I love the detangling properties but I often see people say it's not a leave in but it is specifically described as such my the makers. What gives?
Originally Posted by chupie
Cosmetics manufacturers make many claims about their products that cannot really be substantiated or don't match the ingredients, 'repair' is the classic.

I've certainly said I don't feel KCKT is a 'true' conditioner but more of a detangler, I've never said it's not suited to leaving in. Nor have I claimed it is or is not 'moisturising' - that word is invariably used incorrectly. KCKT contains no oils and little of the major emollients, a true conditioner should be rich in fatty alcohols and/ or cationic surfactants.

It's also pH 7 so is not 'resetting' the pH after shampooing which is a key role of a conditioner
THE NATURAL HAVEN: pH of Leave In Conditioners and Styling Aids

Also see
Science-y Hair Blog: Cationic Compounds in Cosmetics
What is the difference between a conditioner and a moisturizer?
Hair Moisturizer vs. Emollients
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect