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I've got curly hair and I've tried the African beauty stores and Monoprix/Franprix to no avail. All I can find is small bottles of conditioner for 6+ Euros. I need to find an outlet or bulk beauty store. Anyone?? Thanks!
 

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O for goodness' sake !
 

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hair conditioner

...clogs up the fosse septique, its greasy, so they dont use it much - but you can get it in the usual upside down bottles, Leclercq does it anyhow.
 

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I've got curly hair and I've tried the African beauty stores and Monoprix/Franprix to no avail. All I can find is small bottles of conditioner for 6+ Euros. I need to find an outlet or bulk beauty store. Anyone?? Thanks!
Most of the big hypermarkets (Carrefour, Auchan, Super- and Hyper-U) have a reasonable selection of conditioners, shampoos and other beauty products. I've seen a number of products for curly hair that might be of interest.

One of the big franchise salons (I think it might be Jean Louis David) has recently been advertising that they are now selling big bottles of their shampoos and conditioners in the "grand surface" stores. They aren't exactly cheap, but they're certainly not as pricey as what they'll try to sell you in the salons.

Other than that, keep trying the parapharmacies. We've got one out here in the boonies that carries lots of imported American products, so you can sometimes find old favorites from back home. Amazon.co.uk carries a reasonable selection of hair care products (amazon.fr carries shampoo but not much in the way of conditioner - called après-shampooing here) or check with some of the online shops, particularly those in the UK. (Like Boots in the UK.)
Cheers,
Bev
 

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Try a quick trip to UK and take in any large stores like Boots (good selection but not the best for price), Superdrug, large supermarkets (all have decent range of toiletries) and discount stores like Bodycare, Wilkinson, Home Bargains and B&M. Because of weak sterling, and plethora of offers (like BOGOF), prices can be well below French levels, and with the advantage that everything will be in English! No import duty or extra VAT to pay, as both countries are in EU. You can try mail order, but because of the bulk and weight, you pay a lot for carriage. If you can take your car on a ferry, you can bring back a bootfull of bargains!
 

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It just dawned on me that, if you're living in Paris, you may not have ready access to the big hypermarkets, which are mostly located on the outskirts or in the banlieue. Hop a bus (I think it is, don't know which one) out to Velizy II, the big shopping center just outside Paris. The Auchan there is a big one and should have a wide selection of standard products, plus a separate little "beauty products" department, sometimes billed as a parapharmacie.

If you can't find something that suits you there, chances are you won't find it in France.
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GMC on boulevard de Strasbourg specialises in large quantity products for African beauties.

Quality products are not likely to be found in large quantities and you'll find American products in large supermarkets ( John Frieda?) such as Auchan and Carrefour (around Paris). Sometimes Monoprix have them too. Rather expensive, more than 6 euros.

I have found the best quality semi-pro products at hairdressers. 10-15 euros but you use less quantity and the product is better: L'Oreal or whatever.
 
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