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June 17, 2018
Curly Hair Products in India

Hey you! Struggling to find curly hair products in India that won’t make your naturally dry hair more frizzy and tangled?

In this blog post, I have included products for all textures and for all budgets, starting from pocket-friendly to international brands that are more expensive.

If you’re a college/school curly on a small pocket-money or  just want to save – don’t worry. There are MANY affordable options linked in this post.

Or you can check out this post made specifically for you- Pocket-Friendly Curly Hair Products in India

Now, I always stress this to beginners – techniques matter more than products.

DO NOT get overwhelmed and confused with what products to buy when you’re not clear about the routine. First, understand what hair type you have.

If your hair is very lightly curly or wavy (2B, 2C, 3A) then all you need to start your journey is

  1. One sulphate/clarifying shampoo (to detox your hair)
  2. One sulphate free shampoo (regular use)
  3. One moisturising conditioner and
  4. One mousse or leave in conditioner (mist/spray form)
  5. One gel. (You can also make DIY Flaxseed gel at home)

Wavy hair doesn’t need as many products- You can start with just shampoo, conditioner and gel as well and add a mousse or spray later! Use products with the techniques mentioned in this post- How to Start CG Method on Wavy Hair

If is your hair more curly like mine, then shop for

  1. One sulphate/clarifying shampoo (to detox your hair)
  2. One sulphate free shampoo (regular use)
  3. One moisturising conditioner
  4. One leave-in-conditioner OR curl cream (If your hair is = very thick or very curly like 3B, then get a curl cream)
    if you can’t afford to get either of this, just use your conditioner once more as a DIY Leave-In-Conditioner. To make this, take a spray bottle, fill it with your conditioner and water. Quantity of water to be adjusted acc to your hair type. Lighter curls need more water, thicker curls need more product.)
  5. One gel. (You can also make DIY Flaxseed gel at home)

Buy the above products in your budget and follow the techniques mentioned in this post- Tips for Curly Hair

If you have done Keratin treatment, smoothening, cysteine or straightening, please note that techniques and products won’t give you great results since your hair is chemically changed. Please read this post to learn what to do next – How to Get Your Curls Back From Chemical Straightening

Planning to shop these products from Amazon? Take the short cut and browse my Amazon Shop- The Curious Jalebi


Some of the links below are amazon affiliate links. What that means is that if you buy through that link, I will receive a small portion of any sales at no additional cost to you. The money I earn helps to keep my blog running, afford new products to try and fund coffee money! If you’d like to support me, I’d love it if you used my link. Otherwise, no hard feelings. 🙂

Also, products that suit me might not suit you. Everyone’s hair is different so remember to try, experiment and find the ones that suit you the best. Build a routine slowly. Lastly, the prices written against each product were noted at the time of writing the post (June, 2018) and can change over time.

Curly Hair Products in India

A shampoo is not the most important hair product for wavy-curly hair- that’s the conditioner’s job. But a good shampoo won’t be as drying as others.

Clarifying Shampoo

Clarifying shampoos have sulphates but no silicones – this helps you get rid of product build-up and completely cleanse your hair.

It is recommended you do one final wash with a clarifying shampoo before you switch to a shampoo without sulphates. This is the first step of starting your CG Friendly Routine.

Then once a month or once in 2-3 weeks, clarify so that your hair remains shiny and absorbs products better. If you have wavy hair, clarify often!

  1. Pantene Lively Clean Shampoo– (Rs.60)
  2. Yves Rocher Purity Purifying Shampoo – (Rs.550)
  3. OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo – (Rs. 715)
  4. Phy for Men No More ‘Ruff Gentle Anti- Dandruff Shampoo– (Rs. 580)

CG-Friendly Shampoo

These shampoos don’t have harsh, drying sulphates and should be used regularly.

If you’re looking for shampoos that treat Dandruff, read this post- How to Treat Dandruff in Natural Hair

Under Rs.500

  1. Aroma Magic Moisture Boost Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 193)
  2. WOW Coconut Milk No Parabens, Sulphate, Silicone, Salt & Color Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 319)
  3. Mamaearth Happy Heads Hair Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.349)
  4. Morpheme Remedies Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 349)
  5. WOW Apple Cider Vinegar No Sulphate & Parabens Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.399)
    One of the cheaper shampoo options. It can be drying for some people.
  6. WOW Amazon Rainforest Collection – White Clay Shampoo with Rainforest Pataua Oil – CG Friendly (Rs. 399)
  8. Kayos Botanicals Argan Oil Shampoo for Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 399)
  9. The Moms Co. Natural Protein Shampoo– CG Friendly (Rs.429) | Protein
  10. RE’ EQUIL Hair Fall Control Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 450)
  11. RE’ EQUIL Dandruff Control Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 450)
  12. mCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 475)
  13. Satthwa Argan Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.499)

Under Rs.1000

  1. Best Life Argan Nourish Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 549)
  2. Giovanni Organic Shampoo, Smooth as Silk – CG Friendly (Rs.550)
  3. Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.547)
  4. Petal Fresh Pure Anti Frizz Lavender Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.545)
  5. Arata Zero Chemicals Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.575) (Caution – many have told me that they found this too drying for their hair so use it if you have very oily scalp only. Their other hair products are fantastic though).
  6. Curl Up Curl Moisturising Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 575)
    Read my review
  7. Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 590)
    Read my Review
  8. StBotanica Apple Cider Vinegar & Organic Argan Oil Hair Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.599)
  9. Plum Goodness Olive & Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.675)
  10. Plum Goodness Hibiscus & Rosemary Gentle Defence Shampoo– CG Friendly (Rs.675)
  11. Giovanni Organic 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.695)
  12. Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.699)
  13. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture ShampooNOT CG Friendly (Rs.795)
    Read my Review
  14. Fix My Curls Squeaky Cleansing Shampoo For Curly and Wavy Hair– CG Friendly (Rs. 895)
  15. Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo  -CG Friendly (Rs.900)

Rs. 1000 – Rs.2000

  1. Paul Penders Botanical Men’s Best Shower & Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1185)
  2. Curls – Creamy Curl Cleanser
  3. Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1435)
  4. SheaMoisture Organic Coconut & Hibicus Curl & Shine Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1610)
  5. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Shampoo –  CG Friendly (Rs. 1610)
  6. Cantu Sulfate Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1651)
  7. As I Am Naturally – Curl Clarity Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1,742)
  8. Bounce Curl Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1750)
  9. Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash – CG Friendly (Rs. Rs. 1750)
  10. Curls – Green Tea Hair Rinse – CG Friendly (Rs. 1770)
  11. Paul Penders Love in the Layers Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1775)
  12. Curls – Sea Kelp Curl Cleanser – CG Friendly (Rs. 1894)
  13. Shea Moisture – Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1801)
  14. Bounce Curl Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1899)
  15. Shea Moisture – Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1898)
  16. Shea Moisture – Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1924)
  17. Camille Rose Naturals – Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse – CG Friendly (Rs.1948)
  18. Shea Moisture SuperFruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1959)
  19. Shea Moisture – Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Cream Rinse – CG Friendly (Rs.1979)
  20. Shea Moisture – Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo– CG Friendly (Rs.1979)

Above Rs.2000

  1. Innersense – Hydrating Cream Hairbath – CG Friendly (Rs. 2221)
  2. Innersense – Color Awakening Hairbath – CG Friendly (Rs. 2475)

Cowash For Wavy & Curly Hair in India

CG Friendly Cowashes in India

What is cowashing? Co-washing is short for “conditioner-only washing.” It basically cleanses your hair WITHOUT stripping your hair of it’s oils and leaves it softer and more moisturised than a normal shampoo. It’s made like a conditioner but has some gentle cleansing ingredients.

If you need to wash your hair daily or too frequently, co washing is a great option. Lorraine Massey, who discovered CG Method recommends people to use only co-wash and conditioners, no shampoos at all, even if it doesn’t have sulphates.

But I follow modified CG Method because I strongly feel you need to cleanse your scalp well regularly for hygiene and hair growth.

Under Rs.1000

  1. Fix My Curls Evermore Shampoo For Every Day Moisture, Curly and Wavy Hair (Rs. 850)- CG Friendly
    My favourite co-wash. So amazing that its pocket-friendly and made in India!There are no more options for a proper co-wash under Rs.500. Many girls use a conditioner as a co-wash by using their fingertips to scrub the scalp instead but I don’t recommend this. A proper co-wash will have a cleansing ingredient or two to remove dirt even though they are very gentle.

 Above Rs.1000

  1. As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.1500)
  2. Bounce Curl Hydra-Drench Cleansing Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1750)
  3. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser – CG Friendly (Rs.1905)
  4. Camille Rose Naturals – Caramel Co Wash – CG Friendly – (Rs. 1997)
  5. Aveda Be Curly Co-Wash – CG Friendly (Rs.2050)

Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India

Curly Hair Products in India

The BEST thing you can do for your natural hair is to use a conditioner in your routine. Thick, creamy, moisturising conditioners will get soaked up by your dry hair and form a layer of protection from frizz.

Apply conditioner generously after sectioning your hair(make 2-3 sections). Then first with your fingers and then a wide-toothed comb, detangle from bottom going up gently. A very common beginner mistake is to use a small amount – you need LOTS, you need to get slightly scared at the quantity of conditioner you have in your palm!

You can watch just how much conditioner I need for my hair as well as how I apply it in this video.

Under Rs.500

  1. MATRIX Biolage Aloe Hydrating Conditioner – Not CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 157)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol but less than 1% so can be used in a CG Routine)
  2. MATRIX Biolage Smoothproof Camellia Conditioner  – Not CG Friendly (Rs. 157)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol but less than 1% so can be used in a CG Routine)
  3. MATRIX Biolage Colorlast Colour Protecting Conditioner – Not CG Friendly (Rs. 157)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol but less than 1% so can be used in a CG Routine)
  4. Revlon Flex Regular Conditioner Body Building Protein Conditioner Regular– CG Friendly (Rs.234)
  5. Revlon Flex Regular Conditioner Body Building Protein Conditioner Extra Flex– CG Friendly (Rs.234)
  6. Xpel . UK Argan Oil Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.300)
  7. Enliven Natural Fruit Extracts Coconut and Vanilla Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.305)
  8. Enliven Fruit Conditioner, Raspberry & Red Apple – CG Friendly (Rs.305)
  9. Enliven Fruit Conditioner Kiwi & Fig – CG Friendly (Rs.305)
  10. WOW Coconut & Avocado Oil No Parabens & Sulphate Hair Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 349)
  11. WOW Coconut Milk Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 349)
  12. RE’ EQUIL Babassu Anti Frizz and Smoothening Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 350)
  13. RE’ EQUIL Murumuru Damage Repair Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 350)
  14. Dalan D’Olive Volumising Repairing Care Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  15. Dalan D’Olive Volumising Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  16. Dalan D’Olive Colour Protection Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  17. Dalan D’Olive Anti- Dandruff Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  18. SOULTREE Hibiscus and Henna with Nourishing Shikakai Hair Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  19. Yves Rocher Colour Hawthorn Protection & Radiance Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
  20. Best Life Argan Nourish Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 449)
  21. The Moms Co. Natural Protein Conditioner with Argan Oil and Protein – CG Friendly (Rs.429)
  22. Himalayan Organics Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner – Hydrating Hair Treatment Therapy – CG Friendly (Rs. 445)
  23. mCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 475)

Under Rs.1000

  1. Petal Fresh Pure Ultra Shine Aloe & Citrus Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.545)
  2. Petal Fresh Pure Rosemary & Mint Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.545)
  3. Delon Organic Now Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.549)
  4. Bella Vita Organic Keratin Conditioner For Frizzy, Dry and Damaged Hair With Coconut, Argan & Macadamia – CG Friendly (Rs. 549)
  5. Schwarzkopf Supersoft (Silicon Free) Repair & Care Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 590)
  6. Curl Up Curl Hydrating Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 590)
    Read my review here
  7. Schwarzkopf Supersoft ( Silicon Free) Volume Boost Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 569)
  8. Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 599)
  9. Schwarzkopf Supersoft Ultimate Shine Silicone Free Superfruit Conditioner for Dull Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 610)
  10. Giovanni Organic 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.614)
  11. The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.645)
  12. Plum Olive & Macadamia Rich Nourish Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.675)
  13. The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance ConditionerCG Friendly (Rs. 695 )
  14. Vilvah Cream Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 750)
  15. OGX Morocco Argan Oil Conditioner NOT CG Friendly (Rs.725)
    This used to be my favourite back when I was not following a Cg Friendly routine!
  16. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.750) Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol but less than 1% so can be used in a CG Routine) Read My Review
  17. The Body Shop Banana Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.850)
  18. Fix My Curls Mellow Hydrating Deep Conditioner For Curly and Wavy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 850)

Rs.1000 – Rs.2000

  1. Tresemme Perfectly Undone Weightless Silicone-Free Conditioner – Cg Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1299)
  2. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.1396)
  3. Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1500)
  4. Curls – Coconut Curlada Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1683)
  5. Cantu Sulfate Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1561)
  6. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1610)
  7. Paul Penders Love in the Layers Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1775)
  8. SheaMoisture Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Conditioner – Cg Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1896)
  9. Bounce Curl Super Smooth Cream Conditioner – Cg Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.1950)
  10. Shea Moisture – Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1909)
  11. Camille Rose Naturals – Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.1948)
  12. Curls – Coconut Sublime Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1948)
  13. Shea Moisture – Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1948)

Above Rs.2000

  1. Innersense – Hydrating Cream Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.2342)

Deep Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India

Curly Hair Products in India

Think of deep conditioners as very powerful conditioners.

Deep conditioners also penetrate the hair strand deeper than a normal conditioner.

Also, you can use a deep conditioner in place of your conditioner if your hair is very dry and coarse. What I mean is, conditioner and deep conditioner can be interchanged in a routine if you want.

Deep conditioning is recommended once a week if you are suffering from dryness and frizz & to keep curls healthy and defined.

I think this is absolutely ESSENTIAL to our type of hair. You can read my guide on Deep Conditioning Curly Hair – How, When, Why to learn how.

Under Rs.500

  1. Lotus Herbals Soyasmooth Protein Creme Deep Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 189)
  2. Aaranyaa Spa At Home Argan Oil Hair Pack – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 400)
  3. MATRIX By fbb Hydra Creme Intense Ultra Hydra Source Hydrating Masque NOT CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.445)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) which isn’t allowed in CG but it is less than 1% of the whole product, should not be drying and can be used in a CG Routine.
    Read my review 
  4. Matrix Biolage ColorLast Color Protecting Masque – NOT CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.475)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) which isn’t allowed in CG but it is less than 1% of the whole product, should not be drying and can be used in a CG Routine.Find more details in my detailed review!

Under Rs.1000

  1. Mamaearth’s Onion Hair Mask for Hairfall Control with Organic Bamboo Vinegar– CG Friendly (Rs. 527)
  2. Mamaearth Anti Dandruff Tea Tree Hair Mask with Tea Tree and Lemon Oil For Danrduff Control and Itch Treatement – CG Friendly (Rs. 539)
  3. Bella Vita Organic Keratin Hair Mask Spa Cream For Frizzy, Dry & Damaged Hair With Coconut, Mango, Argan & Shea Butter – CG Friendly (Rs. 599)
  4. Mamaearth Argan Hairfall Control Mask – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.589)
  5. mCaffeine Naked Detox Green Tea Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs. 615)
  6. Bella Vita Organic Anti Dandruff Keratin Hair Cream Mask With Argan, Coconut, Lavender & Shea Butter – CG Friendly (Rs. 799)
  7. YVES ROCHER Nutrition Reparation Hair MaskNOT CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.800)
    Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) which isn’t allowed in CG but it is less than 1% of the whole product, should not be drying and can be used in a CG Routine.
  8. Plum Olive & Macadamia Mega Moisturizing Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.895)
  9. The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter – Cg Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.995)
    Read my Review

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Inatur Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Mask – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1100)
  2. Paul Penders Intensive Hair Repair Therapy– CG Friendly (Rs. 1095)
  3. SheaMoisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque – CG Friendly (Rs. 1262 )
  4. The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs. 1545)
  5. The Bodyshop Hair Mask Banana – NOT CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 1599)
    Has IPA less than 1% so can be used in CG.
  6. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque – CG Friendly  | Protein Free (Rs.1764)
  7. Curls – Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.1943)
  8. Rizos Curls – Deep Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1989) | Protein Free

Above Rs.2000

  1. Shea Moisture – Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein Strong Treatment – CG Friendly (Rs. 2141)
  2. Curls – Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 2141)
  3. Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner ~ Mielle Organics – CG Friendly (Rs.2132)
  4. Red Rawkyn Clay Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.2199)
    Read my new review here to see if it lives up to they hype.
  5. Curls – Sea Kelp & Cucumber Hair Mask – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.2431)
  6. Curls – Bamboo Protein Treatment – CG Friendly | (Rs.2513)
  7. Innersense – Hydrating Hair Masque – CG Friendly | (Rs.2604)
  8. Camille Rose Naturals – Algae Renew Deep Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs.2614)
  9. Green Rawkyn – Silkening Protein Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.2614)
  10. Camille Rose Naturals – Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment– CG Friendly (Rs.2614)
  11. Jim + Henry Ten – CG Friendly | Protein Free (Rs. 2899)

Curly Hair Products in India

After you’re done washing your hair, how do you ensure your curls won’t frizz up too much in the next 2-3 days before you have to wash again?

By using a leave in conditioner!

A leave-in is a moisturising product designed to be left in your hair.

You can apply a leave in conditioner and other styling products for curly hair in SO MANY ways! Read this post to find one that will suit YOU: The Ultimate Guide to Styling Wavy & Curly Hair

Leave in Conditioner Spray For Thin, Wavy & Loose Curly Hair

If you have looser curls, wavy hair or fine hair, using a thick, creamy products can make your hair feel weighed down. Instead use a lighter product like sprays & mists that help to detangle and reduce frizz without making them limp.

Rs.500- Rs. 1000

  1. Giovanni Organic Vitapro Fusion Protective Moisture Leave-in Spray (Rs. 590) – CG Friendly
    This is one of my favourite sprays that I also use to refresh my curls every morning. 

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1738)
  2. Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer – CG Friendly (Rs. 1893)

Above Rs.2000

  1. Innersense Organic Beauty Leave in Conditioner Spray – CG Friendly (Rs. 1998)
    Read my review

Mousse for Wavy & Curly Hair in India (Boosting Volume)

Mousse & Light Leave in Conditioners In India

Mousses are airy, foamy styling products that help in boosting volume and giving soft definition. Also helps lift up roots if you suffer from a flat crown. Like the leave in conditioner spray, mousse is great for wavy hair.

Under Rs.1000

  1. Giovanni Organic Natural Mousse Air Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam – CG Friendly (Rs.595)
  2. Oriflame Unisex Hairx Thickness Boost Styling Hair Mousse – CG Friendly (Rs.529)

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair Curl Defining Mousse – CG Friendly (Rs. 1434)
  2. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz Free Curl Mousse – CG Friendly (Rs.1502)
  3. Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse Extra Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 1674)

Leave in Conditioner For Thick, Wavy & Curly Hair

These products below are milkier, creamier but still water based and help hydrate your waves and curls.

Under Rs.1000

  1. Yves Rocher Milky Serum 48Hr Anti-Frizz Smoothing Frizzy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs.624)
  2. Fix My Curls Stay Leave In Cream For Curly and Wavy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 725)
  3. Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Intensely Smooth   – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.843)
    Was one of my favourites before I switched to a CG Routine and it works quite well.
  4. Ashba Botanics Right Ringlets Leave-in Conditioner for Curly/Wavy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 949) Made by India’s first Curly Hair Blogger Asha Barrack! LOVED this leave in conditioner!
  5. Aveda Be Curly Style-Prep – CG Friendly (Rs. 950)

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Paul Penders Leave-in Defrizzing Balm – CG Friendly (Rs. 1095)
  2. Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1147)
    A curly hair line by India’s first curly hair blogger Asha Barrak! Read my review.
  3. Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner CG Friendly (Rs. 1367)
  4. As I am Leave in Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1395)
  5. Garnier Hair Care Whole Blends Replenishing Leave-in Conditioner – NOT CG Friendly (Rs. 1184)
    Has IPA (isopropyl alcohol) but less than 1% of the entire product as it is not in the first 5 ingredients. Shouldn’t be drying!
  6. Paul Penders Herbal Lemon Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1435 )
  7. Sheamoisture Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk – CG Friendly (Rs.1459)
  8. Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion – CG Friendly (Rs. 1474)
  9. Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1782)
  10. Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler – CG Friendly (Rs. 1873)
  11. Blueberry & Coconut Hair Milk – CG Friendly (Rs. 1878)
  12. Flora & Curl Rose & Honey Milk Detangler – CG Friendly (Rs.1900)
  13. Shea Moisture – Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi Action Leave In (Rs. 1956)
  14. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave in Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1996)
  15. Mielle Organics – Pomegranate & Honey Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1991)
  16. Camille Rose Naturals – Coconut Water Leave In Treatment – CG Friendly *(Rs. 1990)

Above Rs.2000

  1. TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 2079)

Curl Cream & Butters For Wavy & Curly Hair

Curl creams are much thicker and richer in consistency and are the most moisturising products.

Since most of them have ingredients called butters, they can be too rich for light waves and curls.

Remember to experiment with quantity with this and other products in your routine- some hair needs a small dollop of curl cream to smooth over, some hair types need a lot!

Curly Hair Products in India

A leave in conditioner is used for hydration and moisture but curl creams are used more for hold and definition! Often in this industry, leave in’s and curl creams are interchanged or mixed – i,e some do both the roles.

Under Rs.500

  1. Ustraa Daily Use Hair Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 199)
  2. BBLUNT High Definition Curl Curl Defining Leave in CreamNOT CG Friendly (Rs.450)
  3. BBLUNT Climate Control Anti Frizz Leave in CreamNOT CG Friendly (Rs. 499)

Under Rs.1000

  1. Arata Hair Cream – CG Friendly (Rs.599) (Use code CURIOUSARATA & get 25% OFF on orders above Rs.999)
    Easily one of my favourite Indian product for curls.
    Read my review
  2. Curl Up Curl Defining Cream – CG friendly (Rs. 690)
    Read my review
  3. Cantu Curl Activator Cream– CG Friendly (Rs. 1566)
    Another favourite of mine. Read my review here

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Jim+Henry Eight – CG Friendly (Rs. 1550)
  2. Curls – Creme Brule Whipped Curl Cream -CG Friendly (Rs. 1626)
  3. Blueberry Bliss Bliss Twist N Shout Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 1878)
  4. Rizos Curls – Curl Defining Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 1997)
  5. Innersense Organic Beauty Quiet Calm Control Curl Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 1998)
    Read my review 

Gels For Wavy & Curly Hair in India

Hair Gels For Curly Hair in India

A gel is usually applied last. It is great for curly hair as long as it does not have any drying alcohols as an ingredient.

Gels forms a hard cast around your curls that keeps your curls super defined for longer and protect it from humidity.

I LOVE using a gel. It keeps my curls happy by increasing the gap between wash days 😛

Under Rs.500

  1. DIY Flaxseed Gel
    So effective and easy to make! Incredibly cheap too. Watch this video to learn how to make it right.
  2. Set Wet Hair Gel Cool Hold – CG Friendly (Rs.75)
  3. Set Wet Hair Gel Vertical Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 80)
  4. Himalaya Men Anti Hairfall Styling Gel, Normal Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 90)
  5. Himalaya Men Anti Hairfall Styling Gel, Strong Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 50)
  6. Himalaya Men Anti Dandruff Styling Gel, Normal Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 90)
  7. Himalaya Men Anti Dandruff Strong Styling Gel, Strong Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 65)
  8. Himalaya Men Daily Nourish Styling Gel, Normal Hold – CG friendly (Rs. 90)
  9. Himalaya Men Daily Nourish Styling Gel, Strong Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 90)
  10. Set Wet Hair Gel Ultimate Hold – CG Friendly (Rs.180)
  11. Enliven De Cheveux Ultimate Hair Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.199)
  12. Makhai Naturals Multipurpose Aloe Vera Gel for Face , Hair and Skin – CG Friendly (Rs. 210)
  13. Kayos Botanicals Pure Flaxseed Hair Gel for Curly Hair with Flaxseed, Castor Oil & Vitamin E – CG Friendly (Rs. 499)
  14. Enliven Hair Gel Wet – CG Friendly (Rs. 299)
  15. Schwarzkopf Taft All Weather Looks Marathon Power Gel, Long Lasting Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 350)
  16. Schwarzkopf Taft Hair Gel Super Glue – CG Friendly (Rs. 385)
  17. Enliven Hair Gel, Ultimate – CG Friendly (Rs. 399)
  18. Enliven Active Care Hair Gel, Extreme – CG Friendly (Rs. 399)
  19. BBLUNT Gel Oh! Natural Hold Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 468)
  20. Enliven Hair Gel Olive – CG Friendly (Rs.500)

Under Rs.1000

  1. Giovanni Organic LA Natural Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.595)
  2. L’Oreal Homme Strong Hold Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 575)
  3. Arata Hair Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.599) or Buy Here (Use Code CURIOUSARATA at & get 25% OFF on orders above Rs.999)
    Love this gel, along with its cream. The gel is similar to DIY Flaxseed Gel.
    Read my review
  4. The Bodyshop Wheatgrass Fixing Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 675)
  5. Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.679)
  6. Fix My Curls Glaze Defining Hair Gel For Curly and Wavy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 775)

Rs.1000- Rs.2000

  1. Ashba Botanics Right Ringlets Curl Defining Gel for Curly/Wavy Hair – CG Friendly (Rs. 1049) – India’s first curly hair brand! Loved the results with this! Read my Review
  2. Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1053)
  3. Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1077)
  4. As I Am Smoothing Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1197)
  5. Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1163)
  6. Curls – Goddess Curls Botancial Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1626)
  7. La Looks L.A. Looks Sport Xtreme Hold Gel, Hold Level 10+ – CG Friendly (Rs. 1728)
  8. Giovanni 2chic Brazilian Keratin and Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Soft Hold Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1503)
  9. Aunt Jackies Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1842)

Above Rs.2000

  1. Bounce Curl Light Creme Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 2199)
    SO lightweight and smells AMAZING! See how it works on my hair in this post.
  2. Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly – CG Friendly (Rs. 2083)
  3. Mielle Organics – Honey & Ginger Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 2043)
  4. Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker – CG Friendly (Rs. 2768)
  5. Innersense – I Create Hold Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1198)
    Unlike any other gel I’ve tried. Read my review in this post!

Curl Enhancers – Cocktails, Custards & Mixes

These are a mix of products that don’t fall in any of the above categories. The ones below are amazing for wavy hair since its more gel like but still provides moisture.

  1. Kinky Curly Original Curling Custard (KCCC) – CG Friendly (Rs. 2454)
  2. Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Curling Custard – CG Friendly (Rs. 1454)
  3. CURL KEEPER ORIGINAL – CG Friendly (Rs. 1799)
  4. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle – CG Friendly (Rs. 1969)

Oils For Wavy & Curly Hair in India

Oils For Curly Hair in India

Are you even Indian if you don’t oil your hair? 😝

Curly hair THRIVES when you use oils properly. By properly I mean, don’t Champi (drench hair in oil overnight) every time you wash your hair.

Instead do that only once a month and other days, be light-handed with the oil and concentrate on massaging your scalp with it, coating the length lightly and focusing more on the ends! Otherwise, you’ll shampoo more vigorously to remove the oil thereby making hair dryer!

You can use essential oils too but remember to mix it with a carrier oil and test it on a small skin patch before you apply on your scalp.

  1. Indulekha Hair Oil (Rs. 405) I love their applicator handle too! So easy to apply on the scalp.
  2. Castor Oil, Sesame Oil and Black Seed Oil is great for hair growth.
  3. Tea Tree & Rosemary essential oil is great for dandruff prone scalp.
  4. Coconut oil is the only oil that penetrates the hair the most. You can be sensitive to coconut however so remember to check that on your hair.
  5. Jojoba Oil is the only oil that comes close to matching our body’s oil production. It is wonderful for hair.
  6. Argan Oil is one of the lightest oils that is great in reducing frizz and protecting your hair from environmental damages.
  7. Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Rs. 1035)
  8. Righteous Roots Rx Hair Oil (Rs.1800) – So good! A heavenly mix of oils with a good consistency and a fragrance that clears your head. Read my full review here on why I love it so much.
  9. Tropic Isle Strong Roots Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil (Rs.1750)


Curly Hair Products in India

Beyond the usual, there are other products you will love having in your arsenal! These include caps to protect your curls at night, spray bottles to refresh your hair on days you don’t wash them and detangling/styling brushes that will give you super defined curls without breaking your hair!

  1. Shampoo Brush – (Rs. 223)
    Great for massaging your scalp, increasing rate of hair growth & brilliant to cleanse your scalp when you’re co-washing!
  2. Satin Hair Cap – (Rs. 499)
    Put this hair cap on before you sleep to protect your curls. Watch this video to learn how to use this
  3. Denman Medium Hair Styling Brush– (Rs.895)
    Ah! My holy grail! It gives me incredibly defined curly hair. Read up up more in my review.
  4. Cholesterol Condition Cap – (Rs.799)
    This is used to increase heat while deep conditioning.
  5. Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Brush (Rs.1139)
  6. Curl Keeper Flexi Brush (Rs. 1564)
    The best hair brush ever! My personal fav.

Diffusers For Curly Hair in India

A diffuser is an attachment to you hair dryer that speeds up the drying process. It works by distributing the air flow uniformly so it doesn’t damage natural hair like a normal hair dryer. It also helps lift up roots. Watch my video tutorial on How to Diffuse Curly Hair Without Getting Frizz!

  1. Segolike Universal Collapsible Silicone Hair Dryer Blower Diffuser – (Rs.680)
    Fits with Chaoba 2800 Hair Dryer
  2. The Curly Co Collapsible Diffuser  – (Rs.2112) (Fits with Croma Diffuser)
  3. Agaro-HD-1150-Turbo Pro Hair Dryer with Diffuser – (Rs. 1279)
  4. Wahl 5439-024 Hair Dryer With Diffuser (Rs.1999)
  5. Braun Satin Hair 3 HD385 Power Perfection Dryer With Diffuser – (Rs. 4013)

I do hope this list of curly hair products in India helps refine your search. If you have tried a product you think NEEDS to be included here because it’s THAT awesome, comment below and let me know!

And remember, products do only so much. Technique is as important so don’t leave without reading more posts on curly hair care here or watching my videos.

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  • Reply
    January 4, 2021 at 2:56 pm


    Post hair wash, is a gel necessary or is a leave-in conditioner sufficient?

    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      It absolutely depends on your hair type- I do think start with a gel, apply that after conditioning hair really well. If you still think hair needs more moisture, add a leave in conditioner as well.

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    December 9, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    This was really helpful. Thanks❤️

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 2, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Yay I’m glad ❤️

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    November 4, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you for this list! I checked the petal fresh conditioner ingredients and they have thyme, marshmallow etc, which have proteins. So is it really a protein free conditioner?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 4, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      See, for a product to act protein heavy, the ingredient should ideally be hydrolysed. The same reason why egg actually doesn’t behave like a protein treatment because its molecules are too big and cannot penetrate the hair strand.

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    October 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hey Pallavi! This list has really been the go to guide for me for my CG journey start. Thanks for cataloging this so well, especially mentioning protein and protein-free…such a Godsend!!! Recently I went for St.Botanica’s Biotin&Collagen Shampoo-it gave me an amazing silky feeling,but its not on ur list 🙁 is it CG approved?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 4, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      I just checked the ingredients, seems so, will add it to the list, thank you! And yay glad you liked it!

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    October 24, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I’m yet to begin my CG Journey. I’ve been following alot of bloggers on Insta & reading a lot on CGM . However, its overwhelming to understand all the products & their use. My Hair is 3A, High elasticity and low porosity…have been loosing a lot of hair lately. No wonder I’m keen to start my CGM asap! Every other thing I found on your website….recommendations within budget…a BIG Thank you. However, I still have 3 questions:
    1) what do you mean by “Slip”?
    2) as a beginner, what would be your suggestion for a Co-wash product (considering my Hair type above)?
    3) Also, I was earlier using “Moroccanoil Treatment Oil ” serum ( …lately, I came to know it has Silicone and so what could be an alternate to this as per CGM?

    I look forward to hearing from you…Pls do respond! any suggestions are welcome…

    Shally V

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 28, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Shally,
      1. Slip is in regards to conditioner or detangling products, how much it makes your hair strands slip and slide against each other, thereby reducing tangles and knots. This helps to get good clumps without breakage. Some conditioners do this better than others.

      2.For co-wash, see this list-

      3. So there are no serums in CG- as a concept, serums don’t do much to our hair. What you need is a leave in conditioner or a curl cream (if your hair is more curly than wavy) and a gel. Maybe a little oil just to seal the ends.

      All the best!

  • Reply
    August 28, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Pallavi,

    Could you please give some advice for low porosity hair? I have highly low porous wavy hair. None of the products adviced for curly hair works for me, Giovanni, arata, vilvah, biolage, enliven are some of the names I have tried. Recently bought vilvah goat milk shampoo and cream conditioner and it was a big disappointed. I don’t see many products in Indian market for low porosity hair.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 5, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      I think you may be looking at it the wrong way- enliven is light, giovanni styling products are very light too -what is your hair type? Can you share a hair picture on mail or on my FB Group Ask Jalebi so we can figure this out? 🙂

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    July 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Hey. Are hair masks and deep conditioners the same? Can they be used the same way since they are in the same list above? I heard hair masks are not supposed to be put in post conditioner and shampoo.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      August 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Yes they are the same. They’re supposed to be used pre or post shampooing inplace of a conditioner. They are basically more stronger conditioners.

  • Reply
    July 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Hey, the set wet gels contain parabens – both blue and green ones. I don’t know if they changed the formula or if it always had it

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      August 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Parabens isn’t considered in the CG philosophy. Also further studies have shown that other studies are inconclusive – it’s more of a personal decision to use products with this. Just look it up if you’d like 🙂

  • Reply
    July 16, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Hey pallavi, i liked ur articles in curly hair.. i have curly hair too..can u tell me wheteher to use syoss products or not..or wow products?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      July 24, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I can’t decide like that..don’t know about syoss.. try to first understand your hair type and technique and then buy products. 🙂

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    Premikaa Pitcheshwar
    June 28, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Hey Pallavi! Firstly, this is such a great post that has simplified things for us curlies. Thank you. 🙂

    Now, to my issue. I have 2c/3a type of curls. I started painting my curls as late as in 2018. Noticed that curls were bouncy and soft until I used the Loreal Smooth Intense Conditioner. But I think the product isn’t manufactured anymore. After that, I have tried various combinations, but nothing gives the same results as the former.

    Since you are very experienced and seem up to date with the products, I request you to please update this list for 2020. It would be of great help to me and other fellow curlies. Thanks!

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    June 7, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I guess there are less men in this blog, but i wanted to ask a few things and hope you could give their solutions.
    1) I have greasy hair, thin hair and 3A hair, and i have to shampoo my hair every alternate day, is there a solution to these greasy hair?
    2) I wanted to thicken my hair, how do i do that?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      June 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm

      You could try an oil removing shampoo like Pantene lively clean, though it does make the rest of the hair dry too so be generous with your conditioner next.
      Alternatively if you want to avoid shampooing, try dry shampoo!
      Thickening hair, for men, is often related to genetics – there are some doc based prescribed scalp lotions you could try but by yourself- do oil scalp massages once or twice a week, eat lots of greens and proteins

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    shreya ramakrishnan
    May 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Hi! Thank you for this comprehensive and informative blog. I’m beginning to follow all your advice. I have a basic ques- is it ok to use one brand as shampoo and another as conditioner and another as leave in or is it best if all the products like conditioner and cream are from the same range? Can I use the curl up conditioner and the arata cream and mamaearth deep conditioner together?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 31, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      Absolutely! So glad you liked the blog!

  • Reply
    May 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Pallavi, I follow a weekly routine of oiling and shampoo. I use a mild shampoo with Loreal conditioner. Off late I am having lot of hairfall, and I feel my hair is thinning, it’s kind of scary now.
    If I were to switch to any of the products from the list above, can you suggest me a a shampoo, conditioner, Co-wash, and leave-in conditioner (in case it’s needed) along with anything else. (I would prefer to start purchasing from the below 500 category). Is there anything else I should follow to reduce hairfall? Your post was very helpful. Thanks in advance!

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    Nikita Choudhary
    May 6, 2020 at 9:20 am

    I just wanted to ask if it’s necessary to use the products from the same brand?
    After following the CG method, my hair seems to loose it’s curls around the crown on the 2nd and 3rd day. What kind of after shower products should I use?
    I have 3A hair and I live in Pune. You have been extremely useful in helping me go natural and learn to love my curls better! Thank you so much!
    Do you know any salons for curly hair cuts in Pune?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      June 1, 2020 at 12:01 am

      Nope you can def mix and match. Its normal for wavy loose curls to get limp in a few days. When its not springing back into shape even after refreshing, simply means its time to wash again!
      I’m so glad the blog helped!
      And yes for pune- try connecting with Honest Liz, she runs a curly hair special salon

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    May 3, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    Have you got any idea if the yves rocher low poo shampoo is cg friendly?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 5, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      nope, it has IPA which is drying slightly. But since its a rinse out product it shouldn’t harm the hair as such

  • Reply
    March 19, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Hi Pallavi,

    Firstly thankyou for such a great blog! It makes it so easy for all of us around the world to lookup on the care we should be taking for our hair types.

    I am looking for help in selecting a shampoo , conditioner ,leave in , curl cream and gel for hair 3A type. I thought more protein helps my hair lock the moisture since it is getting dry and frizzy in 5 minutes after hair wash.

    1. Is Giovanni Creamy Avocado & Olive Oil Shampoo & Conditioner good one ?

    2. I tried the Shea Moisture COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL ENHANCING SMOOTHIE but it makes my hair more dry and frizzy. Please suggest a leave in and curl cream please.

    3. What about hair serums? Any good ones that can be used and please advise when to apply.

    Thankyou in advance for the answers

    You are doing a great job here. Kudos !!

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 5, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Hey Akhila, I can’t recommend anything without looking at your hair, since texture decides quite a bit. Would recommend you post a pic on Ask Jalebi my fb group and ill direct you there. Or email me at pallavijuneja92(at)

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    February 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Been using Devacurl products forever but always looking for a dupe since their products cost $$$. Yesterday, I decided to change up my routine and use the set wet vertical hold hair gel. My hair looked AMAZING and I just felt like a goddess. Thanks so much for recommending 🙂

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      February 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      I’m so glad!

  • Reply
    Neha Joshi
    January 19, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Hi Pallavi,
    First of all Thank you for a wonderful post..

    I have 2b/2c fine thin wavy hair, even normal conditioner weighs down my hair and so not using any leave in. Probably having webbing of hair due to same and having hard time detangling. Didn’t had this webbing issue for first 6 months when I started CG

    Pls suggest me good curl cream/enhancer/Mousse or smoothie for styling and to get volume.. and what to change from below products according to my issues and hair type.

    products I use currently
    1 mixer of EVCO and JBCO – pantene lively clean
    2.Righteous Rx oil- Giovanni smooth as silk shampoo (seems drying for my hair, Inataur was better)
    3. As I am coconut co wash
    4. Enliven/ Requill
    5. Cantu curl activator cream
    6. Sometimes Giovanni la strong hold gel (makes my hair limp on next day)/flaxseed gel( works well but don’t have handy each time)
    7. Matrix purple DC, once 10 days.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      February 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Hey Neha! Switch back to inatur if you like that better. For conditioner try Enliven, it isn’t too heavy. To style, try giovanni mousse or giovanni leave in treatment which is watery not creamy. Another name is curl keeper original. Another would be Innersense Leave in Conditioner spray- these won’t weigh hair down. For gel, a watery one like DIY Flaxseed gel could work better.
      See posts in this category as well-

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    Hetal Patel
    January 12, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Pallavi, I have tried Arata, Babbasu and Shea moisture coconut and hibiscus conditioners…none of then are giving good slip, I need more thick and creamy one. Can you suggest please.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 13, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Try Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Masque! Very slippery. Even reequil is good but quantity is less.

      • Hetal Patel
        January 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

        Can I use mask as conditioner Everytime I wash my hair? And how do I care for my hair when I will join swimming for a month or two? I am also coloring my hair regularly to cover my greys.

  • Reply
    December 2, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Hi. Can you suggest some options for hair colour? I have a lot of gray which is visible. I used to use loreal but now that I’m in the CG routine..I don’t want to use it anymore. Read about henna and indigo.. but I have used henna in the past n it tends to dry out my hair making it even more frizzy. Even if I put oil doesn’t help. So can you suggest some options. Thanks

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 13, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Rupa, some curly peeps use henna but I have read that there are some times it makes the hair less curly. Would suggest you go for any ammonia free hair colour and then take extra care of your hair by deep conditioning it regularly since coloured hair gets dryer faster!

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    Amarpreet Bakshi
    November 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Are the gels from set wet and Himalaya really CG friendly? I know you mentioned it in the list but I’m still apprehensive. Actually they are really cheap as compared to other curly hair products.
    What i want to ask is will they not cause any build-up or harm my hair in any way?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      December 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      The one’s I’ve linked do not have drying alcohols and silicones and can be used. Cheaper doesn’t always mean worse – a lot of marketing also plays its part. I personally find better results with more expensive gels like Arata (500ish) and others but so many like Himalaya as well! U=If you’re apprehensive, start with DIY Flaxseed Gel (check YouTube) its fantastic and affordable and natural

  • Reply
    November 24, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you so much for this list! I’ve been really confused about how to go about caring for my hair better and your blog hits the nail on the head.

  • Reply
    Hema Gohil
    November 8, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Hi pallavi.I have come across your blog and it is super helpful for me. Because I have high porosity 2b hair. And off course an oily scalp too. I am using sulfate free shampoos almost past two years now and looking my hair I think I lost all hope. But your blog came in to rescue in exact time. Thanks a lot for the information. Lots of love to you.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      November 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Hi Hema! So glad this post helped you! Love, Pallavi

  • Reply
    Aashaka Gandhi
    November 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Hi…. Super Help this Post has been along with a lot of others.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      November 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Aashaka, glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    jasmine caur
    November 2, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Is Morpheme Remedies Bhringraj, Onion & Black Seed Hair Shampoo and conditioner CG friendly?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      November 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

      I think one of them is but I’ve not heard great reviews by people who have used them. Have not personally tried it. If you’re consfused about ingredients, copy paste them on and it will tell you if its safe or not

  • Reply
    Priya Arun
    October 17, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Hi Pallavi,

    Questions for you:

    1. I’ve heard that Asha Curling Cream and Gel don’t work very well in humid places. Do you think so?

    2. What leave-in and gel do you recommend for places that are very humid (I live in chennai). I have thick. high volume, dry to very dry, low-po hair (2c/3a) and my school-going daughter has not-so thick, med dry, high-po hair (2b/2c s-shape hair).
    I am looking at products that both of us can use.

    3. Any tips/tricks to tone down the volume? I know curlies like volume but mine is too much. (I often say, “can you speak louder? Can’t hear you over the volume of my hair. LOL!)

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      November 13, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Hey Priya!
      1. No, these experiences are not the same for everyone. A good serving of gel usually minimises frizz in humidity. Having glycerine in very humid places can lead to some frizz but you can layer a glycerine free gel on top and some oil to seal, works well.
      2. Try Arata cream and hair gel! I’ve heard great reviews of it in Mumbai and Kerala.
      3. Haha! The key then is to weigh them down by using more cream per section of the hair, combing and then layering the gel. This will give more definition but less volume. Try Eden Curling cream if you can, its rich and heavy.

      • Priya Arun
        November 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

        Wow! This is a wealth of info. Thank you so much, Pallavi.

  • Reply
    Ritu Shah
    October 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Hi, please check out Cocomo Natural Shampoo + Conditioner for Kids. You might like to add it somewhere in the list! Works very well on curly and wavy hair.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 17, 2019 at 11:03 am

      Thank you! I checked the ingredients and it’s CG Friendly. adding it to the list!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    hey !!! Is camille rose naturals coconut water leave in treatment works well on curly hair. Can i know the reason why you did not add this product in leave-in conditioners category

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      September 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      I last edited the post when this was not available in India, now that it is, I’ve added it. Thank you for noticing! 🙂

      • Nands
        October 9, 2019 at 12:16 pm

        Great….. I was searching around for CG products… But couldn’t find affordable products anywhere..fed up..and gave up…. Later again went in search and … Later found ur page… Thank u so much… I am surprised how u found these much products allover and updated us…ur time and effort is helpful.. Love u loads…keep rocking… 😘

      • Pallavi Juneja
        October 17, 2019 at 11:03 am

        Thank you for stopping by! So glad the list helps <3

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