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Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Brand: Kinky-Curly

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Curling Custard gives moisture and curl definition, hold and brilliant shiny hair!

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Description

Curling Custard gives moisture and curl definition, hold and brilliant shiny hair!

An all in one product that will simplify the styling process and provide you with the best value for your dollar!

This high-performance product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

It reduces bulk, defines and elongates your curls, helping them to 'hang' better. Curling Custard will bring out the natural curl or wave pattern you never knew you had!

It is an advanced botanical formula made with all natural ingredients that nourish and strengthen the hair.

Utilizing the humectant properties of the agave nectar, Curling Custard will give weight to your hair, define your curls, remove frizz, provide long-lasting hold and shine without ever being greasy, crunchy or drying.


**NOTE- This product is designed to work alone but ultimate curl definition and length can be achieved when used with KNOT TODAY as a leave-in  conditioner.






Best of the Best: 2009
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Ingredients

Ingredients: botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectic, citric acid, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance



 



Read more about Horsetail, the mineral rich hair herb here!


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

Styling Tips

 Kinky-Curly styling tips:
1. apply the Kinky- Curly Knot Today(for best results) on very wet hair
2. apply custard evenly in sections to very wet hair
 *if it is not wet enough your hair will dry sticky
 *if it is not applied evenly you will get frizz
3. smooth the custard into each section from roots to ends
4. if sections start to dry out  - spray water into hair and then add custard
5. thicker tighter curls need more product and loose wavy curls use less. Use more product for very controlled curls and use less product if you want more fullness and body.
6. allow hair to air dry, do not touch hair while it is drying or it will start to frizz
7. when dry gently scrunch out the crunch

 

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by bayouprincess1973 (Type 4a) on 08/26/2014

    Absolute Holy Grail for Gels! It gives me the best curl definition ever. I use it with Knot Today. Great Combo!

  • 5

    Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 08/19/2014

    I always come back to this. For my hair, nothing else has beat the performance of the Kinky Curly line. I love the shampoo for clarifying, and I use this custard over the Knot Today as a leave-in. My 3b/c curls stay soft, bouncy, defined, and shiny! Others say "A little goes a long way", but when I use small amounts I don't get good results. I use about 5-6 tbsps. for my below-chin (when curled) bob, depending on the weather. Most styling products don't moisturize my low-porosity, dry hair, but this custard does.

  • 2

    Posted by mrmkenzie225 (Type Unknown) on 08/19/2014

    This didn't work on my porous, extremely dense 2c hair. I wanted to love it, since it was easily available where I live and the reviews are largely in its favor, but it left me with stringy curls that were sticky when rewetted and a TON of buildup after using it for just a couple of weeks that took ten minutes of vigorous washing and a detox to remove. And I was doing everything right, using it with Knot Today as well.

    It's possible that this would work better for me after I've been CG for longer and my (pretty heat-damaged) hair is better hydrated, but I've gotten much better results from less expensive gels.

    On the plus sides: it cut drying time by a few hours (like I said, dense hair, usually takes 8 hours or so to air-dry completely), the cast was easy to scrunch out, and I liked the smell. A kind of vanilla or cotton candy smell; it smelled very artificial but I liked it anyway.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyGirlieLiv (Type 3b) on 08/04/2014

    I love this!!! This is one of my holy grail products! But I do warn you,DO NOT overdue it! Your hair will be very weird and clumpy,also a bit flaky,cut the amount of gel you would normally use in half,or a little bit less. Anyways,it defines curls but it doesn't have all the crunch of a regular gel!!

  • 1

    Posted by ladynove (Type 3b) on 07/24/2014

    I really wanted to love this, but unfortunately this product did not work on its own nor in conjunction with a heavier, stronger gel. Perhaps it is simply not diffuser friendly. My hair was very dry at the ends, did not clump together properly and had many areas that were very damp despite the usual 20-25 minute diffusing session. The result was a dry, flat, frizzy mess. I had to return to the shower immediately. 3B girls be weary!

  • 2

    Posted by luciana6380 (Type 3a) on 07/22/2014

    Not a fan is the smell at all. Too sweet. Also took forever for my hair to dry. While it usually takes 3 hours to dry, I was still
    totally wet in the back of my head after 1pm. This was nothing special and definitely not worth the price I paid. On eBay it goes!

  • 3

    Posted by jncoffie` (Type 3b) on 07/19/2014

    I have very long 3b hair type and found this product to be just ok. It works just like a gel and does what it says, but it's not the greatest. A little goes a long way so it will last a very long time. The texture is very slimy, but it goes in the hair easily and gets rid of frizz. It dries without flaking. It leaves my hair feeling a little dry, but looking well defined and shiny. I MUCH PREFER the Kinky-Curly Knot Today. I did a side-by-side test with each on its own and there was a slight difference in shine. The custard made my hair a little shinier. The biggest difference was with how my hair felt to the touch. With the custard it felt like I had a product in, but the KCKT felt like I had naturally perfect, soft, shiny hair that I love to touch. I will not be buying the custard again.

  • 4

    Posted by Castlegal (Type 3c) on 07/18/2014

    This product is great if you are specifically going for a very defined wet curl look. I typically used it for extra hold after using the Am I Am Curling Jelly which needed the extra boost from KCCC. Hold was great and longstanding for wash and gos. A little goes a long way. I can see how overuse would create a crunchy undesirable texture. A solid performance in my book.

  • 2

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

    Not a fan. Like the reviewer below me ...it's slimy, tacky and dries my hair out after conditioning...almost weird! It's like all the work is ruined if I put this in my hair. The kinky curly detangler is mind blowingly amazing but this...not the worst I have tried but I won't buy again.

  • 1

    Posted by Reservechic (Type 3b) on 06/20/2014

    I only wish that I could rate this stuff a 0. I actually bought two jars of this stuff due to the hype over it. This product made my curls look like a hot mess. This product is super slimy and tacky to work with. It takes forever to dry, which I really disliked. Plus, it made my curls look wet and limp looking, dried out my hair, and left my curls super crunchy. the worst thing is that my curls had no movement. And, after the product finally dried in my hair, the shrinkage I had was unbelievable!

    It also left this tacky feeling on y shoulder, that I found to be quite bothersome. And, YES, I used this product according to directions, and it ended up being a MAJOR FAIL!

  • 4

    Posted by SereneCurls (Type 2c) on 06/19/2014

    I started using this last summer, took some time off from it in the winter, but have gone back to it this spring. I've used either the kckt, Giovanni leave in, or desert essence curl cream under it, all with success. My hair is waist length when wet, and I apply a quarter size blob of the custard to each half of my hair right in the shower. I use either brhg or HE smu over top, scrunch with a microfiber cloth, and pixy diffuse till 80% dry. Once I scrunch out the crunch, my curls are defined and springy while being soft to the touch, and I can easily refresh them for the next three days or so.

  • 1

    Posted by NaturallyLaur (Type 3c) on 06/03/2014

    I don't see why everyone raves over this. It defines my curls however it leaves them so dry and hard, even if I put just a little. And I've been using it in conjunction with KCKT.

  • 5

    Posted by ashkins09 (Type 3b) on 05/20/2014

    Been eyeing this forever and decided to take the plunge. Little amount definitely goes a long way. First time I did get that crunch but that feeling never bothered me. I blow dried my hair anyways and got awesome hold and definition. I haven't mixed it will the knot today since I need something more moisturizing due to protein over load (first time ever doing that). Anyways I finally found my HG styling product ♥.

  • 5

    Posted by Aneka (Type 3b) on 05/11/2014

    I absolutely LOVE this product! It smells divine and gives my TWA excellent curl definition! My 2nd hair day was even better than my 1st. I hesitated buying this product for a long time due to the price. I decided to try it out at Christmas time when I was gifted with a Target gift card; it only costs $16.99 versus $30 at other stores. Well worth the investment!

  • 5

    Posted by Mimi2010 (Type Unkown) on 04/24/2014

    I have not used KCCC since before I went natural June 2011. I used it while I was transitioning. It was ok. When I BC'd I started using Eco Styler and has since changed to UFDCM. For what ever reason that gel stopped working for me and I would get these little balls around my hairline. Not only that, when I used it recently my hair looked a hot mess. It was frizzy and dry. I decided to co-wash my hair and I used KCCC. My curls were popping. My hair was very well moisturized. I could not stop looking at my hair. I am on day 2 hair and it still looks great. I received so many compliments. I hope Shelly Davis (Kinky-Curly) never changes the formula like so many other companies do. BTW I have 3C/4A hair I think. Shrugs....

  • 5

    Posted by unicomica (Type 3c) on 04/22/2014

    My hair type is a kinky 3c, and BOYYY does this product help me. Im still unable to stop some of the crunch and hard spots but it is my STAPLE product. My hair is also shoulder length. It defines my curls and last for a long time. My day 5 hair is still on a roll and looks just as great as my day 1. I don't use it on its own, I suggest using it with an oil to ensure the smoothness of your hair.

  • 5

    Posted by ms005802 (Type 3b) on 04/19/2014

    im 3b mixed with 3c and this has been the BEST product iv ever used my hair gets no frizz. I cut my to like chinlength yesterday bc i did one year transition my hair has never looked better. Srunch the crunch with oil dont use too much gel just a decent amout i put it on my slightly damp hair and the results came out perfect. My curls look brand new though. Taking care of your hair using no heat is really worth it . I had good volume too . Anyways yeah i loved it! My mom tried it on her relaxed hair it looked okay but it looked better on mine because i have curly hair. Better than shea moisture during the summer/spring

  • 5

    Posted by spicyg (Type 4a) on 04/13/2014

    I love, love, love this kinky curly custard. My hair is definitely crunchy the first couple of days, but I can do a wash n go and it will last at least 5 days or longer. My hair is shiny and curls are well defined. This is a good product to have and a little goes a long way. I will keep this on hand. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

  • 5

    Posted by curlsrock157 (Type 3a) on 04/08/2014

    Love the product, but HATE the price tag. This product does, however, last a long time (a year or longer) so I think that the price tag is worth it considering how long the product lasts. You need to use a SMALL amount of product, though the term "small" can range from a pea-sized amount to a quarter-sized amount...you'll need to experiment based on the density of your hair among other factors. This product defines my hair really well (I have 2c/3a curls) without any other gels, but if your hair is denser, you may need to use this product in conjunction with a stronger gel and, again, you cannot be liberal with the amount of hair products that you use. Otherwise, you'll end up with stringy/sticky/heavy curls.

  • 5

    Posted by forgetmehknot (Type 2c) on 03/25/2014

    Trying to find a good gel that is curly girl approved without drying out my thick hair is hard to find. Since trying this product, it is now my go to gel. Leaves my hair moisturized, shiny with a soft hold. I also love how it defines my curls without making them crunchy!

  • 5

    Posted by Lysa (Type 4c) on 03/22/2014

    I am a new born when it comes to being natural. I've only been relaxer free since August of 2013 and this product saved me. I'm transitioning no big chop, I keep my hair braided. In between braiding I trim off a lot off the relaxed ends, deep condition and do twist outs. Until I found Kinky Curly knot to day and this curl custard my wash days were Pure Hell! My hair loves this stuff!!

  • 3

    Posted by stephimr (Type 4b) on 03/17/2014

    Like a bunch. Use in conjunction with the leave in or one may not get desired effect. Super definition with decent elongation compared to other gels. Too expensive. This is a splurge product for those who decide they want a healthier alternative to eco styler gel but for about 5 times the money. Cant bring myself to repurchase anymore due to the price, but it doesn't change the fact that its really good. I'd say its worth trying out and then decide from there. Oh and try the 8oz for half the price. Still hurts though :s **$16 before purchasing the almost required $12 leave-in :(

  • 5

    Posted by deerod (Type Unknown) on 03/03/2014

    I never write reviews but as a curly girl i know they REALLY help us out so here goes. I have 3B curls with this ONE weird patch on my canopy that always frizzes like ALWAYS. i never use 'product' in my hair - I can usually get really good definition with just oil and conidioner other than that one frizzy patch but even with the definition I get all over sometimes I want something with just a 'touch' of hold. I tried the Ecostyler gel that everyone raves about (red top) and i HATED it - it made my hair so hard and dry it was unbelivable so I decided to try this. I actually like the consistancy because its gel LIKE but not a gel - its like a watered down gel. I hate the smell but I usually disllike any frangrance in my products so that's just me and the smell totally goes away while in your hair. I've used this twice, once with tresemme naturals as the leave in and once with KKNT and I acutally prefer the tresemme naturals.When applying my hair was wet but not like totally sopping wet but I did use my spray bottle as parts got dried out. As for the amount of product to apply I just made sure my hair was well coated the same way it is when I apply my oils and leave in. I didn't get any residue or flaking with tresemme and I also used an oil underneath both times (castor mixed with a store brought oil Profecitv I forgot the whole name) but both times I got really beautiful soft fluffy curls. Both times my hair got pretty hard but it scrunched right out and what was left behind were soft, plump, conditioned ringlets. This forms some type of 'cast' around your hair so i think maybe one of the keys to this is obtaining the shape you want prior to applying - I don't this is the type of product that can help you create a shape that isn't there. So if you know how to manipulate your hair into the shape you want or you naturally have your shape but want hold and definition this may work for you.

  • 5

    Posted by Zemaria_xoxo (Type 3b) on 03/02/2014

    I'm low porosity, 3b/3c, and was told to not use this line without doing a baking soda treatment to lift my cuticles. I realized I didn't need to as long as I use my diffuser. But I LOVEEE this line. I used Shea Moisture for almost 2 years and now giving it a break.

  • 4

    Posted by curlcutie2005 (Type 3b) on 03/02/2014

    gets the job done. no frizz,and beautiful curls, but sometimes it can get very crunchy.

  • 4

    Posted by MsArryel (Type 4b) on 03/01/2014

    I love it. It is perfection for my wash-n-go. It does leave my hair a lil' crunchy so I always do my wash-n-go the night before, sit under the dryer and put in two puffs (pineapples) for bed. The next morning I spritz with aloe water and shake and I am good to go. My hair is soft and defined and it lasts for days!!!! I am a fan.

  • 4

    Posted by jd1234007 (Type 2a) on 02/23/2014

    I am in love with the kinky curly line! I love how you can use KCKT and KCCC for almost all curl patterns and textures. This curling custard gave me great definition and was not too heavy for my 2a hair. I did have to play around with this to find the right amount and I use abut 2 quarter size amounts for each section of my shoulder length hair. The hold and definition lasts a LONG time, I got 3 day hair easily. I do need to pair this with the leave in to get moisture. This is expensive but it will last me a long time. minus one curl because it takes forever to dry and it does not work well with any non-kinky curly products. I will repurchase!

  • 3

    Posted by rnholmes (Type 4b) on 02/17/2014

    I am a KC girl. I like to use this product after shampooing my hair, if I am going to wear a curly style. It is a must to apply a leave-in conditioner prior to use of this product. And you have to play with it to get the right proportions for you hairs. A little goes a long way.

  • 5

    Posted by pamelaws (Type 4a) on 01/30/2014

    I just love it! And just a bit is enough to hold my curls and keep them shinny and with that free-look. KC is the BEST styling gel EVER!

  • 5

    Posted by NubianPrize (Type 4a) on 01/07/2014

    Wish I could give it 10 curls !! The whole KinkyCurly line is my absolute HOLY GRAIL product for spring & summer. I get a headful of lovely well moisturized little penspring curls that last for days. All I have to do to refresh the curls is to spray with water & shake my head. It does have a learning curve, but you can make it go easier if you remember to first apply Knot Today on sopping ,dripping, soaking wet hair in small sections then immediately apply the curling custard to the section. If the hair starts to dry out, use a water filled spray bottle to keep it soaking wet. Then let it air dry. If it dries crunchy, apply a little light oil like grapeseed, jojoba or whatever works for your hair. I have fine, basically 4a curls of different sizes with some almost 4b hair & KinkyCurly works wonders on it !

  • 3

    Posted by memphiscurls901 (Type 3a) on 11/27/2013

    Definitely no crunch which is good, I use it with other products before plopping. Trick is figuring out the right amount. Lasts a long time but is kinda expensive. BUT, it makes my curls POP! Like almost too tight and I have caucasian 3A-B hair. I like it but will try other things before buying again.

  • 3

    Posted by Stewey005 (Type 3c) on 11/27/2013

    Very hard to master. Also maybe it is just me but I think the amount of aloe vera in this makes the skin on my hand irritated when I use it.

  • 5

    Posted by jsellington (Type 3c) on 11/15/2013

    I am a KC addict!!! I personally love the scent and my hair is fully moisturized when I use this product. I have tried other gels and my hair is not quite right. I don't get the sticky or gummy feel when I use other gels... this stuff is golden!!!

  • 5

    Posted by dmek40 (Type 3b) on 11/12/2013

    I love this product. My curls are light and bouncy and the frizz has gone. I have a lot of hair care products, and this one is going to be in the top of products I use. I used it along with the KC Knot Today leave in Conditioner.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyJ (Type 4a) on 10/30/2013

    I usually don't use gel on my hair but when I do I always use this one it makes my hair very soft and shiny and it makes my curls pop! love it

  • 3

    Posted by bjade29 (Type 2c) on 10/28/2013

    This is making my hair curl, but is not getting rid of any frizz or adding any volume. The jury is still out on this one.

  • 4

    Posted by Brigettelowe521 (Type 3a) on 10/24/2013

    I finally tried this after reading many good reviews and wanting to try it for a long time. I have used curls rock for years but I have been wanting to try something new. The first time I used it I was not wowed but I did not know how much to use. After reading reviews and tips on the KK website I learned how to apply it. Once I was using the right amount I was definitely wowed and loving it. It made my curls very bouncy and defined without being crunchy or sticky. The key to no crunch and great definition is finding out the amount that is right for you. The hold was good but not as good as curls rock. I will be repurchasing this product because I loved the way my curls look and feel with it but I wish it held longer.

  • 1

    Posted by Shay94 (Type 4a) on 10/19/2013

    Terrible product, I honestly don't know why everyone likes it. Waste of money.

  • 1

    Posted by CurlyRachelinSF (Type 3c) on 10/01/2013

    I am still trying to figure out what every one sees in this product. it does not mix well with other products at all. and when it is in my hair I can't get it out of my hair, I had to wash my hair with a cheap SLS shampoo. I followed the directions to a T and my hair looked like I had a jacked up Jehri Curl, Like Michael Jackson on the "Thriller" album cover or I could have been an extra in Coming to America. I just don't understand why people like it so much. its crunchy and flakey and won't come out with a wash

  • 5

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

    You def have to use this product in conjunction with the Knot Today and Come Clean for best results! I have 4a and 4c hair and my first wash and go was on poooooint with this custard.. I recommend using this on sopping wet hair after applying Knot Today.My hair last for a week i sleep at night with a bonnet nothing else and all i do is refresh next morning with aloe vera gel and water in a spray bottle. My hair is soft and defined.. LOOVE!

  • 5

    Posted by Mliesa (Type 3a) on 09/10/2013

    I have 3b/3A hair and I had a sample so gave it a try together with the KCKT. Generally I don't like gel like hair stylers so had very low expectations. But I what a surprise, wow was not expecting to get nice, shiny, bounce and wel defined curls at all. No hard crunches or sticky hair at all and very light weightt. I have to see how my second haird day wil turn out and there is a little frizze but looks like I will purchase a jar of the fabulous stuff soon. Like it so far!

  • 5

    Posted by anaujat62 (Type 4a) on 09/09/2013

    I love how this product defines my curls!!! I'm in the TWA stage and the curl pattern this custard gives me is just unbelievable........everyone asks me how I got my hair to curl like this. I have to make sure I order another jar so that I won't run out.....This curling custard is a MUST HAVE!!!!!

  • 4

    Posted by nyishaj123 (Type 4a) on 08/30/2013

    How I used it? As a traditional styler

    1st impression Before (CG Method): I hated the consistency, and that it was sticky when I re-wet my hair.
    2nd impression After 1yr & 6 months of (CG Method): Can't believe I hated this stuff, Now I'm addicted, No wonder people will break the bank to get it. It allows hang time and defines curls beautifully. Re-wetting doubles as a detangler. Cons, can get crunch if heavy handed (my fault), not much shine, takes too long to dry naturally, and expensive for the amount you get.

    Would you buy it again? Yes. Side note: If Curl Junkie's Pattern Pusha works just as well as this I'll buy that instead.

  • 3

    Posted by JessiiLeighh (Type 3a) on 08/29/2013

    I liked the way my first day curls looked, but it had a sticky residue whenever i touched my hair or sweat during gym class. It was gross. It took forever to dry, and my second day curls never came out well. I think it stretched my curls out a little as well. Not a bad product, just not for me.

  • 5

    Posted by HopefullyCurly (Type 3c) on 08/23/2013

    I may be obsessed with this product! I had to stop using EcoStyler because my hair was getting flaky & dry. I also tried the Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle and it was "ok" (very sticky) but this product (uesd on top of KCKT) is amazing! My curls were immediately defined, soft & shiny. The next morning, my curls were still defined & shiny and after refreshing (with water/shea butter oil mix) they were soft and bouncy again! I will surely repurchase this product & recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good styling gel.

  • 2

    Posted by mandymae (Type 2c) on 08/10/2013

    Been trying to love my unruly waves/curls. Fairly new to the CG process. Ran out of my devacurl products, and decided to try the KC products as they were on sale at Target. Did read the helpful reviews about how "less is more" with KCCC product, and followed the directions to the letter on the bottle. I even did a brown sugar rub first to ensure no nonKC product residue was in my hair. I did give this a few tries. As promised, it didn't weigh my hair down, which is good for us looser curl types . However, the end result of this product is that I look like a poodle and feel that I should teleport into an '80s movie. I could get the same result with using no product whatsoever and letting my 5 year old niece go at my hair with a brush to remove my "tangles" (what she calls the waves/curls). Will be tossing these products and running to Ulta to buy more devacurl.

  • 3

    Posted by KurlyKayy (Type 4a) on 08/10/2013

    This smells really good and gives my hair great hold and definition. However, it does create a crisp texture and my hair really shrinks with this. Also, it is kind of sticky and makes my hair feel dry. I'm looking for something else but this will do in the meantime.

  • 4

    Posted by curliegirl81 (Type 4a) on 08/08/2013

    This is a good product it define my 4a hair I may have put to much but I loved it.

  • 5

    Posted by carriejo327 (Type 3b) on 08/03/2013

    I never knew my hair could be this soft and carefree. After a day or two I can reset it by just spraying a Little water on and it curls right back.Wonderful product love it but not the price because I have very long hair down to by behind.Will be the only hair gel I will ever use. Love the all natural ingredients.Just have to pay the high price for good hair.

  • 5

    Posted by amberlaine (Type 3b) on 07/27/2013

    This stuff changed my life. Before I discovered this product, I was stricly an AG RE-Coil girl, and IW s very happy with my hair. But after using this, I'm more in love with my hair than I ever have been before. Kinky Curly makes my hair incredibly soft and fluffy yet somehow still manages to hold and dfine my curls. I live in Texas where the humidity is a bear, but this product holds up against even our worst days. My curls are defined, clumpy, soft, and touchable. Yes, this gel dries hard--you will ned to scrunch your curls to break the gel cast. But once that's done, I'm left with absolutely amazing, picture perfect, silky hair. I see absolutely no reason to try any other product. I am completely sold on Kinky Curly.

    It smells like coconut, but i dont smell it in my hair once it's dy.

  • 3

    Posted by topprincess88 (Type 3c) on 07/26/2013

    CONs: This product is gross and VERY sticky. My friend told me about it because she uses it. It made my hair hard as a brick! The smell is very heavy on cotton candy.

    PROS: But, if your going for that hard look then, i guess the product is pretty good. If you like your hair to smell like cotton candy and for bees to chase you then this product is for you!!

  • 4

    Posted by pictureperfect (Type 4a) on 07/24/2013

    The DOPEST gel ever! Does exactly what it says it does. It made my 4abc curls clump (next to impossible to do) and it gave a nice shine to it even after it dried. My only complaint is the price, can someone say exploitation? If you can get this on sale it is definitely worth a try!

  • 4

    Posted by jadefuller (Type 4a) on 07/24/2013

    This is the best product that I have found that can really define my curls. I took off a star because it does cause shrinkage (despite what the bottle says) and it is very sticky/gooey and will get on the back of your neck and ears.

  • 5

    Posted by whoopi2u (Type Unknown) on 07/22/2013

    4b with products, 4c when dry and frizzy!
    Hi,
    I'm a newly curly after 16 years of lovely locs. My hair is fine, thin and very tight (pipe cleaner size) zig zag coils with 90%+ shrinkage. After MUCH trial and error I keep coming back to wash and go using Curly Girl Method (not the modified versions-stretching my hair leads to frizz) with Tresemme naturals as pre poo and cowash then Kinky Curly Knot Today as leave in followed by KCCC as my gel. I get excellent frizz free curl definition and brilliant shine. Down side is that I do have to cowash at least every other day or I get flakes. Also, Kinky curly does NOT play well with other products. It seems to have to absorb into my hair to work best. Therefore, depending on the porosity of my hair I can get by with more or less in my experience. I also have to be careful mixing any other products including any oils that don't absorb. Otherwise they will cause KC to just sit on top and dry to a white finish, yech. I can use coconut oil the night before but that is about it.
    Bottom line. Once you figure out how to use this product line it performs best and most consistently.

  • 5

    Posted by Laker Lover (Type 4a) on 07/22/2013

    I wish I could give it ten stars! Hold, definiton and shine all in one little jar! I use it on wet hair over As I Am leave in conditioner. My hair dries shiny and in tiny ringlets...I get so many compliments! I also get second and third day hair. I love it and jar lasts forever! A little goes a long way. I've tried many other curl definers and this one is THE.BEST. I had to play with it though because too much will give you jherri curl and make your hair sticky and white. I rake it through with my fingers (or a comb if I want even more definition) while my hair is damp with leave in conditioner. I couldn't use it with the Knot Today because it made my scalp itch. Try it! You won't regret it.

  • 5

    Posted by TyAsh (Type 3c) on 07/21/2013

    I love this it work perfect with my hair

  • 4

    Posted by cupcake28 (Type 3c) on 07/10/2013

    I think this is the best curling custard out there period. I have tried many of them and they all have issues. Even this one has issues, but they are issues I can live with. My only gripes with this are the price and my hair never seems to dry completely when using it. My hair will be wet for days, which is unusual. By the third or fourth day, I will start to see flakes, but this doesn't make my hair break and my curls look fantastic. Another drawback is that you have to really use the clarifying shampoo and the leave in conditioner with it. It is a good system though and the products work well together. So far, this one is winning.

  • 5

    Posted by Blake.Smith (Type Unknown) on 07/09/2013

    I am reviewing this because Martha's review made me decide to go try this product. I live in the humid, hot deep south. I have low porosity, very fine, very thin, wavy 2b hair. Martha you rock! I did exactly what you did. I washed with VO5 moisture milks conditioner. Then I used Suave Naturals conditioner, followed by Kinky-Curly Knot Today leave-in conditioner, Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz and finally Kinky-Curly Curling Custard. Once my hair dried I added a little of the KCSS and KCCC in the amounts you specified. I must say you did find the HOLY GRAIL combination for our 2b fine/thin wavy hair type. I got very soft, defined, frizz-free, humidity-busting, bouncy shiny waves! Thank you for taking the time to do a hair journal and then post your review. :-) I love Kinky-Curly products and I can't believe I lived this long without them! I have tried other products to and returned most of them to the mall. My hair does not fear the deep south humid summertime anymore!

  • 5

    Posted by Martha (Type 2b) on 07/09/2013

    I am Caucasian and I have long, super, super, super fine, low porosity (healthy) 2b/2c combination hair. Today in Dallas Texas it was 102◦F, 79% humidity and the dew point was 70◦F. For the first time in ages I enjoyed perfect FRIZZ-FREE hair all day long! I used Alberto VO5 Moisture Milk for my co-wash, Suave naturals conditioner, Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-in (a Quarter size), Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz (8 pumps) and Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (the size of a pea).. After my hair air dried I applied 2 additional squirts of KCSP and a touch of KCCC to my hair. Perfect FRIZZ FREE, defined, bouncy curls. I did NOT get any crunch! My hair did NOT look oily or greasy. For the last two weeks I have kept a hair journal as I tried out numerous curly girl, natural, hair products. And I have found my HOLY GRAIL! I have not found anything else that can beat the humidity! Thanks Kinky-Curly!

  • 5

    Posted by Cardiokickdiva (Type Unknown) on 07/05/2013

    Definitely a Holy Grail Product! I was a little hesitant to try this product given the very mixed reviews and the cost but after having a very difficult time with glycerin based products this summer I decided to give it a try and I am pleasantly surprised. I still don't know how I feel about hair typing but my guess is I'm somewhere between a 3C/4A/4B, depending on the area of my head and it has not been doing well in the heat wave we'v been having in CT. It seemed like nothing I did would control the frizz. I had ZERO frizz with this product and a little does go a long way and I also got great 2nd and 3rd day hair, which NEVER happens! Love Kinky Curly.

  • 5

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

    At first I was a little hesitant to purchase this product because of the price, but after using it I can say money well spent. This is the BEST styling gel out there. It makes my hair look slick and gives the "wet" look. I am in LOOOOVE with this product. It works best when you scrunch your hair and it can hold for days.

  • 5

    Posted by jupshire (Type 3c) on 06/29/2013

    This is by far the best styling gel I've used on my natural hair. It really defines my curls and holds them for up to three days. I went through chemo last year and my hair texture changed from very coarse 4c to 3c texture. Since I've decided to stay natural, I've been trying a variety of products to find what works best for my new hair texture. I have always kept my hair short and for my new curly texture, this is the best product I've found so far. I just wish it wasn't so expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for. Excellent!!!

  • 3

    Posted by kcjolley (Type 4a) on 06/27/2013

    I've only used this along with the Kinky-Curly Knot Today (which I will do a seperate review on), and while it did define my coils, it left my hair feeling like a coily hair helmet. I didnt like the extra shrinkage either. I only have 5 inches of hair as it is. This makes it appear that my 5 inches are really only 2. I clearly dont mind having short hair...but dang! I like the smell of it. This was the first product that (partly because of the ingredients) I felt inclined to taste...please dont try this at home and DONT JUDGE ME. It was sweet but I digress...back to the product review. I've put this one away until I'm ready to try it again when my hair grows out a bit more.

  • 5

    Posted by jenniferargueta2 (Type 3b) on 06/25/2013

    This stuff is great! It's the only thing that controls my son's curly hair and leaves it smooth and free of frizz!! I would definately recomend this product!!

  • 3

    Posted by LittleMissSunshine (Type 3a) on 06/25/2013

    I don't review after one use of the product except if the reults are disastruous. So my reviews are usually thoughtfull. So here we go.

    The Kinky Curly Cream Custard is semi-transparent (slightly yellowish) and smells like vanilla cupcakes or anything that has a sweet buttery smell. I personally really like it. The texture of the gel is pretty normal except no residue is produced by the warmth of the hand and it's not too solid too which indicates a good quality gel.

    When I received the product I was really happy. Because I read all these good reviews about this product I was really looking foward to try it. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me simply because this product is too heavy for my hair. And I really tried many ways, many different quantities but each time I putted KCCC on my hair, I had to wash it the next morning. The only thing that I liked about this product is the fact that it didn't dried out my hair.

    I am so desapointed because it's not working for me like it did for other girls. I didn't gave it 2 stars like I would of because I think the product is still a good product but I would not recommend this for a fine haired, for the wavy type or for the 3A's.

    If ever you encountered the same problematic as I did, try the Panthene Curly Mousse. It's much more cheaper and accessible than this product. In terms of gel, I like Curl Lotion by Pure Shine better than this but because it's high in alcool it will make your hair looking more dried.

  • 1

    Posted by ManeTopic (Type 4b) on 06/22/2013

    I had heard so much about this product i thought that it was a must have. i love the smell but not the outcome. After a week i'd realized that i had lost around 3 inches i did everything i could to get my hair to stretch back to the normal height but it just didn't. I've never tried kinky curly again or even looked at their ads.

  • 5

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

    My curls looooooooooove this product!! Amazing stuff. Make sure you add water to your hair after applying this product to avoid sticky residue after your hair drys. Keeps my curls defined without drying them out. My #1 go to styling product. Smells soft and yummy!

  • 3

    Posted by ivymusicartist (Type 3b) on 06/22/2013

    I didn't care for this product too much. It left my hair too heavy, and I didn'r care for the smell either.

  • 4

    Posted by angela123 (Type 4b) on 06/18/2013

    This product DOES bring out every single curl you have but I didnt find that it elongated them that much. I found a little crunch in particular places but not bad.

  • 5

    Posted by mlambinicio (Type 3b/c) on 06/13/2013

    I love this gel! It has good light to medium hold, easily reactivated with a bit of KKNT & water for week long refreshed curls! Doesn't cause heavy product build up for those of us who only wash our curls once or twice a week. This is def on my hair staple list!

  • 5

    Posted by tamandawalke (Type 3b) on 06/09/2013

    Love this! HG for sure - couldn't be without it!

  • 5

    Posted by sandalion3 (Type 4c) on 06/06/2013

    I have 4c, very tightly coild hair. This product works great for me when combined with the KKNT leave-in. It's expensive, but I will be purchasing.

    This product works for wng's and for buns/ponytails for me.

    On 2nd, 3rd and 4th day hair, I spritz with water and aloe vera mixture, it reactivates the products and i'm good to go.

  • 5

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

    This is the best curl definer on the market. I like Miss Jessie curling pudding but it is very oily and way out of my budget (it was a gift). I recently big chopped (after an 8 month transition), and am I product junkie already. But I am having a hard time finding any products that can compete. Whenever I use this I get so many compliments and even remarks about how that cannot be my hair texture, or that must be a texturizer. NO its KCCC! :) I love the scent it is very light and goes away, and it mixes well with other scents. After washing with Come Clean I apply a little Knot Today as a detangler/ leave in. I either use more knot today or another leave in once my hair is damp, not soaking wet. Then I apply the custard in sections. I do about 8 sections and apply a quarter size glob to each section. I do see the white stuff, even when i use a lot of knot today but it goes away after it is abotu 25-50% dry, depending on the leave in used under it.

    I enjoy daily co-washes but with this second and third day hair are a must. All I do is re-wet my hair in the shower and shake. I may apply a styler on top once it is about 50% dry because I love scents! (I am using knotty girl vanilla cake batter and they play well together.) That is it! My second and third day hair is more elongated curls. Fourth day is like a curly fro; not my thing but still cute. I could probably get more days but I would have to use more KCCC on the first day and helmet hair is not so cute ;)

    If I do use too much a good palmade or even more knot today on top softens my curls.

    I will be purchasing this again.

  • 4

    Posted by terriyf (Type Unknown) on 05/29/2013

    I used Kinky Curly Curling Custard for the first time today. I like that my curls are defined. I think that I got a little heavy handed with it though. Other than that, so far, so good!

  • 5

    Posted by luxhippie (Type 4a) on 05/28/2013

    I am totally impressed by KCCC! It smells like something sweet in a bakery. The texture of this gel is not like eco styler so every time I apply it, I'm worried that my hair is not going to come out defined, but not to worry... I get the best curls ever, better than eco styler and my curls look super thick and healthy, natural, juicy, soft and movable not crunchy-like they will break if I try to move them. This stuff is tried and true! I always use the KCKT leave-in and then KCCC and when it's maybe 70-80% dry I spray an oil over it. It is expensive, but it is on my HG list because it performs!
    *If you get white balls or flakes it usually means your hair has too much product, maybe you didn't remove all the product from a previous time styling your hair or you didn't get all the rinse out conditioner out, etc. Try mixing products in your hand before you apply to your hair. Alot of quality products, especially this, get dissed but it's your technique not the product. I am guilty of getting white stuff product overload and I know it's because my wash session didn't do what it was supposed to do.

  • 4

    Posted by StlGal (Type 4c) on 05/27/2013

    4c 4c 4c 4c 4c 4c 4c

    4c curlies now hear this - 4c curlies now hear this!

    Don't listen to them, 4c Chicas CAN use KCCC!

    PROS: Doesn't leave my hair parched. Adds shine. Holds style for 2-3 days. All natural. Cruelty free.
    CONS: Maximum shrinkage. Leaves hair gummy/tacky in humid weather. Forms little "balls" in hair after 3 days.

    That said, I have tightly coiled, porous, fine strands, with medium density and no definable curl pattern. And I love KCCC/KCKT for my TWA. I have a technique which works for me, and hopefully it will work for you too.

    Here's my regimen. It gives me at least 3-DAY hair before I have to redo it.

    1. Purchase a back comber / teaser type comb (e.g. Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)

    2. Watch SimplYounique's YouTube video for a tutorial using the back comber, titled "Miss Jessie's curly pudding application (Requested) Natural Hair SimplYounique" dated Apr 17, 2010.

    3. Acknowledge that your hair will not form curly ringlets , but "clumped ringlets" with this technique. I apply KCKT leave-in to freshly washed damp hair, detangle the hair, section into workable parts and apply hair clips. I go back and apply KCCC to each section and re-clip the section to keep it from tangling.

    4. I dip my backcomber in a basin of warm water for extra moisture during the styling process.

    5. I use the rat-tail end of the backcomber to separate the hair into thin partings (no shingling - it doesn't work for me) and then gently comb product through to the ends till hair is smooth and detangled, and then let my smoothed detangled coils slowly drop through the teeth of the comb. You will see tight ringlets form. Don't touch.

    6. Once my entire head is done, I whip my hair back and forth to loosen it up prior to diffusing.

    7. Leaning forward, I diffuse the crown of my hair upside down to set it (more volume - no flat top), and then air dry my hair, or finish with diffuser or bonnet dryer.

    Make sure your hair is dry! Do not touch your hair until it's dry!! Do not lie down to sleep with damp hair!!!

    If you do it right, this may become part of your regimen!

    Be Blessed!

  • 4

    Posted by StlGal (Type 4c) on 05/27/2013

    4c 4c 4c 4c 4c 4c 4c

    4c curlies now hear this - 4c curlies now hear this!

    Don't listen to them, 4c Chicas CAN use KCCC!

    PROS: Doesn't leave my hair parched. Adds shine. Holds style for 2-3 days. All natural. Cruelty free.
    CONS: Maximum shrinkage. Leaves hair gummy/tacky in humid weather. Forms little "balls" in hair after 3 days.

    That said, I have tightly coiled, porous, fine strands, with medium density and no definable curl pattern. And I love KCCC/KCKT for my TWA. I have a technique which works for me, and hopefully it will work for you too.

    Here's my regimen. It gives me at least 3-DAY hair before I have to redo it.

    1. Purchase a back comber / teaser type comb (e.g. Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)

    2. Watch SimplYounique's YouTube video for a tutorial using the back comber, titled "Miss Jessie's curly pudding application (Requested) Natural Hair SimplYounique" dated Apr 17, 2010.

    3. Acknowledge that your hair will not form curly ringlets , but "clumped ringlets" with this technique. I apply KCKT leave-in to freshly washed damp hair, detangle the hair, section into workable parts and apply hair clips. I go back and apply KCCC to each section and re-clip the section to keep it from tangling.

    4. I dip my backcomber in a basin of warm water for extra moisture during the styling process.

    5. I use the rat-tail end of the backcomber to separate the hair into thin partings (no shingling - it doesn't work for me) and then gently comb product through to the ends till hair is smooth and detangled, and then let my smoothed detangled coils slowly drop through the teeth of the comb. You will see tight ringlets form. Don't touch.

    6. Once my entire head is done, I whip my hair back and forth to loosen it up prior to diffusing.

    7. Leaning forward, I diffuse the crown of my hair upside down to set it (more volume - no flat top), and then air dry my hair, or finish with diffuser or bonnet dryer.

    Make sure your hair is dry! Do not touch your hair until it's dry!! Do not lie down to sleep with damp hair!!!

    If you do it right, this may become part of your regimen!

    Be Blessed!

  • 4

    Posted by kinkycurlmtl (Type 3c) on 05/26/2013

    Love this stuff, my hair is 3c and I 'm transitioning , best on wash and goes and to silk back ponys

  • 4

    Posted by kinkycurlmtl (Type 3c) on 05/26/2013

    Love this stuff, my hair is 3c and I 'm transitioning , best on wash and goes and to silk back ponys

  • 4

    Posted by kinkycurlmtl (Type 3c) on 05/26/2013

    Love this stuff, my hair is 3c and I 'm transitioning , best on wash and goes and to silk back ponys

  • 5

    Posted by Wild_n_Curly21 (Type Unknown) on 05/16/2013

    So far this is the only product that has completely satisfied me and what I like to see in my curly hair! It's soft an it gives great definition! The smell is great and using it while wet and after using the curly knot today just works so well! The only thing I find is I have SO MUCH HAIR and it is SO THICK I need to use a lot of product to cover it all and sometimes I need to add a little gel to hold if it is for whatever reason I need more hold than normal day. I hate the crunch of gel but this product is the best hold I have found without any crunch& I love it! My go to product!

  • 5

    Posted by anglbby5683 (Type 3c) on 05/15/2013

    I have 3b/3c hair and I'm mixed with Black and Mexican. I have to say...so far so good! I jut purchased this product yesterday and I am loving my hair today! I co-washed last night, split my hair into four sections and applied KCCC from root to tip. My hair was dry within 2 hours and I could not believe the definition! I added a little Moroccan oil to set it last night, pineappled before bed and when I took it out this morning, my hair was shiny and my curls were defined and so bouncy! I have never had results like this with any product I've used. The best part for me is it really blends my straight ends which are damaged from heat styling. I think I've found my new favorite product!

  • 1

    Posted by nanaluvsyou (Type 3c) on 05/06/2013

    I did not like this product at all!!! About 30 minutes after I put it in my hair there was white flakes in my hair and it was gross. It only defined my curls at the end of my hair but at the scalp my hair was super frizzy. I would have been better off without it.

  • 1

    Posted by andrea.porte (Type Unknown) on 05/03/2013

    Ok...this product smells nice and goes on smooth. However...I applied it in the morning, and not even 3 hours later, I had a frizzy ball all over my head! YES...I followed the directions to a "T"...so to have a dried out, harsh crunchy fro, that had the nerve to FLAKE...oh no! I can't. Sorry to have wasted $ 20.00 cause this product is horrible!

  • 5

    Posted by ACDavis579 (Type Unknown) on 04/30/2013

    Before learning my hair's porosity, this product was horrible for me. It never dried, ever! Then I figured out that because I have no (very low lol) porosity, my hair doesn't absorb anything, including water quickly. Now that I do Cherry Lola Treatment to open up my hair's cuticle, this stuff is AWESOME! I've noticed that many of the negative comments invovle it not drying and it could be because of your hair's porosity. Also, once I followed the directions properly and only used it on soaking wet hair it came out great, I didn't need to use as much, it didn't turn white anymore and dried in a decent amount of time. This is my go-to product (along with the Knot Today). I'm a PJ so I can't help but try other stuff, but this is always on standby for those emergency intervenations when I'm dealing with a product experiment gone wrong. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

  • 3

    Posted by brittanygb (Type 4c) on 04/30/2013

    Product does what it says. It was sticky in my hair, however. And I used it after detangling with the Knot Today, so my hair was white for a couple hours. Wouldn't use it everyday, but it'll be great for the days I don't want to twist my hair. Really defined my curls to make for a much better wash n go.

  • 5

    Posted by lag28wa (Type 3a) on 04/22/2013

    This is an amazing product. I have very fine 3a hair, it defines and clumps my curls without weighing them down. I find that I can manipulate my hair with my hands/fingers as I'm diffusing and there is enough hold with this custard that I don't get frizzies, but yet it also does not have that "crunchy" feel. It also imparts lots of shine. Smells like a cupcake crossed with a marshmallow.

  • 4

    Posted by Bianca (Type 3a) on 04/21/2013

    Love this. It's a tricky product and unfortunately there's likely to be an expensive case of trial and error with this product. When I first started using KCCC, I would go through a $17 jar in one day. I had no idea how to work it. Now I've gotten it and this product is my staple. I use this over Terax Life Drops and they're an amazing combo. When I really take my time and apply this correctly, I can go at least 4 days without having to bother with my hair. Just a pineapple at night.

    I would have given it 5 curls but 1.) It's expensive 2.) It takes FOREVER to dry. My ends will be perfect and shiny and bouncy and it will take 2nd day before my roots are shiny and bouncy too. Annoying.

  • 4

    Posted by Tkhosh (Type 3b) on 04/19/2013

    This would get 5 stars from me if only it kept the frizz down in better in high humidity...but I do live in very humid Florida. As a result, I can't really use this during the warmer months...this is my "winter" product for low humidity days. I have never had any product give my spirals such beautiful definition and bounce as this does, nor has any other product ever left my hair so soft. The first time I used it, the feel of it made me a little worried that it might weigh my hair down too much so I went very light with it...but I quickly realized it does not weigh my hair down in the slightest...it actually gives my hair more fullness than gel type products. My hair is about mid back in length, and I have a mix of 3a-3c curls in different areas of my head. My hair also has a combo of textures but is mostly medium. My hair is not very thick (though people assume it is because it is "full" but in reality that is just my curl pattern making my hair appear that way, I actually do not have nearly as thick hair as it would seem...I can wrap a standard size scrunchie around my hair 3 times for a pony tail) so the last thing I want is to weigh my hair down...but my thirsty hair can handle small amounts of shea butter and coconut oil without going limp. Hope my hair background gives you some idea if this will work for you or not. What I have found is that it does actually work far better when used with the knot today. So my routine is I finger comb my wet hair with knot today, then I layer this on top, scrunch, and let it air dry. (I use about 2 quarter sized squirts of the knot today and about the same amount of the custard over that) If I find I did not distribute as well as I should have and an area looks a little fuzzy, I just smooth it with a little more knot today...my hair has never looked as fantastic as it did this past winter. I think using it with the knot today is the key to not have flakes...but I should also mention it does not play well with other brands of products...you will get flakes. (I found that out when I was away from home overnight and realized I forgot my knot today! I tried to use a little devacurl gel I had with me...which I use during the summer months and they did NOT play nice!) Still, with just this and the knot today, I got more compliments than usual, complete strangers etc. The only downfall is my hair is sooooo soft when I use this, that my husband wont keep his fingers out of it, lol.

  • 5

    Posted by raydhimed (Type 3c) on 04/17/2013

    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! I use this in conjunction with the Leave-In Conditioner and it works wonders!! A little bit of this stuff seriously goes a long way!! The 8oz will prob last me about 2 months! and thats with washing about 2xs a week! I always get so many compliments! I have tried other products in place of this to try to save $$ and I always return to my TRUE LOVE!

  • 1

    Posted by sarsabf5 (Type 3b) on 04/16/2013

    I had high hopes for this product based on the reviews from this site, but it came up short. I've been looking for something to replace Redken's Soft Spin as it's being discontinued. What I liked about that product was that I could work it through wet hair and let it air dry. All I needed to do was fluff it a bit throughout the day to get volume, but it held down the frizzies, especially in problem areas (top and around forehead). I ran Kinky-Curly through my hair and immediately knew it wasn't going to hold. When my hair was mostly dry, I walked out into the NYC wind and it was all over. By the time I came home, it looked as if I hadn't used anything. There were certain areas that held more than I was expecting (they looked a bit crunchy, though) and other areas that were not calmed down at all, even though I applied it evenly. Worst of all, the top of my head was wildly out of control. This is simply not strong enough, plus it is expensive. Back to the drawing board!

  • 2

    Posted by curly1478 (Type 3c) on 04/02/2013

    when i was natural this made my 4b curls elongate very well and defined them well but left my hair really sticky and goey and nasty and hard i couldn't get my hair combed the next day.This products is way to expensive but a little goes a long way

  • 4

    Posted by j9gemini (Type 4a) on 03/29/2013

    I really, really like this product. I never have to worry about my hair drying out, and it does a good job of defining and holding my curls. I'd give this product 5 stars if it weren't for the price. It's a bit expensive. I can get similar results using the Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator, which is about $5 for the same size container (or for a 16oz container at some beauty supply stores). It's not quite as good as KCCC, but still works and fits better in my budget.

  • 2

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

    I am not a fan of this product. I first tried it after my BC 3/2011. From what I remember, this product left white flakes in my hair. I would use it for wash and go's or to slick down my edges. Either way there were, white flakes primarily around my edges, on my scalp as it dried. I read the reviews before buying it so I was warned....I would even reapply more or add water. However, before I could get out the door with my fresh style, there were white flakes in my hair. #productFAIL I still have what's left from 2 years ago in my product "graveyard". I am also not impressed with any of the other Kinky-Curly products....look for my reviews on those other products. #comingSoon

  • 5

    Posted by freygal (Type 2b) on 03/27/2013

    Great for my soft, wavy/curly, color-treated 2b hair. Perfectly lovely hair without frizz using a bit of leave-in condish, some KCKnot Today and some KCCCustard. After diffusing and letting hair rest awhile, I ran through my loose curls with a wide-tooth comb and that's when the magic happened making shiny, beautiful, voluminous waves without frizz (cue angels singing). So happy with Kinky-Curly products that work well together (KCKnot Today, KCCCustard, and KCSpriral Spritz).

  • 4

    Posted by lissathecocoa (Type 4a) on 03/24/2013

    I really like Kinky-Curly's Curling Custard; I'm transitioning to natural and use it for my twist-outs, braid-outs, and roller sets. I just dip my fingers into the jar, coat the pads of my fingers with it and run my finger down the length of the strand I'm twisting/braiding/setting, and then proceed. Unlike gel, the CC leaves my hair soft and moisturized, not crunchy and hard. However, it does provide pretty good hold and definition. I typically add a few drops of Lottabody's setting lotion with olive oil for extra hold to my hair before using the KCCC, but even when I've used it alone I think I can get a good 2.5-3 days out of my twist-outs.

  • 3

    Posted by TartNTangy (Type 2b) on 03/03/2013

    When I first used this product, I was AMAZED! I super-soaked my hair, used a leave-in, and then scrunched in some KCCC. The clumps were amazing and held up fr a long time. When about 4 hours passed, I scrunched out the crunch... but my hair was still damp as heck! I quickly learned that this stuff provides great clumping, because it locks in water, which also increases drying time by a LOT. I was very disappointed, because I don't want to walk around all day with damp hair. It appears flat and the whirls are heavier, which end up elongating over time. For the amount of ingredients it contains, and for what it does, it is NOT worth this much money!

    I loved the initial results, so I am currently experimenting with ways to get this stuff to work without the soaking head of hair. Not super-soaking my hair and squeezing water out of it makes prone to frizz quicker and by the time I'm done applying KCCC, I have broken up clumps and some stringy waves. Its a little frustrating, but I'm fool enough to keep trying after I've had a taste of the clumping greatness. What else am I gonna do with a jar full of it anyway?

  • 4

    Posted by Nhathaway26 (Type 2c) on 02/26/2013

    Crunchy, crunchy, crunchy! I'm so sick of SOTC!! 4 curls because my hair looks great, used with knot today, but I hate the crunch. I do like that it melts with water, however, it kinda felt weird going into my hair.It smells good but it's also expensive, and if I still have to SOTC I'll get la looks and save $14! Next!!

  • 5

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

    Hair type: mixed, 3C/4A. Absolutely FANTASTIC. It does what the description says: moisture and definition! As I Am Curling Jelly is similar, but KC is slightly thicker and gives great definition.

  • 5

    Posted by dusalocks (Type 3a) on 02/12/2013

    I don't know why it's taken me so long to review this. Maybe because it doesn't need another glowing review but it certainly deserves one This is one of the first things I bought when I turned CG and thank God. This is my all time, holy grail, never fails me, five star styling product. I adore it. My hair always looks amazing and feels so soft when I use it. I will always, always, always repurchase this. It's protein free, super moisturizing, plays nicely with other stylers and, best of all, a little goes a long way for me. In that way it's worth its price because I think I may get five or even six months' use out of the container I bought in November. (It's mid February now and only half gone.)

  • 4

    Posted by soundslikechina (Type 3c) on 02/09/2013

    This is a very tricky product. It took a while to learn how to use it but it is awesome. This is definitely a system type of product. You definitely need to use the shampoo, leave in, and custard together. If you are co-washer this product is not for you. You need. To have very clean hair before you use this hence why you should use the Come Clean shampoo. You can definitely get 5 day hair with this product.

  • 5

    Posted by lindzo (Type 4a) on 02/05/2013

    One word…MAGIC! Well maybe not but this stuff is the truth. I would give the max amount of stars. When I started out using this back when I did my big chop I did not know how to use it properly so I had flakes and I was frustrated at the drying time. (very long) But now one year later I have learned how to properly use this on my hair.
    Step 1: Wash hair with moisturizing shampoo (As I am Coconut Cowash)
    Step 2: Condition hair (any conditioner I have, leave on for 15 min under dryer)
    Step 3: leave in conditioner, ( Kinky curly knot today, and kinky curly oil)
    Step 4: Section hair and take about a peanut size of curly pudding and put through sections of hair. Detangling with deman brush and smoothing with hands
    Step 5: Air dry or hood dryer and BAM!! Curly hair for days!!

  • 5

    Posted by CityChic4life38701 (Type 4b) on 02/01/2013

    Me being a product junkie who loves natural products I just had to try this after hearing so many good things about it and I absolutely love it! I used this yesterday on my two-strand twists and put perm rods on the ends and my hair today is fly as can be! Omg my twists are defined in a way I nevere knew they could be! I'm so amazed and completely satisfied with this. I would say this is my HG for a defining product but I will definitely keep this as a staple in my regimen.

  • 4

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

    I like how Curling Custard gives me soft well-defined twist-outs. I tend to be a little heavy-handed with this product, but I really don't need to use a lot, because when I use too much it takes too long to dry and It flakes like crazy when it does dry.

  • 5

    Posted by sheree.babe8 (Type 4a) on 01/25/2013

    This stuff smells wonderful! It smells like marshmallows and vanilla to me. However this stuff is very slimy so it's difficult to get the right amount I needed out the jar and i always make a mess. Also a lil goes a long way! Gives great shine and makes the hair soft

  • 5

    Posted by Tdevil426 (Type Unkown) on 01/24/2013

    I love this product.. I am currently transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, my hair type ranges from 3b to 4b. I love how its helps me blend my natural hair and relaxed hair together. I love how I don’t have to use the entire Kinky Curly line to get the same results with this product. I use whatever products I have available at the time. This is a staple/ must have product in my bathroom; it’s worth every penny.

  • 5

    Posted by smpurcell255 (Type 2b) on 01/18/2013

    Never fear, wavy girls. This stuff is for us, too. I was a little hesitant to try this, given that the majority of girls reviewing were in the 3's and 4's (I'm a mix of 2a-2c). However, with a little bit of this stuff, I'm in good hair day mode, ALL DAY! You should definitely use it in tandem with the Knot Today leave-in conditioner; it totally primes your hair to respond the right way to the product. After my normal shampoo and conditioning, I towel dried (blot, don't rub) my hair, put a nickel-sized amount of the KCKT leave-in on the ends, then scrunched about a quarter-sized amount of the custard through my hair in sections. Then I let my hair air- dry as I continued getting ready for the day. Your hair will feel a little crunchy as it begins to dry, but after about 30 minutes, I was able to diffuse dry my hair as normal, and voila! Bouncy, shiny curls that stick around all day. Normally, my hair gets flat on the top really quickly, and my curls tend to get saggy and lazy, with ends that look a little scruffy. The curling custard helped me to have uniform curls all day, instead of frizz around my temples and tired-looking waves everywhere else. A lot of people mentioned that it took their hair longer to dry, but I've found that when I wring my hair out and pat it damp with a towel like normal, KC curling custard might even help it to dry faster. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • 3

    Posted by Boo'ya Moon (Type 4a) on 01/16/2013

    I liked this a lot during my 8 month transition. I used this and put my hair in flexi rods for curls. I liked how it blended the different textures, but my roots would always frizz out during the first day.

  • 5

    Posted by Lordjy (Type 4b) on 01/16/2013

    I brought the KCCC with the knot today long time ago but I don't use it anymore cuz the last time I tried it.it was kind of sticky and I had a lot of flake.now that I'm using the Shea moisture line can I wash my hair with SM and use the KCCC.please can anyone suggest what I should do.and how to use it

  • 4

    Posted by lovelychica1022 (Type 3c) on 01/10/2013

    Def need to use a creamy leave-in underneath or you'll have crazy shrinkage and your hair will keep getting randomly crispy...otherwise, it's pretty good :)

  • 5

    Posted by Stacy (Type 3b) on 01/03/2013

    I love this product. For great results you should use the Kinky Curly Knot Today first before you apply the curling custard! The day after you can use Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz for touch up.

  • 5

    Posted by shirleycg718 (Type 3b) on 01/02/2013

    Love, love this product. Defines curls, moisturizes and seals. Super shine. I can get up to 3 to 4 day hair. Does not flake, can be left with a stiff curl or soft. Works every time. It may slightly weigh down the hair, depending on the amount used, but in a little while luscious hair! It feels tacky upon application but don't let it fool you the result is by far not tacky,

  • 3

    Posted by lyriclove22 (Type 4a) on 12/26/2012

    I could not find the happy medium, this stuff either did not hold or it made my hair hard. I did have a problem with it turning my hair white but I did not use the Knot Today conditioner along with but instead another one.

  • 2

    Posted by hemera88 (Type 3c) on 12/24/2012

    Whyyyy is this stuff so popular. I have 3c/4a hair and cannot stand KCCC. I just tried MJCP and left a relaxed review because it was the first time a popular product burned me, but 3 overrated products later, I am fed up.
    This stuff dries to a hard, sticky texture and seems to do the exact opposite of benefit my hair-- KCCC killed it... There was way too much breakage after the first use. I wish I could take it back to the store.... Maybe I'll just pawn it off on some other unsuspecting mophead... lol... As for the rating, it gets an extra star because it didn't make /all/ of my hair fall out... which is a plus, I guess.

  • 5

    Posted by SegaWhat (Type 3b) on 12/21/2012

    Been using this gel for over 6 months now, and LOVING IT! Great hold, shine, and definition! You can easily scrunch out the crunch. I was a little timid with the amount of get I used at first, but then realized that using a quarter size amount on my thick and long hair allows me too have up to 3/4 day hair...which I didn't think was possible. This gel and curl junkie pattern pusha are my fav gel...but this one is by my the superior one...no question. HG product!!!

  • 5

    Posted by praaijah (Type 3b) on 12/10/2012

    I have 3a/3b THICK hair. This is GREAT I cannot say anything bad about it. If you use it correctly it will work wonders for your hair. I apply it to my hair when it is wet and it even says on the bottle not to towel dry your hair so I go to sleep with it in and one thing I can tell you is that the next morning I had almost NO FRIZZ (and I'm a violent sleeper). I was amazed after I put in a little mousse and like OMG I had no frizz curls the whole day! And I live in Miami where everyday is either hot & humid or rainy & humid. I love this product. Every curly girl needs this.

  • 5

    Posted by surething (Type Unkown) on 12/09/2012

    KCCC is the absolute best curl product. Much easier to apply than other curl systems, more cost effective, and a longer lasting resulting curl. My hair is shinier and feels healthier than with other products. I'll be using it until you stop selling it.

  • 5

    Posted by Lina76 (Type 3a) on 12/05/2012

    WOW WOW WOW....Love this product, I was a little unsure at at first with ppl saying how it left hair hard and ways hair down... but as long as you use it right and get used to the right amount for your hair type it will work!!! I have medium length hair its on the thinner side and tends to frizz. BUT with kinky curly it gives me the right amount of hold,best curls and body, Its the only product I need I think its deferentially one to try :) and like I said its all about putting the right amount in ur hair. Trust me...ENJOY!!!

  • 4

    Posted by washik (Type 4a) on 12/02/2012

    My favorite gel so far. Love it for summer time use. I get very predictable results with this.

  • 1

    Posted by StephO (Type 4a) on 11/14/2012

    OMG! What is this stuff? The modern age Jerri-Curl pudding!!!
    It took 8+ hours for this stuff to dry out. And even then, I woke up the next day and my crown was still moist at the root!
    I'm not even kidding. That what's crazt about it. --Short hair: Don't even try it. Major shrinkage, and even if you put in just a little it takes forever & a day to dry out. Only use if you want to keep your hair curley/but wet-moist like in the early 80's.

  • 4

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

    This product is outstanding with the Knot Today conditioner. My hair is generally dry and the curls are hard to define. This hits the nail on the head. My only problem is that it doesn't play well with others. You can not use this product with other brands, it will flaky like a snow storm.

  • 4

    Posted by sarahzmina (Type Unkown) on 11/09/2012

    I love this gel. I use it on top of CHS CK and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It feels weird at first but a little goes a long way and feels different in your hands than when you put it in your hair. Somehow it feels thicker in your hair. It defines my curls really well and doesn't leave my hair smelling weird. Only reason it gets 4 stars is because it's a little expensive.

  • 5

    Posted by ChanteeCurls (Type 3c) on 11/05/2012

    I can't leave home without this product, as long as you follow the steps on the Kinky Curly website you see amazing results. I find myself always re-stocking this product before I run out.

  • 4

    Posted by nononana (Type 3c) on 10/30/2012

    This product has a bit of a learning curve, but there is nothing else that gets the job done for me like this does. I have A LOT of hair and I use maybe a nickel-quarter sized amount. I rub my hands together so and run it over the top of my hair and rake the rest underneath or split my hair into 2 sections (top/bottom) and distribute. Because of the slip it has, you don't need much to get it distributed throughout the hair. This gives me just enough hold, no flakes (which was a problem when I was originally using too much) and a barely crunchy feeling that I can immediately scrunch out once dry. I use it with a leave in (Giovanni, Infusium 23 or Mixed Girls) and seal with Burt's Bees Lemon Oil and this gives me hair for days. All I do for the next few days is when the curls need to be reinvigorated, I steam my hair a little in the shower and touch up with a little leave in and a dime size amount of KCCC and it revives my hair for the entire day. The product seems expensive, but considering how concentrated it is it is a great value. I am still on my first jar and I have had it for months.

  • 5

    Posted by crystaldancer5 (Type 3a) on 10/29/2012

    I heard alot of good things about KCCC so i decided to give it a try. my hair is a mix of 2c, 3a, 3b, and 3c. I LOVE the SLIP of this!! after washing my hair with cleansing conditioner or cowash, I put my hair in a microfiber turbie (letting excess water out) i then immediately put my hair down and run KCCC through my hair. I rake it in. then i add some arc angel (deva curl) and maybe some oil (argan or morrocan). I scrunch it up with a microfiber cloth and i DONT touch it until it is dry. after it dries i tip my head upside down and scrunch out the crunch. CURLS ARE SHINY, BOUNCY, and DEFINED. 5 star for this stuff. will repurchase even though it is pricey, it lasts a long time if used wisely..

  • 4

    Posted by chickychickita (Type 3b) on 10/22/2012

    This seems you either love or hate this product .But reading the reviews I am thinking much might be based on user error and also the type of compilation in layering.

    My own experience

    I dried my hair with a micro fibre towel prior to sectioning my hair to place it on .

    This product is not cheap it cost me 17.00 for the smaller size .I did not want to shell out 30 just to test this product .

    Their recommendation was to apply on very wet hair but reading prior tips for 3b hair to apply products after taking some of the wetness/moisture out.
    Reading some of the reviews i am glad I did because many stated this product took forever to dry out of their hair .At the same time don’t apply too dried hair as they say if hair is not wet enough it will dry sticky. The trick is learning how to use it with your hair type.
    My own hair now at 5 am in the morning feel very soft with defined girls ( no stiffness)
    When I applied it on I did it in small sections and used VERY SPARINGLY!!!!! M y reason ? This product is ridiculously over priced for the amount in the jars.
    Yes I would by again but because of price not regularly .Would be nice to find an alternative.The smell is wonderful!

  • 3

    Posted by Sugar_mama (Type 4a) on 10/20/2012

    This looses a few curls only because my hair shrinks when I use it & it takes forever to dry! Maybe when my hair grows longer ill give it another try.

  • 5

    Posted by Soho (Type Unknown) on 10/16/2012

    Love love this stuff! Like a conditioner with hold!

  • 5

    Posted by shiniecurls (Type Unkown) on 10/15/2012

    This is my HG!!! This is the most amazing gel ever! I have been using this brand for over a year. There is a bit of a learning curve with determining much your hair needs and I believe that this is why some people have issues with it. So, I will share what has worked for me. First off, I have 3b to 3c curls. I use Kinky-Curly shampoo, Kinky-Curly conditioner (only as an aid in detangling after shampooing), Tresemmé Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner (as a leave-in conditioner), and Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Sculpting Wax. I wash my hair about twice per week using KC shampoo (only using about a quarter-size amount) then I use the KC conditioner using about the same amount (sometimes a bit more, if my hair requires it). I detangle my hair using a wide-tooth comb then I rinse out the conditioner (I rinse it out, because I don't like how the gel reacts to it when I style my hair.) With my hair dripping wet, I separate my hair into 3 sections and add the Tresemme conditioner until my hair feels like seaweed. I then twist (or braid) the sections and pin them up with banana clips to get them out of the way. Once I am out of the shower, I will take each section and apply the gel. You can do the comb/ rake method for each section with the plop/plunk method or define each curl (I define each curl as it will keep for 2nd/3rd day hair). After I am finished, I will flip my hair and shake. Sometimes, it will take a while for your hair to dry naturally, but it usually depends on the weather. You can also speed up the process by diffusing until your hair is damp, then let it air dry. Once my hair is completely dry, I use the sculpting wax and scrunch the curls to soften them plus it provides a bit of shine and definition. And using the pineapple method at night, this regime will usually give me 2nd to 3rd day hair. :)

  • 1

    Posted by Dollface0_0 (Type 4a) on 10/14/2012

    I absolutely hate this stuff!! I would NEVER buy this again!! Its super sticky and never dries!! It does not work on my hair that is 3c and 4a or on my mothers hair that is 3b. HORRIBLE!!

  • 5

    Posted by napturale (Type 4a) on 10/14/2012

    I LOVE this gel!!! It is the ONLY one I use. It gives me gorgeous definition with a light hold. It doesn't dry out my hair and it works with the products I use. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't come in a larger tub ;)

  • 3

    Posted by katintheoc (Type 3c) on 10/12/2012

    This was pretty pricey, and it didn't define my curls too well. I felt like they dried out once my hair dried. I used this over the Knot Today leave in.

  • 5

    Posted by MsAsiaLina (Type 3c) on 10/10/2012

    Love love love this stuff!!!! I used the Knot Today conditioner and put the curling custard on my hair and the curls really popped and the frizz has been completely eliminated. However, when it first dries, it looks/ feels crunchy but I just drag 2 fingers along my hair to "stretch" the curls and the crunch is gone and the curls look beautiful! I have fine hair so I was looking for something to give my hair volume but eliminate the frizz and THIS DOES IT!!! I will be using this product for years to come. Likes: smells great, eliminates frizz, hairstyle lasts 2-3 days, hair is soft with defined curls <---- this was my goal, doesn't take much to wash out. Dislikes: takes forever to dry, MUST use Knot Today conditioner with it, pretty expensive (but worth it to me), hair feels like there is a light film on it but not too bad.

  • 3

    Posted by mandiie21 (Type 3b) on 10/09/2012

    its either hit or miss with this product.
    i bought it over 5 months ago & i still have more than half left just because i still havent found the right combination. so i dont use it very often at all.
    some days it leaves me hair super crunchy/hard even when i try to scrunch it out, doesnt work how i would like it too.
    but some days its not so bad. & it does the job.
    i dont know if it has to do with the amount you use. but it leaves my hair stiff & feeling kind of gunky./ sticky
    i dont LOVE IT but I DONT HATE IT.
    i wouldnt buy it again tho.

  • 1

    Posted by sunsetnwaves (Type 4a) on 10/07/2012

    I forgot to mention that this product also takes forever to dry, dam near two days lmao and you'll need a good shampoo to wash this mess out yuck! I hate hate hate this product lol

  • 1

    Posted by sunsetnwaves (Type 4a) on 10/07/2012

    I absolutely HATE this stuff!!!! It made my hair sticky, crunchy. My hair felt gross. Its also costly. My curls were very tight causing shrinkage. The only plus is the smell. Once again I hate this product I get a better wash n go using the conditioner only method. Which is way cheaper.

  • 5

    Posted by danzy2012 (Type 3c) on 10/06/2012

    I love love love this stuff. It defines my curls like no other gel. It has amazing slip power no obnoxious smell but you need to know a little goes a long way

  • 5

    Posted by Paige (Type 4a) on 10/05/2012

    I LOVE the smell, but more importantly I LOVE the slip of this product. I've learned that you only need enough to get a slight slimmy feeling on your fingers, otherwise it gives a "crunchy" feeling. It doesn't flake and react poorly when used w/ other products like Eco Styler Gel does, so this is now a staple when I want my curls to hold and still remain bouncy...but it MUST be used on wet hair, otherwise it feels filmy & looks dull. I'm ordering the 16oz next !

  • 4

    Posted by bellaann (Type 4a) on 10/03/2012

    I use it to slick down my edges.
    It's pretty good but feels weird at the end of the day,

  • 5

    Posted by ccorder812 (Type 3b) on 09/24/2012

    IS ANYBODY ALLERGIC TO KCCC??? I found the perfect combination for my 3a/b curls with Giovonni Direct Leave In, Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Kinky Curly Curling Custard. But my head, ears, eyes nose, and mouth are all broken out with tiny red bumps. My scalp itches like crazy and my eyes are swollen?? Has anyone had any experiences like this?

  • 4

    Posted by oliviadorr (Type 3a) on 09/24/2012

    It seems to be a bit of a trick getting the right amount. As soon as I stopped being timid about it, it seemed to do better. I have had no problems layering it over other companies' LI, but I usually put the LI in and wait for about 3-5 minutes before adding KCCC. I have had friends ask whether I cut my hair cuz it shrinks so much, but the curls are fabulous, shiny, clumpy and in ringlets. Definitely worth it.

  • 1

    Posted by SisterVee (Type 4a) on 09/20/2012

    I guess this product isn't for everyone. It defined my curls ok, but not great. I will purchase the conditioner & try together with that. I just don't want to add gel to my hair EVERY day!

  • 5

    Posted by curlisle (Type 4a) on 09/18/2012

    This product, for me, is amazing. It is all natural, moisturizing, ph balanced, and it smells amazing. It plays well with several of my leave ins and I can get multi day hair. I get beautiful shine and consistent results. I will say I tried it a few times before it worked but once I figured it out I love it. This is my go to styler. I am so content that I do not want to try any other gels. On top of that I can get it on the ground, use it year round, and a little goes a long way. Love!

  • 4

    Posted by foofy (Type Unknown) on 09/15/2012

    I really like this product. The thing to remember is to use restraint. Too much and you will find the curl gone from your hair by lunch time unless yours are very tight. My hair is 2c/3a; loose curls, hair somewhat on the thick side. Works decently on humid days too although some of the pastes seem to work better for that. KMS Molding Paste is wonderful for rainy weather but unfortunately i think it's been discontinued.

  • 2

    Posted by VBRobinson (Type 4a) on 09/15/2012

    Not extremely impressed. It left a white residue on my hair until it was completely dry, a whole nine hours later. My hair is in a short Afro style, so I did not expect it to take that long to dry. Once dry, it did leave my hair with jury curl like coils and some what soft to the touch.

  • 2

    Posted by VBRobinson (Type 4a) on 09/15/2012

    Not extremely impressed. It left a white residue on my hair until it was completely dry, a whole 9 hours later. My hair is in a short Afro style, so I did not expect it to take that long to dry. Once dry, it did leave my hair with jury curl like coils and some what soft to the touch.

  • 1

    Posted by VBRobinson (Type 4a) on 09/15/2012

    I know my hair is in the type 4 family, but I'm not sure if it's a, b, or c. I followed the directions to the letter and achieved somewhat of a jury curl look on the top, not much change on my sides and too darn thick in the back to notice the curls. My hair was completely white after the application. This is "Not" a great wash and go product. Who wants to go outside with extremely wet hair, and white product all over it? Not me. I sat around the house for two hours waiting for my hair to absorb this stuff and still had to pat my hair with a paper towel to rid it of the white spots. Although, I've found the white hair to be an issue with mostly all of these gel based products.

    With all that said, after my hair was almost completely dry, 8 hours later, I actually did like it. All of my hair with the exception of my sides. I don't know what is up with my stubborn sides, but the rest of my hair was tightly coiled , and soft to the touch. I've decided to try it again with less product to see if that is the culprit of the white mess.

  • 1

    Posted by VBRobinson (Type 4a) on 09/15/2012

    I know my hair is in the type 4 family, but I'm not sure if it's a, b, or c. I followed the directions to the letter and achieved somewhat of a jury curl look on the top, not much change on my sides and too darn thick in the back to notice the curls. My hair was completely white after the application. This is "Not" a great wash and go product. Who wants to go outside with extremely wet hair, and white product all over it? Not me. I sat around the house for two hours waiting for my hair to absorb this stuff and still had to pat my hair with a paper towel to rid it of the white spots. Although, I've found the white hair to be an issue with mostly all of these gel based products.

    With all that said, after my hair was almost completely dry, 8 hours later, I actually did like it. All of my hair with the exception of my sides... I don't know what is up with my stubborn sides, but the rest of my hair was tightly coiled , and soft to the touch. I've decided to try it again with less product to see if that is the culprit of the white mess.

  • 5

    Posted by NaturalLife (Type 3b) on 09/14/2012

    Magic in a container...point blank period..

  • 5

    Posted by naturelle44 (Type 4a) on 09/13/2012

    Kinky Curls was THE first product I tried when I went natural. My hair actually grew quite a bit from using this product. It's a bit tricky to use, but once I got the hang of it my hair was poppin:)

  • 4

    Posted by thorne2083 (Type 3c) on 09/10/2012

    This product gives ALOT of hold. So if you want touchable soft curls, then this isn't really the best option. I used this for a braid out and it was very defined and shiny. Theproduct smells GREAT. But I will only use on styles that require more hold. Not really for styles that you want to be kind of big and wild. I haven't used for wash n go yet but it looks like just the right kind of slip and hold to do it.

  • 5

    Posted by Christy813 (Type 3a) on 09/07/2012

    LOVE THIS!

  • 3

    Posted by karen.alyssa (Type 4a) on 09/07/2012

    It works. I have a TWA (4a) and this definitely curls your hair. The problem is that it takes FOREVER to dry and you can't touch your hair after you put it on. One of the better aspects is that if you just rewet your hair a day or two later the product is still in there so you don't need to use it daily.

  • 5

    Posted by RR (Type 3b) on 09/02/2012

    Love this! I am a 3b and this gives me great definition. It is a little crunchy to start, but you can easily adjust the level of crunch once it is dry. And even if you scrunch all the crunch out, you still get nice, big, fluffy, defined curls. I just wish this product wasn't so expensive. It would be my HG.

  • 3

    Posted by Xray4112 (Type 3a) on 08/29/2012

    I put this on after the leave in. Like some other reviews....I really don't like the feeling of hair when I scrunch this product in my hair. It feels weird. When this product dries it leaves me hair a bit crunchy...but I get really nice curls when I scrunch the curls out. I've been experimenting and I've been trying to get the perfect amount. One time I put too little...so my hair was a bit frizzy. Another time I put too much and it weighted down my hair. There was a time I had the perfect amount and my hair came out nice.....but I wasn't paying attention and I don't even remember how much product I used. I'm trying to figure out that amount. In conclusion ...I think if you find the right amount of product for your hair this stuff can be awesome.

  • 3

    Posted by sakiohma (Type 4a) on 08/25/2012

    It's ok. It makes my hands extremely sticky and it's a really messy product. It's hard for me to even scoop a bit out of the jar to put on my hair (it's very jelly-like). I also dislike how it makes my hair feel hard after using it. However, I suppose, with the help of KCKT Conditioner, it does help to define my curls and adds moisture. I don't think it's worth spending $30 on though. Maybe $10-15, but not $30.

  • 5

    Posted by brianah93 (Type 3c) on 08/23/2012

    THEE HOLY GRAIL OF ALL GELS...and for it to have such a natural ingredient list with no harsh chemicals..u cannot hat this even if it doesnt work for u... i live in Miami where the dew point is NEVER below 70...i wear a leave in..*preferably KKKT because they work better together due tot he pH, similar ingredients that work in unison together etc*..the texture is wierd..yolk-ish/serum-ish/gel-ish...the smell is lovely...the HOLD IS AMAZING...so much hold but so much body..this gel works best on thoroughly cleansed hair...WASH THOSE CONES OUT LADIES...and it doesnt pair really good with other products...u will get a nasty residue so take ur time..otherwise..its the best hands down

  • 5

    Posted by tallncurly (Type Unkown) on 08/21/2012

    Sorry about that triple posting! My computer geeked out.

  • 4

    Posted by Arbelaez (Type 3a) on 08/20/2012

    I think this gel is as close to perfect as one will get:
    *Good hold for my curls(3a)
    *Any crunch can be scrunched out easily
    *Does not way the hair/curls down (that is; good volume)
    *Not greasy
    *I am sure it can give shine (my hair is not very shiny and I tend to use less product than recomended)
    *Doesn't make my hair dry.

    However, the smell is so strong and it does not go away when the hair is dry. It smells like vanilla cupcakes, and yeah if you're that kind of girl: you'll love it. I don't like having such a sweet smell in my hair (and nose!) all the time, and it is not what I think hair should smell like (if hair should smell anything at all?!).

  • 5

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type Unkown) on 08/19/2012

    Hair Type and Porosity: 4a/3c-Highly Porous
    I use this alone and it leaves my hair very soft, but with definition. It doubles as a moisturizer and styling gel. The definition lasts about five days.

  • 4

    Posted by I<3mynapps (Type 4c) on 08/18/2012

    Ok so as for curl definition.... Nooooooo! Not at all but then again I am 4c so I don't know what I was expecting. But this product does get 4 curls just because I have found a good use for this virtually useless gel! Mini twists! It holds my minis together nicely! And it blends nicely with my other products, and lastly it smells great! So don't run back to the store or toss anything out just yet! If you are doing a style that needs a little more hold or anything like that just use that little jar at the back of your arsinal!

  • 4

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

    While I like this product, I had to play around with the amount in order to get it just right and have the "right" amount of hold, not too tacky or gumy feeling and not dry and flaky. It smells nice. But the price is kind of expensive with over $2 per ounce when there are other comparable cheaper products available. All in all I'd repurchase on sale, maybe :)

  • 1

    Posted by 1rubyd (Type 4b) on 08/09/2012

    I have 4b hair. It did not work for me at all. It left my hair dry and sticky. Also no matter how much I cleaned it, I still had a little buildup. However, it worked great for my sister's hair. Her's is 3a.

  • 4

    Posted by carolyn.embe (Type Unknown) on 08/08/2012

    3b

    This stuff is great, but i need to put it in when my hair is absolutely soaking wet, and use a relatively fine-toothed comb to comb it through and make sure it coats the strands of my hair evenly. If I don't do that, I get crunchy spots. I know with thick curly hair we're often told never to touch it with a comb, but my latest stylist who I am totally in love with taught me the trick that using a fine comb when soaking wet is the best way to guarantee getting product dispersed evenly and getting consistent results - if you are conditioning and strengthening your hair enough, and detangling with fingers or a wide tooth brush or comb first, the breakage risk of doing that is really low (at least with my 3b, thick, coarse, dense hair - YMMV).

  • 5

    Posted by rumraisin14 (Type 3c) on 08/08/2012

    Wow..... I am going on 4 day hair with this knot today and curling cream... Exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love it.... this is so good.

  • 4

    Posted by Valeriia.Sua (Type 3c) on 08/07/2012

    This Gel would've gotten 5 curls if it didn't weigh my hair down. I love the definition it gives my curls and also how soft it leaves my hair. The application was tricky at first but I was able to master it. I needed to use a diffuser for my hair to dry. Air drying was out of the question. It makes your shoulders and neck sticky. I ended up giving the rest to my mom because I am unable to achieve "big hair" with it.

  • 2

    Posted by ashcakesz (Type 3c) on 08/05/2012

    This stuff smells really weird, and I don't like the way it feels. It was very sticky, and left my hair with a slight crunch. & I can't even explain the smell. I don't think it's worth the price or time.

  • 5

    Posted by dollygirl1 (Type 3a) on 07/26/2012

    The bomb.com!! i love this stuff so much. It's moisturizing,smells good like vanilla/coconut & i don't need alot so it will last me a long time. My hair is shoulder length so i only use like a quarter size dollop layered on top of a quarter size dollop of KCKT.Perfect combo for my 2C/3A Fine curly locks :)

  • 3

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

    This product is okay I just feel like every few days I have a lot of flakes and I don't even use that much of it when I'm doing comb twist or two Strand twists>>> This is probably definitely for a wash and go not twists....

  • 4

    Posted by isha (Type Unkown) on 07/21/2012

    The first time I used this product, it was awful. I threw it into a cabinet and didn't look at it for a year. I recently dug it out and decided to give it another try before tossing it out. I loved it. I mean absolutely loved it. I applied it in sections to soaking wet hair, over the KCKT. Once it was applied, I shook my head like a crazy woman and it turned out great on my 4a,b hair. I didn't touch it while it was wet. When it had dried, it was soft, coily and defined. The nextbtime I used it, I shook my head periodically as it dried to give my hair more volume. It worked great. Definitely a summer staple. The only downside is that it is a little pricey.

  • 3

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

    It did do what it was made for. Define these curls. But not as defined as I thought. And I wasn't expecting much, since my hair, for some reason, no matter what I do, like to be a fro. I'm cool with that. :) It did waaaaaay better that the eco styler gel tho. Wasn't feeling the crunchy feeling and the pomade helped it out a bit. Maybe I would get better results if I had more length...We shall see.

  • 4

    Posted by histerp1 (Type 3c) on 07/20/2012

    This product is a good product and the curls hold for days. The only problems I have with are one, my hair looks like a jeri curl : ( and two, the product feels yucky on my hands.

  • 1

    Posted by CurlyNico (Type 3c) on 07/16/2012

    This product was HORRIBLE on my hair. It left my hair crunchy and sticky and didn't do ANYTHING it said it would on the jar.

  • 1

    Posted by 1_Grand_Amazon (Type 4b) on 07/12/2012

    This..... is.... THE WORST product I HAVE EVER PURCHASED!!! I SATURATED my hair with water, just like the instruction say, it was DRIPPING WET, like the directions say... And it was still sticky, CRUNCHY, STICKY, and more Crunchy/ Sticky! My coils were define for a hot seconds. But once i went to sleep it seemed like the hair was stuck to my head.. This is a product for people with extremely short hair or people with a little length, shoulder length or longer...BUT In my opinion IT WAS TERRIBLE...

  • 4

    Posted by MotorCurl (Type 2c) on 07/09/2012

    I was nervous to try this because of the mixed reviews, but I went on product buying spree and picked some up along with KCKT. I used KCKT as my leave in, then I followed the directions on the package and applied to soaking wet hair. My hair is somewhat thin, so I only did two sections. I used just one finger scoop of KCCC in each section and avoided the roots. Right away, it felt like it sucked all the moisture out of my hair and it felt tangly, so I used a wide tooth comb to distribute the product and rearrange the hair (it fell into thick clumps). It took forever to dry, even with my diffuser. Minimal crunch that was easily scrunched out. The results were fantastic - DH even commented that it looked really good! My hair felt bouncy and light, with fabulous spirals that I don't usually get. I've since tried it again a couple more times with slightly less fantastic results...a little bit of frizz on my canopy where I always get it, and some stringy ends, but nothing terrible. When I first got it, I couldn't wait to play with it, so I dipped a finger in and applied it to the ends of my dry hair. Big mistake - it was greasy and sticky and did not dry. MUST be applied to soaking wet hair! I definitely think this is worth playing with to get the amount applied just right. It's a keeper.

  • 5

    Posted by NaturalDisaster (Type 4a) on 07/07/2012

    After several attempts, this product worked great for me!!! All it takes is to specifically follow the directions. Hair must be soaking wet, and custard should be applied over the Knot Today leave-in conditioner only. This is not a product that can be used with other products from a different brand, and no oils should be used. However ladies please don't set unrealistic expactations with this product, if you have 4C hair don't expect for the custard to turn them into 3A. You have to really accept your texture for what it is, some hair types simply will not achive the "wet-curly" look....no matter how expensive the products used.

  • 4

    Posted by leelee11 (Type 3c) on 07/07/2012

    I have 3C hair 2-3 inches past my shoulders

    Ok so i do REALLY LIKE this product but it isn't perfect and it doesn't do all the thing it says that it does. First of all its not a thick and heavy as the word custard implies. I was very happy to find that it was quite light and blended right into my hair nicely. (My tip is to make sure you cover ALL of your hair root to tip while its still soaking wet) After I had it in my hair i let it air/drip dry. It took a VERY long time to dry. Most of it was dry after a couple hours but some areas near the roots at the back of my head weren't dry until the next day. (Next time i might use a diffuser) Once it was dry it was a bit crunchy but definitely not as bad as most curl gels. After i scrunched a little oil in it it was fine and I didn't notice and chipping or flaking. It had very nice shine and definition but it did make my curls shrink quite a bit. My hair is 2 inches past my shoulders and after it was dry my hair was barely shoulder length, which really bothered me. I slept on it that night without a scarf or a silk pillow case and the next day the curls were still well defined. Still no flaking/chipping. After the third day it started to wear off, but it left my hair much less frizzy, shiny, and soft to the touch. My hair did get a little frizzy, but not as bad as it would have been without it. I do like this product and i would use/buy it again and even recommend it to a friend but it is NOT perfect.

  • 5

    Posted by curlsfromheaven (Type Unknown) on 06/21/2012

    I absolutely love love love this product! It normally takes me around 2 hours to detangle and apply my styler (gel), but using the kinky curly knot today and the kcc, it takes an hour max! That is just crazy to me. This product is pricey, but they do not lie on the container when they tell you that a little bit goes a long way. A little really does go a long way. the trick for this product is to make sure that your hair is soaking wet. Keep a spray bottle handy!

  • 5

    Posted by ashleyj (Type 4a) on 06/21/2012

    i have type 4a curls that are big and small and type 3c curls that you wouldnt be able to see them that much because my hair is so short. one curl was given for the lovely smell. it wasnt too strong and it wasnt too sweet either.
    a second curl for the hold. it was fantastic. when it dried my hair wasnt really crunchy but had an impermeable solid quality to it. i knew that i wouldnt get any frizz and i didnt. also, once the gel dried my hair was really soft. in the morning the gel bounced right back when i sprayed some leave in condish (jane carter solutions) and my hair stayed soft and defined.
    a third curl for the lovely shine that it gave my curls.
    a fourth curl for the definition. curls that, without it, would look like frizz were visible and defined.
    a fifth curl was given because, my two long 4a/3c curls in the back that would usually be undefined frizz did not only have definition and hold in the back with the custard but they were also pleasantly weighed down. i would definitely purchase this product again. its a great gel/custard for anyone that hasnt used gel before. its not too heavy or sticky. this is my first time using gel btw.

  • 4

    Posted by qianahill9 (Type Unkown) on 06/17/2012

    My hair is 3c/4a and BSL when straight. It's very thick and I struggle with split ends and frizz. When I first tried KCCC a few years ago, my hair was much shorter after a big chop and I didn't like the way it made my hair hang. Now that I have some length, this stuff is WONDERFUL! I've always been a fan of KT as a detangler and light leave-in. Now when I use the two together on wet hair, it's like magic. My curls clump nicely and retain their definiton throughout the drying process. I've been defusing lately because of lack of time to air-dry and I'm loving the consistant results. There is a little bit of crunch when the hair dries, but all I do is rub a decent amount of jojoba oil all over my hands and scrunch it in carefully all over beginning with the ends. Then, my hair is soft, defined, and the style lasts for days. Love this stuff.

  • 4

    Posted by sbarbramonk (Type Unkown) on 06/16/2012

    4a, 3c in the front....Okay so I didn't follow the 'Styling Tips' as accurately as I should've. I used it on freshly co-washed hair with the Knot-Today as indicated, I did not apply section by section (I prefer to apply my products in a big glop all over my head and gently smooth it in, as the YT Vlogger Taren does hers), but I paid special attention to the back where my hair is more coarse, applying more. My hair wasn't soaking wet but wet enough...and then I diffused. It came out a little sticky (hence the 4 stars), but very defined and shiny. NO FRIZZ!! It was crunchy so I used an oil to scrunch it out a bit. I didn't go for second day hair because it is summer so I am co-washing every day but I'm sure it would've lasted for at least 2 days. I think the product is expensive if you have a thick head of hair like myself. I would re-purchase but I recommend getting the larger size, despite the price. All gel makes my hair shrink so if you have the same problem you will have a little shrinkage but who cares, doesn't bother me. LOVE the ingredients. No residue or build up, but I've heard KCCC doesn't play well with others unless you use their Knot-Today. I did get kind of a compliment, my friend asked "what did you do differently today" upon seeing me! Smells like the beach with a slight artificial coconut fragrance that I could do without. Overall it is worth the hype if you are looking for a healthy gel to define your curls. May be to heavy for those who have thinner textures.

  • 5

    Posted by Jazzy_RN (Type 4a) on 06/15/2012

    I absolutely LOVE this product. My hair is 4a. I use the Knot Today leave in conditioner daily and then apply the curling custard over it while it's still wet. If you come out flaky or crunchy, you are using too much product, or your hair isn't wet enough prior to application. It is expensive ($16.99 at Target for 16oz) but one jar got me about 3 weeks of daily use. The leave in conditioner ($11.99 at Target) I'm buying on a weekly-10 day basis depending on how much I use. Both products together are totally worth the price tag and I'm afforded the luxury of the wet and go type of styling. This doesn't take much time to apply and you you have to let it air dry, which I do in my hour plus drive to work each morning.

  • 1

    Posted by thicknlong (Type 3c) on 06/13/2012

    this product disappointed me. it left my hair crunchy, dry, frizzy and it shrunk drastically. i really thought it would work. if you have hair that's long and thick do not try this product

  • 5

    Posted by curllyfro (Type 3c) on 06/10/2012

    This product is not suppose to work on relaxed hair but before I finally cut my hair it really brought out my curl pattern. A little does go a long way. I actually got about six applications from a 16 oz jar and although expensive if used on moderation will last. It gives shine and curl definition!

  • 5

    Posted by DeeDi (Type Unkown) on 06/04/2012

    OOOO MY. I have finally found my HG with this styler. I have tried so many to only be defeated...: Miss Jessie Pudding, AG Recoil, TIGI Curls Rock, Jessicurl and on an on...

    After reading the mixed reviews I finally ran to Target and purchased this custard. I knew by many reviews that less is more and that during the drying time, you will look like a shiny stiff jerricul helmet head. BUT ladies....don't give up at this point. Once it is TOTALLY dry THEN scrunch out the crunch and you will see amazing, shiny, bouncy curls! I suggest using a pomade to do this, I LOOOOOVE Jane Carter's nourish and shine (my HG to SOTC).

    For me (3b/3c w/ fine curly hair) it took approx 4 hours to air dry about 85%. The rest I diffused on low and then I SOTC.

    Another tip ladies is that you can NOT just pile this custard onto your hair. You must section the hair (4 to 6 parts) and must be SOAKING wet (keep a spray bottle handy). I use about a dime size for each section; rake through and smooth from root to ends. I also apply a bit of Curly Keeper on top. They also suggest using Knot Today as a LI prior to the custard. However, I used my Curly Junkie Smoothing Lotion and the two products combined wonderfully.

    So again, it will look crunchy and hard during the drying time BUT don't let this be a hinderance and give up... = )

    I AM SO HAPPY. I also got even better second day hair after I pineappled my hair with sleep cap. Just shook out in the morning and re-freshed with a mist of water..

  • 5

    Posted by Meeks23 (Type 3c) on 05/25/2012

    Best product that holds my curls with no flakes.

  • 5

    Posted by Meeks23 (Type 3c) on 05/25/2012

    Best product that holds my curls with no flakes.

  • 2

    Posted by Napturally (Type 4b) on 05/23/2012

    It's just OK. I love the vanilla scent, but it can be overwhelming. If you do try this product:
    - make sure your hair is really, really wet
    -a little goes a looong way
    -apply to the roots especially if you have thick hair like mine
    -diffuse or just make sure it's dry before going out
    A couple of downsides, it makes your hair really gross and sticky if you pu on too much and your hair isn't dripping wet.

  • 1

    Posted by TheCurlyOne (Type 3c) on 05/22/2012

    This product made my hair so crunchy with stringy curls. Also it smells like cheesecake and yogurt thats mildewed. The smell hits you as soon as you open the jar, and you would think that ppl would have gone into detail about the SMELL of this. Maybe I just have a sensitive nose but I wouldn't put this stuff anywhere near my head off of scent alone. Application was a sticky mess and it takes forever to dry. This is gel...period....well a loose gel, highly fragrant of old cheesecake or some sweet dairy product, and while it does make your hair shiny....it gives you jherri curl curls that are crunchy and sticky. NO

  • 2

    Posted by keyzgirl78 (Type 3c) on 05/20/2012

    I tried this product as well, and it left my hair hard, crunchy and with white flakes.

  • 2

    Posted by curlygirly22 (Type 3b) on 05/19/2012

    This stuff smells great but left my hair crunchy, its was a mess, picture fried black noodles poking out everywhere . not a good look, & it doesn't work well with other products & I just can't bring myself to but a bottle of KCKT for $12.00 & only get about 2 uses out of it . I recommend this if you have the time and money for ALL the Kinky-Curly products .

  • 5

    Posted by pb5619 (Type 4b) on 05/19/2012

    THE first product I used when transitioning to natural hair. Tricky to use, but works wonders for curls:)

  • 4

    Posted by leyvagirlcurls (Type 3a) on 05/13/2012

    I really liked this stuff! The only reason why I haven't repurchased it it because it wpanes expensive sooo I'm using Eco syler now and it works just as good. I'm not a huge fan of the smell, it's too sweet for me. I found it to be a little difficult to figure out how much to put in my hair. Sometimes it looked perfect and other times it made my hair look crunchy or sticky. I like that it has natural ingredients also.

  • 4

    Posted by Dlooker1 (Type 3c) on 05/13/2012

    I've tried again and again to find a gel that provides the same amount of moisture, hold and shine that this beauty does, but I just can't! I have extremely thick 3c/4a hair, but this gel gives me perfect control even with its runny consistency. I just desperately wish that they would lower the price of this because it's just not affordable to use this every time I do a wash and go.. only then can I give it 5*'s

  • 5

    Posted by SaraNoH (Type 3a) on 05/12/2012

    Low porosity, fine/medium hair: I like this gel a lot. No buildup, good hold, smells AMAZING (I want to eat this stuff), you don't need a ton so it lasts awhile, and is natural. I do not like the price since I could get 4+ bottles of HETT for less, but I may cave and buy more.

  • 4

    Posted by risos (Type 3b) on 05/10/2012

    This product smells nice and sweet! It provides my hair with sheen, curl definition, length, and hold which for my 3b, highly porous, thick mane has been an obstacle to discover! I have been cg for 6 years now and this is my favorite product so far. I use the entire line. In combination it works perfectly. I have not tried it without using the whole line, so out of combination I do not know.

  • 5

    Posted by hamburger (Type Unkown) on 05/09/2012

    I did not like the shampoo or leave in for me. One reason I like this company the ingredients are not changing and cheapeni the brand. It stands alone.

  • 5

    Posted by hamburger (Type Unkown) on 05/09/2012

    I like this product, it works for me. It brings the moisture to the hair. My hair is not dry. my hait is similar to the women on chicagolious, niki and valincia. This product is so sofy to th touch a little goes along wat. i use this in the day.

  • 2

    Posted by chynakink_86 (Type 4a) on 05/08/2012

    Kinky Curly Custard has been touted throughout the natural hair community as an amazing curl definer that leaves hair soft and bouncy. Most women use this product as a wash-n-go styling aid, however, I am not a fan of the wash-n-go due to the fact that my hair is more kinky than curly which leaves my strands prone to extreme shrinkage causing a tangled up mess. So I decided to use this product for twist-out styles only and discovered that for the $$$, this product is extremely average. It also left my hair feeling crunchy and suprisely stiff after use even when I followed the product instructions.

  • 3

    Posted by Queen of the Universe (Type Unknown) on 05/07/2012

    I like this product ok. It give me a crunchy but defined curl. Can you picture a frozen jheri curl? That's kind of what I got from this product. I do wonder why the price is so high on this website. I picked this up at my local Target for $4.74! I've be natural for a little over a week now but fortunately I noticed Target carried Kinky-Curly products before I did the big chop. I have type 4 hair I'm not sure if its a, b, or c yet...

  • 1

    Posted by NvmbrCurlss (Type 3b) on 05/05/2012

    No matter how little or much I use, this dries my hair out, flakes everywhere and turns my hair into a brittle mess! I keep experimenting, add oil...switch leave ins...blah, blah. Hate it. 1 star and not a 0, because my son's 3c hair can stand it as a back up.

  • 5

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

    This is the greatest thing ever! My only gripe is that it takes FOREVER to dry- I mean like days. My hair loves this stuff though and it looks and feels healthy, especially when I use it with Knot Today. I wish it weren't so expensive, otherwise I would use it more often. I hope they come out with some more styling and treatment products in the future.

  • 1

    Posted by jessicat (Type 4a) on 05/01/2012

    I've recently done my whole big chop and I'm trying a variety of different products, this by far, has had the worst effect on my 3c/4a curls. A product this expensive should not be so difficult to use.

    Cons:
    - Makes my hair feel weird, stiff and unworkable, like all the moisture's been sucked out of it (even when I use the Knot Today first)
    - Gives me helmet hair when I use 'too much'
    - Leaves my hair frizzy when I don't use enough
    - Too much of a learning curve
    - Doesn't even work on my twist outs
    - Too expensive

    Pros:
    - Smells exactly like custard (yummy)

    Will not be repurchasing.

  • 2

    Posted by Mskeisha99 (Type 4a) on 04/30/2012

    This made my curls POP! Then when it dried, my coils were tighter than a baby's fist!! I don't like this... Smells good tho.

  • 5

    Posted by CaitlinNicole (Type 3b) on 04/29/2012

    I love, love, love this stuff. Once I found out that the Ouidad Climate Control gel had silicones in it, I decided to try this. It's amazing! It holds my 3B curls together nicely and keeps the frizz away. My only issue is that I still can't decide how much is too much or too little. There is no pump or anything so you can't measure the amount you put in each section. But that's just a small thing. Other than that: AMAZING.

  • 3

    Posted by wootena (Type 3b) on 04/27/2012

    This product does great in my wavy/curly hair and I also get great second day hair. However since I started using it I have developed dandruff and a very itchy scalp. I won't be purchasing this again, but wish I could.

  • 5

    Posted by cobi3@verizon.net (Type Unkown) on 04/26/2012

    Loving it! When I first went natural (about 2 yrs. ago) I used Deva Curl products and was very happy with them! Then started using GFTN condish and LA Looks Sport gel to cut back on spending. I had been curious about the KCCC and KCKT for sometime and finally tried them. It took a couple of times of use - but I now have the hang of it and LOVE them! I would use handfuls of the GFTN and LLSG - but I got good clumping and curls. However with KCCC I don't need to use nearly as much, which means my hair feels better and much softer - still with good clumps (not quite as big, which I am liking) and great curl/wave pattern (I am a 2C - 3A, with long hair - about down to bra line). The KCCC really does stretch your curls and cut down on bulk while providing excellent hold and great 2nd day hair! I do the Curly Girl method....so when I'm in the shower I do "Baptismal Rinses" with the Knot Today which leaves some in my hair. Then I rub about a teaspoon of KCCC btwn my hands and scrunch into my hair (dripping wet), I repeat using about another 1/2 tsp of KCCC. Then I scrunch with a cotton t-shirt to remove excess water, and scrunch a small amount of CHS into the ends. Then I plunk/plop my hair for about 20 minutes, clip the roots and let it air dry or DevaDiffuse. I've been getting great results and the all natural ingredients have to be much better for my hair! It feels soooo much better!

  • 3

    Posted by daisyzs4u (Type Unkown) on 04/23/2012

    My hair type is 4a. This product works great for wash n go's. But its hard to apply because its so slippery and messy. It takes forever to dry and you can't mix this with other products or your hair will flake up. It gets the job done, but I think there are better products out there.

  • 4

    Posted by CaramelMixBaby81 (Type 3b) on 04/22/2012

    i have 3a/3b/3c hair, and my hair absolutely loves this product. it defines my curls and gives a light hold. this product doesn't mix well with other products, but i have found that giovanni products works well with it. also for 2nd day hair, i use Knot Today diluted with water (in a spray bottle) and re-wet my hair, then add aloe vera gel (fillet), a little kccc for hold, and to fight frizz I spritz coconut oil, olive oil, and water on my hair. since kccc is expensive i prefer to use aloe vera gel as a 2nd hair product.

  • 4

    Posted by naturallyAthena (Type 4a) on 04/17/2012

    I love this product. I mix a little with my leave in conditioner. My hair is moisturized, curls are defined and it looks so healthy.

  • 1

    Posted by curlyteen17 (Type 3c) on 04/13/2012

    i absolutely hate this product first off its very sticky like a honey texture and it which i hate then i applied it to my hair and it left it very crunchy with very little movement . bad experiance never again

  • 5

    Posted by tamnea (Type 4b) on 04/12/2012

    Just recently purchased this product after using numerous others and love it. I am 4b and it left my hair soft and really gave my curls more definition without any build up or residue. Its lightweight only requires a small amount. I have spent $50+ for products that did not do half as good as this one. I am definitely sold. it also worked on my daughters 4c

  • 3

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

    I used the whole Kinky-Curly system for a while before I found out about this website or CG. I really had a love/hate relationship with this stuff. Sometimes, it would give me huge, awesome ringlets, but sometimes it wouldn't define anything. Also, besides the results being inconsistent, they were also uneven. I would get random curls in the front and nothing towards the back of my head. When it comes to drying, it took forever to dry, was crunchy, and left my hair feeling dry. It's not a bad product at all, just not one for my hair. This was my go-to probably since December, but I think I need something lighter and creamier. This would be perfect, though, if you need a hard-hold gel and don't mind the crunch. I love how this is natural, too, and available at Target, but the cons just outweigh the pros for me.

  • 5

    Posted by tsthompson4944 (Type 4a) on 04/07/2012

    I am a 4a I is the the knot today and KCCC. I like it, I found that if you use a little to much and you hair is hard take a little coconut oil and rub on your hair after you lightly water spritz your hair. You will have the hold but softer curls with a shine.

  • 3

    Posted by Naturally_cute (Type 3c) on 04/07/2012

    Idk I'm still experimenting with this product. I don't like how it's sticky and goey, but it defines my curls. It makes my hair dry and tangled too! However its easy to use as a wash and go and a quick style.

  • 3

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

    This product made my curls pop...until my hair dried. My hair shrunk up and was a little dry.
    Not something I would try again, at least not in the near future.

  • 5

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

    I love this stuff! I can use it year round and get consistent results. I scrunch in a decent amount, do some finger-curling, and then diffuse til dry. Smells yummy too! But smell goes away as this dries.

  • 3

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

    I'll give this one 3 stars just because it does what it says it does. In order to get the definition and glossy look, you have to put in A TON which makes my hair stick together so it doesn't flow or bounce. It also makes my hair really hard and crunchy. I do not like it.

  • 4

    Posted by CurlLove15 (Type 4a) on 03/31/2012

    This worked well with my baking soda rinse,but once I stopped doing that to my hair,became very drying. I now use it very seldom as a sealer.

  • 5

    Posted by Abarker12 (Type 3c) on 03/29/2012

    Love Love, gives me the curl pattern that I'm looking for! It does give a slight crunch on my hair but it goes away after a day (I can get about 3 or 4 day hair) I have curly kinky hair (3c/4a) and it works for me. I do not mix with other products.

  • 3

    Posted by MissTNoelle (Type 3c) on 03/27/2012

    Im really not sure if i like this product only because i am still transitioning and i dont really know what my real natural hair looks like but...i used this along with the kckt and did a 2 strand twist and bantu knot and when i took it out in the morning the hair was a little crunchy so i didnt really like the style BUTTT while my hair was wet and i put this stuff if it really defined my curls and i could tell when im done transitioning its gonna be great a product and it smells AMAZINGG!

  • 4

    Posted by Natural.Sheree (Type 3c) on 03/21/2012

    This product is great! Made my friend 2c/3B hair smooth, frizz free, and curly. A great tip for this product is to use less, it goes a long way! Gave it 4stars because its soo goopy. It was hard to get out without it slidding through my fingers and plopping everywhere! Made a mess

  • 1

    Posted by carleece (Type 3c) on 03/21/2012

    not a fan.. left my fine 3c hair hard and sticky...

  • 4

    Posted by bpage231 (Type 4b) on 03/15/2012

    I'm a newbie when It comes to styling natural hair but I liked this product a lot. It did everything it said it would do. My hair wasn't frizzy and I found that it held my 4b curls in place. I was a bit heavy handed on the product. After it dried, it left it pretty hard and a bit crunchy. But it was a easy fix, all I had to do was get my hair wet with a spray bottle and dry it a bit with a towel. After that it looked awesome. The only negative about it was it left my hands really sticky, but that could have been because I used a little too much. I'm learning!

  • 4

    Posted by MrsDot (Type 3b) on 03/15/2012

    I was hesitant to try this product because I thought it would be too heavy for my hair. However, it was quite the opposite. I loved it. This product brought definition back to my curls and took away the frizz. This will definitely be a staple product for me.

  • 3

    Posted by 30thoughts (Type 3c) on 03/09/2012

    This product was just ok. I don't like the fact that my hair is weighed down and has no volume. It may be because my roots are 4a and my ends are 3c, but whatever the case may be, I'm still looking for something better.

  • 4

    Posted by KPBrownie (Type 4a) on 03/08/2012

    The infamous KCCC! Short and sweet, it does what it says! Just be sure not to use too much or youll be sticky and have wet hair for days lol

  • 5

    Posted by Mamafashionista (Type 3b) on 03/08/2012

    We use this in my daughters 4b hair and are huge fans! We've tried other products, but nothing promotes and holds her drinking straw width ringlets like the Curling Custard. It leaves her hair shiny and with a subtle scent. The best part is, as long as she wears a satin cap to sleep, we don't have to worry about even touching her hair for at least 3 days! This is one of those products that we just can't live without!

  • 1

    Posted by seamelody14 (Type 3a) on 03/06/2012

    I was really disappointed by this product. Maybe this is for tighter, kinkier hair. I have pretty thick hair that is mostly 3a with some 3b. Normally, my hair forms in these great ringlets and spirals but this pulled all the curl out of my hair and left me with limp, unhappy waves. So I immediately scrunched some Jessicurl Rockin Ringlets in my hair and my curls were back. I like that this is available on ground at While Foods, but it just doesn't work for me. I've found great success with Jessicurl and Curl Junkie, so I'll just be sticking with what works. Lesson learned.

  • 3

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

    I am african-american with 4C hair (thick, afro-like long hair). I wash my hair once a week. This product has great hold and all, but it did leave my hair with that crunchy feeling. Plus, I think I may be allergic to it, because the back of my neck began to itch while the product was in my wet hair. But I have sensitive skin, so that may be the issue. The itching goes away after about 3 days or so. By the end of the week, I did get white flakes in my hair. I'd use it again if I were completely out of all other hold products.

  • 4

    Posted by mamis3 (Type 3c) on 03/01/2012

    I love kccc its so amazing incredible hold and my hair feels like silk never crunchy! Kccc is my best product as of right now ;)

  • 4

    Posted by mamis3 (Type 3c) on 02/29/2012

    I love kccc its so amazing incredible hold and my hair feels like silk never crunchy! Kccc is my best product as of right now ;)

  • 4

    Posted by kelsieljohnson (Type 3a) on 02/28/2012

    Amazing. Brilliant.
    At first when i tried this product I was skeptical. I put it on my 2c-3a curls after my Knot Today leave-in. I didn't like that it made my hair hard as rock as soon as i applied it.. But when it dried, the crunch disappeared and I had perfect frizz free curls. It definitely does what it claims. My hair even had a dose of shine! I love love love this product & will buy again!!

  • 5

    Posted by rrraven (Type 3a) on 02/27/2012

    i am a little hesitant to buy super expensive products, because who knows what my weird, fine, fluffy, dense hair is going to like? my bathroom can attest; i had to buy a rack to shelve all of the hair products i have laying around that i am slowly working my way through. who knew i should have stopped obsessing over this and buying cheaper stuff when this is the business right here?

    i read the reviews saying that this and the knot today should be purchased - and used - together.

    the knot today is heavenly. feels good, smells good, great slip - immediately a dream product in my picky hair. used a little, then rake-scrunched it into my hair. so nice - IMMEDIATELY.

    the custard, not so much. i expected it to suck real hard from the get go because it made my hair feel dried out and rough to the touch once i applied. just a couple dips of two fingers did it in the goo, emulsified in my hands and then rake-scrunching with my head upside down.

    you will notice your hair feels really bad. you will also notice your hair looks like a wet version of how your curls look optimally. stop touching it, that means you've put in enough of it and you can diffuse or air dry.

    i used some cheaper pomades to scrunch out the crunch once it had dried. my hair was POPPIN' FRESH. seriously, so many curls. i am a convert.

  • 3

    Posted by CoilGoddess (Type 4b) on 02/26/2012

    My problem with the wash and go is MAJOR SHRINKAGE. Curling Custard does little to nothing to stop this problem for me :(. It gives me shine and though!

  • 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 leica16 (Type 4a) on 02/19/2012

    Comencé a utilizar el producto hace solo varias semanas y me encanta. Deja mi cabello suave, con rizos bien definidos y brilloso. Solo les advierto que utilicen poca cantidad en secciones del cabello y que las peinen luego de aplicado, de otra forma tarda mucho en secar.

  • 3

    Posted by sophia (Type 4a) on 02/19/2012

    I give this three stars because it works really well with Knot Today, but alone it makes my hair feel like hay! It also doesn't mix well with a lot of other leave-ins, so you pretty much need the Knot Today. The combination makes my curls really happy, though, and it keeps my twists from getting fuzzy. Also, I have had my jar (16 oz) since June and I still have about a third left, so it lasts a really long time.

  • 4

    Posted by smellycat (Type 2b) on 02/16/2012

    I LOVE KCCC! And it loves me...most of the time...
    I bought this after reading all of the wonderful reviews here on this website. I had just started cowashing and thought that this would help my limp curls. Eh. First time I tried it, it was so crunchy and frizzy. I kept using it, but the curls would be weird looking and dry, and they would also end up going flat by the end of the day. I did not like this stuff at all. However, I thought maybe it wasn't KCCC but the conditioner. I used different conditioners from my product junkie cupboard, but none of them meshed well with this. I finally bought Kinky-Curly Knot today and aksljfskjdf;s;afj. Holy s***. My hair has never been happier! These work so well together. My hair is now smooth and amazingly well defined. I would give this 5 curls, but I'm only giving it 4 because it doesn't work too well without the KCKT. With it, though, it's great. I have short waves that tend to go straighter pretty quickly, and the back of my head is completely straight. With this stuff, the 2a and 2b curls move up to 2b/2c/3a. The back even gets pretty wavy. KCCC and KCKT have given me such good hair :) Love it!

  • 1

    Posted by Shinningstar (Type 3c) on 02/13/2012

    This gel was NOT the business! It felt dry even as I was applying it to my freshly washed hair conditioned with KCNT. Unfortunately my hair hates this over priced gel because this product had the nerve to leave my hair looking dry and frizzy even after I applied my HG sealer. So being that this product does not agree with my hair, instead of throwing it in the trash, I think I'm just going to ship it to my sister in GA to see if she gets better results. If I could give it 0 curls...trust me I would.

  • 3

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

    Good for wash and go's but very crunchy and gives me unwanted volume. Great for summer.

  • 5

    Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 02/01/2012

    For me, "KCCC" is a phenomenally great product, but it took some time for me to get used to it. I have 3a/b curls that I decided to "set free" last August. It is now nearly February, and I have not used any harsh sulfates (no "poo"/co-wash) or water-insoluble silicones on my hair for 6 months; nor have I used a hair brush, or a dryer without a diffuser (I usually air-dry). This "CG" method was the best thing I've ever done for my hair, because the difference in how my hair looks, feels, and behaves is like having a whole new head of hair. I think the biggest issue for me was that my hair was severely moisture deprived, and it's taken months of trials and errors to stabilize the dryness. When I first tried KCCC, right after "going CG", I felt that it took way too long to dry in my hair, it shortened my curls too much, and it had a crunchiness that wouldn't completely scrunch-out. I had followed the advice on the jar, and used it very sparingly, and over a leave-in conditioner. Now, I can use this straight-up on water-washed or co-washed hair, and the results are fabulous. I use more than I thought I would, based on the jar's directions, and I make sure I work it into hair that is soaking, dripping wet. I plunk for 10-15 minutes & then air-dry. These days, it's taking only 5-7 hours for my hair to dry, so I either apply KCCC before bed, or very early in the morning.This dries a little crunchy, but there are two secrets to my success with this gel. 1. Do NOT touch, crunch, scrunch till hair is COMPLETELY dry. It's hard to resist scrunching, because I'm used to it helping my hair dry faster, but it ruins the work of KCCC. 2. Use a refresher, or water to SOTC. If I scrunch with dry hands, I get flyaway frizz. After waiting all those hours, it's a bit disconcerting to wet my hair again, but I just dampen it slightly, and it doesn't take too long to dry. When it does dry, the results are absolutely worth the wait. My hair feels full, and bouncy, and silky, and shiny. Best of all, this has HOLD. Once it's dry my hair doesn't try to reshape itself at odd angles, and frizz is gone. Gone! It's so dry here today that I repeatedly shocked myself when folding laundry, and I could see sparks, but I didn't have any "zapped" looking flyaways, When I use this, it's really hard to stop myself from touching my hair, because it feels so soft it surprises me. I love KCCC. I regularly get second and third day curls with KCCC just by using a refresher spray ("Set It Free" works great), or water. I've found KCCC doesn't work well with other gels or curl cremes, but, if needed, it works well over leave-in conditioner. If you've tried KCCC and had bad results, I hope maybe it will eventually work for you! I want all of us with curls to enjoy them in ways we never thought possible. (I'm 46, and I never imagined I would even like, let alone enjoy, my curls.) When KCCC does work, it's like nothing else on the market for definition and hold. I just can't get over my bouncy, SOFT hair!

  • 4

    Posted by unicyclist (Type 2b) on 01/29/2012

    This is pretty good on its own, but when used with Fairy Tales Curly-Q Curl Maker Gel, curls are way more smooth and they pop! Together, they give me no-fail hair. Love it! :)

  • 4

    Posted by curvesncurls (Type 2c) on 01/28/2012

    I really like this but I need to be careful about what I layer with it and how much I use. I have a light hand with products when I'm not familiar with how my hair will respond (it's easy enough to scrunch in more water and product if I need it, but not quite so easy to dial it back when you put in too much). That turned out to really work in my favor. My thick MBL hair usually needs a lot of product to give it definition, but I only had to use maybe a quarter size glob of this. I first use a leave-in (Darcy's) then the KCCC then BRHG. I blow dried via Pixiecurl method and got great definition and hold with no long drying time or crunch. But for some reason my hair really soaks up whatever else is in it when I use KCCC. I don't mind now that I know that it does this, but it does mean that I need to use a bit more of anything I pair with this which is not so great. I would still repurchase this though because the definition and clumping is really beautiful!

  • 5

    Posted by blboston8 (Type 3c) on 01/27/2012

    This is the first time I've ever reviewed this product since my introduction to it in 2009. I has been a labored relationship. I went from putting it aside b/c my hair wasn't curling, to kicking it in the corner due to my hair being too crunchy and stringy after using it, to hugging it and cherishing it as it gives me soft, buttery, elongated curls. The main trick is that KCCC DOES NOT LIKE SILICONES AND OILS. No, it does not. I have also noticed that my hair doesn't dry crunchy AT ALL if I use a large amount of KCKT as a leave-in and then run cool water over it until it has a seaweedy feel to it. I then, put 2 fingertip full amounts of KCCC onto 5 sections of hair; my hair is an inch past my shoulders. I smooth it and scrunch it in. I let it air dry. I know how to use this thing, now, and will NEVER let it go. I'm keeping it "'Til the wheels fall off."

  • 5

    Posted by CareLiz (Type 3a) on 01/27/2012

    I must say I was quite impressed with this. The price turned me off for quite some time until I finally bit the bullet and picked some up from target. A little goes a long way and the 8oz jar can literally last me months. I use the KCKT after washing, add a small dime size amount of KCCC, plop for 10 minutes than diffuse and I had GREAT results. I'm a product junkie and have tried everything but always end up with frizzy fuzzy curls or a greasy mess. This was soft, defined and looked very natural. Best of all I needed barely any of the product to get results! I was worried about product build up but I did not see any of those problems in my hair. Im 3a on top and 2b/c underneath and at the nape of my neck, I do have shorter above my shoulders hair so with longer hair I expect to use a little more product. This really was worth the money for me! Definitely sticking with this product!

  • 4

    Posted by victoriaj (Type Unknown) on 01/21/2012

    I liked this product a lot. I purchased it as an alternative to my homemade flaxseed gel, since the flaxseed gel has to be refrigerated all the time, it wasn't practical to take the flaxseed gel with me while I was going out of town for a few days.

    So I purchased this gel because I still wanted something natural and at least somewhat chemical free.

    I have to say that it definitely defined my curls, and I got a compliment from my boyfriend when I used this product.

    I give it 4 starts instead of 5 because it left my hair kind of dry. But then again all I did was apply it to soaking wet hair the first time w/o a conditioner or of any sort or moisturizer, but that's because the product said it was supposed to moisturize.

    I tried it again after I applied my shea butter concoction and it didn't leave my hair as dry. I like this product only as an alternative to my homemade flaxseed gel, when I don't have time to make it, or when its impractical for me to take it with me out to town, since it has to be refrigerated. But I agree with everyone, a little goes a long way with this stuff....I didn't apply a lot...perhaps a nickle size and it was more then enough.

  • 2

    Posted by brielymar (Type Unkown) on 01/20/2012

    While this helped somewhat to define my 3c/4a/4b hair, the residue was outta this world! I tried a lotta bit, I tried a little bit, I tried it with the kckt. I didn't matter. I ended up with a flaky, white, and embarrassing mess after it dried.

  • 3

    Posted by kaw5234 (Type 3b) on 01/19/2012

    I am on the fence about this product. The first time I used this product my hair was a crispy crunchy mess. I realized that I used way too much product and that a little goes a long way. The second time I used this product I followed the instructions that were on the KC website. While my hair was soaking wet I applied KCKT. Then I divided my hair into two sections and applied a nickel sized amount of the KCCC on each section. Following the product application I then diffused my hair using the pixie method. My hair was defined and frizz free. However, my hair felt dry and lacked shine. Also, the KCCC left build up in my hair. So the day after there were dust particles coming from my hair. Ick. Overall, okay results but at $17 a jar I will NOT be purchasing this product again.

    Side note: I also don't like the fact that I can't mix this product with others. But hey its a clever marketing strategy for the maker of KC~

  • 3

    Posted by mrsponds2011 (Type 4c) on 01/15/2012

    Ok the first time I used this I didn't like it. It made my hair VERY GUMMY!! it took like 3 days for my hair to return to normal... I think I was using too much. I might purchase this again but for such a little jar it's kind of expensive.. I don't know.

  • 5

    Posted by Jfoote95 (Type 3c) on 01/14/2012

    I absolutely LOVE this product!! It keeps my hair intact all day and I am constantly touching it because it's fun to play with. It's been so hard having my hair because products never ever work for me- except this one. This is the first product I have ever tried that actual promises to have no frizz! Every other product I've tried claims they are anti-frizz but they flat out lied. Thanks goodness I found this! Recommend for anyone- especially 3c :)

  • 5

    Posted by Kaustin84 (Type 3a) on 01/14/2012

    Clip my roots in front and let air dry, it works well.

  • 4

    Posted by Kaustin84 (Type 3a) on 01/14/2012

    I love this! I have 3a, VERY fine and healthy hair. I co-wash with Curl Junkie Daily Cleansing Cond. then follow with Knot Today and rinse out w/cold water. I then apply this to soaking wet hair, cup cold water onto my hair, scrunch some water out, then scrunch with t-shirt and dry on cool with my fingers scrunching while I go. I get 3rd day hair from this, and I used to have to wash every day. The one problem I've had is that it doesn't seem to define and lift my hair well on first try. When I wet, spritz with deva curl's mister right and clip my roots in front

  • 5

    Posted by cardiocrazi (Type 3c) on 01/12/2012

    I am a 3c and it does wonders a little bit goes a long way if section properly and it says to use generous amount for thicker hair which I have. It works even better with the Knot today leave which does wonders on its own. Now when I using this product for a certain look I use the whole line.

  • 5

    Posted by Naturally_Me (Type 4a) on 01/10/2012

    This is the best product that I've ever used period! It defines my curls to the very inch! Although it left my ends a little crunchy, I still love the product! For the crunchiness, I used their Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade which helped trimendously. I will definitely continue to purchase this product!

  • 5

    Posted by Lena56 (Type 2b) on 01/05/2012

    When I first got this product I didn't really love it, but I kept coming back to it and I learned how to best use it with my hair, and now I get such good results that I can't use anything else! I put it in my hair when it's damp, not dripping wet, that way I get more curl enhancement, and then I top it off with a bit of BRHG for hold. It gives me consistently good results! And believe me, I tried really hard to find other more inexpensive products that would do the same thing, but nothing can compare! For me it's worth the money, I get great hair, and it lasts fairly long.

  • 5

    Posted by wednesday (Type 2c) on 01/04/2012

    This stuff is great! I finally broke down and bought it after eyeing it for weeks...haha
    Before, I had used lots of stylers: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Mousse (drying,) Beautiful Curls Gel (crunchy,) Eco Styler (frizzy,) Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie (weighed hair down,) and Fairy Tales Curl Maker (not enough hold.) This, however, is not drying, not crunchy, doesn't make my hair frizzy, doesn't weigh it down, and it has GREAT hold! Also, it smells delicious. I do the Super-Soaker method for this and get great clumps! This does enhance the curl. Plopping was always iffy for more and I would get frizz, but if I plop and use this, the frizz is minimal. I co-wash with Beautiful Curls Leave-in for Wavy to Curly hair and then use this and clarify with the BC shampoo once a week. I'm happy with the results :) I would highly recommend this to wavy-haired girls!

    The only downfall is it's ridiiiiiiiiiiculously expensive. If this were $5-7 cheaper, I would be so happy. If you want to try this but can't afford the price, I would recommend the Beautiful Curls Gel. It's a bit crunchier, and this is definitely the better one, but it's the closest thing I've used.

    If you're willing to spend, though, this is an awesome buy!

  • 4

    Posted by Sassimommy (Type 4a) on 01/01/2012

    Ok, so it should be noted that I am a slave to new products, especially since I am newly natural and I am still learning so much about how to style my natural hair. With that being said I heard alot of hype about KCCC and Eco-Styler gel, I bought the eco styler first because it was just more economical and I loooooooooooooooved the results. However, I have always been very curious about KCCC, but reluctant to spend so much money on such a small container!! so anyway i broke down and bought KCCC, I tried it out a few days ago, on freshly washed and conditioned hair, dripping wet out of the shower. I have to say KCCC is worth the hype. This gel certainly defined and shined my curls instantly, and I didn't need to use very much at all. It literally seperated every single kink and curl almost to a fault...( my hair looked a little Jheri curl-ish). I'm still rocking a TWA so as for now I won't need to use very much on a daily basis, I'm just curious as to how it will affect my bank account once my hair grows longer and I will need to use more product. My only cons to this product is it's price ( I am a single mother of two) and $17 for 8oz is just not in the cards for me, and secondly I really did not care for the fragrance either. But otherwise, this is an awesome product!

  • 3

    Posted by Prettii<3777 (Type 3c) on 12/30/2011

    hearing a lot of good about this product i always condition my hair goes well BUT
    always my hair always starts looking dry when trying to define curls.still try when use of products or greases But always ends up the same and leaves my kinky curly hair REALLYYYY frizzy and dry!:( having hair type 3c hope this product works!!!!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Laugh4miles (Type 4a) on 12/29/2011

    With this product a little but goes a long way... It smells awesome and the ingredients are great. Just a little bit makes my curls pop! I love it!!!

  • 5

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

    Is it possible to be in love with a product line? Because I sure am. Come clean and knot today performed small miracle and this is the icing on the cake. It looked suspiciously like flax seed gel, which didn't work out too great for me, but its the farthest thing from it. First of all, this is one of the few styling product that actually IS moisturizing, and boy is this moisturing. Second, I don't get any crunch, actually it makes my hair super soft, and I do apply it generously. Third, my curls come out PERFECT and also springy! Tight, shiny corksrews is what I get as opposed to crunchy, dull, stringy, pulled out curls which other gels give me. I don't get any frizz. Also like the other KC products the smell is light and delicious. This one smells like sweet cream. And because the scents are so light they blend well together and my hair smells divine. Plus its available on ground so I save a ton on shipping and its available at whole foods to boot, so I can get it pretty much whenever I want. Its not the cheapest, but its SO worth it, and since I save on shipping I don't care anyways. I HIGHLY recommend this, as well as come clean and knot today. They are supposed to be used together, and its no marketing play, they WORK.

  • 4

    Posted by curledlove (Type 3c) on 12/28/2011

    The only reason I gave this product 4 stars is because in the humid Miami summer, it does not work. Needless to say the first time I tried it was in the summer. For winter time, nothing makes my hair look better than this. My hair is moisturized, stretched, defined, and the best part is that I get 3 days of awesome hair. I pineapple my hair to sleep and in the morning I just have to smooth a little water into my hair and VOILA! awesome hair! Its a but pricey, but well worth the money, especially if you purchase the 16oz tub.

  • 4

    Posted by moni812 (Type Unkown) on 12/25/2011

    This is product gives me moisturized, shiny, and very defined curls without the crunch. I pair it with the KC leave in conditioner. I also get second day hair from this product but it's not always consistent.
    3b/3c

  • 5

    Posted by smashleighfig (Type Unkown) on 12/25/2011

    This product is my HG! I seriously can't live without it. A little goes a LONG way and it is SO worth the money!

  • 1

    Posted by Prettychic75 (Type Unkown) on 12/22/2011

    I was so excited when I got a chance to try this stuff. Unfortunately, I ended up being majorly let down. This stuff flaked in my hair, left my curls crunchy, and left me with ramen noodle looking curls that even the wind couldn't make move. And, its smell is on the sickening side as well. Never again will I try this stuff!

    This product doesn't deserve the hype! Instead, it needs to be seriously reformulated.

  • 5

    Posted by Stinalee1120 (Type 4a) on 12/14/2011

    I see why this product is the best of the best. I have not used a product that has kept my DD's 3c/4a hair defined, soft, and shiny ALL day!! Not one product did this. I left her hair down to hair dry...I didn't think I would ever be able to do this without it turning into an afro a few hours later. It's didn't take long to dry for me either. I used a little less than a dime size amount on each small section...actually I probably could have used a bit more because I didn't get any crunch. Her hair would have lasted longer in the down and out style, if she wasn't an active 2 year old who likes to wallow around and stand on her head...lol. I just pulled it back into two puffs and she was good to go. Her curls were still more defined and there was no frizz anywhere in site. I was/am very impressed. Now let's see what type of 2nd day hair I get... :) I"m optomistic!!!! I'm in love so far!!!! Great product, please don't change a thing...works best with the Knot Today and Come Clean Shampoo

  • 5

    Posted by preciousisgood (Type 3b) on 12/13/2011

    This product can make my hair crunchy if I apply too much to my hair, but even when I do that if I scrunch the crunchiness away my curls come out PERFECT! I love how light-weight it feels, leaving me with lots of volume since I do have about elbow length hair that is weighed down very easily. Plus, it smells delicious! I use it with the Knot Today leave-in underneath (which also smells AMAZING!), and my curls come out soft, defined, and full of volume!

  • 3

    Posted by curlyberry (Type 4b) on 12/12/2011

    I have a twa, so I can't say too much about this product. Perhaps I haven't used it to its full potential yet. BUT, I must say it does a find job of holding in moisture and making my hair feel soft. I like to refresh it by adding a little water to my hair in the morning.

    Will I be purchasing this again? I don't think I'll have to with the way I'm using it. But maybe in the future when my hair gets a little longer I'll try it again.

  • 3

    Posted by shannelmorrisons (Type 3c) on 12/11/2011

    3 stars simply because it's a natural product and the hold is great. I use this product if I wear my hair in a pony tail (which is hardly ever) or putting my daughters hair in a pony. I don't particularly like this product as my styler. I don't like the way it dries nor the way it feels when I put it in my hair. I don't feel like it is penetrating my hair, simply sitting on top of it. I can never get second day hair with the product and it gives my hair lots of shrinkage. It smells great. Not at all a strong odor. I will not be purchasing again once I'm done with my current jar. I'm sure I can find a cheaper alternative for mine and my daughters pony tails.

  • 2

    Posted by dangelkim (Type Unkown) on 12/10/2011

    The product is too heavy for my hair type (2). It was heavy and greasy. It didnt hold.

  • 5

    Posted by sabibs (Type 2a) on 12/10/2011

    This stuff really works and I have no idea why. It doesn't contain any of the traditional hair gel ingredients yet it's the best I've ever found for helping combat frizz. Granted it doesn't give me perfect frizz-free hair; I have 2a/2b fine thick hair that is prone to flyaway frizz and fluffiness. For most products I either have to choose between applying a lot to get rid of the frizz but then suffering from stringy, limp hair, or applying just a little and having nice volume but pretty much no frizz control. With this stuff all I need is a little to get frizz-reduced hair that still has lots of volume! I also really like that this gives me "big waves" as opposed to the thin, stringy curls that a lot of gels give me. It makes my hair look like I used a 3" barrel curling iron on it :). If you have fine wavy hair, try this! Just don't overdo it or you will get sticky, stringy hair.

  • 4

    Posted by nayacurls (Type 3c) on 12/05/2011

    I have to be honest, when I first tried this product, I believed it worked for me, but I wasn't too fond of the smell or the texture. but after some time this product has become my best friend A little definitely last a long way. and it doesn't leave a residue as log as you apple water and olive oil/ Shea butter beforehand Another thing I like is that the next day you can spritz water in your hair the next day and not have to apply any mor KKCC due to the residue. The only NO-NO about this product is that you cannot apply another product if you have this in your hair other wise you WILL get product build up.

  • 5

    Posted by Kiki Curls (Type 2c) on 11/29/2011

    I really disliked this product the first couple times I used it. I've found that it is really easy to put too much in your hair, which left my curls flat and took FOREVER to dry. I recently tried mixing it with the garnier fructis pure clean gel - about 3 parts kccc to 1 part gel, and the results are amazing! perfect amount of hold, no frizz in sight, and a tiny bit goes a looooonnng way!

  • 3

    Posted by MsSeana (Type 3c) on 11/21/2011

    My curls are finally growing out again after heat damage. A friend of mine at church gave me a jar of Curling Custard. I put it in my hair this morning. It looked fine and defined when it first went in, but OMG my hair was so crunchy at the end of the day, I had to shampoo it out and add my Olive Oil moisturizer, with 7 Oil to make my hair feel soft again. So here's how I'll be using it: I combined it with what's left of my leave in so I get slip in the shower, but otherwise I don't want to use something that's going to make me crunchy. So I'll keep it around and maybe MMMV after a few more uses, and if so I'll change my review. for now: hair with milk. CRUNCH.

  • 4

    Posted by CurlyGurl8 (Type 3b) on 11/15/2011

    I tried this product before trying DevaCurl and had a lot of success. When starting the Kinky-Curly routine, I found that I had little white flakes in my hair. But those soon vanished after I started using the shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. My only criticism of the Curling Custard is the stickyness and slightly weighted feelings it has. However, I agree completely that it produces beautiful and defined curls. But way too pricy ($30 for the bigger tub) I would recommend the DevaCurl products (cheaper on Amazon.com) for those who are on a budget. :)

  • 4

    Posted by amarie1484 (Type Unkown) on 11/11/2011

    This is the only product that I can use after a wash and get 4 days of great hair before needing to reactivate or wash. I also have really thick hair that tends to get huge as it dries. Not with Kinky Curly. I get defined curls, shine and it reduces volume.

    Cons:
    Take FOREVER to dry
    The only way to get the results that I like is to use basically half a jar after a wash. So after two washes (4 days apart), I need to buy another jar. And at that price, that gets a little hard on the wallet.

    I wish they made a larger size.

  • 4

    Posted by smarsh (Type 3c) on 11/04/2011

    I recently tried this product and love it! I definitely have kinky curly hair and lots of it. I've never had to use so little of a product to get good frizz free results. The only complaint I have about it is that my second day curls aren't as fresh looking as I'd like. Other than that, this is a fabulous product!

  • 4

    Posted by alishap123 (Type 3c) on 11/03/2011

    I was very excited to try this product. I have thick hair with alot of frizz.
    My first time using it I was shocked that consistency was extremely gelly. I don't like using hard gels. It was runny but sticky. Applying it was similar to any gel. My hair felt sticky and wet afterward and diffusing for 15mins only help some. After 3 hours I was very upset. My hair had the wet crunchy feel and look. The curls did form well and their was absolutely no frizz. But it lacked that natural look. So I began scrunching hard and shrugged off the product as another loss. But 8pm that night my curls looked amazing. The crunch and the wet was gone. Their was no frizz. They looked effortless and beautiful. My roommate even comment on how good it looked. So... the next day I combined it with a curling creme. I love it with the curling creme. I get the beautiful bouncy curls from the creme but with no frizz and awesome hold thanks to the gel. Plus I get awesome second day hair. But in my opinion Design Essentials Curling creme does this in one product. However it is a hard product to find product and I can easily get Curling Custard at whole foods and I think any curling creme would work. So this my back up product. But I would suggest that this product is worth a try. NO FRIZZ.

  • 3

    Posted by jceleste (Type 3c) on 10/28/2011

    After hearing (and reading) all the hype about KCCC, I decided to give it a try. Everything is not for everybody, I guess. I have 3c hair that frizzes as soon as it starts drying and only gets worse throughout the day. The custard did fine at controlling frizz for the most part, but in terms of definition, I wasn't blown away like other reviewers. To me, it seems like KCCC's magic point is turning zigs into curls, which doesn't help if you already have curls. Plus, I wasn't crazy about the after-crunch. It did improve my hair over not using any post-wash products at all, and I probably would have given it 4 curls if it didn't cost as much as it does. I've gotten similar results from $4 drugstore products. I used the whole jar, but I'm sure I can find something a little better for a little cheaper.

  • 4

    Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 10/25/2011

    This custard works well to keep curls defined and soft as long as I use it with Knot Today as a leave-in. Used alone, it flattens my hair, and makes it feel overly soft and fly-away. I think my hair needs the Knot Today so it doesn't absorb all the moisture out of Curling Custard. I have a feeling this product will work better and better as my hair finally grows out. I like to use it after cleaning my hair at night. I apply the custard and plunk, and sometimes I leave it plunked all night. My hair is too short not to have to dampen or spritz in the morning, but when it's longer I think this will leave my hair just right. This custard really adds softness and shine, and it makes my hair feel and look healthy.

  • 4

    Posted by Afrochika (Type 4a) on 10/22/2011

    I like this a lot. I am transitioning to natural. And am 13 weeks post relaxer, but I texturized at 10 weeks post relaxer. But my hair is still very thick and curly. Amazing shine and hold

  • 5

    Posted by smashleighfig (Type Unkown) on 10/22/2011

    This product is my HG. My saving grace that I'd be lost without! It's incredible. One little scrunch with this stuff and my curls pop up and they are frizz free and defined. It's a miracle worker. Before using this, I like to add a bit of knot today leave in conditioner and a little of curl keeper. Those 3 combined make perfect curls. The price on this is a bit high, but honestly it's worth it. It lasts a good while as well. I'd reccomend this to anyone with curls, you won't be sorry! Also from reading other reviews, it is true that at first you seem to not like it. I was the same way. You need to experiment with the amount used. I wouldn't use it alone..it feels yucky then I need to have some sort of base coat because the custard is a thick sticky texture. (it doesn't feel that way if you have a conditioner on as a base though). Long story short..totally worth buying. Stop reading the reviews and just add it to your cart already! :)

  • 4

    Posted by Aabbss (Type 3a) on 10/18/2011

    I really like this, especially in the winter (low dew point). It moisturizes and gives some hold. I only use a small amount over a lot of FSG. If I use too much, my hair will lose curl because of all the moisture. I usually let it air dry (which takes a while) but occasionally diffuse (which works just fine too).

  • 4

    Posted by curlybee19 (Type 3b) on 10/17/2011

    When I first started using this product, I hated it. It left my hair feeling crunchy, hard, and dry. My hair has been thinning recently and the curling custard seemed to make my hair look stringy, which didn't help.

    So you're probably wondering why I gave it 4 stars. I realized all the issues were because I was using too much of it and I wasn't applying it properly. After a couple of weeks and trying different methods, I realized the best way to use it for my hair was to put a pea sized amount (maybe a little bigger) on my palm, add a few drops of water to it, mix it between my hands, then scrunch it into small sections of wet hair. Adding the water made a huge difference, the product goes on smoother and doesn't clump onto one area of the hair, preventing any crunch when dry. I would definitely recommend using a leave in conditioner with this (or use your regular conditioner, which is what I do). Overall great product, leaves my hair shiny, soft, and holds all day.

    I just wish the ingredients were organic, but I guess you can't have it all. I'm not sure why the description on this website says it's organic, it isn't. No where on the packaging or on their website do they claim their ingredients are organic, they simply say it's "all natural," there's a difference.

  • 5

    Posted by FlashingLights (Type 3b) on 10/13/2011

    I love this!!! it defines and hold my curls like nothin ive ever tried.also makes my curls shiny and frizz free

  • 2

    Posted by catc669 (Type 3c) on 10/12/2011

    Curl definition on my fine-textured 3c/4a hair, A+. For everything else...is it possible to have an F-? It left my hair hard & crunchy with a white residue. It didn't matter if I put it on without a leave-in or not; soaking wet or damp; or used a blow dryer with a diffuser or let air dry. I tried cutting it with aloe vera, olive oil, both of them together or nothing. And I was not able to co-poo, I had to actually shampoo my hair to get it all out. Finally, I just threw the half empty bottle in the trash. Won't make THAT expensive mistake again!

  • 3

    Posted by UGoGirl (Type 3b) on 10/11/2011

    I really like KCCC. I use it with KCNT. It does a really good job of defining my waves. It can be a little crunchy but once you scrunch it out it fine. The only other drawback is it leaves my hair a little dry. Who know with more practice it may get better.

  • 5

    Posted by Sunrise35 (Type 3a) on 10/08/2011

    I adore Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I layer it over their Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner for delicious smelling, soft moisturized hair that is light and airy. It adds shine, hold, and definition to my waves and curls. I find that a dime size amount (of each) is perfect for my below-the-bra-strap length hair. Before I was using this combo, my hair was dry, frizzy, and dull from being previously over-processed. Now I have finally embraced my 3a hair, and now flaunt these gorgeous beachy tresses!

  • 5

    Posted by msbradford83 (Type 4a) on 10/07/2011

    I was a recent winner of the Naturally Curly 30 Days of Curl Power and I won Kinky-Curly products. At first, I didn't think this product would work on my hair type. I follow instructions. I use the Curling Custard gel after using the Knot Today detangler. I used the product wet doing twists. This product is really good with my hair. I have no flakes in my hair and white residue. My hair doesn't feel. Only suggestion for Kinky-Curly products is to come out with a conditioner and/or co-washing product.

  • 3

    Posted by manicpixie (Type 2b) on 10/05/2011

    I found this product to be just okay, nothing miraculous, but a decent gel. I used as recommended, slathering a glop on very wet hair, and I diffuse dry about 15 minutes later. The first time I used very little, probably about a quarter-sized amount and it was pretty bad - my hair was stringy, frizzy and generally 'blah.' The second time I used A LOT of the product and that seemed to work better. I had hoped to get clumpier waves and curls, this still keeps most of my head pretty stringy. I think I'm 2b with the occasional big ringlet curl showing up.

  • 4

    Posted by curlysailor (Type 3a) on 09/30/2011

    I just started to try/use this product. First day was awfull. way to puffy. Some curl definition not enough hold and it felt yucky. I'm a white girl with 3a/b frizzy curly hair and lots of it. I watched a you tube video on how to apply, tried it and also decided to add a little Bio Silk Rock Hard Gelee and it came out a lot better and it also feels better. I know it's supposed to be a one product to take care of all curly hair issues but for me, it didn't provide enough hold. I also use Morrocan Oil Intense Curl cream with the Rock Hard Gelee and I like that too. So.. if you have the product and are frustrated.. just add another gel.. with both the KCCC and BRHG.. I don't get any stiffness at all from these products alone or together like some people do. I just get the hold I need to control my frizz and poofyness.
    Good Luck!

  • 5

    Posted by virgo138 (Type 4a) on 09/25/2011

    I have 3c/4a hair & this made my poofy hair POP into pretty curls!! I love the smell & how it defines my curls, the only thing I don't like is how sticky the custard is.

  • 5

    Posted by nccate (Type 3b) on 09/24/2011

    I love this stuff! I have a cosmetologist license and have tried a TON of products and can usually get products cheaper than the normal person. Although I have to pay more for this product, it's worth it. I am still growing out some of the keratin treatments I had done which had ended up damaging my hair but this stuff really brings my curls back to life when used with the Knot Today, you just have to make sure your hair is very wet or it will feel tacky when it dries. When used as instructed, my hair feels super soft, curls are defined, shiny and bouncy. I have received so many compliments on my hair. I tried Deva but broke out using it and again was on the search for "the product". Surprisingly this is better than Deva products. The other BIG bonus is that it is animal friendly and no cones, parabens, etc. Love love love this stuff!

  • 5

    Posted by mizuumi64 (Type 4a) on 09/21/2011

    My all time favorite!!!!!! I LOVE love love this stuff, just wish it was a bit cheaper but I love it!!!

  • 4

    Posted by joliefemme (Type 4a) on 09/20/2011

    Overall, I like this product coupled with the Knot Today Leave in. It keeps my hair moisturized and sets my curls without leaving them dry and crunchy. What I do not like about this product is that it takes days to air dry.

  • 5

    Posted by juspat (Type 4a) on 09/16/2011

    3c on top & 4 in back of hair, I love this stuff, I put more Knot Tday all ovr than curling custard las good all day. The nex day I hafto work wit th back bc I sleep on it wit satin bonnet, re-wet and start all over. I scrunch in pomade or argan oil for softness & sheen

  • 5

    Posted by NYCgirl (Type 3c) on 09/09/2011

    6 months ago, I would have given this 1 star and was ready to toss this in the trash after a complete FAILURE on my first use. Thank GOD, I tucked it in my closet and recently revisited it. For me, using this with the KCKT (as suggested) is not the business. I use it with my CJ Argan & Olive Oil Daily Conditioner (as a leave-in) and could not have asked for better results.

    This is definitely a finicky product, no doubt about it. But once I found the "right" combination of products, I've since upgraded KCCC to one of my staple products!

    Word of advice: This may not necessarily work well for folks in the midst of transitioning who have significant straight relaxed ends remaining.

  • 4

    Posted by 4c_Maja (Type 4c) on 09/07/2011

    Bit pricey but does a great job.

  • 3

    Posted by simplydulce (Type 3b) on 09/03/2011

    This product is very light and has a lovely scent. I have 3b curls in the back and 3c in the very front. This custard DOES NOTHING for my 3b curls in the back which is most of my hair. It weighs my hair down regardless of how much or how little i put. However it works fine on my 3c curls in the front. ;/.

  • 4

    Posted by naturalbrown1 (Type 4a) on 09/03/2011

    Although I get tons of compliments from using the curling custard, I must say that I dislike the fact that it leaves my hair so tangled the next day! I know it's recommended that I use the Knot Today, which I haven't tried yet but plan to. The day after I've used it, I just spray my hair with water and coil my hair all over with my finger and this seems to actually keep it from getting too tangled. Coiling it also lessens the shrinkage. I've also noticed the "pasty" sticky gue it leaves in my hair even after hours of putting it in. It doesn't leave the stickiness everytime, but when it does, it's annoying. That's why when I do apply it the first time, I don't put a bunch of it in, just enough so that I can finger coil it the rest of the week. Otherwise, it's a cool product that gives you that fun summer look:-)

  • 5

    Posted by rashan59 (Type 4b) on 08/31/2011

    This stuff is the best stuff I have ever used........ I have had so many hair problems I can't count them. Someone told me about this product. I was thinking "yeah right". Well my friend said just try it and if you don't like it you can return the product (Target store). So I washed my natural hair and applied the product. I was amazed how my hair just curled up.........This is my style for life...LOL.. I'm in the hot flash stage and have no time for the hair problems... This works for me.. No more bad hair days........EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1

    Posted by CoolieGirl (Type 3c) on 08/30/2011

    I am not sure if it's my hair or this product, but I gave it a curl rating of 1. I heard such great reviews about this product, but when I tried it I was not pleased. I applied it to freshly washed hair and it did lengthen my curls, but it made my hair feel very tacky (like I put glue in it). It also took a really long time to dry and when it did my hair was crunchy and hard (not a good thing). My daughter who has 2 b hair loved it. She had the control and volume she was looking for. However my experience was not the same.

  • 3

    Posted by Bribabe95 (Type 3b) on 08/30/2011

    so i have mostly 3b but a little 3c hair and i bought this because of all the reviews i heard. i also bouth the leave in, but that's another story. overall great, my hair smelled fantastic and i had defined curls all day, but there were some problems. my already tight curls got tighter, which i guess could be a good think if u like really tight curls but because my hair only goes to my shoulders i don't, and my curls were crunchy. i guess you could scrunch it out but being in school i don't really have the time to do that, neither do i want to do that. i am going to try it for second day hair. i think it's a good product if you find the perfect amount to use. but i like to use a lot of product so i know my hair will stay good all day and you can't really do it with this product. it you are worried about the price, it does last a long time. i've had it for months, and don't use it everyday, every other day will suffice, you just have to learn how to get second day hair.

  • 4

    Posted by curlyberry (Type 4b) on 08/22/2011

    Pretty neat stuff. It did what it said it would do: define and moisturizer my curls! The first time I used it I think I used half a palm size of it in my hair, and it got really crunchy. I fixed that by spritzing some water around my hair and tadah! problem fixed!

    The key is to use just a quarter sized amount on your hair. Your hair is already wet so using a small amount of the custard and massage it into your hair. There should be little to no crunchiness once it's completely dry. If it's a little crunchy, then SCRUNCH YOUR HAIR. That's what is says in the directions!

    Now, the only reason why I gave this a four is because of it feels like I'm putting cold snot into my hair. Other than that, it smells and works great!

  • 5

    Posted by Moae (Type 4a) on 08/22/2011

    This product is amazing! I used it once before and it did what it said but my elongated 4a curls were kinda crunchy. So i did something different this last time I used it. I used the whole line like suggested. Then I took the Knot Today conditioner and sectioned my hair into 4 inital sections and smaller to liberally apply the product. I applied the leave in to the smaller sections before finger combing the custard in. i did that through out my entie head. It took about 30 mins. But guys....OMG... my hair was so soft and bouncy, something i havent experienced. i kept my hair like for 4 days! thats a feat for me! I can barely go 2 days without washing. And my hair was sooooo moisurized that it felt like it was wet with product but had not applied any. I love the kinky curly line =)

  • 5

    Posted by Ivy6f92 (Type 3c) on 08/21/2011

    This product is GREAT! it took me a minute to realize less is more. If you use too much it will take forever to dry. Once you figure out the right amount for your hair it will style and dry faster. Give it time. You will grow to love it. I rarely use anything else. The entire product line is fantastic!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by juvjoy (Type Unknown) on 08/21/2011

    Finally a product that enhances my waves to almost curls, leaves my hair thick, & does not dry crunchy!!!

  • 4

    Posted by jmariecharles (Type 4c) on 08/13/2011

    This product does take a while to dry. I'll do my hair at 6am and after work (5 pm) there are still damp patches. It also makes my hair crunchy. I hate the shrinkage too. I'll play with my hair and pull on it and it will extend 3 times the length of what it is with this product. HOWEVER, i haven't found anything better on the market. the curl definition is great. I see shine and so many cute curls when I use it. i guess what you are trying to achieve is key when giving an opinion about this product. i care more about curl definition than softness. the dampness is a bother, but not enough to leave the product alone.

  • 1

    Posted by KinkyD (Type 4b) on 08/12/2011

    This product took FOREVER to dry. It also left me with major shrinkage. Not worth the money spent?

  • 1

    Posted by jazzthefab (Type 3c) on 08/11/2011

    I hated it! I didn't read the package and its a gel, a drying, hardening gel! I don't want hard and crunchy, cemented into place curls! I want my hair to bounce and not make a subtle scraping noise when I shake my hair, nor do I want shrinkage, I wish i could get my money back....or I could give it to someone....either way I am out of 16 bucks and stuck with crispy curls.

  • 1

    Posted by mieshelkinky (Type 4b) on 08/11/2011

    Didn't like it at all!! No definition and was crunchy.. it also left flakes...I guess my hair doesn't like it...(4 a/b)

  • 5

    Posted by Umbridge (Type 2c) on 08/09/2011

    I LOVE this product, instantly after it is applied I have the best curls the only problem is that it leave my hair a little dry to combat this I would recommend mixing with a moisturizer.

  • 3

    Posted by CurlyQue007 (Type Unknown) on 08/09/2011

    This product did not work for me. I used the product along with the Kinky Curly Knot Today. I had dry hair and major shrinkage. Also, it takes forever to dry.

  • 2

    Posted by Vivabug2 (Type 3b) on 08/08/2011

    For some reason this product did not work for me. It dried my hair out and afterwards I started shedding like an animal. Not my favorite.

  • 2

    Posted by MrsBoye (Type 4a) on 08/05/2011

    I used this product on top of not kinky today conditioner as it was suggested on kinky curly website and it left a flaky hard shell on my hair, this product was not a good styling product for my hair but I still used and the not kinky today conditioner!

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    Posted by SassiKinksnCurls84 (Type 3c) on 08/03/2011

    I purchased this product about 7 months ago at the prompting of my boss who uses it religiously. I bought th ewhole line and followed the directions to the T. I applied it to dripping wet hair and at first I thought it was great as the curls were defined and it elongated my curls. I did my hair at 7am and by 2:30 pm it was still wet....my hair was still almost soaking in the middle at 8 that night. as it dried my hair shruk tremendously and little white flakes made an apperance. one of my co-workers actually asked me if I had dandruff. It was embarassing. I gave it several more shots before I figured out that this just isn't something for my hair. I hate to throw it away be cause is cost so much but it is still sitting on the shelf with about half of it contents. I have a combination of 3c and 4a hair so maybe it just wouldn't take. I wish you all the best with it and hope you have more success than I did.

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    Posted by itsiliii (Type 2c) on 08/03/2011

    I absolutely LOVE this stuff :D At first I was hesitant to purchase because of people's complaints that there was a huge learning curve with KCCC. However no other product I had was giving me good results so I plunged in and had awesome results instantly! There's excellent frizz control (though not perfect) and my curl definition is great :)

    A lot of people complain that their hair takes longer to dry with this product but I feel as if though it takes around the same time if not a little bit less time to dry! Also i LURVEEE the smell, it smells like cake or vanilla O.O Not to mention I really like the consistency, it makes it easy to apply evenly! The cost sucks but for these results I dont mind paying a bit extra! :D

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    Posted by Becnappy (Type 4c) on 08/02/2011

    when I first tried this product it took about 20 hours to dry. I liked the curl definition I got, but the shrinkage was horrible. Added to this my hair felt icky and I guess my hair attracted all the gunk Port of Spain had to offer. I because I spent sooooooo, much for it, I use it for two strand twising.

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    Posted by JewelCurls (Type 3c) on 07/31/2011

    I do not like this product.
    Pro:
    It smells really nice, like a ice cream parlor.
    Cons:
    Consistency- People frequently describe this as "snotty", which is apt... it is like thick egg whites. Parts of it are more coagulated than others, and so it is sort of chunky, which made it hard for me to distribute properly.
    Initial Effect- It actually straightened my hair. I would get out of the shower with dripping wet hair, apply a little of the KCKT, and then started to smooth the stuff on in sections as the video shows. It would actually take my hair and smooth it out so that it was totally straight, and it took a ton of scrunching and raking and shaking and combing (all of which made it frizzy) to get it to curl back up. I have never had another product do that.
    While drying: I air dry my hair; it just cannot handle diffusing. I don't think it took longer to dry than normal, but it felt really gross while drying. It wanted to stick to everything. Normally I have slimy hair when it is drying, so I am used to the "product drying" feel, but this was different.
    Final result- a couple of curls were totally awesome. They were bouncy, shiny, and frizz-free. The rest was a mix of completely dry, fractured curls and flaky nastiness. I actually had visible white dust rise every time I moved my head (I asked peopl who I knew would tell me the truth, and not just tell me it looked fine, and they said that they could see a little Pigpen halo around me).
    I used this with only the products from the line, and I forced myself to use it several times with several different amounts. It never worked for me.

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    Posted by medussa (Type 3c) on 07/31/2011

    I tried this product about 5-6 years ago and didn't like it. It gave me problems with shrinkage. I completely forgot about it and repurchased it a few days ago. Then it all came back to me. Here are my observations.

    Pros:
    No frizz
    Beautiful shine
    Crunch can be scrunched out

    Cons:
    Too much shrinkage
    Defined curls, but the particular curl pattern this makes is not desirable to me
    Roots were flat/wavy and seemed plastered to my head
    Hair looks wet even when dry (as others have mention, it's the outdated Jheri Curl look)
    Takes very long to dry. I have very fine BSL hair and it took 6 hours for my hair to dry
    The worst downside for me is that I get no second day hair. It was frizzy and felt product-y.

    I'm glad I tried it but I would not buy it or use it again. I have found my HG in another product, so I will be sticking with that.

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    Posted by allurahscurls (Type 3b) on 07/27/2011

    kccc is thebest curl definer it helps control my frizz and keep my hair tightly curled! i love it its a little on the expensive side but its worth it

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    Posted by TurkB2012 (Type 4a) on 07/25/2011

    This product gave my curls definition in little time after my big chop. It smells great but it has a very slimy texture and it can be sticky. the best advice is to really make sure your hair is clean and wet or it will be a sticky mess. I have never experienced bad flaking with this product like I have with other gels. yes, it will leave a little crunch to your hair especially if its hot outside!

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    Posted by naturallypoofy (Type 4a) on 07/24/2011

    It had good hold but....it did leave my hair crunchy and took a loooong time to dry as others have expressed. I could never figure out how to get good second day hair with this product. I need to do more experimentation

  • 5

    Posted by BK_Spy (Type 3c) on 07/23/2011

    I love this product...I have been using it for the past couple weeks and it's helped cut down on the amount of time I spend styling. I use it with the Knot Today conditioner and a little frizz serum and my hair comes out perfect every time. I use to have to use 4 or 5 products to tame my hair but this stuff changed my life! Lol it's smells great too

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    Posted by BK_Spy (Type 3c) on 07/23/2011

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    Posted by Brdgt254 (Type 4c) on 07/22/2011

    Hi all - I BCd in May. I have to say that I love KCCC and the Knot Today! At first I could not find it after trying 2 targets in the area(I guess I'm late on this) and finally found it in a boutique! At first I could not get with the consistency of the custard but I tried it again differently. This time I tried on soaking wet hair and my curls were beautifully defined and the curls looked bigger! (in diameter) I can't believe that's my hair! Any I will definitely purchase again. I used the custard in conjuction of the Knot today on wet hair. I'm loving it. I'm trying other products also (I'm a product junkie) - but none have come as close as this! And by the way I am 4a/4b/4z gir!

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    Posted by ForbiddenRose (Type 3c) on 07/18/2011

    NOTE : PLEASE CHECK OUT MY REVIEW ON THE KINKY CURLY KNOT TODAY !

    So as I stated in my review of the Kinky Curly Knot Today which also got 5 stars , I AM IN LOVE WITH BOTH PRODUCTS ! This gel is excellent on my 3B/3C hair , with only one small downside being that it dries just a BIT crunchy , which takes me just 2 minutes to scrunch out on my shoulder length hair ... Please check out my review on the Kinky Curly Knot Today for much more info ! :)

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    Posted by redriver (Type 4c) on 07/18/2011

    I have been using Kinky Curly custard for about two months. I am NOT a big fan of the product. It takes a long time for the product to dry. After the product has set, it left my hair feeling really dry. Worst of all, it made my hair look like a Jehri Curl (ewww!!)

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    Posted by JoJoFree (Type 4a) on 07/16/2011

    I never worry about my hair with this product. I am a product junkie, but this is the product I use for business and personal travel. I get at least 5-day hair out of one application. And my hair looks great in the desert or in humid Florida. It takes long to dry but it is worth it. A good promade reduces the"crunchiness."

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    Posted by bellavie (Type 3b) on 07/16/2011

    This one took some time to figure out how to use. For my 3a hair I needed to add just a dime size amount to my hands and apply it softly over the top of my curls when I get out of the shower with my hair is really wet. It does a good job of holding my curl definition in place while my hair drys.

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    Posted by CurlyColombiana (Type 2c) on 07/16/2011

    Okay to be honest, I do not like the texture of this. Maybe I'm just applying too much but it leaves my hair crunchy and not as voluminous even when the crunch is out. I think that Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel works the best for me. So why the 3 curls? It smells good and it does help with lazy curls.

  • 5

    Posted by chicklegirl (Type 2b) on 07/12/2011

    Love this stuff. It's my go-to when I want to be sure my hair looks good and I don't have a lot of time to layer different products together. Works great on its own or in combo with other products.

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    Posted by mountaincoco (Type 3c) on 07/11/2011

    I am really disappointed with this product. First, it smells horrible. Why do we still have to have products like this that smell like coconuts? I don't want my hair to smell like a cake or a pie. Then, it does not work well on my 3c/4a gray hair. The back curled up great, but the front (which is longer) just laid flat. It was sticky, and I am quite disappointed. Taking this jar back to Whole Foods for a refund right now. Yuck!

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    Posted by thyme2sow (Type 2b) on 07/11/2011

    I like to use KCCC as a gel on top of AG recoil which I use as a curl creme. It seems to work best for me that way. I don't have a problem with the KCCC being too heavy and weighing my 2B hair down, I find that it works just the opposite leaving me with alot of shrinkage making my short hair look even shorter which sometimes isn't a good thing. I like the ingredient list and the fact that I can pick it up at Target for $16.99. The price is a litte steep but a little will go a long way. Overall it's a great product that I keep in my rotation. I also think that it keeps the AG recoil from drying out my hair.

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    Posted by StayC (Type 3a) on 07/09/2011

    I decided to try this after reading all of the great reviews, but unfortunately it's not working for me. I tried this two days in a row and it made my curls limp. It smells great and I was able to get past the fact the consistency was like snot if it would work, but I guess I'm not a fan of the curling custard. I wish I could return it to Target, but it's opened and they won't take it back.

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    Posted by justajesuschick (Type 2b) on 07/08/2011

    I want to love this but I am one who cannot seem to get the amount to use correct for me. I could eat it from the jar I love the scent so much! I plan to try it again now that I am pulling back my bangs and do not need as much root lift as I desired before. When I did use it, my top went flat but the length of my hair was very curly. Perhaps I am not patient enough to trial and error-especially when error was pretty consistent.

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    Posted by cam.wash (Type 3b) on 07/08/2011

    I'll be honest 1st I wasn't happy with the cost but the results totally changed my mind! Plus once I learned u only need a little bit. I take about a dime amt rub in my hands rake & scrunch for each section of my hair (4 sections). This gives me 3 day hair plus I use KCKT under it. Even my whole family agrees best results they have seen!

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    Posted by bugeyez (Type 4b) on 07/02/2011

    I've been using KCCC for a couple of years now. It was the best thing to happen to my TWA, and it continues to be a major staple in my hair care arsenal, esp in the summer months. The trick with this product is you have to apply it just right, and a lot of ppl don't. It does take a long time to dry, but that doesn't bother me. I'm willing to pay that price for soft curls that pop pop pop!

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    Posted by Dwindle11 (Type 2b) on 06/25/2011

    Wavies, do not be afraid of trying this product. I used this with the Kinky-Curly Knot Today and had fabulous curls with very little fuzziness. I did not blow dry, but plunked with my microfiber towel. I have hair a few inches past my bra strap and found that a dollup about the size of 2 quarters works perfectly. I didn't have a lot of trouble finding the perfect amount and have been very pleased with the results.

  • 5

    Posted by jazzmaniac08 (Type 4a) on 06/25/2011

    I love this stuff! I am a 3c/ 4a/b mix. The top of my hair is compleltely different from what's around it.. This gel controls all of it, and keeps the hair in place even when exposed to wind, rain or humidity. What I also love about this gel is that it has great control and definition without the crunchy feeling. Highly recommended, despite the high price tag.

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    Posted by KinkyCurlyGurly17 (Type 3c) on 06/25/2011

    I am 20 years old,my curl type is mostly 3c, 3b in spots, and I am mixed. My dad is black and my mom is white. My mom never knew the right products to get for my hair. I used to use this cheap $2.50 hair lotion found in, what I like to call, the black corner section of Wal-Mart. Plus, I hated my curls so I used to relax it thinking it would make my hair, as I like to say, "white-girl status". Then, I met my boyfriends older sister, who is also mixed, black and mexican, and she informed me I dont need to relax my hair to get it to do what I want. She had me try DevaCurl products which were just Okay. They didnt give me that wow factor I was looking for. A week after trying DevaCurl, I was looking through OK! magazine and saw an add for Kinky-Curly found at Whole Foods Markets. I went the next day. That was about 5 months ago and I have never loved anything more. I also pair it with the Knot Today and Spiral Spritz. It leaves my curls more defined and really soft. I still have the same jar from 5 months ago, and its only half way gone. I just dip all four fingers in the custard and rub it around on my hands to evenly distribute it through my hair. I have almost no frizz...its awesome. :) Plus, it smells really good, too!!!

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

    Definitely gave my curls definition, but at the cost of softness. Made my hair very crunchy. But no poof. And it looked good second day too.

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    Posted by mcgonzalez407 (Type 3c) on 06/22/2011

    After reading reviews last night I went straight to Target after work and picked it up. It is a bit pricey ($16.99) but I was desperate for something to work. My hair is 3c very tight at the roots and because of a lot of blow-drying the ends have lost some of the curl. Well I can't give a complete 2 thumbs up since this is my first day using it and my hair is not totally dry yet, but I like what I see so far. My hair would dry and retain no product or moisture and poof out. So far it looks really good..... fingers crossed.

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    Posted by lumariahs13 (Type 4b) on 06/21/2011

    O produto funcionou muito bem no meu cabelo. Mas o que nao gostei foi que ele deixa flocos brancos. Isso parece caspa.

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    Posted by curly_mo22 (Type 4a) on 06/17/2011

    I love i love i love this product along with the knot today. This is the only product that really definds my curls the BEST and gives me a good hold & i have 3c/4a & a little of 3b type hair . This product does make my hair shrink up a bit but no worries if you dont mind putting a liitle heat on your head. I use my blow dryer to strecth out my curls & it comes out great. if you appy to much it can make you hair crunchy but the crunchyness doesnt bother me at all but If you purchase the kinky curly gloss pomade it helps with the shrinkage and gets rid of the crunch and gives you shiny soft curls. I even got geat results in 2nd, 3rd and 4th day hair which is awesome.. Its worth the money!

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    Posted by curlynoey (Type 3b) on 06/08/2011

    This product made my curls pop, but I do not like the feel of the product.

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    Posted by lotsacurls123 (Type 3a) on 06/05/2011

    i bought this based on the great reviews and the best of the best reward, but it didn't work so well for me. I like how it made my curls look longer, but it made them more undefined... which is not what I wanted. Also I can't stand the smell and the feel of it, I just didn't like this product.
    I think my hair texture is too soft for this, it's probably better for people with really tight , kinky curls.

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    Posted by Johnnie (Type 4b) on 06/04/2011

    I tried this product and was not happy. I have kinky type 4ab hair and it was a hot mess on my hair. After washing my hair I used it for my two strand twist out. It was sticky and took forever to dry. When it did dry it was flaky with white stuff all over my head. I washed it out and will not use this product again. I did however like the Kinky-Curky Knot to Day detangler.

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    Posted by strawberrycurlie (Type 3a) on 06/02/2011

    This product is amazing! I had been meaning to try it for some time so when I spotted it at whole foods I snatched it up. As soon as I got it home, I could not resist playing with it on my dry hair. Obviously it did not distribute as evenly as it would on wet hair, but it soothed my frizz and softened my strands immediately. Several reviews warned against using too much product so for the first use on wet hair I followed the recommended instructions and finger combed a small dollop through, scrunched, and air-dried. While my hair was shiny and smooth, my curls were limp and stringy. For the second use on wet hair I followed my instincts and my usual hair routine. I co-washed my hair (with my head tilted forward), rinsed with cold water, and gently detangled with a wide-toothed comb. Then I scrunched in about 3 tablespoons of the curling custard. I allowed my hair to air dry, gently scrunched out the crunch, and was left with gorgeously defined, voluminous, soft, & frizz-free curls that resulted in equally amazing second-day hair. The heavenly vanilla scent reminds me of cupcakes and smells good enough to eat (and normally I'm not big on dessert fragrances). The texture is a bit weird to get used to (um...kind of like...snot?) but easily glides over strands and coats evenly. There is absolutely no tackiness, stickiness, or other grossness after scrunching out the crunch...just beautiful curls... <3
    I love the jar :) no messing with tubes or pumps or spritzers! Oh, and the ingredients are great and cruelty-free! You may have to experiment a bit to get your technique for this product just right but for me it was totally worth it- holy grail product!

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    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type 3b) on 05/30/2011

    Awesome curl formation, zero frizz, great smell... definitely on my list of "go to's".

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    Posted by wbog510 (Type 3c) on 05/25/2011

    I love all the Kinky - Curly products! I just turned 50 and for the first time in my life, I am regularly wearing my hair loose! It still looks good when I wake up in the morning. For a few days all I have to do is throw some water on my head with my hands, put a quarter-size of leave-in conditioner, comb it through and I'm good to go! Saving so much time in the morning. LOVE IT!!!

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    Posted by WaterBaby (Type 4c) on 05/22/2011

    I have very kinky hair and it didn't work for me. It looked okay but it was really sticky and it takes a whole day for it to completely dry. When it does dry it has a cross between a tacky and dry, crunchy feeling. I tried it a few times to make sure this wasn't for me as it is very expensive so I didn't want to waste it but unfortunately it's a no go.

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    Posted by curlypearl (Type Unknown) on 05/22/2011

    No matter what I use underneath, I always finish with KCCC on top. If I had to choose only one product, this would be it. I would use it as my only product but it takes so long to dry, so I use other products, let dry 50% and then a little KCCC on top. It is unique.

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    Posted by browning0221 (Type 4a) on 05/16/2011

    I have mixed feelings about KCCC. It's overall a really good product, I'm just not so big a fan. I hate the consistency of it because it's so sticky and takes forever to dry which translates into me having wet sticky hair for the entire day and then some. It also means that refreshing my hair with water is out of the question, because then my hair just becomes sticky again. I'm also not a fan of the price. It does however give my hair (4a/3c) the best definition of any product I've tried, but......the shrinkage is out of control. Nonetheless, if you don't mind shrinkage and your hair dries relatively fast, it's a pretty great option and it definitely does what it says. After I gave up on it, I gave it to my mom, who likes it alot. It defines her hair with a more even look (She has 4 different curl patterns on her head: 4b/3b/4a/3c), and her hair soaks it up and dries much faster than mine.

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    Posted by twatts819 (Type 3c) on 04/23/2011

    I could not wait to try this product after reading the reviews. Most of the reviews raved about the results while some said that the results were inconsistent. The first time I tried KCCC, I got amazing results. My curls had never looked better. I thrilled and though I had finally found my staple product. However, I could not get those same results again. I tried numerous times, adjusting the amount that I applied, doing it without the conditioner in, etc. It would come out way too flat, sticky, frizzy. Super disappointed.

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    Posted by LadiiV88 (Type 3c) on 03/24/2011

    I love how the product REALLY defines my curls...the only product I know (so far) that can do that. First time I tried it was with the Knot today as a leave in and applied the custard after and let it airdry...people mistakened my style as a jheri curl! My hair was VERY flat and I think it weighed it down. Later, I did the same thing and used it with a diffuser and it looked much better (but not as much volume as I wanted), but I will definitely be using this again.

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    Posted by TracyS (Type 3c) on 03/17/2011

    This product did not work for me. It left my hair very sticky and would flake off when I would seperate my curls. Also I found to be too heavy for my hair (type 3c) & my curls look liked they were being pulled down.

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    Posted by genxmama (Type 3b) on 03/17/2011

    Created pretty good curl pattern without being too crunchy or flaky. Wished it could hold the curls for a second day. Would buy this product again.

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    Posted by dayah0721 (Type 4b) on 03/12/2011

    It definately moisturizes your hair and defines your curls, however I was displeased with the end results that it gave my twa. It seems like it shrunk my hair more. I also didn't like how it flakes the next day. It is good for one day twist out though, but you will have to deal with the flakes in your hair. I think I will try it again when my hair gets some length.

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    Posted by queentiye (Type 4b) on 03/10/2011

    I started my natural hair journey in December 2011, so it has been 3 months and $$$ later. I tried other products but none work as well for me as KCCC. I had to learn the right amount to use which also helped with the drying time. This product gives me the best curl definition and lasts for the entire week with one application. A small amount of Knot Today and then a little KCCC put on small sections of my hair from root to end works amazingly well. I only have to re-wet with a small amount of water the next day to bring my curls back to life after sleeping with my satin bonnet of course. My hair is soft and moisturized and looks great.

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    Posted by KinkySheaPT (Type 4a) on 03/07/2011

    To be fair the list of ingredients are pretty good. The product defined my curls very well and they were nice and soft when dried. The downsides were that I couldn't follow the directions on the jar or on the tutorial video. I had to go though a bit of trial and error to find the right technique to apply the product to my hair to get the results I was looking for and that the product promised. Some people might be ok with this but I did get frustrated with the trial and error. The second downside was the drying time. I know drying times may vary from person to person depending on their hair but it took my hair a day, sometimes a day and a half, to dry completely. Again some people may not have a problem with this but for me being a busy students as well as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer I have busy schedule and can't wait around for my hair to dry. I realize that I could use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process but I prefer not to use heat on my hair. Again some people may very well be ok with this. Bottom line, I would have rated this product higher if it wasn't so hard for me to use and if it didn’t take so long to dry. It’s not for me but hopefully it can work for you.

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    Posted by deegee (Type 3b) on 03/01/2011

    This product is great! I use it on soaking wet hair and when my hair dries it has curl definition and is soft! I have very dry, corse hair...This product smells wonderful too!

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    Posted by bellabry (Type 3b) on 02/26/2011

    This product is really good. It's a light product that will leave your curls nice and big (in my case). It is a little pricey but I really like it. I also use Mixed Chicks and they seem to have the same effect on my curls.

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    Posted by TheNuBlak (Type 3c) on 02/23/2011

    It's just a gel. Tons of crunchies and shrinkage, even while using the smallest amount.

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    Posted by Hairguru17 (Type 4a) on 02/06/2011

    eh....honestly, this stuff is too all over the place for me to give it great ratings. i've tried it 3xs over the course of the last 5 years, and i just can't get with the sticky styicky gummy residue it can leave behind. I've had one or two good days with it, so it's not terrible, but I won't ever purchase it again.

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    Posted by Beebop (Type 3a) on 02/04/2011

    Just can't get consistent results with this no matter what I do. I'll get one day with great results and then the next it's a producty looking mess. Too expensive for inconsistent results!

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    Posted by Sarahje80 (Type 4a) on 02/02/2011

    I have a love/hate relationship with KCCC. I love the way it makes my hair look but the feel isn't great....It can be sticky and/or crunchy. What i also love about this product is that it keeps my hair looking pretty good for about 3 or 4 days (just dampening my hair a little each morning). The downside is that it doesn't do much in the way of moisture. Overall great styler but not so great nourisher.

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    Posted by tlc0508 (Type 4c) on 02/01/2011

    This product is moisturizing and gives great definition. After I BC'd I was able to get 2nd day hair from wash n' go's. The only reason I did not go more than two days was because at the time I was obsessed about my hair looking done because it was so short. I have used this product for twist outs when I wanted a light moisturized hold and it works well for that too.

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    Posted by chulastasia (Type 4a) on 01/30/2011

    I expected a lot from this product but it did not quite fulfill my expectations. I bought it in Canada for $41.45. The price was very off-putting. It's smells great! I applied the product in small sections by hand and with a denman brush. I felt it gave my hair good definition and shine but the product was very stick and left a tack feeling on my hands, back of my neck, etc. It took over a whole day to dry and when it did dry it felt crispy and dry. I the final look was not too bad but the feel was not good enough. I did not use the Knot Today leave-in conditioner so that may have affected my results as well.

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    Posted by Tsippi (Type 2c) on 01/30/2011

    I didn't try this product sooner because there weren't many reviews from 2c-3a girls like me and because of complaints about drying time. Then CurlMart accidentally sent me a jar and told me just to keep the order after I informed them of the mistake. Well, Curling Custard has changed my life. My hair has never looked or felt this good, and I can go three days with no touch ups. I diffuse using the pixie-curl method, which gives excellent results and takes care of the drying time issue. For my over-processed, very coarse hair, I leave in Deva Care One Condition (Knot Today is not rich enough), then use the Custard (had to experiment on amounts) and then put some curl keeper on the canopy. Fabulous results!

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    Posted by MissSassyDiva32 (Type 4b) on 01/30/2011

    love this stuff! hair wasn't crunchy, it was very soft...glad its now in my local beauty supply & healthfood store..great for twistouts/braidouts/twa

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    Posted by livn4hersavior (Type 3a) on 01/29/2011

    So I just used this for the first time and it worked great! I was VERY skeptical...I haven't gotten my hair to curl w/o frizz for years. But I dried my hair a little with a receiving blanket (just realized that towels cause frizz), and put the product in and air dry almost all the way. I could have kept it that way, but there wasn't much volume so I diffused it a little. But my hair is CURLY and NO frizz!!! MIRACLE! I thought my hair was a 2c, but right now it looks like a 3!!!!! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!

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    Posted by www.candycoutureco.com (Type 3b) on 01/26/2011

    This product is a winner! Not only was my hair not poofy but the second day I barely had to touch my hair because it still looked so good. The fact that it's natural is a plus and it smells super good. Like candy almost. A little goes a long way so just make sure to evenly distribute the product with a brush. The only down fault is that the hair is crunchy and a little hard when dry. But nothing is perfect

  • 5

    Posted by Taneisha242 (Type 3b) on 01/26/2011

    I love this product on my 3b fine thin curly hair. I live in Hawaii aka 100 percent humidity, hot, sweaty days with a lot of heavy heavy jungle rain storms lol. This product keeps my hair ALL day long. I work with military so I am constantly running literally and it keeps my curls in tact while feeling soft to the touch. It took me about two weeks to figure out exactly how much to put in each section of hair but once I did I will never use another product. I have soft pretty curls that I have never had before. She only uses the highest quality ingredients. I looked up all of them :) and each ingredient is awesome and very conditioning for your hair. Also I noticed this product works the best when used only with other kinky curly products. (I use the entire line)

  • 5

    Posted by Taneisha242 (Type 3b) on 01/26/2011

    I love this product on my 3b fine thin curly hair. I live in Hawaii aka 100 percent humidity, hot, sweaty days with a lot of heavy heavy jungle rain storms lol. This product keeps my hair ALL day long. I work with military so I am constantly running literally and it keeps my curls in tact while feeling soft to the touch. It took me about two weeks to figure out exactly how much to put in each section of hair but once I did I will never use another product. I have soft pretty curls that I have never had before.

  • 5

    Posted by virgo76 (Type Unknown) on 01/22/2011

    In Dec 2010 I chopped off my relaxed ends after a 26 month transition. I have been using this product for about a month now. I do not use KCKT underneath and I have had great results. My hair holds up 3-4 days as long as I wrap it up at night. I refresh with KC Spiral Spritz as needed on days 2-4. If I do not feel like washing on day 4 I twist at night and remove the next morning. I do, however, add oils or some moisturizing cream daily.

  • 5

    Posted by PowerCurl (Type Unknown) on 01/17/2011

    I have been using this product for almost a year now. I absolutely love curling custard!! This is by far the BEST hair styling product I have ever used. Like others have already mentioned it does not play well with other products. You have to commit to only using this and knot today but it is completely worth it. When I first got the curling custard I figured I would use it only on the days I left my hair down and use my cheap gels the rest of the time. Big mistake. Nothing worked for me during the week I tried that. Since then I have only used curling custard and knot today and I have not looked back. I absolutely think it's worth the price since I was constantly changing products before because I was never really happy with anything. These products give me second and even third (or MORE!) day hair which I could not do before. I can also wash my hair the evening before and wake up and restyle with a bit of curling custard and BAM! I'm ready to go. No blow drying (which always meant poofy bad hair for me) and no wet head for half the day. I am so in love with this stuff. And yeah, it truly has changed my life and my relationship with my hair. Sounds crazy but it's so true! I was always so worried about being a health professional and having to wait for hours for my hair to dry and look good before work etc etc. This stuff has been a life saver for me. So happy I bought it and so thankful for naturallycurly.com for making me aware of it. =)))))

  • 4

    Posted by ruthiemn (Type 4b) on 01/16/2011

    I first purchased this product 1 year ago after reading all the raves about it. I still use the product and I abousolutely love it. You do have to figure out how much to use in YOUR hair, but it is great. I just tried it for the first time on my twist out and it's absolutely fabulous! It looks like my 4B hair was magically transformed into type 3! I have tried other products to replace this one because it is expensive and does not get along well with other products, but it's the best and will be the only product I use from now on!

  • 4

    Posted by CuteCurlyCocoaChick (Type 3c) on 01/16/2011

    Good product, I actually liked it, super curl definition. but if you use to much, your hair gets stiff, and crunchy (hence the additonal pomade you can buy), and my 3c hair took 5 hrs to air dry. o next time I just used a blow dryer. very gummy texture, but good product.

  • 5

    Posted by curlyV (Type 4a) on 01/10/2011

    Definately one of my staple products. It is my best wash and go. Curl definition, moisture and frizz control. It also lasts for at least a week. I refresh in the morning by letting the steam hit in the shower and maybe a little bit of water in a spray bottle.

  • 3

    Posted by danyel02 (Type 4a) on 01/04/2011

    I, like many others, have a love, hate relationship with this product. It smells lovely and has a great consistency. It also does exactly what it says: it defines my curls beautifully. The hate part; It absolutely does not play well with other products. It can be drying. It is very sticky. It leaves my hair crunchy and flaky. I have an enormous amount of shrinkages. Even after washing with the come clean shampoo and a pinch of baking soda my hair still flaked and I do not have a lot of build up. I know it has worked well with others and I still use it, but consider the cons before purchasing.

  • 4

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

    This is probably my new staple styling product. it gave my hair a superior hold without the crunchiness and i was able to get 5 days out of the style. The only reason i rate this a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because it does not mix well with anything, so i had to re-arrange and modify my regimen even more and also because i don't live close to a whole foods market, which is the only place where i can purchase it from.

  • 4

    Posted by Amazinnatural (Type 3c) on 12/26/2010

    I just started using this product and I like it alot, but it did leave my hair feeling a little crunchy...I had use my shea butter mixture and vegetable glycerin to make my hair feel soft, but it did define my curls for sure so I'll probably use it again. Also I do not like the consistency of it, its kind of slimy-like!

  • 5

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

    This product is hands down the best I've tried so far in terms of curl definition and frizz control. I use it with the Knot Today and results are shiny curls that have excellent hold. I'm heavy handed and whatever crunch is left I scrunch out with the Kinky-Curly Pomade and I get smooth beautiful ringlets. Tried alot of products but this has been best for my coarse 3b/c hair.

  • 4

    Posted by gecko (Type 2c) on 12/16/2010

    KCCC gave me glossy smooth ringlets in the peak of muggy season. However, the smell is way too strong for me.

  • 4

    Posted by voiceman2010 (Type 3c) on 12/13/2010

    I enjoyed using the curling custard! It kept my hair moisturized, my hair had movement, and gave my 3c hair definition. Although it took a while to dry, my hair still had held the style for most of the week!

  • 3

    Posted by AllanaBella510 (Type 3c) on 12/12/2010

    I definitely had love hate relationship with this product. I got my hair cut right at my chin and needed something to define my curls since I could no longer wear my hair in a ponytail. This was awesome at first....the more and more I used it though, I noticed that it started to make my hair really crunchy and hard. I found the gloss pomade that I scrunched in my hair which helped tremendously but didnt give me 3rd or 4th day hair. At night i do the "pineapple" routine and just shake it down in the morning, my boyfriend had to start ducking for cover due to all the flakes lol. This product is extremely sticky as well. Ive since had to move on. Bummer, this was almost "the one" :-(

  • 1

    Posted by lawofcurls12 (Type 4b) on 12/02/2010

    The only pro is that it smells good. The many cons are that it FLAKES like it's nobody's business. I have tried at least 7 different ways, and no matter what it still flakes. More water, less products, you name it, it flakes. It also dries my hair out, makes my scalp itch, and TAKES ALL DAY TO DRY. Normally, my 4B hair dries relatively quickly regardless of the product I use. However, curling custard takes no less than 24hrs to dry. However, the worst part is the flaking and dryness. I really wanted to make this a staple product too :(

  • 5

    Posted by MissPagina (Type 4a) on 11/29/2010

    It's definitely made my curls pop on the first use but b/c i have a specific patch of 4b curls on my head it underestimated how much to use on my hair. Also to decrease drying time I used a diffuser, so my hair felt a little hard (i don't know if this was due to how much kccc i used or the fact that i used a diffuser. If anyone has any tips, let me know.
    Overall, I think this will be one of my staple products

  • 5

    Posted by curlycookie (Type 3c) on 11/28/2010

    Gotta say, I think I've found my HG in KCCC!! After trying many other products on my 3c curls, I've bought this now about 3 times and finally bought the giant tub!! I love it!! Before I bought it the first time I watched a ton of youtube videos on how to use it. I get fab results when I put CS Curl Keeper over top of the KCCC. My curls are well defined, feel great and I have the best hair days when I use this combo. It smells great too!!

  • 2

    Posted by curlsrgreat (Type 4a) on 11/28/2010

    I do not think I likethis product much... after hearing a lot! about this gel I wanted to believe in this slimy gel, but it let me down. I was shocked when i put my finger in the jar and it was slimy... i wasn't expecting that. I did what the directions said... and my hair felt weird... i let it dry and my curls were not elongated but more stiff stringy looking. I'll admit my hair had shine but I couldn't imgaine what my whole head would look lie with this product. As far defining it did a good job but after completly drying it didn't have the moist look that i would recieve from Blnded beauty or shea moisture line. All in all... I do not think i like it or will use it much.

  • 5

    Posted by Heartshapedflea (Type 3b) on 11/21/2010

    This is by far the best gel I've ever tried. Give me volume, definition, and hold. The smell gives it xtra points, and the fact that its all natural too.

  • 5

    Posted by palebluedot83 (Type 3b) on 11/03/2010

    I finally convinced myself to forefit the extra cash and try this touted gel out for myself. And I'm glad I did. I should first say that I applied this over the KC Knot Today leave-in first, as the instructions suggested. It becomes apparent when you start seeking professional quality products that they all tend to deliever the same results, and I can say that for this gel it really does stand out from the crowd. Noticable shine, bouncy popped curls, softness, agreeable ingredients, and what really convinced me of the gel's performance was how I was not only able to go for 4-5 days before washing, but that my hair maintained it's nice appearance. It was almost freaky in a way! Now, I will say this. If I could I would have given this 4.5 stars for these reasons- my hair tool a lot longer to airdry, putting the gel over the leave-in gave my hair a funny squeaky texture (but goes away when dry), and it is indeed a little on the expensive side (even for a professional quality gel), but I find these complaints to be somewhat trivial when it came to the final results which made me round up! I would definitely buy this product again.

  • 5

    Posted by alexis c (Type 3c) on 10/30/2010

    I love this product! I am so happy I found it. It has great hold, delivers bouncy, springy, shiny and soft curls that for me, last for at least 3-4 days. And the tub lasts forever!

  • 3

    Posted by adthomas (Type 4a) on 10/26/2010

    This product has a lot of attributes but I can't stand my hair feeling like I just stepped out of the shower all day long. :(

  • 2

    Posted by MsCurl83 (Type 4b) on 10/25/2010

    I'll give it a 2.5 for starters. The product worked well, it gave curl definition and actually transformed the hair on my head. I felt as though I'd stolen someone's good curly weave. However, the drying is a bust. I can't wait all day for my hair to dry and I've noticed that my hair, well maybe it used to, hold alot of water, taking a long time to dry. I even scrunched with a cotton t-shirt hoping that would diminish drying time. No way. But I will say: good ingredients, curl definition and hold. Bad drying time. Not repurchasing. Will pursue other gels that dry faster and quicker with same level of or better ingredients.

  • 3

    Posted by ledareign (Type 4b) on 10/25/2010

    If 4b use for twist out set instead of wash n go. Great conditioner. Non greasy. New favorite.

  • 5

    Posted by CurvaceousKinks (Type 4b) on 10/22/2010

    Love this product... especially for my twist outs! Defines my curls very nicely! A little goes a long way especially when used with the knot today! :-)

  • 4

    Posted by cacoanoir (Type 3b) on 10/21/2010

    A mousse-user since a child, I liked the shine, definition and hold it gave me but not the crunch. I tried deva angel as my 3b/c curls were "curly enough" to not need the arcangel, but I felt the curls were too...clumped for my liking. It looks like doll hair to me. Reading about KCCC, I decided to try the whole line. I LOVE it. Smells good but not too strong. A little goes a long ways unlike deva. Even though it seems expensive, I think it won't be more than my $4 mousse was given I don't need much at all. I did use it over KnotToday given what I read online. I also used the gloss afterwards to sotc with a great effect. It's the shine, definition and volume of mousse without the crunch and badness for my curls. Plus, my boyfriend also likes it on his 4a/b curls. He's also trying the no-poo with me and liking it.

  • 4

    Posted by cacoanoir (Type 3b) on 10/21/2010

    A mousse-user since a child, I liked the shine, definition and hold it gave me but not the crunch. I tried deva angel as my 3b/c curls were "curly enough" to not need the arcangel, but I felt the curls were too...clumped for my liking. It looks like doll hair to me. Reading about KCCC, I decided to try the whole line. I LOVE it. Smells good but not too strong. A little goes a long ways unlike deva. Even though it seems expensive, I think it won't be more than my $4 mousse was given I don't need much at all. Plus, my boyfriend also likes it on his 4a/b curls. He's also trying the no-poo with me and liking it.

  • 4

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

    I really like, excuse me, LOVE how this product helps my curls pop! I never needed any help defining my curls but frizz and shine were my sworn enemies. With KCCC in my arsenal, the battle against frizz and dull curls has been won. I hesitate in giving it 5 curls because the product did not decrease my shrinkage at all but thankfully I'm perfectly alright with the shrinking phenomenon.

  • 5

    Posted by AshinoD (Type 4a) on 10/12/2010

    This is not your traditional gel. The name is a little misleading. This will not hold a style in place like the normal alcohol based gel. What this will do is define your curls. Although if you use too much like i did the first time, you do get crunchy curls. Don't over use this product unless you enjoy the crunchy shrinking curls. I reapplied the product the next day (using less) and my curls are super defined, less crunchy and i can't stop playing with my hair. I found my new fav!

  • 5

    Posted by naturalinok (Type 4b) on 10/11/2010

    I have tried a quite few products; this one is the best. If it can handle my child's 4a-b hair, the product is a keep. My other child has

  • 4

    Posted by TootsDiva (Type 3c) on 09/22/2010

    I get great definition with the product, the consistency is a bit odd, however the smell is great. Only problem i have is that the first day after the product is applied takes long to dry and gives a wet and wavy/jherri curl look. Otherwise makes my hair very defined.

  • 5

    Posted by curlyomega (Type 4b) on 09/11/2010

    It took me a while to learn how to put it in and, since I didn't put it in right, the first couple of weeks my hair was dry and not very curly. HOWEVER! One of my mom's friends, who also uses the product, came to the rescue and showed me how to put it in correctly. Since then, it been curly, beautiful, and holding in moisture like a pro! I would (and HAVE) recommend this to anyone.

  • 4

    Posted by Fierra29 (Type 3c) on 09/09/2010

    Great product it works wonders
    I would highly recomend this product One thing that I hate about it though is that is leaves white resadue in ur hair 3-4 days after applide

  • 4

    Posted by aquacurl (Type 3c) on 08/31/2010

    I don't usually write reviews, but this product deserves a shout out. I have had this in my beauty closet for a long while and have tried to use it with little success until recently. This most recent attempt is on collar-bone length hair and I applied the product to moisturized, but completely DRY hair. I then put my hair in 2-strand twists and the next morning. Voila! Sumptuous, well-defined curls. 1st day hair felt sticky and not as full as I prefer, but throughout the day it fluffed up more and day 2 hair is GREAT! Now at day 3 and hair still looks good. Hopefully my next attempt will go as well, because I would love to make this one of my HG products as the botanical ingredients are some of my faves:-)

  • 3

    Posted by neonatural (Type 3c) on 08/31/2010

    My mother had a jar of this and offered to let me try some. I really liked the results I got from doing a finger twist/coiled style. And since my hair is so short it gave the curls a lot of definition. I got a lot of compliments and pleasant stares after trying this out for the first time. I was very pleased with how moisturized my hair felt even after a whole day. The curls didn't fall or dry out. But the style was pliable so i could rearrange my style and it still looked great. (I like to play in my hair) However, it wasn't a complete love affair. My mother told me that after I applied to gel once all i would have to do the next day was spray down my hair and re-twist it. This did not work. The gel wouldn't set again and the curls didn't take at all after i sprayed down my hair. I ended up having to apply more gel anyway. After just 2 or 3 days there was a gunky build-up in my curls that, I was told, no one else could see but I could feel it and it was icky. I had problems washing it out. Now this may be because I make my own shampoo using castile soap as its cleaning agent but usually when I use my shampoo i have no problems cleaning my hair. But this stuff wouldn't come out. I ended up having to scrub down my scalp with pure castile soap. (I refuse to use harsh detergents on my hair and so this may not be a problem for people who use other types of shampoo) Afterwards my mother told me that in order for me to reap the full benefit of the Kinky Curly Custard I would probably have to buy the entire system and only use their shampoo, conditioner, and gel. Seeing as this stuff isn't cheap I am declining to test her theory. I really do like the curling results of this product. It gives great moisture and allows versatility I would probably try is again. But I would probably also have to reformulate my shampoo recipe to make sure i can wash it out if it gunks up again. But I'm not sure if I'm willing to put in the effort, or if I can afford to wash my hair everyday. But I've also heard that the results aren't typical. This product worked wonders for my 8yr old sister's hair and my mother uses castile soap on her hair too.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlsX4 (Type 3b) on 08/18/2010

    I have tried many products since becoming a naturally curly girl. This is the only product that will keep my curls bouncing, no frizz, and defined. I use it with Knot Today. I put a little coconut oil on the ends of my hair after applying the custard. I scrunch my hair all over. If I over-apply the product, usually I can run my hands through my hair and it will eliminate the crunch. I think it is because I apply the coconut oil. However, at times I do need the Kinky Curly Pomade which is a permanent implant in my purse. I also use the Kinky Curly Come Clean once a month to shampoo. I am a Kinky Curly girl for life. I recently tried the Midnight Miracle. Although I believe I am protein sensitive, the product once rinsed out leaves my hair shiny and full of bouncy curls. It took me awhile to find the right amount of curling custard to apply but once I did, my hair was amazing!!!

  • 5

    Posted by starsinmypocket (Type 3a) on 08/11/2010

    Im in love! Great clumping, perfect hold... beautiful ringlets. I paired this with Knot Today only... and I think I have found my HG products.

  • 5

    Posted by sopretty20 (Type 3c) on 08/10/2010

    I'm 3C and I do believe this product is my HG. My curls are left moisturized and bouncy. It does leave a bit of a crunch, but that can be easily scrunched out. Really good product.

  • 2

    Posted by yvictoria56 (Type 3c) on 08/09/2010

    Knot today, tomorrow or ever again. Not really sure how I convinced myself to pay $30 for a STYLING GEL, but I did. There are so many other great products that are out there that is less expensive. This product is like slapping ECO styler on your hair, no joke, except you save about $25. This left my hair with a gummy feel, weighted, and crunchy. I felt like I was suffocating my hair. My curls are no more defined than they normally are with my cheaper products. I will not be buying this again and will definitely not recommend this to my clients. Please, in this economy, save your money and continue to use what your hair likes. There is no reason to spend $30 on gel; such a waste of money. Only reason I gave them a two was because the one good thing about this product is the company created a good buzz (can't be mad at that). Oh yeah, they use natural products too. Let me not forget that. My jar is on sale on eBay for $5 if you want it (I only used it twice).

  • 4

    Posted by Whitney B (Type 3c) on 08/09/2010

    This product works great! I gave great definition to my curls, and had amazing hold. The only reason I withheld a curl is because I used tons of the Knot Today, and still got the crunch factor. Fortunately, the first style I used it on is ok with crunchiness, but I will have to figure out something else to use it while my hair is loose. I like this much better than Miss Jessie's if for no other reason than the ingredient list. But it also one ups Miss Jessie's because of a lack of residue.

  • 2

    Posted by ifabulous98 (Type 3b) on 08/03/2010

    it gave me no curl definition. i tried several times using it and still i wasnt satisfied .

  • 4

    Posted by drredcurly (Type 3b) on 08/02/2010

    Definately a learning curve with this product. At first I found it dried very crunchy & lost hold when scrunched to remove crunch. Learned removing water from hair with T shirt before applying fixed this. Hold was great after scrunching Fragrance is intense at first but smells good to me. Work better with knot today. Love that it is made with mostly bontanical ingredients - makes it worth. The cost

  • 4

    Posted by stinkintoe (Type 4a) on 07/31/2010

    I keep going back for more of this product. It's one of the best I've tried so far in my quest to find the best product for my curls. It's lightweight, dries quickly, dries clear (when applied correctly and over the right amount and type of leave-in), the style lasts for a few days, and there are no heavy perfumes or odors associated with it.

  • 5

    Posted by ImStarJacks (Type 4a) on 07/22/2010

    Love love love this product. Took me three tries to figure it out and the solution for me was to rinse the "knot today" out and not use it as a leave in (my hair DOES NOT like KCKT and KCCC together) but when I use KCKT rinse it and use KCCC OOOOoooo what wonderful curls I get. FYI Hair does have to be dripping wet if you have thick/coarse hair when applied other wise curls will not form properly. This is one product where if you follow the instructions, it will work like magic.

  • 1

    Posted by bigtab (Type 3b) on 07/21/2010

    I wanted to love it-especially at $18 a jar-but I just can't, and I've tried following all of the advice on the Internet/Youtube. You have to put it on sopping wet hair, and I don't use a hair dryer, so my hair takes FOREVER to dry, and it's crunchy, flat and lifeless when it does. The worst part? It actually causes my hair to tangle something fierce. Unlike most curlies, I don't have a problem with tangling at all (and I live in the Windy City). When I wash my hair the next day after using this product, I actually have trouble combing my hair while it's wet, which is a first. It smells good and it isn't tested on animals, but you can't use it with any other leave-ins besides the Knot Today. Back to Aveda Confixor for me-I'm sorry I spent my money on this.

  • 5

    Posted by nisha26 (Type 3c) on 07/20/2010

    I'm still testing this stuff, you have to get the balance right. but you do its amazing! The stuff gives amazing hold, and all the ingredients are organic. This works amazing with Knot Today, I have complete control of my hair and how much hold I have. People say the only thing is it doesn't tackle frizz, but I've found using with a generous amount of Knot Today on those frizzy areas is what tackles it.
    When its drying its crunchy but when its completely dry the crunch goes and the curls pop! Also if you think your hair is taking too long to dry you problem didn't apply enough CCustard.

  • 2

    Posted by Kiizzy (Type 3b) on 07/16/2010

    Gave definite definition, but my hair became crunchy. Not interested.

  • 2

    Posted by Kiizzy (Type 3b) on 07/16/2010

    Gave definite definition, but my hair became crunchy. Not interested.

  • 5

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

    3a,b,c and 2c at the nape.
    Great product! I use after Knot Today and I am so happy with the condition, softness and moist appearance and performance of my curls. Has a great two day hold which I love! Will definitly purchase again.

  • 4

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

    I adore this product. This was fun of my first major buys on my quest for defined curls. This product is great at defining curls with minimal shrinkage and without the harsh crunchiness of gel. I apply at the beginning of the week in the shower to drenched hair and let it air dry. At night I wrap my hair with a satin scarf then in the morning spritz with water and fluff. One application will last from Sunday to Friday without buildup. Hair will rinse clean with water and is removed easily from hair.

  • 4

    Posted by amazed2345 (Type 4a) on 07/11/2010

    So, when i decided to spend my allowance and then some on this product i was afraid it wasn't going to work, but i said hey yes i spent 62 dollars on three things but these three things also got great reviews. but i ended up trying it and i love the smell of it the knot today did what it was supposed to do. and the curling custard is awesome when i first put it on i was very happy with it. i did and am experiencing some shrinkage and my hair is hard but im not that worried about that. what i was worried about is how bad you could see my relaxed ends but surprisingly you can't or my mom just did a crappy job when she last did them in january before i said i don't want it any more. looking at my still damp hair...it did shrink but its alot better then i expected, i was bracing my self for the worst, so all in all it was and is a pretty good product but very expensive.

  • 5

    Posted by jamieaugie (Type 3a) on 07/08/2010

    I previously wrote a review for Deva AnGEL in which I said that it was the best I'd been able to find so far, but that was before I'd tried this stuff. Although this makes my hair crunchy as it's drying, once I scrunch it out, it feels soft and the best part is that this gel is made from natural ingredients. I have had terrific curls when since I've been using this. The only down side is that I've ended up with some fluffiness, but I don't think that anything can really stand up to 90+ degree heat very well, so I still give this product the highest rating.

  • 4

    Posted by PrettyLocks (Type 3b) on 07/05/2010

    I would give this product 5 curls, but it doesn't fight the frizz I deal with in the Southeast. It works best with Knot Today. I have enjoyed it and purchased the pomade to get the crunch out if I used too much and made my hair crunchy.

  • 4

    Posted by roodles (Type 3a) on 06/30/2010

    I do really love KCCC - I tend to use it when I plop or diffuse, as it takes ages to air dry. I get good hold, shine, and definition; not great clumpage (but then hardly anything does that for my hair). It can leave finer hair a little crunchy, but this scrunches out easily for me. Gorgeous smell. Bit pricey, but you don't need to use much. Overall, it's great.

  • 2

    Posted by CurlieTop (Type 3a) on 06/26/2010

    This product definitely gives defined curls and strong hold, but my hair looked product-y despite scrunching the heck out of it, and the fact that it will probably flake if it is used with anything other than Knot Today is a problem for me as I love to use different products (and yes it did flake for me). I'm aware that I probably put too much, but the truth is, I don't need to worry about the amount I put with other, cheaper gels. Consensus: Finicky and overpriced.

  • 4

    Posted by curlygurl999 (Type 3b) on 06/25/2010

    LOVEEE IT :)! I did my homework before i bought it && i used very little (becuase a little goes a long way) && i used it underneath the kninky curly knot today && i got great resultsss no frizz even after i diffused & defines every curl && leaves shine. If u put to much u get the hardness but idk i guess cause i diffused i didnt get that the only thing is that it does take a while to dry but to me its worth the resultss

  • 5

    Posted by Fusilli66 (Type 3a) on 06/23/2010

    Don't let the name "kinky curly" scare you. I'm a wavy girl 2B and 3A curly on a really good day - no where near kinky and barely curly. This stuff gave me true corkscrews. The best part is that it is a one jar wonder - I don't need to layer anything on top of it! It is excellent in high humidity and lasts great for 2nd day hair. Love this product!

  • 5

    Posted by mrssommer (Type 3a) on 06/18/2010

    I used to take my soft bouncy 3a-3b frizz-free curls for granted - until they disappeared a couple of years ago. For reasons still unknown, my hair became dry, frizzy and my curls started to drop out. I tried everything to fix the problem but it seemed to get worse.I then stumbled on this website and learnt my hair could be protein sensitive. After reading lots of reviews, I decided to try this product - and I am so glad I did!! After just one use, my curls were back!! I use a little bit of Knot Today underneath and leave my hair to dry natuarlly. Your hair may feel like it's drying crunchy - don't panic! Simply scrunch and you will have beautiful soft bouncy curls and the crunch disappears. I have now been using this regime for nearly 2mths (I am only halfway through the 16oz tub)and my hair seems to get better everyday. I (and my husband) are so happy to have my curls back! The only downside is that I live in Australia, so the postage is a bit expensive - but so worth it!!

  • 2

    Posted by biocurls (Type 4a) on 06/16/2010

    NOT GOOD AT ALL! This did nothing to my hair except maybe make it a little tighter, contrary to what it says. I get much better results from using just conditioner or flax seed/aloe vera gel.
    What's worse is I wouldn't recommend this for anyone with allergies. Not because of the ingredients but because it will go bad, QUICKLY and mold grows, even if you can't see it. I had a pretty weird reaction to it which caused me to throw it out. What a waste of money.
    Probably better if you have much looser hair (possible thicker too since I have fine, tight, 4a strands) though - like the person who designed it,which is why I gave it 2 curls.

  • 4

    Posted by flyingpen (Type 4a) on 06/16/2010

    I love this product. It takes me from fro to flo in minutes. It dries just like it originally looks. The first try was no cigar, but I figured out from other reviewers that I must leave-in a generous amount of the Knot Today conditioner and the owner's YouTube video says the same---voila, it worked wonders! Instead of a puff, KC shrinks my fro down to a wavy, wash n wear style in minutes. OMG!!!! ;) I should add that it works on totally natural 4a hair and on the semi-relaxed wavy ends I have which is nice if you're transitioning.

  • 5

    Posted by NaturalMissHFJ (Type 4a) on 06/10/2010

    I love this product! :)
    It defines my kinky curls very good, and it smells fantastic!
    I cant wait till i get longer hair, so i can have beautifull logn wash'n go hair! I have medium hair right now.

  • 5

    Posted by LindaJoyce (Type 3c) on 06/09/2010

    I know there have been a lot of "nays" about this product. However, I tried it and I have to say, it is one of the BEST products for MY hair that I have every tried. I have 3c-4a curls and they are just lovin' this stuff.

  • 5

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

    By far the best product out there ! don't be suaded by miss jessies foolishness ! these ingredients are all natural ! higher p.h so it tames ethnic hair better ! the scent is vanilla-like !

  • 5

    Posted by kinkycurls22 (Type 4a) on 06/07/2010

    4a/3c. I love this product. I tried it for the first time yesterday! I followed the instructions on the Kinky-Curly website. Which means I also used the Kinky-Curly shampoo and Knot Today before applying the custard. And I LOVE the result. My curls are defined, my hair is shiny and full. The only drawback is the drying time. But I think it's well worth it. Also, I didn't have to do much of anything to refresh my look this morning. I slept with a satin scarf last night and I just fluffed my hair with a little water. Also, I like the fact that the ingredients are natural.

  • 5

    Posted by juliewoo (Type 3a) on 05/29/2010

    My favorite! The only product I get consistently good results with. A little of this stuff goes a long way. Smell is sweet (kind of a mix between coconut and sugar cookie), but it doesn't linger at all which I like.

  • 4

    Posted by VELABeauty (Type 4b) on 05/26/2010

    I have 4a/4b hair, and I absolutely love the results that I get with this product. My hair tends to bush into an afro, but KCCC will lay the curls down. It takes a long time to dry, but it lasts until you wash it out. I get a slight sticky feeling with it though, but I may have used too much. :)

  • 4

    Posted by cgirlsinc.com (Type 3b) on 05/23/2010

    I have 3b curls and they love this stuff. A little goes a long way so don't go crazy. I have long hair so I part it in 5 sections and I take a little for each and then comb it through. If a lot is used your hair will be crunchy. It smells delicious and the best part is its organic!

  • 4

    Posted by Lizabella30 (Type 3c) on 05/22/2010

    This product just came in the mail yesterday, and I already love it. I have a lot of 3c hair, and my curls are so defined. It was a little crunchy at first, but I scrunched a little oil on it and it became soft. This is day 2, and my curls are still defined. I woke up and fluffed my curls. Sprayed a little water to freshen up and was good to go. I like it because it was natural, and it didn't take as long to dry as I read it would. All the reviews said don't use a lot, so I didn't. I just got the little 8 oz, and I barely put a dent in it. I haven't bought the knot today yet, it has been out of stock. But I am very pleased with the results. So all in all, I would definately by this product again and would recommend to others. It has great hold, and isn't stiff. My curls are defined, and shiny. I love it!!

  • 2

    Posted by andallthatjas (Type 4a) on 05/20/2010

    I wouldn't buy this again. I believe it had too much hold for my hair (which is 2c in the front and 3c elsewhere). It also made my hair crunchy, even when used with Knot Today and Carol's Daughter Hair Elixir. It also flaked as the day went on. It works well on my roommate's 4a hair though.

  • 5

    Posted by curlykatt (Type 3c) on 05/06/2010

    I really like this product. It defines my curls (3c-4a) really well and it works well for slicking back my hair too. It does dry to a very firm and crunchy hold if you use too much. I use a generous amount of the Knot Today leave with a little coconut oil then add a dime size of the curling custard and that's really enough. It's great to be able to use so little when I usually have to pile on a cream or other gel to get the same result. It's easy to get carried away for the fore-mentioned reason, so you have to resist putting more and let it work. Yes, it does takes a long time to dry, which makes sense, it has all natural ingredients and no alcohol like other gels which are so drying to my hair. For me it's a fair trade off.I can always use a diffuser on cool to dry.

  • 3

    Posted by catjoy624 (Type 3c) on 05/04/2010

    I'd give it a 4 if it wasn't so crunchy. It gives me curls and waves like nothing else has before but I'm still working on portioning. It doesn't moisturize like I'd hoped but it smell delicious!

  • 4

    Posted by sky303 (Type 3c) on 05/03/2010

    I've been using the fantasia clear gel before I was turned on to this, and I must say that I am so glad because this is natural and works better than the fantasia, You have to use the kcnt leave-in or some type of leave in under to get better results, but don't use too much or you'll get crunch....

  • 2

    Posted by isissonia (Type Unknown) on 04/27/2010

    I have 3C hair. I am Dominican, so I have VERY full, fine, a bit coarse, truly curly hair. It cant have greasy products, but a mere creme will not tame the frizz. This did nothing special. I thought that this product's rave reviews made me find THE ONE... wrong! crunchy hair tha tlooks unnatural, lieka nother reviewer stated. Wet look, but NOT extended or moisturized. I will keep looking

  • 3

    Posted by 1Naturallylovelycurls (Type 4a) on 04/26/2010

    Hair Type: 4b

    This product is severely over priced. It does define my curls but at the same time it gives me a Jerry Curl look..It does not look natural, but like I am trying just a little too hard...lol. I find that regular gel gives me better results and my curls look more natural and soft. this stuff gets crunchy and it takes ages to dry.

  • 5

    Posted by jetaime360 (Type 3a) on 04/22/2010

    My absolute favorite product. Can look flaky if it is not combined with the right conditioner. Smells great, and you don't need much to cover your whole head. Can take a long time to dry naturally though.

  • 5

    Posted by makeupjunkie (Type 3c) on 04/21/2010

    I absolutely LOOOOOOVE this product! My hair is like 3a,b, and c all together. Totally defines all the curls, tames the frizz and does NOT weigh my hair down. Seriously awesome. My mom has like 2a,b, and c hair (slightly thin'ish) and it works with her too. She's in love with this stuff. It brings her curls out like crazy and gives it a thicker look. I honestly think all curl types can use this stuff as long as they use portion control. KCCC is my go to product for sure!

  • 5

    Posted by lilricks (Type 3c) on 04/20/2010

    I am sooooo loving KCCC!!! My curls are super soft, moisturized and bouncy. My hair type is 3b-3c. The only warning I would give is that very LITTLE product goes a long way. When your hair dries it will be super hard and look a mess...LOL!! Once dry, just scrunch your hair and it goes from crunchy to gorgeous! OH! Don't touch your hair while it is drying! That's key! This is a must have product!

  • 5

    Posted by prettiecurlie (Type 3c) on 04/19/2010

    This product is the best thing I could've bought for my hair. I found it at Whole Foods and purchased an all-natural conditioner with no silicones or alcohols in it called Earthly Delights for all hair types. I washed and detangled with this and rinsed, next got a quarter size of conditioner for each half of my hair and put it through to leave in.
    A little of this KCCC really goes a long way. I used a dime size amount per inch section of my hair and raked it through with my fingers and it defined quickly and easily. I sat under the hood low heat then pull stretched my hair with a blow dryer and my hair looks very shiny and defined with tons of movement. its not stiff or sticky. this is the best my hair has ever looked. will definately keep using it.

  • 4

    Posted by getupkidjulz (Type 3a) on 04/14/2010

    My hair is 3A and I use this product right out of the shower and I love the way it smells and it brings the definition I want/need to my hair. Would definitely buy again

  • 4

    Posted by momw/curls (Type 3c) on 04/13/2010

    This product has been my HG for the past year along with the leave-in condish. Once I figured out the right amount to add and how to apply it, I consistently get good results. I don'thave alot of crunch with my application but the little I do get scrunches out with the KC pomade or nourish and shine. This product works well with my regular shampoo and conditioner too.

  • 4

    Posted by Naturalista (Type 3c) on 04/13/2010

    This used to be my HG until I found something that left less crunch and more movement. The KCCC is a great product as a little goes a long way to provide superior hold, definition, separation and shine.

  • 5

    Posted by FlCuRl87 (Type 3c) on 04/11/2010

    I love this product, it works great for a twa, when i rewet my hair the custard gives it moisture and the 2nd or 3rd day hair looks just like the 1st day hair!

  • 5

    Posted by Mom3curlygirlies (Type 3a) on 04/07/2010

    Love this stuff! My hair looks shiny without looking wet and crunchy.

  • 3

    Posted by Crystal_A (Type 3c) on 04/04/2010

    I'm torn with this product. Sometimes I get great curl definition and results, other times, I'm disappointed. More often than not, I'm disappointed, simply because I could never use the perfect amount of the KKCC and Knot Today to attain the results I had at some other point. It just seems too challenging and recently, the KKCC hasn't been binding my curls together for the perfect curl definition I seek and have when I get it 'just right.' I hate this guessing game...I never know when it will work out for me. As it stands now, I love the moisture I get. Though I hate the hair shrinkage and lack of volume it presents. I'm conflicted by it and still haven't decided whether I love it, hate it, or don't care for it.

  • 5

    Posted by Risha (Type 4a) on 04/01/2010

    First of all, was hesitant about giving this product 5 curls because it's so expensive! HOWEVER, to me it's worth the investment! I bought the 17 dollar container at Jovance Salon in San Pablo. I am so amazed at how little of amount of product I need to apply to make it do what I've been longing for it to do! It's gonna be a while 'til I run out, and I'm not sharing with anyone.

    With other products I would have to use a lot get it in shape. Normally, after the 4th day, I would be half way finished with the container. With Kinky Curly, I haven't even made a dent!

    I just carefully followed the instructions after CO-Washing with Aubrey's Honeysuckle, then applied a decent amount like a teaspoon of the Knot Today, I finger thru my hair from root to ends instead of comb-out then applied the pudding (about a tablespoon amount),fingeredagain, and smoothed my kitchens with castor oil, and wah laa! I was smiling again!

    Now, I'm on day 6 since I've used it. After the 4th day, I didn't even put any of the product in. I just freshen it up with a spritz bottle full of Castor Oil, Distilled Water, and a couple drops of little fragrant oil (castor oil stinks), and my curls are well defined, elongated, fresh and glossy. I think

    I found a keeper!!!

  • 4

    Posted by weesmom (Type 2c) on 03/27/2010

    Almost a 5 curl rating! I was hesitant to buy this product simply because of the name (kinky curly) which I am not, nor thought I could coax out of my hair. And the description noting that this "elongates" the hair. I was looking for something to jack up the curl and definition. This is it! I didn't find it to be sticky, goopy, gunky, or crunchy. I have only been CG for 3 weeks, but my hair looks SO much better using this. I even got a compliment from a stranger which never happens to me. I am definitely looking a little more curly. Great curl formation, bouncy, shiny, non-poufy or frizzy, waves/curls. I used about a dime sized amount on each 4 sections of my APL hair, and it was just about enough. And I am one to usually use about 1/4 cup of product to try to weigh it down.I felt sassy today! Try this one wavy girls!

  • 5

    Posted by cocoadiva (Type 3c) on 03/27/2010

    I would really give this a 4 1/2 if it were available. This product does exactly what it is supposed to do. It defines my curls evenly, that includes the front of my hair which is really more wavy than curly and refuses to curl under any other circumstances. My curls are always shiny and elongated. I only have two issues, I don't care how I've tried I can't get rid of the crunch after it dries. My second issue is that sometimes my hair feels a little dry especially if I use it without Knot Today. But despite those two things this a fantastic product for wash and go hair.

    3c/4a

  • 3

    Posted by buckeye (Type 3b) on 03/23/2010

    I bought this and resold twice. It works great, if I do it *just* right, but I don't have the time or patience to mess with a finicky product, so off it went to a new home. Love the smell, though, and when it worked it did give me fantastic definition and hold. The problem was I never seemed to be able to get it to work consistently.

  • 4

    Posted by CurvyCurly (Type 4a) on 03/19/2010

    I got very nice curl definition, slightly elongated curls, bounce and great frizz control with this curling custard. I used this after applying Qhemet Biologics' Burdock Root Butter Cream. I have mostly 4a w/ 3c textures; however, this styling gel helped my textures appear more uniform. I'm very impressed, although it did take my hair twice as long to air dry than usual. I also had a tad bit of crunch; no biggie, a little scrunching and fluffing took care of that. It's a winner!! Thank goodness it comes in an 8oz jar considering it's rather pricey!!!

  • 4

    Posted by cococurly08 (Type 3b) on 03/19/2010

    Hair type 3b/3c
    this stuff is great but I didnt give it 5 curls for the learning curve...I've been using it for about 2 months now & I think I've finally got how I want my curls to look...this is what I do...I apply At Night...after washing & co, I ring out the excess water with my hands...then section by section I put this stuff on, about a nickel /quarter size, depending on the size of the piece of hair....I let it air dry for about anhour or two b4 I got to bed...its crunchy when I go to bed, but when I wake up, its super soft & all I have to do is touch up the top frizzies (I just add some more kccc on top)...its a little annoying to learn the right way to use this stuff but its the only stuff that leaves my hair soft and defined with a little frizz (not comepletely gone) but manageable.

  • 1

    Posted by AASmith8604 (Type 3b) on 03/09/2010

    I'm so disappointed in this product, for which I had high hopes.

    I would apply the styling gel to my hair while wet for twisting purposes and it would either leave my hair crunch and hard or I would have to wait two days for it to air dry.
    The custard also left some type of white residue in my hair. I ended up giving a $30 bottle away for free to a friend who wanted to try it.

  • 4

    Posted by newlycoily (Type 4a) on 03/07/2010

    This makes my 3C/4A curls pop and they are shiny The reason I only gave it 4 because with out the leave in knot today its not that amazing.

  • 4

    Posted by MissCurlGirl (Type 3a) on 03/06/2010

    I like the smooth texture of the product although it does loosen my curls a bit. I haven't tried it with the Knot Today leave in so I will have to try it.

  • 4

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type 4a) on 03/05/2010

    Gives my hair nice definition and lasts for at least 5 days. It did leave my hair a little dry, but when I use a leave-in conditioner other than Knot Today, my hair is moisturized.

  • 5

    Posted by missnaturalwoman (Type 4a) on 03/05/2010

    When I realized that I needed to follow directions and get the whole Kinky Curly System. I finally got the best curls in my life. Love it!!!!

  • 4

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

    Great smell and great for 4a/b hair... long air drying time but worth the wait. if you want teeny tiny curls for 4a/b hair.. this is definitely for you... use SPARINGLY, this is to be paired with the knot today but only a fraction is necessary to be used.

  • 5

    Posted by Curly_Cajun_Femme (Type 3c) on 02/15/2010

    My curls loveeeee
    Kinky Curly Curling Custard.
    This is an awesome stlying product that has enhanced my curls with no drying or brittleness to my hair. This is my holy grail of styling products.

  • 2

    Posted by carleece (Type 3c) on 02/12/2010

    Because my hair is very fine and a 3b I was excited to read about a product that would allow me to wear my naturally curly hair I tried the KC-custard and I was surprised at how hard my hair felt.. was very disappointed but I will continue to use for a few more days to see how it goes....

  • 4

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

    I love this product. I found it works best when used with other KC products (I was using Carol's Daughter shampoo) or it can leave a white residue. if over applied it can leave hair a bit crunchy.

  • 5

    Posted by smasters467 (Type 3a) on 02/03/2010

    KCCC is the absolute best product that I've ever tried! It gives me soft, shiny, moisturized, happy curls!

  • 5

    Posted by ShirleyCurls (Type 3a) on 01/31/2010

    Surprisingly light on my 3a curls when I rake through my soaking wet hair. Leaves my curls defined, bouncy and shiny. An HG for me when used with KCKT.

  • 5

    Posted by Rolanda (Type Unknown) on 01/30/2010

    Wow! This stuff is the real deal. LOVE IT! My hair is thickish, doesn't get weighed down, and is very dense; I say this because it takes 5-6 hours to dry w/ no product in it. This stuff delivers frizz-free, shiny!, hair. No crunch. There is significant shrinkage, but I just sleep on it or pull the curls down to stretch them. THere are only 2 caveats: the smell is unpleasant, but others love it. And the price! But it's worth it. I can LOAD this into my hair and no goopy feel. Defintely worth a try for anyone looking for a great frizz beater.

  • 5

    Posted by missesgina (Type 4a) on 01/17/2010

    4a/b - FINALLY!! Something that truly works. It elongates..and defines! It smells really nice too. One important thing.. follow the instructions and you WILL need the entire system for it to work. Believe me. You get better results using the entire product line and following the instructions closely.

  • 5

    Posted by sonance (Type 3c) on 01/11/2010

    I am enjoying what I am seeing with this product. Granted I've just started using it but it was lighter than Curly Pudding and heavier than Mixed chicks. Just what my 3C hair needs. I do watch how much I put because as other have noted it does go a long way. You don't need a lot. I think I will be using this for quite awhile and looking forward to trying the Knot today. I also love that it's natural and has no mineral oil.

  • 5

    Posted by Curly Lox (Type 3c) on 01/07/2010

    This product gave my frizzy proned 3C girls bounce and life. Even the following day my curls are frizz free and defined w/o having to add additional product. I love the entire Kinky-Curly line. Finally something for us natural girls that really works!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by toyabeen (Type 3c) on 01/06/2010

    I Love this product and so does my hair. I bought it from Whole foods a year ago after watching the reviews on Youtube. Many times I have bought made or tried products that claim to drfine my 3c hair and fail. But this one is the only product (used in conjuction with the leave in conditioner) that defines, holds and smells great. All the ingredients are natural, which is the biggest plus for me. Overall I love love love this product and use it weekly.

  • 5

    Posted by Cparrott09 (Type 3b) on 12/31/2009

    I love this product. I'm Puerto Rican and I have a crazy combo of curl types in my hair while still being very fine and I love how this handles them, even my straight parts. I've used Ouidad before and really loved the result, what I didn't love was the price, for 22 dollars a 8oz bottle compared to 17 for the kccc of the same size its a much better value, since both have to be applied on wet hair to work, I love kccc better because a little goes a long way instead of having to saturate the hair with gel like they tell you to do with the ouidad gel.
    Highly recommend it!!

  • 3

    Posted by BeautylieswithinU (Type Unknown) on 12/27/2009

    I only gave this product 3 curls because of the learning curve, and the drying time. Currently, it only works for me when I wear my hair back in a ponytail. It has great hold, but can get crunchy if you use too much. I have yet to master the loose curls look, (my first attempt was a disaster). My hair looked like a crunchy jheri curl, which isn't the look I was aiming for at all. I don't mind the price because a little goes a long way and this jar will last me forever.. I will probably not repurchase when I'm finished cause i've found another product that does the same thing, and although price isn't an issue to me (if a product is worth it) I'd pick a product with the same results at a cheaper price tag any day..

  • 4

    Posted by kinkyred (Type 4b) on 12/15/2009

    KCCC made my very coily coils pop! The only drawback was that I didn't know how much to use, and I think I went over board the first time, I ended up having a bunch of white chunks in my hair. Will try again though, like how it defines my coils.

  • 4

    Posted by innocent114 (Type 4a) on 12/08/2009

    This is my staple. Perfect ingredients, a little heavy on the hold (it scrunches out easily though), smells ok, texture of product may concern people ( I don't care), better than Miss Jessies Quick Curls, lasts a long time, long drying time.

    Users need to apply moisture under (shea butter is my choice), make sure to apply in sections, and add more water than product , this is concentrated. When completely dry, use a nozzle on your blow dryer and stretch out curls for nice , soft hold.

  • 4

    Posted by Product (Type 3a) on 11/25/2009

    I've been wanting to try this product for a while. When I saw you had it in the 8oz size I decided to try it. I waited a couple of days to see how it works and I do think it moisturizes my hair well, but I really didn't notice any elongating of my curls. Combined with Knot Today I have no frizz but I had to use my Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt with it for more hold. I think I will have to experiment to get the right amount but so far I really like it.

  • 4

    Posted by CuzImtheMom (Type 3b) on 11/14/2009

    Here's how I have gotten this product to work absolutely perfectly for me. Perfect curls. Every time. I am (cough) 40+ Caucasian with 3a/b curls. Very fine, but lots of hair. It dries quickly, so I have to work quickly. I use a microfiber towel to blot the water from my hair. I then use Knot Today (a little goes a LONG way here, especially when using the KCCC afterward) and run my fingers through to get the tangles out. If there are tangles left, I then run a wide tooth comb through very gently. Next, I dip just the ends of my fingers (just past the first knuckle) and then spread that amount of KCCC all over both hands to smooth it out. I then start at the front of my head and work it in from the roots to the ends. That amount gets me about halfway through, then I load up again (it's only about a dime-sized amount. Not very much) and do the back side of my hair. Then, I work in sections and scrunch each section. If I need to, I can use a diffuser to dry my hair, but my hair dries pretty fast on it's own. I usually end up scrunching it one more time when it's a little more dry to give it just a bit more body. At that point, I leave it alone for the day and I'm good to go. Once it's dry, I can use a pick and fluff it out if I want and get really soft, fluffy curls. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out the way to get it to work for me, but that seems to be the best way for me and now there's no going back to other styling products. I get consistently awesome curls, every day, without having sticky, stiff, or dirty feeling hair.

  • 5

    Posted by karla.jamaica (Type 4a) on 11/11/2009

    I love this product, but as others mentioned the quantity you use is very important. I have very thick, kinky-curly. I divide my hair into six soaking wet pieces and pull the product through my hair using a lot of tension. The results are phenomenal. I have yet to try the knot today, and had good results over a co-wash (which KC does not suggest). A little goes a long way, but I am convinced that there has to be a less expensive product that can achieve these results... right?

  • 2

    Posted by bmatthews (Type 4b) on 11/06/2009

    I found this product to be very grease and vey tacky. Sent it back for a refund. 4b/c curly coily hair.

  • 5

    Posted by DreaRea (Type 4a) on 11/05/2009

    I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have 4a hair with a few pieces that are 4b and i love it ! ive never had a product that naturally defined my curls before with you the use of twirling or flexi rods or a twist out! This product is truly amazing! i wish i had know about it earlier , I would have never of gotten a relaxer!

  • 5

    Posted by Pheebie (Type Unknown) on 11/05/2009

    Initially, I was disappointed by this product; however, I think that was because I'd used too much. Now that I've gotten the amount & technique down, I love this stuff. It defines my curls like mad, and makes my hair shiny, shiny, shiny and oh so soft.
    I have long (mid-back) 3a/3b hair that's fine. I apply a dab to soaking wet hair (while still in the shower), finger rake it in, scruch, then just another dab. I plop (about 10-15 min) then diffuser dry. I MUST diffuser dry when I use KCCC, otherwise my hair just hangs and takes FOREVER to dry.
    Since I don't need to use a lot of product, this massive jar will last me a good long while ~ I'm thinking about 4 months or so.

  • 5

    Posted by battlekat (Type 4a) on 10/31/2009

    I am transitioning so this is actually the first and only product that I have used. The knot today is awsome! My hair get really matted after I wash it and the knot today combs straight thru. The curling custard really keeps my hair soft and moisturised. I really like this product.

  • 5

    Posted by queentf2008 (Type 3c) on 10/31/2009

    3c/4a kinky corkscrew curls: I been using this gel for a year now and it's the best in my book. It leaves my hair looking shiny, feel moisturized, and great hold. I apply Knot Today in shower re-wet my hair. When I get out the shower I apply kinky curly and my fingers glide through my hair.

  • 5

    Posted by curlykey (Type 3a) on 10/20/2009

    I love, love, love KCCC! This always gives me soft shiny curls and smells yummy!

  • 4

    Posted by AimWard (Type 4a) on 10/20/2009

    I hated this stuff the 1st time I used it (gooey white balls all over my hair)now it's a styling staple. The key was applying in small sections (just like Shelley does it on the KC website) rather than slathering it all over. It works even better with Knot Today underneath, but I've also found it works good with the cheaper (but all natural as well) Giovanni Direct Leave-in. $30 is steep but you should be able to get @ least 2 months (or more) out of a jar. And though there are other gels that are much, much cheaper, which can give you similar results (think Ecostyler or Fantasia IC)this stuff is all natural. No complicated sounding alcohols or parabens.

  • 5

    Posted by sonialena (Type 4a) on 10/19/2009

    I'm very happy with this product. I've used it alone and on top of their Knot Today leave-in and get good results either way, although my hair feels softer when I use the leave-in.

    The only thing about this product is that you have to find the amount that's right for your hair, and you have to apply it evenly to get good results. But it's worth it! My curls are glossy and well defined, and stay frizz-free for 2 or 3 days. This has become a staple for me.

  • 4

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

    This stuff ROCKS!!! I gave it 4 curls only because there is a learning curve on using it. It's VERY easy to put on WAAAAY too much at first. When you get the ratio right, amazing soft gorgeous curls! I used the gloss pomade afterwards on the days Igot crunch from using too much product, and eneded up with gorgeous, shiny, soft curls.

  • 1

    Posted by ltalpers (Type 3b) on 10/11/2009

    Absolutely the worst product I have ever used on my 3b/3c hair. It elongated my curls into nothingness and made them stiff besides. Even when I actually tried to curl my hair with curlers, the curl wouldn't stay. Tried using it with Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets, Argan oil, and Morroccan Oil Curl Cream -- nothing worked. Don't buy this junk!

  • 4

    Posted by Gretchen (Type 3a) on 10/09/2009

    I got great curls with this. Nice definition and hold.

  • 3

    Posted by lauram940 (Type 3c) on 10/07/2009

    I bought this from a store in Dallas and had a hard time finding it. So when I finally found it I was really excitied to try it. as soon as I got home I used it and smells so good. I love the way it smells but when I put it on it was like a gel I was surprised and when it dried it was hard like a gel my hair dries right above my shoulders and it is very thick. So I dontlike my hair to be hard and it made it shrink up alot, which I also didnt like but my husband has short hair and he loves this stuff maybe it's better for shorter hair thats way you dont notice alot of the shrinkage.

  • 4

    Posted by O2BCurly (Type 3c) on 10/07/2009

    I like this product. I just did my big chop about 3 weeks ago and my hair is a 3c/4a and it did make my curls super tight. Also, a little goes a long way. Using to much can make your hair crunchy. I think it will work better for me when my hair get longer. But, overall I like it.

  • 4

    Posted by karasposa (Type 4a) on 10/06/2009

    This is my favorite styler, and not just because of the ingredients. I am a prduct junkie and will try almost anything, but I am always coming back to this. It actually fulfills its promise of defined curls. It is a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. I only need a pea-sized amount. I use it over the KC Knot Today and when my hair dries I apply the KC Glossing Pomade over it to add moisture and soften my hair up a bit.

    I would have given this product 5 curls if it didn't leave my hair slightly crunchy, but it is a gel, and I have yet to find one that dries soft.

  • 3

    Posted by Lotsa_Tangles (Type 4a) on 09/27/2009

    My curls were just as defined with a $3 product I am currently using; it left my hair stiff; it took forever to dry; I won't be re-purchasing this overpriced product;

  • 5

    Posted by ~GypsyCurls~ (Type 3a) on 09/16/2009

    I got this at Whole Foods, after reading so many good reviews about it. Nothing else has worked for me past a couple of uses. It was $26 but since it lasts a long time, it's really not expensive. I got it back in late July and it is about 1/4 to 1/3 gone. I have waist length hair so that is pretty good! At first i didn't use enough, which didn;t hurt my hair but it was soft and fluffy with little definition. I have had the most luck with wetting my hair with Knot Today first, then applying it to my hair in sections...two is fine. Then I scrunch it and leave it alone. I'm left with soft, shiny, elongated but not weighed down ringlets that are bouncy! I'd recommend this product to anyone with curls or waves...it will be my staple for as long as they keep making it! I like the "slimy" texture because it is so easy to spread and distribute, and the smell is subtle and nice. Like vanilla/sugar but not in a sickening way.

  • 2

    Posted by Violet712 (Type 3a) on 09/08/2009

    I usually agree with the top rated products but I can't make this stuff work for me! The only pro is that is makes my hair soft (oh and it smells delicious). On the flipside, it makes my hair so soft that it doesn't have any definition what so ever. My hair looks like an undefined mess - even when I tried mixing in other products

  • 5

    Posted by BeeGee (Type 2c) on 09/07/2009

    I was worried when I first saw the texture and weight of this product. But I was pleasantly suprised, It distributes well, and disappears into my hair, It seems sticky, but once it dries it is flexible and never crunchy! My curls bounce up! I have quite thick medium textured hair, and this gives me defined chunky curls... I used to be a 2c but with this product I am DEFINITELY a 3!

  • 3

    Posted by Gabi2009 (Type Unknown) on 08/17/2009

    I am a fine 3b/c/a. Was hesitant about this product and rightly so. I usually like gels but this consistency was a bit different. The product left my hair crunchy with some shine but my hair provides its own shine anyway. When tried to get the crunch out the curls wouldn't soften. Maybe I used too much. For that price I will experiment with it again but so far Mixed Chicks, Curl Keeper and Curl Junkie have my vote.

  • 5

    Posted by Tweety325t (Type 4a) on 07/26/2009

    I LOVE this product. It gives a nice soft hold to my 4A curls. It's the best product out there. It’s definitely worth the price. You will not be disappointed. Remember, though, a little goes a long way. Using too much of this product on your hair will leave it feeling gummy.

  • 5

    Posted by noheat1 (Type Unknown) on 07/17/2009

    I love it! Nothing gives me nice definition without flakes or frizz like this product does. My hair doesn't shrink or look bushy like it did with other products. It even gives me 3-5 day hair with just a simple drizzle in sections that I slept on and a simple scrunch with my hand. I'm 3b-ish mix.

  • 4

    Posted by Kurly Que (Type 3c) on 07/08/2009

    The best moisturizing gel out! Leaves my hair shiny, bouncy and healthy. I always get compliments when I use this. The only reason I didn't give it 5 curls is b/c of the price.

  • 5

    Posted by lisabrown070109 (Type 4b) on 07/07/2009

    hair type is 4a/4b..this is by far the very best product. i will not use anything else. even though im a product junkie, if i find something that works, i will stick with it...i just did the big chop July 1st and i absolutly love this product.

  • 3

    Posted by fabs (Type 4a) on 07/03/2009

    I like (not love)this product. It does define,elongate,moisturize and delivers incredible shine to my 4a/b hair. However,it takes a lot of practice in using the correct amount - too much can make your hair feel gummy all week and looks like a jherri curl. Too little and its almost a waste. When you use the correct amount, I still feel like there is a ton of product in my hair, and at times I break out on my forhead from it (I have sensitve skin).

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyTopLori (Type 3c) on 07/03/2009

    Love-love-love this product! We are 3 generations of KC product line users. My Mom, daughter who is 22yrs old) and I love this product. Once you detremine the right product to water ratio needed for your hair, it will be a breeze to work with! I'v turned so many curly-girls onto this product! I simply love it! Check out my Kinky Curly youtube videos, especially the interview with my Mom on her opinion of Kinky Curly products. Search on CurlyTopLori

  • 5

    Posted by 2lovelyhair (Type 3b) on 06/24/2009

    OhMyGosh! I love this product. It is very moisturizing. I must say I haven't used it with Knot Today yet (it's on order) so I can't wait to pair them since I like KCCC with my other leave in conditioner so much. My hair hasn't been this soft with any other product that I've tried so far and I'm not all frizzy either. This product has a much softer and moisturizing effect than Curl Keeper. One trick is finding the right amount. The first time I tried it I applied too much and had stringy hair. Since then I've adjusted the amount I use and I love the results. This is a must have for anyone with dry, frizzy curls!

  • 2

    Posted by Auntie Bubbs (Type 3b) on 06/24/2009

    Really didn't like this at all. No hold, no frizz control. I got minimal hold letting my hair air dry, but no hold and major frizz after wet pineappling. My hair looked so bad I had to put it up, and am seriously considering straightening it for the first time in over a year. Sooo disappointed. And I used it with KCKT too.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyMama_CurlyGirl (Type 3c) on 05/25/2009

    I LOVE this product. I keep straying to try new products, but always come back to it. I haven't found anything that defines and holds my 3c curls better. My hair looks great days afterward too.

    I know I sound like a commercial, but this stuff is seriously great...and the jar lasts forever too.

  • 5

    Posted by banjs (Type 3c) on 05/22/2009

    LOVE IT!! This is my #1 styling product. I have very thick, coffee-stirrer sized curls and this stuff keeps my thirsty curls from shrinking. I used to use Knot Today (which is a good product) under it but now I use Carol's Daughter Hair Milk instead. Since I only wash my hair once a week, I need something that's going to last. After washing my hair, I saturate every strand with KCCC, combing it thru completely and let air dry. For the rest of the week, all I have to do in the mornings is wet my hair with a little water, run my fingers thru my hair and let it air dry. One jar lasts me over a month so its worth the money to me.

  • 3

    Posted by dhanks (Type 3c) on 05/11/2009

    I'm giving 3 curls for now. I tryed with the KT and it definitely works better. My hair is very thick and poofy. The first day it looks like a jerry curl, after crunching it dries and poofs a bit. The second day I have an afro again. At this rate I redo about every 2 to 3 days, way too expensive. I'll try the spritz on the second day but water usually makes it more poofy not more curly.

  • 5

    Posted by jerseygirl (Type 3c) on 05/10/2009

    Hey, after reading the wonderful thing others was saying about this product I had to try it for myself. I was using Ms Jessie product for years and my hair just needed a change. KKCC along with Knot Today made my hair wake up and pop with curls day after day also when I re-washed my hair it was softer with less tangles and shedding. Yes, a little goes along way.

  • 5

    Posted by jamcurly (Type 3b) on 05/09/2009

    I can't say enough great things about this product! Since I decided to follow a (modified)curly girl routine about five weeks ago, I've bought $$$ in product and have been consistently disappointed, with one exception (jessicurl's rockin ringlets and confident coils. love that stuff). but when i tried KCCC with KC Knot Today leave-in conditioner before, I was amazed. I dried my hair, and what i saw was wonderful. but the true test would come the next day, and the next. an entire week later, i was shocked at how great my hair looked WITHOUT any additional style product. I just mist with water in the mornings and go! i love this and i'm never using anything else again. be aware, though, a little does go a long way, so for the first day, i thought my hair was too hard, but the following days it worked itself out beautifully. This is worth the money. Five enthusiastic curls!!

  • 5

    Posted by LeeMayhem (Type 3c) on 05/08/2009

    Its basically a gel with very nourishing ingredients. I LOVE it. It works great and smells yummy,and as it states on the page, a little goes along way. I used it on top of blended beauty styling lotion,but will use it by itself

  • 5

    Posted by Morgan_Adcock (Type 3b) on 05/07/2009

    Oh, my! I haven't been able to find any way not to have good to great hair days with this product. I always rake then squish it in. I've tried it after Kinky-Curly Knot Today, after Jessicurl Aloeba, after DevaCurl B'Leave In, you name it. My best ever results, though, have been when I added a dab to a dollop of B'Leave In, and mix them together before raking and squishing them in, then scrunching -- soft, bouncy, beautiful ringlets that stay well hydrated. I love this stuff!

  • 5

    Posted by Csarac (Type Unknown) on 05/07/2009

    KCCC has literally transformed my hair! I have a mixture of curls and waves that are coarse, prone to frizz, porous and med. thick. I don't need a lot of this stuff (which is good because it is expensive, but worth every penny). It makes my hair shiny and soft, I have great volume, beautiful curl/wave definition and best of all NO FRIZZ. You need to experiment with the amount you use and whether or not you need to use it with a leave-in or gel or both (I don't, I use it alone but may experiment with a leave-in if the mood strikes). I apply it to wet hair upside down then flip my head up, arrange it and apply a little more to the outer layers. I let it air dry for a while then diffuse it for 3 minutes or so. Awesome hair even in the rain!

  • 5

    Posted by kinksncurls (Type 4a) on 04/20/2009

    This product combined with the Knot Today leave-in is the perfect styler for me. It's expensive, but a little bit goes a long way. Leaves me with soft, shiny, moisturized, curly coils, and I love the smell! It seems to have a conditioning effect also as my hair seems to be thicker, stronger, and softer than it was before I started using it. The longer I use it, the better my curl/coil definition seems to be. Will definitely repurchase.

  • 5

    Posted by Curlbomb920 (Type 3c) on 04/10/2009

    I was so worried about spending 25 bucks on this product but I must say kkcc is worth every penny. I have a head of plentiful, fine 3b-3c curls. I've seen a lot of excellent reviews on this product but I'm not sure if some of it's customers are aware of it's versatility. With kkcc after adding a good leave-in conditioner,(I use Giovanni Direct Leave-in) you can define your curls and let them dry. A little goes a long way. This product has incredible HOLD. I wet set my hair in large magnetic rollers and the results were amazing. It looked like the sets I had when I was relaxing my hair but much healthier lots of body. KKCC is a great product to use if you want to straighten without the flat iron or direct heat for awsome shiny curls. Use it to touch up your set, smooth a little at the hairline and pull back into ponytails and up-do's. Wash and go or set-it. Any product that can do all that is well worth the money! Love it!

  • 5

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

    Love, love, love this product. My hair is coils scattered among the frizzy stuff that sometimes falls into waves/curls but mostly has a mind of its own. KCCC, really defines the coils and helps the other hair to clump and act a little more like the definite curls. And the shine/sheen it imparts is wonderful. My only complaint would be that it dries a little crunchy but at least on my hair the crunchiness doesn't last long.

  • 5

    Posted by ~mixedchick~ (Type 3c) on 03/27/2009

    I tried the KCKT and KCCC today for the first time. One of the things that made me want to try these products, in addition to all the great reviews I've read, was that it is free of protein, glycerin and silicone. I've heard many curlies hating/praising these ingredients, but wasn't sure how my hair felt about them, as I've never had a product that didn't have some combination of these in it. I am certainly glad I tried it!!! I have never loved a product in my life, but I LOVE the KCCC (and KCKT)!! It gave my 3C hair shine and curl definition like I've never seen before. And I didn't have to use that much product. The 16oz jar will last me a long time. Which is great since KCCC has become a permanent part of my hair care routine.

  • 5

    Posted by codybo (Type 3b) on 03/19/2009

    Like most curlies, I've tried tons of products but always come back to this one! KCCC has become my staple product. I love the way it defines my curl pattern and helps to retain moisture (which is very important when you live in the desert).

  • 3

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

    This product does what is says most of the time. I have I shaped curls in the crown of my head and O shaped curls in the rest. KCCC does not work on the crown. It leaves my hair limp and frizzy. In the back of my hair it works great my hair looks like little springs. It is expensive and I don't use it very often.

  • 4

    Posted by edsmile (Type 4a) on 03/17/2009

    This product works best with the Knot Today product. It's good for my 4a-c type hair. It defines my curls. I divide my hair in about 6-8 sections and apply KC section by section (with Knot Today). I use a dime size drop per section. Then I blow dry at the root of my hair to add volume and length. The only downside to KC is if you use too much, you will notice little flakes in your hair. And I normally wash (rinse, no-poo) my hair by the 3rd day. Other than that, good product.

  • 4

    Posted by JerseyBred (Type 4b) on 03/01/2009

    I absolutely LOVE this product. It leaves my hair shiny and my curls defined.

    At first it was hard to determine how much I needed to apply to my hair (My hair's EXTREMELY thick and holds lots of water). I got a hang of it after a while and realized all I needed was a quarter-sized amount per section of hair.

    I give it 4 curls because of the look my hair has the following morning. I'm going to take the advice of the ladies who said that they spritz their hair with water the following morning. Hope it works out for me.

  • 4

    Posted by Shay09 (Type 4a) on 02/22/2009

    I have heard alot of great things about the Kinky-Curly-Custard. Hopefully I will be ablt to try it for myself in the feature.

  • 3

    Posted by Misses_Jai (Type 3a) on 02/21/2009

    i have 3a/3b hair that's thick and coarse. kccc alone leaves my curls soft and shiny; however, i don't get the results i want with the product alone. i have to mix it with hesmu mousse to get the shine, softness, and springy curls i want....this works wonders on my nieces super fine 3c hair...smells DIVINE...

  • 4

    Posted by Gresancia (Type 3c) on 02/07/2009

    I am 3a/3c/4a and my hair is still growing and looking better and better every day. The first time I tried CC, I didn't like it. I tired it with KC and it left my hair dry. I recently tried it again, this time with Carol's Daughter Vanilla leave-in conditioner and my hair just sprung to life. It dries shiny and I now have ringlets. The only problem it for me, I have to rewet my hair every day in order to get the same look.

  • 4

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

    This is an awesome product to use with the Knot Today Leave-In. It really moisturizes your hair and provides great hold. The only drawbacks is that it takes a while to learn how to use properly and it takes all day for your hair to completely dry. Other than that, the end results are awesome and you can get about 4 days of wear out of it. Large jar that lasts a long time!

  • 4

    Posted by talymo (Type 3c) on 01/27/2009

    For those of you transitioning from a relaxer to natural hair, this is wondeful!! I have 3b/3c hair and I roller set my hair during the transition. OMG! My hair was SOOO soft with big to medium size curls. Very moisturizing for my dry hair. When used with KT, it smoothed the frizziness of my hair and made it look like it was a relaxed hair roller set. This style last at least 3 days (if you work out) longer if you don't. I'm 13 months transitioned and still going a few more months before I cut the relaxed ends off. The key with KCCC/KT is not to use too much and to apply on soaking wet hair.

  • 4

    Posted by curlyfro13 (Type 4a) on 01/02/2009

    I love this product. It defines my curls well and doesn't leave my hair dry.

  • 3

    Posted by imsonappy (Type 4b) on 01/01/2009

    This product worked great for a few months after my BC. Now that my hair is a little longer I dont get the same results. I'm so sad because this is my favorite and I would get alot of compliments whenever I used it. It's expensive but I still think it's worth it especially when used with Knot Today. It does leave the the hair sticky which is why I only gave it it 3 curls. However it is moisturzing and gives the hair a nice shine.

  • 5

    Posted by Tkellie (Type 4a) on 12/26/2008

    OMG!!! This is the best styling product ever I just absolutely love it.KCCC defines your natural curl it smells great and use it with a little kt you will get the best curl ever. This product gives 3-4 days of hair style in between days add a little miss jessies curly buttercreme it will be soft to the touch with the perfect hairline. This product is my hairs life It's way better miss jessies curly pudding even though mjcp makes your hair soft after use it just doesn't give get curl definition like KCCC. This is my second time purchasing this product I will keep purchasing along as they keep making it. I LOVE KCCC IT'S THE BEST!!!

  • 3

    Posted by mspryce (Type 4b) on 12/23/2008

    Hair type 4a/b. Using too much product will give you sticky hair and long drying times. I used this three times so far and still don't have the hang of the proper amount to use in my hair yet. But I am seeing my texture becoming softer. My curls last longer(@ 3-4 days)It's definetly worth some more trial and error.

  • 5

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

    this product was a blessing to my hair even when i was using it incorrectly i still like how it worked and defined my curls...im hair never tangled had great shine and super moisturized...i recommend this to everyone with any length of hair

  • 5

    Posted by Estelle (Type 3b) on 12/14/2008

    I LOVE this product. Combined with KCKT it gives me defined. soft and shiny spirals.It dries crunchy but is easily scruch out. It also elongates my hair.I even have 2-3 days with this combo.It is expensive but a little goes a long way.The jar will last me a very long time:)My cousin even asked me if I had my spirals done in salon.

  • 4

    Posted by curlywurlygurly (Type Unknown) on 11/24/2008

    love the smell of this, leaves my hair with soft curls/waves. A little goes a long way. Does make my hair feel weird as it's drying.

  • 5

    Posted by esmerai30 (Type 4a) on 11/24/2008

    I love this stuff. It made my hair 4a/3c more defined in its curly shape. It also conditoined my hair. my hair looked and felt healthier. When it dried, some parts of my hair felt a little crunchy, but it was not hard, it still flowwed, and felt manageable. best of all, it had a sweet smell, almost like butterscotch candy. I will continue to use this product.

  • 3

    Posted by jadewade (Type 3c) on 11/23/2008

    The first time I gave this product a try, I used it with Mixed-Chicks Deep Conditioner and my curls came out fab! Next time I used the product, I gave it a shot with the KT and my curls came out dry and poofy. BUH! Idk what I did wrong. But now this product doesn't work as well for me.

  • 5

    Posted by kdcreigh (Type Unknown) on 11/13/2008

    After 2 years of trial and error with hair products, this is the only product that I always repurchase. It elongates my tiny 4a spirals, and makes my hair very shiny. I use it over a creamy leave-in (I don't use Knot Today) and get consistently good results. I apply it over soaking wet hair and comb it through. I then shake my head and scrunch to reform the curl clumps. My only 'holy grail' product.

  • 4

    Posted by lovemycurlz (Type 3b) on 10/28/2008

    I love, love, love this stuff along with Kinky Curly Knot Today!! What a great combo for soft, bouncy shiny hair! Scrunches out very easily and leaves my hair soft and drfined.

  • 5

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

    I am having great success with this product, it allows me to get 3rd and 4th day hair when used along with Knot Today.

  • 5

    Posted by discobug (Type 3b) on 10/25/2008

    Best stuff I've ever used, and I live in Florida, so that really says something! It isn't a cream, but it isn't really a gel either, but it's an amazing product! It can weigh your hair down if you use too much, so experiementation with amounts to use is necessary.

  • 5

    Posted by laru (Type 3a) on 10/25/2008

    This is is hands down the best styling product I have ever used. I have very frizzy, style resistant hair and nothing else has been able to tame and define it this well. Others have come close, but KCCC blows them all away. I haven't had a problem with crunch personally, but then again, I rarely do with any product. If I do have a few crunchies with this, I just take a little pomade and scrunch it out. No biggie. Bottom line, this stuff is amazing!

  • 4

    Posted by ovee (Type 3c) on 10/12/2008

    This product is a gel and your hair is hard and crunchy for the first 3-4 days. I like the product after the crunch goes away but by then its time to wash your hair and start over again. The whole jar last me about a month and I have hair that last 5 days. I used my own conditioner which made the product flake a little but next time I am going to try it with the knot today conditioner and see if the combination is better. Great for the Summer. I recommend buying this product from Curlmart-fast and quick service. Ordering directly from the website takes too long and you never know when it will show up.

  • 5

    Posted by azuridiva (Type 4a) on 10/07/2008

    I swear by this stuff. I love the fact that it is clear and leaves no white flakes. It actually makes my hair shine. Super moisturizing. After a few weeks of use my hair is silky to the touch. I actually see curls in what was previously a thick puff of hair.

  • 5

    Posted by caramelove (Type 3c) on 09/30/2008

    Gives the best definition I have ever seen so far. Even better than FOTE aloe vera gel that I used to use. I have had several great curly days after the initial use. Well worth the investment. Once moisturizer is applied never had to remoisturize and I have very dry thick and coarse 3c hair that sops up everything. :)

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4a) on 09/18/2008

    I did the big chop and I use this product. I love it! It defines my curls and moisturizes my 3b/4a hair. I use a leave in conditioner with this product. Less is more!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4a) on 09/15/2008

    My daughter's hair is a 4b; this product did a wonderful job to define her natural curly hair--she loved it. Now we have another option for her hair other than braids for her beautiful natural hair. Thank you.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 08/31/2008

    I am a 3b, and I found this product worked really well to define my curls without heaviness or crunch. Truly a unique product.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3c) on 08/30/2008

    This is an all time favorite, A product I could not live without, running low I am panicing. It adds moisture which I love, shine and defines my curls (my hubsband loves). It leaves curls that can last looking good up to 2-3 days. I just hydrate with Greg Juice and run my finger through it and go! It's wonderful. I do use the kinky knot today as well. Only thing is kccc is sticky... But, that is something I can look over, cause it does my hair so good... : )

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 2b) on 08/21/2008

    One of my favorite products and definitely a favorite styler. My hair is 2C/3A, and this gives me touchably soft, bouncy curls. It dries crunchy but easily scrunches out. And it smells wonderful! I'm only giving it three curls because it doesn't have great hold on humid days and my hair is more prone to frizz than with a firmer holding gel. Overall though, it is a wonderful product for my fine hair.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4a) on 08/19/2008

    Hug tub so this will last a while. I like that it gives me frizz free curls that last.I love how when this dries it leaves my hair moisturized.

    It goes with the humidity too. If its drier my hair is a little harder than when their is more humidity. Less is more I also found out as this will get your hair HARD. It took some playing with but I definietly like it now that I get consistent results. Any leave in will do besides Knot Today.

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    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3c) on 08/11/2008

    i purchased the entire line of KC products, directly from their website. needless to say, i waited almost 5 weeks to actually receive my products! that was my first drawback with the whole KC thing. i followed the directions, and despite my using the KCKT with the KCCC my hair still turned out crunchy and had little stick-like pieces poking out. needless to say, i gave all that KC crap away...i just hate that i spent over $100 on it!

  • 2

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 08/10/2008

    This product is drying and it leaves the hair on the crunchy side. I do like the addedcurl definition that it provides, but it is hard to get this product to give you soft, natural curls versus hard,natural curls.

    And, I got these types of results after first using the Knot Today and then the Custard. I will use the product up only because I paid alot of money. But, after all is used up, I won't be ordering anymore Kinky-Curly products ever again.

  • 2

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

    After reading the reviews on this product, I decided to give it a try. While it does make the hair soft and I did get a lot of curl definition, my hair actually shrunk more when it dried and it leaves these horrible white, moist flaker on your hair. Someone would think you have a bad case of dandruff, but it's the product. I used it with Knot Today so I don't know if I used too much or what. That's my only draw back out this. Great curl definition and shine though. :-)

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 08/05/2008

    I CAN NOT get over the curks I get when I use this product! If you want shiny, soft, bouncy curls this is yer go-to! I layer it over their KCKT, with awesome results. The only drawback would be humidity resistance - but otherwise I get compliments all day long when I go with this combo!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3c) on 07/17/2008

    Really good results when used with the Knot Today. I used this product for at least a year when I first went natural and I really enjoyed the results. I'm a college student, so money is tight. If it weren't so pricey I would probably use it once in a while.

    The smell is yummy too.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3b) on 07/15/2008

    KCCC, used with KCKT, is the closest thing I've ever had to a HG combo. I get silky ropes of curls every time I use it, with almost no frizz. The hold is pretty light once the crunch is scrunched out, so it might not be the best for thick, coarse hair. My fine hair loves it! Definitely a keeper!

  • 4

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

    When I bought this, I really expected it not to work well at all on my loose, 3a curls. Surprisingly, I get wonderful, shiny spirals!! It dries with some crunch, but once I've scrunched it out when it's dry, my hair is SO soft; feels like there's no product at all in my hair! I'm giving it 3 curls instead of 4 because it doesn't do as well in very hot, humid weather unless a little harder hold gel is put on top. During cooler, less humid weather, though, it's FABULOUS!

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4b) on 07/02/2008

    I find this KCC to be very helpful! No comparison to Miss Jessies Curly Pudding! That stuff was the worst. The more I use KCC the better my hair gets! I started about 2wks ago and it was horrible, honestly. I cudnt get the hang of it, but i stuck to it and figured out how much to use and a technique to putting it in my hair and now i can get at least 4-5 days of wear with one application.
    TIPS: To get to 2, 3, or 4th day hair a spray bottle is my best friend! When i wake up after wearing a bonnet, it is a little matted but add some squirts of water to the ends and the curls come back to life. U may have to add some product to certain areas. Also do not touch after final scrunching while wet or it will get ugly/frizzy on the 1st day. I use a diffuser to help with my ends sometimes. My roots stay wet (my hair is thick and holds water) for most of the 1st day. But by day 2 i can pull out the curls and style as big wild hair and it looks great. Also I put a little coconut oil on the curls to soften and shine if needed after a couple.
    Give it a try and stick with it, It really works!!!!
    I have lil flaking and hardly no crunching

  • 4

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

    Type 3c: I tried this product for the first time on 06/28/08, and I loved it. It took away all my frizz, which was a big problem for me and also gave me great definition and a little shine. Also,it left just enough moisture in my hair. It did not elongate my curls as I wanted, but 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I will continue to use this products because I have tried so many and finally I got something that works for me.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 06/17/2008

    This is my staple gel, although it isn't like your typical gel.

    As others have stated, it works best over the Knot Today. If you want to use use a less expensive leave-in, ones without oils and glycerin seem to fare better.

    A tub lasts a long time, and I easily get second day hair with this. It does take a bit of a learning curve at first, but works well once you work out the amount that your hair needs.

    Hair does take longer to dry with this than with other gels I have used.

    It is very moisturizing and even gives me a bit of shine.

  • 1

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4b) on 06/07/2008

    Wow....I have never been so unimpressed by a product in a long time!! My hair is a 4a-4c hair type that is a little longer than shoulder length and very thick. My whole experience with this company has been very traumatic!! First of all, I had to wait a total of 4 weeks to recieve my products; both the knot today and the curly custard. For whatever reason, they are always out! Then, when I apply the products, it seems nice and my hair is soft. But you essentially have to keep your hair wet to maintain the look after the inital application! So, someone recommended that I not use the knot today. Once again, I had the softness,but not the elongated curls I had hoped for! Not for me!

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    Posted by Anonymous (Type 4b) on 05/29/2008

    wow this product is a life saver.when i first used KCCC i was shocked to learn that it was a gel.me and gels don't get along,but this one is a total oposite.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 04/05/2008

    I love this product for curl definition and frizz control. I have 4a hair, but the front is just wavy and KCCC/Knot Today actually gives me texture on the wavy section which is great.

    It does dry crunchy, but you can unscrunch. Second and third day hair is also a major benefit!! I agree that the product application is a bit strange....my hair feels rubbery and if I don't work it through fast, my hair will feel tangled. But nothing that a dab of water can't correct!

  • 2

    Posted by lilmsrosie87 (Type 4a) on 12/30/2007

    This product smells great!! When I first used it, my hair was extremely flakey. After using it a second time, I still got flakes. As far as curl definition, its ok. Nothing spectacular. But I will try 2 use this product with the Knot Today conditioner in hopes of better results since I have read may people with my hair type have had better luck using the leave in conditioner.

  • 4

    Posted by mysteryflavored (Type 3a) on 12/16/2007

    A very unique styler. It works best over Knot Today, but I've used it with other leave-ins with almost-as-good results. The consistency is slimy and snotty, but it smells amazing. Application is bizarre -- you need to work QUICKLY or else it won't distribute at all. No drippies with this stuff, and my hair dries faster than it does with other gels. Before scrunching, it's super crunchy and curls look stringy, but afterwards my hair is full and soft and shiny. I can even get second-day hair with this! I would give it 4 curls, but application is a little too much work, and can sometimes be hit-or-miss.

  • 4

    Posted by dominicancurls06 (Type 3c) on 11/30/2007

    The smell is delicious. Slippery slimey consistency. Amazing curl definition. Very shiny. Little frizz (best product Ive used for the frizz). Only downfall is that my hair does not feel very moisturized. I just ordered the Knot Today so perhaps it will feel different when I used both products in conjunction. However, for a product to get 4 curls it MUST stand on its own, especially for $25.

  • 4

    Posted by teshon (Type 3c) on 11/18/2007

    I find the use of KCCC pointless, unless you are a person that prefers a styler that dries harder than a gel. This stuff gets rock hard! Knot Today is its softner. One is no good really without the other. One can't really get the most out of the KCCC without Knot Today. Knot Today is mediocre in moisturizing abilities. Good as a pair but very expensive due to the constant replenishing of Knot Today. Wouldn't be my personal choice. I prefer products that can stand alone.

  • 5

    Posted by pjackso2 (Type 2b) on 11/06/2007

    The product comes in a huge tub. I have coarse hair with a tendency to curl. Curling Custard makes my hair CURL! Nice body and curls, curls, curls. I color treat my hair, so this product also conditions. I do not comb it through, I scrunch it through my hair and let it air dry. If the curls are crunch, just use your fingers to comb through. I have lots of other curling products. This one is the best.

  • 5

    Posted by suburbanbushbabe (Type 4a) on 10/29/2007

    More than a year after using this product unsuccessfully (sticky, piecey, hard curls), I revisited it with doubts. This time I used it on top of Knot Today. This product combo rocks; it gives me smooth, silky, frizz-free and <gasp> bouncy texture that lasts 2-3 days and doesn't feel dry on the 2nd day. So what changed? Not the product. Must have been my hair and the Knot Today.

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