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Why I'm Loving Kinky-Curly Curling Custard...Again

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This is a follow-up to a previous post. I mentioned that Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) had returned to my stash, and it seems to be quickly heading for the HG list. So let's talk about why I am loving KCCC...again.

When I initially tried KCCC four years ago, I had purchased two 8oz jars from StockNGo. At the time, they were selling them for around $12 so with the discount code, I was able to get them for under $20 total. Less than a year later, StockNGo raised the price. Some forums say that Kinky-Curly (K-C) complained, and StockNGo was forced to raise the price. Whatever the case, you can't find KCCC for under $17 anywhere. There are never sales on K-C products,..at least I've certainly never seen any.

Nevertheless, KCCC has always worked well for me. Before I had the issue of having to use too much product (nearly half the jar for one application). Now, I've realised that my hair wasn't wet enough previously. I'm using much less product, but still getti…

Review: Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

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I've rewritten this review at least 3 times already. I cannot seem to make up my mind about this product. One minute I love it, the next I think it's just blah. I've finished the entire bottle now, which is disappointing because I've just figured out the best way for me to use it. Below is a combination of my thrice edited review.

Product Claims:
Define, Defrizz and Hold Your CURLS in one snap! Your New Go to Styler... Formulated with organic blueberry extract, and raw castor oil, Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly will define, defrizz and hold your curls in place.

Ingredients: Water, blueberry leaf exract (, PEG 40 hydrogenated castor oil (seeds co pressed from the ricinus communis plant), acrylates copolymer (stabilizer that sets the hair and protects it from humidity), carbomer polymide-1, aminomethyl propanol (ph adjuster used at less than 1%), caprylyl glycol (natural fatty acid), sorbic acid (organic food preservative), hexyl cinnamal (fragrance from the essentia…

Why I'm Not Feeling Eco Styler Anymore

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I think nearly every natural tries Eco Styler at some point for a wash and go. It was one of the first gels I used. It's cheap and easily accessible on the ground. You can get a 5lb tub for less than $10! I've tried Olive, Krystal, Pink, Blue, Yellow, and Argan. They work well and give lasting definition for days on end. So why am I not feeling Eco Styler anymore?

Unlike other gels with a slippery-mucus consistency, Eco Styler has no slip. If you apply it and happen to find a tangle, the gel does not make it any easier to remove the tangle. In fact, for me, it makes it more difficult. Some people suggest adding water to Eco Styler while applying to get additional, but that doesn't really work for me. another thing I've noticed is that even if I don't have tangles, the gel creates tangles...probably due to the lack of slip.

The gel acts somewhat like a glue; if I do my hair in four sections...it's going to look like four big sections once dry. I have to do a rins…

First Impressions: Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

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It's been a long time since I've tried new products, but lately I've been looking for new a gel. I'm out of all my favourites (UFD, WetLine Xtreme, and homemade flaxseed gel, and need something...asap. I went by Zara's Hair & Cosmetics a couple weeks ago and picked up Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) and Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly. Something told me to maybe just get the large KCCC, but the old product junkie in me won.

Ingredients: Water, blueberry leaf exract (, PEG 40 hydrogenated castor oil (seeds co pressed from the ricinus communis plant), acrylates copolymer (stabilizer that sets the hair and protects it from humidity), carbomer polymide-1, aminomethyl propanol (ph adjuster used at less than 1%), caprylyl glycol (natural fatty acid), sorbic acid (organic food preservative), hexyl cinnamal (fragrance from the essential oil of chamomile).

First Impressions: The jelly smells like blueberry popsicles and has great slip and defines well. The…