Kinky Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) is now one of the most popular “gels” in the world and for good reasons too! If you’ve heard about it a lot on social media and were wondering whether to invest in it, let me help you decide. Here is my review and some much-needed in-depth info about KCCC and using custards.

What is a curling custard for hair?

Were you wondering what is hair custard used for? Or what does a custard do? Yes! I had the same questions too. To explain, I will have to compare it to a plain gel, for example, Eco Styler.

Both pink Eco Styler and KCCC were my first gels when I started my CG journey in May 2017. Both these products differ totally from each other. Eco is just a gel, doing its gel job – giving you a hold, but KCCC? Oh my, it not only gives you hold but adds moisture with its oils and natural botanical ingredients.

Speaking of ingredients, if you have Eco Styler, stop using it. It has ETDA, and that’s a toxic baddie, so why take the risk? Eco styler is popular just because it’s so affordable, but if you wanted to go all natural, and get proper results, throw it, throw it away right now!

What’s inside Kinky Curly Curling Custard?

This product is free of all baddies! It’s pure, so pure that for a while I stored it in my fridge! You don’t have to do that; that’s just me being paranoid because it’s so clean!

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.

Kinky Curly Curling Custard Review

This was my first gel, ever! I was so desperate after my L’oreal salon hair treatment disaster I didn’t mind paying an exorbitant amount for this gel. Honestly, it wasn’t until recently that I figured how to use it right.

I never do first impressions, and you should never believe those, anyway. It takes a while to get to know the product. Besides, I have a responsibility here – to you. To give you in-depth information, I prefer working with the product for a few months before I review. So after using it for over 5 months, here is my review.

  • Purpose: Strong Hold
  • Texture: Gel
  • Fragrance: Sweet Vanilla-y, not overpowering but just enough to make you smell like a flower.
  • Recommended for: All Hair Types
  • CG-Safe? YES (yay!)
  • How long will it last? The 8oz tub can last up to 4 months with regular use, or more with less frequent use, obviously.
  • How much did I buy it for? 8oz tub for INR1,825.00 from Amazon, May 2017
  • Does it give a cast? Yes! A crazy cast if you use too much. Just “SOTC” – scrunch with an oil or a curl cream to break the cast for softer curls.
  • Bonus: It’s protein-free too!

My Kinky Curly Custard Results!

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How to use Kinky Curly Custard on short hair

Always read the product instructions, whether it’s on the product, on their social media channels or their official company website, boo. Here’s a video from official Kinky Curly company website, in case you missed it.

For best results apply KCCC to soaking wet, freshly washed hair – and cleansed with all natural CG products only!

My Preferred way to use KCCC : The Smasters Technique

The Smaster’s technique encourages better waves or curls. You apply all your products and diffuse until half dry. Then you wet your hands in the sink and apply a little bit curling custard or jelly again with wet palms (to avoid frizz) with praying hands method. Then you diffuse until fully dry or just air dry.

The way you apply KCCC is very, very different from how you apply your normal gels, ok? DON’T SCOOP! You dip your fingertips, take a tiny bit. Rub your palms together and use that to coat each section with praying hands method. So that’s why a little goes a long way with this curling custard. I’ve used it so many times the past 6 months and I still have half a tub left!

Anyway, KCCC works well if you follow the Smaster’s Technique since you need only a little gel to coat your hair, it clumps well and then the diffuser will help you get definition.

Here’s a video by  if you wanted to learn more about the Smaster’s Technique.

Kinky-Curly: Dos and Don’ts for Success

Nikki Walton, or popularly known as Curly Nikki is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Professional Blogger, Best-selling Author and basically a natural hair lover, just like me. Her website is one of the best resources I’ve ever seen for natural hair. Watch her fantastic video, I couldn’t have written it better!

What tips do you have for KCCC success?


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Author: Liz

Child of the King. Wife. Mother. Writer. Lover of all things sweet and honest.

4 Replies to “Kinky Curly Curling Custard Review & Results (Pictures & Videos!!)

  1. Hi Liz!
    First off, I want to say that I am LOVING your website. It is my go to for all things curly hair. Your product reviews, how to’s, and diagrams are so helpful for someone who is just starting the CG journey, like me! I had a question about how you do the Smasters technique with KCCC. When you apply gel for the first time (pre-diffusing) do you apply KCCC, or do you use an alternative beginning gel and then only Smasters with KCCC?
    Thank you again for making this website!!!

    1. Heyyy Paige! Thank you for devouring my website 🙂 I recently started using the Cantu Custard as an alternative to KCCC, i will use it a few months and review that too. For now tho it seems like a go-to option 🙂 Homemade flaxseed gel is another option, especially for the humid hot weather, FSG (use my recipe) and see how it helps you. Me? I do it on half-dried hair, praying hands and then leave the rest to dry.

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