Skirts and Giggles


Drowning in Hair Goop: Curling Up with KMS by Alison
December 16, 2008, 10:32 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, Brook asked me if there has ever been a hair product that I am truly satisfied with. Not really, just products that frustrate me less. Even the good ones don’t guarantee a good hair day: for the maniacally curly haired, good hair days are the product of some mystical alchemy involving the proper convergence of product, humidity, hormones, and the phases of the moon. However, there are a few products that are more likely to make my hair pretty than not, and my current favourite is KMS California’s Curlup control creme.

I came by it accidentally: my mom and I were in Winnipeg for a wedding and she had forgotten to pack an appropriate hair product. So she bought this one, which served its purpose for the wedding, but she didn’t like how it made her hair feel crispy the next day, so she gave it to me (her hair is quite a bit finer than mine). But it does nothing of the sort to my hair – one of my favourite things about the Control Creme is that my hair looks great the day after I wash my hair (I only wash my hair every two or three days, so this is an important function in a hair product). On the day of washing, Control Creme provides impressive curl definition (this is one of the best products I’ve ever used for curl definition, actually) and decent shine. The next day, it’s more manageable than usual, and the shine usually stays.

The texture is a bit thick for my liking, but a little goes a long way, and it doesn’t have the gluey quality that thick frizz controllers sometimes have. It also smells very pleasant: the bottle says it’s supposed to smell like orange and mint, and I guess it sort of does, but it’s not overwhelming either way.

My main issue with KMS is the price tag: $22 for 150 mL. Not terrible for higher end hair goop, but still. Or maybe I’m just cheap.

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