Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kinky Curly Knot Today


Ingredients: organic Mango fruit extract, organic slipper elm, organic marshmallow root, organic lemongrass, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, citric acid, phenoxyethanol and natural fragrance.

Cost: 8oz, $12


I bought this product to use in conjunction with Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I did allot of research and learned that KCKT is essential to lay the groundwork for the KCCC. For that purpose I feel like this product does a good job. It is very liquidly and thin in constancy and it has a light fragrance. It is a pretty good detangler for being so thin and this product was a blessing when I had shorter hair. However, I have realized that as my hair had gotten longer and thicker it needs a cream based detangler.

In all actuality I think that any lightweight leave-in would be good to use as a foundation for KCCC, so this product may be substitutable.

On its own without using it with KCCC it really didn't do anything for me. I felt like my hair was not moisturized with this product by itself. I had to add other products on top of it to make my hair feel soft.

The Verdict

I give it 3/5 stars for my hair. I think that by itself KCKT can not stand on its own. I think though if you are using it for KCCC then this product is pretty good. You can probably find a cheaper alternative though, $12 for 8 oz is not cheap!

Karens Body Beautiful Hair Milk


Purified Water, Jojoba and Avocado Oils, Vegetable Wax, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Arnica and Calendula Flowers, Echinacea, Nettle and Horsetail Extracts, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, Fragrance Oil and Natural Enzymes

Cost: 8oz, $16


I made sure I got the unscented version so I wouldn't be biased because of the scent. I wanted to see how the Hair Milk performed rather how it smelled. I used it as a leave in at night, and woke up to matted dry hair. I usually use QB AOHC as a leave in at night and have never had a problem.

Then I used it during the day as a leave-in a couple days later. It was a humid day. The reason why I mention the humidity is because the Hair Milk has glycerin which is a humectant. Humectants absorbs moisture from the air, so when the humidity is high enough your hair will be moisturized. However, if the humidity is low, it will draw the moisture from your hair making it dry.

Even on a hot humid day it dried my hair out. I think it is because of the vegetable wax, which seems to be a key component of this product.

Now my FH uses it, he has 2b hair. He likes it.

The Verdict

I give it 1/5 stars for my hair. I will not be repurchasing and my FH will be using up the remaining bottle. For his hair I give it a 4/5.