I fell for the hype. After being natural two years ago and going back to processed hair, I once again decided to take the plunge and hack all of my hair off yet again. Dealing with my natural hair texture did intimidate me horribly in the past. This time around, I decided to take a different approach. A more patient approach ;) Im a type 4 coily and although I have teeny spirals (S shaped curls the size of a crochet needle) I also battle lots and lots of frizz :-( I needed something that would help with the frizz elimination and bring out my coils a bit more. I have used Eco Argan in the past and love the results BUT the protein in it and the hard crunch for days makes for awkward romantic moments with my mister so I wanted something with hold that allows hair to remain soft and does everything Eco does. This product is lovely... BUT you HAVE to know how to use it. Ive read so many mixed reviews, I almost didnt try it. A little goes a long way for my fine, densely packed coils. I use Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner underneath for added moisture and again, this is used in moderation. Diluted in a spray bottle with water and extra dark jamaican black castor oil. I get 4-5 day hair with just spritzing my hair with water in the morning to "wake it up". My honest opinion? KCCC is worth it IF you have the money to invest OR if you dont need to style your hair every single day AND youre in the type 4 category. I used this on my daughter with 3A-3B type hair and it was far too heavy unless you use a dime size and distribute only on the ends. I will only repurchase this once it runs out if I am within my financial means to do so. Otherwise, its back to Eco I go!
Smells amazing- like marshmallow and vanilla. I love that this product really does work well to minimize and maybe prevent frizz. My protective hair styles now last longer without frizzing. I use the kckt as a detangler then use kccc on wet hair and believe it or not, my 4c hair actually forms curls. I wish I had tried this sooner. This will always be in stock in my home for now on.
It's an excellent product but their are other brands out their that are similar for a lot cheaper w/more product. It's like a jelly with conditioner in it, I think. I prefer shea moisture's curling soufflé or As I Am jelly. A jar of this was about $20. It lasts about a month. I like to apply it to my 3a hair on the ends then spray my root area with Shea moisture curl & hold. Keeps my hair frizz free & under control. This product is kind of heavy but rinses out easily. Never gave my sensitive acne prone skin any breakouts. If it was cheaper id buy it again.
I just finished my first container and about to head to target to get my second one. I love this stuff! Yes, there is a cloying vanilla smell but I actually kind of enjoy it.
I have 2b-3a (it's complicated) hair. I have used this product all year with the Knot Today conditioner with fabulous results. It's great during the scorchingly hot, (what feels like) 200% humidity summers and the dry, arid winters where I live. Given that during the winter time I have to diffuse because the idea of walking into 12F with wet hair is a no go, so my hair is not quite as bouncy as during the summer. But it's still beautifully curly, defined, not crunchy, and has a whole lot more body than if I used regular gels or mousse.
I highly recommend this product, but you have to buy it with the Knot Today detangling conditioner. I wasn't a fan of this at first because it seemed like a ploy by the company to get more money as I don't need a detangler... but layering the Knot Today under the custard on wet hair works wonders. For some reason these two products just work really well together. I have tried the custard by itself and got so-so results, probably would be better on a summer day. Yes, it's a lot of money to spend but these products are so potent that it took me a full YEAR to go through both a container of the custard and the Knot Today. So, a lot of money up front but you end up saving from having to buy other crappy products that won't perform nearly as well.
I have 2c/3a curls and this product was great....except for the smell. It smells like vanilla cigars and gave me a migraine every time I tried to use it. (Note: I do not get migraines easily) If they'd come out with a choice of scent like Jessicurl does, I'd absolutely try it again. Until then, it was a costly expense for a product that I ultimately could not use.
I have 3a curls, fine and somewhat porous hair. Getting the right amount of product is tricky with KCCC and I still need 2 other products in addition (my leave-in conditioner and an oil based finisher). I am not completely impressed by this product but I don't hate it either. It does seem to contain a good deal of frizz in the heat and humidity while maintaining curl definition but it doesn't honor my natural curl pattern - it either weighs it down a bit or makes it a little messier. It does end up taking a long time for hair to dry with this product so I use it at night and put my hair into a "pineapple mop top" to sleep in - the result is many dry, smooth curls in the morning but not as much definition as I would like. Overall, its ok - the ingredients are all natural and it has a very nice light smell which I like but I'm not sure the result warrants the price tag.
I use this for my daughter's 3c hair. I like it because it seems to moisturize and not leave her hair as tangled as just gel or mouse does after she washes it.
The best part is that we can stick to the "no-poo" method with this as it doesn't need shampoo to wash out.
Curl definition lasts a good 3 or 4 days as opposed to 1 with gel or mousse. She refreshes it with a spritz of water in the morning.
We haven't noticed drying time being a problem; I put this in around 6pm, when she goes to bed at around 8pm it's not dry yet, but not annoyingly wet either. The next morning she scrunches out any crunchiness, spritz if needed and is left with the most beautifully defined, soft , bouncy curls.
Wish the price was better, of course.
This does not work well for fine hair. I have fine hair and the one time I tried to use it I got zero curl definition. I had that heavy, oily, almost straight hair by the end of the day.
This product is a holy grail. A little goes a very long way! I have to admit it was a bit difficult to use in the beginning but this was due to user error (I am very heavy handed).
I always used the Argan Oil Eco Styler for my gel, but I wanted to try something new. My friend was telling me to try the KCCC, but that price tag scared me! (Like $17 at Target) After I got tired of my same hair routine, I decided to switch it up and try the KCCC...
Best decision I ever made! I would not call this a gel... curling custard is the more appropriate name. I wasn't sure how to use it... the directions say just apply to damp hair. I was scared that my hair would be dry and crunchy the next day, BUT ON THE CONTRARY it was soft and very curly. I used it on my bantu knots and when I took them out my hair felt sooooo supple. It could be because I sealed with JBCO and Sweet Almond oil, but I'm suprised the KCCC maintained so much moisture!!! Either way, my hair feels great and my curls are very very very very happy as I type. I will definitely be purchasing again!
This is probably the 5th time I've used my KCCC. My curls last until the second day. On the third day it tends to frizz so I'll have an update on how third day hair goes with just a touch up spritz of water and sweet almond oil.
**I'm a 3C/4A Kinky Coily Hair Texture... mainly coily =)
-Gives good curl definition
-Great for styling
-Doesn't shrink the hair
-After a few hours or If it was a windy day, my hair would frizz.
-I used this product for about a year and found that towards the last few months the product wasn't really working.
-The product has a slight unpleasant odor but when applied on to the hair it's not really noticeable.
-Takes a long time to dry
Suggested Alternative: Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie & styling milk, although these products do tend to shrink the hair.
Mixture of 3c/4a hair