Kinky Curly Curling Custard

4.0

87 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectic, citric acid, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I saw this product on youtube, a lady with curly hair was explaining how she does her hair.
Anyway, when she said this was at target..I decided to get some for my own wavy hair.
This product Is GREAT!!!! I love it!!! It is a gel type consistency...a bit more watery. It smells great--sweet, like vanilla. It definitely helps separate my waves and it keeps my waves and curls defined looking BUT it also isn't crunchy.. I will admit--Sometimes I DO like the crunchy look BUT ONLY BECAUSE it seems like once my hair stops being crunchy, hours later--my hair still looks good. HOWEVER, with this product, it's totally unnecessary....my hair is still soft but it isn't all hard and crunchy.
As for the packaging, I love that's it's in a jar, but only because I can get any and all product out.
I don't like the jar tho because it's not very big (for the price) and because it's awkward. It is kind of high priced--at $17 before tax....but I love how it smells, I love how it leaves my hair, and I love how it's made with many natural ingredients :-)
I do wish it was a bit cheaper... but I ve found something that works well for my super long, wavy hair--so I will keep using it.
I think that if you have wavy or curly hair--you should definitely give this a try :-) it has worked miracles for my frizzy, thick, wavy hair.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Ok so I could go on and on about praising this product, will try to keep it short. For all 20 years of my existence I've NEVER just applied a product and let my hair dry. I would always have to braid it when wet or twist it or just straighten it. Very few days did my 'natural curls' turn out fine without me feeling like a lion. And I mean, the frizz was real. I could see see through layers of flattened curls just raising up as it dried. Always tangled and just a mess. With this I'm seeing curls and definition, it's not tangled anymore. I used to sit in my bath just combing through the knots for like 2 hours every few days. Nightmare. Now whatever crazy thing I do my hair still isn't tangled. Give it a chance! It worked for me the first try but I could see why it wouldn't for others. I believe it's a real gem for curly girls so really I recommend it!
Here's my tips :
- If you apply too much it will make your hair a bit hard. No worries! Sometimes you just need a lot because your hair is like, a lot wild you know? Takes 2 minutes to fix : Just scrunch your hair. Scrunch everywhere. Everything will be back to super soft curls.
- Do it when your hair is really wet. Not soaking wet but it shouldn't be even 10% dry. In doubt just spray and finger scrunch the excess water out!

TOTAL LIFE SAVER.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Was getting so frustrated with my hair. Seemed that anything I used was giving me dry, frizzy hair. No curl definition either. Products that did a decent job were too oily or greasy. Was at Target and thought maybe this white woman needs to go to the ethnic hair section of Target. So glad I did. I saw Kinky Curly Curling Custard and immediately started googling it. Saw a great YouTube video on how to use it properly. The video encouraged users to buy the shampoo, Knot Today conditioner, and the KCCC to get the best results. So about $35 later, I did and I'm so glad I did. It literally transformed my hair after one use.

Here's how I used it. First, I washed with the Kinky Curly shampoo. I noticed there are no sulfates or "cones" (a.k.a. dimethicone and the like) in the shampoo. I thought this should be interested. I have oily scalp and dry hair (long and lots of it), but it lathered pretty well and my hair felt clean even with previous products in it. Rinse. I applied the Knot Today conditioner as a leave in (about the size of a quarter). I applied it all over to wet hair (no towel). I squeezed water out of my hair with my hands. Then I applied in sections (maybe 6 total sections), the KCCC. Maybe the size of a dime or a little more in each section. Combed through and then used a small towel to absorb the excess water. I diffused dried my hair a bit just so I wasn't a dripping watery mess. Then let the rest air-dry. Must admit, it took a while for my hair to dry, but maybe this is the issue. The 'cones' make your curly/wavy hair dry faster, but then there is frizz.

End result with Kinky Curly, soft, well defined waves. My hair was not frizzy. Looked healthy, shiny (without a greasy or oily feel--hate that). Dry hair didn't tangle or look fried at the ends. No itchy scalp. I didn't notice a vanilla scent at all and I'm pretty sensitive to vanilla smells (don't like them).

I'm surprised these products worked for me. I'm a believer now. Maybe there is something to the no sulfate, no 'cones', no protein hype when it comes to curly/wavy hair.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I actually found one of these on clearance at Rite Aid for $1 and liked the ingredients, since I don't like crunchy gels and hairsprays after OD-ing on them in the 1980s.
This product works well for me. I'm basically a white chick with frizzy-wavy-fine hair. It gives my hair nice definition without making the hair feel crispy or dried out. I've applied it both to wet hair to seal in some waves or added it to dry hair for definition or to tame some frizz and flyaways. I've even scooped some out of the tub and mixed it with water for a spray gel.
I'm very happy with this product, and I love the scent. Some have described is heavy with vanilla or like a vanilla cigar, which is probably the best way to describe it. A number of times I've just opened the tub and inhaled, I like it that much. I don't notice the scent lingers, though, like, for example, some Carol's Daughter products, which I also like, but I smell that product all day long.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this gel on my waist length type 3b/3c curls. It has a slimy texture that makes it easy for me to run all the way through my hair and it has a strong hold which is great for the hot humid area I live in. I usually do my hair at night and let it dry then use a spray bottle to spritz water on my hair to break the gel caste in the morning. I like the smell and that it has all natural ingredients. The only thing I don't like it the price but cheaper gels like Ecco styler started to make my hair fall out so I came back to this. You get what you pay for I guess. Also the jar usually lasts me about 6 to 8 months which I like. I recently purchased a jar to take over seas with me while on vacation in order to keep my hair looking good while visiting humid coast lines. Will repurchase again and again. :)


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This product tangles my hair and makes it cement hard. Not a repurchase for me. This is not for my 4c hair. Perhaps it's for type 3 hair.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

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.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

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.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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