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Old 03-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
 
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Hey, well its that time and I am out of my leave in conditioner and I am looking for a new one...I was going to try the Kinky Curly Knot Today, but I would love any and all recommendations! I have very thick course hair with 3A curls. I do use the DevaCurl low poo and conditioner 1, and the Kinky Curly Curling Custard. Please help...!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
 
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I love Tresemme Naturals as a LI. I've also tried Sauve Natural's as a LI too.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
 
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You could try Shea Moisture Smoothie. I like Curl Junkie's Beauticurls leave-in as well. You could also just use a little bit of your rinse out conditioner as your leave-in!
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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+1 on cj beauticurls leave in!
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washing/cowashing, conditioning, leave in, protein tx: curl junkie products. styling:curl junkie conditioners only at times, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. trying ufdcm. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!! sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:07 AM   #5
 
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KCKT probably won't be moisturizing enough for you--there are at least two current threads about that right now.

My hair prefers the more natural products from the online, boutique type companies. I'm a product strumpet, so things change. Since December, my favorite leave in is Curly Kinks Satin Roots. I rotate products and only let myself use it twice a week. I've gotten fabulous hair (the kind that strangers comment, as well as friends) with both the CK Coil Jam and KCCC.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
 
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KCKT probably won't be moisturizing enough for you--there are at least two current threads about that right now.

My hair prefers the more natural products from the online, boutique type companies. I'm a product strumpet, so things change. Since December, my favorite leave in is Curly Kinks Satin Roots. I rotate products and only let myself use it twice a week. I've gotten fabulous hair (the kind that strangers comment, as well as friends) with both the CK Coil Jam and KCCC.
I did see the thread about the CK line that you posted...and it was very helpful. I looked on youtube and it looks like the CK is very light on the hair and won't weight it down.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
 
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+1 on cj beauticurls leave in!
Is that a very light leave in on your hair? My hair is very similiar to yours....
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
 
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+1 on cj beauticurls leave in!
Or the Smoothing Lotion!
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
 
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Giovanni direct leave-in is a good one! But I love KCKT and I also don't need tons of moisture.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #10
 
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+1 on the Giovanni Direct Leave-In

It doesn't weigh my hair down, and it makes it soft and a lot smoother. I just started using it a little while ago. Not many products are an instant hit with me, but this one was.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:26 AM   #11
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+1 on cj beauticurls leave in!
Or the Smoothing Lotion!
yes, the cj smoothing lotion is also great -- but, it does have glycerin so i can only use it in mid dew points.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:36 AM   #12
 
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I love Shea Moisture's moisture masque. It's a deep conditioner, but it say it can be used as a conditioner ,and a leave-in. I have thick, dry-prone 4a/4b, and this really moisturizes
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #13
 
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I love the Donna Marie Detangler & Conditioner as a LI. It's pretty light but very moisturizing and has great slip.
My hair did not like the KCKT. It dried my hair out - the opposite of what a LI should do. I don't mind light LI's, but it felt like KCKT sucked moisture out of my hair and left it brittle.

If I don't want to use a separate LI, I also just use my RO as a LI too - Yes to Cucs or Carrots is great for that.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #14
 
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I'm really liking the CURLS coconut dream or something conditioner as a leave in. There's an adult and kiddie version but they have the same ingredients and the kiddie version is cheaper.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #15
 
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I've been using the Curly Kinks Satin Roots almost exclusively for the last month or so and it's the best detangler and leave in that I've ever used. I just add a blob in the shower after rinsing my hair, comb it through it through in the shower, blot my hair with a towel and add some Coil Jam or a combo of Coil Jam and KCCC and I'm good. I really can't say enough good things about the whole Curly Kinks line.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #16
 
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+2 on giovanni direct leave-in Generously sized bottle and good quality ingredients for not too much money.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #17
 
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I've been using the Curly Kinks Satin Roots almost exclusively for the last month or so and it's the best detangler and leave in that I've ever used. I just add a blob in the shower after rinsing my hair, comb it through it through in the shower, blot my hair with a towel and add some Coil Jam or a combo of Coil Jam and KCCC and I'm good. I really can't say enough good things about the whole Curly Kinks line.
+1 for satin roots! I'm seriously in love with that stuff.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:01 AM   #18
 
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Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine leave in
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #19
 
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I'm a huge fan of L'Oreal's Humidity Defying Leave-In Crème, mixed with a few drops of oil (I use argan usually, but you could also try sweet almond oil or something similar). My hair loves it!
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #20
 
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Imma put in another vote for KCKT, which has been my go-to leave in for years now. As long as it follows a good RO conditioner in the shower, it instantly makes my hair feel like seaweed and I always notice if I switch to a sub-par leave in. I liked it better than GDLI. But to each her own
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