Thursday, November 25, 2010

Product Review: Kinky Curly knot today Leave in Condtioner and Kimmaytube's Leave in

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Size: 8 fl oz
Prize: $12:00 (USD)
Where to buy: Curlmart, Target, Whole Foods, Ricky's

Ingredients: organic Mango fruit extract, organic slipper elm, organic marshmallow root, organic lemongrass, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate , citric acid, phenoxyethanol and natural fragrance.



The Company says:   Knot Today is a leave-in conditioner and detangler designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from wavy, curly and kinky-textured hair. To use, apply Knot Today throughout the hair and comb troubled areas with a wide-tooth comb. Do not rinse out, but you may apply in the shower and run a little water through to evenly distribute the product.


Review: It tested at 7.0 (pH). I am not comfortable with that level of pH so I mix this with Aloe Vera juice to bring it down to 4.0. It smells kind of fruity, very nice. It has a thick  consistency (but moves slowly when you invert the bottle). I give it a 4.5 (due to its packaging). The product does not dispense well. You have to shake the bottle sometimes for it to come out. However, this conditioner is the business when it comes to detangling. It EASILY melts tangles away. I do not even use a comb when I am using this product to detangle. I am sure everyone is familiar with the Kimmaytube Leave in conditoner(which I tried  in the summer, but did not work for me). Would you believe that I tried Kimmaytube's recipe again using Knot today and have to honestly report back to you ladies that Kimmaytube's Leave in  is now a staple in my regimen.
 I think my hair is in a better state and is responding to products better.


Going back to the review of Knot Today, when this conditioner is mixed with Castor oil, aloe vera juice and jojoba oil,  the result is fantastic on the hair. The aloe vera juice brings it's original pH down to 4 from 7 and the oils gives it more slip.  Without the oils, the conditioner does a fantastic job  detangling my hair  and smoothing the cuticles. Any type of oil of your choice can be added to it, I just love me some Castor oil. I used coconut oil to make the recipe in the past and it did not work for me. I don't know why but my hair loves coconut oil as well, which I use in my other leave in recipe( water based).


I noticed that the conditioner, mixed with the oils, make my twists look longer (less shrinkage with knot today). I also try to style my hair as soon as I detangle it with knot today. It keeps my ends knot free and separated for days.


I  will definitely buy this again (just ordered from curlmart). This is an awesome product. I HIGHLY recommend this one. I do not say that about a lot of products


5 comments:

  1. Been wanting to try that for quite some time. Guess it's time to hit up Whole Foods! Thanks for a great review!

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  2. I would love to hear your reviews!
    Thanks for stopping by

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  3. Ready to try the Knot today leave in conditioner recipe including aloe vera juice, castor oil and jojoba. What proportions do you use?
    Thanks. Andrea

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  4. 2 tbs of Knot today
    2tbs of Aloe Vera JUICE
    2TSP OF CASTOR OIL
    2TSP OF JOJOBA OIL
    Thanks for stopping by Andrea and I hope your hair likes the mix.

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  5. Knot today is my staple, but didn't know about the PH, might have to try the kimmaytube method. Thanks for posting

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