Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Coily-Kinky-Curly - The First Feedback!



We've been waiting patiently (and anxiously) for the cKc tester team to send us their feedback, and it's still trickling in, but here is the lowdown so far. We have heard back from 20 (out of 25) testers – and I am BOWLED OVER by all of the positive feedback!! Yay Curls!!

Lola and I are still going over the details and comments from our wonderful testers, but I'm so excited that I just have to share the 'headlines' with you!


Some members of the cKc team even sent us photos of their lovely tresses (like the gorgeous curls you see on this dedicated team member) – thank you!!

We asked our testers to send their feedback in 2 installments: the first after the using both products the first time, and the second after they finished the bottles.

Here are the First Use feedback results from the 20 responses we have received:

SHAMPOO
The shampoo is a mix of mild surfactants with guar, panthenol, silk proteins and hemp oil for extra conditioning. The shampoo has no added scent.

Did you like the scent?

Yes: 9   •   No: 2  •  Neutral: 8   •  n/a: 1

Was the shampoo easy to use?
Yes: 15  •  No: 5

Did the shampoo rinse out well?
Yes: 18  •   Yes and no: 1  •   n/a: 1

What did you think of the shampoo texture?
Too runny: 18  •  OK: 1  •  n/a: 1

A Few Quotes About the Shampoo
"I thought I would have to use a lot of it in order to get a good lather, but a little goes a long way. I was very impressed with it and it was a very clean feeling."

"I felt like I used too much shampoo because it was so runny."

"I prefer a mango or citrussy scent to unscented"

"The feel was slippery. It was low lather. Scalp felt very clean afterwards, and my hair didn't feel stripped."

"I am definitely experiencing less dryness than before (immediately after shampoo). I have notoriously dry hair and most shampoos make it worse."


CONDITIONER
The conditioner can be used as either a leave-in or rinse-out and has a mix of rosemary and lavender essential oils as scent. Testers were asked to experiment with which way (if any) worked for their hair.

Did you like the scent?

Yes: 15  •  No: 4  •  Neutral: 1

Did you like the feel?
Yes: 17  •  No: 1  •  Neutral: 2

Was the conditioner easy to use?
Yes: 17  •  No: 2  •  Neutral: 1

Did you like the texture?
Yes: 16  •  No: 1  •  Neutral: 2  •  n/a: 1

A Few Quotes About the Conditioner
"The conditioner is perfect as a deep treatment or rinse out."

"I tried the conditioner as a leave-in. LOVE!"

"My ends looked so much better."

"It was easier to comb through"

"I tried it under Kinky Curly Curling Custard. While I love KCCC, I find it to be quite a temperamental product that does not mix well with other products. So I knew I was taking a gamble when I tried to apply it over the leave-in. The result wasn't good."

"I think the texture of the conditioner is one of the best I've felt in a long time - so thick and creamy. It has a nice weight to it when used as a leave-in"

"There are people who like Lavender, unfortunately I am not one of them. And Rosemary makes me think of the kitchen so now I feel like a giant potato waiting to go into the oven."

"Loved the scent!!! Could smell it the whole time my hair was drying, and it was lovely getting little wafts of it when I moved!"

After Using Both Products
Was your hair more or less manageable after use?
More manageable: 14
No difference: 5
Less manageable: 1

Did your hair feel softer after use?
Yes: 14  •  No difference: 4  •  Stiffer: 1  •  n/a: 1

Did your hair feel more moisturized after use?
Yes: 14  •  No difference: 3  •  No: 1  •  n/a: 2

THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE 
Was the overall experience positive, negative or neutral?
Positive: 14  •  Neutral: 3  •  Negative: 0  •  n/a: 3

A Few Quotes About The First Experience
"My hair has a silky feel to it"

"It was a positive experience for my hair. Looking forward to trying it out some more. I also noticed my curls held better and the frizz was minimal."

"This was definitely a very very very positive experience."

"When are these going to hit the market?"

About What They Would Change
"There is nothing I would change, although I haven't made up my mind about the conditioner as a leave-in yet"

"I would add a scent to the shampoo, and make it thicker"

"Change the consistency of the shampoo - it's too runny!"

THANK YOU cKc Testers!!
 
I am now totally at the edge of my seat about what your second feedback will be!
AND
I hear you loud and clear about the shampoo texture and am already working on a solution!

Together, we shall make hair magic!

Whooosh!

Read About The development of these products
From Lise
Introduction
Lolas Initial Feedback
cKc Logo
Creating the Knot Busting base
The Case Continues
Calling All Curlies
Thanks for your interest!
cKc - Gathering the Team
cKc - Products are on The Way

Posts on the cKc Series From Lola

4 comments:

Natural Nigerian said...

I wish I had known about this before hand. I would have loved to be part of something that is obviously going to be big. Well done and all the best!

Lise M Andersen said...

Oooh I wish you had too Natural Nigerian! There may be upcoming use for more testers. I promise to update.
Thanks for your words of encouragement!

Carla said...

Thank you for letting me test the products. I had a great time with it and hope to be able to purchase them in the near future!

Lise M Andersen said...

My absolute pleasure Carla, and I do indeed promise to let everyone know as soon as we have these products available.