I've used Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme in the past and it works great with a braid out on Maria's 3C curls. No frizz, lots of shine, and lots of defined waves and it will stay like that for several days. I just don't like the build-up. So, I got my Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion in the other day and washed Maria's hair with Kinky-Curly Knot Today, rinsed, and then re-applied the Knot Today. I layered Curls in a Bottle over that and then the Smoothing Lotion on top of that. I diffused and it looked good initially. After school, it had shrunk to her ears and didn't feel good at all. It's fairly simple to assume I will not be using that combo again. I got a spray bottle out and started sectioning for her braids. I do medium sized ones. About 7. I would get the hair wet, comb it out, and then apply the smoothing lotion. I applied about a dime size amount to each section. Those braids have been in her head for 4 days. I just took them out and I have a few pics of the result. It looks nice. I applied more smoothing lotion throughout the hair for more moisture and suspect I will have to do so tomorrow. This product claims to be a moisturizing leave in conditioner and I would agree. Her hair has been in those braids and it was still nicely moisturized. 3C hair is extremely dry and needs lots of moisture. LOTS! It's real hard to achieve, I tell ya.
This hair down here is Kinky-Curly Knot today layered with the Kinky-Curly Curling Custard. This looks like it might be day 2 hair. I can't remember. I love this look but it's still really dry. I'm hoping I can add in the Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion to this hair for moisture.