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Old 10-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
 
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Default Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel?

I've been thinking of trying this product for a while. I've never been a big fan of gel but I'm finding that I need something with a bit more hold and to keep frizzes at bay. Not TONS of hold, I still want my hair to move and be soft, but some.

So how do you like this gel? What's the hold like? How well does it work with leave-ins?
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I love Kiss My Face Upper Management! It's one of my favourites!

It's a thick gel, which helps hold my curls in place while my hair dries, but the crunch scrunches out easily for me. The smell is very light and citrusy. I suspect that it closes the cuticles of my hair because when I apply it, I can feel a big difference in my hair, but that's my impression, not a scientific observation. The price tag is very attractive also.
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FYI there was a recent formula change. It now has glycerin I believe.

I tried the old formula and it wasn't for me. It flash-dried like crazy, making application difficult and uneven and I ended up with frizz in high dews (bc of the aloe and panthenol and hyaluronic acid undoubtedly).

I can't say anything about the new formula. Since it has glycerin, I have to avoid it.

Good luck!
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I wonder what on earth is so much different about our hair properties that your hair flash dried when you applied KMFUM. My hair is fine and low porosity too, and it definitely doesn't dry out when I use it, but stays sopping wet, and takes the usual hours to dry.
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Sorry to respond twice, but I wonder if you can tell me, is the packaging the same on the new formula? (I'm wondering if I should be looking for old stock, and that would be easier if it's not the same packaging.)
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #6
 
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I have the old formula without glycerin, and I like it. Its texture is good for clumping, but I do have to use another gel on top. If you're looking for a light/medium hold, it would be a good one to try.
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I wonder what on earth is so much different about our hair properties that your hair flash dried when you applied KMFUM. My hair is fine and low porosity too, and it definitely doesn't dry out when I use it, but stays sopping wet, and takes the usual hours to dry.
I get the same flash dry effect. It's like it sucks the water out of my hair and it makes it very frizzy and difficult to apply.
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I get the same flash dry effect. It's like it sucks the water out of my hair and it makes it very frizzy and difficult to apply.
+1. I had seen so many good reviews, & decided to pick up a couple of bottles of the old formula when I heard it was being changed. Sadly, it left my fine, LP hair very frizzy and undefined

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I got the flash dry reaction too.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #10
 
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I wonder what on earth is so much different about our hair properties that your hair flash dried when you applied KMFUM. My hair is fine and low porosity too, and it definitely doesn't dry out when I use it, but stays sopping wet, and takes the usual hours to dry.
Not sure, considering we're basically hair twins. Assuming we're using the same formula, one variable might be the traces of the ROs we use and how they interact with the gel.
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Sorry to respond twice, but I wonder if you can tell me, is the packaging the same on the new formula? (I'm wondering if I should be looking for old stock, and that would be easier if it's not the same packaging.)
All Natural Upper Management Styling Gel from Kiss My Face

From the site it looks like the packaging is the same. Best check the ingredients.
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it looks like the packaging is the same
Well, that's a bummer. Now I wonder about the KMFUM I got the last time I ordered from VitaCost.
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Well, that's a bummer. Now I wonder about the KMFUM I got the last time I ordered from VitaCost.
I ordered mine (old formula) from DrVita, and according to the ingredient listing on their website it's still the glycerin-free version.

Kiss My Face Styling Gel Upper Management® -- 8 fl oz | DrVita.com
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Sorry to respond twice, but I wonder if you can tell me, is the packaging the same on the new formula? (I'm wondering if I should be looking for old stock, and that would be easier if it's not the same packaging.)
All Natural Upper Management Styling Gel from Kiss My Face


From the site it looks like the packaging is the same. Best check the ingredients.
When I saw this at Whole Foods it was in a white bottle. How odd

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Thank you for that link. I'll have to check it out!
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it looks like the packaging is the same
Well, that's a bummer. Now I wonder about the KMFUM I got the last time I ordered from VitaCost.
I ordered mine (old formula) from DrVita, and according to the ingredient listing on their website it's still the glycerin-free version.

Kiss My Face Styling Gel Upper Management® -- 8 fl oz | DrVita.com
You can't trust that a website has changed the ingredients list with a reformulation. Most don't pay attention to such things. They just aren't as "picky" about ingredients as we are. I'd email them and ask (I do that when I know there's a reformulation) and see. Usually, that gives them the "clue" that they need to change the ingredient list.

If you remember the Deva debacle from about four years ago. The changed the formula, but didn't change the labels. Thought it didn't matter and wanted to use up the old ones.
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it looks like the packaging is the same
Well, that's a bummer. Now I wonder about the KMFUM I got the last time I ordered from VitaCost.
I ordered mine (old formula) from DrVita, and according to the ingredient listing on their website it's still the glycerin-free version.

Kiss My Face Styling Gel Upper Management® -- 8 fl oz | DrVita.com
Thanks for the link! I ordered right away when I saw the free shipping. I guess I'll see whether it's the old or new formula. I don't think my hair has issues with glycerin so hopefully it won't be a problem.
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LOL at the Deva debacle - I remember that Kathymack. I tried the old formula as well of the Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel and didn't have much luck. Seemed to make my hair crispy and stringy no matter how much I used.
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i looked for this gel today at whole foods and I guess mine doesnt carry it
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It appears that a lot of places are out of stock right now, probably waiting for the new formula (which is in a white tube) to come in, so there's a good chance that's the case at your Whole Foods.

Unfortunately, the new formula is quite a bit different, so it's hard to say how it will perform in comparison to the old one. I'm trying to find old stock, since I know that was right for my hair. (If anyone has unloved KMFUM they want to get rid of, please let me know.)
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