Caring for Curls with COLOR

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 by Ouidad-The Curl Experts

Why is Curly Hair Different when it Comes to Color?


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Just like cutting and styling, curly hair requires special attention when it comes to coloring. Texture, curl pattern and porosity all will affect how color looks and lasts.

Color Match: From glossing to Balayage, Ouidad color specialists  customize color for each client. The goal is to maximize shine and dimension with the correct tones and intensity.

-Loose Curls look great in most colors techniques, from single process to highlights.

-Medium Curls are enhanced with multi-hued tones and highlights.

-Tighter to Kinky Curls are best with warm tones and lots of shine.

Our Ouidad Curl color experts are trained in the art of dimensional color placement and formulate according to our curly haired client’s needs. An excellent colorist will know how to enhance your features by applying the correct shades of color strategically and finishes with proper education on at home care. 

Color Prep: Even with a gentle formulation, hair color  is a chemical process and can dehydrate curly hair.  At home hair care and conditioning is essential. Apply a conditioning treatment , such as our Curl Recovery Meltdown Mask, once a week to keep hair in prime condition before and after your color service.

Color Sealing: Curly hair absorbs color better than any other hair type due to its porosity. The outer cuticle layer is open, leaving the hair shaft open to receive color. The Ouidad Color Sense line is formulated to protect your hair while extending the life of your  color.  Our special plant based UV  filters  are coupled with a  team of anti-oxidants to fight free radicals to help prevent fading.  The Shine Boosting Color Extender  is also formulated with our Color Lock Complex to take curl color care to the next level and seals in color like an in salon clear gloss.   When used as a 10 minute treatment weekly,  the Color Extender allows the cuticle to lay flat therefore creating  a smooth surface that reflects light or as we see it…as shine!

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Color Sense Color Preserving Shampoo

Color Sense Color Preserving Conditioner

Color Sense Shine Boosting Color Extender

6 Comments for “Caring for Curls with COLOR”

  1. 1Gail Sheriff

    I would like to try the color sense shampoo and conditioner. Is it possible for you to send me samples to 154 Salt Meadow Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824? Thank you!

  2. 2Martha Sutherland

    I live in the Huntsville, Texas 77340 area, and would like
    to find a ouidad salon somewhere around me other than the
    Houston, Tx. area. I have been using your products and
    love them and can tell a big difference in my curly hair
    Hope you can help me as I need my hair colored and would
    like to have Ouidad experts to do it.
    Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
    Martha Sutherland

  3. 3Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Martha! We apologize for any inconvenience and we are expanding to meet the needs of curls everywhere! We are so happy that you are loving the products and your curls.

  4. 4rosemarie

    i cannot do the quidad on my hair it never comes out right what am i doing wrong please help me th

  5. 5Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi there! Have you viewed our Expert Tips videos? There you can check out the basics of curl care from Ouidad and Creative Director, Morgan Willhite!

  6. 6Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Gail! Thank you for your interest in trying Ouidad products. Please contact our customer service team, we would love to help you directly. We can be contacted at or 1-800-677-HAIR (4247).

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