KMS California Hair Stay Styling Gel

KMS California Hair Stay Styling Gel
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Hair Care / Styling & Finishing / Hair Gels & Styling Creams

What it is:
KMS California Hair Stay Styling Gel is a firm hold gel without flaking.

What it does:
Long lasting, control and shine. No flaking or build up. Humidity resistant, alcohol free, shampoo soluble.

What else you need to know:
The original firm holding gel with cranberry and pepper. No build-up or flake.

Water, VP/VA Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Punica Granatum Extract, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Extract, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat, Phenylpropanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glycerin, PCA, Tartaric Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Limonene, Blue 1/CI 42090.
Work through towel dried hair, for a wet look, allow to air dry.
22 Reviews
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5% (1)
91% Recommend this product (20 of 22 responses)
By Kat
Shady side, MD
May 16, 2017
Works well
This gel works pretty well. Doesn't leave my hair all crunchy like others do
By mark
Long Island NY
December 28, 2016
Great product
I have been using this gel for many years and will continue for many years to come
By Dagneli
Kissimmee, FL
December 11, 2016
Works nicely
By Bryan
March 17, 2016
Good Style and Hold
This is a good gel, and it smells really nice. However, if you want to get a firm hold to keep your hair in place then I recommend combining this with the dry xtreme hairspray for a maximum hold. Note, best to apply with dried hair.
By Joyce
Henderson, NV
May 19, 2015
The Best!
I have used this product for a few years now. Sometimes, I just come it through and style my short hair and let it dry and then brush - perfect!!!
ProsAlways great and lasts a long time! Washes out completely with each shampoo!
By Fraccc
New York
June 17, 2014
Love the product
I've used this for a long time. It's a great product.
ProsGreat hold. Dries completely. Does not leave hair greasy.
ConsDidn't particularly like the checkout process on this site. They don't show you shipping charges until after you place your order, then bang, there's another six bucks added to your total. They told me I should have used the shipping calculator but I disagree. I believe the final page before you submit the order should show you the complete final tab including shipping and handling. I shouldn't have to go look for it.
By E
June 6, 2014
I like this it works on my thick heavy hair just fine but would work on others too
By Roberta
Topsham, ME
February 25, 2014
Great size for travel
I love this smallest size of the KMS Californial Hair Stay Styling gel for travel purposes. Whether you are gone for a week or a weekend, you can slip this into your bag and feel secure that you have just enough for your trip. Even better would be a 3 oz. travel size to take in your carry-on. This is the best gel on the market for hair that stays in place all day long.
ProsGreat holding power Light, refreshing scent
By Roberta
Topsham, ME
February 25, 2014
Best hair styling product on the market
KMS Hair Stay Styling Gel is the best gel on the market. It truly does what it says it does, which is hold hair in place when you style it. On top of that it has a light, pleasant smell that is not overwhelming in any way. This is the only product that has worked consistently for me.
ProsFirm hold Light, pleasant scent
By Jane
February 21, 2014
Love it!
This is a great product to make thin hair seem fuller and have more body. Can't live without it!
3 Questions & 11 Answers
from NJ asked:
June 17, 2014
i am a hairstylist, would like to know do i get discount if i order stylling gel ?
yes, its always a great discounted price
on June 18, 2014
from brook park, ohio

from overland Park, ks asked:
September 27, 2013
The orginail I have used for a dark pink and white bottle...25oz. Is this the same thing???? I have tried the new version and it just does not do the same for me...why in the world would they have changed it...Do they have anything new that is comparable to the old one?? thanks, Bev
It's similar. The smell might be slightly different, but in terms of the gel, seems to be the same. I think the old one said Honeysuckle, the new one doesn't really say. Ingredients are mostly the same, one or two differences and in slightly different order.
on October 4, 2013
from MA
Beverly, I have used KMS for years and get the same results from the new stuff. Truthfully I thought it was the same except for a new bottle. Sorry it is not working as good for you. T
on October 4, 2013
from milwaukee
Hi Beverly, I have been using KMS products for years and this is the same product that is in the pink and white bottle. They did not change the formula of the gel, only the packaging. I have called KMS and spoke to a rep there. Don't know why you feel it changed your hair style, maybe a different shampoo was used? I have short hair and I could not survive without KMS styling gel. This product is a great deal, and it lasts a very long time. Don't forget to buy the pump as well. Hope this helps.
on October 4, 2013
from Verona, NJ
Yes it is the exact same stuff. I have been using for over 10 years Works exactly the same on my hair.
on October 4, 2013
from Orlando, fl
I've been using this product for over 20 years and the packaging and the name has changed, but I feel that the product is basically the same. My hair needs a thicker, stronger styling gel and this still does the job.
on October 4, 2013
from San Jose, CA
As far as I know, the only change was to the packaging and not the product formula. I have used the product for years and have seen it go through many packaging changes over the years but am still pleased with the actual product and result.
on October 7, 2013
from Stamford, CT

from Florida asked:
July 13, 2012
This used to be in a pink packaging. How is everybody liking the newer packaging? Is the formula and fragrance different?
The product didn't change at all. Looks and smells the same.
on July 13, 2012
from yucaipa, CA
yes the packaging has changed but the product is still the same.I have not noticed any differnce in the fragrance or the formula.I use this product because it makesmy hair feel thicker and gives it more volume.I have used this product for a number of years.
Ellen Gouge
on July 14, 2012
from Amarillo,Texas
My husband used the previous pink and white packaging one. I bought this for him since he was out and they said it was the same stuff just with "new" packaging...from what I notice..the smell is nauseating! I never noticed an aroma before and now when I smell it it stinks! However..I don't smell it once it's on his's just when you put your nose up to the bottle...He says it works just as good though..I never understood why company's change their products when it's working perfectly fine for people. Why change something when it's not broken?!!
on July 16, 2012
from California
I am in agreement that only the package has changed. The fragrance and substance of the product is identical to the one in the white and pink bottle. It's a great product, still.
on March 4, 2015
from Portland, ME

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