GET THE RIGHT PRODUCTS TO WORK WITH A HAIR TYPE AND YOU CAN KEEP THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING, WHATEVER STYLE YOU’RE FASHIONING.
How well-behaved hair is doesn’t just depend on hair type or texture, the products used before, during and after the styling stages have a massive impact too. That’s because using the wrong shampoo or blasting your hair with a hairdryer and twisting it round tongs when it’s not protected from heat damage will impact how it looks when it’s all done. Follow our go-to guide for which KMS products to use and your hair will look top notch 24/7.
Don’t forget the handy KMS product finder on our website too. Its an online quiz, so simply answer a few questions on your hair type and in a few seconds you’ll have a carefully curated collection of hair products so you can feel confident you’re going to get the right results.
Your hair is: Fine and flat
Whether you have little or lots of hair but it’s so fine it falls flat as a pancake every time you dry it, you need to make a beeline for volume boosting products. Don’t know where to START? KMS ADDVOLUME Shampoo is it. Containing ingredients that strengthen the hair so it rises up out of the root and doesn’t lie flat to the head, it’s the perfect prep for more va va voom once hair is dry. Follow with the ADDVOLUME Leave-in Conditioner that’s super lightweight. Plus, because it’s leave-in, all those bodifying benefits remain in place rather than being rinsed down the drain.
Just because you have fine hair doesn’t mean you should steer clear of product because you think your hair can’t handle it. The ADDVOLUME Root and Body Lift contains polymers that act like scaffolding so hair looks fatter and fuller and remains sturdy all day. STYLE it right by blow-drying it in for a natural look or if you really want to go all out with your volume, add a sprinkling of Liquid Dust that works with your hair to swell each strand for XXL effects.
For a more relaxed and natural texture, you could even add some HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray. A great way to give guts to limp hair the salt crystals help create a fuller finish that’s matte rather than glossy. FINISH your look with a blast of HAIRSTAY Working Hairspray that can be built up to create the level of hold you desire. Touchable and malleable, there’s no risk of flat, helmet hair.
Your hair is: Thick and frizzy
It can be tricky to tame the beast but the secret with thick, frizzy or Afro hair is more moisture. Replenish hair with nourishing ingredients and it’s less likely to appear poufy or wayward. As always, good intensions START in the shower. The KMS TAMEFRIZZ Shampoo and Conditioner detangles and contains ingredients that even out the hair surface and stop frizz from forming. Then you can begin the serious maintenance work. TAMEFRIZZ Style Primer contains oils to smooth and a special matrix formula that provides the perfect base for any styling that follows.
Ready to STYLE? Spritz in CURLUP Perfecting Lotion that enhances and defines kinks, provides frizz control and is reactivated every time you scrunch your hair so your shape stays en pointe. FINISH with a few drops of TAMEFRIZZ De-frizz Oil that smoothes and seals the cuticle without looking greasy so the thick, bushy mane you were born with will appear controlled and at no risk of fluffing or frizzing during the day or night.
If you don’t use products designed for colored hair you could be fast-forwarding the likelihoods of it fading. That’s because some ingredients designed to plump, smooth or nourish the hair could actually have a stripping effect on the pigments that have been used. START with the KMS COLORVITALITY range that was designed exactly with colored hair in mind. Boasting protective polymers that stop color escaping, you can feel confident that the bubbles won’t get the better of your dye job. There’s even a dedicated shampoo and conditioner for blonde hair to ensure it remains radiant after every wash.
Another thing to consider is that if hair has been bleached it’s likely to be on the thirsty side so make sure you feed it nutrients to keep your color vibrant. The MOISTREPAIR Anti-breakage Spray will strengthen vulnerable ends that have been left frazzled from heated tools and constant tinting.
When it comes to the STYLE part, add a blast of THERMASHAPE Hot Flex Spray. With medium hold, it’s great for adding curls into straight hair which is always a superb look for showing off a fresh new colour. Then FINISH with the HAIRSTAY Anti-humidity Seal to keep hair smooth and frizz-free – a must if you want your color to look reflective as a flatter surface area will allow the light to bounce off your hair. No need for Instagram filters and brightening apps here!
You might have heard of combination skin but did you know there’s a combination hair type too? Typically greasy at the roots and dry at the ends, it’s difficult to work out what will suit your style best when there’s opposing issues.
Despite what you think, hair will need hydrating from top to bottom - grease is from an overproduction of sebum and a scalp that’s moisturised and well balanced won’t work overtime producing extra. And less sebum means no greasy roots. START with the KMS MOISTREPAIR Shampoo that helps to restore the hair’s natural coating so it appears clean and healthy from first use. Then choose MOISTREPAIR Conditioner or Leave-in Conditioner. Dry ends are notorious for tangles and knots but a spritz of this weightless wonder means you’ll be able to glide a comb through your hair with ease and prevent any further breakage.
Heat can be a devil for dry and damaged hair so speed things up when you STYLE with the addition of THERMASHAPE Quick Blow Dry. Cutting your time under the dryer in half, it also reduces friction so potential flyaways stay flat. And keep a can of HAIRPLAY Makeover Spray handy too for when you STYLE. With rice powder that mops up extra oils on the scalp, it can reset, revive and refresh lank limp hair. Use it on those in between days when washing your hair is out of the question or between desk and dancefloor when you want your hair to last as long as your night out.
FINISH your hard work off with HAIRPLAY Playable Texture. Creating a natural finish that allows hair to be refreshed and revived with a scrunch and a spray as the day goes on, your fingers are your best styling tools when it comes to making the most of this versatile product.