Curly Girl Method: CG Approved list of haircare products available in the UK

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

*Approves means it doesn’t contain silicones, oils, waxes, harsh sulfates or alcohols that need to be avoided when following the Curly Girl Method.

Are you finding it hard to look for CGM Approved haircare in the UK? There’s so much more advice online now about where you can go to buy your curly girl products ranging from supermarkets to online stores. Here’s a list of all the products I’ve located which range from cost-effective to costly. I will be going through the list to add on small descriptions of each product soon to make it more helpful for you when searching a product.

Please note, this list is a work-in-progress. I will be doing my best to update it. If you have any Curly Girl Approved product 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:

Aromatherapy Associates Rose Pink Clay Mask for face, hair and body ££££ (NEW)

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 starting out or following the Curly Girl Method. Please also do research which CG Approved products listed above works best for your hair type and take 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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One response to “Curly Girl Method: CG Approved list of haircare products available in the UK”

  1. […] I was so pleasantly surprised that this ESPA pink mud mask is fully CG approved! Before using it, I was curious to see if there were any non-CG approved ingredients in the list and Curlsbot gave me the green light (literally!) so I was very happy about it. The product smells fresh and fab, like a mild citrus scent. It’s currently SOLD OUT on Look Fantastic and ESPA website so if you want to give it a try, you might have a hard time looking for it. But be aware, it’s not a cheap treatment mask – for a list of other hair treatment masks, check out my CG approved products list.  […]

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