Shannon (from Thosegirlsarewild on YouTube) is hilarious! When I got to 4:45 in the video, I laughed out loud, because there are people who assume naturals don’t like their curls. You go, Shannon! I probably would’ve done the same thing. That lady would’ve regretted talking to me.
In this video, as Shannon detailed her curly hair regimen, she mentioned the following products:
If you follow the curly girl method, you won’t want to use this shampoo or the conditioners, because the shampoo contains sulfates, and the conditioners, amodimethicone. (Here is an interesting article about amodimethicone.) If you don’t care about sulfates and amodimethicones, then go for it. The products seem to work for Shannon.
Shampoo ingredients: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Tea Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol, Disterate, Panthenol, Avacado Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ginger Extract, Malvasylvestris Extract, Borage Seed Oil, Cinnmidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Polyqatermium 10, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Phenozyethanol, Fragrance, F,d&c Yellow #6 and #5.
Deep conditioner ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Octamethylcylotetraxiloxane, Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol?), Safflower Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate and C14-18 Perfluoroalkyethyl Thiohydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride and Benzoic Acid and Glycereth – 2 Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance
Leave-in conditioner ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Emulsifying Wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Stearalkonium Chloride, Methylgluceth 20, Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Jojoba Oil, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Primrose Oil, Wheat Amino Acid, Crosilk, Hydrolyzed Collagen (Marine), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19620), FD&C Yellow 5/CI 19620, FD&C YELLOW 6/CI 19630, Fragrance (Parfum)
Deva Curl Set it Free (24-48 moisture lock anti-frizz spray)
Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’abeille), Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ceteareth-20, PVP, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum)
This product contains mineral oil and petrolatum. Both ingredients are known to clog pores. So, don’t use too much.
Ingredients: Deionized water, Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Lanolin, Beeswax, Sobitan Oleater, Sodium Borate, Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Peanut Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Arnica Extract, Cucumber Extract, Ilder Tree Extract, Ivy Extract, Line Tree Extract, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, DNC Red 33, FDNC Yellow 5, and FDNC Blue#1
Paraffinum Liquidum is another word for mineral oil. Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate is derived from palm oil and works as an emulsifier.
Ingredients: Water , Cetearyl Alcohol , Paraffinum Liquidum , Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate , Glycerin , Cetyl Esters , Cetrimonium Chloride , Fragrance , Methylparaben , Sodium Salicylate , Hexyl Cinnamal , Persea Gratissima (Avacado) Oil , Panthenol , Butyrospermum Parkii , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Geraniol , Benzyl Benzoate , Limonene , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract , Citral , Yellow 5 , Red 4 , Red 33 , Blue 1
Even though I would use only one of the products (Deva Curl Set it Free), I enjoyed watching Shannon’s tutorial and felt it would be of benefit to some of the fans of this website. If you also enjoyed the video, please LIKE and share with a friend.