Monday, October 8, 2012

KY Jelly (or generic equivalent)

Found at drugstores. The ingredients are similar to Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper.


  1. KY Jelly did not work for me. It did nothing to enhance my waves and left my hair feeling gross. It has been a while since I tried it, so I can't describe how it felt in my hair any more accurately then gross. Sorry about that. I know I just wanted to wash it out of my hair.

  2. This product is very simple - a thickener and glycerin (a humectant) are the main active ingredients. All the rest are preservatives and pH adjustors. If you want to try a curl-enhancing jelly without spending a lot of money, this is a good place to start. I use it under a strong-hold gel and apply a rounded teaspoon-sized blob to the sides, upper back, and lower back portion of my hair when it is quite wet and has some leave-in conditioner and scrunch a lot. Then add the same amount of strong-hold gel, scrunch some more, then use a towel to scrunch out the excess.
    This product gives my fine waves and curls shine, good definition and enhanced curl, a bit of softness. I was looking for a lightweight, store-bought product with no fragrance to use instead of homemade flaxseed gel when I want a change and this product works wonderfully!

  3. Like WS, I wanted something to rotate with my flaxseed gel. My 1st experiance with the KY was meh.. but it has potential. I didn't do my routine very well that day, so I am sure that had a lot to do with the so-so results. What I did notice was my hair was clumpy, defined, and very smooth and shiny and soft. It also kept my hair moisturized very well all day and my 2nd day hair was still very moisturized.

  4. 2B, fine, medium density, med-high porosity, normal elasticity

    This product gave me some curl enhancement, not as much as FSG, though. I liked it, but I couldn't deal with the frizz I was getting from the glycerin.