I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I just used Knot Today and KCCC this morning on unwashed hair, and it turned out great, as usual. It actually looked BETTER than usual with the extra products on my hair...it didn't dry crispy or stiff. (I had baggied overnight with conditioner and oils in my hair.)I too was looking forward to this challenge. Let me tell you -this newbie had a horrible encounter with some gel. Whatever you do if you use gel, be sure you hot oil treat your hair first. Also, before you change styles after wearing gel, wash it out with shampoo if your going to use some KCCC for your next style because KCCC doesn't play well with others.
I have a huge set-back after making this mistake, so learn from my error and save your hair! I lost about 2 FIST FULLS of hair from breaking and cutting there was matting and tangling galore! It was a nightmare. I still have a small section that is tangled right now and I may have to cut it out. :-( if this detangling ghee doesn't help me. I've been DC'ing and trying hot oil treatments, this is the only other think I can think of. I really don't want to cut it because its in a bad area...Wish me luck.
Some tips I could offer:
--Always use Knot Today underneath KCCC.
--Always use on soaking wet hair, as per the directions.
--Keeping my hair moisturized at all times means that my hair is always soft and tangle-free.
--I DC underneath my steamer twice a week...I believe this has greatly improved my hair's slip, porosity, and moisture levels. Those of us who steam regularly rarely experience tangles.
--Products with algae are great for removing tangles. All of my Komaza products contain algae, and they immediately loosen any knots.
--If all else fails, a watery leave-in with silicone is a great idea. The Ellin LaVar DetangleMist is sold at CVS (it's inexpensive) and it is the most amazing instant detangler I've ever used. It's definitely worth a shot before you cut out those matted sections.