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Thought I love Kinky Curly Knot Today, but....

I have used KKKT for a very long time, and I thought that I found the best leave-in conditioner. It seems so super moisturizing when I apply it in the shower. Great slip, great detangler, but for the longest time I have been experiencing frizz and build-up which I wasn't sure was caused by the KKKT, but then I switched my KKKT with the leave in I use to use (which I stopped using because I was getting flakes using it with my AG:recoil) which is Elucence Moisture Benefits conditioner and OMG -- no more frizz. Will have to see how the build-up thing goes, but has anyone experienced this with the KKKT?

It seems super moisturizing, and it detangles all my knots, but maybe not moisturizing enough?
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.

Comments

  • amandamarieamandamarie Posts: 240Registered Users
    I find KCKT to be REALLY good at detangling, but not all that moisturizing. Like, I find that it gives me really good slip, but it doesn't keep the frizz totally at bay and it doesn't make my hair feel as soft and moisturized as some other conditioners, even ones that don't do as well at the detangling part. I've gotten to where mostly I use it as a leave-in to help my products go on smoothly.
    2a/b (really thick but sort of fine with pretty weak waves), medium-to-fine texture, normal porosity (I think). Doesn't seem to like protein.

    Favorite products: Kinky-Curly Knot Today, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk, homemade flaxseed gel.

    Still looking for a cleanser I like. :dontknow:
  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 459Registered Users
    Thanks so much for your response...

    I have been using it for a very long time as a leave-in....

    Then the other day I thought about switching it with my old conditioner that I absolutely love as well (the Elucence) and I saw a 100 percent difference in the amount of frizz that I have been having, so now it is just sitting in the shower, and I am wondering what the heck to do with it.
    3a/3b & fine
    CG since 3/2010
    Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
    Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

    Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

    Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

    Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

    Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

    Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Keep it as a detangler, and just use a different LI!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    I experienced the exact same thing. I use a different LI now, and will sometimes use the KCKT as a refresher for 2nd day hair to help tame any frizz that pops up throughout the day, but I probably will not repurchase once it's gone.

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    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 459Registered Users
    Good to know that it isn't only me.... I am so happy I figured it out though, and I will definitely use it as a detangler and then use a different leave in...

    Thanks guys!
    3a/3b & fine
    CG since 3/2010
    Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
    Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

    Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

    Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

    Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

    Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

    Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    Yep, I had serious issues with it being actually drying, instead of moisturizing.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    It was OK. It was good at detangling, but my hair doesn't really get too tangled. It's definitely more of a detangler than a conditioner. In fact, if you check the ingredients, there are no butters or oils, so I don't see how it can be moisturizing at all. If you use this with Come Clean shampoo, this DOES NOT replenish the lost moisture stripped from that shampoo. KCCC dried my hair out too.

    I'm much happier with DB products :) They make my hair sooooft
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing