Knot Today, Curl Keeper and Re:Coil


I have just bought the above products. I have 2b/2c hair but my hair is not very thick. Would it be too heavy if it used Knot Today as a leave in conditioner followed by Curl Keeper and Re:Coil?

Also, if my hair is quite crunchy after applying Curl Keeper (although it could be the Re:Coil - not sure) does that mean I should be using less?

How much Re:Coil should be used for best results?


Last edited by Cimbom; 12-04-2012 at 04:26 AM.
I've never used any of these products, but this thread might help with your re:coil question

And here's a recent one on CK
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

Last edited by Jas76; 12-04-2012 at 09:11 AM.
My hair is pretty thick -- 3a -- but fine, and I've done the combo of Knot Today, Curl Keeper and ReCoil with no issues.

I tend to use ReCoil more in the winter months (right now it is a staple for me!) and I actually get terrific results just using ReCoil and then LA Looks Sport Gel over it -- I ran out of Curl Keeper so I tried it without...and I love it!

My hair is shorter right now, just grazing my shoulders, and I use about a chickpea-size blob of ReCoil. I put it in my hand, rub my palms together until I get a thick white 'paste', then I slick it over my (dripping wet) hair and rake/comb it in (with a wide-tooth comb). If I'm feeling feisty, I sometimes flip my hair over and add a little more.

After I do this, I flip my hair and scrunch it to get out excess water (this is in the shower) and then I just wrap/turban my hair with a flour sack towel.

After I'm dried off and dressed, I take off the towel, rake/scrunch in my gel, add clips to my crown and air-dry for about an hour, then diffuse to finish the drying process.

ReCoil plays very nicely with Knot Today, in my experience. It is a lighter leave-in for me -- I usually go a little heavier in the winter -- but it was nearly 70 degrees here in Illinois yesterday so I used Knot Today with my ReCoil/LALSG combo and it was awesome!
~ Wendi in IL
3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
CG since March 2010
Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
Low Poo: Desert Essence
Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Cure Care, KCKT
Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

I used less product this time and still got a lot of crunch. Do you think it is the Curl Keeper or Re:Coil that would cause this?
most likely the re:coil
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
I feel like that's alot of product, especially because recoil felt tacky in my hair. But if it's working for you, then go with it!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

I plan to buy Paul Mitchell Wax Works n Super Sculpt gels to use for straightening my hair. I have been using Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel n Aussie Aussome Volume Gel n MarShall's Sparkly Gel. Right now I use Aussie Aussome Volume Gel on the top n Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel on the bottom layers of my straightened hair

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I used to avoid gels because of the crunch. But now I just wait until the gel is dry, then flilp my head over and scrunch my hair to get out the crunch, it makes a huge difference. The curls become all nice and touchable. I use ReCoil, and the loreal ever clear gel.
Hair: lots of fine 2c/3a
Length: Mid back
Shampoo:Shea moisture coconut hibiscus
Cond:, suave naturals coconut
Post condition/Leave in: Shea moisture smoothie
HG:L'oreal evercurl gel. AG: Recoil,
I used less product this time and still got a lot of crunch. Do you think it is the Curl Keeper or Re:Coil that would cause this?
Originally Posted by Cimbom
Take out one product at a time to see. It could also be the curl keeper because it does have some hold product in it.

Try curl keeper and kinky curly together; KC and RC together; RC and CK... Process of elimination.

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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I rake Curl Keeper in soaking wet hair and then take about a pea size of Re:coil and rub it in my palms as wendi says. I rake it through my hair. Then I diffuse and scrunch the crunch when hair is dry. Excellent results in colder weather...not the same in the summer...

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