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Ouidad Curl Tip: Second-Day Style

{ Thursday, 11 June 2015 }

Summer has arrived and with it, long weekends and late nights – so sleeping in is a must. Go ahead and hit the snooze button, and give your curls a day (or two, or three) off from washing. We’ve got what you need to save time in the morning and make the most of second-day […]

Rake & Shake for Effortless Summer Curls

{ Friday, 5 June 2015 }

The arrival of summer calls for an unfussy, effortless style that looks as good on the beach as it does at the office. Below, learn step-by-step how to Rake & Shake ― Ouidad’s signature styling technique – and achieve your perfect summer curl. step 1 After cleansing, divide hair into 4 sections, starting at the […]

Ouidad Curl Tip: Curl Resurrection

{ Friday, 5 June 2015 }

Hair’s lipid barrier is the natural layer of protection that is critical to maintaining curl health. Damaged, chemically treated hair has a compromised lipid barrier. Once damaged, the lipid barrier must be rebuilt, or damage will increase. Ouidad’s with Curl Recovery Meltdown Extreme Repair Mask restores hair’s natural lipid barrier to promote curl health and […]

Summer Hair: Climatic Aggressors & Your Curls

{ Tuesday, 26 May 2015 }

These days everyone is aware of the damaging effects that pollutants can have on our physical and mental health. The scary fact is, no matter where we live, it is almost impossible to avoid environmental toxins. They’re in our air, food and water, nowhere more so than in urban environments. One of the less well-known […]

curl definition & softness: you can have both

{ Tuesday, 19 May 2015 }

curl definition & curl softness: how to have both Would you rather your curls be luxuriously soft – but look a little frizzy? Or gorgeously defined – but a feel a bit stiff and crunchy to the touch? Used to be those were a curly-haired person’s only options. But there’s no reason you can’t have […]

Travel Bag Breakdown – Part Two

{ Friday, 15 May 2015 }

  humidity & curls on the go Humid air has more water molecules in it than dry air, and therefore more hydrogen atoms. Hair is made up of keratin proteins held together by two specific bonds. One of these is the permanent disulfide bond, which gives hair its strength. The other is a weaker, more […]

Travel Bag Breakdown – Part One

{ Wednesday, 13 May 2015 }

   Travel Bag – Curl Kit Musts Let’s be honest – there is nothing worse than checking luggage if you don’t have to.  The long wait time at baggage claim, the fear or lost luggage at the end of a tedious flight can be taxing and cause your frazzled curls to frizz. These days with […]

How to Handle Frizzy Curly Hair on Vacation (Part One)

{ Wednesday, 6 May 2015 }

Many of the world’s best travel spots are prone to high humidity, so if you’re heading to a place known for swampy air, pack appropriate hair-care products. Extra effort spent taming your curls will pay off when you look back at your vacation photos and admire your cool style. Here are a few Tips & […]

Your Top 5 Curly Hair Tips for Spring

{ Thursday, 30 April 2015 }

There’s plenty that comes along with springtime—sandals and capris, sunglasses and sundresses—but what do you do with your hair? Environmental aggressors come out in full-force in the Spring, like increased UV exposure, humidity, and heat, just to name a few. Here’s the curly hair care plan you need to keep your curls looking soft and healthy […]

Changing Your Curl Regimen for Spring: Part 3

{ Tuesday, 28 April 2015 }

The bright Spring sun is something for everyone to celebrate around this time of year. How’s your hair holding up as the seasons begin to change? Show your locks some love this Spring by following these expert Tips & Tricks for curly hair! We’ve already brought you parts one and two of the Changing Your […]

Why Do I Need a Leave-In Conditioner?

{ Wednesday, 22 April 2015 }

To Leave or Not to Leave It In, that is the burning question – Understanding the benefits of a leave-in conditioner: Leave-in conditioners are designed to bring manageability to your hair by making it smoother, more flexible, and to strengthen the core structure. They act as protective barriers between cleansing and conditioning the hair before […]

Changing Your Curl Regimen for Spring: Part 2

{ Monday, 20 April 2015 }

We’re thrilled to be retiring our coats and gloves to storage for the season, and welcoming some warm weather, sun on our skin, and cute Spring dresses. That all said, our wardrobes aren’t the only things that command a change-over—show your curls some springtime love, too! This is the second installment of a three-part series on Changing Your […]