I have to admit that I had high expectations of Ouidad. I have been hearing things about the products and salon for years but have not wanted to part with the money to take a trip to the Ouidad Salon and get an “assessment”. So I was overly excited when I stumbled across the product line on my last venture to Sephora! (Yes my husband survived without a coronary…)
So before using the products I headed out on the information highway to see if there were any videos out there of Ouidad’s particular way of applying the products, known as the” Rake and Shake Technique”. After watching a tutorial I felt confident I could make it work!
On my maiden voyage I applied the Tress Effects Styling Gel for curl definition and frizz reduction and used my diffuser attachment and hairdryer. My curls were AMAZING! HOWEVER they were crispy! Which I really DO NOT like! So I vowed to try it again and let my hair air dry. I was DETERMINED to make this work cause my curls really did look awesome. Again crispy and worst even was the fact that it got dusty when my curls would crunch! I looked awful!!! I made sure it was evenly spread and used the “suggested amount” and it was a nightmare!,
But being the crazed woman I am I went back for a third time using a different Ouidad product thinking maybe the dust and crunch were just from the gel. Well I was WRONG! I used the Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel, which was more like a serum, again I had amazing curls from afar, but get up close and they were a crunchy, dusty mess! The third time was definitely NOT the charm.
Needless to say I am out the cash from buying this apparently fabulous product! I would NOT recommend it!
I give it a D! If you don’t mind a little crunch and dust you’ll love it!
The Review Raven