Do you test on animals?
No, KMS California products are not tested on animals. We test them only on ourselves, stylists, clients, friends and family.
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Are all KMS California products safe to use on color-treated hair?
All KMS products are gentle enough for daily use on color-treated hair. However, our COLORVITALITY products are formulated specifically to maintain color vibrancy and prevent color-fade.
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Is CURLUP designed only for curly or wavy hair? Can it be used to curl straight
The CURLUP product line is designed specifically for naturally wavy or curly hair. However, our FREESHAPE product line is designed to create curl in straight hair. Use FREESHAPE and your favorite hot tool and you will get long-lasting results up until the next wash.
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Does KMS California offer any fragrance-free products?
Yes, the following product is fragrance free for those with allergies or sensitivity to scent:
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Will I get the same results with FREESHAPE as I did with FLATOUT?
Yes, FREESHAPE does everything that FLATOUT did and more. Due to the new technology in FREESHAPE, you will get improved results and versatile styles—as FREESHAPE creates, unlimited long-lasting styles with hot tools.
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Are your products gluten-free?
All KMS California products are gluten-free except for the MOISTREPAIR product line.
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Can I use HAIRSTAY clarify shampoo on color-treated hair?
Yes. It is color safe and gentle enough for use on color treated hair.
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Why does HAIRSTAY style boost crackle when dispensed?
HAIRSTAY style boost’s high performance is enabled by the hair care industry’s first crackling foam-to-liquid formula. The formula’s transformation from foam to liquid in your palm causes crackling which ensures weightless distribution of the product throughout your hair.
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Which products provide heat protection?
The following products provide heat protection:
COLORVITALITY shine and shield
ADDVOLUME styling foam
ADDVOLUME root and body lift
ADDVOLUME volumizing spray
SILKSHEEN styling creme
CURLUP curling balm
CURLUP wave foam
CURLUP bounce back spray
FREESHAPE quick blow dry
FREESHAPE hot flex creme
FREESHAPE hot flex spray
HAIRPLAY paste up spray
HAIRSTAY style boost
HAIRSTAY medium hold spray
HAIRSTAY anti humidity seal
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Has Inside Out Perfecting System (IOPS) gone away?
No, it has been renamed Foundation Technology and is now in all products. The patented technology provides a solid basis for unlimited style creations and highly effective styles. It reconstructs internal hair damage and improves the hair’s integrity for easy style manageability.
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Which products are new in the KMS California assortment?
There are twelve new products. The six FREESHAPE products are new, HAIRPLAY dry touch-up and HAIRPLAY design wax, CURLUP wave foam, SILKSHEEN styling creme, ADDVOLUME volumizing spray and the MOISTREPAIR therapy treatment.
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How do I use KMS California products?
Using KMS products is easy. Please read the instructions provided on each product bottle or visit the product pages on our website.
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Is there a particular KMS California product line for men?
Our products are formulated to work for different hair types and styles; they are not gender-specific. We have a variety of versatile products that are perfect for men, especially in our ADDVOLUME, HEADREMEDY, HAIRPLAY and HAIRSTAY product lines.
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Does KMS California offer any paraben-free products?
Yes, most products are paraben-free. However, the following products contain parabens:
COLORVITALITY shampoo
COLORVITALITY conditioner
COLORVITALITY shine and shield
CURLUP curling balm
HAIRPLAY makeover spray
HAIRPLAY sea salt spray
HAIRPLAY dry wax
HAIRPLAY clay creme
HAIRPLAY paste up spray
HAIRSTAY max gel
HAIRSTAY medium hold spray
HAIRSTAY maximum hold spray
HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray
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Why do parabens exist in these products and what do parabens do?
Parabens are preservatives commonly used in a wide range of food, drugs and cosmetics to prevent the growth of potentially harmful bacteria and fungi. They also extend product shelf life.
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Are KMS California products safe to use while pregnant?
If used in accordance with the usage instructions, all KMS California products are safe to use while pregnant.
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Is your packaging recyclable?
Yes, all of the packaging material KMS California uses is recyclable.
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How can I obtain the best style results?
For the best results, we suggest using KMS California products from START to FINISH. This means jumpstarting your look by using style-creating shampoos and conditioners, style products to further create and build your look and finishing products to further define, support and maintain your look.
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Why technology and nature ?
At KMS California we fuse the best of both worlds: technology and nature. This powerful fusion of the latest innovations, technologies and ingredients creates unparalleled product performance in every style.
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Can KMS California products be used on all hair types?
KMS products are suitable for all hair types. Thanks to our diverse range of products and different product lines, it’s easy to find products that match your specific style needs.
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Are KMS California products suitable for vegans?
The majority of KMS California products are appropriate for vegan lifestyles, however the following products do not meet vegan guidelines:
SILKSHEEN shampoo
SILKSHEEN conditioner
SILKSHEEN leave-in conditioner
SILKSHEEN styling creme
SILKSHEEN polishing serum
CURLUP control creme
FREESHAPE shampoo
FREESHAPE conditioner
FREESHAPE deep conditioner
FREESHAPE hot flex creme
FREESHAPE hot flex spray
HAIRPLAY clay creme
HAIRPLAY molding paste
HAIRPLAY paste up spray
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Do KMS California hair care products ever expire?
To indicate the period of safe usage after opening, the majority of products are labeled with a period after opening (PAO) symbol. The PAO symbol looks like an open jar and contains a number and the letter M, which refers to the number of months the product is considered safe to use after opening. For example, 12M means that the product is safe to use for 12 months after first opening.
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Do I have to stay in one product line or can I combine different product lines?
It's up to you. You can either stay in one product line or mix it up with different product lines. After all, it's your style.
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Do any of your products contain nuts or nut oils?
Products in the SILKSHEEN subline, as well as the TAMEFRIZZ taming creme, are formulated with almond oil.
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Where can I find more information about the ingredients in KMS California products?
KMS provides extensive information about product ingredients both on product packaging and MSDS sheets (Material Safety Data Sheets). MSDS sheets for each product are available for download in the Product section of the website. You can find further product information in the product section of our website.
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Will HAIRPLAY dry touch-up weigh down my hair or make my style fall out if applied?
No. HAIRPLAY dry touch-up is waterless and weightless and therefore will not weigh down the hair when applied over styling products.
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