curly hair or following the Curly Girl Method. This list is a work-in-progress so do check back from time to time to see if there’s any new products added on. If you have any recommendations that are not on this list, please let me know in the comments. x

£ = cheap as chips
££ = splashing out a little
£££ = going all out
££££ = breaking the bank


As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner £££

Boucleme Curl Cleanser £££

Boucleme Hydrating Cleanser £££

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo £££

Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Shampoo £££

Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash ££££


Boucleme Curl Conditioner £££

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner ££

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Creme Rinse Conditioner £££

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate & Repair conditioner £££

Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner £

Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Conditioner ££

Noughty To The Rescue Moisture Boost Conditioner ££

Australian Native Botanicals Everyday Conditioner £

Faith in Nature Jojoba Conditioner £

Faith in Nature Lavender & Geranium Conditioner £

Evolve Superfood Shine Natural Conditioner £££

Deep Conditioning Treatments / Hair Masks:

ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud ££££

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector ££££

Boucleme Intensive Moisture Treatment £££

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Masque £££

Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Richness Hair Mask Treatment £

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana Hair Mask – nourishing £

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Coconut Hair Mask – smoothing £

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask – repairing £

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Aloe Vera Hair Mask – moisturising £

Noughty To The Rescue Intensive Moisture Treatment ££

Leave-in Conditioners:

As I Am Leave-in Conditioner £££

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler £££

Noughty Thirst Aid Conditioning & Detangling Spray ££

Noughty Intensive Care Leave-in Conditioner ££


Curl Creams

Boucleme Curl Cream £££

Cantu Moisturising Curl Activator Cream ££

Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Taming Cream ££

Soufflés, Whips, Lotions

DevaCurl Wave Maker ££

Styling Products:


Twisted Sister Amazing Dream Curl Gel ££

Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly Vegan Scrunching Jelly ££

Boucleme Curl Defining Gel £££

Boucleme Super Hold Styler £££


AVEDA Phemollient Styling Foam £££

Note: This list is suitable for all wavy 2A, 2B and 2C hair as well as curly and coily hair types (3A – 4C) who are strictly following the Curly Girl Method. Please do check/research which ones work best for your hair type, taking into consideration your hair density and porosity.

There are a lot of products that I love which haven’t made it onto the list because they contained one or two ingredients that Curlsbot doesn’t deem as CG-approved so I’ve not included them. If you’d like to see what my favourites are, you can check them out on my updated wavy 2a hair routine post and scroll to the end.

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