Lately, I’ve been dabbling in skin care quite a bit and since I recently got a fresh trim I’ve been very excited to try out natural hair care brand Curly Kinks. Here’s what Curly Kinks promises:
Get frizz free, soft shiny coils using our best selling Coil Jam Natural Styling Gel & Satin Roots Leave In, made from natural ingredients that will give you definition while adding a medium hold with no crunch.
So does Curly Kinks live up to its own hype?
Three products were provided courtesy of Curly Kinks (Satin Roots, Coil Jam, and Curl ReFresh) for the purpose of this review. I’ve used the system for about a week now and thought it was the perfect time to share my review with all of you. Let me begin by saying that Curly Kinks has a definitively feminine brand design which is supported by the large pictures of ethnically different women on their website (no guys in sight! lol). Now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, after all the company is targeted to female consumers. Nonetheless, I was all to happy to get my hands on these products as I had been thinking about purchasing something similar to the Kinky Curly line to help my fro manage the increased humidity and warmth.
Satin Roots: Before using the line, I experimented washing with a couple of different shampoos and found no real difference depending on what I used. After rinsing out the shampoo, I applied a generous portion of Satin Roots to my mane and let me tell you it was all good. The one exception is that the smell is SUPER sweet and floral. It smells candy-like but in a natural, I visited Willy Wonka’s Factory and had candy flowers, sort of way. To be honest, the scent is my only real downside to the product. It’s of medium thickness and glides on easily to hair. My mane soaked it right up and I was able to finger detangle within probably two minutes…easy. It’s super slippery which is much-needed when you have a fro like mine. All in all, I give it 4/5. This stuff is seriously good.
Coil Jam: I was most nervous about trying out the Coil Jam, as it is similar to Kinky Curly’s Curling Custard which can be tricky to get right in terms of amount used, etc. When I used KCCC many moons ago, I also found it difficult to apply because lots of it would slip right out my hands during application. Unexpectedly, Coil Jam has so far resolved all my problems with KCCC. I don’t know if I received a particularly good batch or what, but my product’s consistency is super smooth and I found it relatively easy to keep in my hands during application. The addition of Agave Nectar and various oils (coconut, olive, avocado, etc) really helps in product distribution and a strong shine factor. I’ve applied to soaking wet hair and my curls pop something serious with this stuff. It’s pretty awesome! 5/5
Curl ReFresh: This is my least favorite of the three products. While the ingredients are awesome and mimic the Coil Jam, I find the Curl ReFresh spray bottle is not that effective for distribution as it sort of comes out in a clumped spray pattern. I tried spraying some on my hands and rubbing it over my ends, which just worked alright. Then, I put about 2 tablespoons of the Curl ReFresh in a spray bottle with about 6 ounces of water in a different spray bottle and that works out a little better for me. 2/5
Overall Impression: All in all, I have to say that I’m really enjoying the Curly Kinks line and from my test uses, I feel it has defined itself as a good competitor for similar products like Kinky Curly. Moreover, the Coil Jam retails for significantly less than Kinky Curly’s Curling Custard which is a great deal! Personally, this has jumped to the top of my Summer hair must-have list and I’m excited to check out the rest of the line. For me, Curly Kinks definitely delivers on its promise of defined curls with medium hold. Check out some pictures of my results below!