KMF Upper Management - Want to love, but...
So... I bought Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel because I am looking for a low protein, glycerin/humectant-free gel. I conditioned with Tress Naturals (as usual), used a small amount of SM Curl Milk as leave-in (as usual), and then applied the new gel.
My hair seized up and felt dry and crunchy. It's a feeling similar to my hair's reaction to certain types of proteins, which I now avoid. The gel does have Panthenol, but my research is unclear about whether this is a protein. I also read that hyaluronic acid may cause that "instant dry when wet" feeling. Can anyone offer insight on what ingredients might cause this reaction?
I didn't rinse it out because I want to see what it looks and feels like when dry. If it dries okay, I'm wondering if I need to worry about the reaction when applied. Is it really sucking all the moisture from my hair?
I really want to like this product, but it's not lookin' good.
Water, Utrica Dioica (Nettle Leaf Extract), Calendula Officinalis, Chamomile Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethyl Glycinate, Yeast Extract, Panthenol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Grapefruit Extract