I tried the leave-in as well and my hair didn't like it. Wow, my hair was dry and crispy after it dried on washNgo days! I've had success with KCKT + a styler with or w/o oils however adding the AVJ is what caused the negative effects for me. I have since learned my hair can only tolerate AVJ if it is not in the top five ingredients in a mixture or commercial product....and the distilled water + AVJ as a spray or refresher is definitely a no-no....
(Current Rotation) Shampoo: Trader Joe's TTT, SheaMoisture, Terressentials Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Leave-in/Moisturizer: As I Am, Qhemet's BRBC Stylers: CJ Curls in a Bottle Gel: Kiss My Face Upper Management Oils: Grapeseed, jojoba, evoo, sweet almond, castor