Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel?

LavenderNailsLavenderNails Registered Users Posts: 12
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?
3b - medium texture/ normal to high porosity/ medium density/ color treated

Shampoo - SM African Water Mint Shampoo/ Aussie Most Shampoo
RO/DC - Aussie Moist(HG)/ SM High Porosity Moisture Seal Masque
LI - Giovanni LI/ Mixed Chicks LI/ Ouidad Whipped Curls/ SM JBCO Strengthen and Grow LI
Styler - LAL Sport Gel/ LAL Mega Mega Hold Gel/ Ouidad Climate Control Gel (HG)/ TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier(HG)/ Lusti Naturals Twist and Lock Gel

Comments

  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    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.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    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!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    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.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    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.)
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • chloe92uschloe92us Registered Users Posts: 1,203 Curl Neophyte
    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.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Banned Users Posts: 940
    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.
  • yossarianyossarian Registered Users Posts: 967
    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 :(

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Registered Users Posts: 380
    I got the flash dry reaction too.
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    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. :dontknow:
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Registered Users Posts: 2,065 Curl Novice
    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.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    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.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • yossarianyossarian Registered Users Posts: 967
    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
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Registered Users Posts: 380
    wavydaze wrote: »
    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

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you for that link. I'll have to check it out!
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    yossarian wrote: »
    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.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • LavenderNailsLavenderNails Registered Users Posts: 12
    yossarian wrote: »
    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.
    3b - medium texture/ normal to high porosity/ medium density/ color treated

    Shampoo - SM African Water Mint Shampoo/ Aussie Most Shampoo
    RO/DC - Aussie Moist(HG)/ SM High Porosity Moisture Seal Masque
    LI - Giovanni LI/ Mixed Chicks LI/ Ouidad Whipped Curls/ SM JBCO Strengthen and Grow LI
    Styler - LAL Sport Gel/ LAL Mega Mega Hold Gel/ Ouidad Climate Control Gel (HG)/ TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier(HG)/ Lusti Naturals Twist and Lock Gel
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Registered Users Posts: 2,159
    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.
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • hambo02hambo02 Registered Users Posts: 480
    i looked for this gel today at whole foods and I guess mine doesnt carry it :(
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Registered Users Posts: 2,573 Curl Neophyte
    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.)
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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