KMS California is a professional brand of hair styling products  that's been around since 1976! Created by passionate biochemists inspired by the idea of new and innovative hair care regimes, KMS has a product for every hair type, style and haircare concern. The products are created by stylists for stylists and of course the everyday client! All KMS products are gentle enough for daily use on color-treated hair. All of the packaging material KMS California uses is recyclable. KMS tests products on stylists, clients, friends,  family and never animals. This is a  fun, exciting and progressive line that cares, and has a product out there for every hair type! I checked out three of their products recently, and loved them all! Check out my full review below.

KMS: Hair Stay Anti Humidity Seal

When the weather heats up, your style can suffer. Frizz, unwanted unruliness, and flyaways can be a real pain. Extra heat styling to prevent this can cause damage to the hair even more-so, giving you even worse results. KMS created Hair Stay Anti Humidity Seal for these issues exactly. The product protects hair against heat, provides an insane 24-hour weatherproofing finish, gives the hair a light shine finish, and protects hair from frizz brought on by humid weather.

Brand's Official Product Description: "24-hour weatherproofing for finished looks. Shields hair from frizz. Provides a shiny, weightless finish. Provides heat protection. Shake. Spray 10-12" (25-30 cm) from dry hair to seal in finished style."

My Personal Product Description: A lightweight, non-sticky anti-humidity spray that preserves your style without weighing it down. Not overbearing, yet effective and long lasting. Great for keeping hairstyles kept up in hot weather, or a great addition when paired with other styling aids to keep your style in place. Mist it over your finished look to maintain it throughout the day.

Ingredients: Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Trisiloxane, Pentane, Dimethicone, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Extract, Lactic Acid, Punica Granatum Extract, Malic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Fragrance / Parfum.

Packaging: This product comes in a blue metal spray bottle with a black cap. It doesn't seem to clog at all, and the cap fits snugly on the bottle. No difficulty with the package at all, and no difficult using it. Easy to mist when using it on your finished look. Bottle stands up sturdy, and doesn't tip. Packaging is modern yet simple. Doesn't seem to leak at all either. No qualms here.  5/5
 


Price:
This product is professional grade styling aid does come with a higher price tag due to this at about $13.99 -$20.00 a 4.1oz  bottle depending on where you purchase it. You get a decent amount in the can however and don't need much each usage so you'll get your money's worth. It should last you a while. This product is worth the price , as it truly does seem to retain your style and combat humidity based frizz with no residue. 5/5



Accessibility:
KMS California is a professional based line, so it is only sold to professional stylists, or sometimes online from licensed providers. You'll either have to get your stylist to get it for you, purchase it from a salon or order it as a professional licensed stylist. I have seen some online, but of course with professional brands you never know what you're getting online unless it comes from a reputable source. I would just purchase it from a salon or stylist. I have my license so I purchased mine at a Cosmprof Store. It was easy to find inside of the store, and they had the entire line of KMS products there. 5/5

Smell: The smell of this product when you first spray it does smell a bit like alcohol however after you let it dissipate a few seconds it smells lightly floral, and possibly a hint of watermelon, but it is not really a noticeable scent. It does smell pleasant, and doesn't smell bad, but doesn't really smell like anything strong and perfume-like either. If you like subtle scents you may prefer this. 4/5


Product Texture:
This is an aerosol product. When used it doesn't provide any sticky residue, or any waxy residue. This is nice, because the product just focuses on protecting your style against humidity and frizz, so it won't layer over-top of the other products you already have in the hair like hairspray. This product has a smooth, light finish and texture and is not noticeable, but does the job perfectly. Not detectable, just efficient! 5/5




Product Performance:
This product truly did the job! It diminished the frizz in my hair significantly when out in the sun and it gave my hair a pleasant shine without adding any sticky or waxy residue to it. I also loved that it had a heat protectant in it. Easy to use, and did exactly what it claimed it would. My style definitely stayed put much longer than it would have, and this product didn't make my hair harder to manage or weighed down. 5/5



Special Features of this Product:
This anti-humidity spray includes a heat protectant, and light shine! 24 Hour anti-humidity seal!

Travel Size: No, does not come in travel size.

Can you use for everyday Use?: YES! This product is for everyday protection against humidity, and helps preserve your style.

Animal Testing?: No animal testing on this!


Recycled materials?: YES, the bottle is made from recycled materials! 

Tips and Tricks with this product: Mist this product over your finished style, and layered on top of your other products for style protection in humid weather and anti-frizz benefits.

Overall Review: If you're looking for a great aerosol product to preserve your style, remain lightweight, and combat frizz all while protecting your hair against heat as well KMS Hair Stay Anti-Humidity Seal is it! This product won't interfere with your style by weighing it down, but will give it all of the preservation benefits that an anti-humidity product should. No negatives here. This product didn't make my hair more unruly after I styled it, and absolutely did aid in preserving it all day.
5/5



KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry

Blowing your hair dry can seem to take forever, especially if you're running late to work or prepping a style for the runway, or just a night out. How can you dry your hair faster without damaging it by heat? KMS created Free Shape Quick Blow Dry for all of your blow out needs. This product is sort of a must have, as it speeds up your blow drying time up to a whopping %50 faster all while conditioning the hair lightly, and reducing damaging friction caused by hot tools.

Brand's Official Product Description: "Faster drying and light conditioning. Speeds up drying time up to 50%. Reduces friction while conditioning lightly. Provides heat protection. Spray onto towel-dried hair as a last step before blow drying. Style as usual."

My Personal Product Description: A lightweight, formula used on towel dried hair that decreases your blow-dry time. Leaves the hair subtly shiny, and more protected against the damaging heat of your hot tools. Leaves no residue, and makes styling faster and more time efficient. Us as your last step before blow drying. Rhodiola Watermint (known for thermal stress protection, cooling and refreshing). Upper phase - silicone for instant conditioning. Lower phase - caring ingredients in a special solvent mixture (speeds up the blow drying process).

Ingredients: Water, Trisiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Methylal, Panthenol, Glycerin, Benzophenone-4, Lactic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Mentha Aquatica Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Malic Acid, Ceteartrimonium Chloride, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, PEG/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Ammonium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-11, PCA, Tartaric Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Limonene, Red 33 (CI 17200), Blue 1 (CI 42090)

Packaging: This product comes in a clear, plastic spritz bottle with a black cap. The nozzle doesn't clog, and the cap fits snugly on the bottle. No difficulty with the package at all, and no difficult using it. Easy to spritz when using it on  towel dried hair before blow drying. Bottle stands up sturdy, and doesn't tip. Packaging is modern yet simple, like most of the KMS products. Doesn't seem to leak at all either. No qualms here. Comes in smaller sizes also perfect for travel.  5/5
 


Price:
This product is professional grade styling aid does come with a higher price tag due to this at about $21.00 a 6.8oz  bottle depending on where you purchase it. Again, as with the anti-humidity seal, you do get a decent amount in the spritz bottle and don't need much each usage so you'll get your money's worth. A little goes a long way. It should last you a while. This product is worth the price , as it truly does reduce your blow dry time while simultaneously creating a more hair-healthy experience while you dry your hair, by protecting the hair from the heat of the dryer. 5/5




Accessibility:
KMS California is a professional based line, so it is only sold to professional stylists, or sometimes online from licensed providers. You'll either have to get your stylist to get it for you, purchase it from a salon or order it as a professional licensed stylist. I have seen some online, but of course with professional brands you never know what you're getting online unless it comes from a reputable source. I would just purchase it from a salon or stylist. I have my license so I purchased mine at a Cosmprof Store. It was easy to find inside of the store, and they had the entire line of KMS products there. 5/5

Smell: The smell of this product is fruity and floral. Very feminine and summery, possibly some citrus scents in there. Noticeable but not overbearing. Very light, pleasant and alluring. Not strong, and not an attack on the senses. 5/5



Product Texture: This is a wet, spritz product. When used it doesn't leave your hair sticky, unpliable, hard or waxy. This is another amazing product because it isn't annoyingly detectable due to the texture, but it is extremely noticeable in its efficiency to dry the hair faster. Your hair will dry so, so much faster, feel smoother, look healthier, and be less frizzy all without feeling heavier. Great undetectable texture, great results. 5/5




Product Performance:
This product truly did dry my hair so much faster, and didn't make my hair dry, unruly, hard, or heavy. It made my hair smoother, shinier, made styling easier, and also gave it a light pleasant scent. I felt like it definitely protected my hair efficiently against my blow dryer, all while working with my blow dryer to decrease my styling time. 5/5



Special Features of this Product:
This spritz features natural Rhodiola Watermint which is known for thermal stress protection. The product also is seperated, when you see it in the bottle. This is due to it's two phases. Upper phase - silicone for instant conditioning. Lower phase - caring ingredients in a special solvent mixture (speeds up the blow drying process).

Travel Size: Yes, comes in travel size.

Can you use for everyday Use?: YES! This product is for everyday blowdry use on wet hair.

Animal Testing?: No animal testing on this!


Recycled materials?: YES, the bottle is made from recycled materials! 

Tips and Tricks with this product: Mist this product over towel dried hair while mixed with a wet, light hold styling cream OR a volumizing spritz like KMS Add Volume Volumizing Spray for reduced styling time, smoother hair, heat protected hair, a subtle shine and salon blow-out results.

Overall Review: If you're looking for a great product to use on wet hair to improve your blow-dry results this could very well be it. You'll spend less time drying your hair, less time styling, less time worrying about heat damage and have more fun getting smooth, healthy, shiny results with this product. So easy to use, great subtle scent, and immediately noticeable, positive results.
5/5



KMS Add Volume Volumizing Spray
Hate voluminous mousse and hairspray? Don't know how else to add volume to your look? KMS created Add Volume Volumizing Spray for wet hair, spritz applications that give volume to your look all without heavy creams, mousse or hairspray. It's layerable too! So you can add as little or as much volume and light hold as your want to your blowout.

Brand's Official Product Description: "Buildable volume and fullness. Gives hair up to 70% more volume. Intense fullness. Provides heat protection. Alcohol free. Work through towel-dried hair and blow dry. Layer more for added volume."

My Personal Product Description: A layerable, customizable blow-dry spritz gel that allows you to create your own level of fullness without the feel of heavy product weighing down the hair. Hair looks more voluminous, full and lively. Protects against your blow dryer all while improving your blow-out look.

Ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, VP/VA Copolymer, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Benzophenone-4, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Malic Acid, Carbomer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Laureth-23, Trideceth-9, Glycerin, PCA, Tartaric Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance / Parfum, Orange 4 / C.I. 15510, Green 3 / C.I. 42053, Red 33 / C.I. 17200, Ext. Violet 2 / C.I. 60730.

Packaging: This product comes in a clear, plastic spritz bottle with a black cap. The nozzle doesn't clog even though this is a gel product. The cap fits snugly on the bottle. No difficulty with the package at all, and no difficult using it. Easy to spritz when using it on towel dried hair before blow drying. Bottle stands up sturdy, and doesn't tip. Packaging is modern yet simple, like most of the KMS products. Doesn't seem to leak at all either. No qualms here. Comes in smaller sizes also perfect for travel.   5/5
 


Price:
This product is professional grade styling aid does come with a higher price tag due to this at about $18.40 a 6.8oz  bottle depending on where you purchase it. You get a decent amount in the bottle and a little goes a long way, so it should also last you a while. This product, like the other KMS I reviewed today is very well worth the price tag, you should see instant results without sticky residue. 5/5



Accessibility:
KMS California is a professional based line, so it is only sold to professional stylists, or sometimes online from licensed providers. You'll either have to get your stylist to get it for you, purchase it from a salon or order it as a professional licensed stylist. I have seen some online, but of course with professional brands you never know what you're getting online unless it comes from a reputable source. I would just purchase it from a salon or stylist. I have my license so I purchased mine at a Cosmprof Store. It was easy to find inside of the store, and they had the entire line of KMS products there. 5/5

Smell: The smell of this product smells subtly minty and clean. The product encompasses eucalyptus extract and you can definitely detect it in the product however it is pleasant, and still subtle. The scent is present but not strong or unbearable at all. Just a nice clean scent. 5/5


Product Texture:
This is a spritz gel. It does give a light hold and a light shine when used on wet hair and dried, however it leaves no gross sticky residue, hardness, waxy feeling or unruliness. It leaves the hair naturally bouncy and touchable yet fuller. In the hand, it feels like a wet gel, and isn't thick in consistency or gelatinous. Your hair will look fuller without feeling heavy, weighed down with product, or hard. 5/5




Product Performance:
This product made my hair noticeably fuller, with a refreshing touchability and scent. My hair appeared naturally thicker, no greasy or hard, and was stylable and workable. The product did exactly what it said it would do! I added more in the top sections of my hair to see how the layering effect worked. My hair was fuller in the areas I layered it, and yet still touchable. This is an easy to use product and the customization of the layering ability is fantastic. 5/5



Special Features of this Product:
This product is alcohol free so it creates volume without drying out the hair.

Travel Size: Yes, also comes in travel sizes.

Can you use for everyday Use?: YES! This product is for everyday, fresh, bouncy volume in the hair.

Animal Testing?: No animal testing on this!


Recycled materials?: YES, the bottle is made from recycled materials! 

Tips and Tricks with this product: Use this product with your KMS Quick Blow Dry for smoother hair, faster drying time, fuller hair, thicker hair and shinier/healthier results.

Overall Review: This product was fantastic, not many volumizing products leave the hair touchable. KMS Volumizing Spray didn't make my hair sticky, or hard and still packed my hair full of natural looking fullness without the nasty residue. The scent was refreshing and simple. A little of this product went a long way. It's layerable, so you can also add volume to certain sections of the style and still get touchable results. Perfect for anyone who doesn't really like the thickness or heaviness of volumizing mousse or hairsprays.
5/5



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