If you’re looking for Curly Girl products but are confused about which ones are right for you, this list will start you on your journey to high gloss, healthy curls, without breaking the bank. All five products are easily available, local, beloved brands that are made for Indian hair, and will change your life and hair forever!
Hair Expert Naina’s Affordable Recommendations For The Curly Girl
Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo
This pH balanced, CG (Curly Girl Method) friendly shampoo gently cleanses your scalp while nourishing your curls. It contains goat milk which is great for a sensitive scalp and helps with itchiness, eczema and psoriasis. It has no sulphates, silicones or drying alcohols, but still lathers a bit, which is a relief for some of us who need a little lather to get us going! It contains jasmine and neroli essential oils, vanilla oil and banana extract and leaves your hair super soft, and leaves you smelling like jasmine all day!
Price: INR 590
Pantene Lively Clean Shampoo
This is the first step when you’re starting your CG routine, and you’ll need to use it every couple of weeks/every month to clarify your hair to remove product build-up and keep your hair and scalp fresh!
Price: INR 120
Re'equil Murumuru Damage Repair Conditioner
Enriched with organic murumuru seed butter, it helps repair damage, hydrates and strengthens. It is CG approved so doesn’t contain sulphates, parabens, silicones or comedogenic ingredients. It’s creamy, has great slip and a mild pleasant fragrance. The hydrolyzed pea protein in it will especially help if you’ve got coloured hair or heat damage.
Price: INR 350
Ashba Botanics Leave-in Conditioner
Curly Girl India’s household name, Asha Barrack, went from starting India’s first curly hair blog (Right Ringlets) in 2014 to rallying all the curlies and wavies together in her Facebook group Indian Curl Pride, to creating two fantastic curl products, one of which is this one-size-fits-all leave in conditioner. It contains all the yummy oils and plant extracts your hair needs to stay hydrated and frizz-free, is lightweight and works well even in humid climates!
Price: INR 1,099
Arata Styling Hair Gel
This plant-based hair gel is made with organic flax seed extracts, and is amazing for a medium-to-strong hold up to twelve hours. It isn’t too heavy but will settle down any frizz and hold your curl. Works for most curl types, is water soluble and rinses out easily. Just make sure that once your hair is dry, you scrunch out the gel cast to make your curls soft and bouncy!
Price: INR 629