I haven't tried the most recent formula, but I was a KBN fan in her earlier days and the gel was just a tad bit thinner than the ones (the herbal gels) that came after that. They left my hair way crunchy and not as moisturized. She also changed the formula of the body butter and it wasn't as moisturizing and was more greasy/oily. Recently I see she's removed the honey which I can only imagine makes it even more different than the original
I haven't tried her newest stuff and I'd really like too, but I can't get with the formula changes. Don't get me hooked on something and then change the formula.