Substitue for KCCC less sweet smell

KrummelnussKrummelnuss Registered Users Posts: 6
Hey Curlies,

I just got my first KCCC and even after using it just a few times I love it.
Just the vanilla and coconut smell is very strong and my boyfriend doesn't like it at all. Or to be more precise: he hates it.
And he always loved my hair and its smell : /

Did someone have the same problem?
Did someone find a supplement?

I have 3a hair, low porosity and normal density.

Thanks for answering,
:notworthy: Stef

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  • violetsviolets Registered Users Posts: 1,689 Curl Neophyte
    I think that is a tough one to find. I have never seen anything that even compares. I would start looking for any product that has marshmallow root in its ingredients.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 1,240 Curl Neophyte
    Try either Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker or Uncle Funkys Daughter Curling Magic. Both have very similar ingredients as KCCC but without the sickeningly sweet smell.
    Upper Michigan Dews
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    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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  • KrummelnussKrummelnuss Registered Users Posts: 6
    Thanks to both of you.

    I can't buy Uncle Funkies in Germany :( bit I found Camille Rose. Does it smell like coconut as that is third on the ingredient list.
    And Sheilacurl, which is the second styler you are using BR?

    And Violets which products with Marshmellow Root would you recommend?

    Thanks again, Stef
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 1,240 Curl Neophyte
    Hey Stef,

    I would say that it has a light, almost fruity smell.
    I top it off with BRHG and I get the most consistent results.
    Have you tried making your own Flaxseed Gel? That can be a similar styler as aloe-based stylers.
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • KrummelnussKrummelnuss Registered Users Posts: 6
    Hey Sheilacurl,

    Thanks again for replying!
    Funny that you tell me just now, an hour ago I tried to make my first flaxseel gel. But I did not try it yet.
    What do you mean by BRHG?

    :) Stef
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 1,240 Curl Neophyte
    Lol, wow, that's too funny!
    BRHG stands for Biosilk Rock Hard Gel. It's a bit pricy but I only need 2 jelly bean-sized drops on my whole head. I apply it right after the CRCM.
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    CurlMaker has a very light (IMO) grapefruit smell.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    Ps. I love CurlMaker. Love it.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    Spiral Solutions Curl Ehancing Jelly on Etsy.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • SpiralHamSpiralHam Registered Users Posts: 477
    If you're already making your own FSG, you could try some or all of the following:

    soak the seeds in water that has been infused with chopped marshmallow root from a natural foods or herb store - this adds that slip that KCCC has (and gives me cystic acne, bleh)

    make FSG in aloe juice/water mixture

    add pectin (the no-sugar needed kind) to your FSG after straining as a thickener

    add agave nectar for hold - I'm trying this one as soon as the dewpoints warm up a bit

    All of these ingredients are found in KCCC! I know that there are some threads around concerning people trying to make their own aloe gels that mimic KCCC; ultimately I think it is hard to replicate. But these are some ideas you could experiment with. LOTS of FSG recipes out there :)
    Smorgasbord of finer, porous 2a-3a; straight underlayer

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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    Try mixing a few drops of jojoba oil with a blob of aloe vera gel (I like Fruit of the Earth, which I think is very close to the AVG I get when I squeeze the gel out of an aloe vera leaf, but I don't know if you can get that in Germany) in your palm. Many years ago I read a comment here on CurlTalk that it was just like KCCC in results. I'd never tried KCCC at the time, and it only came in the big jar at the time, so it was quite expensive. I tried the AVG with jojoba oil, and it worked well, so I then tried KCCC, which I like very well. I wouldn't say that it's the same, but it's pretty close. So sometimes I go back to using the AVG with jojoba because I'm traveling and can't take enough KCCC with me; and that's easier to find and cheaper to buy at my destination, as well as less painful to have to jettison.

    If you like making your own FSG, I would recommend adding a good sized glob of AVG to it, rather than using the thinner preparations. I like that as well, though it's not really an option when traveling.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • KrummelnussKrummelnuss Registered Users Posts: 6
    Wow, thanks so much all of you sweet curlies!
    I just have my first day with FSG (without any additives). And I really really love it. Plus it has no smell and my boyfriend loves my hair again : ).
    I just bought some AVG online and have to wait for it, it's tough to get in Germany.
    I'll try the Curl Maker, when I come to the US next month and find it in a shop.
    And I guess I have to try to sell my KCCC :(.

    Have a great week-end,
    Stef

    :toothy4:

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