Ouidad, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Curls,” specializes in hair products especially for curly manes–from loose waves to tight kinks. Anyone with curly hair knows that our tresses need a special kind of love. They can be unruly, tangled, dry and entirely unmanageable if not cared for properly. That’s why I love companies that cater to our special needs. Ouidad in particular is great because they have a wide range of products for all types of curly hair.
I treated my hair to a three-step process, using the Climate Control Shampoo, Deep Treatment, and Climate Control Conditioner (in that order).
- Climate Control Shampoo ($18 for 8.5 oz): The sulfate-free shampoo gently cleansed my hair without stripping its natural oils. The Humidity Shield Complex provides a barrier against heat, humidity and environmental factors.
- Deep Treatment ($50 for 8.5 oz): I slathered on the intensive, protein-rich conditioner, put on a showercap and then wrapped a (microwaved) hot, wet towel around my head and covered it with a plastic bag. That way I could chill out and check some emails for 12 minutes as the moisture-rich formula penetrated my hair.
- Climate Control Condition: Following the directions, I applied this conditioner on top of the Deep Treatment and then rinsed it out. Packed with amino acids, it infuses strands with hydration, leaving curls smooth and manageable. (Tip: if you use a protein condition, it’s important to follow up with a moisture-rich condition)
RESULTS: This routine drastically increased my hair’s moisture level. I don’t think I will be going back to my old shampoo and conditioner. My hair has been very manageable and very resilient to this annoyingly humid days we’ve been having. Ouidad knows how to make curly hair happy.
I would definitely recommend it for straight and relaxed hair, too.
For more information on Ouidad, visit www.ouidad.com