Today I lugged out the KCKT and KCCC combo. For definite hold, I grabbed the Sally’s Beyond the Zone Spike It gel that is supposed to be a Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee knockoff. I applied a nickel’s worth of leave-in and scrunched in 3 quarters worth of KCCC – side to side and then flipped over. While still flipped over, I scrunched in a dime’s worth of the spike it. The fragrance of the gel didn’t compete with the yummy marshmallow scent of KCCC. It does have protein (ingreds: Water, PVP, Glycerin, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Itaconate Copolymer, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Limonene) but my hair actually doesn’t feel too dry. There is a little bit of frizz, but not horribly so. My waves look super chunky and defined and overall it reaffirms my love for KCKT and KCCC.

The gel did dry extremely crunchy. For the amount I used, I was surprised by the intense crunchiness.  By the time I got to work, my hair was so stiff that I felt like scrunching the crunch –  a mere 2 hours after fixing my hair. Definitely a first!

I scrunched with Oyin burnt sugar pomade (about 2 half dime sized blobs).

Photos were taken with my little nokia. Not the greatest, I know.

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So I tried KCCC with Aloeba and two little scoops of WDT. Result? Stringy, undefined waves. It’s odd that I can get KCCC to work with SheaM when the creator said that KCCC works best with a non-oily leave in. Well, I sure see why. : /

ETA: When I got back from the dentist (found out I’m brushing my teeth too hard and exposing my roots :/), I did my usual hair check in the mirror. KCCC and Jessicurl resulted in loose waves at the crown to mid-length with little spirals and great waves throughout the rest of my hair. Must experiment more with this combo. I do find that the longer my hair is, the better the waves are.

Ugh. I will DEFINITELY keep away from the SS energizing foam. When I was letting the water run through my hair before cowashing, it just felt plasticky and nasty. Yuck.

Today I cowashed with Suave tangerine citrus or something, used Oyin HH as a rinseout, Shea M as a leave in, and KCCC to style. I think Oyin stretches out my wave pattern. I have a sinking feeling that the Jessicurl conditioners have the same effect (even Aloeba!) so they just might be relegated to winter use….or the swap board.

I’m really liking SheaM and KCCC. Even though KCCC is used more often by the 3s and 4s, my hair seems to like it. I don’t get any frizz and the scent is just to die for! It also has the hold that I expected to get from Herbal Essences Body Envy gel.

My boyfriend and I went to San Diego for the weekend, so I packed the trial sizes of Aloeba, Rocking Ringlets, Weekly Deep Treatment, and HEBE. I think the combo of Aloeba and WDT left my hair a bit overconditioned because the waves were getting droopy. Using HEBE with just a pinkys worth of WDT didn’t help matters much. I don’t know why but I think HEBE just doesn’t work for me. This coming from the girl who has about 4 bottles of it stashed away.

ETA: It’s the end of the day and my waves are still holding up. I think KCCC makes everything work better. I’ll try it out with Jessicurl this week and see how it holds up!