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KCKT or BeutiCurls?

I have very dry, wavy and protein sensitive hair. I want a leave-in that is moisturizing to stop breakage. Should I buy Kinky Curly Knot Today, or Curl Junkie BeautiCurls leave in?

Sorry, accidentally spelt "BeautiCurls" wrong :(


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    KCKT is a detangler that some use as a leave in. Personally, I didn't find it moisturizing enough (many don't.)
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,210Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i did not find kckt moisturizing, it was also drying for my hair, too.

    i love cj beauticurls leave in, it's great, easy to use, and also good for layering other products if you want.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Posts: 227Registered Users
    I agree that kckt isn't the most moisturizing. But I just want to prepare you, the scent of beauticurls is very strong and lingering. I bought it recently and like the way it performs but cant stand the smell. But if scents don't bother you it's a good product.

    Remember it's totally ok to use your rinse out as a leave in, especially if your hair is extra thirsty. I often use my conditioning balm as a leave in. Really any good conditioner can be turned in to a leave in, I've found!
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1:
  • tricellotricello Posts: 95Registered Users
    I was eyeing the Beauticurls Leave-In but decided against it because it had so many negative comments on the smell. Smells can be deal breakers for me. I had to stop dating a guy once because of his scent. It wasn't even a "bad" scent like body odor, but for some reason I just could not stand his particular smell.

    I opted for the Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner instead and have been using that as a RO and LI. Even that is not as moisturizing as I'd like though but it smells good to me.
    High Density, High Porosity, Medium Texture, 3B with some kink

    DT: SS DDMT - HG
    Lo-Poo: No Preference
    Co-wash: CJ Smoothing Conditioner
    RO: CJ Strengthening Conditioner - HG
    LI: CK Satin Roots
    Styler: CK Coil Jam
    Other Likes: Castor Oil; CK Twist Whip, MD CSC
    Dislikes: Wheat Protein; Aloe LIs or Stylers

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,210Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i just want to add that i am sensitive to smells, but i do not find this offensive in the least, kind of a 'neutral' smell. smells are different to everyone.
    and i agree that you can use any ro as a leave in.
    the beauticurls works particularly well as it is very moisturizing without being the least bit heavy or greasy, and it works so well with other products if you choose to add a styler. in fact, i've often used it as my styler.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I prefer the CJ beauticurls over the KCKT. I also really like As I Am leave in, which is protein free and available at Sally's. you can also use any RO as a leave in - if it's too heavy, you could dilute it with water.
    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!

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • ErisedMarauderErisedMarauder Posts: 23Registered Users
    Thanks everyone, I will buy the beauticurls. Luckily strong fragrances don't bother me :D
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I wanted to add I think my hair absorbs the Beauticurls more but I suspect it makes me itchy! I liked KCKT as well.
    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

  • NYCgirlNYCgirl Posts: 236Registered Users
    KCKT was an immediate FAIL the very first time I used it. To the point where I immediately gave up on it after the very first use and have never considered revisiting this product.

    My HG staple leave-in is actually the CJ BeautiCurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Conditioner. This stuff leaves my hair so moisturized! I love it and you don't need to use a lot so the bottle lasts a long time. The scent doesn't bother me and I feel like it doesn't linger..... but then I've been using this as my LI for a few years now so I might just be used to the smell and just don't think twice about it.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    • Oils: EVOO,JBCO, Almond Oil
    • Cleanse: SM JBCO Replenishing Shampoo, Jane Carter's Conditioning and Cleansing Co-Wash
    • Pre-poo: Trader Joe's Coconut Oil, Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
    • LI: CRN The Leave-in Collection,
    • DC: LUSH Deep Conditioning Treatment by Miche Beauty, Cantu Deep Treatment Masque
    • PT: CJ Repair Me, Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner
    • Style: CRN Curl Maker, KCCC, WetLine Xtreme Gel, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • ErisedMarauderErisedMarauder Posts: 23Registered Users
    Would BeautiCurls be okay for protein sensitive hair, because it has nettle and horsetail extract?

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