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Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo

Li-LiLi-Li Posts: 4Registered Users
I ordered this product through Curl Mart and I HATE IT! I am getting ready to transition to natural hair. My last relaxer was 2/23/2010. Today is March 21, 2010, so my hair is still very straight. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo[/buylink] stripped my hair of all moisture. Thank God I'm still straight. If my hair were more natural, it would have been a tight, dry, tangled, matted mess!

Thank goodness I ordered the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment[/buylink] at the same time. I conditioned with it after shampooing with the KCCCMS and it totally smoothed my hair out.

Be careful about ordering through Curl Mart. There is no satisfaction guarantee. I'm stuck with that $12.00 shampoo. The Curl Mart return policy says "ONLY unopened items may be returned within 7 days of receipt."

If your hair is like mine, a better moisturizing shampoo is Elucence Moisturing Shampoo. It has a peach color and thick consistency. It leaves my hair soft, moist, and easy to manipulate.

I doubt that I'll ever use another Kinky-Curly product unless I can try it out first to see if it works. I won't buy another product from Curl Mart unless it has overwhelming positive remarks, and maybe then I won't buy. I need a satisfaction guarantee.

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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Yeah, that's why one has to read tons of reviews and do a forum seach on the product to see what folks say. Several people have posted in the forum in the past about feeling stripped by Come Clean.

    I like it as a clarifying sort of poo, as it really does clear away anything on the hair. I use it rarely, but it is part of my rotation when I need a stronger cleanser.

    Consider the swap board to exchange it for something else.
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  • GorgeousCurlyMeGorgeousCurlyMe Posts: 28Registered Users
    Thanks for posting that. I have ordered my products from the different product sites but considered ordering a few products from curl mart. I definitely check the product reviews though and usually only go with it if it has more positive then negatives as well as 4/5 curls.
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  • Curly_Cajun_FemmeCurly_Cajun_Femme Posts: 342Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    Yeah, that's why one has to read tons of reviews and do a forum seach on the product to see what folks say. Several people have posted in the forum in the past about feeling stripped by Come Clean.

    I like it as a clarifying sort of poo, as it really does clear away anything on the hair. I use it rarely, but it is part of my rotation when I need a stronger cleanser.

    Consider the swap board to exchange it for something else.

    I have found even reading reviews does always work unless the reviewer has very smiliar hair and even then it isnt always 100 per cent...
    I read the reviews about Curl Junkie ALOE FIX and saw several like hair types using CJAF and having great results. When I used CJAF my hair became frizzy and crunchy...

    I have to say that I love the CJCR, its the strawberry on my cheesecake...

    I am trying the Smoothing Gellie and CIAB...

    Samples are the way to go....
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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Yes. It's important to check the FORUM, and not just the Curlmart reviews. Why? The Curlmart reviews usually only have curl type. That's not gonna say much about a product's usefulness. I need to know if the hair is dry, damaged, easily weighed down, porous, nonporous, etc.

    If a person with porous and dry hair, medium or fine,prone to frizz raves about something, I'm prone to try it, particularly if they confess a similar styling aesthetic--I do not like flat hair on top or on sides, even if I have to sacrifice perfect clumps. I'll give up clumps for some volume-- and live in a similar climate. If they are non-porous and live in the desert and have coarse hair, their recommendations won't help me much in subtropical Miami with my porous, dry hair that frizzes up at a moment's notice.

    I think one of the most helpful things people can do is post info in their siggies about hair properties and fave products, because that helps us weed out who and who will not be of use. I think climate may help, too, which I should add to mine, come to think of it.

    Once I locate "hair twins" on the forum, then I try to follow what they post, especially product reviews.

    For me, Curl JunKie and CIAB are great. No crunch at all. I only get some crunch if I add a harder hold gel. But if I use gels by Spiral Solutions or the BB Brulee or just more and more CIAB, no crunch at all. I do use a rinse out and leave-in condish, which helps cut down on crunch with most products. :D
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    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

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    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

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  • TkellieTkellie Posts: 13Registered Users
    I also think that this shampoo does strip all the oils away from your hair. But its not a moisturizing shampoo,It's a clarifying shampoo. If you are starting out with a TWA its okay because your hair is short and easier to manage. But once your hair begins to gain length you start to realize how this shampoo really makes your hair feel. Thats what I noticed when using kcccs. This shampoo is to clear out all your product build up. But I totally agree this stuff makes your hair feel dry,brittle like its going to break off after use. I still have a bottle that I brought last year.
  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    It is a clarifying shampoo. Thats what a lot a shampoos do though, strip the hair of its natural oils. I don't know what your hair type (jfyi: hair type doesn't really matter) is but if its mostly relaxed then don't knock it for your natural texture just because it was horrible on your straight texture. If anything, it may work better. Relaxers break down the hair and make it dryer anyways so you put a clarifying shampoo on top of it and thats basically asking for a disaster.
    Another tip: I find that shampoo-ing the hair is not that necessary. When washing my hair, I tend to focus on the scalp so maybe you should try that the next time you use it.
    Check out the rest of the forum and do some research on a TON of products. Congrats on your recent endeavor in to the natural hair world!
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    I agree with CocoT: it might be that your hair is a bit dry and damaged from the relaxer already, and that might impact your experience with the product. I use the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and have no problems with it, because I have already done my bc. I actually have not experienced any of the drying effects that others mention. Perhaps because:
    1. I do an ayurvedic pre-shampoo oil massage (counteracts drying effects of any shampoo)
    2. I dilute the champoo as it is very concentrated (a little goes a long way with all K-C products)

    I find that using it occasionally really does help the application of the other products.

    Congrats on beginning your natural journey. It is a bit of trial and error to find out what works for your hair - I hope you keep going and you find what works for you!
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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    It isn't the norm to be able to return used Hair Products, Curl mart isn't doing anything unusual. Why not try the swap board someone will buy or swap with you.
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  • Cali ChikCali Chik Posts: 1,494Registered Users
    I'm sorry you had this experience. But like others have said it's a clarifying shampoo. I know some ppl mix olive oil with their shampoo to keep it from being too harsh.

    But this is all trial and error. You live, you learn, You move on to the next product.
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  • FairlyCurlyFairlyCurly Posts: 839Registered Users
    I bought a shampoo (I won't name it to avoid controversy) from CurlMart a few weeks ago that had a HORRIBLE smell and left a nasty, gunky, oily residue on my hair, which took three days to wash out. I couldn't return it to CurlMart and couldn't swap it, so I just poured the nasty stuff out in the backyard. I swear there are now plants, flowers and vegetables growing in the spot that I poured it in. :iconbiggrin:

    Anyway, if I remember correctly [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky-Curly Come Clean[/buylink] Shampoo is available at Whole Foods, so maybe if someone buys it there it can be returned. I don't know. I think BeautyFirst and Ulta take back products that have been used.
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Cali Chik wrote: »
    I'm sorry you had this experience. But like others have said it's a clarifying shampoo. I know some ppl mix olive oil with their shampoo to keep it from being too harsh.

    But this is all trial and error. You live, you learn, You move on to the next product.
    Or, do a pre-poo treatment with oil (olive, grapeseed, jojoba, ayruvedic blend or what have you).
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  • ~Ghost Poster~~Ghost Poster~ Posts: 2,264Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    Yeah, that's why one has to read tons of reviews and do a forum seach on the product to see what folks say. Several people have posted in the forum in the past about feeling stripped by Come Clean.

    I like it as a clarifying sort of poo, as it really does clear away anything on the hair. I use it rarely, but it is part of my rotation when I need a stronger cleanser.

    Consider the swap board to exchange it for something else.

    I have found even reading reviews does always work unless the reviewer has very smiliar hair and even then it isnt always 100 per cent...
    I read the reviews about Curl Junkie products and saw several like hair types using them and liking them. When I used CJ my hair became frizzy and crunchy...

    Samples are the way to go....

    I agree that reviews are only marginally helpful regardless of how similar hair characteristics might be. It's also about expectations, and my hair expectations are probably different from most everyone else with my hair type. Most people with my hair type love products with oils. I HATE the texture of my hair with any amount of oil. In fact, most products that others love don't work for me and my hair...like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] doesn't work for me anymore because it makes my hair spongy, much like oil. KBB is another favorite that is horrible on my hair. I can't imagine anyone wants their hair to feel that way. I like my hair to shine and move. I like some crunch, too.

    I, too, tried [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] shampoo and it was horrible, drying. I didn't realize it was for clarifying.

    Unfortunately there's a great deal of trial and error with curly hair products. I have a house FULL of hair products that I vacillate between loving and hating.
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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    I also hated Come Clean :(, but I bought it a boutique a few towns away from my house. My hair was a matted mess, but I figured cause it wasn't totally natural (my hair) I think I am going to try it on to my all natural neice.

    I did try their Spiral Spritz (bought it at Whole Foods) and really like it except for the lavender. I don't think too many peeps use it so I haven't gotten any feedback :(

    I may still try the Curling Custard, but would like to know how others with finer or looser curls handled it.
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

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    Last Relaxer September 2010

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  • madhuri_dixit_fanmadhuri_dixit_fan Posts: 310Registered Users
    I didn't mind Come Clean because ppl in my household have oily scalp, and top third of our hair is oily. So, I used Come Clean on the scalp and little bit past roots only. It does work like a clarifier. And, I guess that is an issue because the bottle says it's a "moisturizing" shampoo. It didn't strip our hair because we have naturally oily hair.

    We don't use it anymore because I found an oily hair shampoo for much less that does an even better job without drying out our hair and has tea tree oil (I have dreads, so no having scalp itchies is kudos).

    I like the Spiral Spritz a lot for frizz control and to layer on the Curling Custard when I use it on my daughters' hair, and I love Spiral Spritz by itself for my son's curls. But, I am not in love with its ho-hum scent.

    My youngest has finer hair and I don't use much Curling Custard on her hair or it will feel extremely coated and stick together like it's pasted. Just small amount on her hair, but not the roots because it decreases her volume way too much.
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  • CurlyCowgirlyCurlyCowgirly Posts: 295Registered Users
    I like KCCC shampoo...been using it since I started going CG (almost a yr now). I don't think it's stripping (and I don't have an oily scalp to begin with). It's pretty much the only shampoo I use and I use it about 5 times a week.

    What works for 1 person might have adverse effects on another. :/
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  • LindaJoyceLindaJoyce Posts: 1Registered Users
    :pWell, I have to say that I have not had the same experiences that others have had with this shampoo.
    In fact, just the opposite. It has stopped the itchy scalp, dry hair-hard to manage feelings. I have the complete system and my hair is soft, shiny, full, clean and full of curls. The system is doing just what it is suppose to do. I am a 3c/4a, fine, but thick hair.
    I do a deep condition one a week with Extra-Virgin Coconut oil mixed with a little lavender/Olive Oil. I have been off of all chemicals for 2 years now. I spent those two years trimming split/dry ends and "healing" my hair and scalp. The only other system I have tried is the Curly Hair Solutions and I get the same results from that system also. I guess you have to keep trying till you find what works. I admit, I am lucky-I found two systems that work.
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Most Kinky Curly products are sold at Whole Foods, and they have a satisfaction guarantee. I also have the Come Clean and it is very cleansing, but that's what it's supposed to do. I only use it when my scalp feels icky; otherwise, I use my shampoo bars. Curlmart sells too many hair products to have satisfaction guarantee, people would be returning stuff left and right, as we are all in search for HG products, not just products that work "okay."
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    ellepixie wrote: »
    Most Kinky Curly products are sold at Whole Foods, and they have a satisfaction guarantee. I also have the Come Clean and it is very cleansing, but that's what it's supposed to do. I only use it when my scalp feels icky; otherwise, I use my shampoo bars. Curlmart sells too many hair products to have satisfaction guarantee, people would be returning stuff left and right, as we are all in search for HG products, not just products that work "okay."
    A lot of stores make that exception now but most places do not accept opened personal care products. People seem to have no sense of personal responsibility any more. There are certain things (or it was the case), that once used, can't be resold and some businesses cannot accept returns on. Businesses are supposed to make money, not help people along on their personal journies. Some things don't agree with everyone - that's the cost of trying new things.
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  • teachermrwteachermrw Posts: 269Registered Users
    I purchased the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink] as part of the Transitioning Cocktail. While it is marked as a moisturizing shampoo, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink] is not in the least. As has been said, it is a clarifying shampoo.

    RE: User Ratings: One has to be careful. Even if one has the same hair type as another, a product that works successfully for one member of that hair type may not work as successfully for another member with the same hair type. Speaking of which, I personally find the marketing of products based on hair type to be somewhat silly, not to mention very confusing. To me, it's like saying that all members of a certain group behave the same.
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  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    @OP: I can totally understand your frustration. The KC shampoo is clearly marketed as moisturizing. If you're a newbie to your natural hair, or an old head who simply doesn't go in much for product and ingredient stalking the product's name would be very misleading.

    Personally, I enjoy the research and product digging so maybe I could have caught something in the ingredients list to tip me off...but if I just wanted to find a moisturizing shampoo without all the extra I'd hope not to be deceived by false advertisement. It's great that KC wants to make a clarifying shampoo, I use one every few weeks. But for goodnesses sake! Don't call it something it's not!