Suzanne SchroederDear Curly Suzy:

My hair has been natural since July 2009. I need a good shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and another products to make my hair more manageable. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I have in my cart, Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner. I'm tired of buying products that are not making my hair more manageable. I need your expertise.

Dear JoAnne:

The Kinky-Curly combination is a good one, but it can be a very tricky process to get them to perform well.

The Kinky-Curly Curling Custard is the tricky product in the combo. It does not work well if you use it with any other products. The Kinky-Curly Curling Custard only works well with the Kinky-Curly Knot Today.

The Kinky-Curly Knot Today is one of the greatest leave-in conditioners out there and it can be used under any styling product.

Kinky-Curly combination tips:

  1. Apply the Kinky-Curly Knot Today on very wet hair (if it is not wet enough, your hair will dry sticky).
  2. Apply Kinky-Curly Curling Custard evenly in sections to very wet hair (if it is not applied evenly, you will get frizz).
  3. Smooth the Kinky-Curly Curling Custard into each section from roots to ends.
  4. If sections start to dry out, spray water into hair and then add more Kinky-Curly Curling Custard.
  5. Thicker, tighter curls need more product and loose wavy curls use less. Use more product for very controlled curls and use less product if you want more fullness and body.
  6. Allow hair to air dry, do not touch hair while it is drying or it will start to frizz.
  7. When dry gently scrunch out the crunch.

The Elucence Moisture Benefit Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner are both really nice and you can’t beat the price. There are a few other shampoos and conditioners you might look at that are also very moisturizing.