Curl Last, At Last!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by Cypriano

Fear the aerosol hairspray no more!

Curl Last is a game changer. After years of research, OUIDAD has finally reinvented hairspray. Over the last month, I have used this product at the salon on all curly textures, and it has quickly become one of my favorites!

Ouidad_CurlLast_Hairspray

What’s not to like about this product? Its soft, flexible, buildable hold is unmatched, and it feels more like a leave-in conditioner than a hair spray. Extremely versatile and perfect for all curl types, it’s the kind of product that is fun for stylists to work with and a joy for clients to have.

MY STYLIST TIPS:

  • Spray on dry, finished curls for soft, flexible hold that allows curls to feel bouncy and move freely without stiffness.
  • Apply to wet curls immediately after finishing the rake and shake technique and before using a diffuser to dry the hair. Curl Last will shield the curls and provide greater definition, more shine and soft hold.
  • Create the perfect beachy/tousled look instantly. After using your favorite OUIDAD styling products to style hair, flip your hair upside down and spray the underneath layer of curls with Curl Last. Scrunch and massage the hair at the scalp. Finish by spraying just a touch of Curl Last on the top for a bit more hold.
  • For very tight curls and kinky textures, I use the Curl Last in a very unique way, and the results have my clients looking in the mirror saying, “What just happened here?” After I finish styling their curls, I have them flip their head over and I alternate between spraying Curl Last and using my blow dryer to just gently blow all over their curls. I do this to loosen the tightness of their curls a bit and give hair a more playful, softer look.

Try it out, and let your curls reap the benefits!
Cypriano

#OuidadCurlSecret Winners

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by Ouidad-The Curl Experts

When it comes to curly hair, we all have different “holy grail” products that help us achieve the looks we love. We wanted in on some of YOUR #OuidadCurlSecret regimens… and you delivered!

Our Curly-Haired friends on Instagram shared selfies of their curl looks and the Ouidad regimens they used to get them. Check out the #OuidadCurlSecret winners:
 

Eternally4p_OuidadCurlSecret
 
The secret to @eternally4p’s gorgeous mane of fiery curls?

  • Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
  • Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner
  • Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
  • Styling Mist Setting & Holding Spray

 

MakeupJunkie95_OuidadCurlSecret

 
According to @makeupjunkie95, her curls love Ouidad! She uses:

  • Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
  • Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner
  • Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
  • Curl Recovery Curl Defining Styling Soufflé

 

LaurieBryan27_OuidadCurlSecret

 
It looks like @lauriebryan27 is another Climate Control Gel fan! To get her look:

  • Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
  • Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner
  • Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
  • Tress Effects Styling Gel

 

StrawberryBlonde108_OuidadCurlSecret

 
@strawberryblonde108’s big bouncy curls are achieved by:

  • Color Sense Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner
  • Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
  • Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray

 
Which Ouidad products are staples in your secret curl regimen? Share in the comments below!

Summer Curls: Beat the Heat, Fight the Frizz

Monday, 21 July 2014 by Guest Blogger

We’re smack in the middle of summer, and for curly girls, there’s good news and bad news. The good: Big hair is in, so we can rock our hair wild and free. The bad: With humidity and big hair comes frizz.

It’s an endless battle that will never be completely won, but thanks to a recent trip to Aruba (where it’s hot and sunny with more wind and humidity; basically, a major formula for frizz), I was able to nail down a hair care routine that keeps ringlets defined yet natural and fun—even in the summer heat.

Me, embracing my wild summer curls on a windy boat road in Aruba.

Me, embracing my wild summer curls on a windy boat road in Aruba.

Before we begin: If you’re going to be hitting the pool or beach this summer, before you jump in, apply some leave-in or regular conditioner throughout your hair. It will protect it from chlorine, damage, and tangling.

Step 1: End showers with a fast rinse with cold water. It closes the hair shaft and prevents frizz! (This was a tip I got from a Ouidad stylist. No idea if that’s been scientifically proven, but it seems to work for me!) Post-shower, pat hair with a towel or paper towels instead of wrapping it turban-style; you want to create as little disturbance as possible for your curl’s natural pattern.

Step 2: Apply Ouidad’s Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner. I only recently discovered this product, and I don’t typically use it in the fall and winter—I find it can be a little heavy—but during the summer it really helps with keeping your hair moisturized and frizz-free. You’ll only need a nickel-sized dollop; rub it through your whole head. (If you don’t have thick hair, you might want to skip this step or only use a small amount so it doesn’t weigh your hair down.)

Step 3: Here comes the holy grail for frizzy hair: Ouidad’s Climate Control Heat & Humidity gel. Section hair into 4-5 sections, then thoroughly spread about a nickel’s worth of this gel through each section, raking with your fingers as you go and then scrunching the ends. I swear this gel is the secret to protecting your hair from the elements in every season, from heat to wind to rain drizzle.

Step 4: Once you’ve finished applying the humidity gel, give your whole head a quick spray with Ouidad’s Curl Last Flexible Hold Hairspray (not too much; you don’t want curl crunch). Then, let it air dry as long as possible. My Ouidad stylist told me—and I’ve found it to be true—that airdrying is the best way to avoid frizz because it allows your curl’s natural pattern to take shape. But if you don’t have enough time before you have to run outside, dry with a diffuser, finishing with a few minutes of cool air at the end.

Step 5: Once your hair is dry, if you want a bigger look, you can pull apart some of your curls for volume, separating bigger ringlets into two. Finish off the whole process by spreading a dime’s worth of anti-frizz serum throughout your ends: I love John Frieda’s Anti-Frizz Serum, but I hear Ouidad’s Shine Glaze Serum works great, too.

Try my step-by-step and send us photos of the result! Remember, this is just a guide to tame frizz, but the bigger your hair is, the better: Part of your hair’s personality is its imperfection, so have a little fun!

Here’s to keeping up with the curls!

xo Arianna