KKKT, CJ Smoothing Lotion or Beauticurls?

JoliePoetiqueJoliePoetique Registered Users Posts: 178
Which is your favorite leave in? Kinky Curly Knot Today, Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion or Beauticurls?

I have KT, and am looking for a luxurious leave in to layer under KCCC or Eco custard.
3c/4a, low porosity
Detangler: Whole leaf AVJ
Shampoo: Kinky Curly Come Clean
Rinse Out Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish Spa or V05 MM
Leave In Conditioner: KCKT, Elucence MB
Deep Conditioner: Add honey and olive oil to any conditioner
Moisturizers: QB Burdock Root or Amla Heavy Oil
Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Custard (eco styler gel + olive oil), Jane Carter Curl Cream :thumright:
Oils: Olive, jojoba, coconut
Butters: NONE! :sign6::puker:

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  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Registered Users Posts: 259
    I've only tried Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion. CJ wins hands down between the two for my hair. I've never paired it with KCCC, but it's one of the few leave-ins that doesn't flake with ECO styler.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Registered Users Posts: 5,091 Curl Novice
    CJ smoothing lotion

    Yeahhhhhboi, Im on my smartphone!!!
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Registered Users Posts: 5,491 Curl Neophyte
    Beauticurls. Less finnicky in the dews vs. SL.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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  • Ogo'mOgo'm Registered Users Posts: 242
    I love the Beauticurls. It doesn't have the slip or hold of the Smoothing Lotion, but it makes my hair very soft and shine in a good way.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    I like Knot Today mixed with some oil. Beauticurls is good too. I use it on my ends primarily. The Smoothing Lotion is good but I can only use in summer when dews are high.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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  • JoliePoetiqueJoliePoetique Registered Users Posts: 178
    Thanks, everyone! I now have to decide between SL and Beauticurls. Maybe I'll get both. Sigh.
    3c/4a, low porosity
    Detangler: Whole leaf AVJ
    Shampoo: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse Out Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish Spa or V05 MM
    Leave In Conditioner: KCKT, Elucence MB
    Deep Conditioner: Add honey and olive oil to any conditioner
    Moisturizers: QB Burdock Root or Amla Heavy Oil
    Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Custard (eco styler gel + olive oil), Jane Carter Curl Cream :thumright:
    Oils: Olive, jojoba, coconut
    Butters: NONE! :sign6::puker:
  • JoliePoetiqueJoliePoetique Registered Users Posts: 178
    I like Knot Today mixed with some oil. Beauticurls is good too. I use it on my ends primarily. The Smoothing Lotion is good but I can only use in summer when dews are high.

    I was going to try the Kimmaytube mix using KT. I don't use it for WNGs, only twists.
    3c/4a, low porosity
    Detangler: Whole leaf AVJ
    Shampoo: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse Out Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish Spa or V05 MM
    Leave In Conditioner: KCKT, Elucence MB
    Deep Conditioner: Add honey and olive oil to any conditioner
    Moisturizers: QB Burdock Root or Amla Heavy Oil
    Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Custard (eco styler gel + olive oil), Jane Carter Curl Cream :thumright:
    Oils: Olive, jojoba, coconut
    Butters: NONE! :sign6::puker:
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Registered Users Posts: 5,491 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, everyone! I now have to decide between SL and Beauticurls. Maybe I'll get both. Sigh.

    Great investment either way
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Registered Users Posts: 301
    I really HATE KT. Does nothing for me, and STIZZANK.

    A good leave in you can get on the ground (Tarjay, CVS) is Taaliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier. I have no idea why it comes with a spray nozzle, because its richer and thicker than that. I took my nozzle off and put on a pump I had from an empty leave in. Repurchased this over and over, never fail. Hair always soft and moisturized even under EcoStyler.

    Love CJ Smoothing lotion, have yet to try Beauticurls...
  • moosegrl_86moosegrl_86 Registered Users Posts: 403
    I'd recommend either, but don't layer the smoothing lotion with KCCC. :angry7: It leaves build up and it does the same with UFDCM. I'm not too fond of beauticurls because it is so lite, but the one time I used it with KCCC I got nice results. I live in a humid climate so my hair really doesn't mind humectants or glycerine in the fall. Winter is a whole other story, though. :albino:
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  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Registered Users Posts: 301
    UFD Curly Magic leaves white stuff for hours when used WITH the UFD leave in Good Hair. Which is why I never use Curly Magic even though I like it.. except for the white issue.
  • LolaKinkzLolaKinkz Registered Users Posts: 1,198
    I'd recommend either, but don't layer the smoothing lotion with KCCC. :angry7: It leaves build up and it does the same with UFDCM. I'm not too fond of beauticurls because it is so lite, but the one time I used it with KCCC I got nice results. I live in a humid climate so my hair really doesn't mind humectants or glycerine in the fall. Winter is a whole other story, though. :albino:
    I love this combo, one of my faves.
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  • CurlyElectraCurlyElectra Registered Users Posts: 1,145 Curl Neophyte
    IMO, both CJ condishes poo all over Knot Today. Beauticurls is better in multiple dews, but if your dew is optimal the Smoothing Lotion is knee buckling.
  • rosewater2rosewater2 Registered Users Posts: 43
    IMO, both CJ condishes poo all over Knot Today. Beauticurls is better in multiple dews, but if your dew is optimal the Smoothing Lotion is knee buckling.

    +1
    Recently cut off 4-6 ins of chemically treated hair.
    My hair is a type 4 with precious little coil definition, and it is off black and almost completely virgin.

    I have been around NC.com off and on since 1999.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    I like Knot Today mixed with some oil. Beauticurls is good too. I use it on my ends primarily. The Smoothing Lotion is good but I can only use in summer when dews are high.

    I was going to try the Kimmaytube mix using KT. I don't use it for WNGs, only twists.


    I don't ujse the AVJ because I find KT smoothing on it's on. With the oils and sometimes glycerin it makes it richer just like the Smoothing Lotion. KT by itself is blah. I'd rather pay less and mix it myself. It only takes a second but that's me.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • JoliePoetiqueJoliePoetique Registered Users Posts: 178
    I like Knot Today mixed with some oil. Beauticurls is good too. I use it on my ends primarily. The Smoothing Lotion is good but I can only use in summer when dews are high.

    I was going to try the Kimmaytube mix using KT. I don't use it for WNGs, only twists.


    I don't ujse the AVJ because I find KT smoothing on it's on. With the oils and sometimes glycerin it makes it richer just like the Smoothing Lotion. KT by itself is blah. I'd rather pay less and mix it myself. It only takes a second but that's me.

    Such great tips, ladies. Yeah, KT works great with KCCC, but I feel like KT is missing something. Love it as the KT mix. With the aveyou coupons, I really wanted to give CJ a try.
    3c/4a, low porosity
    Detangler: Whole leaf AVJ
    Shampoo: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse Out Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish Spa or V05 MM
    Leave In Conditioner: KCKT, Elucence MB
    Deep Conditioner: Add honey and olive oil to any conditioner
    Moisturizers: QB Burdock Root or Amla Heavy Oil
    Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Custard (eco styler gel + olive oil), Jane Carter Curl Cream :thumright:
    Oils: Olive, jojoba, coconut
    Butters: NONE! :sign6::puker:
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    Such great tips, ladies. Yeah, KT works great with KCCC, but I feel like KT is missing something. Love it as the KT mix. With the aveyou coupons, I really wanted to give CJ a try.

    You won't be dissappointed! :D
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • DewMakerDewMaker Registered Users Posts: 156
    LolaKinkz wrote: »
    I'd recommend either, but don't layer the smoothing lotion with KCCC. :angry7: It leaves build up and it does the same with UFDCM. I'm not too fond of beauticurls because it is so lite, but the one time I used it with KCCC I got nice results. I live in a humid climate so my hair really doesn't mind humectants or glycerine in the fall. Winter is a whole other story, though. :albino:
    I love this combo, one of my faves.
    Smoothing lotion and KCCC is one of your favourite combinations?

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