Okay so I was pleasantly surprised. Let me first start out by saying I didn't have high expectations for the Hair Rules products. There are a slew of products that claim to elongate and combat shrinkage for kinky, 4A/B hair types. So far, the best product for me has been Kinky-Curly Custard (KCC), but the sticky factor sucks. And now there is the Hair Rules. I used the aloe grapefruit purifying shampoo, daily cleansing cream, quench deep conditioner, and the kinky curling cream. I am actually impressed with the results. The products are all creamy and the cleansing cream is AMAZING. The minute it touched my hair, my curls instantly softened. After applying the kinky curly cream, I sat under the dryer for about 10 minutes.
The one issue I have is that you need to use a lot of the kinky curly cream. The front and top came out very cute but I don't think that I used enough in the back. Right now they are running a special on kinky curly cream (BOGO), so I am definitely going to order some. But I am going to stick with my current shampoos and conditioners; I don't want to go overboard and spend a ton of money.
Now, the ingredients are not ideal. The second ingredient in the kinky curly cream is mineral oil. My hair is still drying, but since the front and top are dry, I used some Baby Buttercreme to soften it up. I think if I do this again, and use more product, I will get the result that I want. I am also tempted to use both KCC and kinky curly cream to see what kind of results I get.
Bottom line: KCC gave me much more curl definition (see picture below) but kinky curly cream doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky. I am going to try a mix and see what I get!