Kinky Curly Knot Today review


Those of you who follow Right Ringlets Facebook page already know that I have been using Kinky Curly Knot Today for a while. I think it is time now to review the product.

 

Kinky curly knot today review

 

What the manufacturer says:

KNOT TODAY is a creamy herbal conditioner and detangler designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from thick curly textured hair.

After washing hair, apply KNOT TODAY generously and work through troubled areas with a wide tooth comb.

Can be used as a regular rinse out conditioner for wavy hair or as a leave-in for thicker curlier hair types. An excellent product to use after removing braids and extensions.

TIP- When using this product as a leave-in, apply in the shower and rinse with a little water to evenly distribute the conditioner.

Ingredient List: Organic mango fruit extract, organic slippery elm, organic marshmallow root, organic lemongrass, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, and natural fragrance.

Ingredient Analysis:

Mango fruit extract: Rich in vitamins A, E, and iron, which nourish and fortify hair. Also contains fatty acids that support absorption of key vitamins and antioxidants into hair.

Slippery elm: It is a mucilage plant and when added to water has a slippery and mucilaginous consistency which help to provide slip to product. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has minerals and vitamins.

Marshmallow root: It creates a slippery, mucous-like substance that which has incredible slip.  It has antibacterial properties too which soothes the inflamed scalp.

Lemongrass: Herb with antimicrobial and antiifungal properties and prevents dry scalp and dandruff

Cetyl alcohol: It is fatty alcohol means non-drying alcohol. It works as an emollient (like oil), emulsifier (mix oil and water together and do not let it separate), thickener.

Behentromonium methosulfate: It is a conditioning agent and known to provide great slip to hair and works very well to detangle hair.

Citric acid: Added to adjust the pH of the product.

Phenoxyethanol: Work as a preservative.

Natural fragrance: Just to give nice smell to the product.

We notice from the order of the ingredients mentioned above that this product contains a good amount of herbal extracts. The quantity is certainly more than other products where extracts are generally mentioned last in the list.

As the products claims, it indeed has a good slip to detangle hair. The slip comes from the behentrimonium methosulfate and usage of slippery elm and marshmellow herbal extracts. Three of these products are known to provide great slip to hair and they smooth down the cuticles very well.

Kinky Curly knot today review

How it looks – Consistency

My experience

I use it is as a leave-in conditioner after wash. On first day hair, it is really really awesome when followed by a hold product like gel. On my hair it works alone too without a hold product on first day and keeps hair non-frizzy hair for a day. It is light enough not to weigh the hair down.

But this product doesn’t work for me when I use it to moisturize on non-wash days. May be it works better on freshly washed hair and not so good on hair with products on already. Another drawback is, it does not have any humectant and oil present in it. This may be the reason it does not moisturize on non-wash days.

Sometime I use it to detangle a few sections of my hair on third or fourth day when I feel the small stray hair sticking out of the curl section. To detangle, I wet my hair and then use a good amount to detangle the top part of my hair.

Currently I am using it with AG recoil Curl Activator and both products work well with each other and together they are good for my hair.

Availability

It is not available in the Indian market. But you can get the imported product through Amazon India.

Conclusion
Kinky curly knot today is a great leave-in conditioner post wash and also works great as a detangler. But I would still search for other leave-in conditioner to refresh my hair on non-wash days.

 

 


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3 thoughts on “Kinky Curly Knot Today review

    • Asha Barrak Post author

      Manali, you can use your silicone free rinse off conditioner as a leave-in conditioner too like enliven or giovanni etc. There are no leave-in conditioner that is available in India which is silicone free.

  • Megha

    I even face the same problem of styling on wash days so usually i spray little water and apply BBLUNT cream but then too its not something great. BTW what is the best shampoo and conditioner for dry, frizzy and curly hairs you would recommend??