curl talk THE OUIDAD BLOG

Ouidad Curl Tip: deep conditioning do’s & don’ts

{ Wednesday, 2 September 2015 }

Deep conditioning is key to keeping curls hydrated and fortified with moisture and protein. When your hair feels dry and brittle, or you experience breakage or split ends, a deep conditioning treatment will go a long way to remedying the damage and quenching curl thirst. And incorporating deep conditioning into your regular hair care routine […]

Summer Curl Rehab

{ Monday, 31 August 2015 }

As the last days of summer draw near, it’s time to evaluate the condition of your hair. After spending hours at the beach, at parks and in pools, it’s likely you didn’t adequately protect your hair from the wind, sun, chlorine, salt water and other environmental stressors that cause curls to appear dry, brittle, brassy […]

Caring for curls while growing them longer

{ Wednesday, 26 August 2015 }

Although curly hair comes with certain challenges like its inherent fragility, which makes it more prone to breakage and harder to grow longer, growing it is possible if you follow these simple rules: Don’t over-wash your hair. Unless your hair is oily, washing your hair daily is a big don’t because it strips it of […]

How to get the Perfect Air Dry

{ Saturday, 22 August 2015 }

On a hot summer day, ditch the sweltering heat that comes from a hard hat salon dryer and do the air-dry thing. But air drying is more complicated than just stepping out of the shower and waiting patiently for your tresses to respond, consider these tips before your next air drying session: Product Ingredients Your […]

Ouidad Curl Tip: Time for a Trim?

{ Wednesday, 19 August 2015 }

When the perfect spirals you once enjoyed now look a bit fuzzy, it’s time to get a much-needed trim to protect the overall health of your hair. While the need for a trim doesn’t always seem necessary for curly hair because split-ends aren’t readily seen, ignoring this important hair-maintenance step could make the difference between […]

Before & After: Just for Kinky Curls

{ Thursday, 13 August 2015 }

Respecting the characteristics of kinky hair means not viewing it as a curl type that’s too unruly and fragile to work with, but instead seeing it as just hair, that when cared for properly, comes with endless styling possibilities. Get control of your tightly-coiled mane and style yourself beautiful by following these short, quick steps: […]

2-IN-1 SHAMPOO VS. CO-WASHING: WHICH WORKS BETTER?

{ Tuesday, 11 August 2015 }

The effectiveness of the 2-in-1 shampoo versus co-washing, a new trend that has quickly grown in popularity as it relates to tightly-coiled hair, continues to be a greatly debated topic. While many have opined over which cleansing process is best for kinky curls, Ouidad believes that co-washing should be considered the method of cleansing for […]

Hair Density 101

{ Friday, 7 August 2015 }

The answer to why the hair on the woman next to you appears full and thick, while yours struggles to feign even a hint of volume, is hair density, which is affected by your hair texture, porosity and width. And when you know what affects the density of your hair, you will better choose the […]

Ouidad Curl Tip – Product Layering

{ Wednesday, 5 August 2015 }

Layering — the practice of progressively adding products to seal in moisture and define curls — is the best way to optimize finished styling results when summer heat and humidity hit. The trick to achieving bounce-iful curls without weighing them down is to limit your layering process to just three products. Some layering do’s and […]

Perfectly Defined Tight Curls: A Styling How-To

{ Monday, 3 August 2015 }

To control your anxiety level as you embark on yet another “tightly-coiled hair” styling session, simply follow this how-to, which promises to leave you with perfectly-defined spirals. Step 1: Begin by shampooing your hair with tress-nourishing Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo and then condition it with protein-enriched Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner. Step 2: Going section by […]

OUIDAD CURL TIP: KEEP YOUR CURLY STYLE LONGER

{ Thursday, 30 July 2015 }

The next best thing to beautiful, flawless bouncy curls is, well, beautiful, flawless bouncy curls that last all day! Your best bet to getting long-lasting curls is to follow these tips and tricks: Curl Last Tip #1 Start with the right haircut for your curl type. Whether your curl is Loose, Classic, Tight or Kinky, […]

ALL ABOUT POROSITY

{ Tuesday, 28 July 2015 }

As no two curl patterns are alike, it’s necessary to know the porosity level of your own to get the most out of your curl routine. In other words, understanding the porosity of your hair is the first step in managing your specific curl type with the proper product regimen, so you get beautiful styling […]