Product Review: Knot Today

An ode to a detangler:

Dear Knot Today,

I went to Ricky’s one day and we found ourselves staring at each other in the aisle. You were laying down the charm and I found myself weakened as I reached out for your bottle. I wondered if you would be the one to turn my life around and treat my curls the way they should be.

I wondered if my honey’s sister was right. Should I give someone like you a chance? I mean your packaging was alright, your words were convincing, you even wanted to condition my curls as you detangled. You promised to set my life in order.

I’m sure you hear this all the time, but you are great. You are something special (tangent: has anyone seen the short film Validation on YouTube?) You caressed my hair as if it were your own and never let me down.

Even as my faith faltered when you got super creamy when I was brushing my hair, you did not falter. Soon (ten minutes to be exact), my hair was brushed and I was happy. No longer did my biceps and neck hurt with the side dish of throbbing temples from brushing my hair. No – you are the real thing.

Yaya + Knot Today = LUV 4EVR


Product Story:
KNOT TODAY TM 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 TM 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.

Review (5 highest, 1 lowest):
Packaging:
4 out of 5 (to the point)
Price: 4 out of 5 ($12.99 at Ricky’s $12 on website)
Quality: 5 out of 5

Overall: 5 out of 5

My Verdict:

Like I said in my original post y’all. It’s not often that I find a detangler that works right. I have me some crazy hair and this detangler/conditioner stuck around and delivered on its promise. 10 minutes of brushing hair might be excessive to some, but I have that to compare to my normal 40 minute brushing. Yes 40. The conditioner keeps your hair soft and it smells good. I used it and sprayed light hair spray over it and went out, and had commercial worthy curls all night and then all morning (you know how we do in NY!).

So hear this ladies and gents of the jury, if a knot is what you got – tell them, Knot Today!

New Hair Products!

Hi ya’ll!!

So 2 things about me:

  1. I have very curly hair. I love love love it, and usually don’t style it much more than clip up, or leave down. The curl is most of the style. I don’t straighten it (in my whole life I’ve only done it twice… if that says anything) and I have learned to work with it (imagine my childhood lol).
  2. I’m not much of a different products person. Shampoo and conditioner for my hair require severe loyalty (hello Dove and Pantene). I buy a million and one different products that I don’t need, and then in accordance, don’t use. Other hair products like gel, hair spray, and mousse (use one of the three on a regular basis to tame the frizz-monster) don’t require loyalty, as most of them suit me just fine – so that is usually left up to price.

With that in mind. I have ventured out of my comfort zone this week and decided to try two products.

First – hello discount.

While using my $4 off $20 at CVS, I found a new shampoo from Organix with a free trial coupon attached to it (they know me so well). Of all the flavors/scents, I really liked the Pomegranate Green Tea Shampoo. The free trial reimburses you for up to $6.99 so long as you send in all the stuff within 30 days of purchase. The shampoo in my favorite flavor had to cost more of course. So it was $7.39. After mail in rebate it is $.40. I think I can handle that.

Here’s what they claim on their site:

Organix Revitalizing Pomegranate Green Tea Collection

• Luxurious Sulfate-Free Formulas • Organic Active Ingredients • Amazing Scents
Why We Love It…It’s thoroughly sensual, exotic, unique and totally intoxicating.
Why You Want It…An alluring, revitalizing, antioxidant rich blend of Pomegranate extracts and Green Tea for a provocatively irresistible experience which will have your hair craving for more.
What’s In It For You…Luscious antioxidant rich Pomegranate extracts and Green Tea target dry and brittle hair while awakening follicles to create a luxurious and revitalizing experience, adding a brilliant and luminescent shine.
What’s it in…Organix® bottles are eco-friendly, manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. All labels are printed utilizing environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals.
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Revitalizing Pomegranate Green Tea Shampoo & Conditioner
Revitalize your senses with sensual and exotic antioxidant rich organic pomegranate extracts and green tea which target dry and brittle hair, while awakening follicles to create a clean and rejuvenating experience, adding a brilliant and luminescent shine. It’s an alluring, revitalizing, antioxidant rich blend of Pomegranate extracts and Green Tea for a provocatively irresistible experience, which will have your hair craving for more.

And second! After watching me huff and puff through working the knots and what have yous out of my hair this weekend, my honey’s sister asked if I used a detangler. I said I had tried a few only to have seen it fail on my hair and had to donate them to better homes. With that, I stumbled upon a company named Kinky-Curly in Ricky’s this week and saw a detangler that served double duty as a leave-in conditioner also. I figured if it doesn’t detangle, at least it will still have a purpose!

Here’s their claim from their site:

KNOT TODAY TM 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 TM 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.

So stay tuned my dears.
I will try these out in the upcoming week
and will let you know what happens.