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KMS California Curl Up Control Creme

5.1 fl oz / 150 ml | Styler

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Product Rating: 3.52 Curls (Rated 4/5 based on 23 reviews) Login to add your review

A refreshing creme that bundles hair into soft sexy curls while controlling frizz.
Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I'm in the middle with this one. I'm 2b/3a, fine hair, high density, medium porosity. This defines my waves very well and I get pretty good clumping (called "bunching" by KMS); however, it doesn't control my frizz. It is quite thick, so I wet my hands first before emulsifying, and that helps a lot with application. I have found I have to put gel on my outer layers and along my part first, in order to keep the frizz away. I don't think I would buy again, but I will finish it now that I know what products to cocktail with.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

This stuff is amazing! My new HG product. My curls are bouncy, soft, frizz free, and shiny when I use this. My curl cocktail: Ouidad botanical boost, kms curl cream, and a little Paul Mitchell wax works to finish...my hair is never weighed down or sticky with this combo.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

I understand why this is recommended for 3a/3b hair, but for fine hair, it definitely weights them down too much and leaves a lot of build-up.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

This product delivers! :) My curls are soft, moisturized and very defined. Repurchasing for sure!

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

Not sure if I put too much in, but my hair felt really hard after putting this in. I felt like I had so much build up and felt kind of gross. My curls still were frizzy, but they were defined so I guess that is something. Not the right product for me!

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

This might be a 3-4 Curl rated product if it wasn't so over-priced. It doesn't do anything to my hair that I don't get from a 6 oz. tube of curl cream from Sally's that costs under $7.00. For me, I think this cream is almost "too softening", so it can be applied only once during the between-cleansing stages. This can feel oily, rather than moisturizing, which takes spring from my hair, and invites frizz. It has virtually 0 hold, but it does allow curls to shape nicely while drying. If used with a diffuser, I get a frizz halo, so air-drying is a must with this cream. I find this does not reactivate with water or refresher spray, and instead, feels oily. If your hair works well with heavy oils for styling, this might be exactly what you're looking for, but I think the combo of sesame, soybean, and lanolin oils, on top of cetyl and lanolin alcohols, is just too much for my hair.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I'm going right in the middle for this product. It didn't work amazingly for me in low dews - made my hair feel coated, dry, and frizzy after a couple of hours. Did form nice clumps, though. I also REALLY hated the smell - kind of creamsicle-ish? I'm going to try this product again in the higher dews to see if it works better then.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

Made my curls more relaxed. By the end of the day I had to pull my hair back because it got really frizzy. I tried it again but this time applied a bit more and it made my hair look greasy. I guess not for my hair.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I liked the curls this product created for my hair. Second day hair felt a bit sticky for me.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I've been using this for the past few years because it holds better than any cream/pomade/gel product I've tried. I'm 3b/c and tend to sport a lot of frizz when I don't have any product in. The only issue I have with this product is the price! Expensive! Especially when I go through a tube every other month.

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

a big no to my hair! it smells great and all but just didn't work for my 4a curls

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I was looking for a product to hold my hair and this one did. I used a silver dollar sized amount on my damp hair and rubbed it all over my hair. I then twisted my hair then put a little more on some of the ends of my twists. After my hair dried and I took the twists down I noticed that my hair was held by the product, but it was also easy to separate my twists to get a fuller look. No crunchiness, no residue, nice smell. In fact, I have been sleeping on my twist out (with a satin scarf over it) and in the morning, I just pull the curls out a bit and it looks fine. People have said that my hair looks moisturized and that it feels soft.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This did awesome, great curl definition and hold. You can use just a dab so it will last a while. And during humid days, it really helped with no frizz. Works for me.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I got great results on the first day. Well formed, natural, bouncy curls. Great shine, the smell is suttle and fades during, which is great for people sensitive to odors (migraine sufferers). No frizz, great texture, good moisture. The second time I used it the results were a bit less optimal: curls were a bit more stringy and a bit more of a wet look. I think the product it activated best by heat. Therefore possibly it works best by diffuisng with blow dryer as opposed to air drying. Still a keeper.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This product is great and a little goes a looong way. Moisturized my thick curls and my hair was shiny and with no frizz all day. I can do without the greasy feel, though.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

This was the first curly product I used when I decided to stop straightening my hair, and it remains one of my staples. It's very rich and creamy, so it works best for somebody with thick, coarse hair like me. Beautifully defined, hydrated curls. This product doesn't have any hold, so works best with a gel/mousse as a finishing touch. I also love using this after applying my leave-in conditioner (Redken Fresh Curls Spin Control) for maximum hydration and frizz control.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This product works is pretty good. Its really expensive compared to other stuff out there. Its smells amazing [orange-y and minty] but only lasts a month or two. =/ Wish i could afford it... Also, after a couple hours hair starts to frizz...

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

I love this product and it smells good. It moisturizes my hair and gives it a fsoft not hard hold. Myy only complaint is that it's so hard to find in stores

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

This is my favorite product. It gives my curls great shape, hold, and no frizz. Great smell. It is easy to distribute and work well with my gel for extra. This is my savior product for my curly hair.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I liked this cream. It helped with curl formation and frizz. And it smells great - like oranges.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

3b hair,great product. cocktail with silksheen shaping creme for best effect. amounts will depend on hair thickness. will feel heavy at first but dries nicely.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

Nice curl shape and shine. Bad frizz from the get-go that increased thru the day.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

A had decent luck with this one. Bouncy curls.

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Acetate, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Isopropyl Myristate, Lanolin Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Butyl Stearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Maize Starch, Panthenol, Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Quaternium-60, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Acetamide MEA, Chitosan, Lactic Acid, Oleyl Acetate, Polyquaternium-11, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitol, Dimethicone Copolyol, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzophenone-4, Fragrance/Parfum, Red 4/CI 14700, Yellow 5 CI 1914
Ingredient Attributes: moisture, frizz control, anti-humectant