Ouidad

I'm thinking about trying the Ouidad line and would like feedback on the products.
Co wash: GTTT Conditioner
Rinse out: G 50:50 or GVPCB
Leave In: GDLI
Gel: KCCC and LA Looks Sport
My HG is Pink Boots!
If you are CG they aren't for you. I used them before and I love the Climate Control and Curl Quencher gel but both have cones.
Mod CG - 6/12/09
3a - medium texture - medium porosity
http://public.fotki.com/criska/beforecg/ pw:curly

Wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream
Rinse out: JC Too Shea
Leave ins: KCKT in the Winter and Pink Boots in the Summer
Styling Combos: Pink Boots/KCCC & Gel (summer) or KCKT, KCCC & Gel (winter)
Currently Testing: JC's RR and CC
DT's: Whatever I have on hand.

HATE CK!
I tried Botanical Boost and FX Gel. I wasn't impressed. Lots of things I like more.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I use the Ouidad products and absolutely love them. They're expensive but in my opinion, worth it.

About once a week I shampoo with the Curl Quencher moisturizing shampoo. I know shampoo is usually a no-no on this board but my hair just never took to curly girl. I like it because it doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped or dried out.

I use the Balancing Rinse conditioner daily and the deep treatment once a month. I haven't used the leave-in conditioner but I plan to.

The Climate Control gel is my must-have. I've never found anything better. It's ridiculously humid and muggy out today but I have zero frizz. It does dry a little crunchy but I use the shine serum to scrunch anything out.

She has a curl profiler on her site to let you know what products will work best for your hair and there's also a 30-day return policy on normal sized bottles if you decide you don't like them.
Hi Heart of curls,
I think her line is mediocre. Just a lot of good advertising but the product doesn't live up to the hype.

Everyone's hair and experiences are different but from my experience you can do much better than Ouidad.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high.
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
If you are CG they aren't for you. I used them before and I love the Climate Control and Curl Quencher gel but both have cones.
Originally Posted by Criska
Oh thanks for this information although I know it was directed to the OP.

I was thinking about trying the Ouidad as well.. because I kept seeing the ad for it and the sale.. I avoid cones as much as I possibly can.. so I guess I won't be getting this.. thanks for saving me time AND money.

If you are CG they aren't for you. I used them before and I love the Climate Control and Curl Quencher gel but both have cones.
Originally Posted by Criska
Oh thanks for this information although I know it was directed to the OP.

I was thinking about trying the Ouidad as well.. because I kept seeing the ad for it and the sale.. I avoid cones as much as I possibly can.. so I guess I won't be getting this.. thanks for saving me time AND money.

Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
You're welcome Before I went CG I loved it and it did work great for me. However, I think my hair is a lot healthier now that I am CG so I don't think I'll be going back.
Mod CG - 6/12/09
3a - medium texture - medium porosity
http://public.fotki.com/criska/beforecg/ pw:curly

Wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream
Rinse out: JC Too Shea
Leave ins: KCKT in the Winter and Pink Boots in the Summer
Styling Combos: Pink Boots/KCCC & Gel (summer) or KCKT, KCCC & Gel (winter)
Currently Testing: JC's RR and CC
DT's: Whatever I have on hand.

HATE CK!
I've been using Ouidad Products for Years.
Curl Quencher Shampoo and Conditioner 3 times a week. Moisure Lock or Balancing Rinse as a leave in on ends only when my hair feels really dry, Climate Control Gel after conditioner, and Botanitcal Boost or damp hands with a bit of Climate Control to get 2nd and 3rd day hair.
Deep treatment once or twice a month, and I'm set to go.
I've tried tons of other products, but this is what really works for me.
I usually buy the Professional size bottles so I haven't had to reorder since they reformulated some things, I'm just hoping that they work as well for me as the old ones.
Wow! Somebody just pulled out a picture of me taken in 2006. I used all Ouidad products then and my curls looked phenomenal! Does anyone know what products were reformulated?

I also received an email from Sephora yesterday. They now carry Ouidad products!

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