Product Review: Kimble Bounce Back Curling Revitalizer

Kimble Hair Care System

Bounce Back Curling Revitalizer

8 oz $12.99

Available at Target, Amazon

ing: water, glycerin, PVP/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymer, polysorbate-20, propylene glycol, hydrolyzed human hair keratin, panthenol, extract of: yarrow, witch hazel, mallow, rosemary, horsetail, horse chestnut, dandellon, cotsfoot, sage, elder flower, hops, lavender, thyme, fennel & chamomile aloe vera gel, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, phenoxy-ethanol, magnesium sulfate, methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, disodium EDTA, benzophenone-4, FD&C Red #40, FD&C yellow #5, fragrance

what they say: Bounce back to vibrant, natural looking curls with Kimble Haircare Bounce Back Curl Revitalizer. This botanical-infused styling cream smoothes and boosts each individual ringlet, enhancing overall body and definition. Hair results in increased shine and dimension. Great for those with naturally curly hair.

This is another product that took sanctuary at my house after my girl T Payne gave it the boot.  She had picked up BBCR at Target looking for a good Wash-n-Go gel that she could find on the ground that was widely available.  We were both eager to try Kimble Hair Care System products because it is the product line of famed Kim Kimble and were proud that it was going to be carried in Target stores across the US, Black Girls Rock!  Anyway T Payne used the gel a few times and her results were less than stellar so she gave it to me to try.

The product is basically a glycerin hair gel that claims to moisturize, soften and define curls.  First, I tried it as a wash-n-go styler applied to damp hair alone.  In a few hours my hair dried frizzy and undefined, fail.  Next I tried on top of KBB Sweet Ambrosia to see if I could get better results.  My hair still did not look more defined so I applied KMF Upper Management Gel on top and got good results.  However I get good results with KBB and KMF without BBCR so that was also a no go.  Lastly I tried it on a chunky twist-out.  I applied the product to damp hair and twisted my hair into about 12 twists and let dry.  When I untwisted my hair was no more defined then when I just a leave-in condish, and it just turned big a frizzy.  No bueno.  Bottom line the BBCR just isn’t the one for me and really didn’t see a use for it.

My daughter tried it mixed with Eco Styler gel and it did help remove some of the crunch she gets from Eco Gel alone. However she can also get those same results by using an off the shelf curl activator at a much cheaper price.

While I really wanted to like this product and I gave it several chances to impress me it simply failed to do so.  I would not recommend the purchase of this product and would not purchase it in the future.


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10 thoughts on “Product Review: Kimble Bounce Back Curling Revitalizer

  1. A couple of years ago I had a sew-in weave. My stylist used Indian Remy Wet & Wavy and she recommend this product line. I used it for the first month, and just like your experience on natural hair, it was the same for my weave. An hour after applying the Bounce Back my hair was frizzy. Thanks for this review. I was curious about how it would work on my hair now that I’ve transitioned. I’ll save my money.

    • Yes I’ve heard that this product line was really good for weaves/wigs and wanted it to be good for natural hair also, unfortunately it just was not the case for me. Glad that I could help you save a few $

  2. I am so glad I am not the only one that had a not great experience with this product. This was def not great for my hair! If I hadn’t thrown away the receipt I surely would have returned it.

  3. I’m a curl type 3B (mixed race) and I absolutely hated this stuff. With my usual products, I get four, sometimes even five or six day hair before having to wash and restyle.

    With Kimbles BBCR, I have been waiting to wash my hair since the first day, but have forced myself to wait it out in hopes that maybe my hair would start to look better (it didn’t).

    I was initially excited because I had heard so many good things about Kimble products. So, I decided to not use “Twisted Sista”, and instead used Kimble’s BBCR with my usual products: Kinky Curly gel and the “Knot Today” detangling moisturizer.

    My results are as follows:
    Day One: Limp, greasy looking curls with A LOT of crunch (a definate minus. i am not a crunch fan)

    Day Two: VERY loose s-curls with lots of frizz. Attempted to rewet hair and apply more gel and kimble…still looked bad when it dried.

    Day Three(today): A few curls around my face. Nape of my neck has turned into a completely, frizzy, tangled mess. My roots are bushy and frizzy. Hair feels dry and unmoisturized to the touch. When I run my hands along the same tendril of hair, there’s literally a shower of white stuff (product). I’ve run my hands along that piece of hair 5 times and I STILL get a bunch of flying white stuff.

    Grade: F

    And now I’m on my way to wash my hair and use my tried and true products.

    • Agreed, I was really elated to use the product just based on name and rep. I am thankful I got it from a swap and did not pay for it. I am not really interested in trying Twisted Sista line either. I saw it at Walgreen’s I believe but it just seem like your average everyday product that has tried and failed. I’m sticking with my tried and true :)

  4. I actually get great results with BBCR…I didn’t use a leave-in, just applied to soaking wet hair, shingled with it, and sealed with a little olive oil. My hair type is mostly 4a with a little 3c in the front. I ended up doing a puff the next day, so I don’t think you can get 2nd-day hair…but this is the most moisturizing curl cream I’ve tried, especially for 4.99. My only complaint is that I go through the tube in 3 uses, so I’m going to mix the next tube I get with aloe vera gel to stretch it. Sorry to hear you guys didn’t have great experiences with it :-(

    • Every product isn’t for everyone, but I’m glad it worked for you. Make sure you take note of the ingredients in the product as these are things your hair loves. It will help you find similar products :)

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