Although my hair was frizz free with lots of texture definition, as seen in this photo the product initially left a white residue on my hair after applying which dissolved into a nice shine after about 15mins after I applied it to my freshly co-washed, micro fiber towel dried hair. I noticed after using it for a few days on my pony puff it does leave build up. This is the only product in my hair in this photo. In the one below I have it only in the puff.
I actually like the results I get from both leave-in conditioners. I must say after writing this review and noticing that mineral oil is used in TGD I would have to stick with my ole faithful KCKT. I learned for my own hair care to look at the first 4 ingredients as key factors in how "natural" the product truly is. Both products first 4 key ingredients are natural. KT's are all organic which I luv and the marshmallow root and slippery elm explain why detangling is so easy with it. TGD's first 4 are Water, Vitamin E, Olive Oil, and Shea Butter which explains the heaviness on my hair and the reason it was not easily removed with co-washing. I rarely use butters and pomades for this reason and opt for leave-ins, hair milks, and lotions. It depends on the style for the most part as to what products I opt for.
I would use TGD
again as a back up for KCKT if need be. The end results of both products were nice however, TGD gives my hair more frizz free curl definition and length retention than the KCKT once my hair air dried.
I will continue to promote Kinky Curly Knot Today as being my fave natural leave-in!