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Shea Moisture Curling Souffle vs. KCCC

For those of you who've tried both, how do they compare? I kind of want to try the souffle but then I already make my own FSG which I'm thinking is the same thing really and my allegiance to KCCC is unflinching. I love KCCC! I can even use it in dry hair. Is the souffle the same way? I know the reviews are mixed and I am still trying to figure out my hair's tolerance to glycerine.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Comments

  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    id like the answer to this as well. i love the smoothie from shea moisture and i heard that mixing the milk/souffle or the smoothie/souffle or all three is great.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I had a thread on this very topic a while back. I'm on my phone (so its hard to search) but if I can locate it I will link it here.
    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    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
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love KCCC in the winter when the dews are low. It gives me a crunch that scrunches out into defined curls that last. I am currently experimenting with the Souffle. The texture is more chunky. I use a Denman brush after raking it in to distribute it evenly. Then I add a bit more and scrunch it in before plopping.

    While the KCCC has always given me crunch and clumpy curls, the Souffle doesn't. My curls don't clump at all, but I do have curls. My hair feels soft, but a little dry.

    I have tried it with a little leave-in, without a leave-in, with more leave-in and less Souffle. When I used more Souffle (about the same amount as I would've used KCCC) my scalp felt a bit sticky and my hair felt a little gross, but the curls were pretty good.

    Like I said, I'm still experimenting with it. With the high humidity and dews of summer coming, I don't know that the Souffle will work well. Summer curls are always a challenge for me.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

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    Live Simply. Use Soap
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    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Thanks, Jas! :blob4: I had a feeling you'd asked (vaguely remembered with all that souffle, smoothie talk) but I'd forgotten if the thread went anywhere. Now I'm rereading. Well, I'm torn. Souffle has to be used wet it seems. I can use my FSG in wet or dry or damp hair. Hmmm. Maybe I should start a thread comparing the souffle to FSG. . . Which do you prefer Jas? You use both interchangeably right?
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Is the souffle CG?

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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Soufflé all the way :) KCCC is too sticky and leaves my hair hard as a rock. The soufflé separates my curls more and enhances them whereas KCCC stretches them out
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I actually just bought KCCC and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It did give a tiny bit of crunch, but when I SOTC, I got springy, shiny, well defined clumpy curls. The SM curl souffle, made my hair sticky and feel strange- like oily and dry at the same time.
    JulesOnline
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    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    Thanks, Jas! :blob4: I had a feeling you'd asked (vaguely remembered with all that souffle, smoothie talk) but I'd forgotten if the thread went anywhere. Now I'm rereading. Well, I'm torn. Souffle has to be used wet it seems. I can use my FSG in wet or dry or damp hair. Hmmm. Maybe I should start a thread comparing the souffle to FSG. . . Which do you prefer Jas? You use both interchangeably right?


    I know I am not Jas ;-), but I much prefer FSG over the souffle!
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Ive been using souffle for about a week now and I think I really like it. Yes its a little sticky but once it dries my hair looks great. I use very little just dipping my fingers into the container and then raking it through a large section. This stuff is pretty great to me.
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    Yeah, no contest. KCCC all the way. I do not like soufflé much. It makes me hair feel oily and stringy.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Where can I get some FSG?
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Where can I get some FSG?



    Make it darling.
  • TheCurlSeekerTheCurlSeeker Posts: 10Registered Users
    Love the KCCC and cannot seem to get the soufflé to work on my hair. It always turns out sticky no matter how much I use. My hair also does not like glycerin.
    Modified CG - No Sulfates, No Silicones

    Med to coarse, normal to high porosity, normal to high density. Likes protein, hates glycerin. 3A/Corkicelli

    Poos: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO: Yes2Carrots, Mill Creeks Botanicals (Henna & Keratin), AO Honeysuckle Rose, GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI: KC Knot Today (HG!), SM Milk, Y2C
    Stylers: KC Curling Custard (HG!), Goddess Curls Gel
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I prefer FSG over the soufflé... But I hate that I can't travel with FSG and have to keep it refrigerated. Considering buying some Rockin Ringlets so I can not have to worry about all that. (I'll still make my own, too!)

    I do like the soufflé, but I'm finding that in these warmer months my hair doesn't like it as much. It's as though my harder hold products are less effective with it.

    I'm going to break down and try KCCC and maybe RR. Unless someone knows of another FSG product that doesn't need refrigeration!
    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