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Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

InaEvaInaEva Posts: 61Registered Users
Am I the only curly girl who hated this product? It made my hair tangled & crunchy.
Mulatto, Long 3B Hair
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  • KinkyRNKinkyRN Posts: 250Registered Users
    I tried it for a second time thinking it was just a phase for my hair or I used it wrong but had the same results DRY undefined hair!!
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    KCCC was definitely a learning experience for me. But I have learned with most gels and jellies, once I apply it to my hair (normally wet) I can't rake it in. I have to smooth it over my hair and then scrunch it in. They all leave my hair tangled until it dries.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
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  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Im no too crazy about it either. It did define my 4a curls nicely but made my hair crunchy. I did put the leave in (Knot) before but my hair was still hard. I may try again buy this time put more the leave in and see if it makes a difference.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I hated it too. It's been too long for me to remember what the problem with it was but I know I gave it a few tries before giving it up as a a bad job.
    3b in South Australia.
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    Hate it, every time I give it another try, it fails me. Also, I totally can't stand the smell, ugh, that sickly sweet aroma is awful to me!!

    I like KCKT, but that's the only product from Kinky Curly that I get good results with.
  • EtTu2EtTu2 Posts: 69Registered Users
    Nope! Although my hair seemed moisturized on the outside but if I were to rise the product off it would be dry and dull. Besides, it took my forever to figure out how to get perfect clumps with that stuff but no matter what, I would still have flakes. Never again
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I could never get consistent results with it and finally gave up on it. I do keep it on hand for my daughter. She gets wonderful results with it. Her hair is wavy (2b) and it works really well.

    I also hated that my hair wouldn't dry with it.


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  • librarygallibrarygal Posts: 6Registered Users
    This didn't work for my 2c hair either. I might revisit it when my hair gets longer.

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  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    Trying it for the first time today......I'll see how it goes.

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    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    ^^Let us know how it turns out for you!
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    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

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  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    It was a bit crunchy....I scrunched it with a little L'oreal eversleek frizz taming creme serum. Here's the result.


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    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    I decided to grab my jar of KCCC 1 more time before gifting it. This time I did a thorough cold water rinse, applied KCNT on soaking wet hair in 6 sections and then KCCC mixed with a little Granier Fructis Pure Clean gel immediately after. I did 7 braids and didn't touch my hair until completely dry and BAM fantabulous hair. The next wash day, the same results!


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  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    Sounds like a lot of work to make that one product work.....but I bet it looked shiny and bouncy. My results are fine but the price is a bit steep.

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    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    I like it but only when it's used a certain way. I need lots of leave in first, and then a small amount of KCCC. If I want more hold, I'll layer it with a curl cream. Too much KCCC=crunch city for me, and I personally hate crunch. Overall it's a nice product if you're willing to make it work but it's too much effort for me when there are definitely better products out there. I'd by it in a pinch though, since it's available at target. It does make my hair very shiny, I'll give it that :)
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    well I did wake up today to gorgeous big shiny hair

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    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    However, i had to pull it back in a ponytail b/c i went to the gym....here's my ponytail that i was loving.


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    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • lovelatinacurlslovelatinacurls Posts: 9Registered Users
    I have a love/hate relationship with KCCC. I feel like the weather had to be PERFECT for me to see great results with this gel. If it was too cold my hair was a yucky mess with tangles and stickiness. When the weather was warm it usually came out pretty nice. For me it dries crunchy, but it could be crunched out. I personally was never a fan of the scent either. I have not re purchased this because it was pretty expensive.... I use ecostyler now because i get better results and its cheaper! Maybe I will return to it someday but fit now I'm still in search for my holy grail product!
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    I think this may be a new fave for me.....although i don't like how it looks the first initial few hours, it turns lovely once dry.

    Sent from my Droid Razr using CurlTalk App
    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    It makes my hair dry if I use it alone, but if I put it over my leave in and sealant ( tressame naturals then coconut oil) its amazing! Once it drys its flat but I scrunch it up and its big and just right. I get like 4 day hair with it. prob more if I tried. Alone I dont like it but on top of those it works good for me
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  • GoldenBlazeGoldenBlaze Posts: 342Registered Users
    I've used it and had no issues with flaking or tangles. I use it with the knot today and I also use a moisturizer and allow those to soak through before I put the custard on my hair. It's not something I use on the regular tho. The Curls Unleashed Curl Creme and Set It Off Jelly works and Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding works better.
  • JenniKSJenniKS Posts: 203Registered Users
    I love it. It's a consistent product for me. I get very little crunch with the product alone, but good definition, very moisturizing and I love the smell :)
    Jenn- 3A
    My weapons of choice: KCCC, BRHG, Jessicurl: GLS, Gelabration, CC, AG: Re:coil, hard gel, mousse gel, shampoo bars, dairy whip, Curl keeper, KCKT, KBB milk, HETT, AVG, Honey

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  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    I am changing my mind. No longer a hater but now lover of this product! There are 2 tricks to make it work:
    1) Apply Kinky Curly Knot Today (leavein) liberally.
    2) Then apply Kinky Curly Custard but noting that a little goes a long way

    If u apply too much, hair becomes too hard/crunchy. I think it is a very concentrated product.

    Not sure if u can use a different leave in. I may try one day. Also, if you want a cheap cheap but excellent (maybe even better) curl definer, try Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator. But use more of that product. Same results as KC but with no crunchiness. Plus u don't really need a leave in

    Kinky Curly and Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator are now my most favorite.
  • beautyjunkie12beautyjunkie12 Posts: 25Registered Users
    I love it!!! If I get a slight amount of crunch I just take a hair pick and lift the hair from my scalp along with a few spritzes of water from a spray bottle. That's where I usually get crunch...on the top of my head. I also make sure I'm not heavy handed with the leave in condition (also by KC) because I notice that if I apply too much then when my hair is dry it has a dull look along my side part.

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  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    rmc2 wrote: »
    Kinky Curly and Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator are now my most favorite.

    Hawaiian Silky works fantastic with KCCC for me as well! Another leave-in that works well for me to use instead of KCKT is As I Am Leave-in Conditioner. I can easily go through a bottle of KCKT in a week. The As I Am is actually more watery than KCKT, but I need way less of it to get through all my hair. It does contain some glycerin, but my hair definitely gets moisture from it.

    The As I Am Jelly is a decent alternative for the KCCC for me, and it's not at crunchy. (It doesn't hold as long, though.)
    3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
    CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
    Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment
  • lag28walag28wa Posts: 34Registered Users
    I had the tangly/crunchy experience at first as well. But after playing with it for a while, if I use it on almost dripping hair and be conservative about the amount I use, it works really well. I ALWAYS have to scrunch out the crunch though. It just isn't one of those products that will ever be non-crunchy for me. I diffuse to about 75% dry and then let it air dry the rest of the way for about 20 minutes, then I scrunch out the crunch and use a setting spray and it looks great! Shiny and clumpy for me!
    Lindsay, a curly Mommy with a curly little man

    Fine texture, fine density, normal to high porosity(?)

    Modified CG since April 2012

    Wash: DevaCurl Low Poo or SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo
    COwash/RO: CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing, CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish, Shea Moisture Restorative
    LI: KCKT
    Style: KCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha, DevaCare Arc AnGEL, Loreal EverStyle Styling Spray
  • GoldenBlazeGoldenBlaze Posts: 342Registered Users
    I believe some people give Kinky Curly a bad rap due to user error. I have cocktailed KCCC with ILoveMyFro Shea butter whip, used Shea Moisture Curl & Style milk under it, used As I Am leave-in under it, used Cantu hair lotion under it, and have used it on 2nd day hair with another product used initially and STILL got GREAT results with none of the "white" hair or "white balls" people have posted about and I have gotten 5 day hair with it When it dries stiff, I just mist my hair with Shea Moisture Hold and Shine mist and it softens up.

    I really believe people have given than product a bad rap it does not deserve. KCCC is a GEL. It supposed to be a firm hold. User error should NOT be the basis of giving a product a bad review. It confuses people who are newly natural and that's not right.

    The only gel I've used that don't hold firm is Eco Styler and its a joke. I may as well use grease and water.
  • SohoSoho Posts: 63Registered Users
    Is a staple, love it! A little goes a long way, apply it to soaking wet hair. Takes practice. I use Wen cleansing conditioner and leave some in. Gel type products takes trial and error. Took awhile for me to get it down.
  • fightingfrizzfightingfrizz Posts: 65Registered Users
    It can be scrunched out with a little Knot Today, not sure if I'd buy KCCC again though
    UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I don’t mind the odd cone - shhh smile.gif CG since August 2012
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    About to wash my hair now and use CJCIAB followed with KCCC. Should be a good hair day. :)

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • reednaturally22reednaturally22 Posts: 49Registered Users
    I love KCCC and nothing else compares. I barely use any on my twist outs and braid outs every week. Soft hair with great hold! Excellent for a person who only styles once a week.
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