kinky curly curling custardname 700x700

If you’ve read some of my earlier articles, you might have noticed a slight pattern when it comes to product recommendations. I.e. I absolutely love using Kinky-Curly products for my type 3 curls, especially their Curling Custard and Knot Today. And now I get to tell you why!

Why I Love Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

My absolute favorite thing about this curling custard is that it has a strong hold but is still lightweight enough not to weigh my curls down. Which is especially important if you battle high humidity everyday like I do. Because let me tell you, the Texas heat and humidity is no joke.

Kinky-Curly Curling Custard has some amazing ingredients that help it lock in moisture, provide a lasting hold, and define your curls. The humectant properties of Agave Nectar, for example, allow it to keep the right balance of moisture in your hair and retain its curl pattern. It’s also super concentrated, so a little product goes a long way. Which means an 8 oz container will last you a long time before you need to resupply (let alone a 16 oz tub!).

Kinky-Curly has quickly risen in popularity in recent years to the point where it’s now in most major stores and on amazon. And good thing too, because anyone who’s loved it long before it became popular will remember how hard it used to be to find it in that small hair care section of TJ Maxx and Ross stores! It is much, much easier to find nowadays than it used to be. So this is a personal thank you from me to everyone who helped bring Kinky-Curly into the spotlight. 

How I Use Curling Custard

As most curlies know, moisture is key. And when it comes to styling your hair, it often helps to have your hair as wet as possible, and Kinky-Curly Curling Custard is no exception. So if you’re not doing your hair right after the shower, I highly recommend using a spray bottle and soaking your hair before styling. Or you can even try styling your hair in the shower!

By starting off with fully hydrated hair, you’re making sure that you don’t damage your curls when applying your products. But also, if you were to apply curling custard without wet hair it would have no moisture to lock in, and would definitely go looking to absorb moisture from the air.

Since curling custard is essentially a gel, I like to apply a curl cream first so that my hair will stay soft and moisturized under the custard’s hold. Adding the curling custard after a cream product really helps to seal everything in. And by adding the moisturizing properties of a curl cream first, I can decrease the likelihood that the humectants in the curling custard will “bloat” my hair cuticle.

After applying both products individually, I then grab my hair towel and scrunch it to remove most of the water and any excess product before clipping my roots up or styling it for the day. And voila!

It can create a strong hold on your curls depending on how much curling custard you use, so you may need to scrunch your hair once it’s dry to break the casting. But from there I’ve had great luck with day two and even day three hair before needing a major refresh!

Will It Work For You?

I wholeheartedly recommend Kinky-Curly Curling Custard to all my curlies out there. It’s never let me down and everyone I’ve personally recommended it to has loved it!

But that being said, there’s no one size fits all product for everyone and a lot of the time it comes down to trial and error. While it works perfectly for my type 3 curls, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for all curl types – although a good friend of mine with type 2 curls also swears by it.

Kinky-Curly Curling Custard may not be a great choice for you if you have ultra-fine or thin hair, and it may not provide the right amount of hold for everyone. If you put too much in, it can easily weigh down your curls, so it might take a few tries before you figure out how much curling custard you actually need. While like me, some people recommend pairing it with a curl cream underneath to help reduce frizz on day two and day three, others have reported experiencing flaking when used with other products.

What Others Are Saying About Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

But you shouldn’t just take my word for it. Check out some of the below reviews of Kinky-Curly Curling Custard by some other great curl-fluencers:

The Curious Jalebi was sent the curling custard by Naturally You N Me to try it out and gave an honest review citing some of its major pros and cons, but ultimately stated she loved it because “it gives me such defined ringlets that are also shiny.”

Curly Bun Mom agrees that Kinky-Curly Curling custard is curly girl approved, meaning it is silicone, sulfate, paraben, mineral, and alcohol free and “leaves you with defined, light, bouncy curls or waves that last days.”

How has your experience been with Kinky-Curly products? Let us know in the comments below!