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Review of Kynx Hair Products

Not Just for "Kynx"

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No doubt about it -- black hair care has more options than ever for all hair types and textures. Whether you wear yours chemically processed, natural, colored, curly or straight, there's a product out there for you. Now you can check out the Kynx brand to see if it offers you what your unique texture needs.

Softening Cream Cleanser

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This cleanser smells pleasant, but offers a light lather, so it was a little less creamy than I expected. Still, it's a decent shampoo that cleans the hair without leaving it feeling stripped.

Silky Kinks Hydrating Conditioner

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I'm a firm believer that you can never have enough good conditioners, of the rinse-out, leave-in and deep varieties, so I'm always willing to try a new conditioner. This one is comparable to other good products I've reviewed. It's great for detangling wet hair and left my hair feeling soft and moisturized. Out of all the products I tested in this line, this was the runaway favorite.

Refreshing Leave In Moisturizer

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If your hair is very dry, using a leave-in conditioner on a regular basis can help improve your moisture levels, leading to more supple, less breakage-prone tresses. I found this leave-in interchangeable with the Kink Cream (see below); the instructions for both are similar, and either works well as a prep on damp hair. This moisturizer is a thick liquid, perfect for coating hair in an even layer. While you can use it under styling products, you can also apply it alone -- it's a good choice for adding moisture without weighing down tresses.

Miracle Kink Cream

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Thick and rich, this cream may also be used as a leave-in. Alternately, use it as a setting lotion for flexi-rods, rollers or for twists, coils and braids. It may be a better option as a leave-in if your hair requires a creamier product than the Refreshing Moisturizer (above), but either product will work well as a post-shampoo and conditioning treatment.

Texture Defining Gel

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If you want to define your curls, then a good, water-based product is important. Many curl-defining products come in gel form like this one. My findings on the Texture Defining Gel are mixed. First, because everything else in this line smells so good, I expected the gel to smell similarly, but I admit I was kind of disappointed; it smelled a little too much like chemicals to me.

On the plus side, the formula is very thick, which is a good thing. At least you don't have to worry about gel dripping everywhere. It goes on clean and evenly, and very importantly, it doesn't flake or dry hard. This gel cut down on my frizz a little, but per the Current Buzz at the brand site, these products aren't designed to beat your curls or kinks into submission. If you love your natural texture, this gel won't change it, which is great if rocking a 'fro is important to you. You'll get a little bit of control without making your hair look like something it's not.

Buying Info

Visit the company's website to see all the products it has to offer, including everything reviewed here as well as a natural oil, and kits containing several products packaged together. You can also purchase directly from the site.

Bottom line: If you want nourishing products, but aren't concerned with a lot of definition, this is a good brand to try. It's better suited to natural hair than processed hair.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

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