Aug 31, 2010 - My mother had a jar of this and offered to let me try some. I really liked the results I got from doing a finger twist/coiled style. And since my hair is so short it gave the curls a lot of definition. I got a lot of compliments and pleasant stares after trying this out for the first time. I was very pleased with how moisturized my hair felt even after a whole day. The curls didn't fall or dry out. But the style was pliable so i could rearrange my style and it still looked great. (I like to play in my hair) However, it wasn't a complete love affair. My mother told me that after I applied to gel once all i would have to do the next day was spray down my hair and re-twist it. This did not work. The gel wouldn't set again and the curls didn't take at all after i sprayed down my hair. I ended up having to apply more gel anyway. After just 2 or 3 days there was a gunky build-up in my curls that, I was told, no one else could see but I could feel it and it was icky. I had problems washing it out. Now this may be because I make my own shampoo using castile soap as its cleaning agent but usually when I use my shampoo i have no problems cleaning my hair. But this stuff wouldn't come out. I ended up having to scrub down my scalp with pure castile soap. (I refuse to use harsh detergents on my hair and so this may not be a problem for people who use other types of shampoo) Afterwards my mother told me that in order for me to reap the full benefit of the Kinky Curly Custard I would probably have to buy the entire system and only use their shampoo, conditioner, and gel. Seeing as this stuff isn't cheap I am declining to test her theory. I really do like the curling results of this product. It gives great moisture and allows versatility I would probably try is again. But I would probably also have to reformulate my shampoo recipe to make sure i can wash it out if it gunks up again. But I'm not sure if I'm willing to put in the effort, or if I can afford to wash my hair everyday. But I've also heard that the results aren't typical. This product worked wonders for my 8yr old sister's hair and my mother uses castile soap on her hair too.