Any dupes for KCCC?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
Does anyone know of any gel/styling products that are very similar to Kinky Curly Curling Custard? I've used KCCC for years on and off and I love the results it gives me. But it adds a good 15 mins or longer onto my diffusing time. And I just don't have that time to spare in the am. And leaving w/ damp hair doesn't work for me. Thanks

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  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Registered Users Posts: 312 Curl Connoisseur
    Camille Rose curlmaker is similar--marginally cheaper.

    Kayla

    Youtube - Website
    4b/Density:iii/Strands:Fine, MBL
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • Curls80Curls80 Registered Users Posts: 526 Curl Connoisseur
    Possibly uncle funky's daughter curly magic. It doesn't have pectin, which is the only big difference I can see. Maybe as I am curling jelly, but it has glycerin.
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • MirtikaMirtika Registered Users Posts: 18 Curl Neophyte
    I second Camille Rose Curl Maker. I like it enough that I buy it more often than KKCC nowadays. It's got a pump, too, not like KKCC where you stick your fingers in the pot. I like just pumping. KKCC smells nicer, but CRCM smells good, too.

    MirCurls/Mirtika
    Natural since Nov 2009--change in diet and hair care regimen changed hair profile:
    ~~Used to be very fine/high-porosity/low elasticity/mostly 3b
    ~~Now, medium/med porosity/good elasticity/mostly 3a
    Fave lines: Curl Junkie, Spiral Solutions, AG Curl, Abba Pure
    "Your unique curl pattern is a gift from God."
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Great tip, @Mirtika!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Registered Users Posts: 583 Curl Connoisseur
    I have just started using UFD's Curly Magic. It's alot like KCCC, only it does dry faster. I too really like and appreciate the pump that's on the jar. With snotty formulas, it's wonderful!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Great tip, @Mirtika!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Love your avatar, @BeinDeb!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Registered Users Posts: 583 Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks Gretchen.
  • FishellFishell Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
    As others have stated try the Camile Rose Curl Maker. I find the KCCC works best for my hair so I try to find products similar and CM is so far the closest. So I alternate.  Im still looking for cheaper options because both are pricey. 
  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    Where's the best place to buy Camille Rose Curl Maker?  You have me intrigued, especially since it's got a pump. :)
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Registered Users Posts: 668 Curl Connoisseur
    I think homemade flax seed gel is the cheapest dupe. I use Bianca Renee's recipe from YouTube. It works great with or without a leave-in.

    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
    Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
    Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
    Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • FLsmidgetFLsmidget Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 30 Curl Connoisseur
    I use Renpure Coconut Creme Curling Jelly. Its very snotty in texture and smells amazing. It helps define my curls without weighing them down. It has also helped fight the frizz in FL humidity. Best part is the price, $10 for a 16 oz pump bottle on Amazon.
    2c/3a fine low density hair, trying to let my greys shine through 

    living humid FL

    Clarifying Shampoo: Tresemme Clean & Replenish 2-in1 (about every 3 to 4 weeks)
    Shampoo: Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner bar (once a week)
    Co-Wash: Unicure Skin and Hair Moisturizer (scalp only)
    Conditioner: Unicure Skin and Hair Moisturizer (S2C)
    Deep Conditioner: Emerge Back to Life Hair Mask 
    Protein Conditioner: Unicure Skin and Hair Moisturizer (apply heat for 15 mins)
    Leave In: Unicure Skin and Hair Moisturizer (only use LI during dry winter months)
    Stylers: SGX NYC Curl Power Nourishing Curl Cream, Biotera Alcohol Free Defining Gel, SGX NYC So Whipped Whipped Mousse
    Tools: silicone shampoo scrub brush, wide tooth comb, 3 row comb, Conair T-Shirt Towel, generic Dyson with diffuser

    All are HG products 
  • anajjjanajjj Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 3 Curl Neophyte
    I like Uncle Funky's a lot. I switch between them both now. Camille Rose Naturals that everyone is mentioning is similar but warning: it has coconut oil. If you are extra sensitive to it like me, beware.
    2c/3a fine/medium texture, medium porosity 
    Washington, DC  B)  CG since 2007

    Clarify: Garnier Pure Clean shampoo (old formula)
    Pre-poo: argan oil
    Poo: NYMN curl defining shampoo (pink bottle)
    CW: Giovanni TTTT
    RO: Suave Ocean Breeze, GVP conditioning balm
    DC: Shea Moisture Weightless Coconut Water Masque
    Leave-in: CRN coconut water
    Enhancer: UFD Curly Magic, KCCC, Ecostyler Argan Oil
    Gels: LA Looks Sport, HESMU
    Mousse: Herbal Essences Body Envy
    Refresh: Noodlehead Curl Glaze, SM Dragon's Blood clay

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    anajjj said:
    I like Uncle Funky's a lot. I switch between them both now. Camille Rose Naturals that everyone is mentioning is similar but warning: it has coconut oil. If you are extra sensitive to it like me, beware.
    Thanks for the heads' up about the coconut oil. My hair doesn't like that, either.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • curly_kccurly_kc Registered Users Posts: 72 Curl Novice
    Alaffia Curl Defining Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair has agave nectar and xanthum gum for hold. It has similar ingredients to KCCC and Camille Rose. It's $12 for 8 ounces on their website. I bought mine on sale at Whole Foods for $9.

    Alaffia Curl Defining Gel Ingredients: Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Aqueous Extract, Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) Aqueous Extract, Butyrospermum parkii  (Shea) Butter*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Agave Nectar, Panthenol, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Extract, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic  Acid. *Certified Fair Trade by IMO. 

    Conditioner Wash: V05 Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Conditioner

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo

    Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner: V05 Vanilla-Mint Conditioner

    Gel Styling Product: L.A. Looks Mega Mega Hold

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