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Not CG Approved

Silicones to Avoid

These ingredients are silicones that should be avoided. (More info...)

CG Approved with caution


A humectant absorbs moisture and keeps a moisture balance in the hair and skin. Humectants will search for moisture in your own hair too. Therefore, in areas where it may be hot, but dry, these products may actually do more bad than good. In the right condition, humectants are materials used in products to moisturize dry or damaged hair.

CG Approved with caution

Conditioning Agents

These ingredients are Cationic Surfactants that can be an effective mild cleanser in a conditioner or as film-forming conditioning agents. They are water soluble, but some can build up over time.

CG Approved

Film Forming Humectants

Film forming humectants are excellent moisturizing ingredients that form a film over the hair and will help resist dehydration. These ingredients are safe to use in low dew points. (More info...)

CG Approved

Moisturizing Alcohols

These ingredients are moisturizing alcohols that you want to look for.

CG Approved


Preservatives are added to products to prevent the growth of micro-organisms.

CG Approved

Verified - Okay

These ingredients have been verified as having no affect on curly hair and include ingredients like water, antioxidants, emulsifiers and thickeners

CG Approved with caution

Verified - Caution

These ingredients have been verified as having no affect on curly hair but could be irritating to skin or have other negative effects. Please do more research on these ingredients to see if they will work for your individual needs

Probably OK

Remaining Ingredients

These ingredients are either OK to use, or weren't an exact match for those to avoid.