Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - Nisus

The Product I've Been Keeping Secret

I've been keeping something from you all.  For about a month now.  I found a new "holy grail" product and it's officially legit.  Kiss My Face Upper Management gel mixed with castor oil.  It makes my hair "silky".  You get me?  SILKY hair.  What?  I know.  Like, not frizzy, smooth shiny moist curls for days. 



When I first got this gel I hated it!  It seemed drying and flaky and got crunchy.  I used a lot, I used a little.  I had ordered a 3 pack from Amazon and I even gave one away.  Then one day a few weeks ago I got a glimmer of a silky curl on day 3 of a mediocre wash and go.  I re-evaluated the way I had been using it and adjusted my next application.  I added castor oil before I applied it- mixed the two directly together.  BAM! silky hair.

For a wash and go, perfect touchable curls.  I have yet to try it on a twist out or set, and I don't know if the whole "silk" factor will work there... but I am curious and I will keep you posted.




02/23/11- Post Edited to add details: 

Kiss My Face Upper Management® Styling Gel Description

* Medium Hold Styling Gel
* Perfect For All Hair Types
* Keep Hair Under Control Naturally
* ph Balanced
* 100% Biodegradable

Mild Grapefruit scent.

* Certified organic botanicals nourish hair
* Natural formula - no build up
* No SLS, parabens, phthalates
* No animal ingredients or animal testing
* No artificial colors or fragrances

Ingredients: Aqua, urtica dioca (nettles leaf extract),* calendula officinalis (marigold flower extract),* chamomilla recutita (chamomile flower extract),* hyaluronic acid, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, yeast extract, panthenol, tocopherol (vitamin E), citrus grandis (grapefruit extract)
*Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Free Of
SLS, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or fragrances, animal ingredients or testing

Cheapest I found it- $4.99 at Vitacost.com for 8oz.

20 comments:

Kandeezie said...

I just found out I'm allergic to coconut oil. I was getting a reaction like you. Then my doctor referred me to an allergist and he gave me a list of things I'm allergic to. It's long! But that's what was causing a lot of problems. Now I have to be very careful about the ingredients.

I've found that when I combine my amla oil and gel, it doesn't flake. I will be trying the castor oil too.

Hair2Toe Beauty said...

That's a great point that you may have to try a product a few different ways before you give up on it. I may try this because EcoStyler gives me too much crunch (with and without oil)

Takeya said...

I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I love it and your hair. My hair is ALWAYS frizzy...so much so that I rarely wear it out now. I'm frustrated but willing to try whatever I can to help tame these curls. Thanks for sharing your secret! I think I'll try that combo. Just one question...how would you describe the smell of the gel? I prefer mild scents. Thanks again!

Nisus said...

Hi Takeya! You just reminded me that I didn't post some of the most important information. This is so exciting because it is a natural gel! The only scent is a slight grapefruit freshness from the extract. There are no added fragrances :-)
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Kiss My Face Upper Management® Styling Gel Description

* Medium Hold Styling Gel
* Perfect For All Hair Types
* Keep Hair Under Control Naturally
* ph Balanced
* 100% Biodegradable

Grapefruit

* Certified organic botanicals nourish hair
* Natural formula - no build up
* No SLS, parabens, phthalates
* No animal ingredients or animal testing
* No artificial colors or fragrances

Ingredients: Aqua, urtica dioca (nettles leaf extract),* calendula officinalis (marigold flower extract),* chamomilla recutita (chamomile flower extract),* hyaluronic acid, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, yeast extract, panthenol, tocopherol (vitamin E), citrus grandis (grapefruit extract)
*Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

Free Of
SLS, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or fragrances, animal ingredients or testing

MM said...

I can't wait to see the results from your twist out (which is what I normally wear)


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Chai said...

oh boi...! your results have got my PJ hands anxious! That is incredible shine from just those two products, and I've never been successful with using Castor Oil with some of my products, might give this a go...the ingredients in the gel are nice too

LaNeshe said...

Your curls look awesome!

sarah said...

yeah, i've been using castor oil to seal my gels for a minute now after trying it on a whim. hands down it's gotten me through the winter. but, i've also been eyeing the KMF gel for a minute so i might have to give this combo a try... after i try about a million other things ;-)

Kandeezie said...

I bought it yesterday! Oh wow, it's good. Thanks so much for sharing. I got the last bottle from the store but hopefully they'll have more soon then I can stack my cupboards.

mangomadness said...

I love KMF Gel. I use it on top of my leave in conditioner for braid outs and flat twist outs. My hair gets so sheeny, extra-defined and extra-soft while using it.

Napfrocurlzgirl said...

Jamaican Black Castor Oil gives my hair the same effect.

Sarah said...

Hi Nia!
I have been following this blog for about a year or so now and I always find your reviews and tips to be working great on my hair. In this youtube video, you mentionned having had problems with acne, which caught my attention because lately I have been trying EVERYTHING to fight my new acneic skin...:( You see I never really had any acne problems before until less than a year ago, when I got off the pill. I know and am sure that most of it is due to hormonal readjustment in my body, but in the meantime, I need to find the right type of products to lessen the symptoms on my face. It's made me really self-conscious...Do you have any recommendations for face products that are natural?
I am sorry if this comment is this long, but I am desperately looking for a solution...:/

Thank you in advance ;)

A Reader from Montreal ^_^

Anonymous said...

I just bought the KMF gel and castor oil. Can you explain how you use the two together? After shampooing and conditioning, do you apply a leave in, then apply castor oil all over, then apply the KMF gel in sections? I'm trying to decide how to use castor oil with KMF gel. I could also mix it together and then apply to hair. What do you do?

Nisus said...

Hi Sara! I keep saying I'm going to do a post on what I did to clear up my skin. I really will this week. The first thing I did, after hesitating for almost a year, was visit a dermatologist. I had cysts under my skin and an active infection that I could not get on top of. I ended up on antibiotics byt he time I dragged myself in, and since then I have been taking steps so that I don't return to that horrible state. My acne is also hormonal- caused by PCOS- which will be part of my post. I re-set my skin and no longer use soap. I "wash" my face once a day with castor oil, mixed with Rosemary and Tea Tree oil and I also switched makeup and a few habits so that I am "leaving it alone" more often. My skin is super sensitive and does not appreciate any harsh treatment.

Nisus said...

Hello Anonymous :-)
I pre-mix the gel and castor oil together in my hand in small batches as I go. It makes a semi opaque serum when you mix it well. That mixture seems to behave very different than the gel alone or the castor oil alone. I'll make a follow up video on just how I mix and apply it.

Carla said...

This combo has changed my life! I love it!! I even shouted you out on YouTube! Thx so much!

Sarah said...

Hi Nia,

Thank you very much for the long post your did on your skin vs. your hair.
I truly appreciate your advices :)

Alexandra said...

I just ordered this because of you! LOL, thank you for aiding in my PJ'ism.

brooke said...

You are my hero!!!!! This combo worked SO WELL on my hair, I truly could not believe it. I'm indebted to you for finding a Holy Grail solution, which, as I am sure many curlies can attest, is a journey in trial--- and a lot of error. My hair is very much like yours - 3b/4a, highly sensitive to humidity, with multiple curl patterns. I've tried expensive stuff and inexpensive stuff but never have I found something that could hold my curl pattern so well without all the stiffness and flakes. Fantastic!@!!!

Anonymous said...

Love ur hair. And ur Blog.
So u use this without a leave in?
My hair loves castor oil. And the gel on it's own don't work for me either. So i like to try this out.

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