Use Heat? Protect Your Curls


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“Whether you are blow-drying, flat-ironing or using a curling iron you have to keep in mind the fact that your hair is already dry, and that heat-styling will make it dryer.

Taking the proper steps to protect your curls is essential.”

-Melissa Pratt, Ouidad New York Flagship Senior Stylist


What’s In My Handbag: Curly Blogger Lexi

Well, I wish I was showing you what’s in my Louis Vuitton or my Chanel bag…..but it’s just my trusty Target purse!  I have a nice camel colored cross bodied bag that I bought from Target when I was out of town and the purse I had brought broke. Well the good thing is, I got a purse that I love and have been wearing it for about the past 3 months.

So what’s in my bag?

A Kiss of Milk & Honey from Nivea (photo via

I HATE having dry lips, so anytime they feel a little dry, I put some of this on which happens to have natural Milk Protein and Honey in it.

2.5 oz. Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing and Refreshing Spray

I keep a sample sized Ouidad Botanical Boost on me for days when I need to spruce up my curls. This is definitely a must have for me to keep a refreshing spray on me.

bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation in Tan (photo via

bareMinerals is the EASIEST makeup to use. I love the fact that it is quick and easy. I keep a travel kabuki brush me and I am good to go.

MAC “Queen Bee” lipglass from the Naked Honey line from 2009. (photo via

I just recently was at a CCO where they sell several discontinued makeup from several major brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, etc.. I found this perfect peachy shade called “Queen Bee” which is described as a mid-tone apricot with multidimensional pearl. I feel in love and I just found it in 2011…Where was I in 2009 when this came out?

Palladio Beauty Eye Ink in Black (photo via

I received this from a beauty blog giveaway and I have been in love ever since.  It has a felt tip pen and is super convenient so someone who isn’t that great at eye liner.  The Eye Ink glides on so smoothly AND it stays put throughout the day. Best thing is, it’s only $5.49!

Essential Earring Set from Forever 21 (photo via

My mother always gets on me about not wearing any earrings. A lot of times I rush out the house and forget earrings…and if my mother and I are together….she will pull into the mall or somewhere and stop and buy me earrings. I get the packs of 3 or 4 earrings from Forever 21 that has various colors like black, gold, pearl and silver so that way one of them will match with my outfit. The perfect solution…

Hair Elastics (photo via

I always, always keep hair elastics (only the ones with the protective covering) at all times. I never want to be caught out in the rain, or maybe just a good hair day gone bad without them. It makes it easy and simple and I just throw my hair in a ponytail or bun.





Celebrate New York Fashion Week with the Curl Experts!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 9:30 | Category : Press
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Come celebrate New York Fashion Week with Ouidad’s Curl Experts!

Join us tomorrow evening at Fashion’s Night Out with Sephora at their Times Square, NYC location.  Get your own high fashion curl style, curl tips, and how-tos from the Ouidad Stylists. We can’t wait to see you there!

Stay tuned for more coverage of Ouidad at New York Fashion Week. Ouidad Stylists will be creating the looks on the Timo Weiland runway!

Follow Ouidad on Twitter, Facebook, Ouidad Snippets, and Ouidad-The Curl Experts YouTube Channels for behind the scenes coverage of Ouidad and her Stylists at Fashion Week.