Welcome to the Product Finder!
Don’t get me wrong I’m all about the products, but before we even go there can I get a second to preach?
We have this tendency to think we need a lot more than we actually do.
I am a TOTAL nerd and an avid environmentalist. Through my journey, I have really come to believe that the absolute best way to organically incorporate sustainability into your lifestyle is through the consideration of your consumption.
The power of your dollar is real and it is your #1 asset.
In this product finder you won’t just find products that are “safer” or “cleaner or “greener” “cgm friendly”.
What you will find is the best that the market has to offer, and a lot fewer products than you were probably expecting. I like to focus on buying less and when I do I can get the good stuff. All of the products you will see listed on these pages are just that, the best of the best.
You can count on them for:
- Incredible performance and top of the line quality
- Products completely free of all petroleum deprived ingredients
- Supply chain transparency and fair wages from seed to finished product.
- Sustainable practices and packaging materials
- Brands that truly give a damn about you and our planet
I started this product finder because I am asked about the products that I use ALL of the time, and wanted a simple place to share with you the best of the best.
These are the companies that are changing the world!
I’ve looked into every single brand listed in grave detail to learn as much as I can about who they are, what business practices they use, and what they stand for. I’ve taken note of any meaningful certifications they have an created a brand profile for each of them so that you can learn more about them.
Feel free to browse around and learn more about the brands and products we love!
Quiz: Find The Right Curly Products
Find your dream hair products!
Finding the right products for your curls and waves can be more than a struggle. That’s why I created this free quiz. In less than 2 minutes you’ll have a complete list of cleansers, conditioners and styling products that will work perfectly for your hair type!
If you are struggling to find cleaner & safer curly hair products that actually work for your hair type, I definitely encourage you to take this quiz. It’s simple: just answer 6 basic questions about your hair and get customized product recommendations!
This photo of me was taken in May of 2005, at my high school graduation.
Since that time over one third of ALL of the world’s fossil fuel based CO2 emissions have occurred. Over half have occurred since 1990.
In my lifetime we have also consumed over one third of all of the Earth’s natural resource space.
… I think that sort of gives you an idea of how fast we are racing in the wrong direction.
Before I started Consciously Curly I spent 7 years working in manufacturing as an Industrial Engineer, and I saw first hand the real impact of big business and it frightened me.
I realized during that time, that our society had become centrally and totally focused on consumption.
Nothing lasts, everything is disposable, and the true consequences of the system, things like the incredible pollution, emissions, poor living conditions and waste our system creates are completely hidden from our view by being sent over seas.
Once I saw the truth I couldn’t look away.
Let me just run a few numbers by you that really grind my gears:
- The trash we put on the curb each week is only 1.4% of total landfill contribution. The rest comes from manufacturing and other industries.
- We only use 2% of the items we purchase today in 6 months. 98% is garbage by then.
- There are over 100,000 synthetic chemicals used in commerce today and only a handful have ever been tested for health impacts.
I’ve spent the last decade immersed in the truth of what is now known as consumerism.
Consumerism: The social and economic order that encourages the acquisition of goods in ever-increasing amounts.
There is a place for products in our lives, but before you get trigger happy and start buying all the things, be sure to check out our free resources like the Glossary of Styling Strategies to help step into your power, ditch product dependency and focus on the process, first.
Here are some of my new finds and current favorites:
True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub
Meli Glow Mask
Beetroot Lip Stain
My Green Fills
Mind & Body Wash
I Create Lift Foam
Please note many of the links in this product finder are affiliate links, but trust that we will only share products we have tried and vetted from brands we truly love. See our Affiliate Disclosure for more information