Knot Today, Curl Keeper and Re:Coil


I have just bought the above products. I have 2b/2c hair but my hair is not very thick. Would it be too heavy if it used Knot Today as a leave in conditioner followed by Curl Keeper and Re:Coil?

Also, if my hair is quite crunchy after applying Curl Keeper (although it could be the Re:Coil - not sure) does that mean I should be using less?

How much Re:Coil should be used for best results?

Thanks :)


  • CimbomCimbom Posts: 9Registered Users
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I've never used any of these products, but this thread might help with your re:coil question

    And here's a recent one on CK
    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
  • wendi.wendywendi.wendy Posts: 174Registered Users
    My hair is pretty thick -- 3a -- but fine, and I've done the combo of Knot Today, Curl Keeper and ReCoil with no issues.

    I tend to use ReCoil more in the winter months (right now it is a staple for me!) and I actually get terrific results just using ReCoil and then LA Looks Sport Gel over it -- I ran out of Curl Keeper so I tried it without...and I love it!

    My hair is shorter right now, just grazing my shoulders, and I use about a chickpea-size blob of ReCoil. I put it in my hand, rub my palms together until I get a thick white 'paste', then I slick it over my (dripping wet) hair and rake/comb it in (with a wide-tooth comb). If I'm feeling feisty, I sometimes flip my hair over and add a little more. :)

    After I do this, I flip my hair and scrunch it to get out excess water (this is in the shower) and then I just wrap/turban my hair with a flour sack towel.

    After I'm dried off and dressed, I take off the towel, rake/scrunch in my gel, add clips to my crown and air-dry for about an hour, then diffuse to finish the drying process.

    ReCoil plays very nicely with Knot Today, in my experience. :) It is a lighter leave-in for me -- I usually go a little heavier in the winter -- but it was nearly 70 degrees here in Illinois yesterday so I used Knot Today with my ReCoil/LALSG combo and it was awesome!
    ~ Wendi in IL
    3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
    CG since March 2010
    Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
    Low Poo: Desert Essence
    Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening

    Leave-In: Cure Care, KCKT
    Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

  • CimbomCimbom Posts: 9Registered Users
    I used less product this time and still got a lot of crunch. Do you think it is the Curl Keeper or Re:Coil that would cause this?
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    most likely the re:coil
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I feel like that's alot of product, especially because recoil felt tacky in my hair. But if it's working for you, then go with it!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • amakaenetanyaamakaenetanya Posts: 21Registered Users
    I plan to buy Paul Mitchell Wax Works n Super Sculpt gels to use for straightening my hair. I have been using Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel n Aussie Aussome Volume Gel n MarShall's Sparkly Gel. Right now I use Aussie Aussome Volume Gel on the top n Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel on the bottom layers of my straightened hair

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    Hair Length At Start 10 inches NovemBer 15th 2012
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  • jipszeejipszee Posts: 57Registered Users
    I used to avoid gels because of the crunch. But now I just wait until the gel is dry, then flilp my head over and scrunch my hair to get out the crunch, it makes a huge difference. The curls become all nice and touchable. I use ReCoil, and the loreal ever clear gel.
    Hair: lots of fine 2c/3a
    Length: Mid back
    Shampoo:Shea moisture coconut hibiscus
    Cond:, suave naturals coconut
    Post condition/Leave in: Shea moisture smoothie
    HG:L'oreal evercurl gel. AG: Recoil,
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Cimbom wrote: »
    I used less product this time and still got a lot of crunch. Do you think it is the Curl Keeper or Re:Coil that would cause this?

    Take out one product at a time to see. It could also be the curl keeper because it does have some hold product in it.

    Try curl keeper and kinky curly together; KC and RC together; RC and CK... Process of elimination.
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • Ms.CabernetMs.Cabernet Posts: 137Registered Users
    I rake Curl Keeper in soaking wet hair and then take about a pea size of Re:coil and rub it in my palms as wendi says. I rake it through my hair. Then I diffuse and scrunch the crunch when hair is dry. Excellent results in colder weather...not the same in the summer...