After spending so many years using a variety of tools and products to attempt to tame my thick curly hair, when I am introduced to a company that claims that they understand the unique concerns of all kinds of curly hair... I have to admit that I'm skeptical. How have they managed to figure out the secret that has caused so many struggles?
However, after hearing the name Ouidad multiple times from people who always had only positive things to say, it was time to see just how much their passion for making individuals feel their most beautiful really would translate in their amazing, high quality products.
Committed to celebrating and empowering the curl community to embrace and be proud of their natural curly hair, the Ouidad name is made up of salons, how-to videos, a blog, and award-winning products that prove that they truly know curly hair.
Whether you have wavy, curly, tight curly or kinky hair, Ouidad's expert tips, curl profiler and endless products will provide you with the knowledge and ability to infuse volume and body while eliminating the frizz. Anyone with curly hair knows that these are just the features that we have searched for for years!
When Ouidad's PlayCurl Volumizing Shampoo, PlayCurl Volumizing Conditioner and Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter arrived, my crazy locks were ready to put them to the test.
Designed to add instant life and lift to flat, fine hair, the PlayCurl Volumizing Shampoo by Ouidad ($15 for an 8.5-ounce bottle) is a nourishing blend of botanical extracts, wheat proteins, and hydrolyzed silk to gently yet thoroughly cleanse while creating incredible volume.
Right away I loved the gentle, sweet scent and the way that this shampoo made my hair feel shiny and manageable. Just by massaging it onto my locks, they felt clean and fresh without being weighed down or limp (particularly because this provides low suds). No wonder there are so many testimonials from people who love the way this shampoo creates more defined, gorgeous, frizz-free curls!
Following up with the PlayCurl Volumizing Conditioner ($17 for an 8.5-ounce bottle), this product is the perfect way to ensure that your hair will be full and hydrated while staying soft, shiny and easy to style. I appreciate that PlayCurl's mild conditioning formula has been able to add volume to my hair while not leaving behind any greasy feeling.
Of course the major aspect of a conditioner that I look for is just how smooth and detangled my hair feels, and Ouidad not only provides this perfectly but has the added boost that livens up my curls and encourages curl formation.
New to Ouidad's Climate Control line, the Frizz & Flyaway Fighter ($22 for a 4-ounce bottle) is a taming shine spray designed for all hair types. Just the name had me excited about the prospect of being rid of my dreaded flyaways, so when I found that this spray is extremely lightweight and non-greasy, I was thrilled!
I'm always looking for the right product to use as a finish on my hair, but seem to end up with something that either doesn't provide results or ends up with too much stiffness. Instead, the Frizz & Flyaway Fighter has withstood any bursts of humidity we have had, while leaving my hair with much less frizz and much more luster.
Whether you have tight ringlets or a soft wave, Ouidad products will help give you a healthy, frizz-free, easy-to-manage curly hair lifestyle. At the same time, straight-haired folks shouldn't shy away from these great products and the way that they can breathe life into dry, damaged or limp hair.
The interchangeable selection that Ouidad offers allows for individuality to address your hair's specific needs and your locks will love the nourishment and moisturized feeling afterward. Is there anyone who doesn't want healthy, beautiful, manageable hair?
To find out more about Ouidad's impressive products and the long term results that they can provide for your hair, visit Ouidad's website and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and their blog for great stories, tips and trends. Ouidad products are available for purchase online, at their salons or on Amazon.
(Other than the three hair products that I received from Ouidad, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of these great products.)