Okay is it just me or do I look like Ola Ray from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video?
Forgive my greasiness in this photo. I just came home from a night out. This pic was taken on day 1 of my using Kinky Curly. I loved my hair that night! That curl was serious! Now I don’t mind a little crunch when it comes to my hair because curl definition is what is most important to me. I love my ringlets. I used the Kinky Curly Knot Today first and then went back through with the Curling Custard and then let it air dry. I could definitely tell a difference in my hair. It didn’t feel as weighed down as usual. Because I had great shine and there was a little oil at the touch, I thought that all I was going to revive my curls was a spritz of leave in conditioner and olive oil the next day. Yeeeaaaah, that did NOT happen. I went to bed looking like Rebbie Jackson and woke up looking like Jermaine Jackson.
Seriously, it looked like that on the sides and everything. I really wanted this to work. My hair was so dry and matted. I spritzed my leave in on my hair and just couldn’t get the curls I loved the night before. Another thing, and I was warned about this on numerous sites, Kinky Curly does not play well with others. What I mean is let’s say you have a favorite moisturizer and are thinking “Well I will just fix this with this over here.” Uh uh. My hair turned white and was not having it when I tried my trusty Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie with it. It’s either Kinky Curly with some olive oil at the most or nothing at all.
*Sigh* I almost had it. The perfect product combination.
I went back to Natural Curly to research how to get good 2nd day hair and saw that Kinky Curly’s Spiral Spritz was a good refresher. Now let me just tally this up for yall:
Kinky Curly Curling Custard at $17 + Kinky Curly Knot Today- at $12 + Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz at $12= $41. This was not how I was trying to spend my Friday Rodriguez.
|*In thick Puerto Rican accent* Have you seen my Toya & her beautiful curls? Where have they gone? So sad. So sad.|
I had some Design Essentials Curl Defining Gel left that I used today after I co-washed with Twisted Sista Urban Therapy De-Frizz Conditioner. Now if you aren’t familiar with Design Essentials Defining Creme Gel, you may be thinking “Didn’t this fool just say her hair needs Crisco?” Their gel is a dense cream that looks, feels and smells like cake batter. I almost caught a case one day when a brotha ran up on me and started sniffing my hair like crazy. I separated my hair and used that with a little bit of Eco Styler Argan Gel which is under $3. Everywhere I read, women are saying that Eco Styler with Olive Oil is the truth but don’t sleep. The Argan Gel one is more moisturizing in my opinion. It reminds me of Queen Helene’s Cholesterol Conditioning Gel which is really good but hard to find. I fear that it has been discontinued.
I am going to give this new concoction a few days before I write about if it holds during the week or not. Have there been any products that you have used on your hair that you had high hopes for but wound up being disappointed?