So Long, Summer… Hello, Hair Recovery!

We all love the summer… the vacations, the long weekends, the fun. Unfortunately, summer doesn’t always love our curls. The combination of sun, ocean and chlorine can do quite a number on curls, leading to dull, brittle or frizzy hair. With the summer wrapping up, here are a few things you can do to repair summer hair damage and get your curls back in top form for fall.

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Post-Summer Hair Recovery Tips
  • Get a haircut. It sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Simply ask your stylist for a “micro-trim.” Dusting the ends will remove the dry brittleness, helping you to avoid breakage and excess shedding. (If you’re in the market for a new stylist, look at our Flagship & Certified Salons!)

  • Regularly deep treat your hair. An intensive deep treatment is the main solution for restoring the necessary moisture to your curls. You can deep treat at home using our 12 Minute Deep Treatment. If you don’t have a heated cap or dryer, you can still heat-activate using conditioning tips from our stylists.

What exciting things did you do this summer, and how are you reviving your curls?

Trend Report: Fall Haircuts

Ouidad Creative Director, Morgan Willhite’s Fall Trend report!

The Pixie

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Charlize Theron via BeautyRSVP

Short and spunky, this is a confident in your own skin cut.

“The Pixie” works for all hair types. Short, fun and sexy with textured ends giving the look a feminine flare. This is a great cut option for those transitioning out of a chemical treatment.

Morgan’s Styling Tip: Massage a small amount of Ouidad’s Wave Create Texture Taffy onto finger tips and apply ends adding texture and definition.

Again, defining the ends gives a bit of feminine edge!

The In-Between

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Rose Byrne via PopSugarBeauty

“The In-between” sits happily at the collar bone. Easily managed and maintained. Long layers and soft shaping around the face. If hairs natural texture is tight/kinky…layers need to be blended into length and weight must be removed to avoid the “triangle”aka pyramid effect!

Morgan’s Styling Tip: Spritz Ouidad’s Wave Create Sea Spray on damp/dry hair, spray and scrunch in that tousled texture until desired look.

Contoured Movement

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Corrine Bailey Rae via pslovecharli

Creating a shape to tight/kinky textured hair is the rage this fall. Creating shape gives noticeable detail to hair with personality!

While still leaving hair full and sassy, contour shape by tapering the bottom to hug slightly  around face and neck. Let both your face and hair make a statement!

Morgan’s Styling Tips- Ouidad’s Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel is fabulous for creating this style.

The combination of hydration and hold, gives a soft defined finish without weighing down all the voluminous texture!

The Natural

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Drew Barrymore via DailyMakeover

This is perfect for those who don’t like the look or feel of products or own a  blow-dryer but want a on trend look to your hair!

Adding subtle movement towards ends and around hairline. Slide or point cutting help create and  encourage texture without the use of styling products.

Morgan’s Styling Tip: If styling products are a no, make sure hydration is a GO!

Simply apply a quarter size amount of Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer while hair is still wet to  help define and add hydrated texture.

Texture at the 2013 Emmy Awards

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 16:55 | Category : Curly Hair Celebrities, Expert Tips, Morgan, Creative Director, Style
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“Old Hollywood loose waves made a big splash at this year’s 2013 Emmy Red Carpet.

A few of my favorites were Tina Fey, Christina Hendricks, Sophia Vergara and Allison Williams.”

-Morgan Willhite, Ouidad Creative Director

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Tina Fey via allure.com

Here are my tips to achieve these great looks at home.

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