Product Reviews

Going to Buy the Kinky Curly Curling Custard (KCCC)? Read this First

September 27, 2019
kinky curly curling custard results

Kinky Curly Curling Custard is a holy grail in so many people’s routines across the world.

I mean, KCCC (it’s acronym) is a term you learn very quickly when you join the CG Community.

It’s also a favourite among the wavy hair community but it’s also loved by many people with kinky curly hair. Such a versatile product that suits so many hair types!

I assume you’ve heard it too and landed here for answers before you spend your budget on just one product.

Are you wondering if…

The hype is worth it?

If it will work for you?

How exactly you should be applying this to get the best results?

Who will not not work for?

Find the answers to all these & more in my review below!

Kinky Curly Curling Custard Review

Description

CURLING CUSTARD TM gives moisture and curl definition, hold and brilliant shiny hair all in one product!

It reduces bulk, defines & elongates your curls helping them to ‘hang’ better. CURLING CUSTARD TM will bring out the natural curl or wave pattern you never knew you had!

It is an advanced botanical formula made with ingredients that nourish and strengthen the hair. Utilizing the humectant properties of the Agave Nectar, CURLING CUSTARD TM will give weight to your hair, define your curls, remove frizz, provide long lasting hold and shine without ever being greasy, crunchy or drying to your hair.

This high performance product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Details-

  • Quantity: 8 Oz
  • Texture: Thicker than Flaxseed gel but still slightly slimy. Soft to touch and spreads easily.
  • Price: Rs. 2167
  • Fragrance: Vanilla, sweet
  • Cg Friendly
  • Protein Free
  • Glycerine Free but has another humectant, see my notes below

What is Kinky Curly Curling Custard?

It is a curl-enhancing gel that is slightly thick in consistency but spreads easily on your hair. It is used to define waves and curls and impart shine.

Ingredients

Botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectic, citric acid, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance.

Notes on Ingredients

  1. Botanicals are usually dried herbs and flowers.
  2. Horsetail has the highest amount of silica among the plant kingdom. This helps to strengthen weak hair and give it shine. However, because of it’s antiseptic properties, it can be drying depending on the formulation.
  3. Chamomile soothes the scalp which is great if you have an inflammed or itchy crown. What it does in a gel that goes no where near the crown? I have no idea.
  4. Marshmallow root gets goopy and slimy when mixed with water (like mucilage). This gel forms a conditioning layer over the hair and the slipperiness also helps in smoothing the product on your hair as well as in detangling. 
  5. Nettle is another ancient herb used in tea rinses to prevent hair fall and sooth the scalp. It’s purpose for a product that doesn’t really touch the scalp? Not sure!
  6. Aloe Vera Juice is one of nature’s best moisturisers! The juice, the gel – both are great for the hair. It gives shine and hydration to curls. Something to be aware about is that some people are sensitive to aloe vera since for them, it mimics a protein and the hair gets very dry, hay like and frizzy.
  7.  Agave nectar is considered a soothing humectant. Raw agave nectar like honey can draw in moisture to itself and form a film over your hair, conditioning and moisturising it. I don’t think the effect is as strong as glycerine but still be aware if this product doesn’t work for you in humid or dry seasons.
  8. Tocopheryl acetate is Vitamin E and provides a conditioning effect
  9. Pectin is derived from fruits and plants. It’s what gives a gel like texture but isn’t drying at all. It’s also used in many DIY gels.
  10. Citric acid and Pottasium Sorbate are preservatives

Overall it is such a simply formulated and clean product. Many herbs, pectin, aloe juice – yummy!

How to Apply KCCC on Wavy Hair

  1. One and Done
    Shampoo, Condition, Rinse. Smooth on a small amount of the custard on all your hair. Scrunch sections of your hair upwards until you hear a squelchy sound. Air dry or diffuse. Not combing and only smoothing it on is great for looser textures like 2C,3A as it preserves the fat clumps.
  2. Layer with other products
    Shampoo, Condition, Comb, Rinse. First apply a small amount of leave in conditioner or your curl cream with praying hands to all sections of your hair. Then smooth on a small amount of gel the same way. Scrunch upwards and dry your hair.
  3. Use it to purely scrunch – for eg, to style you don’t smooth it on your entire length but just use it to squish your sections upwards (rub the custard in your palms to coat them)
  4. Smasters method – Shampoo, Condition, Comb, Rinse. Smooth on a small amount of the gel (whether you apply a leave in before the custard is totally up to you) with praying hands and then scrunch. Diffuse your hair until it gets 50% dry. Then apply an equal amount of gel to your hair again. Diffuse the remaining hair until it is fully dry.
  5. Finger Coiling
    Since this gel is slippery, it is easy to finger coil with it. Lean how to finger coil here.
  6. To Refresh – Mornings where you don’t wash your hair, spray some water on your hair, take a small amount of the custard and smooth it on the frizzy sections.

How to Apply KCCC on Curly Hair

  1. Shampoo, Condition, Comb, Rinse.
  2. Smooth on your leave in conditioner/curl cream/hair butter and comb to distribute the product (optional, depends on your hair type)
  3. Apply a small dollop to each section of your hair with praying hands (how many sections you make depends on how thick your hair is. Left, right and back is an easy way to ensure all sections get equal amount)
  4. Combing now is optional – I do it because I like the multiple smaller clumps that are formed instead of a few big ones!
  5. To Refresh 2nd day hair – Mornings where you don’t wash your hair, spray some water on your hair, take a small amount and smooth it on the frizzy sections.

Don’t Forget This About KCCC

  • Make sure your hair is wet and not damp as it give white flakes if you do it on dry hair.
  • How much to apply TOTALLY depends on how thick, how wavy or curly are. For me, I use three finger tips covered with the custard for both of the two sections I create of my freshly washed hair.
  • If you over do the amount the curls will look loose. (If this happens to you, it does not suit you. Choose lighter products like a mousse or a light leave-in-conditioner)
  • Is it a hard hold gel? For some, yes and for some, they need another gel to layer on top. For me, just this was more than enough. But if you need more hold, you can pair it with another hard hold gel like Taft Gel, LA Looks or Aussie Moist Instant Freeze to create results that last longer. Pairing means you simply layer another gel on top of this one.
  • It will however give a slight crunchy cast when it dries. That’s normal – just SOTC (Scrunch out the crunch) with a few drops of oil in your palms.
  • I don’t think this will suit very thin hair (density), or fine waves and more so from 2B/2C onwards.

Watch my video below to see how to apply this custard after deep conditioning my curls.

My Experience

I LOVED this product!

It gives me such defined ringlets that are also shiny. I’ve used it alone to style and with a leave in conditioner and enjoyed results in both.

Using it alone gives me more frizz on day 2/3 as compared to using it with a leave in conditioner or curl cream.

kinky curly curling custard results

I also used it after applying a temporary hair colour wax (Use code CURIOUSJALEBI for a discount above Rs.1899) and the results were amazing. 

kinky curly curling custard with temp hair colour wax

It works really well with TGIN leave in conditioner, Arata Hair Cream, Curl Up Curling Cream personally but I’ve read it pairs well with a lot of products out there.

Where to Buy Kinky Curly Curling Custard

In India – Naturally You & Me (Use my code CURIOUSJALEBI to get a discount off site-wide)

On Amazon

Disclaimer

The custard was sent over by Naturally You N Me to try and review for you guys. This post is sponsored by them but I value your trust in me above all else hence I have taken my time to review the product in depth and also mention it’s faults along with the plus points so you can make an informed decision. Also, a few products above have been linked to Amazon where I earn a small commission if you choose to buy them. Thank you for your support!


I hope you enjoyed this review! Do check out more curly hair product reviews here.

I also have a huge, budget-friendly list of CG Friendly Products in India in case you want more options.

If you want to watch how exactly I take care of my hair, watch my video tutorials on my Youtube Channel.

Burning with more questions? Drop your queries in my private FB coaching group- Ask Jalebi.

  • Reply
    angelamaryvaz
    September 28, 2019 at 7:57 am

    You won me, Pallavi. Getting it right now! <3

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Oooh! Let me know how it works for you! <3

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