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Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo

Brand: Kinky-Curly

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This exclusive blend of mandarin orange extract will gently clean your hair and scalp of dulling buildup.

3.5 (136 ratings)
CurlMart
Size: 8 oz.

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Description

Here's your chance to come clean!

This exclusive blend of mandarin orange extract will gently clean your hair and scalp of dulling buildup while sea kelp will help maintain proper moisture balance.

This sulfate-free shampoo is perfect for dry, damaged hair and is gentle enough for everyday use.


 


Ingredients

Purified water, organic mandarin orange fruit, organic marigold flower, organic white willow bark, organic sea kelp, c14-16 olefin, sulfonate and cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut derived), phytic acid, citric acid, sea salt, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance


Ingredient Attribute: Glycerin Free
Organic
Paraben Free
Protein Free
Silicone Free
Sulfate Free
Cruelty Free

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by pilotmstarr (Type 4b) on 11/04/2014

    This product left my hair feeling clean! without being stripped. Its a great clarifier

  • 1

    Posted by JessiiLeighh (Type 3a) on 07/20/2014

    I desperately wanted to love this shampoo. The ingredients are so natural and simple, and it's a brand I trust. However, I found this to be more stripping than any sulfate shampoo I have ever used. As I was rinsing this out, I felt my fingers snag and pull on my hair, even ripping out some strands because of how rough and draggy my cuticle was. It left my scalp drier than ever and left the roots and canopy of my hair frizzy and rough and unbelievably dehydrated. I coated my HG conditioner on my hair, massaged my scalp well and left it on for 20 minutes. It wasn't much help at all. I had some of the worst hair days in years after using this shampoo. Would not recommend.

  • 4

    Posted by onebadscientist (Type 3b) on 07/14/2014

    You know this shampoo scared the hell out of me the first time I used. It stripped everything out of my hair but when I followed with the detangler (WHICH IS UH-MAZING)...it was completely redeemed. I don't use it often though...I co wash most times with the As I Am co wash and use this maybe once every 2 weeks to remove buildup/refresh my hair. I can't give it 5 stars but like I said lol...it scares me.

  • 4

    Posted by senoraflowers (Type 4a) on 06/05/2014

    Others say that this strips their hair. I've never had that problem, maybe because I have very low porosity hair. My hair always feels very clean and soft after using this. When I don't have it, I miss it.

  • 5

    Posted by tkiemnec (Type Unknown) on 05/20/2014

    It definitely strips the hair, but I really like using it after I've used silicones, or before deep conditioners. Not an everyday shampoo, but great to have on hand. (2c/3a)

  • 5

    Posted by franchesca2bqq (Type 2c) on 05/09/2014

    I have combo 2c-3a thin hair. I t has a very rich lather and a little dab will do you. Left my hair clean but not dry.

  • 1

    Posted by JennandJuice23 (Type Unknown) on 04/24/2014

    This was terrible for my hair. It stripped every bit of moisture out from my hair and dragged it to hell. I had to look back at the ingredients and make sure SLS wasnt in it because i felt like it. But because i dont like to waste product i just added some castor oil to the bottle and its made it a little more tolerable but i sure wont repurchase.

  • 2

    Posted by Lexii17 (Type 4a) on 03/20/2014

    I had pretty high hopes for this shampoo, but unfortunately it just did not work for me. I have 3C/4A ,medium porosity/high density hair (which is currently in a tapered TWA, since I BC February). After rinsing out the second lather, my hair is 'squeaky clean', and even when damp, it feels very rough (I have to deep condition to soften it) . I've used other shampoos with the same method but I've gotten great results, so it's just this one. Different strokes for different folks, I guess...

  • 5

    Posted by cindyb1957 (Type 2b) on 03/06/2014

    My granddaughter is 3 and has very curly hair. Using Johnson's it dried her hair and made it more frizz than curls. I bought a creme shampoo from here, I had to use a lot of it because it wouldn't foam up. This shampoo foams and cleans! I use less of it compared to the other shampoo. Unfortunately, it's still not the miracle I was hoping for. When paired with KnotToday...now THAT was pretty much of a miracle!! But I don't wash her hair everyday!

  • 5

    Posted by Autt77 (Type Unknown) on 12/20/2013

    Out of all the natural shampoos I used so far this one is really awesome cleans hair without stripping actually makes my hair feels soft before I even condition

  • 5

    Posted by dweamgoil (Type 2c) on 10/28/2013

    I LOVE this shampoo! I have sensitive skin and have had no issues with irritation with any of the surfactants listed. I have 2a-b fine mid-back length hair, but it is thick. This shampoo cleans my hair well and does not weight it down, which is usually my biggest problem area. I definitely would not call this a moisturizing shampoo, but it doesn not strip my hair either. It thoroughly cleans it, which is something I definitely appreciate since I oil and deep treat my hair weekly when I wash it.

  • 3

    Posted by Myiesha (Type 3c) on 10/02/2013

    This is a very stripping shampoo for my curls, It makes my hair very dry and frizzy but It cleans my scalp very well. A little goes a long way because this lathers like crazy, I only use this for when I color my hair an unnatural color. Definitely not for everyday use for my 3b-c hair.

  • 5

    Posted by lisaaddae (Type 4b) on 09/13/2013

    Pretty great shampoo.. At first hair feels weird to the touch once its rinsed out but when used with Knot Today.... Magic

  • 4

    Posted by JWilson (Type 4a) on 08/14/2013

    This product did a good job clarifying/removing the build up from my hair. Some may feel that this product is drying or strips the hair a little too well, dilute with water or use a minimal amount. I also, highly recommend a deep conditioning treatment after use for those who have dry hair. 4 Stars -The hair does come clean but moisture balance not so much.

  • 4

    Posted by bethvolpov (Type 2c) on 07/15/2013

    I use this with KnotToday and KCC, washing my hair every 2-3 days. I feel a difference in how clean my hair gets with this vs. drugstore shampoos. It does make my hair a bit more dry than other shampoos, but I think that a stronger "cleansing" shampoo is necessary if you use KCC to get it all out. I use much less of this shampoo brand than drugstore shampoos, so it's a great price. The smell is great and not too strong. I'll definetly buy it again.

  • 4

    Posted by maciasandrae (Type 3b) on 07/05/2013

    best shampoo ever. 4 curls because it's just out of the budget and in a small bottle:)
    will probably repurchase again in the future,

  • 4

    Posted by TcKoy (Type Unkown) on 06/23/2013

    Great shampoo to really clarify your hair and clean your scalp. I don't agree that it would be mild enough for everyday use for just about anyone, but it's great for occasional/bi-weekly use... not to mention mention it is amazing at cleaning foundation and other hard-to-clean makeup brushes!

  • 5

    Posted by YummyHoney10 (Type 3c) on 06/22/2013

    a little goes a long way, I love love loooove this shampoo. Cleans my hair and scalp without striping it.

  • 1

    Posted by luz1616 (Type 3b) on 06/18/2013

    IT HAS C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE WHICH IS HARSHER THAN SULFATES

    I was really looking forward to using this shampoo as it says mild enough for every day use. This is NOT true. I read on the bottle that it was sulfate free, so I assumed it was mild, but once I washed my hair, it was really dry and squeaky clean. It just felt worse than my regular sulfate shampoo. So I researched on the net and I was right! It has c14-16 olefin sulfonate which is considered "very harsh" vs sulfate which is considered "harsh" on a popular curly hair website. Google the name "c14-16 olefin sulfonate" and you can see for yourself.
    The shampoo does clean, and I'm sure it cleans all the build up from other products, but if it's a clearing shampoo, it should be advertised as such. Instead, it makes users believe it's mild and "moisturizing", and it's not. I don't like deceptive advertising, so I won't be buying this product again.

  • 4

    Posted by Sawalach (Type 3c) on 06/02/2013

    I love this shampoo. I recently big chopped (after an 8 month transition), and am I product junkie already. I usually co-wash but find the build up from trying out so many products cannot compete with conditioner. I bought the whole kinky curly line and love it. Come clean cleanses my whole head (9 months of natural hair growth) with about a nickel to quarter size drop. Not kidding! My hair and scalp are clean and ready to try out new products in no time. I cannot detangle with this in like other no-poos but that’s what knot today is for, Right?!?!

    I took away a star because I am not a fan of the squeaky clean feeling and I have to admit my hair feels dry. The knot today really does a great job of restoring the moisture and slip and I only use a little of that.

    I will be purchasing this again.

  • 5

    Posted by cruzim@live.com (Type 2b) on 05/30/2013

    This stuff works great if you don't have a shower filter. It also has the capacity to leave your hair squeaky clean if you rinse and reapply again. The scent is light and it makes some suds, which I have no problem with. I am considering purchasing it again but I want to try the devacurl line too.

  • 1

    Posted by UrbanEc (Type 3b) on 05/29/2013

    My hair type is a 3B. This is probably the worst shampoo that I've ever used in my hair. It totally stripped my hair of all moisture, I had to put TONS of conditioner in my hair to be able to untangle and comb it out. There is nothing moisturizing about this shampoo at all.

  • 1

    Posted by tatomakili (Type 4a) on 05/18/2013

    THIS DID NOT WORK ONE BIT!!!!!! I have combination of 3C/4A/4B and tested this shampoo in each section with a different texture and my hair instantly became dry, brittle and started snapping when I touched it. Luckily I tried it from a friend who said it didn't work for her so I didn't buy it..... should have taken that as a hint! YOU ARE WARNED!

  • 3

    Posted by missangel2002 (Type 4c) on 05/16/2013

    This shampoo did okay on my hair, but it made my girls hair hard after shampooing, after shampooing I used as i am hydration elation and their hair was soft again.

  • 5

    Posted by jcostantino (Type 2c) on 05/05/2013

    Great sulfate shampoo at a good price! Cleans my hair well without over drying it.

  • 3

    Posted by solobd (Type 3c) on 03/28/2013

    I no longer use this product. It was working well for me for a good while. I first used it after my BC in 2011 and came back to it early last year. It did a good job clarifying my scalp and hair of product and oil build up. My hair definitely felt dry after rinsing it out but that's what I've come to expect from a clarifier. A super hydrating conditioner or a thick leave-in work best for me after clarifying. At the end of last year, I realized it was not doing as thorough of a job as it was when I first started using this product. I guess my hair got tired of it..... :-?

  • 5

    Posted by daughterLS2013 (Type 4b) on 02/28/2013

    I love this product even more than the whole system because it does what a shampoo should do for my naturally crimpy hair- clean it. I have definition because the oils, dirt from living, and butters (sealers) Ive used in the prior week need to come off my hair and scalp the conditioner that I use after washing works without much effort, it feels scary when your hair squeaky clean because you feel that it will dry like that but as long you can condition effectively your alright with this shampoo and the price tag may seem expensive but just a little bit is so watery it just glides throught the hair.

  • 3

    Posted by RosieRoxx (Type Unkown) on 02/15/2013

    Hair type: mixed, 3C/4A. Kinky Curly's Curling Custard and Knot Today are fantastic, but this shampoo is average. My hair feels clean and moisturized, but immediately after using (before conditioning), my hair looks like a brillo pad. Plus it's hard to tell if the shampoo is reaching the whole head, because it doesn't lather at all, and you wind up using a lot to make sure your whole head is shampooed. So it doesn't last long.

  • 3

    Posted by Prispicacity (Type 4c) on 01/29/2013

    My hair and scalp felt clean but not stripped of moisture after using Come Clean. I think a little goes along way, because I used a lot less than I usually would for a moisturizing shampoo and it was enough. That's great since I'd rather not have to buy it too often. I don't think I would need to use it every time I wash, though, as it might be to strong for that.

  • 5

    Posted by AliciaMC (Type 2b) on 01/24/2013

    This product is amazing! it's my favorite shampoo out there. My hair feels clean but not stripped. Highly recommend for a monthly extra clean shampoo.

  • 1

    Posted by hiotstuff311 (Type 4a) on 01/21/2013

    Really??? I brought this product cuz it does contain protein and glycerin. This made my hair extremely hard and stiff even after I used the knot today and kccc. Horrible. And I didn't know sulfate free products still creat suds. So doesn't that mean it contains some harsh detergents.......

  • 2

    Posted by J_Veroniq (Type 3c) on 01/18/2013

    This shampoo did a very good job of stripping my hair. It really did "come clean" but it was a bit too clean for me. My hair was left with no moisture and it didn't detangle it at all. I used Knot Today after my conditioner so I suppose it doesn't have to be detangling. But as I have used shampoos that detangled my hair in the past, this is what I prefer. If you are a fan of the squeaky clean, stripped feeling, then this might work well for you.

  • 4

    Posted by reednaturally22 (Type 4a) on 01/12/2013

    When I was transitioning and used this I didn't care much for the stripped feeling. Now, in some weird way I almost prefer it. After a few washes the SM Moisture Shampoo makes my hair feel heavy and weighed down. So I use this and my hair feels clean and rejuvenated. I mix 1 part of this shampoo with 4 parts water and put it in an applicator bottle, and it still gets my hair PLENTY clean. This could last a while. It only gets 4 curls because i do wish it was a tad more moisturizing.

  • 5

    Posted by gfhfhjjh500 (Type 4a) on 01/02/2013

    Cleans my hair good. I use it once a month for a deep cleanse.

  • 5

    Posted by loveiscake@yahoo.com (Type 4a) on 11/10/2012

    It smells good and cleans my hair wonderfully. I can't ask for a better product.

  • 1

    Posted by xAnita (Type 3a) on 10/03/2012

    I'm a 3b curlie and used this line comepletely in combination with the Kcnt and kccc.
    This poo is very dissapointing.. My hair feels like straw and brittle after washig this stuff out.
    Even followed with the condish.. It's so hard to comb through! Way to stripping.

  • 1

    Posted by Sunlit Curls (Type 4a) on 08/14/2012

    This shampoo was such a disappointment. It was drying and completely stripped my hair which in turn left me with a tangled mess to deal with EVEN though I was washing in sections. With that being said, it was an awesome make-up brush cleaner that left my brushes clean and soft. Happy I came up with a use for it! :)

  • 4

    Posted by gnvvgates (Type 4a) on 07/22/2012

    This is just okay in my hair which kind of feels stripped after using it And i think I have better results with the Jessicrl cleansing cream

  • 5

    Posted by NapaliciousMe (Type 4c) on 07/20/2012

    Wow! Now I have gone through some shampoos trying to find that non stripping feeling. I was nervous to use this. But man my hair felt so soft after I used it. My hair felt super clean without feeling like a brillo pad. And the smell was not too heavy. Just right. Will be using again when my hair needs a good cleaning. :)

  • 1

    Posted by sabibs (Type 2a) on 07/19/2012

    I really wanted to like this shampoo because I prefer using a cleanser without heavy moisturizing ingredients that can weigh down my hair. Minimalist shampoos like this are extremely hard to find, but unfortunately this shampoo was just way too drying. I suspect it's because of the inclusion of c14-16 olefin sulfonate, which I've read can be very harsh. My sulfate shampoo is gentler than this!

  • 1

    Posted by Tdevil426 (Type Unkown) on 07/06/2012

    This shampoo stripped my hair of all its natural oils. It also left my hair tangled with knots.

  • 2

    Posted by Tdevil426 (Type Unkown) on 06/30/2012

    I am currently transitioning and this shampoo dries out my hair, extremely bad.

  • 3

    Posted by Abarker12 (Type 3c) on 06/22/2012

    Ummm this shampoo was super drying for my hair! Made it hard to comb without a conditioner in it. I was so surprised becuase I love the KCCC and I thought that this would be great to try. I didn't hate it but I did take it back to the store and I never purchased it again. Its too many other products out here to try to just settle for one
    :)

  • 3

    Posted by Drawn (Type 4b) on 06/20/2012

    This shampoo has very few ingredients and is sulfate free but, it's not for me. It has a liquid gel feeling to it and when I place it on my hair (4b) it lathers quickly. It lathers so quick that it doesn't actually clean my hair fully. It smells really good like a faint orange shebert and it is clear visually. It also defines my hair somewhat which is a good thing but when I rinse it off, my hair feels weird like it was stipped or thinning. It's almost like a clarifying shampoo. I use it on occasions when I don't have any shampoo left. It probably lasts for at least 5 months and you only need to use a little if you use it for your routine. It's good but as excellent as i would like it to be. I guess the big question is did it retain moisture? Yes but, not as good as Shea moisure's raw shea butter retensive repair shampoo (I use organic honey in mine) or CURLS.biz's curl cream cleanser. Overall I think it's unique and I will buy it again soon.

    I would reccomend this for someone who loves shampoo that lathers, organic ingredients, needs a product that lasts a long time, and for people who have sensitive skin. You never know til you try it. Everyone reacts differently.

  • 5

    Posted by MrsRoberts (Type 3c) on 06/17/2012

    One of the first products i tried as a natural and I still havent found a better one. Its very mild but, my hair feels clean even after washing out a weeks worth of product. I have short har still...but the bottle has lasted me about 10 months. A little goes a long way!

  • 3

    Posted by CaitlinNicole (Type 3b) on 05/31/2012

    I can't say I hated this products, but I can't say I like it either. It definitely does what it says "removes buildup." But it also removes a lot of my natural oils and my hair felt straw-like and it stuck to my head....no fun. It also says that it is okay for everyday use.....definitely not. I could see this being a great product for weekly or biweekly use. Finally, they say it's sulfate free, but I find that a little hard to believe because it bubbles up in my hair....I don't know, maybe it's some other ingredient. Overall, it does what it says. Great product, but definitely not for everyday use.

  • 5

    Posted by SourxPatchKid93 (Type 4a) on 05/27/2012

    It's funny how they categorize this as a sulfate-free shampoo, but c14-16 is a harsh surfactant.

  • 5

    Posted by arieg (Type 4a) on 05/18/2012

    I think Kinky-Curly makes the best shampoos (Kinky-Curly Come Clean and Kinky-Curly Tiny Twirls Foam Shampoo). They both work amazing on my hair and dry, sensitive scalp. I use the Foam Shampoo (even though I'm not a toddler!) for light cleansing. I use the Come Clean for a more deeper cleanse. The Come Clean is perfect because it pretty much removes all build-up. So I use it every once in a while when I notice my hair isn't taking in moisture. If this one's to harsh for you, try the Foam Shampoo. It works great! Or you can dilute this one. That will certainly stretch the product and keep more money in your pocket.

  • 2

    Posted by babebear22 (Type Unkown) on 05/10/2012

    I have Type 4a,b,and c hair. Although this shampoo is great for getting your hair clean, it stripped my hair of it's natural oils. It was too clean. I didn't like that at all!!

  • 4

    Posted by curlymamakc (Type 3b) on 05/07/2012

    This is an overall good shampoo tho it still has that sudsy effect. But it does exactly what it says....COME CLEAN. So well that your hair will squeak after you rinse it out. but I love it. I can use it then condition with MIxed Chicks deep conditioner or DevaCurl one condition. PLus it's cheaper.It does not however, do so well on my daughter's kinky curly thick hair.

  • 5

    Posted by leslie2877 (Type 4a) on 05/03/2012

    This stuff is good. It clarifies without leaving my hair stripped, which most clarifying shampoos do. It also has a nice clean scent. It's not the best one out there, but it's pretty good for the money.

  • 5

    Posted by mandajean526 (Type 2c) on 04/25/2012

    I really like this shampoo. I use it in combination with Curl Junkie's deep moisturizer and Kinky-Curly's leave-in. It smells nice and subtle and is a great clarifying shampoo. I shampoo my scalp every other day - my hair always feels clean and fresh. I have tried A LOT of other products, but I really do like this shampoo.

  • 3

    Posted by dresdendoll (Type 2c) on 04/11/2012

    I used this with KCCC and KCKT because I was so worried about build-up. This is definitely a build-up shampoo, NOT a daily one like it says. It gets rid of build-up really well, but it was just too drying for me. Even though I don't use Kinky-Curly products anymore, I'll keep it around to maybe clarify every few months.

  • 5

    Posted by lyssakae (Type 4b) on 04/06/2012

    Nice shampoo! Hair feels clean and detangled after use. Would definitely recommend it.

  • 2

    Posted by haleyrenee (Type 3c) on 04/01/2012

    I do not like this shampoo at all. It takes absolutely everything out of my hair. I can't stand it. I HAVE to deep condition after using this shampoo. However, my mom and my sister love this shampoo. My sister has 3b and some 4a curls and her hair has a little extra oil so for her it works fine. My mom has dry 4c curls so I do not know why should want this shampoo. She says she likes how clean it gets her hair. But she also doesn't really care about how soft and defined her curls are. The only good thing I can say about this shampoo is that it really does clean your hair...to point where it squeaks.

  • 3

    Posted by mohaginy (Type Unkown) on 03/22/2012

    I have thick 4C hair and I was given this shampoo by my cousin that said it made her hair feel too dry. I used it after taking my braids out to calrify my hair. I did a pre poo & then applied the shampoo onto my mixture. I have to say that it worked very well and my hair felt moisturized and not stripped. I'm not big on the price, but I will definitely finish what I have.

  • 5

    Posted by gardencurls (Type 3a) on 03/14/2012

    I've been suspicious of products calling themselves shampoo since around 1969 when my mother first tried combing my hair after a wash. I can still hear the echoes of hair being ripped, and shredded. A couple of days later, I got a short haircut. In general, over the years I learned that "shampoo" can alter my hair so much my hair can feel like synthetic rope fibers. I LOVE KCCC, KCKT, and KCSS so much that I gave this "shampoo" a try, in spite of its moniker. While I don't feel this is heavily moisturizing, it does not dry out my hair. I bought it for once-a-month clarifying, but I can use it any time I want. My hair has less tangles, and feels softer after washing than it feels sometimes even after CJ Daily Fix (I always need a conditioner rinse). This feels light, and smells fresh, and it leaves my hair feeling smooth, but not squeaky. It lathers a bit, which was a bit shocking because I hadn't seen lather in a long time. However, it rinses easily, and it doesn't seem to leave any residue. Used with KCKT as a leave-in, and KCCC as a styler, this gives me soft, bouncy, build-up free curls. I love its bright citrus scent.

  • 3

    Posted by lmhayes2003 (Type 4c) on 03/03/2012

    I am african-american with 4C hair - thick, afro-like hair. I used this product and it was just okay. It left my hair feeling squeaky clean and like it stripped it of all moisture. That's the kind of thing that's great for a bathroom sink, but not so much for my hair. Since I bought it and still have quite a bit of product left, I would only use it again if I were completely out of any other shampoo in the house. Otherwise, it will join my graveyard of products that just don't work for me.

  • 5

    Posted by goosiaa (Type 2b) on 02/20/2012

    I have wavy hair 2b/2c that tend to curl nicely after washing them but through the day they weigh down and become less wavy. I have found a perfect combination of products that helps my hair to be curly throughout the day. I start with washing my hair daily with Kinky Curly Come Clean shampoo. It cleans hair very well, some will say it stripps your hair, but really if you have wavy hair you want your hair clean, because any buildup will case your curls/waves to straighten out. I don't find this shampoo to be drying so it works perfectly with the combination of products I put on my hair after washing them with this shampoo. After the shampoo I use Kinky Curly Knot Today conditioner. I apply it in the shower, comb my hair and rinse the conditioner out (I used to apply it after shower and leave it in but it would weight down my hair to much). The Knot Today is a great detanger and it gives great smoothness to your hair without weighing them down and causing buildup. I believe the Come Clean shampoo and Knot Today complement each other perfectly with getting my hair very clean and later detangling and smoothing out with the conditioner. I would highly recommend that you use both for best results. Then I lightly pat my hair to remove excess water (so they don't drip) and apply Moroccan oil. This thing is pricy but it is like food for your hair, makes them soft, shiny and they grow like crazy. I apply one pump onto wet/dump hair (my hair is on the shorter side) and this thing last you for ever. It will not add definition, just make your hair healthier. What is also amazing about this product is that it will NOT weigh down your hair or make it feel greasy (even thought it is an oil). After I apply Moroccan oil I apply for curl definition Kinky Curl Curling Custard. This product is great in the sense that it works a little like gel but once it dries out you can't really tell you have put something in your hair (it disappears but at the same time makes your hair curl and hold the waves/curls very nicely throughout the day). Very light weight, does not weight hair down and does not dry out hair (at least with the combination of products I am using), I would highly recommend it to those who look for great curl definer and holder. With this combination of products my hair is healthy, shiny, and curls beautifully throughout the day.

  • 5

    Posted by curlykid13 (Type 3b) on 02/05/2012

    I use this once a month in the winter and every day in summer! Great for swimmers because it literally makes you feel so clean and fresh. I feel great after using this on my hair and my hair does not feel stripped. It provides super sudsy bubbles that I LOVE. I follow with KNOT TODAY leave in conditioner for soft curls and then my TREsemme smooth conditioner.

  • 4

    Posted by wpgsweet (Type 3a) on 02/04/2012

    Great slip. Didn't find it overly moisturizing or drying. Cleans my hair great, I only use it on my scalp. Would definately repurchase.

  • 4

    Posted by mearvin1 (Type 3c) on 01/23/2012

    Okay, I don't know why this is marketed as a moisturizing shampoo; it definitely is NOT moisturizing. What it is great for, however, is clarifying. It is a really great clarifying shampoon - hence the name, "Come Clean". I really like that it's sulfate-free, and lathers. I use this on my scalp ONLY, and always follow it up with either a conditioner or a real moisturizing shampoo.

  • 5

    Posted by Cherhondanicole (Type 4a) on 01/16/2012

    Kinky Curly Come Clean should be called Squeaky Clean because my hair was just that after using it!! Great slip action, not an overwhelming smell it goes great with the Knot Today and its cost effective I definitely will buy this product again!!

  • 5

    Posted by wholelottalove (Type 3b) on 12/28/2011

    Wow I love this shampoo. First off, its not very moisturizing but I don't find it particularly drying either. Especially not for how well it cleans, which is AMAZING. Co washing was over moisturizing my curls and making them limp, so I decided to reintroduce poo into my regimen. This one cleans so well and leaves my curls bouncy and they form in corkscrews! I also love the light mandarin smell, the reasonable price, and the fact that I can get it on ground, adding to the reasonable price. Oh, and I use a lot of every product but with this one I can honestly say you don't need a lot. It really does work perfectly with the Knot Today and Curling Custard.

  • 2

    Posted by courtmay@gmail.com (Type Unkown) on 11/06/2011

    Big waste of money if you need a moisturizing shampoo, but if you need to get rid of product build up than this is your shampoo. However, you will probably need to follow up with a deep conditioner. I do like the rest of the Kinky Curly product line; however, this shampoo leaves my curls dry, brittle, and parched feeling. I have had this shampoo in my shower for probably over a year now and should probably just give it away.

  • 5

    Posted by KinkyKurlyLove (Type Unkown) on 11/01/2011

    (Type 4a)
    This is one of my favorite cleaser/shampoos thus far. I always pair it with Knot today and it's great because I can get it on ground in Sally's as well as here at curlmart (during sales) lol. It smells great and you'll have a unique shower experience since this product doesn't quite sud up but offers some kind of bubbly effect. It gives my curls and coils great definition.
    -always rebuy, in my HG of products

  • 4

    Posted by TanyaB (Type 3b) on 10/01/2011

    I was a bit shocked the first time I used it, because my hair felt completely stripped and a little bit like straw (0 moisture). But then I decided to use it once a month for "a clean slate" and I've been in love with it ever since.

  • 4

    Posted by SunnyGlobalDiva (Type 3b) on 09/07/2011

    This shampoo lives up to a good chunk of what its name suggests: "come clean." This is a clarifying shampoo, and gets rid of ANY and ALL buildup in your hair. The smell is wonderful, and the price is fair, especially considering how little I need to use. I use it once a week, or when I feel that my scalp and hair need a clean slate.

    I withheld a curl because Kinky-Curly calls this a "moisturizing" shampoo, and it's nothing of the sort. This doesn't moisturize my hair at all--it'll strip your strands clean of everything. Just be aware of that.

  • 5

    Posted by kenesha101 (Type 4b) on 09/01/2011

    love love love it!

  • 5

    Posted by maneman (Type 4b) on 08/28/2011

    The best shampoo I've ever used. It gives me clean hair and does not irritate my scalp like so many others. Definitely an HG product that I keep in my shower at all times!

  • 5

    Posted by jazzthefab (Type 3c) on 08/12/2011

    Absolutely love it, but i wonder if I can just use it on its own without the kinky curly other products, the best shampoo I have ever gotten my hands on! Lovely and smells great and cleans all the gunky, product build up and whatever else you hair may come in contact with. I recommend it to everyone! The best shampoo on the market for curls!

  • 5

    Posted by maneman (Type 4b) on 07/21/2011

    I. Love. It.

  • 2

    Posted by CraftyKell (Type 3c) on 06/23/2011

    My hair felt squeaky clean, and tangled a little with this product. I don't think I will use it again.

  • 4

    Posted by queenofdisks80 (Type 3b) on 05/26/2011

    This really seems to meet my needs. I need a protein-free clarifying lowpoo to use once a month b/c of hard water build up. Come Clean lathered very nicely and it has a very mild pleasant orange scent. W/o using a RO my hair felt soft and moisturized b/f applying my DT. The only complaint is that I had to detangle a second time w/ my suave after using the poo b/c it did create a few tangles in the back. I wouldn't suggest this as a daily or even weekly poo, but as a once in awhile clarifying treatment it fits the bill.

  • 2

    Posted by curligurl00 (Type 3c) on 04/04/2011

    I'm surprised to find out that there aren't any sulfates in this shampoo because it surely cleans like one. Definitely gives a squeaky clean feeling and if you are looking for that clean feeling, this is your shampoo.

  • 5

    Posted by Periwinkleblue (Type 2c) on 03/25/2011

    I've been using this shampoo exclusively for over a year now and couldn't be happier. My husband has even switched over to it because my hair is not only very luxurious, but is growing amazingly fast and looks incredible. My stylist is just speechless. I also use the Knot Today conditioner and Moroccainol Hair treatment (argan oil). This combo of 3 will transform your hair into your dream hair......the come clean is also quite clarifying although NOT drying or stripping. Hard to explain. Try it and you will see what I mean. And you won't go back to anything else.

  • 3

    Posted by Kink Butterfly (Type 4b) on 01/10/2011

    I wouldnt say this product gave me moisture, but it did squeeky clean my hair without stripping my hair. If you want clean hair from a natural product, then try this.

  • 3

    Posted by PuertoRicanBlackBoi (Type 3c) on 01/03/2011

    all i can say it that this shampoo made my hair CLEAN, maybe even too clean. it did create lots of lather and i do like the smell and the fact that it does not contain any harsh sulfates. i found it to be more of a clarifying shampoo than a moisturizing shampoo. i do not plan on re-purchasing this product again, just because i have become acustomed to shampoos that are invigorating and alleviating to my dry and irritated scalp, so i give this 3 curls outta 5

  • 2

    Posted by itsKelCeeEee (Type 4a) on 01/02/2011

    Anytime my Garnier Fructis Shampoo, which has SULFATES, leaves my hair more moisturized, there's a problem. My hair was extremely dry and parched after using this. I WILL keep it, however, due to my frequent swimming. I'll use it to shampoo with after doing laps to get rid of the chlorine. As tough as this stuff is I'm sure it could clean out toxic waste. Since I'll only be using it for serious clarifying AND the Knot Today makes your hair unbelievably moisturized and soft regardless, I'll give this two stars.

  • 1

    Posted by Maripili (Type 3c) on 12/20/2010

    Way too drying. C14-16 olfein IS A HARSH SURFACTANT. I had been silicone free for a couple of months and this was way too drying on my 3b/c coarse hair. I like DevaCurl No Poo and Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo! But I only shampoo once every 2-3 weeks.

  • 5

    Posted by Curly Bry (Type 3c) on 12/09/2010

    I love this shampoo; out of everything I've tried this is this is the only shampoo that doesn't leave my hair dry.

  • 5

    Posted by cocainelorraine (Type 3c) on 10/19/2010

    I've longed for the days when I could find a shampoo that adequately cleaned all my thick hair AND my scalp without leaving it dry and not requiring that I buy a new bottle after 4 uses. I think I've found it! Come Clean smells wonderful, is concentrated enough that I still have almost a full bottle after 8 washes and it leaves my hair feeling wonderful. It's shiny and product free, ready for anything whether it be the rest of the Kinky-Curly line or not!

  • 5

    Posted by mattier555 (Type 4a) on 09/15/2010

    I love this shampoo for many reasons. I only need to wash my hair once, no matter how dirty it might be, and I only need a DIME SIZE AMOUNT!! It makes suds but it really does cleans your hair... It doesn't make pointless suds. I never thought I would spend $12 on a bottle of shampoo, but I'm here to tell you that it is worth EVERY PENNY!!!!

  • 4

    Posted by new2thedo (Type 4a) on 09/15/2010

    I tried this product for the first time after hearing about it from EVERY natural...I could feel my hair becoming very dry while shampooing and was really worried...BUT after applying the knot today...my hair was moisturized and super fluffy and soft...I withheld a curl because I have yet to try it minus the Knot Today.

  • 3

    Posted by mrssommer (Type 3a) on 09/10/2010

    Smells nice, has great lather, but not my favourite of the KC products. Does leave my 3a-3b curls feeling a little dry.

  • 1

    Posted by AnnieMcFannie (Type 3b) on 09/03/2010

    I had high hopes for this product but it stripped my hair like crazy. My hair was squeaky and dehydrated. It felt very parched even after the Knot Today. I felt like I couldn't work the custard through my hair it was so dry.

  • 4

    Posted by superlanky (Type 3b) on 09/01/2010

    A great gentle shampoo to get rid of product residue and product buildup in your hair. I use it bi-weekly and love the results!

  • 5

    Posted by djfoo4 (Type 4a) on 08/27/2010

    Great product. It is gentle on my hair and leaves it noticeably cleaner, but still soft and manageable. The smell reminds me of tootsie rolls. I do not use much on each washing, because it suds up easily. I am happy they sell this at Target now. When my bottle (eventually) runs out, I will go there and get more. Very satisfied with this product.

  • 1

    Posted by curlyveggiegirl08 (Type 4a) on 08/17/2010

    This shampoo left my hair stripped and FULL of tangles! I've heard a lot about Kinky Curly products and this was the first one that I tried. I won't be buying this again to say the least!

  • 5

    Posted by yohc3 (Type 3b) on 07/15/2010

    Curly Suzy recommended this product and I use it alternating with Eluence Moisturizing Shampoo. This product works wonders for my hair. Leaves it soft and receptive. I am pleased with this product softening and cleansing capacity and Thanks Suzy!

  • 3

    Posted by DerbyCityNaturals (Type 3c) on 07/12/2010

    Nice cleansing shampoo; not recommended for everyday use unless you apply heavy creams or gels. This will definitely get the gunk of your scalp and hair if you do. Very pleasant smell and nice sudsy feel. Plus its natural!

  • 5

    Posted by CurlieTop (Type 3a) on 07/05/2010

    I was worried this shampoo would dry out my hair as everyone has been saying, but I used it in conjunction with the entire Kinky Curly system and I have to say, my hair came out looking moisturized and beautiful. Immediately after using the shampoo my hair did feel dry and unhappy, but using the Knot Today right after solved the problem pretty quickly. I don't know how my hair will hold up to long term use, but I think I'll continue to buy this.

  • 2

    Posted by teachermrw (Type 4a) on 06/26/2010

    I wasn't impressed. For a shampoo labeled as moisturizing, I didn't find it to be. It's more of a clarifying shampoo. I think I'll keep it for the times I need to deep clean my hair, and then follow it up with a moisturizing shampoo. But, it won't be a staple, especially as I undergo the transitioning process.

  • 2

    Posted by curly_jan (Type 3a) on 06/23/2010

    Smells great and cleans nicely but left my hair very dry.. Won't buy again

  • 5

    Posted by SongbirdCurl (Type 3c) on 06/10/2010

    This product is great especially with the whole line of Kinky-Curly products.....AWESOME

  • 5

    Posted by TARA BENJAMIN (Type 3c) on 06/08/2010

    the best shampoo for cleaning your hair when using this line ! cleans so well, it almost leaves it too clean ! if you know what i mean ! the scent light orange scent !

  • 4

    Posted by ceywden (Type 3b) on 06/04/2010

    This is not my regular shampoo - I use this after swimming, especially after swimming in chlorine. I try to use it ASAP after my hair has been in chlorine/the lake/salt water and it works great. I feel like there's no chance of harsh chemicals staying in my hair if I really scrub my head with this stuff. After washing with this, I use a Redkin deep conditioner to really restore my hairs hydration. This combo leaves my hair feeling and looking great, and even in the Texas summer heat - NO FRIZZ! :)

  • 3

    Posted by EllyEllyOxenFree (Type 3c) on 05/27/2010

    Very cleansing, I'm sure it's great for removing build up. My scalp feels super clean. But, it's also more drying than the shampoo bars I have, so I probably won't buy it again.

  • 5

    Posted by jensene8 (Type 3b) on 05/21/2010

    The first few uses of this shampoo felt a little too clarifying/drying for my 3b hair, but I kept trying it and after my hair got used to the lack of silicones, etc. the shampoo works great! It is in fact quite gentle and moisturizing while leaving my hair feeling clean. It has a light scent and is the first shampoo in a long time that has not made my head itch (at all) on days between shampooing (I am sensitive to scent and build up issues with most “moisturizing” products). My hair is so soft and manageable! Highly recommended!

  • 4

    Posted by sonance (Type 3c) on 04/29/2010

    It truly cleans the hell out of your hair. A little TOO much if you ask me but I make sure I condition my hair well after using it or my hair is quite brittle. You will not have any build-up after using that.

  • 4

    Posted by Cheles08 (Type 4b) on 04/27/2010

    This is a really good shampoo... I've used it several times in my year and a half of being natural. It cleans very well. Smells nice. My hair doesn't feel like its been stripped. This is a nice staple shampoo to have around.

  • 4

    Posted by Cheles08 (Type 4b) on 04/27/2010

    This is a really good shampoo... I've used it several times in my year and a half of being natural. It cleans very well. Smells nice. My hair doesn't feel like its been stripped. This is a nice staple shampoo to have around.

  • 5

    Posted by EponaBlackhorse (Type 3a) on 04/22/2010

    Great smell and lathers great! I love this stuff.

  • 4

    Posted by MSeabrooks (Type 3c) on 03/25/2010

    I have 3C curls with some 4A and used this product after a week of co washing. It took away all of the build-up without stripping and matting my hair. The scent is very light and pleasing and the price is great. There seem to be mixed reveiws throughout all of the hair types, but I would recommend you try this yourself to see how it works for you.

  • 4

    Posted by MirCurls (Type 3b) on 03/25/2010

    I use this shampoo as a clarifier, actually, and the ONLY one that's sulfate free that I use to clarify (the others have SLaurethS). It lathers up an insane amount, so use a VERY SMALL amount. Trust me. Try a dime-sized puddle fIRST, then add mroe as needed or you may end up super-lathered and stripped. This is definitely not for fragile hair. I find it does leave me squeaky-strippy feeling, but that's why I use it. When I feel I have build-up, here comes the KC Come Clean! Love the fresh clean fruity smell and the immense lather (a change from the nopoos with no-lather). Concentrate on scalp (will feel refreshingly clean) and go easy on the ends. This is strong stuff, even if sulfate free. If you use heavy products, this might be to your benefit for a once every couple weeks or once a month clean-up. I took one star off cause callling it "Moisturizing" is radically FALSE advertising. It's CLEANSING, but it's hardly MOISTURIZING. :)

  • 3

    Posted by twinkerdill (Type 4a) on 03/18/2010

    For 4a/4b mix it stripped alot - my hair felt hard and dry afterwards. I still like it, but only use a little bit with some baking soda as a clarifier very rarely now!

  • 2

    Posted by Taygirl (Type 3c) on 03/14/2010

    i have to agree with most of the reviews--great for cleansing but not moisturizing. really nice scent though.

  • 3

    Posted by curlynoey (Type 3b) on 03/07/2010

    3b/c hair. Smells good, not very moisturizing. Left my hair fluffy.

  • 2

    Posted by jessieluvz (Type 3c) on 02/22/2010

    I have 3c with patches of 4A, this shampoo made my hair dry and it felt stripped.

  • 2

    Posted by Maiway (Type 4a) on 02/17/2010

    I do love Kinky Curly products but my hair really feels stripped after using this. I follow up with a conditioning shampoo.

  • 4

    Posted by A.Simone (Type Unknown) on 02/12/2010

    Definitely the most cleansing experience ever!! It's like a detox for your scalp! No dandruff, no product buildup...nothing!!!

  • 3

    Posted by curly_carolann (Type 4a) on 02/12/2010

    when I added this to my hair care regiment, I found my hair to have better curl definition with the other kinky curly products. However, it doesn't add any moisture whatsoever.. over all it has a nice aroma does its job!

  • 4

    Posted by butterflyju (Type 4b) on 12/06/2009

    I think this poo does a great job at getting all the mess of the week out of ur hair. I was told that I should only use it once a month, since its a clarifying poo.

  • 2

    Posted by Neverjan (Type 4a) on 11/18/2009

    This product left my hair clean but...hard and crunchy. Not the results I was looking for. I will keep it and use a few drops with conditioner, just for a good clean up product when I have product build up on my hair. Not a shampoo for everyday use, at least not on my 4A type hair.

  • 5

    Posted by mermadelove (Type 4a) on 10/18/2009

    Knowing this was designed as a clarifying shampoo, I water down a capful in about 1 1/2 cups of warm water and pour it over braided or twisted hair and squeeze to lather. THis stuff smells great and leaves my hair clean without feeling stripped. Don't know if it would stripped used at full strength, but it lasts longer watered down anyway! Will continue to use!

  • 3

    Posted by shein57 (Type 3a) on 07/01/2009

    This shampoo wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst either. I had wished it would have left my hair a little more hydrated, but instead it still seemed a little dried out. It works much better if a hydrating conditioner is generously applied afterward.

  • 3

    Posted by lolutz (Type 2b) on 05/20/2009

    Nice every day shampoo but not my favorite. however, it does have a nice fresh and clean smell.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyAnia (Type 2b) on 05/14/2009

    Great shampoo has a good sudsy-feeling lather. Does not strip your hair and cleanses very well. Doesn’t leave your hair dry like other similar products and most of all you don’t need a lot of and can use it often. Also when you apply the conditioner after it, it’s more effective.

  • 3

    Posted by QVCDiva (Type 4a) on 04/10/2009

    It's an okay but not great shampoo. It cleansed but my hair was sort of left in no man's land. It wasn't left feeling stripped but it didn't feel great either. Not sure I will continue to use. I have had the best results with the KCNT and KCCC when I use the complete line of products since they are 1) designed to work together and 2) finiky when paired with products from other lines.

  • 2

    Posted by Lynnery (Type 4a) on 03/25/2009

    I'm a 4a-3c mix. I am returning this poo because it left my hair feeling too rough for my liking. I love the rest of the Kinky-Curly line. The conditioner replenished what the poo stripped away. My hair was clean but stripped.

  • 3

    Posted by cayisha_azul (Type 4b) on 03/19/2009

    I have 4b/spongy hair. This is a clarifying shampoo so it strips my hair and leaves it rough, dry, and tangled. However, the Kinky Curly Knot Today Conditioner replaces what was lost. The ingredients are great so I will continue to by this shampoo as a clarifier. Kinky Curly needs to come out with a moisturizing shampoo.

  • 4

    Posted by CurlySuzy (Type 2b) on 02/15/2009

    Good light cleansing shampoo. Not the most moisturizing, but nice. Loved the smell.

  • 5

    Posted by skeddy (Type 3a) on 02/09/2009

    Hurrah for finding this shampoo! It's definitely a keeper! It has a good sudsy-feeling lather, and leaves my hair soft when it rinses out. And its scent reminds me of orange Lifesavers :)

  • 5

    Posted by CoilyDelta27 (Type 4a) on 02/01/2009

    I absolutely LOVE this stuff! It cleanses my hair without leaving it stripped and it smells wonderful! I pray that they keep making this, because it's my favorite non-sulfate shampoo!!!

  • 4

    Posted by Michelle (Type 3b) on 01/20/2009

    Really liked this shampoo. My hair felt soft, but clean. Very gentle.

  • 5

    Posted by Tkellie (Type 4a) on 01/19/2009

    I think this is one of the best curl cleanser. My hair was not dry and my hair fells extra clean after washing. I never tried the knot today as a conditioner when washing. I just do the kt as the leave in conditioner for the kccc. But this dynamic tri together is great I will try to keep this line of products as long as they keep working in my hair or I find something even better.

  • 5

    Posted by Diamonds&Curls (Type 3c) on 12/14/2008

    i love love love and love somemore of this stuff...its not to expensive and lasted forever...u only need to use a quater sized amount and it left my hair sqweaky clean...

  • 5

    Posted by uniquewon07 (Type 3c) on 11/16/2008

    I absolutely LOVE this shampoo! It cleanse my hair without the dryness I've experienced with other "curly" shampoos. I have 3c hair, so it worked fine for me. This is definitely a stable in hair regimen.

  • 5

    Posted by Gretchen (Type 3a) on 10/30/2008

    I love it. Cleans lightly, without stripping. Great, light scent.

  • 5

    Posted by joycurl (Type 4a) on 10/27/2008

    Love this product, is non-drying and is a lifesaver when I wash the henna out of my hair.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 09/13/2008

    I have 3a/3b hair. This is a great shampoo. I used it for the first time today and it removed all of the buildup. It left my hair squeaky clean, soft and very manageable. I love it as well as the Knot Today and Curling Custard. This is a great line of products!!!!!

  • 1

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 09/06/2008

    I must be the odd man out because I've tried this poo several times over a month, even when I hadn't pooed at all for a week, and every time it left my hair dry, tangled, and rough-textured. I do like the fresh grapefruity fragrance though.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4a) on 08/02/2008

    After the first use my hair felt great. Finally a natural shampoo that doesn't strip my hair, matte, tangle, and harden my hair. I love the smell which is not very strong but i like it anyway!! Actually worth the money!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 07/09/2008

    Hair Type: 3a
    msgiblet
    I LOVE this shampoo! This has become my HG for the days I need to shampoo my hair. I love how well it lathers for a sulfate-free poo, as well as how clean it rinses out, yet my hair never feels stripped and dry. Highly recommended!!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 06/29/2008

    I hadn't tried a shampoo in ages, but I like this product line and thought I'd try it out since one never knows when a build-up emergency will happen requiring a shampoo.

    I liked this product. It was pretty gentle, although weird to feel some lather! It smelled like an orange creamsicle. My hair did feel different, but I wouldn't call it dried out or stripped. Conditioning afterwards left me feeling fine.

    I will keep this product on hand and maybe use it once a month just to give me a clean slate. it is gentle enough so that it won't hurt.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3a) on 05/05/2008

    I haven't tried the Knot Today Conditioner but I love the shampoo.I have very dry hair and wanted a sulfate free shampoo to use every day. I don't like shampooing every few days since my hair is thin and extremely frizzy and for some reason it gets really frizzy if I just use conditioner. Anyway, this shampoo smells wonderful, a little goes a long, long way and it makes my hair unbelievably soft and moisturized. I am Caucasian but my hair is between 3a and 3b, blonde and fine. This shampoo is well worth the money. When I run out of my other conditioner I might try the Kinky Curly conditioner. I am so grateful that I found this website. I don't even walk down the shampoo and conditioner row in the stores anymore.

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