Today I'm going to review Kinky Curly Knot Today Natural Leave-In Conditioner. Watch, read, and enjoy!

Ever since I began my curl journey I have not been the most adventurous when it comes to trying new products. Once I find one that I like, I tend to stick with that product. Currently, my holy grail leave in conditioner is Curl Junkie’s Smoothing Assurance Lotion and Leave In Conditioner. I love it, however, it is quite expensive ($20 in CurlMart). Due to wanting to save money as well as wanting to explore my cheaper options, I began looking for a new leave in conditioner. In my research, I came across Kinky Curly’s Knot Today Leave In / Detangler.  This product received a lot of positive feedback in the reviews as well as being extremely popular in CurlMart. The other thing that I noticed was that it was under $15. Excited, I decided to give it a try.

I must say after using this product, I was disappointed.

While it was moisturizing, the smell of the product was not great. This product smells like a cheap fruity gel and is quite strong. I ended up not liking this product because of that. However, because I use the LOC method (Leave in, Oil, Styling Cream), the smell from the oil and styler ended up masking the scent of the leave in. Therefore, it made the scent much more tolerable. However, I do not like products that do not smell good.

The Pros

It is inexpensive ($12), it has all natural organic ingredients, it is cruelty free, and this product also has a very nice consistency. It is smooth and slightly thicker than Curl Junkie’s leave in. Overall, this product kept my curls very moisturized. It is also very easy to apply and distributes nicely throughout your curls! It also detangles nicely. I could easily finger comb through my curls without any problems. While the scent could be improved, it definitely does the job in making sure your hair is moisturized and cared for. If you are looking for a cheaper leave-in, you should try this product. It is does a decent job for its price. If the smell is also something that is a big factor for you, consider that there are ways to get around it.

I would recommend using the LOC method. If you do, the scent will not carry over and you will still have gorgeous moisturized locks as well as saving yourself a few pennies.

While I was not a fan of how it smelled, others who reviewed this product liked the scent. If I had to rate this product out of 5 stars I would rate a 3.5 due to scent being such an important factor to me. While the scent was a deal breaker for me, what do you guys think? Do you use this product? Do you like the scent? Do you not? What leave-ins are you loving right now? I am still investigating my new Holy Grail in the meantime. Give me suggestions. And watch my review of Curl Junkie's Leave-in here:

 What leave-ins are you loving right now?